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counseling to get past a great loss

Sometimes things can get to be more than you can handle. I know this from my own personal experience. I suffered a great loss and after a year of trying to cope with that loss on my own, I knew that it was time for me to reach out for some help. I was missing work, didn't want to do much of anything and just didn't feel like myself. I started seeing a counselor each week, and it has helped. If you are struggling to recover after a loss, this blog may be able to help you find the help you need to get past it.

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Times In Your Life To See A Therapist

by Jessica Mason

What many people do not realize is that just about anyone in the world would benefit from seeing a therapist. Therapy is not just something for people with diagnosed mental illnesses or the like. It is for everybody. And there are specific times in a person's life where they would most benefit from therapy. These are things that most everybody goes through and often could use some extra help or support. Get to know some of the various times in your life that you may want to see a therapist. Then, when you are going through any of these issues, you can contact a therapist as soon as possible to set up an appointment. 


Divorce is a difficult issue for anyone to face. The ending of a marriage is sad, but can also cause a whole slew of other emotions including anger, depression, frustration, stress, and more. And what most people don't realize is that divorce can be traumatic. 

Many people associate trauma with victims of war or something like that, but there are all different types of trauma in the world. Divorce is one type, and it can affect you deeply. 

Going to therapy when you are going through a divorce can help you learn to cope with the various emotions you are feeling, deal with depression and PTSD if those conditions develop, and more. Therapists will be there to listen to you, help you develop coping strategies, give you resources to help you with issues associated with the divorce, and more. 

Loss of a Loved One

The loss of a loved one is another issue in your life that may lead you to seek out therapist services. When you lose someone close to you, grief can overwhelm you. Coping with grief is not easy and can prove quite troublesome for many people. 

Grief is not a one size fits all scenario. Everybody experiences it differently. Some people may seem to breeze through it, but secretly be suffering severe depression. Others may wear their heart on their sleeve and have trouble with work and other responsibilities because they are swimming in grief emotions. 

Whatever the case may be for you, a therapist can help. Therapists are trained to help people cope with and process their grief. They can help you come up with ways to express your emotions that are healthy and productive. They can help you come up with ways to honor your deceased loved one if you would like. They can help you with every step of the grieving process. 

Now that you know a couple of the times in your life that you should see a therapist, you can be sure you schedule an appointment right away if these situations are currently affecting you. 

If you have additional questions, reach out to someone like Donald McEachran, PHD.