Grief and Loss

For individuals throughout the Denver-metro area in Colorado, participating in psychotherapy after the death of a loved one, friend, or co-worker can help you to feel supported during this difficult time. As a leading psychologist in this area, Dr. Cole offers personalized and specialized grief counseling for those dealing with grief and loss.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please call Dr. Cole at 720-675-7918 or trey.cole16@gmail.com.

Understanding Grief and Loss

When a loved one, friend, pet, or someone close to you dies or becomes ill, it can feel as though your entire world has been turned upside down. This is completely normal, and every person grieves in their own way and in their own time. Grief after a loss, also called bereavement, can present in a number of ways, often affecting physical, emotional, and social reactions. Here are some examples:

  1. Feelings of anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, despair, or even relief
  2. Sleeping problems, changes in appetite, or weight gain/loss
  3. Distance in relationships or a desire for less contact with family and friends

Dr. Cole’s Approach to Grief Counseling

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Some people may feel sad or depressed for several months and then return to their lives normally, while others may feel upset for many years to come. One of the challenges of grieving a loss is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of the loved one, and this often involves developing new routines and, even, a shift in one’s identity. My approach to grief counseling aims to provide a caring and supportive environment that validates how you are feeling. In your own time, we can begin to ask the question, “Where do I go from here?,” and approach the answer to it together.