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Dr. Cassidy Blair, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist | PSY 22022

Dr. Cassidy Blair, Psy.D.

Grief and Bereavement Support For the Death of a Loved One

Coping with the death of a spouse, close friend, or family member is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can go through. Although it’s a natural part of living, having someone you love taken away from you can be particularly shocking and easily put you into a state of mental and emotional turmoil.

The fact is, it’s perfectly natural (and healthy) to grieve after experiencing loss. Over time, the sadness will diminish, and eventually, you’ll be able to adjust and come to terms with your loss. However, for others, the grieving process can be prolonged, or prevent them from moving on. Serious depression can develop and hinder abilities to enjoy life or even carry out daily activities.

At Blair Wellness Group, we understand that although death is a natural part of life, people deal with it in many different ways. Grieving is normal, but it’s also important to remember that it’s a process. It’s not something you experience at the funeral and then instantly feel better. It’s going to take time, and for many people, therapy is a necessary path that will help them explore their feelings and better manage their sadness, guilt, or anxiety that is preventing them from healing. If you’re looking for grief and bereavement support near Beverly Hills, we encourage you to reach out to us to schedule an appointment.

Coming to Terms With Your Loss

Grief can take on many different forms. Although you may think you have progressed through your sadness, there are many behaviors and emotions that are influenced by or the result of grieving. The following are a few examples:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Withdrawing from social situations
  • Feelings of anger, guilt, or depression
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Feeling alone and distant from others

Coping with the death of someone who was close to you will take time, but it can also remind you of how precious life is and give you a renewed sense of purpose and direction. The following are some strategies that may be beneficial for helping you to come to terms with your loss.

Talk About It

Sometimes when something is incredibly painful, all you want to do is ignore it and not think about it. However, taking the avoidance approach will not make you feel better — it will only hinder the healing process. Instead, acknowledge your feelings and talk about them with others. No matter how difficult at first, doing so will help you to start progressing through the grieving process.

Acknowledge and Accept Your Emotions

Feelings can be overwhelming, uncomfortable, and sometimes even paralyzing. The only way to lessen their hold over you is to acknowledge them as normal and realize that it’s perfectly acceptable to feel the way you’re feeling. Only then will you be able to process them and progress to a new emotional state.

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  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Food Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gaming Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Social Media Addiction
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Practice Self-Care

The grieving process can take a toll on your physical health as well as your emotional health. You’re likely to feel more tired, but you may not be able to get a good night’s sleep. You also might not feel like eating or if you do, you may indulge in unhealthy foods as a way to feel “better” even if for just a short time. However, there is a direct connection between physical and mental wellness, and not taking care of one can have an impact on the other. That’s why it’s important to take care of your body during times of emotional stress.

Reach Out To Others

It’s easy to become consumed with sadness, guilt, and depression when you isolate yourself from the rest of the world. That’s why it’s important for your emotional healing to make a concerted effort to reach out to others during this most difficult time. Whether you call up a friend to discuss what you’re feeling, or you make a date to just grab a coffee and talk about nothing in particular, making time to venture out and spend time with others can go a long way in helping you with your grief.

Acknowledge and Accept Your Emotions

Feelings can be overwhelming, uncomfortable, and sometimes even paralyzing. The only way to lessen their hold over you is to acknowledge them as normal and realize that it’s perfectly acceptable to feel the way you’re feeling. Only then will you be able to process them and progress to a new emotional state.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Everyone reacts differently to death. Some people may have a particularly difficult time coping with their emotions or don’t feel as though they are progressing and healing as they should. If you are having a hard time managing after the death of a loved one, don’t be afraid to ask for help. A psychologist trained in grief and bereavement counseling can help you build resilience and create a strategy to better manage and progress through what you’re feeling.

Are you looking for grief and bereavement support near Beverly Hills? Blair Wellness group can offer a comforting and healing environment to process your feelings and progress toward a place of healing. Contact us today to schedule an in-person, telephone, or virtual teletherapy meeting.

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Discover effective solutions for addiction at Blair Wellness Group today. Call us at 310.999.4996 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and the close-by areas. We offer evening and weekend appointments for our concierge patients and all patients upon request.

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At Blair Wellness Group, we are here to meet your clinical needs at any time.

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We support our clients to reach their goals and objectives through maintaining an adaptive lifestyle.

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With more than 15 years of experience in providing psychological services, we are confident in our expertise.

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We are dedicated to our client’s wellbeing. Our team has the extensive training to provide quality care for all of our clients.

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We offer evening and weekend appointments for our concierge patients and all patients upon request. Call us today at 310-999-4996 to discuss how Blair Wellness Group can help you overcome addiction,
depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and other disorders.

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In-person, Teletherapy, Online, and Telepsych Available 7 days a week.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Cassidy Blair and team of professionals are available to provide a variety of psychological services, therapy, and Concierge treatment during weekdays, evenings, and on weekends.