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The Types of Loss You May Experience and How to Manage Grief

Losing a loved one can be a devastating life event that impacts your happiness and relationships. Grief is a natural response to loss; however, some experience worse pain than others.

Symptoms of Loss

Different types of loss may cause symptoms like:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Fatigue
  • Anger
  • Insecurity
  • Loss of appetite


At Grief Counseling San Diego, we can help you understand the common types of grief and how to overcome them.

Young Widowhood

Losing a spouse, especially early in life, can lead to feelings of abandonment and guilt. In modern society, we plan long futures with our partners and build identities around that structure. Having a partner pass before seeing those dreams come to fruition can lead to painful grief.

Our therapists help young widows and widowers confront their grief through a healthy lens. We offer mindfulness strategies so that grief does not sour joyful memories. You can move on in life or even form new meaningful relationships by learning the right coping strategies.

Sibling Loss

You may feel closer to brothers or sisters than anyone else in your life. Losing a sibling is a difficult experience to overcome. An empty seat at the table may remind you of your mortality and have you longing for the past.

At Grief Counseling San Diego, we work you through the struggles of losing a sibling. We provide a holistic approach to your therapy to ease your grief. Our therapists promote lifestyle habits and education that help you feel in control of your emotions.

Parental Loss

Losing a parent is something that many of us will likely experience at some point in our lives. Mothers and fathers have unique and seemingly inseparable relationships with their children.

Losing a nurturing and guiding figure in your life may leave you feeling stuck in the water.

We help you find peace with the situation through behavioral and talk therapy. Our facilities offer a comfortable and safe space to express your emotions and discuss your grief.

Suicide Loss

When someone takes their own life, the consequences are tragic for loved ones. If you experience grief over suicide, you may feel survivor guilt, confusion, or anger.

While these responses are natural to types of loss relating to suicide, we can teach you how to ground yourself. Our therapy solutions help you work through these difficult times with family therapy, group counseling, and one-on-one sessions.

Traumatic Loss

Traumatic grief may occur when you witness the death of a loved one in particularly unpleasant conditions or environments. Some of the most common causes involve:

  • The loss of a loved one through violent means
  • Witnessing the suffering of a loved one as they pass
  • Seeing the sudden or preventable death of a loved one
  • Identifying a loved one after an accident
  • Surviving an accident that caused the loss of a loved one


Treating traumatic grief requires a careful approach that resembles PTSD therapy. We ensure that our patients feel safe discussing their experiences and help them manage traumatic responses for the future.

Caregiver Loss

Caregivers provide nourishment and safety to those they look after. Suppose you manage common disorders, like sensorineural hearing loss (a type of hearing loss that affects aging adults).

In that case, you may rely on these individuals to help you through the day.

The loss of a caregiver can lead to feelings of uncertainty and personal insecurity.

A loss that impacts the living quality of others can be challenging to overcome without support. Our therapists practice ethical solutions for those managing disabilities.

Pet Loss

Never underestimate the impact a pet might have on someone’s life. Animals can truly be our best friends at the lowest and highest points of life. Since we live longer than most of them, it can be challenging to cross the bridge of grief when the time comes.

If you had to put a pet to sleep, you might experience anticipatory grief. Our counselors help you overcome these moments to move forward with life.

Contact us today to learn more about the types of loss you might experience. Schedule an appointment in San Diego, CA, at Grief Counseling San Diego by clicking the red “Book Appointment” button.

Our Other Grief Counseling Services

Bereavement Counseling

Overcoming grief is not easy. Many struggle to overcome the pain of losing a loved one, which can significantly impact your relationships and work.

Bereavement counseling is an excellent way to ground yourself and reconnect with happiness.

Our therapists work at your pace for the best results.

Animal Grief Counseling

We typically outlive our pets, and the pain of losing them can take a toll on our mental health. At Grief Counseling San Diego, we do not judge how loss affects your mental health.

We offer animal grief counseling so you have the support you need after losing a pet.

We help you manage your feelings constructively so that the death of a pet will not keep you from enjoying life.

Complicated Grief Counseling

If you feel you are struggling to move past the stages of grief over time, reach out to our office.

Complicated grief affects nearly a quarter of those who experience loss. Our counselors will identify problematic symptoms and help you find effective coping strategies.

We provide comprehensive therapy options, like mindfulness and behavioral therapy. Our complicated grief counseling can help you find the strength to move on.

Couples Grief Counseling

Shared feelings of loss can shake the foundation of any relationship. If you have concerns that grief negatively impacts you and your partner, try couples grief counseling.

Our therapists implement practical solutions, reinforcing communication and empathy in your relationship. It is frightening to feel like another loved one may leave when you are grieving.

You can feel confident with our services, knowing you have relationship support during these challenging times.

Grief In The Workplace

Loss affects many facets of life, including work. If you struggle to manage emotions, you may fail to meet expectations on the job.

These workspaces may not be the best environment to find support for your grief.

We offer counseling services for those who struggle with grief in the workplace. Utilize our resources to get back on track with your routine.

Our counselors will support you regardless of your background or industry.

Understanding Types Of Loss

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Grief Support Group Pricing

6 Week Program ~ Small Groups ~ Six 90-Minute Sessions

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Pay A $695 One-Time Fee Today

Pay $395 Today, $200 In Week 3, & $100 In Week 6

Grief Support 1-on-1 Pricing

8 Week Program ~ Eight Sessions

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Pay A $1400 One-Time Fee Today

Pay $1000 Today & $400 In Week 3

Pay $500 Today, $500 In Week 3, & $400 In Week 6

Grief Support Group Pricing

8 Week Program ~ Small Groups ~ Eight 90-Minute Sessions

Choose a payment plan that works for you.

Pay A $795 One-Time Fee Today

Pay $395 Today, $200 In Week 3, & $200 In Week 6