When you think of grief and loss you are typically referring to the loss of loved ones, yet we experience grief when children leave home, loss of career, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of a pet, loss of financial stability, miscarriage, loss of a job, retirement, etc. Coping with loss can be an overwhelming experience which includes many emotions. Avoiding feelings of sadness prolongs the grieving process, which can lead to issues with overall health and well being. Counseling can help you heal, by acknowledging the pain, finding new meaning and moving on in life.