Loss and grief therapy
It feels as if a rug was pulled from underneath you
It doesn’t even matter how slow or fast, it threw you you far and hard, and now here you are trying to figure out what’s next. It seems rather surreal.
It’s almost as if the world, your world has stopped, and yet people and things around you are still moving as if not much happened or changed.
It’s a like a separate reality.
You feel disoriented, confused and detached and you wonder how you got here and where to go
Like sand slipping between your fingers life around you seems more like a movie passing by.
How do you reconcile and blend the two worlds? Where do you begin? What step is next? You have wondered. How do you proceed?
You might be wishing you could enter new/ old reality. Part of you wants to keep going. You want to feel steady and confident on your feet again, having clarity, focus and motivation to keep moving or dare we say enjoy life again the way you used to, even if for a moment.
But how do you do that – you wonder.
This is just not like you
While you feel ambivalent about number of things right now, the fact of the matter is you have always gotten through life no matter the challenge.
Things are different now. Your reality has shifted. Your perspective on life and what’s important and meaningful to you shifted. What do you do now? Even the part of you that wants to keep moving is a bit immobilized.
Let us help you rebuild.
We are here to help.
You do not have to feel lost, detached or feel the whole gamut of emotions and behaviors all at once or without much control.
When you seek loss and grief counseling at Lotus:
- You will work in a healing, nurturing environment with a counselor who gets it and understands that we all grieve losses and transitions differently
- You will practice being present with your experience of grief as a way of healing in a supportive environment
- You will gain skills to navigate your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions effectively, experiencing the full range of human experience without breaking you
- You will work with your emotions and reactions while establishing a meaningful direction evolving your loss and grief process and goals
- We will help you to sidestep the pain avoidance cycle and learn to give voice to your pain as you shift in forward movement and recovery
Our team gets it and we are here to support you. Our therapists have been trained to address loss and grief no matter how small or simple, big or complex your loss or transition. We are here to walk with you on your path to healing and recovery. Life wasn’t always like this. You used to have direction and enjoyed the small and big things in life without much trouble, guilt, anxiety or losing your sense of self.
For some of us grief, loss and transition bring a wide and often confusing range of emotions and behavioral changes including anger, denial, bargaining, crying spells, changes in sleep and appetite, impact on productivity.
While recovery doesn’t happen in a set period of time, in normal grief, symptoms and their frequency evolve over time but you do not have to navigate this alone.
You can regain balance and connection in your life. You can find fulfillment when life hurts
Whether you are navigating death of a loved one, injury or serious illness, violent crime, freak accident or disaster, bankruptcy, divorce or other losses and transitions, whatever stage of grief you find yourself in give us a call or email us. We are here to help.
What to expect from loss and grief therapy at Lotus
Counseling for loss and grief at Lotus is intended to help you to process your loss, stabilize and move through pain in a meaningful way. Our team is here to help you unpack layers, or loss and grief, provide effective, evidence based strategies and walk with you as you clarify and pursue life that is important to you. Whether you hope to spend more quality time with friends and family, get back to places and things you are passionate about and want to explore or living life with contentment, clarity, focus and joy again, we will walk with you, allowing small steps pave the way to healing.
We do what works
We use evidence-based treatment approaches informed by the best science available and what research and direct practice have shown to be effective.
This includes mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We incorporate basics from theories such as Kubler Ross of loss and grief model and Worden’s Tasks of Grieving.
Together we decide if we are a good fit, schedule your first appointment and begin a thorough assessment.
Most clients seeking help with loss and grief concerns are seen weekly for a 55min session each week. For those who need more intensive work, we meet twice per week or refer out to higher level of care. Clients who have been in therapy before and are coming for recovery maintenance can quickly start scheduling meetings every other week. Thoughtful assessment and communication help us determine best course of treatment for you. If your needs change so does treatment planning.
It is possible to live a fuller life
Insurance and payment options
We accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield insurance, Blue Care Network including Premier Care, Michigan Care, Aetna, United Healthcare, Priority Health, Multiplan and Cigna via Multiplan. We are also happy to provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance. Some insurance plans offer out of network benefits. Our out of pocket fee is $145 – $170 and we have some sliding scale options.
We accept cash, check and credit payments as well as HAS/FSA cards.
You are not alone. We understand, and we are here to help
Our professional team at Lotus is here to walk with you one step at the time, leaning into discomfort and pain, moving forward intentionally. It’s easy to lose perspective and no longer see how we can also contribute to our struggle. We are here to help you heal and regain perspective, clarity and focus.
At Lotus Consulting
We offer safe and judgment free environment, deeply caring, compassionate and highly trained professional, multidisciplinary team. You can begin to recover while feeling heard. We offer emotion regulation, distress tolerance skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, mindfulness and acceptance training and more. We help you expand your psychological flexibility and pursue valued living.
Live the life that is meaningful to you
Our team of licensed therapists will help you refocus on what you value in life by cutting through the noise and distractions of pain and maladaptive coping, leaning into discomfort and integrating effective tools.
Is to provide a deeply caring, compassionate care, safe and judgment free environment coupled with evidence-based therapies to help you and all of our clients live a richer, fuller and more satisfying life.
Concerns we treat in addition with loss and grief issues include but are not limited to:
If you are experience any of these, see our service page for these concerns to learn more about them and Lotus treatment. Know that we address and treat a wide range of concerns from stress management and general mental health and wellness, transitions and identity concerns to specialized mental health for concerns such as trauma and eating disorders. This list here is not all inclusive. It is but a sample of how we work and what you can expect at Lotus.
We are deeply passionate about mental health and wellness as well as social justice issues
The clinical approaches of our team members vary within the spectrum of evidence-based treatments ranging from mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Prolonged Exposure treatment. All of us at Lotus believe in and conduct our work from a place of empowerment and inclusion, drawing from multicultural competence.
How to schedule
Your next steps
It is possible to experience joy, contentment and satisfaction again. You will be able to pursue the life that matters to you, experience increased level of fulfillment the more you live life consistent with your values.
Right now, serenity feels far off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start taking the necessary steps to start and continue the healing process.
You will feel empowered to write the ending of your story. We at Lotus look forward to guiding you in this process. To schedule an appointment call today.
Lotus Consulting is a premier outpatient treatment and wellness center helping adult clients 18 years old and older with loss and grief, food, body image concerns, eating disorders, addictions, stress, anxiety, depression and mood concerns, trauma, relationships, transitions, performance enhancement and more. Located in Ann Arbor, Lotus is easily accessible to individuals in Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton and surrounding areas.
Find out more about us HERE.