Kathy* has been coming to CCB for nearly 2 years. When she first came to CCB, she had recently lost one of her sons to a drug overdose. She was deep in the grieving process and unable to stop crying or even leave the house. She also suffered from intense anxiety about the safety of her other loved ones. She felt intense fear that she would never be
herself again. Her physician referred her to CCB because he believed she would benefit from therapy.
Kathy and her therapist worked to help her better understand the grieving process, and to process her own unique experience of grief and loss. They also used some different therapies to help process the trauma and anxiety that came from her loss. Kathy reported that the most helpful thing was her relationship with her therapist. She has stated that she
does not know what she would do without her therapist, who is the perfect fit for her. Now, Kathy has many coping strategies she can use to self soothe when feeling sad or anxious. She can accept her grief without judgment and makes time to process it through journaling or prayer. She has found ways to move forward while still remembering her son. She can spend time with her family with less worry and is able to better connect with her loved ones. She recognizes that life will never be quite the same without her son, but she is able to find hope in this new version of her life.
*Name changed for privacy