Grief and Loss
|LAURA STAHMAN, MA, MFT, LPC
PhD in German Philosophy and Literature
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Along the way we may have experienced wounds and setbacks that have led us to live in ways that are hurtful to ourselves and to those with whom we relate. We may have experienced deep disappointment, shame, grief and loss, or abuse on both a physical and psychological/spiritual level. We may have lost our way through addiction, deceit, and self-loathing, but deep down we still have a hope that we can find a way forward. My work as a therapist is mainly guided by my belief in the human spirit and our capacity for hope, even in the most "hopeless" of situations.
A therapeutic relationship can best be described as one in which the client feels validated, understood, and supported. In our work together I accompany my clients on a path toward healing that brings forth aspects of the self that have been forgotten or lost along the way. I approach my work with the notion that every client has strengths and resources that will lead toward healing. My job is to support clients' search for those wisdoms that lie just beyond the threshold of lived experience so that they can align with a truer sense of self and their lives' purposes.