Elisabeth Kubler-Ross defined five stages of grief which people may face when coping with a tragic event. Not every person will exhibit all five stages, but it is common for people dealing with a tragic event to content with at least two of the five stages below:
The medical definition of complicated grief is any period of grief lasting longer than 12 months. Complicated grief can lead to additional mental disorders such as major depression and borderline personality disorder. Symptoms associated with complicated grief include intense longing for the deceased, inability to form new relationships, and the inability to resume normal life.
La Ventana’s trauma treatment programs in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills can help clients come to terms with their grief and the tragic events that caused the grief. We will perform individual assessment to ensure that we address potential complications and effects of grief such as depression or codependency. Our treatment options include individual and group therapy, psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
La Ventana’s trauma treatment programs in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills have comprehensive experience in handling a variety of mental health disorders. Our professional staff is eager to talk to new clients and their support network about how our individualized care services can guide clients towards recovery. Please feel free to contact us by filling out our online form, calling us at (800) 560-8518, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.