Providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and families.


Grief and Loss Counseling

Coping with Lost Opportunities

For most people, loss is an inevitable part of life. We lose things every day – and they range from trivial to essential. Losing our keys differs greatly from losing a loved one or losing the opportunity to achieve our dreams.

Most grief and loss therapy focuses on the loss of a beloved family member or pet. But at The Family Center, we recognize the grief that results from lost dreams, skills, and opportunities. Our solutions-oriented approach to therapy leads to real results that help you move forward – whether you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one or the loss of an opportunity.

Coping with Traditional Loss

The Family Center has several distinguished clinicians on staff, including Dr. Shep Jeffreys, who has written countless articles on grief and loss during his decades-long career.

Our clinicians have specialized training working with grieving children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with one or more of the following situations:

  • Death of a loved one
  • Perinatal and prenatal loss
  • Grieving children
  • Pet loss
  • Terminal illness
  • Death by suicide
  • End of life concerns
  • Major life transitions
  • Traumatic loss

We also recognize the following situations as meriting grief and loss support services:

  • Being passed over for a promotion
  • Ending a romantic relationship
  • Ending a friendship
  • Being rejected by a college or university
  • Failing to earn a spot on a sports team
  • And more

Have you experienced a failure recently? Were you passed over for a promotion? Were you rejected by the college of your choice? If so, you deserve therapy to help you cope with your grief and move forward.

Call us at (410) 531-5087 today to request a grief and loss consultation.