Description: The experience of loss is a universal phenomenon that, while frequently challenging and distressing, is often transformational. Most people develop skills and attitudes over a lifetime that allow them to manage the distress and assimilate the losses, even difficult losses, into their lives in a satisfactory manner. Nevertheless, loss and grief appear as familiar themes in the lives of psychotherapy clients in a variety of settings. They may be the primary source of client difficulties or just as often serve as contributing or complicating factors in other areas.
Source: Counseling Strategies for Loss and Grief by Keren M. Humphrey