1650 38th St Suite 100E

Boulder, CO 80301

541.513.7769

katiemmarkley@gmail.com

Are you unsure when the pain will subside from your loss?

 

Do you feel as if you’re just getting by everyday?

 

Loss brings the whole spectrum of human emotions to the surface in a kind of technicolor intensity. Feeling isolated, hopeless, betrayed, depressed, rageful, guilty and numb are very common experiences for people.

Grief Work

Although grief feels awful it may seem like it’s a purely negative experience because of the intensity, disorientation and sadness that accompanies it. American culture often does not value the full process of grief  and the transformation that can occur. It’s really easy to get caught up in the mentality that you may be feeling from the world around you. There’s lot’s of cultural messages such as, “get over it” or “remember the good times,” or “it’s best if you get through this as quick as possible.”

 

Grief is actually one of the most transformative human experiences and, with the right support, can deepen our sense of appreciation for our life, our relationships and the world around us.

 

I experienced a number of profound losses at a young age. Loss has brought me to know the depths of my soul and has also shown me the fragility of existence.  

I like to think of loss as a deep calling to reevaluate one’s life, redefine what matters and how you choose to live in it.  A key part of grief work is to take care of yourself and slow down enough so you’re able to work through the complex psychological, emotional and spiritual material you’re facing.  Loss provides an opportunity to get in touch with what it means to feel truly alive. However, it also pushes nearly everyone to feel incredible states of emptiness, yearning and sorrow.

My job as your therapist is to help guide you in the process of feeling cared for and supported so that you emerge from your loss with more insight and power.  I bring my heart to every session so you can feel that you’re in a space where you can embrace the multitude of emotions and metabolize them into a new, integrated outlook on life.

 

Working with others and intimately knowing the road to overcoming my own grief has given me the confidence to say, there’s no reason to do this alone. With the right support and guidance the journey can be fruitful. I wish for you peace of mind, ease in your body, and a renewed sense of hope.

"Grief never ends... but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief  is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith... It's the price of love."

 ~Unknown