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Grief & Loss Treatment for Women

Grief can be triggered by many events in life. People often associate grief with the death of a loved one, but grief can occur whenever something important is lost. Divorce, the loss of a job, or having to give up a life-long dream can all affect us dramatically. Even smaller events can trigger less intense feelings of grief. Grief is a healthy part of coping with loss, and most people move through the grieving process and achieve resolution naturally.

In some cases, however, the grieving process is interrupted. This can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes, people do not have the freedom to grieve due to family, personal or professional demands. For example, someone dealing with the loss of a parent may be forced to focus more on practical matters, such as arranging care for the other parent or wrapping up other end-of-life issues. Grieving gets put on the back burner while more immediate needs are met.

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Avery Lane’s Effective Strategy for Grief & Loss in Recovery

In other cases, a traumatic loss may cause the person to put off grieving because it is too painful to address at the time. While this may be a solution in the short term, eventually the person will need to confront the pain. Other times, the person may not have the emotional skills necessary to move through the process on her own.

Grief and Loss Therapy is an important part of addiction treatment at Avery Lane because unresolved feelings of loss can lead to substance misuse. When dealing with emotional pain, women may turn to drugs and alcohol to dull the pain. When the feelings persist, such self-medication can result in ongoing substance misuse and subsequent addiction.

At Avery Lane, Grief and Loss Therapy is a way of helping our women whose grieving process has stalled or remains incomplete for any number of reasons. It is also useful in cases where the triggering event for our women participants was trauma in any of its forms. Grief and Loss Therapy helps women in treatment at Avery Lane work through the phases of grief when it first occurs so that it does not become a recurring problem later. However, in cases where the grief event is long past, the therapy can help women confront feelings that they had avoided at the time. In either case, our goal is to provide a chance for healthy grieving and resolution of painful feelings.

Move Past Grief & Loss

Our dedicated team is committed to helping women navigate through their grief, transform their pain into strength, and foster resilience for a healthier, more fulfilling life. To explore how we can support you or your loved one on this healing journey, please call us today at (800) 270-2406.

Transform Your Life with Mental Health Care

Avery Lane provides expertly designed treatment programs for various mental health conditions, including:


Therapy, anti-anxiety medications, and mindfulness.

Bipolar Disorder

A multi-faceted approach to bipolar disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Addressed with DBT, CBT, and medication.


Overcome codependency with healthy boundaries.


Combining multiple therapeutic methods.

Grief and Loss

Nurturing resilience indifficult times.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Actively confront and overcome PTSD.

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What Women Experience

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Camille Open Door at Avery Lane Womens Rehab Novato

We were all so fortunate to find Avery Lane when our daughter was at a low point. An initial diagnosis was confirmed by staff and the time spent there in recovery was very beneficial to both our daughter and ourselves. Our daughter was able to find out why she was behaving the way she was and was given many tools to help her recovery.

D.A. and J.A. - Parents of Avery Lane Alumni

What Women Experience

Hear What Our Alumni Has To say about Avery Lane

I can only say that seeking help is the first big step. I am so grateful to have found the team at Avery Lane…this past year has been far from easy or simple. I’ve had my moments of doubt, crisis, despair, loneliness…. but in each of those instances I had an incredible group of women to help me through my journey…reminding me of the many tools at my disposal, the strength of my soul and the freedom that comes when you face your worst fears.

D.R. - Avery Lane Alumni

My daughter chose to go to Avery Lane because it was founded by a woman, run by women and only treated women. It gave her a safe sanctuary to heal as well as peace of mind for us, her parents, who did not want her in a co-ed treatment program."

C.H - Mother of Avery Lane Alumni