Dian Grier is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California and has been in practice for over 13 years. She possesses a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in business from Washington State University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Her innovative programs regarding therapy have been recognized in the Bakersfield Californian, NASW CA, Social Workers Speak, Tehachapi News, and the Bakersfield Californian.
Crying and anger help the body release and anger keeps them from moving backwards in their journey to healing. Remember you are there for them not yourself. If the person is dealing with grief or loss, remember it comes in waves on its own schedule. Remind them of that and sit comfortably with their pain. This may help bolster their self-esteem. Encourage walks together and do your best to help them re-engage in life. Remind them to tell themself that they should be extra kind to themselves during this time and to have an attitude of self-compassion.21 April 2021