Grief is a natural reaction and part of our life cycle when we are faced with personal loss and/or significant life changes. Regardless, when it happens, it is often harder and more difficult than anticipated. Having support through the process can ensure movement through the grief in a healthy way. Grief therapy focuses on helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in a healthy manner. This would include helping the individual recognize normal aspects of grieving, cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported and develop coping mechanisms and strategies for seeking support and self-care.