I utilize psychodynamic theory in my practice. Sometimes I worry that just the word of it sounds intense or old school. But in very simple terms all it really means is looking at our relationships and examining patterns of relating and living!
It does not matter how long ago or how the loss occurred. Saying goodbye, or not being able to say goodbye is life's toughest stuff.
Life is a a dance. You learn as you go. Thats true! But sometimes trite sayings are not enough to get you through. Talking with an experienced therapist can help.
We all get sad. But sometimes it is more than that. Often clients feel even more sad because they cant figure out the reason "why." Sometimes there is no one why! But therapy can help sort out some of the contributing factors as well as alleviate the feelings guilt that often comes along with depression.