Dr. Courtney Knapp

Child & Adolescent Psychologist Serving Orange County, California

Grief and Loss

The experience of grief and loss can be caused by a variety of things from the loss of a family member or friend to a move to a new city.  Stages of grief include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  These stages are non-linear meaning that a child or adolescent may move forward a stage and then backward two stages.  Processing the loss through talking, art, and/or play can help one heal.

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