A Q&A with Nina Westbrook, LMFT via GOOP
Grief is part of life. But just because it’s natural doesn’t mean we’re expected to know how to process it all on our own. We need to be shown what remains in our world after someone we love has died. We need as much community support and comfort as we can get—at any age, but especially when we’re kids.
“Even though loss can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, it’s one of the most important times to show up for your child or a young person in your life who is experiencing and going through that grief,” says Nina Westbrook, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a mom of three, and the founder of The Little Ark and Minibrook. Opening the door to the hard conversation, says Westbrook, helps them know that the feelings they’re going through are normal.