Grief and Loss Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Birmingham
Grief is a powerful emotion. It is one of the major life stressors; one that many people need help dealing with, possibly long after the death has occurred. Grief counseling is a form of therapy or mental health counseling that helps a person deal with their emotions and thoughts after the loss of a loved one. This is also sometimes known as bereavement counseling.
Even if a loss is expected, perhaps after a long illness, the death of a loved one causes a flood of emotions. Although we all know that death is a natural part of life, it is also one of the most painful. Sometimes, it is possible to process these emotions and feelings on your own. For others, the death of a loved one is too much to bear.
Signs that grief is becoming overwhelming may include:
- Replaying the days before the death obsessively
- Cumbersome anxiety and possibly panic attacks
- Disconnection from previous activities and hobbies
- Struggles with anger
- Avoidance of any remembrance of the deceased
- Constant crying, or inability to stop crying
- Sleeping too much or insomnia
- Onset or exacerbation of addictions
Even if you are not experiencing emotions as extreme as these, you may just be having a hard time functioning in daily life. At Thriveworks, we understand that things may never return to “normal.” We are committed to helping you discover that life after this loss is possible. We can be a trusted partner for this healing process.
Our counselors and therapists have been featured in many reputable news outlets and academic publications such as The Boston Globe and The Journal of Mental Health Counseling. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.
We have appointments available in the next 24 hours for most new clients. There is no need to suffer alone any longer. It would be our honor to help you create a new normal after your loss.