What type of counseling is needed when a person cannot get over the grief of losing a loved one?
Grief and loss counseling helps people grieve difficult losses including the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship. It helps people navigate their grief process and eventually accept, understand, and move forward from their loss. Theriveworks grief therapists in Allentown, PA have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best support grieving individuals.
How does grief and loss counseling work?
Grief and loss counseling isn't one-size-fits-all, but it involves sharing about your loss and then working with your counselor to acknowledge and accept your new reality in its wake. Your Thriveworks provider at Thriveworks in Allentown, PA will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them.
Signs I should seek grief counseling
If you have recently experienced an event like the death of a loved one, a breakup or divorce, the loss of a job, or another major life change, then you may want to seek grief and loss counseling. Grief can be caused by many experiences and events, so if you feel that you are having trouble moving on from a certain event or find that it is still impacting your life and functioning, grief and loss counseling can help you process it more effectively so that you can move on and once again find fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.
What counseling theory is best for grief?
There are many counseling theories for treating grief, one of the most frequently used being the dual process model of grief which helps people acknowledge who or what they've lost through rumination while also adjusting to the new roles and identities that this loss has now placed on them. There are also many commonly used therapy approaches used in grief and loss counseling, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and traumatic grief therapy.
Is grief counseling conducted in person or online?
Grief & loss counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.
How long does grief counseling last?
For many, grief and loss counseling lasts for about 6 months. For others, it may last shorter or longer, depending on the severity of their loss and their grief.
Need more help deciding?
Are you suffering from some sort of loss? Grief is a response to loss and is process that we all go through and is a normal part of life. However, coping with grief and loss is extremely difficult and one of the hardest challenges you may have to overcome. You may be experiencing disbelief, anger, guilt, fear, or sadness. We are usually resilient and the painful feelings of grief and loss diminish in intensity over time. However, sometimes the feelings of grief and loss take over your life. It can push you into a state of despair. If you have been having problems functioning at work or home, unable to stop crying, lost interest in things, or been lashing out at family and friends, you may need assistance. Thriveworks-Allentown can help.
How Can Thriveworks-Allentown Help?
Whether it be the loss of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, friend, pet, or even your health, home, or job, Thriveworks-Allentown can help you throughout this difficult process. You don’t have to suffer in grief in loss by yourself. Our grief and loss counselors at Thriveworks-Allentown have experience with the stages of loss and the wide range of emotions associated with it. There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief, but we can help you move past the denial, anger, sadness, or fear. We can help you move forward and rebuild your life again. We can help you talk about the difficult feelings you are having, understand and accept those feelings, give you strategies to cope, help you reconnect with others, and assist you in building new rituals. We can help you and others in your family as well. It’s not easy, but it’s easier with someone to talk to and someone that can partner with you on this journey. Don’t suffer alone any longer. Let us help you heal and recover!
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