Grief Counseling in Bensalem, PA—Counselors, Therapists for Grief and Loss

Grief Counseling in Bensalem, PA—Counselors, Therapists for Grief and Loss

When a loved one passes, the loss can be life changing and the grief unbearable. While the experience is unique to each individual, a devastating loss can feel like one’s heart has been ripped out of their chest; it can feel like there’s a huge gaping hole in everything they’ve known to be true; it can feel like an emptiness that will never be full again. Grief and loss often comes with a great deal of emotions that are hard to endure, or even understand.

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” –Earl Grollman

Fortunately, there are specialists who understand the ins and outs of grief and dedicate their work to helping people process their loss: grief counselors. Grief counselors know that losing a loved one is painful, but they also know that you can come out on the other side and go on to live a happy life again. They want to show you how.

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and think you could benefit from working with a grief counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem. We have grief counselors on staff who are ready to get to work. These individuals are experts in their field; they have the skills, training, and experience you want in a healthcare provider. Not to mention, they truly care about your wellbeing and they want to help improve it. If you are ready to start grief counseling, call Thriveworks Bensalem today at (215) 874-8002. We look forward to working with you!

What Are the Negative Effects of Grief and Loss?

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a normal part of life. That said, when we don’t grieve properly or process the loss we have experienced, we can suffer some negative effects. These include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Lack of focus
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Fear or confusion
  • Losing track of time
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Depression

The grief counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem can help you through the grieving process to prevent or tackle these negative effects. This will involve discussing the loved one lost as well as how the individual feels about the loss. Emotions might include sadness, anger, numbness, guilt, shame, loneliness, and others. Again, grief is a very individualized experience, which means grief counseling needs to be, too. Which brings us to this process:

How Can Counseling Help Me Work Through Grief?

The grief counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem understand just how unique and personal the experience of grief and loss is. They also know how to guide their clients through the bereavement process, based on their unique experience, their emotions, their needs. Your grief counselor will help you to understand and process all of your feelings related to the loss. They might also help you to imagine the trajectory of your life, now that that individual is gone. This is a huge obstacle for many, and it’s important to discuss in grief counseling.

Here at Thriveworks Bensalem, the grief counselors will also consider your culture and/or religion in understanding how you process the loss of an individual. They will keep this in mind when assessing the impact this loss has had on you, as well as helping you to discover helpful techniques for accepting the loss and moving forward with your life.

Schedule an Appointment with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem

If you have recently lost a loved one and need help processing this loss, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem. Our providers are the best of the best—they have unbeatable skills and experience. They also truly care about your wellbeing and want to help you grieve well. Schedule an appointment today by calling (215) 874-8002.

A scheduling specialist will help you to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. You’ll have flexible options to choose from, including evening and weekend sessions. This is just one of many premium mental health benefits that we offer our clients at Thriveworks Bensalem.

If you’re ready to get started, so are we. Call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to joining you on your journey toward healing.

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Thank you Jamie!

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I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
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Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
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Excellent

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Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
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Compassionate and Wise Counsel

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Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
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Jamie Coonan

★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
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Over 35 years ive known frank

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First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
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Frank

★★★★★
I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
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Talk Therapy that helps

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I found Frank during a tough time in my life. I was dealing with some pretty heavy issues related to family and career and suffering from depression and severe anxiety. Frank listened and had a way of making me see things in a different (more positive) light. It's clear he cares deeply about others and genuinely wants to lessen their suffering. I highly recommend Frank as a counselor. His empathy and skills made him more than qualified to assist in my journey to wellness. Frank: thank you for all that you do. You have made my life less dark, and for that I am grateful.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Having been privileged to work with Frank as a colleague I have seen his compassion and care first-hand. Frank is not only a skilled clinician, but genuinely cares. Frank works with individuals at their own pace while challenging them to realize their full potential.
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Frank is a True asset

★★★★★
Have been a colleague of Franks for a couple of years now. What I've seen over the past couple of years is an individual who is constantly striving to be the best he can be, at every task he takes on. When it comes to his clinical skills, Frank has been someone I could always turn to for direction and knowledge if the need ever arose, he's definitely a team player. He always has the clients best interest heart and has a warm sense of ease about him. For those who might be looking for assistance in exploring current struggles, I would highly recommend Frank Yaeger.
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Frank Yaeger

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I first worked with Frank as a client. He was my personal trainer. He not only expanded my understanding and knowledge of physical health, but also gave me the confidence I need to far exceed my initial goals. As the role of a licensed professional counselor (LPC) I had invited Frank to be part of a three-person panel which included two Ph. D’s speaking on the topic of estrangement. The event went extremely well, and Frank’s contributions were very insightful, informative, and offered tangible methods to address estranged love ones. I highly recommend Frank as a therapist. He will provide unwavering empathy, ‘meet you where you are’ and provide the necessary interventions and compassion to have breakthroughs along your therapeutic journey
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Recommendation for Francis Yaeger

★★★★★
I am pleased to recommend my personal friend, Francis Yaeger, as an excellent counselor at Thriveworks, Bensalem. I have known Francis Yaeger (Frank) for over 40 years having been close friends with his sister most of my life and can honestly say he is singularly qualified and committed to helping others deal with intrapersonal issues. Frank has the unique ability to see things from an objective, fact based viewpoint and the ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives. He is skilled at helping patients to look at things in a different way, enabling them to resolve difficult issues by helping them see things from a broader perspective. Frank has years of experience working with family relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction and more. He is a kind and caring person with a strong desire to help others. He interacts well with all ages. If you’re looking for a counselor who is objective, compassionate, and effective; Frank will be an asset to your health care needs.
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Frank Yaeger

★★★★★
Frank is always striving to be a better version of himself. He has a level of passion for life and learning that I've rarely seen in others. He works on a holistic approach to life from every angle; whether for himself or with suggestions to others. His interactions make you feel both that he knows where you’re coming from and where you’d like to go, all the while making you feel heard and supported. I feel that he would make anyone a great therapist!
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