Beverly Hills, MI Grief Counseling

Counseling for Grief and Bereavement—Beverly Hills, MI

Have you lost a beloved family member or friend? Maybe you can relate to Michael’s experience.

Michael lost his brother a few months ago. They were not just brothers; they were also best friends. Michael and his brother did everything together, and now, most of what Michael used to enjoy and love about life is now a painful reminder that he has lost his best friend. At work, Michael has been having a hard time concentrating, and he has starting having vivid dreams at night. Michael wonders if life will ever feel normal without his brother.

The death of a loved one might be one of life’s most excruciatingly painful experiences. After losing a loved one, people often and understandably feel grief, but people also grieve after any kind of loss: disabling accident, moving, job loss, or death of a pet to name a few.

Grief is a universal human experience because everybody experiences loss in some way, shape, or form. People often find help processing their grief and rebuilding a new normal through grief counseling.

Thriveworks Beverly Hills, MI’s therapist have walked grief’s difficult path with many clients, and they loving seeing their clients find happiness again. Grief therapy is not a magic formula that makes life better in an instant, but over time and a counselor’s guidance, many people have found the help they needed through counseling for grief and loss.

The Complexity of Grief

Loss may be sudden and unexpected. After an accident, an injury, or a natural disaster, life instantly changes—without warning.

Sometimes, people can anticipate loss, possibly even plan for it. When people move or change careers, they often prepare for months or years, but they also often experience grief. Even during an expected loss, intense and diverse emotions can arise.

People can feel a wide range of emotions during grief. These are often complex but unique to each person’s particular loss. If you are mourning a loss, you may also be experience one or more of these emotions …

  • Loneliness
  • Sorrow
  • Helpless
  • Relief
  • Anger
  • Restlessness
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Fatigue
  • Shock
  • Numbness
  • Apathy
  • Yearning
  • Confusion
  • Impatience
  • Yearning

Have you felt some of these as you have mourned? There is no correct way to feel during grief. Depending upon the circumstances, you may have felt one of the emotions on this list. You may have felt something that is not on the list. You may have felt several of the emotions from the list, all at once. Regardless, your experiences and feelings are legitimate. Giving yourself freedom to feel anything is important.

It may also be helpful to have a grief counselor guide you as you cope with these varied and complex feelings. Thriveworks Beverly Hills’s grief therapists have helped many people mourn well and find meaning have a loss.

Should I Start Therapy for My Grief?

People often face mental health challenges with the onset of grief, and they have found grief therapy helpful in processing their grief and overcoming these challenges. Counseling may be helpful if you have experienced …

  • A preoccupation with the circumstances of a loved one’s death
  • Intense anxiety or panic attacks
  • Decreased desire to participate in everyday life
  • Avoiding any reminder of the deceased
  • Overwhelming resentment or anger
  • Inability to control emotions
  • Feelings of meaningless or depression
  • Substance abuse or addiction

What Happens at Grief Counseling?

Grief therapy at Thriveworks Beverly Hills, MI is tailored to each individual client because everybody faces loss in a unique way. But generally speaking, grief counseling has two objectives.

1) Process the Past
Sometimes, the first step forward means taking a step back to reflect upon the loss. People cannot go around their grief. They have to go through it. Grief counseling often helps people work through the emotions that arise during loss in order to deal with the loss in a healthy way.

2) Plan for the Future
As people process their emotions about a loss, they often come to accept their new reality and are thus able to plan for their future. Sometimes, accepting reality means making major life adjustments and making room for something new—new relationships, new routines, new perspectives, and more.

There is no quick-fix or shortcut to heal from grief. But many of our clients are so glad they reached out for help while walking through loss—one of life’s toughest challenges.

Appointments for Grief Counseling

Are you walking through a difficult loss? Do you think grief counseling could help you find your way? The therapists at Thriveworks Beverly Hills, MI care about your journey and are ready to offer their support.

We have done our best to ensure that setting up an appointment for grief counseling is as easy as possible. When you call, we can often schedule your appointment within 24 hours. We also make evening and weekend appointments available, and we do not keep a waitlist.

Grief can be a lonely process. Do not walk that road alone. Call to begin grief therapy with a Thriveworks Beverly Hills counselor as your trusted guide.

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Great therapist

Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
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Lindsey is great!

I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
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I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
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Review for Sandra Quigley

*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa.

I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
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Moving with meaning

Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
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I wouldn’t recommend it – one of the worst therapists I’ve ever seen

The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
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Couldn’t be happier

We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
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Comfortable, private space for anyone and everyone in the family to get the personal time and space they need.
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She helped change my life

Dear Marcy, I can't thank you enough for recommending your therapist Dawn Gaden to me. She has helped change my life. I have always struggled with feeling misunderstood. But recently I fell into a deep depression; beyond something I could resolve myself. Therapy was required for my recovery. Since childhood I have been weary of therapists because I would talk through my problems but I didn't get tools and strategies to handle my problems better. Dawn has changed that. For the first time I leave each appointment not only relieved from having talked my issues through, but more importantly with tools to help me move forward. She has introduced me to methods I had considered silly, but now I could live without. I am proud of the person I am becoming and the journey I have chosen to take. Thank you for all you have done to change my life and my family's future.
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She Inspires Hope

I found Sandra Quigley on the web while searching for a Christian counselor. I was having a lot of anxiety about making a career change. She not only helped through the anxieties, she also helped me with concerns in my personal life. Sandra's non-judgmental and compassionate approach, made me feel comfortable and hopeful.
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Karen Waldrop

Ms. Waldrop is an active listener and excellent problem solver. She offers practical resolutions to everyday problems for those suffering with depression, life changes, anxiety, and stress. She provides empathy in a quiet manner with a gentle sense of humor. She is capable to offer a variety of tools for those seeking positive and lasting life changes. If you are seeking someone with whom you can discuss your deepest personal issues in a confidential manner I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Waldrop as your therapist.
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Everything I needed

I found Sandra Quigley in the back of a magazine (Psychology Today). I desperately needed someone to talk to. Newly retired with plenty of time to allow my mind to take over my life, I felt constantly anxious and very out of sorts. Enter Sandra Quigley- compassionate, non-judgmental, kind, and gentle. She is everything that I needed to heal myself. I had never talked to a therapist before, so this was a new venture. It was very important to me that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable. Right away, I felt comfortable. I did have assignments; I never was prescribed a single drug. She went out of her way to help me specifically with my issues- finding me articles, books, telling stories. I never felt uncomfortable; I felt and still feel that my time with Sandra is valuable. With Sandra’s help, I have unearthed a much calmer, happier, together self that now wakes up each morning looking forward to the day ahead. We all have our baggage- I never once realized that I could unpack that bag and put my crap away. I now get to walk through life so much lighter!!
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So helpful!

I really love the helpful and peaceful approach at Thriveworks. I have known Marcy for a long time and her ability to work through tough spots and discuss personalities makes her a lot of fun for me. Time flies when we chat and that is a good thing for a guy like me who is always worried about time. I also love Dawn Gadens video blogs! insightful and easy to access. I don't see Dawn in counseling but if she is that good on video I have to believe she is great in person. Give a shot...I bet you will love them.
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