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 …
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.