Grief Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC—Talk to a Grief Counselor or Therapist

Grief Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC—Talk to a Grief Counselor or Therapist

Losing a friend, family member, pet, or even a job that we love dearly is one of the most painful experiences anybody can endure. As a result, we grieve. We mourn our loss and we struggle with difficult emotions like despair, anger, confusion, regret, and numbness. We suffer in our personal and professional lives, as we grapple to find our footing in life again.

A tough loss, such as that of a loved one, is not meant to be faced alone. It is vital that we receive the necessary support to stay mentally well and get through this difficult time. If you have recently lost a loved one—or, on the other hand, a job that you loved and appreciated—be sure to reach out to your loved ones. Also, if you identify a need for additional help, consider working with a mental health professional who specializes in grief counseling.

“When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” –Kahlil Gibran

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC we have grief counselors and therapists who can help you as soon as tomorrow. We recognize the need to receive mental health help quickly, especially when enduring a painful experience. In addition to the quick turnaround, our grief counselors are licensed, dedicated, caring providers. They can provide you with the help and support you need as you grieve your loss and navigate your life moving forward. To schedule your first grief therapy session at our office, call (919) 636-5287. A scheduling specialist will get you all set up.

Am I Grieving? What Are Grief Symptoms?

Grief comes in many shapes and sizes. One person’s experience might look completely different from another’s. For example, one might feel sad and remorseful; another might feel angry and confused. In any case, grief and loss often come with painful emotions that we don’t exactly know what to do with. The loss of a loved one can also trigger difficult thoughts and physical reactions, all of which serve as grief symptoms. Here is a list of common grief symptoms:

  • Sadness, anger, regret, guilt, and other painful emotions
  • Trouble focusing at work, at school, or otherwise
  • Difficulty sleeping, such as failing to fall or stay asleep
  • Feeling exhausted, tired, or fatigued
  • Headaches, stomachaches, and other pains
  • Feelings of emptiness and hopelessness
  • Significant changes in appetite or weight

Also, you might get caught up in thoughts about your loved one lost, which gets in the way of your fulfilling day to day responsibilities. You might crave more time alone or more time with loved ones. You might become moody, anxious, or more aggressive. You might pick fights with others or even blame then for your loss.

Grief is different from one person to the next. One thing remains true though, it is important that you receive all of the help and support you can get. Our grief counselors can provide you with this help and support.

What Is Grief Counseling? Can It Help Me?

Grief counseling, otherwise known as grief therapy, is a form of therapy designed to help people grieve properly and support them during this painful time. If you have lost a close family member, friend, pet, or even job, you might be feeling depressed, lonely, or experiencing other difficult emotions. A Thriveworks grief counselor can help you to understand and process these emotions as well as other grief symptoms, of which we touched on above.

Our grief counselors will also work to provide you with tools for coping during this painful season of life. In addition, they can assist you in channeling your feelings into a creative or productive outlet, rather than keeping them inside. They can also help you feel more comfortable in opening up to your loved ones about how you might be feeling and what you might need from them.

Schedule Grief Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Chapel Hill, NC

Thriveworks in Chapel Hill, NC grief counseling is here to offer help, guidance, and support in the wake of your loss. We know just how painful this experience can be, and we want to help you through it. If you think you could benefit from this professional assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can schedule your appointment by calling (919) 636-5287. We’ll be here.

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