Grief Therapy – Grief Counselors in Columbia, SC
Sandra lost her father. He passed suddenly, and even though it has been six months, she finds herself talking about her father all the time. Sandra feels shaky when she tells stories about him, and she has had a hard time focusing at work. She keeps thinking about all the things she wanted to do with her father or things she wanted to say to him.
Karl worked for his company for over 20 years, but recently, he was laid off. Instead of going into work each morning and seeing friendly coworkers, he is scrambling to find a new job or sometimes, he watches TV all day. Recently, he has been angry—so angry that he has scared his family and himself. Karl knows he used to be happy, but now he wonders if he will ever feel normal again.
Have you ever lost something or someone meaningful? Everyone experiences loss in their life, and a normal response to that loss is grief. While many people feel grief at some point in their lives, it can be a strange emotion and difficult experience to navigate. Many people choose to reach out for grief therapy after a significant loss so that they can come through the grief and into acceptance.
Thriveworks Grief Therapy in Columbia, SC helps clients learn how to mourn a loss and then rebuild a meaningful life. Our grief counselors have partnered with many people through one of life’s most painful experiences: loss. (803) 477-3736
What Causes Grief?
If you are reading this, you have most likely lost someone or something that you love. While many people associate grief therapy with bereavement, the loss can be of anyone or anything meaningful to you. No list could fully document every reason people experience grief, but often, people feel grief during or after …
- A loved one dies
- A pet passes
- Chronic pain or health problems
- Experiencing a permanent or temporary disability
- Loss of independence (especially with age)
- A divorce or break-up
- A job loss
- A natural disaster
- Loss of a home
Symptoms of Grief
Grief is a natural response people feel to a loss of any kind, but it is a complex emotion. At times, grief feels like a crushing weight, pressing down upon you. Grief can also feel like intense sadness, even depression. Sometimes, grief even feels like relief. It may even feel like regret.
Often, grief signals that life has changed, possibly forever.
Each person will experience grief differently. Some people may show many external symptoms of their grief. Others may seem normal on the outside while internally they are experiencing intense grief.
While there is no normal response to grief, you may be experiencing…
- Loss of appetite
- Outbursts of anger
- Difficulty focusing
- Irritability and moodiness
- An intense need to retell stories about the loved one
- Isolation from others
- Sudden and severe crying
- Physically painful sadness
If you can relate to any of these things, you’re not alone. Grieving can be one of life’s most difficult, intense, and confusing experiences. Grief therapy has given many people a better understanding of what they are feeling with loss and bereavement. Grief counselors often equip their clients with the coping skills they need to handle the grief, mourn well, and rebuild a meaningful life after loss.
Scheduling an Appointment
Grief can be an isolating experience. Thriveworks Grief Therapy in Columbia wants you to know that it is okay to reach out for help if you are experiencing a loss.
Our grief counselors offer professional and compassionate care. We’ll partner with you to help you heal, grow, and find meaning in life again.
There’s never been a better time to call Thriveworks Grief Therapy in Columbia. Our grief therapists are available for day, evening, and weekend appointments. We have no waitlist for grief counseling – you often get an appointment in 24 hours. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans; so getting grief help may be more affordable than you thought. Call today to schedule your grief counseling appointment. (803) 477-3736