Grief Counseling in Cumming, GA—Counselors and Therapists for Grief and Loss

Have you recently lost a family member, friend, or loved one? Maybe you can relate to Sam. His brother died about a year ago. Life does not feel normal for Sam without his brother. His brother was his best friend, and now, joyful family gatherings have turned into painful reminders of his brother. Sam has lost interest in many of his favorite activities—activities he and his brother used to do together. His wife is worried that he is depressed, and their marriage has suffered since the loss. This is not the reality Sam wants, but he does not know how to live life without his brother.

Losing a beloved family member or friend may be one of life’s most painful experiences, and many people feel intense grief after bereavement. While many people associate grief with a loved one’s death, people can grieve after they experience loss of any kind: job loss, a big move, or divorce to name a few. Everybody will experience grief at some point in life. It is a common but complicated emotion, and often, people need counseling to help them process their emotions and regain a sense of normalcy.

The counselors of Thriveworks Cumming, GA have walked the difficult journey from bereavement to a bright future with many clients. Our grief counselors do not offer any quick-fixes or easy solutions, but instead, they offer compassionate and professional care that has helped their clients process grief’s complicated feelings, and re-established a new, fulfilling life. If you are grieving a loss, consider working with one of our grief counselors. You can call today to schedule an appointment.

Understanding Feelings of Grief

Sometimes, loss comes unexpectedly, and it feels like life has changed in an instant. Other times, the loss is expected, anticipated, or even planned for. Whether it is expected or not, loss almost always awakens intense and varied emotions. Everybody feels grief in a unique way, but often, other feelings come with grief. If you have recently lost someone or something you hold dear, you may be feeling …

  • Sorrow
  • Anger
  • Helpless
  • Regret
  • Lonely
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Shock
  • Relief
  • Guilt
  • Confusion
  • Disoriented
  • Impatient
  • Yearning
  • Restless

There is no right or wrong way to feel during grief, so you may feel some of the emotions listed above or you may not. You may feel emotions that are not included on the list, too. You may also be feeling multiple emotions all at the same time. Whatever you are feeling, it is okay. Grief is hard and giving yourself time and space to reflect upon whatever you are experiencing is important.

Many people can benefit from these varied and complex feelings with a professional’s compassionate care. Grief counseling at Thriveworks Cumming has helped many people recover from the pain and resume everyday life after bereavement.

What Is Grief Therapy?

The goal of grief therapy is to help people understand their feelings associated with the loss. When people feel so intensely and so complexly, it can be hard to know what they are feeling and why. Reflecting upon these feelings, especially with a counselor’s guidance, can empower people to process them well. Grief counselors can teach their clients any coping skills they need to manage their grief and reconstruct a purposeful life.

The grief therapists at Thriveworks Cumming individualize their treatment for each client. No one experiences loss in the same way, and each loss is unique. In general, however, grief counseling involves two parts.

1) Looking backward
Before the bereaved can moved forward, they must first process the past, including any emotions they feel about their loss—sadness, depression, relief, regret, anger, and more. Grief counselors often work through these emotions by commemorating or resolving the loss in a purposeful way. Perhaps, a client has lost a parent who abandoned them. Resolving this loss would look different than for a client whose parent was supportive and present. Thriveworks Cumming grief counselors have shepherded many clients toward processing their loss in a way that is healthy and unique for them.

2) Looking forward
The finality of loss is one of the most difficult aspects of grief to accept, but moving forward requires acknowledging the reality of what happened. Accepting the finality of loss usually means adjusting life to make room for a new normal. This might look like adjusting to life in a new house, with a new job, or without a loved one. For many grieving people, rebuilding a life after loss is scary. Thriveworks grief counselors know how to navigate this fear and guide their clients toward a renewed sense of life purpose and happiness.

Grief counseling is not a silver bullet. There’s no shortcut through grief, unfortunately. But many clients are relieved that they had a caring and experienced Thriveworks counselor walk with them through one of life’s toughest trials.

Schedule a Grief Therapy Session

Would you like compassionate support as you mourn a loss? Grief counseling at Thriveworks Cumming has appointments available, and our kind therapists are ready to help.

We know that grief can feel isolating and reaching out for help is difficult. We have done what we can to make scheduling grief counseling as hassle free as possible. We offer evening and weekend appointments and accept many insurance carriers. When you call our office, you will speak to a scheduling specialist who will help you through the process.

Do not face your grief alone. Call today to begin grief counseling.

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