Losing a loved one—a close family member or friend—can be an extremely painful and distressing experience. Other losses, such as the loss of a job you know and love or the death of a pet, can be just as devastating. In both regards, you must let go of someone or something that is dear to you. Not to mention you’re overwhelmed with tough emotions, like sadness, anger, and fear.
Grieving a difficult loss can be an excruciating process, one that requires plenty of love and support. Fortunately, there are medical professionals dedicated to helping people through this process and providing the support and guidance they need to get through it. Grief counselors are able to help people who have just lost a loved one or experienced another type of loss, as well as those who have been grieving for some time now. In both cases, a grief counselor can help the individual heal.
“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, not a lack of faith: it is the price of love.” –Elizabeth I
Have you suffered a great loss recently? Think about working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham. Our grief counselors understand just how excruciating the grief process can be; they also know how to guide you and support you through this process. If you’re interested in their guidance and support, give Thriveworks Framingham a call at (508) 392-4269. One of our scheduling specialists will help you to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.
What Are the Symptoms of Grief?
Grief is our response to the loss of someone or something important. There are different types of grief, including normal grief and complicated grief. Normal grief comes with many different emotions, like sadness, anger, fear, even confusion, as well as an inability to carry on with one’s normal day to day. The good news is, with the proper support, someone with normal grief can get back to their happy, healthy self over a relatively short period of time. Complicated grief, on the other hand, is a little more involved. Those who experience complicated grief enter a really difficult mental and emotional space. They feel distressed and can become depressed for an extended period of time after their loss. And often, they need help properly processing this loss so they can move forward with their lives.
You might have complicated grief and could benefit from grief counseling if you exhibit the following symptoms for at least six months (or longer):
- You can’t manage to talk to loved ones about your loss—it’s too hard
- Your grief is triggered by small, everyday happenings
- You can’t stop thinking about your loss
- You make an extreme lifestyle change
- You engage in self-destructive or rebellious behavior
- You enter a state of despair on dates that remind you of your loved one
- You become terribly afraid of dying yourself
Complicated grief can manifest in an individual in different ways. If you’re experiencing the above symptoms after a heartbreaking loss, consider working with a grief counselor. We want to help you process your loss and the difficult emotions that come with it.
Schedule a Grief Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Framingham
The grief counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham want to help you grieve well, heal, and live a happy life again. They have the knowledge, the training, and the experience to help you during this extremely difficult time. Not to mention, the space at our office is a safe, nonjudgmental space—we want you to feel comfortable opening up about your loss, an essential part of the healing process.
Give us a call at (508) 392-4269 to schedule a grief counseling appointment. Our counselors are eager to help you grieve properly and live better.