Grief and Loss Counseling in Germantown, MD—Grief Counselors, Therapists

Grief and Loss Counseling in Germantown, MD—Grief Counselors, Therapists

Losing a loved one—a close friend, a beloved family member, even a pet—can feel unbearable. It forces us to endure difficult emotions like sadness, fear, confusion, and anger, and it requires us to accept a new life without the loved one lost. Other losses, say the loss of a job you’ve been at for 10 years, can be excruciating and life-changing too.

“The five stages of grief are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. Not everyone goes through all of them or in a prescribed order.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

Fortunately, whether you’ve lost a loved one or a job that you grew to know and love, there are medical professionals who can help. Grief counselors specialize in helping individuals process these painful experiences, work through their emotions, and live happily again. In addition, they can provide the same and comfortable space for talking about one’s loss, free of judgment.

If you’re in a tough spot after experiencing the loss of a loved one, reach out to Thriveworks Germantown, MD in Montgomery County. Give us a quick call at (240) 949-6808 to schedule your appointment. Whenever you’re ready, we’ll be here.

How Can Grief Counseling Help Me Through My Loss?

If you’re suffering as the result of a heartbreaking loss, it’s important that you heal properly. You could benefit from working with a grief counselor. Millions of people just like you have found the help and support that they need in grief counseling sessions. Now, in order for you to experience these same benefits, you must reach out for help—an essential first step.

Grief counseling cannot get rid of the painful emotions that come with loss, but it can help you to identify, understand, and process these emotions. Additionally, a grief counselor can walk you through the different stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Finally, they can help you achieve different goals important to grieving your loss, like:

  1. Accepting the reality of the loss: It’s hard to accept the passing of a loved one. And some of us cope by refusing to believe it. A grief counselor at Thriveworks Germantown can help you to come to terms with the reality of your loss and work through how it might affect certain areas of your life.
  2. Dealing with trauma that stems from the loss: The loss of a loved one can be traumatic, which means it can have a psychological impact and trigger symptoms of PTSD. It’s important that you work through any trauma related to the loss, perhaps with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Germantown.
  3. Talking about your loss with no filter: Sometimes, we don’t want to talk to our friends and family about our loss, or it’s just too hard to. A grief counselor at Thriveworks Germantown can offer that safe space for you to talk openly about the loss you have experienced. This is a crucial part of the grieving process.

These are but a few goals you can accomplish with the help of a grief counselor. And you can start working toward these goals today, just reach out to Thriveworks Germantown. We have expert grief counselors who care about you and your grief journey. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and process your loss properly.

Schedule a Grief Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County

As we’ve illustrated above, grief counseling comes with many benefits and can prove valuable to individuals at different stages in the grief process. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we will go through in life—it makes sense that we need a little extra help and support, and there is no shame in asking for it. The grief counselors at Thriveworks Germantown want to help and they’re ready to meet you.

If you are working through grief after a tough loss, give Thriveworks Germantown a call. You don’t have to go through this alone—partner up with a medical professional with skills and training in grieving well. Reach out to Thriveworks Germantown, MD in Montgomery County at (240) 949-6808.

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Knew how to see past the obvious

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It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
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My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
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I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
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I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
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Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
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My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
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I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
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Johante truly met my needs and exceeded my expectations of a counseling session. She is empathetic, understanding and consistently helps me feel grounded by the time our session is up. Johante knows how to provide a space where I feel comfortable and safe sharing some of my toughest thoughts and challenges. I often leave feeling this sense of clarity and even empowerment. I highly recommend Johante’s services.
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I would like to thank Johante for listening to all of my concerns and complaints, She is such a wonderful person to talk with. Johanté also gave really good advice. I am so pleased!
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Janet is amazing. I always look forward to our sessions and I always feel so much better after we talk. This is my first time ever doing therapy, and I wish I would’ve met Janet years ago.
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Janet is amazing. She has really helped my marriage.
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Work with couples

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"We really appreciated Janet's help and think she saved our marriage"
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Elizabeth is truly one of the best therapies I’ve see. She helped me get through a confusing time in my life, and she helped me resolve a lot of negative noise and emotions. I liked that she gave me “homework” to do inbetween sessions. The homework allowed me to reassess my values and focus on positive thinking and emotions. The mind can be a very dark place. Seeing Elizabeth helped bring the light back in. 5 stars all around.
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Elizabeth is one of the best therapists I’ve been to. She helped me get through a difficult and confusing part of my life by talking with me and guiding me to workthrough my grief. She also gave me self love “homework” after each session. The homework helped me to re-evaluate my values and needs and that helped me implement what I needed to thrive. She offers a safe place to talk and unload with no judgment. Elizabeth truly cares about her clients success and well being, she helped catapult me into becoming a better version of my self. You can tell she truly cares about your success, she’s the best.
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