Grief counseling in Grand Rapids, MI

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We often have trouble processing something so final, with no way to fix or change it.  By searching for help, this means that you are most likely dealing with the loss of someone you love.  Or you may be trying to get help for someone that is having a hard time with grief.  We want to offer our condolences for your loss.  We understand that grief is one of the most difficult emotions to deal with and process.  Whether you have lost a spouse, a friend, a child, a parent, or even a pet, we know that you are feeling deep pain and loneliness.

Grief counseling is a form of therapy or counseling that helps a person deal with a loss or death.  It is also known as bereavement counseling.  Experienced and professional Thriveworks grief counselors are ready and able to help you understand your feelings, and move through the stages of grief in a healthy way.  We all process a loss differently, and move through the stages of grief at different speeds and intensity levels.  The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance.

Each person deals with grief in their own way.

Those working through the grief stages have the possibility of getting stuck in any of those before acceptance.  A person that is stuck in the stage of denial may refuse to accept that the person that has passed away is actually gone. They may refuse to attend funeral services and avoid dealing with the reality of the loss in any way. In another example, a person that is stuck in the stage of depression will obviously be very sad and reclusive. They will lose interest in activities and hobbies that they once found enjoyable.

Don’t do it on your own.

You have many choices for counseling and therapy.  But you can rest assured that a choice of Thriveworks grief counselors is a wise and safe choice.  We have educated professionals that are leaders in their field; published in leading academic journals and news outlets.  Also, we have appointments available within 24 hours for new clients.  We understand that it is difficult to make that first call.  Or you may have been trying to convince someone you love to seek grief counseling for quite some time.  When they finally agree to get help, the last thing you want to hear is that you will be placed on a waiting list.  For that reason, at Thriveworks, Forest Hills we do not have waiting lists.  We are ready when you are ready for help.

Life may never be the same, but it does go on.  Let us help you move forward in a healthy way.  Please call (616)-425-2176 or send us a message using the above sidebar form.

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids is located off of Kenmoor Ave SE. We share an office with Paper Plane Therapies, and are located near the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.

Phone number

(616) 421-9387

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