Grief and Loss Counseling – McDonough Therapists and Counselors

The loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult and traumatic process to work through. Whether it is a close friend, a spousal partner or a child, the overwhelming grief associated with such loss can leave many limited and unable to continue with a healthy or balanced lifestyle.

The experience of losing someone is different for everyone but what is common is the sadness surrounding the loss. Grief or loss counseling is a therapeutic process aiming to guide individuals through the process of bereavement. Although grief is a natural human emotion when loss is experienced, it can become excessive and extend months to years after a loss. It can prevent individuals from moving forward while cherishing the memory of the deceased. Such persons are at greater risk of depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder. If you are suffering to cope with the loss of someone in your life, grief/loss counseling can provide the guidance and the tools you need to overcome such difficulty.

Grief is a subjective emotion that most commonly occurs with loss. It is often experienced after losing a loved one, a child or a friend. Many people will grieve for some time and move forward with their careers, daily activities and personal goals. For a spouse, some remarry after a period of time. The process of mourning differs for each of us but when it causes us to become stuck in the loss and unable to move forward, it becomes unhealthy with devastating effects.

The Process of Grief is Best Described by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ Model of Grief:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

The model is meant to represent the emotions people experience during the bereavement process. Some people may experience only two of these emotions while others may experience it at a later stage in their lives.

Recovering From Grief

Grief can leave one completely debilitated. It prevents engaging in social activities, affects previously healthy relationships and causes many to focus on the death. Ongoing grief can cause insomnia or hypersomnia. It can lead to weight gain or weight loss and the experience of major depression.

Seeking the assistance from a certified and experienced grief counselor can help you work through each stage of grief. From anger and depression to denial and eventual acceptance, patients are provided the tools to improve their lives despite difficult loss.

The role of a Thriveworks McDonough grief counselor is to help individuals in their time of bereavement. Your therapist can advise on support groups you can join to share in your grief. It is often very healing for individuals to share their emotions with others who can understand their bereavement and sense of loss.

Work it out today!

Thriveworks Counseling and Coaching offers grief counseling services. Our goal is to assist every client who is experiencing bereavement and unable to pursue their goals or healthy lifestyle because they are unable to work through the loss. It includes the introduction of support groups and partaking in relaxing and recreational activities to facilitate recovery through acceptance. If you’re searching for a grief counselor in Stockbridge, a grief counselor in McDonough, a grief counselor in Locust Grove, a grief counselor in Jonesboro, a grief counselor in Morrow, or a grief counselor in Fayetteville and surrounding areas, call us today. We’re conveniently located south of Atlanta GA. We accept insurance.

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