Grief counseling helps people grieve difficult losses including the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship. It helps people navigate their grief process and eventually accept, understand, and move forward from their loss. Grief counselors have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best-support grieving individuals.
Grief counseling isn't one-size-fits-all, but it involves sharing about your loss and then working with your counselor to acknowledge and accept your new reality in its wake. Your Thriveworks grief counselor will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them. It may take place as individual-counseling or a form of group therapy such as Family therapy.
For many, grief counseling lasts for about 6 months. For others, it may last shorter or longer, depending on the severity of their loss and their grief.
Grief is one of the most powerful human emotions. The loss of a loved one is a painful reality of human life. Although we all know that it is a certainty, we almost never really expect it. Even after a long illness, a doctor’s prognosis and your loved one’s health decline, their death is still often painful and distressing. Whether you have experienced the loss of a spouse, a parent, a child, a friend or even a pet, grief counseling can help you process the many emotions that you are experiencing.
A trained, professional Thriveworks counselor can help you walk through this journey of pain and healing.
There are many signs that would indicate that a person that has experienced a loss is in need of counseling. Some of these may include:
- Preoccupation with the circumstances surrounding the death
- Panic attacks; or overwhelming anxiety
- Lack of desire in daily activities
- Intense feelings of anger or resentment
- Avoiding any reminder of the deceased
- Inability to control emotions
- Depression or feelings of meaningless
- Onset of addiction or substance abuse
Not everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one will go through these emotions, or will not have them as intensely. However, it can always be helpful to talk through your feelings and help create a new normal, without your loved one.
Thriveworks counselors and therapists are leaders in their field. They have been published in many reputable news outlets and academic publications. There is a great deal of information available on options for mental health counseling. It can be overwhelming and daunting to pick a counselor. Rest assured; Thriveworks counselors are trained and experienced, and are ready to put their knowledge to work for you.
Call us today at 678-383-1210. Appointments available within 24 hours for most new clients.