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Grief Counseling – Grief Therapists and Counselors in Short Pump, VA

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, all other trouble in life can pale in comparison. Nothing else seems to matter as much as the sadness and loneliness of losing a spouse, mother, or child. The relationships that we form in life are precious, and when they are taken away, we have a hard time processing it. When you are dealing with grief, spending time with a Thriveworks grief counselor in Henrico, VA can be extremely beneficial. When your grief seems overwhelming, you can find a lifeline in your Thriveworks counselor. This type of counseling can also be known as bereavement counseling, and is useful when dealing with loss of many types.

At times, we may be able to process grief smoothly, without outside help. At other times, the feelings may become too much to bear and there is a real need for professional help. Signs that grief is becoming overwhelming may include uncontrollable crying, lack of interest in activities that formerly provided joy, or problems with anger. Also, a person that is struggling with grief may make great effort to avoid any reminder of the person that has passed away. Eventually, a person can become isolated within their home, cut off from friends and family. Feelings of anger and resentment are also common. Talking with a Thriveworks Short Pump grief counselor can help you identify and understand these feelings.

It is a guarantee that we will all experience death In this life. Even though it is an absolute, we are almost never fully prepared when it happens to someone we love. The shock of having someone disappear from your life in a moment can seem almost too much to process. The loss of a spouse, a parent, a child, a friend, a sibling, even a pet, is one of the major stressors in life. In addition to negative behaviors developing, it is also common for unhealthy coping mechanisms to begin as a result of grief. Those that struggled with addictions in the past may be likely to relapse when dealing with loss. Self-medicating with unhealthy substances is common to attempt to find relief from the pain and sadness of grief.

The loss of a loved one may shatter your entire world. If it is unexpected, the shock of your daily life changing so dramatically in an instant can be totally overwhelming. It can take weeks, months, even years, to fully recover. There is no reason to expect that grief will go away completely in a short amount of time. Even if the loss of your loved one is at the end of a long illness, the grief can still be nearly unbearable. A grieving process is expected and normal after any loss, but a Thriveworks Short Pump grief counselor can help you navigate them in the healthiest way possible. You do not need to walk this road alone.

Thriveworks grief counselors in Henrico, VA are experts in their field. They have specialized methods of helping you understand what you are feeling, and identifying how to manage these feelings on a daily basis. When you develop a relationship with a counselor, you will have a safe place to express your emotions, your fears, and your concerns about moving forward in a healthy manner. We can walk with you on this journey and help you find a new normal after the loss of your loved one. Call us today.

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    Henrico , VA 23238

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