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.
Whether we have lost a spouse, a sibling, a friend, a child, or even a pet, it can be difficult to create a new normal. Thriveworks grief counselors are ready and able to help in your time of need. It may seem impossible to move on or to imagine life without your loved one.
There are many warning signs to watch for when experiencing grief. It is normal to have a time of sadness and crying, but there are indicators that professional help is needed.
These signs might include:
- Substance abuse or relapsing addiction
- Uncontrollable emotions, such as unending crying or outbursts of anger
- Replaying the circumstances around the death obsessively
- Avoidance of friends and family
- Loss of interest in daily activities or hobbies
- Panic attacks or overwhelming anxiety
You may not be seeking grief counseling for yourself, but rather for a loved one. Children can have a difficult time understanding death, and may need help processing the flood of emotions they are experiencing. When we are left behind after a tragedy, people of any age can experience a great deal of confusion and sadness. Thriveworks grief counselors can help you move past these emotions in a health way.
Thriveworks counselors are leaders in their field. They have been published in leading academic publications and news outlets, such as The Boston Globe and The Journal of Mental Health Counseling. We know that it can be difficult to reach out for help. For that reason, we do not operate with a waiting list. We want to be available when you are ready for help.
It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and recovery.
Call us today at 303-214-2106 to schedule an appointment.