Grief Counseling

grief counseling

Many, if not all of us, have experienced grief at some point in our lives.  Grief is most commonly thought about in the context of death, but loss can take other forms as well, including:

  • Divorce
  • Loss of an important relationship
  • Retirement
  • Recent job loss
  • Chronic illness
  • A child moving out of the house
  • Establishing a new identity/role after a significant life change
  • Mortality

Grief & loss are often accompanied by feelings of depression, loneliness, numbness, and shock.  It can be devastating and heartbreaking, and you may feel like you'll never be the same again.  Grieving is a very personal experience, and the time frame varies.  Whether it's a recent loss, or you feel like you're still grieving like you did when you first experienced the loss, it may be beneficial to partake in grief counseling.  

How can grief counseling help?

There are many well-recognized stages of grief, but you may not progress through them in order.  You may even go backwards and revisit certain stages.  Grief is a journey most people are reluctant to take because in order to change grief, you must experience the sadness and pain of loss. Grief counseling can assist you in moving forward with more clarity, strength, and understanding

A Person-Centered approach to grief counseling provides a supportive and empathic relationship in which you can feel safe processing through your emotions.  Worden's Task-Based model is also used in grief counseling, and this approach views mourning as an active process that involves four main tasks.  You and your therapist will work collaboratively to ensure you don't remain stuck in one of these tasks for too long.

 

Therapist focusing on grief counseling: Peggy Burns

 

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