Grief: The natural emotional response resulting from a significant loss – especially the death of a loved one.
You have lost a family member, friend, coworker, mentor, or pet.
You have lost a job you loved dearly, lost your home, or have ended a relationship.
You are in pain. You are hurting.
Maybe you are sad, maybe you are angry, maybe you don’t feel anything at all?
Maybe you can’t get out of bed, or maybe combing your hair feels like just too much. Or, maybe, you are putting one foot in front of the other, continuing forward, as if nothing has changed.
And that is confusing.
And that is grief. That is loss.
A tough loss, such as that of a loved one, is not meant to be faced alone.
Therapy for Grief, Therapy for Loss, and Therapy for Bereavement can help.
Our team of grief counselors have the training and experience to walk alongside and support you as you grieve your loss and navigate your life moving forward. If you think you might need a Therapist for Grief, schedule your free video consult now. Grief counseling can be painful, and our team of grief counselors can provide you with tools for coping during this painful time.
Think you might benefit from a grief group, or a bereavement support group? Check out our group therapy page, as we have virtual grief support groups in North Carolina on a quarterly basis.
And we know that we all have different coping strategies for grief. We all have different symptoms of grief.
Some people cry, laugh, busy themselves with work, vomit, or even feel nothing at all. Some recover quickly, others take a much longer time. Some people move through and around denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, then back to anger again. Grief is a natural healing process and there’s no right way to do it.
For some people, grief can become too painful and grow into something totally different like depression or anxiety. Other times it may last far too long and take over a person’s life for years on end, this is called prolonged or complicated grief.
Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and deep, deep sadness.
The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on their background, beliefs, relationships, and other factors.
Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.
A few common symptoms in these categories are:
- Crying and sighing
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Behaving in ways that are not normal for you
Every grieving experience is different. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after the loss of someone else. Whatever your personal symptoms are, grief and bereavement counseling have been proven to help.
If you or someone you know match the symptoms listed above, I am confident that we can help and invite you to self-schedule a free consultation or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
We offer both individual and group supportive counseling for grief, loss, and bereavement
Our multidisciplinary team of trauma-informed clinicians use approaches grounded solidly in research to help you understand the way that grief has caused you to view yourself, others, and the world. Let’s work together, and take back your sense of self, trust, safety, and power.
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact us today for a free consultation.