Grief and loss counseling helps individuals or families who are experiencing difficulty recovering from the loss of a loved one or other traumatic event.
It is natural to feel grief, or sorrow, after losing someone important to you whether that be through an unexpected event like death or sudden illness, or an anticipated event like a divorce, job loss, or move. It is common after a death to feel empty or numb and to even experience uncontrolled bouts of trembling or nausea and difficultly breathing, eating or sleeping. For a time you may even feel angry or guilty towards yourself, someone else, or no one in particular. These are all normal reactions to a loss.
The grieving process differs for everyone. Some can recover quickly and for others, it may take years. There are a variety of factors that impact how you feel grief and how quickly you are able to recover. If grief lingers too long and you truly feel you can’t move beyond the pain, you may be at risk of developing depression. Depression can be an outcome of extended grief that negatively impacts your ability to think, act and feel for yourself. If you are feeling depressed as a result of a recent loss, grief counseling can help.
How can Grief and Loss Counseling help?
We tailor our therapy to your unique situation with the end goal to move you through your loss and get back to living a fully functioning life. Our compassionate grief counselors help you through the healing process one step at a time until you have regained your sense of hope:
Step 1. Accept the loss.
Step 2. Work through the pain.
Step 3. Adjust to life without the person.
Step 4. Continue on with life.
To fully recover from grief, you must move through all four steps of the process. Some can do this themselves and some need help. If you are one who needs help, our experienced grief therapists can guide you through this process at a pace that is comfortable for you.
If you could benefit from or are in need of Grief Counseling Services and live within the St. Peters or O’Fallon, MO area, let us help you.