Loss is a very personal journey, with some finding it more difficult than others. Grieving can often foster compassion and connection between family and friends. Also, it is common to struggle. Some struggles include anger, conflict, or an inability to share feelings with others. Grief and bereavement counseling offers a nonjudgmental, safe space for you to heal.
Grief is not only related to death
People experience loss throughout their lives. Suffering and hurt is a normal part of our human experience. You can experience grief with changing or transition in life such as moving or losing a job. Some people experience grief during a breakup or friendship that has grown distant. Experience racial and other prejudice can also lead to grieving. It is important not to reduce the significance of these losses. Read more about healing the wounds of racial trauma.
Impact of Grief
Grieving can affect the ability to focus, sleep, interact with others. Some people experience symptoms similar to PTSD. Unresolved grief can negatively impact our decision-making process. It is important to allow space for healing to occur. Many people put a time frame on how long it takes to grieve. Much research shows that grieving is individual and will vary from person to person. In addition, the loss can be different based on who, what, and if it was unexpected.
Make Sense of Suffering
We focus on helping people feel better as they learn to cope with their grieving experience. You’ll learn to express and come to terms with the broad range of emotions involved in the grieving process. Emotions range from sadness, loneliness, or exhaustion. Emotions such as relief, anger, confusion are common too. There are a variety of therapeutic approaches available to support you. We are here to help you move through your process. There is no rush.
In our grief and bereavement counseling, we work with you toward dealing with pain. We will help you shift from survival to thriving. We listen with empathy and will discuss ways to deal with unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. You can learn techniques to manage distress and enable you to move forward. We make it easy for you.
Other Counseling Services
We provide a range of counseling services at our Beachwood Counseling Office. Online Counseling is available for anyone in the state of Ohio. We treat depression, self-esteem, conflict management, emotional eating, trauma, Christian Counseling, and more. If you are looking for help to see real change in your life, you are in the right place!