Grief is a normal response when we lose a loved one, miss out on an opportunity or experience a breakup. Coping with the grief, anger and confusion that arises in the time after the loss can be challenging. If you’ve been unable to make progress after a loss, it’s time to work with a trusted grief therapist. New Lenox residents can turn to Counseling Works for support as they heal.
After facing significant loss, a person may feel depressed, numb or shocked. Grief can have significant emotional and physical health impacts, so it’s important to cope with those feelings in a healthy way. A grief therapist is a mental health specialist who works individually with people to help them explore their grief and how to manage it.
Grief therapy is a powerful tool for managing the effects of grief, which are often overwhelming. The idea that you may never see a loved one again or that you missed out on an irreplaceable opportunity can be difficult to accept. At Counseling Works, we recognize that grief is highly individualized and that no two people have the same experiences. Our therapists use a unique approach to help clients grieve in a way that feels most authentic to them.
Since your experiences with grief will be different than those of someone else, it’s important to understand what grief means for you. You’ve likely heard of the five stages of grief. While some people may relate to that framework, it doesn’t always account for the unique relationship a person may have with grief. The process is rarely linear, and there may be days where you feel much better, followed by days where the sadness feels unbearable. Know that you don’t have to force yourself to “move on” right away—we experience grief for a good reason, and it’s a time to step back and allow yourself to process the event that just took place.
If you cannot get back to a normal routine within months to a year, however, you may be dealing with complex grief. Fortunately, you can find happiness once again alongside our therapists. We are committed to helping you achieve the following:
If you’re struggling to accept a loss, Counseling Works is here to support you. If you’re ready to speak to a grief therapist, New Lenox residents can call our office to book an intake appointment.
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