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Grief & Loss Counseling

Grief counseling is designed to help people cope with the loss of a loved one. We can help you develop methods and strategies for coping with your loss and grief. Grief counseling provides people with an avenue to discuss their feelings and emotions, helping them discover ways to ease the grieving process.

What is Grief Counseling?

Although grief is an inevitable part of life, the loss of a loved one is always an unexpected and challenging situation to cope with, even when the loss is expected. It stirs up many complex emotions, and its reality dwarfs everything you’ve heard about grieving. There is no way to prepare to grieve.

As time passes, most come to terms with their loss and learn to cope in their own ways. Others, however, struggle with grief for prolonged periods without improvement, and as a result, their ability to carry on with daily activities is disrupted.

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There is no timeline to overcoming grief

Whether it’s been a few weeks since you lost someone or it’s been a few years, there is no timeline to overcoming grief. If you’re struggling with the loss of someone and aren’t sure where to go or how to handle grief and loss, grief counseling can help. There’s no such thing as going to a grief counselor too early or too late and you shouldn’t avoid seeking help due to the fear that you should “already be over it”. Seeking help to overcome the loss of someone is a helpful step to take, regardless of the timeline.

Grief counseling does not "cure" grief

Going to grief counseling is not going to cure grief or eliminate the feelings associated with the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, grief isn’t something that can be cured or fixed by therapy or medicine. Bereavement counseling or grief counseling will show you healthy ways to cope with the loss of someone, will help you as you move through the different stages and emotions associated with grief, and is a place for you to feel supported in your healing process. Grief counseling should be viewed as a tool you can use to better navigate the loss of a loved one, not as a quick fix.

Experienced Grief Counselor

Amy Blakeslee completed her Master's degree at Huntington University. Amy works with trauma, anxiety, grief, and addictions. Her counseling incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy.

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We offer grief & loss counseling sessions for residents of Georgia & Michigan living in Cumming, Gainesville, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Savannah, Macon, Augusta, Athens, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint and all areas in between.

Sources:

What is grief counseling?, webmd.com

How does grief counseling help?, talkspace.com

6+ things to know about grief counseling, everloved.com

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