Counseling for Grief & Loss

Feelings of grief are a natural response to loss. When you lose someone or something you love or care deeply about, it is very painful. Difficult emotions emerge during bereavement, and it may seem like the pain and sadness will not stop. These are normal reactions to a significant loss in your life.

The grieving process is often a neglected process in life. Responding to death is often awkward, uncomfortable, and frightening. Often, we avoid dealing with grief, which only makes the process more lonely and unhappy. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and move past its debilitating effects.

Some Symptoms and Effects of Grief and Bereavement

  • Physical Effects: Loss of energy, Sleeplessness, Digestive Upset
  • Emotional Effects: Sadness, Numbness, Guilt, Anxiety and Fear, Anger, Lack of Trust

Therapy for Grief and Loss

When grief doesn’t go away, seeking counseling for your bereavement may be helpful. It is normal to feel sadness The pain of losing a loved one never really goes away completely, but over time it should dissipate to where you can function normally. If you aren’t feeling better over time, or your grief is getting worse, it may be a sign that you should seek a therapist to help you work through the grieving process.

You don't need to grieve alone. Counseling for grief and loss can help you process your feelings, provide you with life skills to deal with difficult moments of the grieving process, and ensure you heal in a healthy and positive way.

Getting Counseling for Grief, Bereavement and Loss

If you are interested in learning more about counseling for grief, bereavement and loss, contact us online or by phone at (847) 220-7402 to learn more about how our therapists can help at our convenient Schaumburg office.

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