Grief Counseling

Experiencing loss can be devastating and life-changing. We can help you navigate the many complex feelings of dealing with grief.

Grief is one of the most complex and overwhelming human emotions. The weight of loss can be suffocating, leaving individuals feeling lost, alone, and utterly broken. Grief counseling can be a beacon of hope, providing valuable support to help you navigate the challenging terrain of loss and find a path toward healing.

Our team of compassionate and skilled counselors offers a safe space where individuals can openly express their emotions, share their stories, and work through the pain of loss. Our approach combines evidence-based therapeutic techniques with genuine empathy, creating a supportive environment where clients can find solace and healing.

Grief is the response to loss, particularly the loss of someone or something, to which a bond or affection was formed. Most discussion on grief focuses on the emotional response to loss. However, loss also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions. There are many signs and symptoms related to grief, and many of these symptoms have physical manifestations.

Treatment for grief involves exploring the emotions related to the loss, identifying and addressing other symptoms or manifestations of grief, and developing coping skills to manage difficult feelings and problematic behaviors.

Grief Events:

As humans, we become very attached to the persons, patterns, and routines of our lives. When we experience a drastic change or loss, we may experience grief. Some circumstances or events that may lead to feelings of grief include:

  • Infant loss
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Serious illness of a loved one
  • Loss of a pet
  • Loss of job/career
  • Major life changes
  • Life transitions
  • Infertility/Miscarriage
  • Ending of a relationship
  • Traumatic loss or stress
  • Chronic pain

Physical, Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Symptoms of Grief

  • Increased fatigue
  • Change in appetite and weight
  • Sleeping problems
  • Trouble breathing, especially when triggers are present
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Feeling numb
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Guilt
  • Longing
  • Sadness
  • Fear
  • Vulnerability
  • Feelings of abandonment
  • Overly sensitive
  • Becoming withdrawn
  • Loss of interest
  • Forgetfulness
  • Searching for the loss
  • Dreams of what was lost
  • Retelling the story repeatedly
  • Body aches and pains, including headache, leg pain, chest pain, back pain
  • Increased or new anxiety

Unresolved Grief

Unresolved grief can negatively affect a person's mental and physical health. It can increase your risk of stress-related illnesses, high-risk behaviors, mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and suicide.

Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), formerly known as complicated grief disorder (CGD), is a pathological reaction to loss representing a cluster of empirically derived symptoms associated with long-term physical and psycho-social dysfunction. Individuals with PGD experience severe grief symptoms for at least six months and are stuck in a maladaptive state.

The Therapy for Families Approach to Grief Counseling

Our mission at Therapy for Families is to empower individuals to overcome grief and rediscover hope.

During grief counseling, our grief counselors guide individuals through the various stages of grief while also helping them learn healthy coping mechanisms and find new ways to honor the memory of their loved ones.

Our experienced therapists will assist clients as they navigate complex emotions, help them develop and utilize tools to understand their grief better, and ultimately discover a renewed sense of purpose and hope.

Recognizing the symptoms and complications of grief is essential to protecting your mental and physical health. Grief can result in depression, alcohol or drug abuse, and if left untreated, it can impact daily living.

Treatment includes talk therapy in conjunction with your local community support group. Together, these treatments will aid your healing process and give you the tools and skills to move forward with your life.

What Grief Treatment is Available for You?

Here at Therapy for Families, we offer a variety of counseling and therapy programs to help you manage all areas of life, including individualfamily,  and couples therapy.

Individual counseling is helpful for those who are comfortable sharing in a private, one-on-one environment with their trusted grief therapist.

Family and couples grief counseling benefits those who have experienced loss as a unit. This counseling focuses on how the loss affects each family member.

Our therapists will help you evaluate behaviors that are not serving you and guide you in developing skills to manage difficult emotions. We utilize multiple therapy modalities based on the client’s personality and problem, using effective, evidence-based therapy modalities designed to address your specific concerns and difficulties.

Begin Grief Counseling near Houston, The Woodlands, League City, and Midland. Online Grief Therapy is available in Texas, Utah, Florida & South Dakota.

At Therapy for Families, our greatest desire is to help each individual feel comfortable and hopeful about their therapy process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We also offer a free consultation to help assess how therapy can benefit you and help you feel peace and happiness again.