Receiving grief counseling after the loss of a loved one is beneficial to not only process painful emotions, but also assist in overcoming grieving issues that may be impairing your daily functioning. There are treatment options to assist in managing grief and depression and getting you to a hopeful, content place, living a more fulfilling, meaningful life.
What is Grief and Loss?
Grief is a natural reaction to a loss and can last from weeks to years. The grieving process is different for all people of various cultural backgrounds, religions, and ages. Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences. Often the survivors are left with a number of painful emotions (e.g. sadness, anger, denial, numbness), thoughts, and behaviors, which can lead to negatively impacting the person’s life and functioning if these emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are not dealt with in a healthy manner. Finding a skilled psychologist in grief counseling to assist in guiding you through the treatment process can help the person process the loss, cope with grief in a healthy productive manner, and live a more meaningful, satisfying life.
Here are some questions to consider:
- Experiencing intense anger or sadness?
- Are you feeling that life is empty and meaningless?
- Having a hard time talking about your loss to where you have isolated from people?
- Are you having difficulty finding or accepting support from others?
- Have you been neglecting self care?
- Feeling hopelessness and worthlessness?
Feel free to contact Dr. Watson to schedule an initial consultation to discuss at 404-954-2713.