Grief Counseling

“It’s been long enough, I shouldn’t still be upset.”

“I know they’re gone, but I still see them everywhere.”

“If I could go back and do things differently, I absolutely would.”

These are thoughts that often come along with the loss of someone or something close to us. If these have crossed your mind, it’s time to start seeing a grief counselor for grief counseling.

You are not broken. You are grieving. So, it is important to get the help and support you need to move forward with your life while honoring the loss you are feeling.

Symptoms of Grief and Loss

 The loss of anything or anyone, important to you can cause feelings of grief. When you can’t cope with that grief over a long period of time, you may be at risk for a grief disorder. This is something grief counseling can help with. What separates ‘normal’ grief from a grief disorder is the length of time. Talking to a grief counselor can help clear up the distinction. In grief counseling, we’ve seen some common themes among people who have a grief disorder. Here are some signs that you may have a grief disorder if they do not go away:
A young man sits on the ground leaned against a wall. He is having a hard time moving on from his loss and is starting grief counseling in Atlanta, GA with Faith and Family Empowerment. You can get help dealing with grief and loss with online therapy in Georgia too.

To learn more about common symptoms seen in grief counseling, check out this article that provides descriptions and helpful educational resources.

Grief Counseling Can Make Help You Make The Distinction Between Grief and Depression

While grief and depression share some similarities, there are some important distinctions. As grief counselors, we know that grief often comes in waves. Sometimes, mixed with positive or negative memories of the loved one. While grieving, people usually maintain their sense of self. In grief counseling, the biggest challenge usually lies in dealing with the transition. It can be hard to go from the old life with the person present, to a new life without them. In grief counseling, we see the lack of everyday presence of that person to be difficult to cope with.

What Causes Grief?

 As grief counselors, we know we can experience grief whenever there is a loss. This includes the death of a person, loss of a job, loss of body functionality, or loss of identity. Furthermore, there is a transition period where we mourn the loss. We also attempt to reorganize into a new life. Grief counselors are all too familiar with this process. Grief counseling can help guide us through this tough transition.

Grief Counseling Can Help

A person holds a candle. They have started grief counseling in Atlanta, GA with Faith and Family Empowerment, or in online therapy in Georgia with grief and loss online therapist William Hemphill.

 
Dealing with grief can be heart-wrenching. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like something you can move on from. Living with grief can lower your quality of life. However, you’re in luck. As grief counselors, we work with many people who have suffered from grief. In grief counseling, they come to us feeling lost and full of despair. Additionally, they aren’t sure what to do with their life now that the person is gone. After beginning grief counseling, they can see their path. Their lives are changed for the better.
 

Our Role As Grief Counselors

We understand your pain. We have worked with many people that have struggled with what you’re feeling right now. And those same people have regained control and happiness in their lives! This, too, can be a possibility for you. Click here to learn more about the benefits of counseling.

Faith and Family Empowerment’s Approach for Grief Counseling

Our approach to grief counseling is thorough. Our grief counselors will get to know you, your background, and your history. Then we get to know your story including the story of your loss. Ultimately, this is the reason why you’ve started grief counseling. This could be a person, job, or relationship. Furthermore, we navigate what the loss means to you, and we normalize the process of grief. In addition, our grief counselors will teach you about the stages of grief, including:
  •  denial
  • anger
  • bargaining
  • depression
  • acceptance
 In grief counseling, we want to emphasize that this is not a linear process. There will be times that you will feel better than others. Finally, our grief counselors will work with you on the sixth stage of grief: Finding meaning in your new life.
A young woman stands in front of a lake smiling. She has completed her journey through grief and loss with grief counseling in Atlanta, GA with Faith and Family Empowerment. She worked with online therapist in Atlanta, William, for online therapy in Georgia for grief and loss.

Begin Counseling for Grief in Atlanta, GA

 Some losses hurt worse than others. Grief is something that affects us all differently. Luckily, our grief counselors are here to help. Grief counseling can help you navigate life after loss. Our Norcross counseling clinic has a grief counselor that can help you start the process. In fact, we can help you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Georgia. To start your journey through healing from loss, follow these simple steps:
 
1. Contact me and request an appointment.
3. Reach step 6 of grief: finding meaning in your new life.

Other Counseling Services Provided in Atlanta, GA

Our counselors are here to support you and help navigate whatever life is throwing at you. Our Norcross based counseling clinic is now closed, so we have transitioned to online therapy. Through online therapy, we can serve anyone living in Georgia. Our therapists offer depression counseling, relationship counseling for one, and anxiety therapy. In addition, we provide marriage counseling and group counseling. Furthermore, we offer Christian counseling and adoption counseling. We’re excited to learn your story. 


4530 South Berkeley Lake Road
Norcross, GA 30071

willhemphill2@gmail.com
(678) 257-7831

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