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Grief Counseling

Everyone grieves in their own way and at their own pace, making it hard to know when to consider grief counseling. However, when your grief feels overpowering, Mark Chaney, LPC, offers the support and therapy you need to work through the grieving process and regain a more balanced life. Call the office in Fort Worth, Texas, or use the online booking feature today to learn more about grief counseling or schedule a telemedicine appointment.

Grief Counseling Q & A

What causes grief?

Grief is a natural emotional response to loss. The death of a loved one causes intense grief, but you can grieve many other losses and significant life changes, including:

  • Loss of a relationship
  • Loss of your health
  • Loss of your job
  • Loss of financial stability
  • Loss of a friendship
  • Loss of a pet
  • Loss of safety after a traumatic event

Everyone works through grief in their own time. Some feel better in weeks; others take months, a year, or even longer.

When should I seek grief counseling?

Just as the grieving process differs for each person, no timetable tells you when to seek counseling.

However, you should consider grief counseling when some time has passed but you still:

  • Feel stuck in grief
  • Can't overcome the pain
  • Stifle your feelings
  • Haven't grieved (when you should)
  • Go into depression
  • Isolate yourself from family and friends
  • Can't talk about the reason for your grief

When your symptoms feel overwhelming, or you think you should feel better, grief counseling can help. 

After the death of a loved one, many people experience intense grief. They can't stop thinking about the person but, at the same time, may feel so much grief that they can't tolerate thinking about happy memories. Over time, it should gradually get easier to remember your loved one with less pain. 

It's time to seek help when your intense grief continues indefinitely, interrupting your sleep, making you feel physically ill, or leading to suicidal thoughts.

What should I expect during grief counseling?

Grief counseling does not try to speed up the grieving process. Instead, Mark helps you work through your overwhelming feelings and suggests ways to cope with your pain. He provides therapeutic support so you can safely experience your emotions and move forward at your own pace.

If you find that you push your feelings down or can't cope with the grief, it's important to get counseling to work through the grieving process. Without therapy, all those feelings will rise to the surface down the road, causing sudden, overwhelming emotions that you may not associate with your loss.

To learn how grief counseling can help you regain a fulfilling life, call Mark Chaney, LPC, or book an appointment online today.

Mark Chaney LPC