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Houston Grief Counseling
we treat grief & loss
Grief is a normal, universal response to loss in one's life. The more significant the experienced loss, the more severe the experience of grief may be. Below are common occurrences that result in grief and loss.
death of a loved one
death of a pet
break-up or divorce
children leaving home
separation from friends or family
disability or chronic health condition
Grief often includes acute physiological distress, separation anxiety, obsessive dwelling on the past, and worries about the future. Below are common emotions associated with grief and loss.
Grief is a process of learning that teaches us how to be in the world in the absense of something we love. We may be abrublty forced to operate under a new set of rules and make significant adjustments to our identity and sense of self. There is no set pattern to the grief process; everyone experiences grief uniquely and on a different timetable.
When to consider professional help for grief and loss:
When you lack a healthy support system in which to process your grief
When overwhelmed and unable to function in daily life (work, school, self-care, etc.)
When grief triggers a mental health condition, like depression or anxiety
When having thoughts of suicide
When grief persists more than 6-months after the loss
Approximately 1 in 10 grieving people develop Prolonged Grief Disorder. Without treatment, research shows the condition can persist indefinitely and result in other troubles, like chemical dependency, suicidality, sleep disorders, and a weakened immune system.
Treatment of grief and loss can help and may address the below tasks.
Provide psychological education about the grief process
Identify and validate your thoughts and feelings
Address the impact of the loss on your life
Identify any negative coping skills
Develop positive coping skills
Help you build your support system
Set realistic goals
Plan to deal with setbacks
There are trained therapists at The Resilience Center of Houston that can walk with you on your grief journey. With empathy and expertise, we're here to help.