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What Is Grief Counseling?

How grief and loss counseling from your mental health professionals in Bowie, MD, can help you heal.

Losing someone you care about can be devastating. You may know in advance and have time to prepare yourself. The death of a loved one can also happen suddenly, giving you no advance warning.

The death of a person close to you can leave you wondering what to do next. You may feel hopeless, lonely, and isolated. Grief and loss counseling can provide you the support and friendships you need, to help you get through a painful period in your life.

The mental health professionals at The Modalities Group in Bowie, MD, offer a wide range of mental health and counseling services, including grief and loss counseling to help you heal.

You may think you are strong enough to withstand the effects of grief. The truth is, grief can have a profound effect on you physically and psychologically.

Some of the physical effects of grief may include:

  • Fatigue and headaches
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • A rapid, irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sleeping difficulties

Some of the psychological effects of grief may include:

  • Problems with concentration and focus
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Feeling sad or lonely
  • Fear or helplessness
  • Isolation or social stigma

Grief counseling can help you learn healthy coping strategies, so you can come to terms with your emotions. Grief counseling doesn’t just help with the death of a loved one. In fact, grief counseling can help if you experience:

  • A divorce
  • A separation from your family
  • Loss of a job
  • Financial difficulties

Grief counseling can be in group or individual therapy sessions, or both. Support from others who are experiencing similar emotions can help you feel less isolated. Through grief and loss counseling, you will learn healthy, productive ways to deal with your grief, so you can move on to better times in your life.

To learn more about grief and loss counseling and how it can help you, call the mental health professionals at The Modalities Group in Bowie, MD. You can reach them in the office by calling (301) 685-5922, so call now.

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