Grief & Loss

Counseling In Bowie, MD

Losing someone we love is one of the hardest things in life. It can bring a wide range of intense emotions, from sadness and grief to anger and numbness. It’s important for people to know that these emotions are completely natural and that therapy can often help individuals process their loss in healthy ways. At TMG, we offer grief and loss counseling to patients of all ages here in Bowie, MD.

What are the signs and symptoms of grief?

Grief manifests itself in many ways and it isn’t just emotional and psychological. Grief and loss can also manifest themselves physically. Emotional, mental, and psychological signs and symptoms include,

  • Denial
  • Shock
  • Loneliness and sadness
  • Guilt and shame
  • Anxiety
  • Helplessness
  • Fear
  • Numbness
  • Depression

Physical signs and symptoms that may appear during periods of loss or grief include,

  • Fatigue
  • Aches and pains
  • Heart palpitations
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Insomnia or sleep problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Trouble concentrating

What is the purpose of grief counseling?

While grief counseling is often utilized when someone loses a loved one, death is not the only reason individuals come into our office for counseling. Divorce, estrangement, lengthy military deployment, financial or job loss, and other major losses in life can also bring about intense sadness. If you are experiencing emotions of loss and grief know that counseling can help you release your grief and express it in a healthy way. We will also address any emotional, mental, and behavioral issues you may be dealing with as a result of loss of grief, and therapy can help you deal with these daily challenges.

What should I expect from grief counseling?

When your grief negatively impacts your health and wellbeing, your daily routine, or your relationships with others, grief counseling can provide you with the coping mechanisms and strategies you need to move beyond your loss and grief. Therapy will also provide you with a safe, nurturing environment to express your feelings and emotions. Therapy can help you come to terms with your loss to prevent complications and unhealthy habits in the future.

Losing a loved one is one of life’s toughest challenges. Let the team of compassionate, gentle therapists at TMG guide you through the grief process so that you can begin to heal. New patients should call (301) 685-5922. Existing patients, please call (301) 750-2081 to schedule an appointment.

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