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Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling services offered in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Bowie, MD

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult parts of life. Serving the Washington, DC, metropolitan area in Bowie, Maryland, the licensed mental health care providers of The Modalities Group can help support you through the major life change of losing a loved one through individualized grief counseling. Call the mental health center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Grief Counseling Q & A

What is grief counseling?

Grief counseling is a form of therapy that helps individuals accept the loss of a loved one and work through their pain. Grief is a powerful emotion that can feel all-consuming. Accepting that a loved one is gone is rarely a linear process. Most people experience a wide range of emotions, from shock and denial to anger and sadness. 

Grief counseling allows you to process these emotions in a safe, supportive environment. With extensive experience helping clients navigate the challenges of grief, The Modalities Group offers effective coping strategies and guidance to help you move forward during a time of loss.

How does grief counseling work?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to grief counseling. The strategies the team incorporates into your care plan depend on the stage of grief you’re in and the type of loss you experience. While many people seek grief counseling after a loved one’s death, a job loss, divorce, family estrangement, or lengthy military deployment may also warrant helpful coping strategies.

Grief counseling strives to help you:

  • Accept loss
  • Navigate painful emotions
  • Adjust to life after loss
  • Maintain a connection to the lost loved one

While moving on from grief may not be possible, counseling can help you move forward with your life.

What are the signs I might need grief counseling?

There are seven traditional stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These stages don’t always develop in a specific order, nor are their signs always clear. While everybody experiences grief in different ways, common signs include:

  • Numbness
  • Detachment
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Inability to experience joy or happiness
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Appetite changes
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle pain

Grief counseling can help identify your symptoms, allowing The Modalities Group team to develop a comprehensive care plan that addresses your needs.

What are the benefits of grief counseling?

Grief counseling can’t cure the pain of deep loss, but it can help:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Minimize shame or guilt
  • Relieve the effects of trauma
  • Reduce the risk of substance use disorder
  • Cope with pain

At The Modalities Group, the team ensures you never feel alone in your grief. They work with you to develop the tools and strategies you need to move forward.

Call The Modalities Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about grief counseling.

If you are interested in scheduling a therapy session for your teen, we’re here to help. Call TMG in Bowie, MD, at 240-599-3500 to schedule their first appointment. Helping teens navigate these tumultuous years is what we do best.