Grief Counseling

We can help you heal and come to peace with your loss

Grief Counseling

We can help you heal and come to peace with your loss

Have you lost something that has caused you overwhelming sadness?

Does this feeling of sadness disrupt your ability to live and do routine things?

Have you had a hard time managing your grief?

Do you find yourself thinking of a recent loss so much so that you can’t focus on anything else?

Or do you go above and beyond to try to avoid thinking about what you’ve lost?

Experiencing loss can be extremely painful and lonely, especially when you don’t know how to navigate or manage what you’re feeling. Whether it’s the loss of a friendship, a job, or the physical loss of a loved one – if your grief isn’t acknowledged and addressed it can disrupt your life in a variety of ways.

Maybe you’ve experienced loss and it’s so painful that you’ve tried to avoid dealing with it by overwhelming yourself with a bunch of busy work and tasks so you don’t have to think about it. Or maybe when your recent loss has taken over your life, you can’t find the energy or strength to keep up with your routine obligations and responsibilities. The pain can be so immense that just getting out of bed can be tough. No matter what you do or where you are all you think about is your loss, which makes living life hard and miserable.

For some grief doesn’t show up as sadness or despair, it shows up as anger, guilt, or shock and confusion. However it shows up for you, it’s important to remember that running from it won’t help you heal, in fact it will hinder you.

Grief Is a Natural Response

While grief and the emotions that come along with it aren’t easy to deal with and often difficult to navigate – they’re actually a natural response to loss. As we mentioned before grief isn’t just associated with death, it’s a response to any type of loss. This includes, the loss of a job, a relationship, selling a family home, or being diagnosed with an illness. Any event that makes you feel as if you have lost something, tangible or not, can trigger grief. It also doesn’t matter how big or small your loss is, if it’s significant to you it can cause grief.

While there are several stages to grief that most people experience as they begin to heal, no one’s grief journey is the same. It’s not a linear process and can actually be quite unpredictable. There will be days when you feel overwhelmed with sadness, days where you are shocked and can’t believe what happened, along with days where you feel unbothered. Some people can heal in move forward within a couple of weeks, while others may be dealing with the impact and effect of grief for years. What’s important to keep in mind is that there is no right or wrong way to grieve, and you have no reason to feel ashamed of what you’re feeling.

While it may feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster that has no end, the good news is that with support to help you understand your emotions and the tools to make sure you can take care of yourself, you can heal.  

Grief Counseling Can Help You Move Forward With Life 

Regardless of what caused your grief or where you are in the grieving process the Jenkins-Richardson & Associates team can help you find relief and get back to living life. The fact that you are visiting our site is actually a great first step towards healing – you’ve acknowledged that you are grieving and that you need help navigating and overcoming these emotions.

At Jenkins-Richardson & Associates we understand that no two people are the same, and that everyone has a unique history and circumstance. So we take the time to meet with you for a consultation to better understand where you are and what your goals are. We also allow you to use this time to answer any questions you may have and gauge whether you think we will be a good  for you. We also pride ourselves in treating you like an individual and tailoring our approach to best help you.

Once you begin your sessions, we will work with you on learning how to work through the pain of grief and adjusting to living life and moving forward despite your loss.

But you may still have questions about if Grief Counseling Is For You  

It’s been years since I lost my loved one, if I haven’t healed by now how do I know counseling will help? 

It’s important to remember that there is no specific timeline for healing from grief, however since you are still grieving we would suggest that you get professional support. There are often many layers behind grief, and our team can help you work through each of them and provide you with tools and strategies to process each of them.

It’s also important to realize that even once you’ve learned to move forward there will still be times when you are triggered and find yourself grieving again. Our goal is to help you learn how to navigate your emotions during this time and prevent it from overwhelming you.

Do you accept my insurance?

Please contact our office to learn if we accept your insurance.  

Start Your Healing Journey 

If you’re ready to take control back of your life and prevent grief from preventing you from enjoying your life, contact us today to schedule a consultation.      

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