Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling includes:

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  • inspirational messages
  • workbook pages
  • all services provided by certified grief counselor

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Grief Counseling

Grief counseling is also sometimes referred to as bereavement counseling. It is typically used to counsel and comfort individuals who are dealing with loss, usually the death of a loved one. This type of counseling can help some people adjust and cope with loss and the grief that comes with it.

Grief counseling is recommended for individuals who are having trouble grieving, or moving through the different stages of grief, after a loss. Generally, most people who seek grief counseling do so because their grief is

  • interfering with their daily activities
  • causing relationship problems
  • making it hard to go on with their own lives
  • causing intense guilt or depression
  • making it difficult to eat


Why Do We Need Grief Counseling?

A healthy grieving process is completely normal and nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone grieves differently and some may find it harder than others to cope with loss and grief. Living with the pain of unresolved loss and grief is a terrible thing for the human psyche. It can cause feelings of guilt, along with feelings of depression.

Grief counseling can help make the grieving process easier. The purpose of grief counseling is not to forget a loss but work toward acceptance.   Individuals who are able to accept the loss of someone or something that they loved will typically find it much easier to move on and live happier lives themselves.

What Does a Grief Counselor Do?

The main goal of a grief counselor is to help people cope with grief. These professionals might work with all types of people experiencing all different types of loss. Some grief counselors might focus on counseling individuals that lost loved ones in specific ways, such as after a battle with cancer or during military service.

A counseling method known as "active listening" is one of the most common types used by grief counselors. During this type of counseling, a grief counselor will usually do more listening than talking. The counselor will encourage or allow the grieving person to talk about their feelings and emotions. Many times, individuals suffering from grief might only need to get their feelings out in the open in order to move forward with their lives. On the other hand, a grief counselor might also need to help their clients develop strategies and methods for coping with their loss.

Grief counselors will also watch their clients closely for signs of mental or emotional problems that are often associated with grief. This might include such things as anger, depression, or even suicidal thoughts. 

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Comment by Linda Engberg on January 10, 2021 at 7:14am

Hi Dream Moon,

I am so sorry for your loss of Lucy. Thank You for inviting me to your fur kids group. 

Comment by dream moon JO B on January 9, 2021 at 6:15pm

Comment by dream moon JO B on January 9, 2021 at 6:13pm

i prefr anmilss 2 peppll i do 


thy do not judg way we grif greivv thy do not

thy lov us wen we get ill thy do 

i no lucy sat be my sid wen i had a tosh of newmona yrss ag she did '

evn wen pamdicss took me wayy she nw i wud be bac

my 2 catss iv got now wen i wz ill f wyrs go nevr lft my sid thy did not

i no lucy will be aornd me all wayss coz i gt her frm cat dog hletrr i did lk dianas dog linf lindas dog wil be arond us thy will be 

i no my rt getin wors so i need 2 stp typin

noww jutss relsd my mic app will wok on heer wud of dabvd me frm typin

Comment by Linda Engberg on January 7, 2021 at 7:02am

Thank You Diana.

Comment by Diana, Grief Recovery Coach on January 6, 2021 at 2:38pm

Awwww, so cute!

Comment by Linda Engberg on January 6, 2021 at 2:37pm

Hi Dream Moon,

Losing Babie J was the worst thing that happened to me. I miss her so much.

Comment by dream moon JO B on January 6, 2021 at 2:19pm


i loss lucy in 2016 a wk aftr my bday 

i no peppl dnt get it but thm fur kids wz kids 2 us thy wz 

Comment by Linda Engberg on January 5, 2021 at 7:11am

Dear Dream Moon and Diana,

Your furbabies are just beautiful and I am so sorry you lost them. Their love is unconditional and I know we will see them again at the Rainbow Bridge. God Bless, Linda

Comment by dream moon JO B on January 5, 2021 at 4:29am

so sorry i no a losss of a pet is so haerd it is i no i had 2 get lucy pts i had2 get my brhtr to do it coz i cud not coz i no it wud of kill me it wud of

my lucy she wz a grt suportt wen dad died i no peepppl will say im silly  but lucy wz famlyy 2 me so wz evry 1s pet famly 2 thm

Comment by Diana, Grief Recovery Coach on January 4, 2021 at 2:27pm

Linda Engberg,

Oh my goodness.  So sweet.  I miss my dog as well. Mine was a bichon.  He was put down in 2015 because of Cushing's Disease. My fiance at the time had to do it.  I just couldn't. 

 That was my baby and I miss him so much.  No photo description available.


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