Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences of our lives. Grief hurts. The reason is because grief has an intense effect on the body, mind and spirit. As emotions run the gamut from shock and confusion to anxiety and sorrow, your body may also be subject to sleeplessness, stomach aches and difficulty breathing. Although your faith beliefs may be a source of comfort, you may also struggle in the spiritual dimension of your life.
Grief counseling can be the first step on the path to healing—especially if you are experiencing prolonged or abnormal grief. Samaritan therapists respect the unique challenges you are facing and are trained to help you work through adjustments, practice self-care and continue to manage your life.
How do you know if your grief is prolonged, abnormal or has transitioned into depression? Indicators may include: isolation, alcohol abuse, feelings of worthlessness, and the inability to function or complete everyday tasks. A professional therapist is able to recognize these and other symptoms that indicate your grief has taken a downturn.
It is important to know that grieving occurs during other life circumstances, too. Examples include the loss of your job, home or even a way of life. If you or someone close to you has become consumed by grief and is not improving, grief counseling is strongly recommended. Learn more or call 412.741.7430 to get started.
Samaritan therapists are licensed professionals who have earned at least one Master’s degree, are trained and experienced in best practices in the field, and engage in ongoing education. Moreover, they provide Christian counseling and faith-based counseling in general within the context of your religious beliefs without attempting to impose a particular faith doctrine. Call 412.741.7430 or start here to make an appointment. Download the Personal Information form.