People deal with grief in different ways, some more successfully than others. If you suffer a loss and can’t overcome your grief, talk to a skilled therapist at LinqCare Inc. The practice’s team of experienced mental health professionals offers safe telehealth consultations where you receive grief counseling to help you deal with your loss. Call LinqCare Inc. or book a telehealth appointment online today to benefit from compassionate grief counseling.
Grief is a natural response to loss, something most people experience after a loved one’s death.
It’s not just bereavement that can cause grief, though. Any significant loss could be a trigger, including relationship breakdowns, losing your job, or someone you love moving away.
Grief comprises a mixture of emotions that typically progresses fairly predictably. The five stages of grief include:
When you hear what’s happened, your first instinct might be denial — being unable to believe that the news is true. You might argue that the event can’t have happened and that someone’s made a mistake. Refusing to believe prevents you from moving into the difficult and distressing phases to come.
Another powerful emotion grief causes is anger. You might become enraged, break things, shout, scream, cry, and lash out at whoever you think might be to blame. You’re also likely to express your rage and frustration about the unfairness of the situation.
Bargaining means offering some form of sacrifice to a higher power. For example, you might say you’ll take the place of a loved one who died or offer anything for the emotional torment to stop.
When anger fades, and bargaining achieves nothing, depression sets in. You feel immense sadness, guilt, self-loathing, and despair. Life may not seem worth living at this point.
In a healthy grieving process, you reach acceptance. This is where you come to terms with loss and begin your recovery.
The length of time spent in each grief stage and what order they occur can vary. Some people get stuck in a particular stage — often anger or depression — and can’t get past it.
The LinqCare Inc. team specializes in helping people through the stages of grief.
Giving and receiving support from those who understand the torment of loss offers significant healing opportunities. LinqCare Inc. provides various grief counseling services, including individual, couples, and family therapy. You could also benefit from group therapy, sharing your experiences and feelings with people experiencing similar trauma.
The LinqCare Inc. team’s grief counseling experts provide a safe space where you can get the support you need to process your loss. With your therapist’s help, you can work through the grieving process and find positive ways to move forward.
Call LinqCare Inc. or book an appointment online today to learn more about expert grief counseling.