Grief counseling is designed to help clients accept the reality of the loss, deal with trauma from the loss, express emotions, overcome guilt, and deal with life changes. The first goal is to help the client understand they have suffered a major loss and it’s okay to go through the grief timeline as they recover. Many people do not know how to handle major losses or how to go through the stages of grief, and a counselor can help with this.
As Sunset Community Counseling, clients receive help with the trauma they’ve experienced because of their loved one’s death and get help learning how to express their emotions surrounding the grief. They receive the full support of their counselor and will be able to discuss anything with their counselor as they move through the stages of grief and gain acceptance of what has happened and how it has changed them.
Clients also receive help learning how to cope with life changes and assistance in building a new support system to help them with anything they’ll need in the future. If the person they lost was their spouse or someone else they depended on for support, they’ll learn how to deal with this major life change and find community resources that can help them learn how to handle everything on their own. All of this is designed to help them remember the loved one they have lost and learn how to move forward without their loved one by their side.