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Grief Counseling

If you want to resolve your grief and live a satisfying life again and you live in Phoenix or any other location in Arizona, call 602.750.8051.

The Effects of Unresolved Grief

  • Overwhelming Feelings. The feelings you experience immediately following a loss can be overwhelming.
  • Sadness and Depression. In the long term, unresolved grief can lead to chronic feelings of sadness which do not go away over time.
  • Relationship Issues. Unresolved grief can keep you from attending to current relationships and can even lead to isolation.
  • Mental Confusion. Unresolved grief can interfere with your ability to think clearly.
  • Job or School Problems. Unresolved grief can interfere with your ability to perform on the job or at school.
  • Sleeplessness. Unresolved grief can lead to problems sleeping.
  • Addictions. In some cases unresolved grief can lead to the abuse of alcohol, drugs, or activities.

A Counselor can Help

Grieving is a natural human reaction to a loss. But we are rarely taught how to grieve. Many people in our lives are uncomfortable with expressions of grief. So often people who suffer a loss learn to hide their feelings. They do not process through their grief and so are stuck in the grieving process, unable to move on. There are five stages of grief—

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

Not everyone goes through every one of these stages and not everyone goes through the stages in this order. Stages may be repeated. The goal is to get through to acceptance—not to forget but to accept so that the loss is no longer overwhelming.

To move through these stages and properly grieve a loss, it is helpful to have a counselor to talk to who will not feel uncomfortable with your grief but who will help you express your grief in whatever way is best for you. In some circumstance, you may also benefit from medication.

Benefits of Grief Counseling

Grief recovery can have the following benefits—

  • Your grief will not seem so overwhelming.
  • You can talk about the loss.
  • You can begin to live a satisfying life again, remember and honoring who or what you have lost.

Grief Recovery in Arizona

Grief can be resolved and you can live a happy, satisfying life again. Deer Valley Counseling offers grief counseling and recovery to people in all locations in Arizona. Unresolved grief can cause great emotional, relationship, career, and health difficulties. Counseling can help. Call 602.750.8051 if you would like to discuss grief counseling.

We have appointments available evenings and weekends including both Saturday and Sunday. If you call and we do not answer please leave a message.