Grief & Loss Counseling Albuquerque

Providing Counseling for People Coping with Grief and Loss

Grief & Loss Counseling

People deal with the death of someone close to them in several different ways. Even while it is a challenging and trying period for individuals, the experience may lead to self-development. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with death. 

 

People grieve in many ways. Their nature as a person and their relationship with the deceased often determine how they suffer from grief. It is a fact that a person's cultural and religious background, mental history, support systems, coping skills, and social and socioeconomic standing influence how they cope with grief.

 

We provide a method that is incredibly able to deal effectively with grief and loss that affects nearly everyone at some point in life. People can experience grief and loss in several different ways. Many people experience grief and loss as a series of emotional upheavals that disrupt their daily life. 

Albuquerque Healthy Families collaborates with patients to help them build healthier coping strategies, control loss, and boost their overall quality of life.

Grief & Loss Coping Skills

Types of Grief

 

•Acute: Occurs during the first 3 to 6 months after a loss. Acute grief occurs when one must comprehend the diagnosis and make decisions regarding one's health care. 

•Persistent: It lasts for more than a year

 

Grief and Loss' Implications

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Loss of appetite

  • Having a tough time sleeping

  • Anger

  • Finding it hard to accept the loss.

  • Images and memories of trauma

  • High level of chronic stress

  • Deep grief and yearning in waves.

 

People who are experiencing more severe grieving reactions may benefit from grief treatment. The goal of grief counseling is to identify and resolve issues the mourner is experiencing in moving on after a loved one has died. When separation issues arise, they can manifest as a medical or behavioral issue.

 

In grief counseling, the mourner discusses their feelings about the deceased. They try to determine whether the mourner is expressing the appropriate level of emotion in response to the death. 

How to Treat Grief & Loss

Therapy: Therapy can be done individually or in a group setting and can be extremely helpful.
 

•Medications: Antidepressant drugs can help ease the symptoms of grieving in some cases.

• Additional coping mechanisms such as stress management, faith, community support, recreation, and support groups.

 

In Conclusion 

 Death, loss, and grieving affect everyone and are common occurrences in life. Death has been dealt with in various ways by all societies. When a person goes through grief counseling, meddling with a person's grieving practices may disrupt the essential grief process. Therapists can detect the grief process in patients of other cultures by knowing how different cultures respond to loss.

If you or a loved one needs grief & loss counseling, please call one of our caring admissions counselors now. We can be reached at 505-842-9911 to schedule a counseling appointment.