Grief is a natural process that most people experience following a meaningful loss. Although everyone copes with grief differently, nearly everyone navigates the process in stages. While grieving is important following a loss, it may appear very differently from person to person. Many people find the grieving process to be more straightforward with the assistance of a grief counselor. Grief counseling encourages safe and comforting grief that ultimately facilitates healing after a loss.
Did you know?
that grief is not only associated with the death of a loved one. In fact, it can occur at the loss of a pet, a job, a sentimental inanimate object, or even an intangible idea. Regardless of the object of your grief, the feelings and emotions that you experience following your loss are very real. You’ll go through stages of grief that help you cope with your loss. Those stages may include denial, anger, depression, and finally acceptance.
How do I get started with mental health counseling?
Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our mental health therapists for an initial 50-minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.
All of our mental health therapists are in-network with United, BCBS, and Aetna. Most insurance companies now offer mental health benefits. If you have insurance benefits for mental health and you have met your deductible you only need to pay your co–pay at the time of session if you have one. For more information about your insurance benefits please visit our insurance and billing page.
Self – Pay Rates
If you do not have insurance for mental health therapy we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement
50 minute mental health counseling initial assessment …………………………. $200
50 minute mental health counseling follow-up sessions ………………………… $150
Frequently Asked Questions
You may need grief counseling if you are at any stage in the grieving process. It is not only for recent losses but rather for people who are still coping with feelings of deep sorrow or despair over a loss. Grief counseling is especially beneficial for those who have grief that interferes with normal, day-to-day life.
Grief counseling is different for everyone; but put simply, it is a safe place to express your feelings to an experienced counselor who understands the processes you are going through. Grief counseling is often comforting to those who may have felt like they are taking too long to heal or process a loss. You’ll have the undivided attention of a person who will not judge you, but rather will encourage you to grieve for as long as you need to in order to achieve healing.
The grief process is ongoing and may not necessarily end when you no longer need professional counseling. Grief counseling is not meant to stop the pain of grief, and it cannot bring back a loved one. It can, however, provide you with helpful tips for adjusting to and moving forward with your new life despite your loss. This may include learning a new skill, picking up a new hobby, exercising, meditating, or even pursuing something you’ve always wanted to do.