Grief Counseling

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

The emotions you experience during times of grief can feel overwhelming. That’s why the experienced mental health professionals at SpotLyte Behavioral Health in Downingtown, offer comprehensive grief counseling services for the whole family. From individual counseling to family counseling, the team can provide you with healthy coping mechanisms to process your grief. To learn more, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health or schedule an appointment online now.

Grief Counseling Q & A

What is grief counseling?

Grief is a natural, visceral response to loss. While grief is extremely common after the loss of a loved one, death is not the only type of grief you can experience. Divorce, the loss of a close friendship, and even a job loss can cause feelings of grief and sadness. 

Grief counseling gives you the support and tools you need to process this loss and transition into your new way of life. Whether you’ve recently lost a beloved pet or are going through a contentious divorce, grief counseling helps you create a plan to move forward.

How does grief work?

There are many different ways for individuals to process grief, but grief counselors encounter two primary patterns:

Instrumental grief

Instrumental grief focuses on problem-solving. Those experiencing instrumental grief often distract themselves from their emotions by taking on new projects and dedicating extra time to work. 

Many individuals with instrumental grief try to process their emotions in silence, choosing to hide their grief from others.

Intuitive grief

Intuitive grief causes overwhelming emotions. Individuals with intuitive grief tend to share their emotions openly and lean on loved ones for support. Their outward expressions often mirror the emotions they’re experiencing.

Who can benefit from grief counseling?

Anybody experiencing significant loss can benefit from grief counseling, but it’s particularly recommended for individuals whose grief:

  • Leads to depression or suicidal ideations
  • Significantly impacts school or work performance
  • Interferes with existing relationships
  • Prevents individuals from participating in daily activities

If you’re struggling to cope with loss in your life, SpotLyte Behavioral Health has trained grief counselors to help you process these complex emotions and major life changes.

What happens during grief counseling?

Grief is an extremely personal reaction to events in your life. Your grief counseling should be just as personal. That’s why the team at SpotLyte Behavioral Health takes an individualized approach to care.

The team offers various types of grief counseling for your whole family, including:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Referrals to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on improving your responses to unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. The team teaches you coping strategies and methods to change the way you respond to these triggers.

If necessary, the team may also prescribe medications, such as antidepressants, to support your treatment.

To learn more, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health or book an appointment online today.