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What is Bereavement Counseling?

Bereavement Counseling is a form of therapy used when someone who has experienced the death of a loved one processes their emotions to make a plan for moving forward in life. Some ways bereavement counseling can help are guiding people in developing coping skills, providing social support systems, or connecting them with appropriate services or support groups.

At HWP, our mental health professionals offer grief counseling services for those who are coping with losing a loved one. We work with you to develop a plan that is right for your specific situation and needs. Our counselors will guide you through the process to find healthy ways of coping with this change.

As a team, we provide support and expertise in grief therapy. Our grief counselors are trained in the principles of loss and bereavement counseling. We provide individual, couples, family, or group counseling for adults, and adolescents.

At HWP our clients come first! We boast a progressive approach that combines current ideas & theories on how people can recover from painful experiences while maintaining their own personal growth.

If you’d like to know more about what we do at HWP, please give us a call today for a complimentary phone consultation and see if we are the right practice for your needs.

Your life has been changed forever by the loss of your loved one. Bereavement Counseling can help you learn to grieve with hope instead of despair.

The Difference Between Bereavement and Depression

Both bereavement and depression are recognized as mental health conditions that can cause difficulties in functioning. Depression is often experienced as general sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, loneliness, worry, anxiety, anger, physical pain, or lack of concentration or motivation. It may affect basic tasks like eating or sleeping.

Bereavement is the feeling of great sorrow over death and dying. It also involves the many changes that occur in a person’s daily routine. Grieving is what most people do when coping with loss, even if their loss was expected.

It is not unusual for bereavement to trigger feelings of depression. When you are already sad over your friend or family members’ death, it may seem impossible to find any joy or hope right now. However, it is vital to keep an eye out for complicated grief.

Complicated Grief

Complicated grief is an unfortunate but all too common mental disorder in which a person’s life becomes consumed with the traumatic grief experience of losing someone close to them. This form of intense emotional pain can last for years and can be easily misdiagnosed as depression. 

The symptoms of complicated grief include: 

  • Feelings of despair 
  • Hopelessness 
  • Continued thoughts about the loss of the way the loss happened (Rumination) 
  • Feeling emotionally empty
  • Yearning to reconnect with the deceased 
  • Avoiding people, places, and things that bring the deceased to mind
  • Confusion about self-concept 
  • Isolation
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed.

When is the Right Time to Seek Treatment When You Feel Stuck in the Stages of Grief?

It can be hard to know when you’re ready to seek treatment for your grief. Our team has seen so many people go through the grief process, and we have worked with them to get through it. It’s not easy, but there is hope! You can get back on track and start feeling human again with therapy or other treatments that will help you heal from your loss. 

If you feel stuck in the grieving process (that means no matter how much time passes, you don’t seem to move past a certain stage), then it might be worth considering seeing someone who specializes in this area of mental health care to see what they recommend. You deserve compassion and understanding while going through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

When is the Right Time to Seek Treatment When You Feel Stuck in the Stages of Grief?

It can be hard to know when you’re ready to seek treatment for your grief. Our team has seen so many people go through the grief process, and we have worked with them to get through it. It’s not easy, but there is hope! You can get back on track and start feeling human again with therapy or other treatments that will help you heal from your loss. 

If you feel stuck in the grieving process (that means no matter how much time passes, you don’t seem to move past a certain stage), then it might be worth considering seeing someone who specializes in this area of mental health care to see what they recommend. You deserve compassion and understanding while going through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Bereavement Counseling with HWP

Bereavement counseling helps many people when coping with loss, even if their loss was expected. If you’re in a rut in your grieving, it’s worth looking into receiving professional bereavement counseling from someone like HWP’s licensed mental health professionals. 

We have worked with many different people from all walks of life, and we have what it takes to help you get through what you’re going through. Reach out today for a free phone consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

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Individual Counseling Session Rates

All sessions are 45 – 50 minutes long and are held either in-person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$115 – $165 per session

Individual counseling rate varies per clinician. Please see clinician bios for more information regarding specialties and rates.

What Our Clients Say

"I knew from the moment I met her that she was different than some of the therapists I've had in the past. I didn't feel like a weirdo. She made me feel accepted and safe."

- Elizabeth S. (Google)

"Throughout this process, I have learned to forgive, accept, and manage what I can control."

- Katherine D. (Google)

"I tried counseling here and there in the past, and although each time was a step in the right direction, this time I've noticed an absolute change in my mindset and how I feel."

- Michelle T. (Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your complimentary consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 740-7121.

If you are an existing client, please outreach to your provider directly either by telephone, email, or via the client portal secure messaging system.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.