Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss is something everyone goes through. And it is never easy. One study found that almost six in ten Americans are grieving the loss of someone close to them within the past three years. Sadness, depression, inability to sleep, anger, and anxiety are ways that grief and loss show up in our lives.

The number one method of coping during a season of grief or loss is to spend time with friends and family.

Everyone grieves differently. There is no set formula for getting through grief.

The five basic stages of grief and loss are:

  1. Denial and isolation.
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Interestingly, however, these are not necessarily sequential. One may experience any or all of these at a given time. Sometimes, so-called “mourning bombs,” hit at the least suspecting time, when a memory of a loved one triggers a sudden wave of loss, which may result in great sadness, or crying. One writer notes, “the best thing you can do is to allow yourself to feel the grief as it comes over you. Resisting it only will prolong the natural process of healing.

All ABT Counseling medical staff are expertly trained to treat patients who are struggling with Grief and Loss.

You don’t have to go through it alone. Call us. We can help.

Intense sorrow, pain, thoughts and feelings.

Problems accepting the loss.

Self blame or guilt.

Lack of trust in others, resulting in isolation.

Numbness or detachment.

Trouble carrying out normal routines.

Bitterness about the loss.

Feeling your life holds no meaning or purpose.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with an ABT Counselor.


Treatment Providers

Many of our providers work with Grief and Loss. Click the button below and go to our counselors page where you can view all of our provider profiles.