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Why Grief Therapy is More Important Than You May Think

Most likely you don’t know anyone who has lost a loved one and immediately went, “I’m okay with this.” The grief process is a natural part of losing a loved one, or even for other hard losses in life. Grief is entirely dependent on the person and the situation, so there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution for it—sometimes, there’s no real solution at all, and it must run its course. with the help of a supportive counselor. The following reasons identify why grief therapy is more important than you may think.

Individual assessment

Sure, you can search the internet on “ways to feel better”, and follow some DIY instructions—which may or may not help. However, there’s great value in input from an experienced therapist or counselor. Grief therapy is tailored to the individuals, their experiences, and their situation. You have a better chance at coming through the grief process on a positive light with the help of a therapist.

Different options

Many people prefer confidential, one-on-one counseling for grief of a loss. However, there are other options for those who may do better in a group or with family. You have diverse options when working with grief therapy.

Grief therapy gives guidance

While homeopathic solutions such as essential oils and aromas to ease the mind may temporarily provide relief, grief therapy gives guidance through these tough times. Again, because the grief process is different for each person, and can take many forms, it takes the assistance of a therapist or counselor to know the best ways to help that person through it. Going through grief and not sure where to turn? Here in Maryland, the Family Service Foundation is happy to provide short term grief therapy for those who would like assistance through the grief process. Visit our website for more information.

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Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps Maryland residents across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and provides interpretation for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more about autism spectrum disorder or developmental disabilitiesvisit here. Do you “Follow” and “Like?” Be sure to stay active on our official pages for FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest today!