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Grief Counseling in Scottsdale, AZ

If you have experienced a significant loss at any time in your life and feel the need to process, heal, and grow from those events, please call us at (480) 235-1682 or request an appointment with a counselor here.

Grief and bereavement are emotions virtually every human being will experience in their lifetime. For most people, loss is an excruciating and difficult thing to encounter, as it can have both short and long-term effects on a person’s mental health and well being.

To finally resolve and grow from those traumatic experiences, grief counseling is one of the most helpful and effective ways for someone to do so. Here’s how it can work for you.

When Should You Consider Grief Counseling?

When people think about grief, they usually associate it with losing a loved one. While that’s a common and widely accepted reason to grieve, there are several other reasons why a person might feel grief, both big and small. The truth is, grief comes in different forms and at different times for everyone. What brings grief to one person may not bring grief for another.

In terms of counseling, grief counseling is an appropriate form of therapy for anyone who is experiencing (or has experienced in the past) a major, unresolved loss of any kind. Although there are over 40 identified reasons that cause grief, other common experiences a person may want to consider grief counseling for include:

  • Experiencing the death of a family member, friend, or child (either born or unborn)
  • Witnessing a death or traumatic event
  • Experiencing a divorce or break up
  • Losing a close friend, coworker, or classmate
  • Experiencing the death of a pet or animal
  • Losing one's job or home
  • Losing one's religion, faith, culture, or support network
  • Experiencing the sudden loss of one's health or well-being
  • Experiencing the sudden loss of an established routine or lifestyle
  • Anticipating the loss of someone or something
     

Is It Ever Too Late for Grief Counseling?

No, it is never too late to seek counseling to discuss your grief and begin to heal. Regardless of whether it happened yesterday or 50 years ago, any time is a good time to take a fresh step forward.

Like ripples on the surface of a pond, the effects from a difficult or traumatic experience can reverberate for a lifetime, directly shaping who we are and how we deal or react to difficult situations and experiences.

As a counselor, it's not uncommon for me to sit down with a client who, as a child, had a traumatic loss in their life they have never processed until we sat down and talked about it together. Often, the grief and traumas these individuals have experienced can manifest into larger and more significant mental health issues if they’re not processed appropriately. Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues, addiction, attachment issues, and a variety of other mental health obstacles can directly be tied back to those events.

Only until addressing and resolving these traumatic experiences at their root can these individuals truly turn a new leaf and begin permanently improving their quality of life. The good news is, the sooner treatment starts, the earlier the healing process can begin.

Grief Counseling in Scottsdale AZ

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Pathways Counseling Services provides grief counseling and other therapy services to local area residents who have experienced significant losses in their life and seek the coping skills and support needed to finally resolve and heal from those traumas.

If you have had a loss in your life or need help processing a serious or traumatic event, please schedule an appointment here or call us directly at (480) 235-1682 to get in contact.

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