Losing someone is never easy, it takes time to heal and move forward
Perhaps, you’re mourning the loss of a person due to a change in circumstances such as incarceration, which is impacting the whole family unit.
Or maybe, you’ve been struggling to cut ties with a toxic relationship or person in your life and now you’re trying to find closure, but it’s hard.
Trying to find a new norm when life changes is challenging. We get so stuck in one routine, so when life decides to drop a bomb like the loss of a loved one, the removal of a parent from the home, or the end of a relationship, it can leave us disoriented.
At Introspective Counseling in Detroit, MI, we are not here to tell you how to feel or even how to move forward. Instead, the goal of our grief therapists is to be present with you and help you process what you’re experiencing. If that means finding a way forward, we are happy to help, but know healing from a loss takes time.
Reasons We See Individuals and Families in Grief Counseling
Often when we consider grief, we may think of the physical and final loss of a person, but mourning and grief come from many areas of life. Some reasons we see people in counseling for grief include:
- Loss of a relationship
- Incarceration of a parent or loved one
- Grief from time lost while incarcerated
If you or a loved one is dealing with one of these losses, then talking with a grief therapist may help. Additionally, if after a loss you find that you’re struggling to sleep, see appetite changes, weight fluctuations, anxiety, depression, or trouble getting day-to-day tasks complete, then it is time to get help.
Counseling for Grief Can Help You Put into Words How You’re Really Feeling
When we experience a deep loss, oftentimes, we don’t know what to say, and neither do the people around us. We get “ sorry for your loss” and stories about what was. Or, if you’re dealing with the loss of a person due to the end of a relationship or incarceration, you may be dealing with the negative impact of people’s attitudes or the simple emptiness that comes along with this change. We know it is not easy, but what matters most is that you talk about what is affecting you. Rather than pushing it down and saying “I’m fine” leaning on a support network or taking the first step and beginning therapy in Detroit, MI may help.
Our grief therapists have worked with many people in your shoes, and we know that each situation is different. We are not here to wave a wand and fix your problems and suddenly make you feel better. Instead, we are here to provide the space others may not have given you or your family to work through your feelings, find closure, and find a way to still live your life. We hope to provide that support for you in counseling for grief soon.
We offer therapy for individuals who have been incarcerated and for families with a loved one who has been incarcerated.
Sometimes we grieve because we are dealing with the physical loss of a person. Not due to death, but due to the family dynamic changing. When you or a loved one is dealing with incarceration. You may grieve the presence of that person, time lost, and even the relationships and trust that have been broken. Trying to find a new normal and help younger family members understand what has happened may weigh heavily on the entire family unit. Get support for teens, children, individuals, and families if your family is struggling to cope. Likewise, if you’re an individual who is readjusting after incarceration, we are here to support you as you transition back to your life and all the changes that may follow after it.
The Introspective Counseling Approach to Grief Counseling in Detroit, MI
Grief takes many forms, and everyone processes it differently. We are here to provide a space for you to feel heard. You may be dealing with the loss of a toxic and unhealthy relationship and you’re getting out on your own for the first time, but it’s hard when you don’t know who you are now. Or perhaps you have suddenly had to help your family readjust after the incarceration of a family member. Perhaps, you’ve even experienced incarceration and now you’re grieving the loss of time and relationships. And of course, if you are dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one, know that these are all valid reasons to begin counseling for grief with us.
In therapy, our goal is to develop a plan that aligns with your next steps. We will draw from modalities such as EMDR to deal with trauma, ACT therapy to help with acceptance, and brainspotting to help with the mind-body connection. Furthermore, we may use mindfulness practices to help reduce some of the intense feelings that come along with grieving. Our team of skilled grief and loss therapists would be honored to walk alongside you as you begin to understand what you’re feeling.
What is holding you back from starting counseling with us?
Grief makes us want to go back and blame ourselves for what could have been, but the loss is a natural part of life, unfortunately. What we know we need to do is learn how to live in our bodies and accept what we are feeling. It’s ok to grieve, but it needs to be done in a way that doesn’t hurt you and allows you to understand that getting over it isn’t the goal. We still have a full life to live even when grief and loss make it seem impossible. Part of being human is experiencing our full range of emotions and understanding that feeling them is not a curse but a part of life. If there is any way we can support you, please let us know and we’d be glad to help.
Begin Counseling for Grief and Start to Find a New Normal.
We all know that grief and loss are inevitable, even if we wish it wasn’t a part of life. We get that finding a new norm and moving forward isn’t easy. Our grief therapists, at our Detroit, MI counseling practice know that healing from loss takes time, but we are here to provide guidance. At Introspective Counseling, we specialize in working with women, people of color, and minorities because we know having a multicultural lens to grief and loss matters for you to be heard. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Contact Introspective Counseling
- Meet with one of our skilled grief therapists!
- Begin healing and finding a new norm.
Other Services Introspective Counseling Offers
Loss is a tragic part of life. We all wish it wasn’t, but it happens. If you find that among grief and loss, you could benefit from other mental health services, then get in touch.
Other services we offer include screening and assessment for other mood and mental health issues including postpartum depression, anxiety and perfectionism, depression, bipolar disorder and trauma, marriage counseling and couples therapy, therapy for moms, life transitions, PTSD treatment and trauma therapy, therapy for high achievers, LGBTQIA+ counseling, EMDR Therapy, and services for entrepreneurs and professionals. Additionally, we do offer services to black men, if you would prefer a black female counselor. If you believe that our approaches and values align with what you’re seeking in a therapist, we would be honored to work with you.