Grief Counseling in Grand Rapids
To be human is to deal with painful loss or trauma. At times, the injuries and loss of loved ones can become so painful that an individual has a hard time processing the pain of the injury or loss. At these times, Sollars and Associates therapists and counselors can be of help. With support and encouragement, a loss can be processed and tolerated so that it can be passed through with integrity and a way that promotes resilience and adaptability. Resilience can be thought of as, when someone tolerates the loss and not lose the sense of connection and appreciation of what or who has been lost.
Everyone grieves in their own respective ways and the variety that people enter, process and exit grief should be accepted and honored. Typically, no matter the variation, in the end for the grief to be effective the person grieving must tolerate a initial pain of the loss, learn to forgive themself for not being enough or giving enough to the other person that has been lost and learn not punish oneself for what they could have or should have done. Processing grief requires changing the hard pain of outrage or self-beating because of a loss, into softer sad and hurt feelings that can be tolerated and continued. Sollars and Associates therapists have all been trained to help people with these challenging feelings and reactions. With compassion, support encouragement and understanding the process of grief, it becomes possible to handle the pain and move to a new, better place in life, without losing the sacredness of the connection that is lost.
Sollars and Associates grief counselors in Grand Rapids want to help you in any way possible, so when you are in need of family counseling or grief counseling, make sure you check out how we can help. If you or a loved one are going through a painful loss or tragedy, please call Sollars and Associates to speak with one of our counselors to help you through your pain.