Grief Counseling

SERVICES

Individual adult grief counseling

  • weekly one-on-one therapy

  • based on your personal needs: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual

  • using the latest in evidence-based treatment

  • FAQs

 

In your individual grief counseling session, you will receive customized education about your unique grief process in a private environment and learn practical skills to address your individual needs and relationship issues. Together, we will examine how your life has forever changed, including your personal identity, roles, and lifestyle.

 

You will learn how:
 

  • to address the painful emotions that come up, including sadness, anger, fear, shame, guilt, blame, and loneliness. This means not shoving them down deep into your consciousness and hoping they go away on their own.

  • to redefine your relationship with your loved one who died, so that you can maintain a solid, enduring connection with them, even if they are not physically present.


What is Normal Grief?

 

What is Complicated Grief?

Grief Support Group

  • professionally facilitated

  • structured 8 week group

  • educational and therapeutic for adults

  • safe and confidential setting

  • next session will start Winter 2020

  • ask me about a custom grief support group for your own needs

 

My grief support groups are not the typical “free support groups” led by minimally-trained laypersons that you might find at a church or other community setting. As a grief specialist, my groups are professionally-facilitated and include detailed, research-based information about the grief process.

 

Group members learn from the experience of others who are coping with similar grief. Members make enduring connections with each other, because they often understand your grief experience more deeply than close friends and family. Grief support groups allow you to explore your own grief with the support of others who are going through similar challenges, which is especially helpful if you feel alone in your grief.

Group Grief Counseling: Don't Go It Alone

Common types of grief my clients are experiencing

  • ​​Death of a close family member or friend

  • Death as a result of alcohol or drugs

  • Overdose or suicide

  • Cancer or other life-limiting illness
  • Care-giving for a person with dementia, addiction, or mental illness

  • Difficult divorce

  • Stressful relationships

What to expect at your visit

Free initial phone consultation
 

This relaxed conversation gives you the opportunity to ask questions and decide if I am the right counselor for your needs. After you share a brief description of your current challenges, I will give you feedback about how I can help. Then we work together to schedule your first therapy appointment. If we decide you would be better served with another therapist, I will offer appropriate referrals.

 

Your first therapy appointment
 

The first appointment is longer than other sessions in order to allow time for us to get to know one another. I will complete a comprehensive health assessment, while you share as much of your background and current situation as feels comfortable for you. Together, we will formulate goals based on your personal priorities. We will also review privacy documents and policies.

75 minutes: $145

 

Regular therapy sessions
 

Your second and ongoing counseling sessions will address the specific goals identified during your first visit. Working together, we will formulate strategies, practice coping skills, and assemble a personalized "toolkit" to help manage your present and expected problems. Length of treatment varies based on your goals. With weekly visits and consistent practice of new skills, you will likely achieve your grief therapy goals in 4-6 months. 

50 minutes: $120

Video therapy

What if you are not feeling well or your car is in the shop? You don't need to miss your therapy session, because I use a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform called VSee. This convenient option is for regular, established clients only.

50 minutes: $120

Office Location

My office is conveniently located inside

Crossroads Wellness and Rehab, near McGee's Crossroads in Johnston County, exit 319 from I-40.

 

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Crossroads Wellness includes chiropractic care, counseling, dry needling, and massage therapy.

Johnston Integrative Counseling, PLLC

58 Old Roberts Rd, Benson NC 27504

near McGee's Crossroads

pam@johnstonintegrativecounseling.com

919-912-5736

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