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Behavioral Health

Warwick Main Office

469 Centerville Rd Suite 105
Warwick, RI 02886
Front Office: (401) 773-3685

Johnston Office

1524 Atwood Ave Suite 115
Johnston, RI 02919
Front Office: (401) 425-2231

Grief Counseling

Remember, there is help, and you do not have to grieve alone.

How we grieve is determined by many factors. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. The pain and suffering we experience can be overwhelming. Suffering a loss and recovering from grief are some of the hardest things we may do in life. There are several types of grief that might require some professional intervention, such as complicated grief, traumatic grief, or prolonged grief. These types of grief are associated with deaths that are sudden, violent, or traumatic events where multiple deaths occur.
Therapy can be helpful in moving us forward in all types of grief.
You might need to see a therapist if you have:

 

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Unrelenting depression
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Loss of appetite
  • Problems sleeping
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings that your life is meaningless
  • Trouble completing daily tasks
  • Increased irritability and anger
  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Intensified longing for your loved one
  • Gone to familiar places hoping to see your loved one
  • Avoided people or places that remind you of the departed
  • Addictive behaviors, drinking more or gambling.
  • Lack of self-care
  • Trouble believing that your loved one is dead
  • Loss of identity
  • Worries about yourself
  • Others expressing concern for you
  • Been withdrawing from social interactions
  • Multiple losses in a short period of time
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Persistent grief
  • Frequent nightmares
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • A lack of a support system
  • A constant reliving of the death
  • Unexplained illnesses such as headaches or stomachaches
  • Been hearing voices that frighten you
  • Been feeling sad and unmotivated

If you feel that you have experienced a large number of the above signs, you may want to seek out one of our therapists. Remember, there is help, and you do not have to grieve alone.

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