Grief Counseling

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Lacamas Counseling provides grief counseling in Camas and Vancouver, WA to support those who are experiencing grief from a loss or death.
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Lacamas Counseling Serves Vancouver, Camas, Washougal Washington and the surrounding areas

Grief is the time following a death or other significant loss (e.g. divorce, disability) that can include varying emotions of sadness, withdrawal, confusion, anger, and acceptance. Grief is a natural response to a loss. Grief is different than Major Depressive Disorder because the person will keep their self-esteem intact and will still be able to remember some positive memories.

Grief becomes clinically significant when it impacts your ability to function at home, school, or work, or in your relationships. In some instances, complicated grief may be a component of a mental health disorder.

Grief Counseling Vancouver WA
Grief Symptom Self-Check
Have you experienced a recent loss or death?
Are you crying all the time?
Do you feel confused about life, meaning, and purpose?
Are you angry at the death, the deceased person, the survivors, or God?
Are you having a difficult time focusing and concentrating?
Do you feel alone?
Have you lost interest in your normal activities?
Have you started isolating or withdrawing from your family or friends?

Treatments for Grief
Grief can be treated and it"s important to work with a professional to help identify an effective treatment plan. Treatment for grief can include:
Medications (e.g. antidepressants)
Group counseling
Social support
Education and empowerment
Self-care (sleep hygiene, exercise, nutrition)
Stress management and reduction
Increase in pleasurable activities
Self-reflection (mindfulness, meditation, journaling, gratitude)
Spiritual integration (prayer, faith groups)
Cognitive processing (identify losses, address guilt or blame, acceptance)
Remember and respect the deceased"