The journey through grief and loss is a deeply personal one. The pain of losing a loved one can feel overwhelming, leaving you struggling to make sense of a multitude of feelings and questions. At Symmetry Counseling, we know that grief is complex and offer compassionate support to help you navigate this difficult path. Whether you’re in Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ, or seeking virtual counseling from Colorado to Washington DC, our experienced therapists are here to guide you toward healing.

Understanding the Weight of Grief

Grief is an unimaginable weight that affects every aspect of your life. When you lose someone close to you, the pain can be paralyzing. What if the sadness never subsides? What if you can’t escape the guilt or anger you’re feeling?

The normalcy of daily life can become a distant memory, as sorrow takes center stage. This pain is universal, yet uniquely personal. It’s okay to struggle and it's okay to seek help.

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While everyone experiences grief and loss differently, common signs of grief include:

  • Loss or impending loss of a loved one, family member, or pet
  • Pervasive sense of sadness without relief
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, and normal activities
  • Trouble sleeping and/or poor appetite
  • Feelings of guilt about actions taken or not taken concerning the loved one
  • Disbelief or denial of loss
  • Anger at self or others
  • Spiritual distress, including questioning of faith and anger at God
  • Physical reactions, including tight feelings in the throat and chest, oversensitivity to noise, breathlessness, muscular weakness, and lack of energy
  • Major physical, emotional, and cognitive changes

Our Approach

At Symmetry Counseling, we specialize in providing grief counseling services that acknowledge the uniqueness of your journey. Our experienced therapist understands that grief is not a one-size-fits-all experience. We’re here to listen, validate your feelings, and help you find a way through the darkness.

Every loss is a chapter of its own, filled with its unique pain and questions. The loss of a parent after a long illness is different from the sudden loss of a partner or friend. The emotions triggered by terminal illness vary from those following unexpected deaths. We acknowledge that your journey is unlike anyone else’s.

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If the burden of grief is too much to bear and living day to day has become a challenge, it is time to seek help. Symmetry Counseling provides a safe environment for you to verbalize your feelings, find comfort, and start anew. With offices in Chicago and Phoenix and virtual offices in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, and Washington DC, our dedicated therapists are here to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about our grief counseling services. You don't need to confront grief by yourself.