Grief Counseling Aiken SC

Grief counseling helps people deal with the loss of a loved one or bereavement. Counseling helps people through what is commonly known as the five stages of grief. These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and ultimately acceptance of the loss. See below to learn more and to gain access to qualified grief counselors in Aiken, SC who provide grief counseling.

Amy Loftus
(803) 641-4451
Aiken, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donna B Strom
(706) 305-3137
North Augusta, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sue Von Moore
(706) 722-7788
Augusta, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Louisa Storen
Louisa Storen, L.I.S.W.
(843) 416-1103
886 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 201
Mount Pleasant, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, MSW, LMFT
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Jeffrey Rose
Families First Counseling Services
(803) 708-4700
1330 Richland Street
Columbia, SC
Credentials
Credentials: Ed.S. LMFT
Licensed in South Carolina
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Rela
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Tracy L Gillette
(803) 310-3694
Gillette Psychotherapy & Retreats201 Eden Dr.
Warrenville, SC
Specialties
Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nerv, Depression, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Union Institute & University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sadie Maguire
(706) 722-7788
Augusta, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Pattie Broderick
The Fifth Season Center for Loss, Grief, and Transition
(864) 404-5070
111 Mills Avenue
Greenville, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW CP, AP, Supervisor
Licensed in South Carolina
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Grief/Loss, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Ramelle Coker
Helping Hands Counseling Center, LLC
(803) 773-2088
5 Medical Ct.
Sumter, SC
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LISW-CP/AP
Licensed in South Carolina
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Anger Management
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Christopher Galton
Christopher Galton LPC
(843) 650-1030
106 Black River Road
Myrtle Beach, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive D
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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What Is Grief?

Topics - Grief and Loss
Written by Derek Wood   

Grief, according to Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross follows fivesteps: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression , and acceptance. We do not go through these steps sequentially, or one at a time. We may move forward, then step back into a previous phase.

In the denial and isolation phase, the person suffering grief usually talks about the future, avoids family and friends, and avoids talking about the incident. People in this stage can best be helped through nonjudgemental acceptance of their behavior, not taking their actions personally, and listening when they wish to talk.

In the anger phase, the person suffering from grief becomes angry that this occurred. They may question why this happened to them, they may begin to question their religious beliefs, and may become angry with family, friends, and those attempting tosupport them. The best support that can be given to people in this situation requires remembering that anger is not directed at a person but at the situation, remembering how you would feel in the situation, understanding that this is a natural progression in the process of change and healing, and not allowing the person to alienate you.

In the bargaining stage of grief, the person will attempt to make a promise, or bargain with god to change their lives if they or another person is allowed to live. The main support that can be given is to listen to the person, as what they are bargaining may be a long held guilt or fear that they would like to rid themselves of.

The depression phase of grief occurs when the realization comes that the person really has died, or will die. While "cheering up" a person may help somewhat, allowing them toexpress themselves and their feelings through just being there and listening may be the most beneficial actions that can be taken. They can draw support merely from your presence.

Finally, in the acceptance phase of grief, the person turns more introspective, and comes at last to grips with the death.

Sudden death raises additional issues for the bereaved person. They are more shocked and confused initially. They are notprepared for the death. There was no foreseeable reason for the death. They may be faced with the involvement of more organizations such as the police, coroner, and media....

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