Grief Counseling Florence AL

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 Florence, AL who provide grief counseling.

Steven Corrigan
(256) 764-3431
Florence, AL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joanne Hargett
(256) 702-5172
Muscle Shoals, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Dr. DAVID MYERS
DAVID E. MYERS, PHD
(205) 252-8808
2112 11TH AVE S, STE 340
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Credentials
Credentials: PHD
Licensed in Alabama
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Gayle Janzen
Cahaba Psychology Center
(205) 403-0955
2 Riverchase Office Plaza Suite115
Birmingham, AL
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Alabama
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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H Hobart Grooms III
(205) 795-7734
Birmingham, AL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joseph Nichols
(256) 740-8264
Florence, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Mary Groff
MOUNTAIN CREST COUNSELING
(256) 582-0300
414 Old Town Street
Guntersville, AL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-PIP, ACSW
Licensed in Alabama
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. James Russell
James E. Russell,Ed.S.,LPC
(205) 387-0902
131 Portzer Rd
Jasper, AL
Credentials
Credentials: EdS, LPC
Licensed in Alabama
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Stress, Sleep Disorders
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Tamara Jenkins
Tami Jenkins, ACSW, LCSW, PIP
(334) 244-7322
4252 Carmichael Road Suite 228
Montgomery, AL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, PIP
Licensed in Alabama
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Lonnie Jones
(256) 882-9799
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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