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Grief Counseling for Children

Grief Counseling for Children

If you or your child have experienced the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or other loss in your life that has caused you or them to experience grief, we’re here to help. The therapists at the LodeStone Center have all worked with grief and loss, and strive to provide the kind of emotional support that helps you through the process. We have a number of clinicians that specialize in working with children and will best be able to help your child cope with their individual grief. The experience of loss and emotions are different for everyone and children often feel these experiences differently than we do as adults, because of this the way they may act during this time and timetable for eventual recovery are unpredictable. If your child has experienced loss, and is feeling the burden of grief, they may find the pain overwhelming and the emotions confusing. If you are in need of help or therapy for grief, please click here or call us directly at 847-802-4058.

Grief & Bereavement Counseling

There are many things in life that can cause us to experience grief and bereavement. The death of a family member or friend, the loss of a relationship, a traumatic event, or alienation from loved ones due to conflict can all be events that push us into the grieving process. In most cases, children have no control over the loss, how the family copes with it, and therefore how they experience it. There is no single “right” way to experience loss or process grief. If you are going through the process of grief or bereavement due to loss, it can be very helpful to talk about what you are experiencing with those that care about you. If a child goes through it, they may not understand what they are experiencing it or feeling which makes it even more difficult to talk about. It can also be beneficial to speak about it with a therapist that has been through the process with others, and can help normalize your experience. In children, they can incorporate play therapy techniques to help give them a way to express and learn to understand their feelings. Sometimes profound grief can cause us to withdraw from those we love, disengage from life and develop into a full blown clinical depression. It can be helpful to meet with a professional that can help recognize the signs of depression, and suggest a therapeutic intervention if the need arises.

TeleHealth At Home Counseling and Psychotherapy

Telehealth, or “teletherapy” is a highly effective method of accessing care that is particularly useful for people in remote work positions, those with transportation issues or for those that live a significant distance from a provider they would like to see. When engaging in therapy for grief, comfort is key. Telehealth allows you or your child to create an environment that is safe, private, and comfortable which only improves the therapy experience. Telehealth comprises approximately 60% of the care delivered by The LodeStone Center and we utilize one of the easiest to access and highest quality platforms for our telehealth calls (Zoom for Healthcare). It’s easy to use, secure and available on any computer, tablet or phone. Psychotherapy, counseling and medication management are all accessible through our telehealth option, and every provider at The LodeStone Center is available through telehealth. Our registration process is entirely online, and many services are available within a few days.

If you would like set up an appointment, inquire about insurance coverage, or simply ask a question, click here or call us directly at 847-802-4058.