Grief Counseling

Grief trellis supportive care

Mourning the death of someone you love takes time. Your heart and mind need to find their way — in their own time. Grieving is a deeply personal and a gradual experience. The counseling we offer is about recognizing where people are in this process, helping them identify their strengths, and assisting them in developing ways to cope.

When a loved one dies, mourning is an essential step in the healing process. Counselors work with clients to validate the experience of grief and find strength and coping skills.

While grief is very personal, there are many common experiences that accompany the death of a loved one. Talking with a counselor enables clients to learn more about the grief process and to identify particular areas of strength and support, as well as areas of potential growth. Click here to request a referral for grief counseling for adults and children of any age.


Grief group sessions provide the opportunity for people to meet others who are experiencing similar losses.  Visit the links below to view information about grief group sessions:

At Trellis Supportive Care, North Carolina's original hospice and palliative care provider, we're here to help individuals and families navigate through grief in a way that is focused on coping and healing. 

Pet Loss Support Group

If you are mourning the death of a pet, please know that you are not alone. For adults who are grieving the loss of a beloved pet or animal companion, we offer a monthly support group. This group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Trellis Supportive Care Williams Education & Counseling Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Advance registration is required. Please call 336-331-1300 to register. This group previously met at the Forsyth County Humane Society. 


Camp Carousel


Camp Carousel offers support to children, teens, and adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.  Small groups and a wide range of therapeutic experiences build in opportunities for support, expression, and the development of helpful coping skills. Specially trained staff and volunteers know that fun, meaningful activities – as well as the chance to share our stories – fosters connection and deepens the healing process. 

Camp Carousel 2020 planning is underway! Check this page or call (336) 331-1300 to learn more.

Grief Education

Our grief counselors also tailor educational presentations for the broader community. Whether for schools experiencing the death of a student, for businesses facing the death of an employee, for faith communities seeking to design bereavement and support services for members, or for community agencies who want to learn more about grief education, counselors are available for consultation.

Programs are designed with unique audiences in mind. Topics include general grief education, grief in the workplace, sudden or unexpected death, suicide, and grief during the holidays. Counselors also address the many misconceptions about the grief process and help participants better understand their own grief responses, as well as the responses of those around them.

Grief Counseling Services

  • Emotional support by licensed counselors
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Education regarding the grief process
  • Skills for coping with the death of a loved one
  • Educational and experiential workshops

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