We know that this is a challenging time, which may feel especially hard if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Read below for information on our Grief Counseling Services. We have also created a Resource Page with you in mind: follow this link for grief support resources, ideas for healthy coping, and resources for supporting children.
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.
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Groups & Workshops
Grief groups and workshops provide opportunities to connect with others and to explore creative approaches to grieving. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most group sessions are offered via Zoom. Select in-person sessions may be available.
Please let us know if attending sessions via Zoom presents a technology barrier for you, as we may be able to help. Advance registration for all groups and workshops is required; call (336) 331-1300 for more information.
For 30 years, Camp Carousel has offered support to children, teens, and adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Campers engage in supportive activities that encourage expression, storytelling, and the development of coping skills.
Camp Carousel sessions are held each summer. Check back in Spring 2022 or call (336) 331-1300 for more information about the next Camp Carousel.
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 via Zoom. We also offer supportive resources and grief kits for families with children who are coping with the impending loss or death of pet. Call (336) 331-1300 to register for the monthly pet loss group or for more information.
Our grief counselors 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.