Grief Therapy

Treehouse Counseling Services offers grief therapy for those in need of support

In times of darkness, grief therapy is often the best way to find support. Treehouse Counseling Services offers a therapeutic team of licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals who work together to provide a safe place to play and heal. Our treatment team tries to gain a 360 degree view of anything that might be contributing to the presenting problem so that each client is seen uniquely and as clearly as possible.

Grief therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (e.g., divorce, or job loss). Grief counselors believe that everyone experiences and expresses grief in their own way, often shaped by culture. They believe that it is not uncommon for a person to withdraw from their friends and family and feel helpless; some might be angry and want to take action. Some may laugh.

At Treehouse Counseling Services, we provide grief therapy based on the needs of each individual client. We strive to focus on creating a safe and sacred space that allows trusting relationships to develop. We believe any problems can be talked about, any situations can be improved and all feelings can be explored and better understood. Trust between you and your therapist is vital to successful counseling and we offer a wide variety of methods to help you find the strength to change and the healing that takes place within. All sessions are confidential and focused on your unique and individual issues. Our clinicians are well trained in the use of standard psycho-therapeutic practices and adhere to all the guidelines and regulations as required by law. It has been said that the language of childhood is play. Our clinicians are trained in the use of play therapy for children of all ages.

Our therapists are trained in the field of marriage and family therapy, which provides a unique approach for grief therapy. The field of marriage and family therapy (MFT) is designed to help people with relationship issues. The relationship can be to another person, a substance (i.e. alcohol or drugs), one’s self, one’s children or the world at large. MFT’s have specialized training to address these issues. A licensed clinical social worker has similar training but has an extra emphasis on getting help for the patient by means of a hospital or court social services, to name just a few. A psychologist has a doctorate in psychology and is often trained in psychological testing as well as counseling. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that often focuses on using a medical model to address serious mental health issues and is legally able to prescribe medication when necessary. An MFT is often the best choice to get an assessment and then to work with other resources and the patient for the most effective therapy possible.

For more information on Treehouse Counseling Services’ grief therapy offerings, call 925-820-8447 today.