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4 Benefits of Grief Counseling

Grief Therapy and Counseling in Honolulu, HI | East West Therapy Hawaii | (213) 880-8262 Grief can be experienced from the loss of a loved one, relationship, pet, health, employment, material object and belief or idea. Throughout your life, you will create attachments to people and things you hold dear that support feelings of safety and security in life. When you lose one of these attachments, you may experience great suffering that affects the many levels of your conscious and subconscious mind and spirit as a whole. To encourage healing and a return to wholeness, East West Therapy Hawaii in Honolulu offers grief counseling that can help you put the pieces back together.

How Can Grief Counseling Help Me?

Dealing with a loss occurs in stages that are identified by specific emotions, thoughts and behaviors, such as those described by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s model of the Five Stages of Grief being denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These stages can occur one after another, concurrently, and can resurface throughout the healing process. Grief counseling can guide you through these stages of grief by providing 4 positive benefits of working with an experienced Jungian-based therapist, such as Dr. William Conti, PhD:

    1. A space of acceptance is created for you. Grief looks different from one person to the next, which makes it difficult to feel accepted by those around us. In grief counseling, you will have the ability to explore your feelings, thoughts and reactions to loss in a safe, supportive space without judgment.


    1. All losses are discussed. Life is full of losses with which we may not have had the necessary tools to cope. Lack of grieving and unresolved grief are two of the root causes of negative emotions and maladaptive mental states, such as anxiety and depression. During grief counseling with a Jungian therapist, you will have the freedom to deal with the losses that have occurred throughout your life to improve your overall health.


    1. Coping tools are taught as an avenue to effectively dealing with stress. Strength to combat the effects of life’s stressors lies within you. Grief counseling will help you discover your unique strengths and show you constructive coping strategies to employ on a daily basis.


    1. Life goals and how to live a productive life after loss is a point of focus. It can be challenging to engage with one’s self, those around you and life after experiencing a loss. Grief counseling will direct your sights forward to renew your sense of hope.


Grief Counseling in Honolulu, HI

East West Therapy Hawaii is here to show you the way to healing with a listening, empathetic ear in a comfortable, accepting environment. If you are dealing with a loss or experiencing difficulty in coping with life’s stressors, please schedule an initial consultation with Dr. William Conti, PhD by calling (213) 880-8262.