You’ve been holding on to your grief like a cloak. It seems as if you can’t move through your grief.

You’re hurting and experiencing something painfully new. A deep and profound sense of loss.

You feel changed since starting to grieve. You never doubted your ability to tackle bad life circumstances and believed you could handle things that came your way. Yet, when your loss happened your world changed. Life, in general, was turned upside down.

So here you are, grieving, and you’re starting to believe life will never feel normal again.

Every day you walk around in a haze. You’re in disbelief about what happened to you, your family, your loved ones or the plans you made for your future. Or you completely shut out any feelings and become numb.

It’s impossible to hide the fact that you went through something significant. But you don’t want to be in mourning for the rest of your life. Rather, you want to feel in control of your life again and to trust yourself.

What you didn’t anticipate was how difficult this change would be. That something so unexpected could impact you to your very core. And you certainly didn’t imagine you’d be rebuilding yourself and your life from the ground up.

You’re able to get through your days. But going through the motions doesn’t feel very satisfying.

When You Come to Urban Wellness for Help with Grief and Loss

  • You will acknowledge that any loss, whether big or small, is significant
  • You will process grief as a natural response to any kind of loss
  • You will be able to give yourself the space and love to get through your situation in your own time and in your own way
  • You will be able to reach out to your support system and fully connect with friends and family, so you don’t have to grieve alone
  • You will rise above the shame or guilt you may carry around as the result of your loss
  • You will learn how to integrate both your body and mind to support and promote healthy grief


Who Benefits Most from Therapy for Grief and Loss?

Grief and Loss Counseling is best for those who understand that a significant event in their life is negatively impacting them. Grief and Loss Counseling helps you understand the complexity of your experience and address it so you can start to heal.

You will benefit from Grief Focused therapy sessions if:

  • You are ready to learn how to manage the roller coaster feelings that can come with grief
  • You are looking to practice self-care throughout the grieving process
  • You are feeling isolated because of your grief and you’re looking to reconnect with your support system
  • You need help recognizing the things that trigger your grief and how best to respond to them
  • You no longer wish to feel stuck in your grief

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Grief and Loss Counseling sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Instances of severe mental illness
  • Ongoing substance abuse

If you are currently experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program like Thresholds. If you are currently experiencing substance abuse or dependence, please see our other specialized service.

What The Counseling Process Looks Like

Grief and Loss Counseling is meant to help you acknowledge that there is no one right way to mourn an unexpected change in your life. Together, you and your therapist will strive to reduce your anger, denial, and isolation and improve your ability to accept your loss. You will discover ways to care for yourself during the grieving process and acknowledge your pain without losing hope that things will get better.

You and your therapist will meet together weekly for 55-minute sessions. Therapy is best done with at least an 8-week commitment. We find that clients who cannot commit to at least 8 weekly sessions and meet less than weekly tend to have more difficulty in establishing a relationship with their therapist and often spend their sessions recapping the previous weeks instead of focusing on forward movement. After 8 weekly sessions, you and your therapist can discuss the movement toward your treatment goals and whether reducing sessions to biweekly or terminating therapy is the next step.

Here’s what to expect:

WEEK ONE: Intake

During this initial session, you will meet with your therapist to define the counseling relationship and discuss the details of informed consent. Your therapist will gather information about you and your biological, psychological, and social history and how this is impacting your current situation. You will also discuss the goals you have going forward together.

WEEK TWO and Beyond: Grief and Loss Therapy

Together, in each subsequent session, you and your counselor will use evidenced-based psychotherapy models to treat the struggles you are experiencing after your traumatic event.

Each session is designed to discover how your loss is impacting your grieving process. Together, you and your counselor will walk through common reactions to grief and help you better manage them when they come up.

Therapists at Urban Wellness focus on providing a safe space for you to process and discuss any issues that arise from your recent loss. With their help, you can learn skills to help you understand and work through your grief.

TERMINATION: 1-2 Final Sessions

In your final sessions, you will review your goals to ensure you are satisfied with your counseling experience and that the work with your therapist has met your expectations. You will also outline a plan going forward so that you are able to retain what you and your counselor have worked on together and implement all you have learned outside of session.

More About Urban Wellness

Urban Wellness Helps the Members of Our Community Thrive

Our practice is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors vary in their expertise, working with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of issues and it is our goal to find the therapist that is the right fit for you and your loved ones. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and supervision so that we can continue to help our clients and provide therapy for the whole family.

No matter the scope, experiencing a loss in your life can be debilitating. Maybe you’re experiencing heightened anger or irritability. Or you may be thinking if only you had done something different the loss wouldn’t have happened. Or you’re having difficulty acknowledging the loss because it’s easier to deny something so painful ever happened. We can help–this is a safe place. Urban Wellness’ grief and loss focused therapists can provide you with the help and space you need to begin to navigate through any current or past losses.

What Will You Pay for Help with Grief and Loss?

Grief Counseling is a fee for service program and Urban Wellness accepts all major forms of payment.

Initial sessions cost $170 and each follow-up session costs $145 and we recommend at least an 8-week commitment.

Urban Wellness accepts insurance and offer in network and out of network benefits. We accept BCBS PPO, Humana, and United Healthcare insurances, at their contracted rates. For your convenience, we will do a benefit check on your behalf and notify you of our in network or out of network benefits. Copays, deductibles or any out of pocket costs are due at the time of service.

Your Next Steps

It is completely possible to move forward in a life despite a loss. You will be able to experience new situations without feeling any guilt that you’re able to move on. You will be able to fondly look back on people and situations before your loss without immediately feeling grief.

You will have the coping skills to care for yourself when you’re feeling especially sad. You’ll be able to call on friends and loved ones when you need them. Ultimately, you’ll find a way to move forward, not stuck in your grief. Urban Wellness can help.

Call +1 (773) 774-4444×0, email intake@urbanwellnesscounseling.com, or fill the form out below to schedule your Grief and Loss Counseling session today.