Spiritual Care Support Ministries (SCSM) provides grief and bereavement counseling and support groups in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. With a faith-based perspective, SCSM provides compassionate care and emotional healing for individuals and families struggling with loss and pain, whether from illness or the death of a loved one, a chronic condition, divorce, or other personal losses.
What are the benefits of working with a grief counselor? All too often people go through struggles and feel all alone. For various reasons, they feel like they cannot admit their struggles to others, and the pain and hurt eats them up inside. This grief can cause all sorts of havoc in their world. They can’t eat, they can’t sleep, they can’t work… It’s as if their life is “on hold,” stuck in a rut that they can’t seem to get out of, no matter how hard they try on their own to escape it.
A grief counselor is essentially a caring, friendly person whom you can tell your innermost thoughts to without fear of being judged or misunderstood, and sometimes– most times– that’s exactly what you need to help get you through your darkest days.
You’d be amazed at how much better you feel when you’re able to let go of the pain you have inside in front of another person who is there for you. A grief counselor can offer an ear to hear, a shoulder to cry on, wise advice, and a hug when you need it most. When you let them know how you’re feeling, they can offer you ideas and perspectives that can help influence you for the better, so you’re not feeling so awful anymore. Perhaps a grief counselor can tell you a story that’ll make you laugh through your tears. Or they can stand by you when you have to face trials you don’t want to face alone, like having to go through the possessions of a deceased loved one.
Basically, feeling alone, during times of grief especially, is the worst feeling– therefore, a grief counselor is a godsend. It’s better to face grief with the help of a competent and caring ally, like a grief counselor, than to face the world alone.