Grief Counseling and Support in Virginia

The death of a loved one often causes a ripple effect on that person’s family, friends, and community. One person has died, but the effects linger on for everyone else. Those who knew and loved the deceased must figure out how to continue with the void left by the passing.

Of course, at Capital Caring Health, we know that carrying on is almost never simple. The intensity of grief causes many people to despair. After all, how exactly does one continue living in such a radically new way, with the dynamics of family or friendship suddenly upheaved by the loss of this individual?

One answer to this is our grief support services in Virginia. At Capital Caring Health, we understand that grief is unique to each person, and we are fully prepared to provide you with the support you need to see you through this difficult time.

What Does Grief Counseling Involve?

It’s never easy having to cope with illness or loss, especially when it happens to a loved one. You have probably heard of grief counseling as a way to help, but do you know what it involves? You may have some misconceptions about this service, so let us explain.

First, grief counseling does not encourage you to forget your loved one. Doing this would be to deny your feelings, as well as the existence of the person. Instead of taking your mind off the death, grief support is designed to help you accept what happened and begin progressing through the natural, normal stages of grief. Only by accepting your feelings can you begin to work through them, and that is a necessary part of healing.

When you seek support with Capital Caring Health, our grief counselors will talk to you about accepting the death, any psychological trauma you experienced during the death, and how you feel about the situation. The counselors will also discuss how to handle the major changes that will now have to take place in your life, as well as how you can manage any residual feelings you have about the death, including guilt, anger, numbness, or non-acceptance.

Our Grief Support Services Ensure You are Never Alone

Our grief support services are available to individuals throughout Virginia who have experienced the death of a loved one –  not only hospice recipients. We also offer these services free-of-charge. 

Our services include the following:

  • Telephone support or ZOOM video calls
  • Short-term individual or family grief counseling
  • Resources for families with children, as well as support groups and workshops
  • Referrals to long-term counseling, when needed

Self-care is vital to grieving and recovering because, in the end, how you move on after a loved one’s death will come down to you. Our grief counselors will explain that it is not a crime to feel joy or even to laugh again after the death. It does not mean you no longer care. It may simply be your body’s way of helping itself to cope. Smiling and enjoying time with those you care about can actually help you to relieve stress during this difficult time.

The bottom line of grief counseling is that, while there is no catch-all process for every grieving person, the road to recovery does lie in being honest with yourself about your feelings and recreating your life in a way that both remembers and honors the deceased. It may take six months or a year or even longer, but we can help. If you still need assistance after speaking with us, we are happy to refer you to a long-term counselor who might be able to address your needs.

Find Grief Support in Virginia with Capital Caring Health

If you or someone you know needs grief counseling and support in Virginia, we can help. We want our grief support services to be available to as many people as possible, which is why we maintain locations throughout Virginia. 

You don’t have to face your grief alone. We invite you to contact Capital Caring Health now to begin taking advantage of our grief counseling services. Losing a loved one is never easy, but we hope, with the aid of a compassionate counselor, you can experience your grief in healthy ways and once again find meaning in your life.

Virginia Grief Counseling and Support Locations

Alexandria, Virginia

3180 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 175

Falls Church, VA 22042

Arlington, Virginia

3180 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 175

Falls Church, VA 22042

Falls Church, Virginia

Capital Caring Headquarters

3180 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 500

Falls Church, VA 22042

Loudoun County, Western Fairfax County, Virginia

24419 Millstream Drive

Aldie, VA 20105