Is A Grief Counselor A Good Idea?

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, January 6, 2020

After you attend cremation services in Las Vegas, NV for a loved one, many of your family members will move on and form a new sense of normal in their lives. While you may know they won’t forget your deceased loved one, you also might not understand how they are able to move on so quickly. No two people grieve the same way or for the same length of time. If you have found that you aren’t able to “move on” in any normal sense, you might need help from a grief counselor and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. 

If you have noticed, or if someone in your life points out, that your grief is getting in the way of your everyday life, it might be time for you to seek help. If you feel numb, can’t do your job, aren’t able to eat or sleep normally, or see other worrisome signs, a trained professional can help you process your loss and get through the hardship it has caused in your life. 

It’s possible that you will have insurance that covers meetings with a grief professional. If not, don’t fret because there are free resources out there are well. You could get help from your church, a local grief group, or from many other avenues. If you check with your insurance and are denied, don’t feel like you have hit a dead end. Keep looking until you find what you need. Funeral homes are good resources for grief counselors as well. They can point you in the right direction for your specific situation. 

When you visit with a grief counselor, you don’t have to start the conversation. They will ask you questions and give you a low-stress venue for airing your feelings. They are objective and they know how to help grieving people to manage their grief so that they can function in their daily lives. While talking to friends can help, seeing a grief counselor will give you tools that can aid you through the situation in a very real way. 

Seeing a grief counselor once can be cathartic, but that might just be the beginning. Just as you aren’t going to “get over” losing your loved one quickly, your grief isn’t going anywhere overnight. If you want help, you can get it. But it could be a long process. 

If you are seeing signs that you need further help with your grief after cremation services in Las Vegas, NV have been completed, contact the professionals at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services. We’re here to help you plan and implement final services, but after they are over…we’re still here. Call us at (702) 485-6500 and we can share some of our grief resources with you and help you find the right fit for your needs. If you’d rather visit in person, we’re located at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147 and we’re here to talk you through your situation with compassion. Don’t allow grief to consume you. We’re here to help. 

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