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Treating Complicated Grief

Grieving is a natural process (not pleasant but natural) that people go through went experiencing loss. Normally the mind adaptively processes the loss and life returns to normal with the passage of time.


Sometimes, however, people suffer complications of the grieving process. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but most often occurs when the loss is sudden, unexpected or violent. Sometimes a number of lesser losses in a short period of time can lead to complicated grief.


Treating complicated grief is important. Sometime people suffer depression, symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and even suicidal thinking. These are serious symptoms with sometimes serious consequences.


At Bill Jacobs LPCC we treat complicated grief with EMDR and our holistic approach to therapy. (See CEBS.). We take the total person into our consideration and work to help them recover from the trauma caused by their loss. We have a high rate of successful resolution in such cases.


We know it is critical for people who have suffered losses to adaptively process the loss so that other areas of life are not affected. (For more on this see Unresolved Grief.)


For another view of treating complicated grief...


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Grief Menu


Important facts about grief.


Grief Symptoms

How to tell if you or someone you know is grieving.


Complicated Grief

Sometimes if the natural grieving process is inhibited, grief can take unhealthy forms.


Treating Complicated Grief

How we help with complicated grief.


Grief Self-Help

Research shows there are a number of things grieving people can do to help themselves.


Grief in Children and Teens

Facing pain in children is difficult for adults. Consequently, children are sometimes not given the help they need to process their grief.


Grief Resources in Albuquerque

Where to find help in Albuquerque.


Not Allowed to Grieve

An example of unresolved grief.


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