Monday, April 8, 2013

Grieving: Should You See A Counselor?

Do you ever wonder if you should see a counselor? You're not alone, and a Christian ministry, Focus On The Family, provides some good options for you.

First, for general information on grief, they feature five articles:
1.Coping With Death and Grief
2.Understanding the Grieving Process
3.Grief, Trauma or Depression?
4.Helping Loved Ones Grieve
5.Next Steps / Related Information

Second, Focus On The Family offers a one-time, complimentary consultation! The contact information is here, and this page also has a valuable list of questions to help you determine if it's time to get a counselor's perspective.

If you decide to seek counselling, use the search for referrals to licensed Christian counselors who might be in your area. Also ask your pastor, grief support group, your physician and friends for referrals. Then visit and consult with more than one to find the best person for you to work with. Ask about their fees and if your insurance will apply. Ask about their credentials and doctrinal statement or church affiliation. Just because they're Christian doesn't mean they're the right one for you. Be selective, and don't give up!