3855 Shallowford Rd Ste. 515, Marietta, GA 30062 | (678) 310-0358 | In-person In Marietta, Online Throughout GA

Counseling for Grief & Loss
in Marietta and Roswell

Navigate the journey of healing and acceptance with our specialized grief therapy services. We provide support for those experiencing grief and loss, offering a safe space to identify and process your emotions. Our professional therapy services are tailored to help you deal with loss in a way that meets your unique needs.

grief therapy in marietta and roswell

Grief is a journey that touches every part of your being.

Are you having overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, confusion or even guilt? Are you feeling disconnected from those around you? Are you struggling to make sense of the changes and their impact on your life?

Or perhaps you are having regrets regarding unspoken words related to the loss? Do you need to find closure to honor the person or situation that’s no longer there?

Grief touches us in profound ways, reshaping how we view ourselves and the world. When you're navigating this journey, having a supportive professional by your side who specializes in grief therapy can make all the difference.

Moving Towards Healing With Grief Therapy

Healing from grief takes time and support. Our counseling for grief and loss equips you with tools, insights, and compassionate guidance to navigate your unique journey. We aim to understand the complexity of your grief, acknowledging its different facets and how it affects various aspects of your life. Together, we explore your emotions and experiences, allowing you to express and process your grief in a safe and supportive space.

We recognize that grief is a deeply personal journey, and our therapists honor your unique experience, providing empathy and validation along the way. Sharing your story can be therapeutic, and we provide a space for you to express yourself and share memories of your loved one or the situation you've lost while incorporating modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help with the thoughts that arise while grieving.

Through grief and loss therapy, we support you in finding ways to integrate your loss into your life and move forward in a way that feels right for you. You don't have to go through this alone. Reach out today to begin your path toward healing and finding accpetance around the loss.

Different Types of Grief

Grief can take all kinds of different forms, and there are several distinct types that a person may experience. Grief therapy can be beneficial for various kinds of grief, including:

  • Traumatic or Abrupt Grief: This form of grief can occur after a sudden, unexpected, or unnatural loss, such as a death caused by an accident or violence, a death by suicide, or a miscarriage. It can also cause symptoms that look like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, anxiety, feelings of anger, feelings of excessive guilt, and emotional numbness.
  • Complicated Grief: Also known as prolonged grief, this type of grief involves intense and ongoing emotions about the death, excessive thinking about the circumstances or consequences of the death, avoidance of any reminders of the death, and feeling numb.
  • Anticipatory Grief: This type of grief involves mourning an impending loss that hasn’t yet occurred, most often occurring in the context of a terminal illness. When experiencing anticipatory grief, people my feel conflicted and have a hard time enjoying the time left with the loved one.
  • Ambiguous Loss: This refers to a situation where a loss occurs with no possibility for closure or a full understanding of what happened. It can occur in missing person cases or cases where a person is alive but has lost their memory, such as with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Absent Grief: After experiencing a loss, some people will experience an absence of feeling grief. Individuals might feel numb or may experience denial around the loss.
  • Delayed Greif: For some, it may take time for the loss to become a reality. In these instances, delayed grief may be occurring. Therapy can help with moving through the stages of grief, relieving the feeling of being "stuck".


At Awaken Counseling, we understand the complexities of grief and offer tailored therapy approaches to address various forms of grief, including those stemming from miscarriage, job loss, or health issues. We provide support, help process experiences, offer psychoeducation, and provide tools to navigate your journey of grief. Our goal is to support you in finding healing and resilience amidst your pain.

We recognize that grief often involves cycling through various stages, including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It is normal to experience these stages in a non-linear way, and our therapists are here to help you move through them at your own pace. We also help you understand what to expect throughout your grieving process. For instance, we may explain that grief does not have a set time frame and that it may come and go around holidays, anniversaries, and major life events. We will help you prepare for the emotions that may come up around some of these events.

You can live well while carrying your loss.

We offer counseling for grief and loss in-person in Marietta and Roswell as well as online therapy throughout Georgia.

Still Have Questions About Grief Therapy?

Got questions? We've got answers. Check out our FAQ to discover our most commonly asked questions before getting started.

Grief is a very personal process. There is no one size fits all approach to grieving and there is no specific time frame for grief. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a psychiatrist who first discussed the theory of the five stages of grief. She divided grieving into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The stages are not linear and some people may not experience any of them.

We would be glad to assist you in scheduling an appointment with a grief counselor. We currently offer online therapy throughout Georgia. In addition, we have an office in East Cobb with 12 therapists who provide in-person counseling sessions. We recognize that for some, face-to-face counseling sessions work best, so we have expanded our office space to accomodate those who prefer to be in-person. Contact us today for more information.

There are several counseling techniques that may be used in grief counseling. These include active listening, discussing the stages of grief, validating your feelings and emotional journey, and using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or mindfulness.

No, grief therapy can help with more than just death. It can be used to address a wide variety of losses. Grief therapy can help you cope with the impact of losing a job, going through a divorce or relationship breakup, experiencing declining health, or even the loss of a pet. It can also support you through big life changes such as moving to a new city, retirement, or children leaving home. 

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