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Getting Help to Bounce Back from Grief and Trauma

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Getting Help to Bounce Back from Grief and Trauma


The sudden loss of someone or something important to you can be devastating. Whether it’s an unborn child, relationship, separation from family, or a beloved pet, the suddenness of the loss can overwhelm and put you into trauma. You may experience grief that can last for quite a while, feeling numb with lots of complicated emotions, such as guilt, blame, regret, and anger.

Grief is a natural human reaction that is bound to pass depending on the intensity, duration, pattern and manner by which an individual goes through the process. Some people are able to accept and arrive at the reality of their loss within weeks or months, while others allow grief to overpower their lives. Some are able to bounce back in no time, but others count months and years living a life consumed with grief.


About the Grieving Process

Grief is an emotion that can be accompanied by unexplained pain affecting the body, mind, and spirit. It is an expected response to the loss of someone or something significant. It is an experience that cannot be denied to anyone, but everyone goes through it differently. Each one grieves at their own pace, with intermittent moments of relief and anguish.

Some feel disconnected and withdraw from the social scene, while others try to reach out for help. Just as the consequential feelings of helplessness, fear and isolation begin to fade, a deeper sense of despair follows. Some have the skills to adjust to daily life after the loss, but others find it difficult to enjoy a quality life as everyday events serve as painful reminders of what could have been.


When to Cry Out for Help

The importance of recognizing the signs that professional help is needed can’t be undervalued. Grief can get the better of you to the extent that it can cloud the mind and affect your decision to reach out for support.

Grieving is a personal experience. The symptoms include both physical and psychological distress. Symptoms commonly associated with the body, such as headache, chest pains, digestive problems, soreness, and fatigue, can oftentimes mislead you to believe you’re sick.

On the other hand, emotional symptoms to be expected include lack of concentration, extreme irritability, detachment, apathy, and engagement in harmful activities. If the debilitating symptoms persist longer than six months, professional help is recommended.

Finding Support to Recover from Grief

The grieving process is a long and lonely journey, but help is available to make the experience easier to take. Seeking counseling is a wise decision than grieving alone. Talking about your grief can help you achieve healing.

You can reach out for help at Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC. When you call to request an appointment, you can be assured that you will receive the assistance you need to bounce back from the pit of grief. At Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC, resolution of grief can be only a phone call away.


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Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC

Counties: Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore County, NC

Areas: Sanford NC, Tramway NC, Olivia NC, Broadway NC, Cumnock NC, Gulf NC, Goldston NC, Carbonton NC, Glendon NC, Carthage NC, Cameron NC, Lillington NC, Moncure NC

Zip Codes: 27330, 27332, 28327, 27505, 27546



Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Select, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS,  Cash, HSA and FSA (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

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Carolina Counseling Services - Sanford, NC
304 N Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330

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Fayetteville, NC 28311