Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief Therapies

Basic loss can be dealt with through coping and proceeding through the grieving process.  However, sometimes, grief can become complicated or more intense and require deeper aid and assistance.  Grief therapies can help an individual through loss and depression.  Grief therapies however are conducted under professional licensed counselors or psychologists.  If one is only a certified grief counselor, then they cannot delve into deeper grief pathologies, however, many licensed counselors and psychologists are also certified in grief counseling and may proceed with deeper treatments for deeper pathologies.

Some losses are so intense that the mind and heart do not heal and require deeper grief therapies. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification


Grief however in itself is not a pathology and these other treatments can help those dealing with basic loss if necessary.  Some treatments in themselves involve cognitive responses to grief with reframing the loss or reinterpreting and others deal with deeper treatments in reviewing the loss and emotion.  Therapists are able to guide someone through trauma or greater loss.  Other therapies also include play therapy and art therapy for children.

The article, “Understanding Therapy for Grief and How It Can Help” from Healthline looks deeper at different grief therapies.

“It can be difficult to quantify or predict the outlook for people dealing with grief, especially since each person manages it in their own way. It’s also challenging to predict if any one treatment may work the best. Grief does not follow one particular path. Healing is unique to each individual, and the outlook for people dealing with grief looks different for each person. A therapist can play a key role in supporting the healing process by facilitating counseling sessions based on your situation.”

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Again, certain therapies can only be conducted by different levels of training.  Grief Counselors can usually deal with basic grief, but as grief becomes pathological or more deep therapy is needed, then higher trained professional are needed to help one through the loss.  Identifying complicated grief is key.

Please also review The American Academy of Grief Counseling and its Grief Counseling Certification and see if it it matches your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four certification as a grief counselor.