Grief Counseling From Cornerstone of Hope in Columbus, OH

Individual Grief Counseling – Adults.  Clients meet one on one with a licensed clinician to discuss their grief, learn more about the grieving process, find helpful ways to cope and meaningful ways to remember their loved one while receiving support in a safe and confidential setting.
Average length of session is 50 minutes
Session Fee: $50

Individual Grief Counseling – Children / Teens. Clients meet one on one with a licensed clinician for grief support and education. Sessions focus on education about grief and emotions and developing healthy coping skills. Expressive arts, play intervention, and other modalities are employed to help children and teens find comfortable ways to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive setting.
Session Fee: $50

Couples / Family Counseling: Members of the same family who have experienced the same loss often grieve very differently. A couple or family session can offer the ability for all involved to come together in a supportive environment to share their grief with one another and begin to learn ways to cope as both individuals and as a family.
Session Fee: $75

Our Approach

Helping you through the grief process:

We, at Cornerstone of Hope, believe that it is important for children, adolescents, and adults to understand the bereavement process and be given opportunities to openly express their emotions. Grief isn’t a problem to be solved or a disease to be cured. It is a natural and normal response to loss. We provide a place where every grieving client can find support and guidance as they learn to live through their loss. Through grief counseling, our professional clinical staff help clients understand that their thoughts and feelings are valid and empower them to find healthy ways to cope with those experiences. Below are some basic insights into the grief patterns of children, adolescents, and adults:

Preschool Age: We believe that all children grieve a loss; however, they are not all developmentally ready to work through their grief with the help of a professional. It is difficult for young children under the age of six to talk about their grief at a scheduled time. When young children are feeling their grief they express it in the moment sometimes verbally but often through their behaviors. It is important for the parent(s)/caregiver(s) to understand how their young child experiences grief so that they can better support them through the process. Children younger than six may be appropriate for limited sessions with a therapist, but the focus of clinical care is providing a parent/caregiver with the tools to emotionally support the child.

Elementary School and Middle School Age: Children understand the finality of death, and are more capable of working through their grief with the help of a professional. Due to their cognitive development, it can be difficult for children to express their grief verbally. Through the use of books, games, and art and creative therapy, we help children understand their emotions and learn healthy ways to cope. The therapist also keeps open communication with the parent/caregiver to provide parenting support.

High School Age: Due to their already difficult life stage, adolescents’ experience with grief is unique. They are not children, nor are they adults. Instead, teens constitute a special group of mourners who deserve a special kind of care and consideration from the adults around them. We use various creative therapies to help adolescents work through their grief, while educating them about the grief process.

Adults: Adults aren’t able to experience grief in a vacuum. They also have the added stressors of work, family, and personal life. There may be new financial and social challenges presented by the loss. In addition to addressing their feelings of grief, adults often benefit from support around some of these important factors that can complicate their grief journey. Master’s Level licensed professionals provide evidence-based therapy to assist clients through their grief journey.

Still have questions about our grief counseling services in Columbus, OH? Give us a call today at 614-824-4285.