Grief and Bereavement Services in Columbus, OH
Cornerstone of Hope offers grief and bereavement services to individuals of all ages in the Columbus, OH area.
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 express their emotions of grief. We provide a place of support and guidance for ever member of the family that is grieving. Our professional bereavement services help families understand that their experiences are normal and offer 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 or in 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. Five-year-olds may be appropriate for limited sessions with a therapist, but emphasis is directed on helping a parent/caregiver 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 & 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 are not only dealing with their grief, but also have the added stressors of work, family, and personal life. Cornerstone of Hope provides evidence-based therapy by Masters Level professionals to help you through your grief journey.
To learn more about our bereavement services, contact us today.