What is Grief Counseling?

Category: Psychotherapy


Grief counseling is a form of psychotherapy used to treat severe or complicated traumatic grief reactions, which are usually brought on by the loss of a close person (by separation or death) or by community disaster.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Grief 6 6
Major depressive disorder 4 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 3 0
Complicated grief 1 0
Fear 1 3
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 1 3

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Grief Counseling

Side effect Patients Percentage
Mild depression 1


Based on patients currently going to Grief Counseling

Dosage Patients Percentage
60 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Grief Counseling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
I didn't have enough time 2
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 2
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Felt finished with this treatment 1
Found another therapist or program I preferred 1
No convenient appointments available 1
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped going to Grief Counseling


Currently going to Grief Counseling

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Grief Counseling

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Grief Counseling.