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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Grief Counseling

Side effect Patients
Mild depression 1


Based on patients currently going to Grief Counseling

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Grief Counseling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Grief Counseling

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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
$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.