Grief & Loss Counseling in Raleigh

No matter your loss, we are here for you.

Find Closure & Acceptance Through Grief & Loss Counseling

Our trauma-informed therapists are here to support you through your unique healing process. We will use evidence-based therapy to help you processing your emotions, experience closure, adjust to life after loss, and plan for the future.

Emotional Processing and Acceptance

Through grief therapy, you can find a safe space to process and accept the complex emotions associated with loss, such as sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion.

Restore Hope and Meaning

Therapy can guide you in rediscovering a sense of hope and finding meaning in life after loss, helping to rebuild a sense of purpose and direction.

Support and Validation

Grief counseling provides you with compassionate support and validation, acknowledging your unique experience of grief and affirming that your feelings and reactions are normal and understandable.

Develop Coping Strategies

You will become equipped with the skills and strategies that allow you to better manage and cope with painful loss.

Improve Functionality and Wellbeing

Therapy assists you in regaining functionality in daily life, addressing issues like disrupted sleep, lack of appetite, and difficulty concentrating that often accompany grief.

Navigate Life Transitions

Therapy provides guidance in navigating the life changes and transitions that follow a loss, including adjusting to new roles and realities, and planning for the future.

Feeling lost or stuck? Let Breyta be your North Star.

If you are caught in the ebbs and flows of the waves of emotion, or frozen in an iceberg of numbness, we will help you navigate the way forward. Contact our trauma-informed therapists today. We will be your North Star.

Embarking on Your Path to Meaningful Change

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Therapy to Change the Tides of Grief

In the wake of experiencing grief or losing a loved one, it may feel as if you’ve been cast adrift in a stormy ocean. Loss is never easy and grieving is a personal experience that adheres to no timeline but your own. Sometimes that can feel like you take a step forward and some days it may seem like it’s two steps back. However, while we cannot still the churning waters of grief, working with a skilled grief therapist can change how you sail these seas. You can learn to navigate its vastness with resilience and grace.

Partnering with a compassionate psychologist about your experience can significantly accelerate your path toward healing. Through models of therapy like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), you can learn effective ways to cope with the difficult waves of sadness that can accompany grief. We are here for you, every stage of your process.

Find Your Flow with Breyta

You can’t control the waves, but we can help you surf them.

Our approach creates the ripples of change.

Specialized Treatment: Trauma-Informed Care

The entire Breyta experience has been carefully structured through trauma-informed methodology; from our dedicated team of trauma-informed therapists, all of whom provide care with the utmost sensitivity and intentionality, to our waiting room and offices, all designed from a trauma-informed lens.

Elevated Expertise: Doctoral-Level Psychologists

In order to provide the highest level of psychological care, every one of our clinical psychologists has received their doctorate in the mental health field. We use our specialized knowledge and expertise to offer the most comprehensive and innovative therapeutic approaches.

Innovative Techniques: Process-Based Psychotherapy

Through process-based therapy, the most innovative form of evidence-based therapy, we gain a comprehensive understanding of what makes you who you are, including the core processes keeping you stuck. We then intentionally choose a unique combination of evidence-based approaches to create the most effective treatment plan for you.

Personalized Approach: Client-Centric Practice

The experiences that have shaped you and how you processed them are completely unique. Our client-centric approach to therapy is just as personal, placing you at the center of your care. The specific therapy you receive is a direct reflection of you, evolving with you as you heal and grow.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Therapy for Bereavement

The loss of a spouse, child, or family member is an agony of immeasurable depth. Our lives are intertwined with others, and the void left by their absence can feel insurmountable. You may find the landscape of your existence irreversibly altered, questioning if normalcy will ever return. Days may be shadowed by despair, anger, or depression, yet within this darkness, there remains a glimmer of hope. Therapy is a gentle, steady guide through this terrain, offering support and strategies for coping and healing.

Therapy for Disenfranchised Grief

Grief can also arise from losses that are less recognized, yet equally impactful. The sorrow of losing a dear friend, a beloved pet, or facing the complexities of adoption can weigh heavily on the heart. It may stem from discovering ancestral traumas, or the grief of lost potential, be it a life path not taken, physical abilities changed, or the loss of a cherished home or object. Therapy provides a nurturing space to voice these often unacknowledged forms of grief, ensuring you receive the validation and support you need.

Therapy for Traumatic Bereavement

Bereavement that occurs amid traumatic circumstances, such as an accident, an act of violence, or a natural disaster, carries with it an additional layer of shock and complexity. The suddenness of these losses can leave one reeling, potentially triggering symptoms of traumatic stress. These symptoms can be intensified if the event was witnessed firsthand. Though it may feel daunting, discussing these experiences is crucial. Therapy, especially with a psychologist skilled in evidence-based treatment for trauma, can provide invaluable support in navigating this challenging landscape.

It’s likely that the therapy you tried before used treatment methods that weren’t evidence-based. If your previous therapist did not have a specific treatment plan or goal in mind, but instead consisted of talking about negative feelings and experiences, you may want to consider trying again. At Breyta, our goal is to equip you with specific, concrete tools to help you process grief so it won’t get in the way of living the life you want. Furthermore, Breyta is staffed exclusively by doctoral-level psychologists. Our clinicians hold the highest degrees and most advanced training in the mental health industry. We put our considerable expertise and training to work for you.

Therapy is an investment in yourself and your future. Grief costs you the ability to enjoy life to the fullest, whereas the ability to live in a state of acceptance is truly priceless. Breyta psychologists utilize evidence-based treatments to help you meet your goals in a timely and efficient manner.

The length of time it takes to overcome grief varies from person-to-person. While some clients begin to see results after a few weeks, for others it takes longer. The important thing to remember is there is no right or wrong way to heal. By working closely with our psychologists, we’ll continue to evolve your personalized treatment plan with your progress, consistently moving you forward.

For each client, we use a personalized combination of evidence-based methods, namely Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). CBT enables you to identify negative or distorted beliefs you may have about yourself, while ACT helps you change your relationship to unhelpful thoughts and feelings, be more present, and engage in meaningful behaviors, both of which help you along the path to improved wellness.
Yes! We offer both in-person and virtual care options. You can enjoy the safety and comfort of your own space while taking courageous steps toward healing with your psychologist of choice. We offer HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms to meet your needs. We conduct the same type of treatments in the same way we would in person so you can take comfort in the fact that you aren’t missing any important aspect of care. Telehealth appointments are available in Raleigh, throughout the state of North Carolina, and in select other states.