Find a Grief Counselor in Medina and Fairlawn Ohio

Grief is an unhappy or painful reaction to a major loss. Often grief is associated with death, such as the loss of a friend or family member, but there are other causes of grief. The termination of a long-term relationship or job can cause grief; so can a chronic medical condition that effects someone’s quality of life.

Bereavement is the time of grief typically experienced after the loss of a loved one.



Physical Effects of Grief


  • Tightness in the throat or in the muscles
  • Heaviness or pressure in the chest
  • Inability to sleep
  • Periods of nervousness, or even panic
  • Lack of desire to eat
  • Desire to over-eat
  • Headaches, or stomach/intestinal disorders
  • Lack of energy
  • Inability to concentrate



Emotional Effects of Grief


  • Sadness and/or depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Unexpected angers toward others
  • May cry easily/unexpectedly
  • Mood swings
  • May feel uncomfortable around people
  • May not want to be alone
  • Feelings of emptiness or having been cheated
  • Haunted by thoughts of “if only things had happened differently”
  • Fear of what will happen next
  • Doubts or questions concerning why the loss occurred
  • Desire to run away, or to become very busy, in order to avoid the pain of loss
  • May feel like you’re going crazy when overwhelmed with intensity of feelings


The physical and emotional symptoms of grief can last from a month or two to years. Extended lengths of grief with significant impacts on daily life can cause more severe emotional (major depression) and medical (alcohol or drug abuse) issues. Adult Therapy and Play Therapy for children can make a significant difference in recovering from the pain of grief.

Seek out a professional’s opinion on how treatment can help.  Avenues of Counseling and Mediation, LLC has locations in Medina and Fairlawn.  In both offices we have multiple compassionate and experienced Clinicians who offer counseling for grief issues.



Grief Clinicians