How Online Therapy Can Help a Grieving Family

Dealing with the loss of a loved one through online therapy
Dealing with loss with online therapy

Recently, a married mother of two precious girls passed away suddenly. The loss was utterly devastating for everyone who loved her, especially her husband and children.

If this sounds like something your family has experienced, you may be wondering how to seek professional help for your grief.

Therapy is an important tool in the grieving process. Your family’s counselor can help you and your children learn healthy coping mechanisms, process feelings, and recognize danger signs of depression. Understandably, you may be too busy or drained to go to in-office appointments.

These days, in-office appointments for each member of your family may not be necessary. Technology has advanced so much that you can get the benefits of therapy right in your home. Better yet, you can have a qualified therapist take care of your child’s mental health as well.

Get help now!

Have you ever called a doctor’s office of any kind just to learn that there are no openings this month? Well, it happens with therapists too.

However, if your spouse suddenly passed away, you shouldn’t wait that long to receive help. It’s important to start speaking with a therapist immediately.

Online therapy can help you and your children begin processing loss healthily and immediately. Your family’s well-being is worth it.

Even if your loved one has been suffering from a terminal illness or condition and their passing was expected, it can still be a shock. Many doctors and nurses struggle to know how to help and comfort family members. They are well trained in solving medical problems, so helping families emotionally isn’t always easy. A good therapist can help you before a loved one passes away as well as afterward.

Find a therapist you like

The relationship between a counselor and a patient can make or break the process. The last thing you want to do is try to get through this difficult time with someone you don’t click with or trust. If children are involved, they need a therapist they can feel comfortable with, too.

With online counseling, you can each choose a therapist who fits your needs. If you would prefer to talk to a man your age and your teenager daughter wants to speak to a woman the age her mother was, that’s fine. If you find you’re not meshing with your therapist well, you can always switch.

If you have lost a spouse, you and your children may experience indescribable grief. However, you do not have to go through this alone. Therapists are available online to help your family mourn and heal.

For more support, read our hope guide, join our empathetic community, chat with a free, trained listener, or start affordable online therapy today.


Posted: 13 September 2019
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Lucy Wyndham

Lucy is a freelance writer and editor, passionate about mental health.

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