Grief and Loss Counseling in Birmingham AL


What is Grief?

Grief is the emotional suffering we feel after a loss of some kind. The grief that follows a major loss can seem unbearable, but grief is actually a healing process

Birmingham grief counseling with Exceeding Contentment Behavioral Health, Inc. can help you move through the pain to healing.

While grief experiences are highly individual, the experience can be likened to waves – long and intense emotions at first with gradually shorter and less intense emotional periods as time passes.

Most people are unprepared to grieve since so often tragedy strikes suddenly without warning. You may also find that you don’t receive the kind of support you need from those in your support system, especially with comments such as, “look on the bright side.”

While others may want to cheer you up, it’s important to actually go through what you are feeling and not what others want you to feel. You might also experience friends and family as supportive at first, but then as time passes their support may wane and you might feel the expectation that you should “be over it” or that you’re a burden.

Grief counseling can help you move through the grief recovery process with support and understanding.

What is Grief Counseling and How Can It Help You?

Birmingham grief counseling is a therapy service that focuses specifically on helping you move through the grieving process. Most individuals believe the pain from losing a loved one just goes away after time, but it doesn’t. It merely changes. 

So, here at ECB Health, we do not put your grief in a box to be filed as something you got over. Rather, our professional therapists will work to develop coping strategies, provide you with compassionate support that allows you to move through grief at the right pace for YOU, and, ultimately, resolve and integrate your loss.  

Loss & Grief Counseling Can Help You:

  • Acknowledge your loss
  • Find hope and encouragement
  • Work through intense emotions
  • Get support and understanding
  • Move through unresolved grief
  • Find peace with yourself and your life
  • Express your feelings
  • Resolve guilt
  • Move towards acceptance and forgiveness
  • Find meaning and joy again

What Are the Different Types of Losses?

There are many types of losses beyond death that can trigger the grief response. Grief and loss counseling with Exceeding Contentment Behavioral Health, Inc. may benefit you if you are experiencing any type of loss. Coping with loss can be hard to do on your own when overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Professional grief counseling can help you deal with grief your own way with skill and support.

The varying things that a person can experience during the course of their life that can result in feelings of grief and loss include:

  • Death of a loved one
  • Ending of an important relationship
  • Loss of a relationship with a parent through divorce
  • Infertility/Miscarriage
  • Feelings of loss for a friend that moved away
  • Loss of job/career
  • Physical impairment, loss of health, physical stamina; chronic illness
  • Serious illness of a loved one
  • Damaged reputation
  • Loss of a pet
  • Not being able to return to school, friends, family, work
  • Recognizing that life dreams will not be realized
  • Major life change
  • Life transitions
  • Traumatic loss or traumatic stress
  • Chronic pain

Exceeding Contentment Behavioral Health Inc. Can Help You Heal through Grief Counseling in Birmingham AL

Exceeding Contentment Behavioral Health Inc. grief counselors understand and care about what you are going through. We’ve also experienced major losses, maybe not the exact same as yours, but we know how life-changing and devastating it feels. And we know how difficult it can be to cope with the pain and get the support you need from others who are generally uncomfortable with your pain. As compassionate people who care, we’d love to offer the support you need. As trained grief therapists, we will help you recover.

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We’re dedicated to providing relief for our clients, but more importantly we provide counseling that goes to the root to create lasting positive change. Just like the most resilient trees have strong roots, the most resilient people have healthy root beliefs, inner stories, and resources that help them stand tall through any storm. You have strong places inside of you already. Our therapists help you harness those resources for resilience, growth, and deep self-acceptance.

We’ll help you identify and overcome patterns/beliefs that aren’t serving you so that you can:

  • create strong relationships with friends, family, co-workers and your partner,
  • experience relief from anxiety, worry, or depression
  • overcome the impact of trauma
  • recover from addiction
  • experience emotional growth and transformation,
  • and live your whole life with more ease, confidence, and courage.

Why Choose Us


Experienced Therapists

Each counselor has an area of specialization from which they practice. There are many reasons for this, but the most important reason is that when you work with a therapist who specializes, you receive a higher quality of care, quicker results, and someone who understands your unique issues. Having a good fit is important. When you give us a call, we will find out about your needs and match you with the therapist(s) who specialize in your area of concern. We sincerely care about your well-being and want the process to be easy for you.


Therapy Tailored to You

When you call our office, we will help you find a match with the therapist who is best suited to your needs and therapeutic goals. Our goal is to ensure that you are not only matched with a specialist, but also with someone who’s style and treatment approach fits with your needs. Research shows that counseling works when clients are matched with the right-fit therapist.

We Accept Most Major Insurances and EAP providers.

We provide a sliding scale.

Insurance Accepted - Blue Cross and Blue Shied of AL - Exceeding Contenment Behavioral Health Inc.
Insurance Accepted - United Healthcare of AL - Exceeding Contenment Behavioral Health Inc.
Insurance Accepted - Cigna AL - Exceeding Contenment Behavioral Health Inc.
Insurance Accepted - ALL Kids Alabama - Exceeding Contenment Behavioral Health Inc.
Insurance Accepted - Medicaid of Alabama - Exceeding Contenment Behavioral Health Inc.