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Grief services offered in Tempe and Gilbert, AZ


Losing a loved one is a deeply painful experience, but professional support can help you work through your emotions and find healthy ways to cope with your grief. Psychiatric mental health expert Priti Patel, MD, and the team provide compassionate, supportive grief counseling at Calm Psych in Gilbert and Tempe, Arizona. Together, you can find helpful coping strategies to manage each stage of grief. Call Calm Psych today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is grief?

Grief is an overwhelming emotion that most people experience after a significant loss. It can feel all-consuming, bringing waves of sadness, confusion, and even anger. There is no one-size-fits-all response to losing a loved one, but the right support can help you take the first step toward navigating this change.

With individualized care and open communication, including responsive text messaging, the Calm Psych team can guide you through the grieving process and offer comfort as you heal.

How does grief feel?

Grief is usually a mix of emotions, and the process is rarely linear. It comes in waves and changes with time. While grief is a personal experience, some emotions you may have include:

  • Sadness and depression
  • Anger
  • Denial
  • Anxiety over losing others
  • Confusion
  • Feeling overwhelmed or alone
  • Relief, especially if the person was in pain
  • Increased hunger or loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Withdrawing from others

Having a support system is essential to navigate grief at every stage. At Calm Psych, you always have access to trained professionals who can help you through this challenging time. 

How long does grief last?

Grief usually feels less intense over time, but it can last for more than a year. There’s no set grief period; everybody experiences it differently. You may feel better some days than others, and certain mementos, events, or memories can trigger strong emotions, even after a long time.

The Calm Psych team offers compassionate care and guidance to help you cope with these emotions.

What are some strategies for coping with grief?

At Calm Psych, effective therapeutic techniques and strategies to cope with grief include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • Regular check-ins with your provider
  • Support groups

Calm Psych’s multifaceted approach to grief counseling is comprehensive and adjustable for each stage of grief. They can adjust your plan to accommodate your changing needs so you always feel supported and empowered to work through your emotions at your own pace.

Grief is a complex process you don’t have to go through alone. Get the compassionate, supportive care you need at Calm Psych by scheduling an appointment by phone or online.