If you’ve lost your significant other you know the grieving process is never an easy one – but as anyone who has experienced it will tell you, it can be made easier knowing that you’re not alone. Many widowers may not realize that there are various support groups and counseling options available to help them along in their journey.
No matter what stage you are in the grieving process, a support group or counseling sessions can be an invaluable resource for widowers. Local options near The Villages at Two Rivers include the following:
Annapolis Center for Loss and Grief: The center is located in nearby Arnold, and counseling modalities include voice dialogue, EMDR therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and animal assisted therapy, according to their website. The center offers individual counseling and therapy for adults experiencing grief.
Chesapeake Life Center: Chesapeake Life Center offers a variety of grief counseling and support group options in Crofton’s Anne Arundel County. Support groups meet weekly or monthly, and there is currently a specific support group for loss of a spouse or loved one, which meets the third Wednesday of every month. If you prefer individual counseling, you can find it at Chesapeake Life Center – appointments are scheduled at your convenience.
Widow Care: According to its website, the mission of Widow Care is to “provide desperately needed support services to community members facing or dealing with the loss of a spouse, so they can become empowered to carry on with their lives.” Widow Care is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.