Sudden loss of a loved one from a heart attack, stroke, homicide, suicide or accident, often presents many issues for those left behind. People who experience loss from divorce, chronic or terminal illness face a different type of grieving. There are also differences in how adults, children, men and women experience grief and loss.
OPA providers are highly trained in helping individuals through the grieving process, whether grieving the loss of a loved one or coping with their own terminal illness. Some of the therapeutic interventions employed by OPA providers include techniques in relaxation, cognitive restructuring, stress management, goal setting, learning new coping skills, improving communication skills with loved ones as well as with medical personnel, and referral to community support groups.
Each case is looked at individually and the type of loss is taken into consideration when a treatment plan is created. OPA also offers the services of our prescribing staff who can evaluate patients who may need medication as an adjunct to their therapy.