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Our counselors offer breakup therapy in Abingdon, VA

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Discover how starting therapy with a breakup can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Breakup therapy

What is breakup therapy?

Breakup therapy from our Thriveworks Abingdon therapists helps people process the loss that comes with a breakup. In addition, it can help them to better understand what was wrong as well as what was right in their relationship so that they’re able to move forward.

How does breakup therapy work?

Breakup therapy works by offering a safe space for people to explore the pain and changes that can accompany a breakup. It also works by equipping individuals with healthy coping mechanisms such as self-reflection and relaxation techniques to replace harmful (or maladaptive) coping mechanisms.

Is breakup therapy conducted in person or online?

Breakup therapy from the therapists at Thriveworks in Abingdon, VA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does breakup therapy last?

The amount of breakup therapy sessions will vary from one person to the next, depending on their specific needs. However, it typically lasts for several weeks or months.

Need more help deciding?

The experience of breaking up from a lover, partner, or spouse could be emotionally draining. It often creates an uncomfortable feeling of confusion as people struggle to get painful past memories out of their chests in order to embrace a peaceful, new life.

Highlighted below are some common symptoms usually associated with relationship breakups:

  • Real physical discomfort
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of motivation
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Hopelessness, et cetera

This is why it is advisable to seek relationship breakup counseling immediately after this happens. It is somehow difficult dealing with the aftermath of a breakup alone without seeking useful help from an experienced breakup therapist.

Challenges People Usually Faced After Breakups

Some of the challenges people face after going through a breakup include:

  • Social challenges: Someone who has just gone through a relationship breakup may become socially awkward. They tend to withdrawal from social circles and avoid meeting friends, colleagues and relatives.
  • Financial challenges: Relationship breakups also involve money issue, and when couples or lovers separate, one or both of them may face financial hardship.
  • Mental challenges: This is the most dangerous challenge breakups bring on people. Separated couples, partners or lovers usually go through a period of depressive symptoms. Some may develop psychological depression or unusual mood swings.

How Can a Qualified Relationship Counselor Help in this Case?

A qualified relationship counselor or therapist will undertake the following functions in order to provide therapy for breakup couples, partners and lovers:

  • Listens attentively to the affected party and offers practical suggestions
  • Provides real-time counseling based on the initial information gathered from the affected party
  • Keeps it real and offers advice that are concrete and actionable
  • Guides the affected party through a process of self-recovery
  • Creates an atmosphere of positivity and self-confidence-boosting for the affected party.
  • Helps the affected party to remove guilt and self-accusation from his or her mind
  • Cultivates an attitude of self-expression and better communication ability in the affected partner.

If you are dealing with any of the relationship breakup issues described above, give us a call to get started working with a breakup therapist at Thriveworks. You can also schedule your session online.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Virginia therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Abingdon
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Abingdon reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Read more I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Bristol Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Read more Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Bristol Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon is located in the same building as Caris Healthcare. Across Russell Road NW is Empire Ford Used Car & Truck Center 2, and A Step Ahead salon, as well as All Things Custom and Sunshine Sewing & Screen Printing. Down the road is Figaredo’s restaurant and Northgate Pharmacy. We are located right near Porterfield Highway and Route 19, as well as Route 58.

Phone number

(423) 556-3873

Languages spoken by VA providers

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