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12,031 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +7 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, +23 more
Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, +1 more

As a therapist, it is my honor and privilege to walk through life with my clients.

Victoria DiPinto

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What is your go-to approach for grief & loss counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people with grief and loss counseling is to validate how the client is feeling, no matter what that feeling is. Grief is complex and there are many different feelings and stages that can be difficult to navigate. My approach is to allow you the space to feel those feelings so that you can move toward acceptance.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

The tools I teach in grief and loss counseling are the 5 stages of grief, self-soothing, mindfulness, and celebrating the life of the person you lost.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in grief & loss counseling?

I know that a client is making progress in grief counseling when they are allowing themselves to fully experience their feelings.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement grief & loss counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in grief counseling by journaling daily.

What should someone do to prepare for starting grief & loss counseling?

To prepare for your first grief counseling session, you can gather pictures and other physical memories of your loved one to bring to a session. This will help with celebrating their memory and connecting with feelings associated with the loss.

Starting Grief & loss counseling

What type of counseling is needed when a person cannot get over the grief of losing a loved one?

Grief and loss counseling helps people grieve difficult losses including the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a relationship. It helps people navigate their grief process and eventually accept, understand, and move forward from their loss. Theriveworks grief therapists in Allentown, PA have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best support grieving individuals.

How does grief and loss counseling work?

Grief and loss counseling isn't one-size-fits-all, but it involves sharing about your loss and then working with your counselor to acknowledge and accept your new reality in its wake. Your Thriveworks provider at Thriveworks in Allentown, PA will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them.

Signs I should seek grief counseling

If you have recently experienced an event like the death of a loved one, a breakup or divorce, the loss of a job, or another major life change, then you may want to seek grief and loss counseling. Grief can be caused by many experiences and events, so if you feel that you are having trouble moving on from a certain event or find that it is still impacting your life and functioning, grief and loss counseling can help you process it more effectively so that you can move on and once again find fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.

What counseling theory is best for grief?

There are many counseling theories for treating grief, one of the most frequently used being the dual process model of grief which helps people acknowledge who or what they've lost through rumination while also adjusting to the new roles and identities that this loss has now placed on them. There are also many commonly used therapy approaches used in grief and loss counseling, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and traumatic grief therapy.

Is grief counseling conducted in person or online?

Grief & loss counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does grief counseling last?

For many, grief and loss counseling lasts for about 6 months. For others, it may last shorter or longer, depending on the severity of their loss and their grief.

Need more help deciding?

Are you suffering from some sort of loss? Grief is a response to loss and is process that we all go through and is a normal part of life. However, coping with grief and loss is extremely difficult and one of the hardest challenges you may have to overcome. You may be experiencing disbelief, anger, guilt, fear, or sadness. We are usually resilient and the painful feelings of grief and loss diminish in intensity over time. However, sometimes the feelings of grief and loss take over your life. It can push you into a state of despair. If you have been having problems functioning at work or home, unable to stop crying, lost interest in things, or been lashing out at family and friends, you may need assistance. Thriveworks-Allentown can help.

How Can Thriveworks-Allentown Help?

Whether it be the loss of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, friend, pet, or even your health, home, or job, Thriveworks-Allentown can help you throughout this difficult process. You don’t have to suffer in grief in loss by yourself. Our grief and loss counselors at Thriveworks-Allentown have experience with the stages of loss and the wide range of emotions associated with it. There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief, but we can help you move past the denial, anger, sadness, or fear. We can help you move forward and rebuild your life again. We can help you talk about the difficult feelings you are having, understand and accept those feelings, give you strategies to cope, help you reconnect with others, and assist you in building new rituals. We can help you and others in your family as well. It’s not easy, but it’s easier with someone to talk to and someone that can partner with you on this journey. Don’t suffer alone any longer. Let us help you heal and recover!

Don’t wither, be a Thriver!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Allentown therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Allentown
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

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I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Read more I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Donna Feb 2024
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Top notch service! Excellent 1-on-1 counseling. Very pleased with her help so far!
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Read more Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Kristen Jan 2024
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown is located off of Hausman Rd., in a building with several other businesses. These include Integrity Personnel, Inova Technologies, and GPI/Greenman-Pederson, Inc. There is a small lake behind our building.

Phone number

(484) 246-8451

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