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3,067 people sought grief counseling help in Maryland in the last year

Discover how starting grief counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Baltimore are booked, but we have 15 other therapists in MD available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Grief counseling

What is Grief counseling?

Grief 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. Grief counselors have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best-support grieving individuals.

How does Grief counseling work?

Grief 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 grief counselor will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them. It may take place as individual-counseling or a form of group therapy such as Family therapy.

Is Grief counseling conducted in person or online?

Grief counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Grief counseling last?

For many, grief 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?

We tend to think of grief as an individual process. Families sometimes have a very hard time with the aftermath of a loss. Understanding how families are affected by loss can help the healing process. Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling has grief counselors on our team who can help families understand how to grieve together and to heal together.

Grief Is a Family Affair

The loss of a family member leaves a void in the family’s structure and in the way the family operates. They tend to adapt over time but aren’t always aware of those changes. How families make these changes can impact how well the family heals.

  • Roles Change – When a person dies, their role in the family is unfilled. Family members must decide who will fill the role and how. Is the role filled? Who takes on those responsibilities? How that is decided will shape the family moving forward.
  • Dynamics Change – The family is faced with dealing with the loss. How the family interacts changes. Conflicts can arise over the loss or about the “new” way the family is operating. Communication can break down. Sometimes this breakdown can fracture a family’s bond.

Grieving Together

In our moments of grief, it can be easy to forget that our loved ones might be struggling too. Sometimes reaching out to work together can enhance the healing process.

  • For Parents: Your grief is two-fold. You are grieving the loss of your loved one. Your children also rely on you to maintain stability for them as they grieve. It can be overwhelming. You have to take care of yourself so that you can take care of them and be present for them. Reach out to trusted friends and family for help or support. You don’t have to go through the process alone.
  • For Couples: You will each grieve in your own way and in your own time. It’s important to grieve together as well. Offer to listen. Ask to talk. Be patient with each other. Above all, be present.
  • For Children: They often need help from adults to understand what is happening. Take time to talk with them. Let them ask questions or simply express their feelings. Remind them that there are no right or wrong feelings. Just like adults, they are experiencing a flood of intense and confusing emotions.
  • For Siblings: Be kind to each other. Offer your support. Accept their support. Your brother or sister may be experiencing feelings very different from yours. There is no right or wrong way to feel.
  • A word of caution with children: be careful what and how information is shared. While it’s important to talk about what has happened, it’s important to provide information that is age-appropriate for the child. Consulting with a child therapist can help with those decisions.

Reach Out for Help at Thriveworks Baltimore Grief Counseling

A family’s level of functioning after a loss reflects how well they are coping with the loss as a family as well as individually. If you are concerned about the way your family is coping with your loss, Baltimore Grief Counseling can help.

At Thriveworks Baltimore Grief Counseling, we have experienced counselors who can help you and your family get through this very difficult process and begin to heal as a family. Your family can heal together. Call us today to schedule your confidential appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Baltimore therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Baltimore
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 Baltimore reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Candace is a supportive, caring, insightful therapist who truly listens!
Baltimore Dec 2020
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In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Read more In these tense and uncertain times, it’s really helpful to be able to talk to someone who I know shares similar experiences, can understand where I’m coming from, and can help me understand how to do the best I can to improve myself in my circumstances. Tia is a great listener with a gentle, calming demeanor. She knows how to laugh and how to really listen. She’s really helped me through some tough times and encouraged me throughout. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Baltimore Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Had a great experience. Would come back again.
Baltimore Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a supportive therapist that is passionate about mental health. She is professional, ensures patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPPA laws. She provides a safe place to process emotions and not feel judged.
Baltimore Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Read more I recommend Sharlene Sylvester for your therapy needs. After searching for just the right fit, Sharlene checked all the boxes including making me feel heard and comfortable.
Baltimore Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Read more Sharlene Sylvester is a great therapist. I recommend her highly. She is supportive and knowledgeable. Book your appointment now!
Baltimore Jul 2020
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★★★★★
As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Read more As first-generation immigrants we have a touch time raising kids in US. Being caught between two different cultures, our teenager daughter intuitively rejects parents' culture and is often unrespectful toward parents and her sibling. But we as parents have no relatives in US for counseling. Talking to Sandra has been very helpful as she instructed us how to communicate with our confused teenager, how to guide her through the difficult time. Thank you, Sandy!
Baltimore Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Read more I highly recommend Sharlene, she is compassionate and thorough. I'm confident that you won't regret meeting with her.
Baltimore Jul 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD is located off of Hamill Rd, between the Baltimore Country Club and Jones Falls Expy. We share a building with Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland and Fresenius Kidney Care Cross Keys, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Falls Rd & Hamill Rd SB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(410) 724-1848

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