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

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, +5 more

Whether you are new to therapy or just looking for a new therapist, I'm proud of you for putting yourself first!

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +22 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +6 more

Colton's goal is that each individual he works with is seen, heard, and validated.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +12 more

Life can bring its share of stress; I'm personally dedicated to offering you the support you need on your unique journey.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

Starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming, I am here to guide you through the thoughts and emotions every step of the way.

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

A go-to approach in helping people who have lost someone is validating their thoughts/feelings as well as educating clients on the grief cycle. By being able to validate clients, we are strengthening the therapeutic alliance and this helps create a sense of healing and understanding.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

Tools that can be helpful in grief and loss counseling are journaling and mindfulness practices.

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

A client is making meaningful progress when they can articulate thoughts, feelings, and emotions as well as identify strategies to lessen the intensity of these factors.

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

In time outside of therapy, clients can engage in skills discussed.

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

To prepare for the first session, it can be helpful to have an activity to look forward to after therapy to give yourself space and time to decompress.

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?

When a loved one passes, the loss can be life changing and the grief unbearable. While the experience is unique to each individual, a devastating loss can feel like one’s heart has been ripped out of their chest; it can feel like there’s a huge gaping hole in everything they’ve known to be true; it can feel like an emptiness that will never be full again. Grief and loss often comes with a great deal of emotions that are hard to endure, or even understand.

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” –Earl Grollman

Fortunately, there are specialists who understand the ins and outs of grief and dedicate their work to helping people process their loss: grief counselors. Grief counselors know that losing a loved one is painful, but they also know that you can come out on the other side and go on to live a happy life again. They want to show you how.

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and think you could benefit from working with a grief counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem. We have grief counselors on staff who are ready to get to work. These individuals are experts in their field; they have the skills, training, and experience you want in a healthcare provider. Not to mention, they truly care about your wellbeing and they want to help improve it. If you are ready to start grief counseling, call Thriveworks Bensalem today at (215) 874-8002. We look forward to working with you!

What Are the Negative Effects of Grief and Loss?

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a normal part of life. That said, when we don’t grieve properly or process the loss we have experienced, we can suffer some negative effects. These include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Lack of focus
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Fear or confusion
  • Losing track of time
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Depression

The grief counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem can help you through the grieving process to prevent or tackle these negative effects. This will involve discussing the loved one lost as well as how the individual feels about the loss. Emotions might include sadness, anger, numbness, guilt, shame, loneliness, and others. Again, grief is a very individualized experience, which means grief counseling needs to be, too. Which brings us to this process:

How Can Counseling Help Me Work Through Grief?

The grief counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem understand just how unique and personal the experience of grief and loss is. They also know how to guide their clients through the bereavement process, based on their unique experience, their emotions, their needs. Your grief counselor will help you to understand and process all of your feelings related to the loss. They might also help you to imagine the trajectory of your life, now that that individual is gone. This is a huge obstacle for many, and it’s important to discuss in grief counseling.

Here at Thriveworks Bensalem, the grief counselors will also consider your culture and/or religion in understanding how you process the loss of an individual. They will keep this in mind when assessing the impact this loss has had on you, as well as helping you to discover helpful techniques for accepting the loss and moving forward with your life.

Schedule an Appointment with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem

If you have recently lost a loved one and need help processing this loss, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem. Our providers are the best of the best—they have unbeatable skills and experience. They also truly care about your wellbeing and want to help you grieve well. Schedule an appointment today by calling (215) 874-8002.

A scheduling specialist will help you to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. You’ll have flexible options to choose from, including evening and weekend sessions. This is just one of many premium mental health benefits that we offer our clients at Thriveworks Bensalem.

If you’re ready to get started, so are we. Call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to joining you on your journey toward healing.

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 Bensalem therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Bensalem
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 Learn about verified reviews
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My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Read more My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Leigh Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Read more Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Bensalem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Read more I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Bensalem Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Read more Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Bensalem Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Read more Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Read more Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Read more I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Bensalem Oct 2020
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★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Read more First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Bensalem Mar 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bensalem is located off Street Road, between Route 13 and Dunksferry Road. We share The Constitution Building with Bensalem Dental Specialties, among other businesses, and next door you will find a McDonalds.

Phone number

(215) 782-6844

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Farsi
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