Bristol Grief Counseling

Grief and Loss Counseling — Therapists and Counselors in Bristol, VA

Although we all know that loss is one of the few guarantees in life, we still are often completely unprepared to deal with it in a healthy way. There are many stages to the grief process. It is healthy to go through a wide range of emotions when dealing with the loss of a loved one. However, sometimes one of these stages becomes stalled, and even daily functioning becomes difficult.

Grief has many stages.

The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance. People go through these stages at many different speeds and intensities. A child experiences grief much differently than an adult. When an individual becomes stuck in any of the stages of grief before acceptance, this leads to unhealthy behaviors and thoughts. A person stuck in the stage of depression may become reclusive from friends and family, unable to stop crying, and lose interest in hobbies and activities they used to find enjoyable. Someone that is stuck in anger may lash out randomly, maybe even losing their job.

Whether you are experiencing the loss of a child, a spouse, a parent, a friend, or even a pet, there is no need to feel shame in your sadness.  There is no right or wrong way to deal with the loss of a loved one.  Even the loss of a pet can cause such disruption in your routine, that there are overwhelming daily reminders of how life used to be.  This can be difficult to process on your own.

We’re here to help.

At Thriveworks, we have trained and licensed grief counselors available to help.  We understand the stages of grief and have experience with a wide range of reactions to various types of loss.  Our grief counselors are leaders in their field; published in leading academic journals and news outlets such as CNN and Counseling Today.  We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.

We understand that making that first call for help can be difficult.  You may have performed the search that brought you to this page many, many times.  You can rest easy in the choice of Thriveworks grief counselors.  We want to be ready when you are ready to reach out.  For that reason, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours.  We do not believe in waiting lists and are ready now to help you put your life back together.

There is no need to suffer in silence.  It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing.

Thriveworks Counseling Bristol

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Patricia Starbird

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!
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I learned a lot

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.
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon

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  • 361 Falls Dr
    Bristol, VA 24210

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM

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