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Our counselors offer grief counseling in Abingdon, VA

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23,045 people sought grief counseling help in Virginia 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 Abingdon are booked, but we have 90 other therapists in VA 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?

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.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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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

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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

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Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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