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17,636 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Texas in the last year

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

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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 Cedar Park, TX 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 Cedar Park, TX 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.

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Grief can be like a title wave. One minute, our loved one is here. The next minute, they are not. The loss sweeps up every aspect of life. One minute, there is normalcy and comfort. The next minute, the whole world is off-kilter and unstable.

Tony understands. He lost his son to a horrible accident. One day, they were planning out this summer’s vacation, and the next, he was gone. There would be no summer plans. Tony was not prepared for this kind of loss. His friends and family members are doing their best to be supportive, but nothing is working. Nothing anyone has said or done can make the grief better.

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
—Washington Irving

Like many other people, Tony is experiencing grief—a normal response to any kind of loss. People often think of grieving after a loved one passes, but people feel grief after all kinds of losses. Unfortunately, life is full of loss—no one can escape it. Therefore, life is full of grief. It is a common but complex emotion. Often, people work with a therapist to navigate the extreme emotions that grief can trigger.

The therapists at Thriveworks Cedar Park have worked with many clients who have suffered a loss and who are trying to establish their new normal. Loss tears down, but life can be rebuilt. The grief can be mourned, and people can emerge stronger. Often, mental health professionals are guides and support on that recovery process.

Grief’s Causes

Grief and loss are universal human experiences. There is no escaping grief because any loss can trigger it. Often, the more severe the loss and the more beloved the individual or object that is lost, the more severe the grief will be.

Big losses and small losses alike can trigger the grief cycle in an individual. There is no formula for sorrow, and no list could compile every loss an individual may experience, but a few examples of losses that have caused clients at Thriveworks Cedar Park to reach out for help include…

  • A natural disaster
  • Chronic health challenges
  • Career change or job loss
  • Becoming an empty-nester
  • Death of a precious pet
  • Loss of independence (especially with age)
  • A disability or injury
  • Divorce or break-up
  • A friendship break-up
  • Moving
  • Death of a family member, friend, or other loved one

Myths about Grief

Concerned loved ones may want to help. However, even the best of intentions do not always lead to helpful actions or words. During grief, friends and family members often unintentionally act upon certain untrue myths about grief. Instead of promoting healing, these misunderstands often make the wound even bigger. Sadly, these myths are prolific. A few examples include…

    “Just give it time.”
    It is true that healing takes time, but it takes so much more. Time alone does not heal all wounds. Grief must be processed and wounds need to be dressed. Sayings like this tend to minimize and downplay the severity of the loss. In the short-term, they may bring temporary relief to deny the pain, but in the long-term, it does not help.

    “Let’s replace what was lost.”
    It is normal to want to fill a void. However, in the wake of a loss, this is not always the right next step. Healing can take many paths, and sometimes, replacing what is lost is appropriate. Other times, it is not appropriate or possible.

    “Are you still sad after all this time?”
    Grief knows no timeline. Each individual heals at a different rate. It is normal for someone to grieve for months or even years. It is normal for grief to pop up on occasions randomly or decades after the loss. Grief is a big roller-coaster with many ups and downs.

Counseling for Loss and Grief

Everyone’s journey through grief is unique, but two goals are often part of healing from grief: understanding the past and working toward the future.

  • Understanding the Past: When people look back at the loss, they often feel sadness or sorrow, but they may also feel relief, anger, regret, confusion, and more. Coming to grips with these emotions is often a big part of healing.
  • Working toward the Future: When people talk about the grief cycle, one step is often acceptance. That is, as people heal, they are often able to envision a future after the loss. That may involve creating space for new routines, perspectives, or people. In the process, people often find happiness.

There is no magic formula that can heal loss and bypass grief. Often, the best option is to have a guide to lean upon during the journey. Many people go to counseling after they have experienced a loss.

Setting Up an Appointment for Grief Therapy at Thriveworks Cedar Park

Have you suffered a loss? It may have been recent, but it may have been years ago. In either case, you may be grieving. If you would like someone to lean upon as you navigate the ups and downs of loss, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks Cedar Park are ready to meet with you. When you call our office, know that you may have your first appointment within 24 hours. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept many different forms of insurance. Call today.

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 Cedar Park therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Cedar Park
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

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I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Read more I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Eris Feb 2024
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Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Read more Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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★★★★★
I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Read more I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Read more I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Read more Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Read more I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Read more I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cedar Park is located on Cypress Creek Road near S Bell Blvd and Cluck Creek Estates. We share a building with Pediatrician Christopher Ng and Pure Innate CBD.

Phone number

(512) 975-2978

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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