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1,994 people sought grief & loss counseling help at Charlotte in the last year

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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. Thriveworks grief therapists in Charlotte, NC 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 provider at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC 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.

Need more help deciding?

Louise was in her thirties before anyone close to her passed away. She’s grateful she had so much time with her grandparents, but she’s pretty sure she should be further along in the grieving process by now. She still cries a lot, though she usually manages to wait until she’s alone, and instead of remembering them fondly, she tries not to think of them at all.

While this is a painful time, counseling can help the transition from pain to peaceful acceptance. Louise would benefit from some assistance in letting go of what was and accepting what is. Memories of loved ones should, after the grief has faded, leave us with good feelings, and counseling can facilitate exactly that.

Grief and Loss Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Charlotte

One day, there comes a phone call that changes everything; perhaps it’s the end of a long disease or a tragic accident—these are some of our worst fears in life. Although we all know that death is a guarantee, we are rarely prepared when it happens. After the loss of someone we love, we experience many emotions, which often include sadness, loneliness, and regret.

Sometimes, we are able to recover from a loss smoothly and on our own. Many other times, especially depending on the circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one, we experience such intense and long-lasting emotions that help is needed to establish a new normal. This type of help is known as grief or bereavement counseling. If you have experienced the loss of someone you love, we can help you process these emotions and move on in a healthy and comforting way.

When Should I Seek Grief Counseling?

Grief isn’t resolved overnight. It can take months, and sometimes even up to a year, to come to accept the loss and remember the loved one with fondness instead of sadness. However, if grief is still painful to the point of interfering with daily activities after a year or so, it may be time to talk to a professional.

There are many other signs that grief is becoming overwhelming. Many people will turn to substance abuse or other unhealthy coping mechanisms. It is also common to become withdrawn from friends and family, lose interest in things you once loved, and replay the events surrounding the death obsessively, particularly if the death was untimely. These are all indicators that grief counseling would be helpful.

Other symptoms of overwhelming grief include (Wheeler-Roy):

Overeating or loss of appetite—Even daily stress can cause us to eat more than usual to comfort ourselves, and grief is much more than “regular” stress. Similarly, some people respond to emotional turmoil by loosing their appetite.

Sleep disturbances, including sleeping more than usual or not sleeping as much, or sleep plagued by tough dreams.

Aggressive or withdrawn behavior—It’s common for grief to cause us to lash out at others or avoid interaction.

Health flare-ups (often caused by the changes in eating and sleep patterns)—Though this isn’t unusual, it’s one of the reasons that it’s important to seek help if you need it.

Emotional instability—If you’ve just lost someone, it’s completely understandable that you might randomly cry at someone’s joke. It’s also understandable that you might feel the urge to laugh at an otherwise sad moment.

Hyperactivity—People often bury themselves in activity as a way to keep from ruminating too deeply on what’s troubling them. So too do some find they haven’t left bed in days.

Hopelessness—At some moments, it may feel like things will never be okay again. They certainly won’t be like they were before, but with the help of a grief counselor, you can regain your hope for the future.

How Grief Counseling Can Help

Despite what you may have heard about the stages of grief, it’s complicated and non-linear (American Psychological Association). In other words, we don’t experience anger, stop being angry, and then move into calm acceptance. The stages of grief can overlap. You may experience one part of grief, move into another stage, and then regress back to the previous stage. You may skip certain phases entirely. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve.

People from different cultures and religious traditions will all grieve in their own ways. In fact, many cultures with set grieving rituals find that they’re able to grieve and then move on from the loss in a relatively healthy way. Unfortunately, not all of American society has culturally-imposed grieving rituals, and many of us are completely unprepared for loss when it does happen. That’s where Thriveworks Charlotte comes in. Grief counseling can help you more effectively cope with the loss of your loved one. Thriveworks Charlotte counselors do this by helping clients:

  • Accept that the loss has happened and acknowledge that going forward must occur
  • Stay connected to the memories of the deceased in a healthy way
  • Create a life without the deceased
  • Develop coping mechanisms for when sadness hits

Thriveworks Charlotte Grief Counseling

Thriveworks counselors are educated and experienced in helping clients move forward after even the most tragic and unexpected losses. Whether you are experiencing grief after the loss of a spouse, a parent, a child, or even a pet, we can help you move past the overwhelming sadness. It may seem impossible, but the first step is reaching out for help. Thriveworks Charlotte therapists are experts in their field, and they are ready to put their knowledge to work for you. We understand that your need for help may be urgent, and with respect to that, we have appointments ready within 24 hours for new clients.

Let us help you put your life back together. Call us today at 980-581-3061.

Further Reading
“Grief: coping with the loss of your loved one.” American Psychological Association. Apa.org.
Wheeler-Roy, Susan. EdD. Bernard A. Amyot. MS, MA. Grief Counseling Resource Guide: A Field Manual. 2004. New York State Office of Mental Health. Omh.ny.gov.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

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  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

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