Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

597 people sought grief counseling help at Columbia in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, +16 more
Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +16 more

As a counselor, Cierra strives to use a holistic approach where she works to heal the whole person. Cierra’s goal is to assist her clients with heal... As a counselor, Cierra strives to use a holistic approach where she works to heal the whole person. Cierra’s goal is to assist her clients with healing in all aspects of their lives, including mind, body, and spirit. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +5 more

Journey through your heart, to your soul.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +14 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

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?

Sandra lost her father. He passed suddenly, and even though it has been six months, she finds herself talking about her father all the time. Sandra feels shaky when she tells stories about him, and she has had a hard time focusing at work. She keeps thinking about all the things she wanted to do with her father or things she wanted to say to him.

Karl worked for his company for over 20 years, but recently, he was laid off. Instead of going into work each morning and seeing friendly coworkers, he is scrambling to find a new job or sometimes, he watches TV all day. Recently, he has been angry—so angry that he has scared his family and himself. Karl knows he used to be happy, but now he wonders if he will ever feel normal again.

Have you ever lost something or someone meaningful? Everyone experiences loss in their life, and a normal response to that loss is grief. While many people feel grief at some point in their lives, it can be a strange emotion and difficult experience to navigate. Many people choose to reach out for grief therapy after a significant loss so that they can come through the grief and into acceptance.

Thriveworks Grief Therapy in Columbia, SC helps clients learn how to mourn a loss and then rebuild a meaningful life. Our grief counselors have partnered with many people through one of life’s most painful experiences: loss. (803) 477-3736

What Causes Grief?

If you are reading this, you have most likely lost someone or something that you love. While many people associate grief therapy with bereavement, the loss can be of anyone or anything meaningful to you. No list could fully document every reason people experience grief, but often, people feel grief during or after …

  • A loved one dies
  • A pet passes
  • Chronic pain or health problems
  • Experiencing a permanent or temporary disability
  • Moving
  • Loss of independence (especially with age)
  • A divorce or break-up
  • A job loss
  • A natural disaster
  • Loss of a home

Symptoms of Grief

Grief is a natural response people feel to a loss of any kind, but it is a complex emotion. At times, grief feels like a crushing weight, pressing down upon you. Grief can also feel like intense sadness, even depression. Sometimes, grief even feels like relief. It may even feel like regret.

Often, grief signals that life has changed, possibly forever.

Each person will experience grief differently. Some people may show many external symptoms of their grief. Others may seem normal on the outside while internally they are experiencing intense grief.

While there is no normal response to grief, you may be experiencing…

  • Loss of appetite
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Irritability and moodiness
  • An intense need to retell stories about the loved one
  • Isolation from others
  • Sudden and severe crying
  • Physically painful sadness

Grief Therapy

If you can relate to any of these things, you’re not alone. Grieving can be one of life’s most difficult, intense, and confusing experiences. Grief therapy has given many people a better understanding of what they are feeling with loss and bereavement. Grief counselors often equip their clients with the coping skills they need to handle the grief, mourn well, and rebuild a meaningful life after loss.

Scheduling an Appointment

Grief can be an isolating experience. Thriveworks Grief Therapy in Columbia wants you to know that it is okay to reach out for help if you are experiencing a loss.

Our grief counselors offer professional and compassionate care.  We’ll partner with you to help you heal, grow, and find meaning in life again.

There’s never been a better time to call Thriveworks Grief Therapy in Columbia. Our grief therapists are available for day, evening, and weekend appointments. We have no waitlist for grief counseling – you often get an appointment in 24 hours.  Plus, we accept most major insurance plans; so getting grief help may be more affordable than you thought. Call today to schedule your grief counseling appointment. (803) 477-3736

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Columbia therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

Show more
Self-pay costs at Columbia
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

Thriveworks Columbia has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in South Carolina.

4.5 Thriveworks Columbia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

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

Shown in ET

5 photos