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1,554 people sought grief counseling help in Ohio in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +9 more

I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and... I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and OCD. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to bu... The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to build it, and I'm here to help. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, Life Transition, +5 more

As an African American cis-gender female who used to be a silent sufferer, I understand the difficulty, fear, and stigma of trusting a stranger to hel... As an African American cis-gender female who used to be a silent sufferer, I understand the difficulty, fear, and stigma of trusting a stranger to help you explore your feelings. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

We all go through times in life when we struggle with our mental health- You are not alone and I am here to help you reach your mental health goals.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

I believe counseling is a collaborative approach to healing the whole person.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +8 more

I am here to meet you where you are, and excited to help you move forward.

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?

There are few things in life as painful and confusing as losing a loved one. When someone leaves your life, it can leave a hole that you’re not sure will ever fill. It can feel like you’re drowning in emotions that you didn’t think could exist at the same time in just one person. At other times, it can feel like you’re numb to everything happening around you.

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” -Earl Grollman

Grief is especially isolating because it is so different for everyone who experiences it. Thriveworks Columbus grief counseling wants you to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. We have counselors who understand the mechanisms behind grief, as well as the emotional toll it takes. We are here to walk with you through your grief and into healing.

What Is Grief and Loss Therapy?

Grief can show itself after any loss—whether that’s a coworker, family member, or close friend. It can happen after a death, or even after a move or major life change. Whatever the scenario, grief is actually healthy. It’s when it becomes overbearing that it can become corrupt. Columbus counselors are here to be a professional, unbiased companion to help the healing process along. In general, there are five stages of grief, although they are a little different for each person:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

That’s not the best portrayal of a grieving person. But there is truly nothing wrong with slipping into a depressive funk or being angry or feeling weak! You had an immense loss in your life. Grieving can be a way to honor their memory while letting yourself move on.

Much easier said than done, but that’s why we’re here! When someone gets “stuck” in a stage, they find themselves unable to move on. They might never accept that their loved one is gone or find themselves unable to get out of bed for weeks at a time. When full healing can’t take place, the consequences spread out to all parts of life.

Techniques Used in Grief Counseling

To get out of a stuck stage and progress onward to the acceptance stage, Thriveworks Columbus has some techniques we can use. Our goal is to help you to the acceptance stage. In no way do we want or expect you to forget your loved ones! Here are some of our specialties and techniques:

  • Art and music therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Adapting to a new role
  • Managing changes in behavior or schedule
  • Developing new relationships or rekindling old ones with friends and family
  • Cultivating a new way of life if necessary
  • Talk therapy

Thriveworks Columbus is always a client-orientated practice. So, your unique situation and personality will determine much of our sessions. We want a partnership with you and to walk beside you toward that life of freedom again.

Do I Need Grief Therapy?

All paths of grieving will hurt in some capacity, even if you don’t get “stuck” in a stage of grief. So, when is the pain normal, and when should you reach out for professional help?

It takes courage to even ask that question. And there’s not a simple answer. We encourage you to ask yourself: are you happy with your life? The magnitude of your emotions shouldn’t determine whether you seek counseling or not. We are here for you no matter how big or small you perceive your problems to be. Our goal is to lead you to a place in life that you do want to be.

For a more specific answer, some signs that point toward “out of control” grief include:

  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Unrelentless depression
  • Inability to find joy in activities and people you previously did
  • A small or weak support system
  • Avoiding friends or family
  • Fear or apprehension over forming new relationships
  • Numbness of emotion
  • Sudden changes in behavior (like anger, sleep, or eating patterns)
  • Inability to move on

It’s not easy asking for help. Thriveworks Columbus is here for you whenever you are ready to make the call and start the journey towards the happy, fulfilling life that you deserve.

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 Columbus therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

  • English
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