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9,524 people sought grief counseling help in Georgia in the last year

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

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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?

Have you recently lost a family member, friend, or loved one? Maybe you can relate to Sam. His brother died about a year ago. Life does not feel normal for Sam without his brother. His brother was his best friend, and now, joyful family gatherings have turned into painful reminders of his brother. Sam has lost interest in many of his favorite activities—activities he and his brother used to do together. His wife is worried that he is depressed, and their marriage has suffered since the loss. This is not the reality Sam wants, but he does not know how to live life without his brother.

Losing a beloved family member or friend may be one of life’s most painful experiences, and many people feel intense grief after bereavement. While many people associate grief with a loved one’s death, people can grieve after they experience loss of any kind: job loss, a big move, or divorce to name a few. Everybody will experience grief at some point in life. It is a common but complicated emotion, and often, people need counseling to help them process their emotions and regain a sense of normalcy.

The counselors of Thriveworks Cumming, GA in Forsyth County have walked the difficult journey from bereavement to a bright future with many clients. Our grief counselors do not offer any quick-fixes or easy solutions, but instead, they offer compassionate and professional care that has helped their clients process grief’s complicated feelings, take care of their mental health needs, and re-established a new, fulfilling life. If you are grieving a loss, consider working with one of our grief counselors. You can call today to schedule an appointment.

Understanding Feelings of Grief

Sometimes, loss comes unexpectedly, and it feels like life has changed in an instant. Other times, the loss is expected, anticipated, or even planned for. Whether it is expected or not, loss almost always awakens intense and varied emotions. Everybody feels grief in a unique way, but often, other feelings come with grief. If you have recently lost someone or something you hold dear, you may be feeling …

  • Sorrow
  • Anger
  • Helpless
  • Regret
  • Lonely
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Shock
  • Relief
  • Guilt
  • Confusion
  • Disoriented
  • Impatient
  • Yearning
  • Restless

There is no right or wrong way to feel during grief, so you may feel some of the emotions listed above or you may not. You may feel emotions that are not included on the list, too. You may also be feeling multiple emotions all at the same time. Whatever you are feeling, it is okay. Grief is hard and giving yourself time and space to reflect upon whatever you are experiencing is important.

Many people can benefit from these varied and complex feelings with a professional’s compassionate care. Grief counseling at Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County has helped many people recover from the pain and resume everyday life after bereavement.

What Is Grief Therapy?

The goal of grief therapy is to help people understand their feelings associated with the loss. When people feel so intensely and so complexly, it can be hard to know what they are feeling and why. Reflecting upon these feelings, especially with a counselor’s guidance, can empower people to process them well. Grief counselors can teach their clients any coping skills they need to manage their grief and reconstruct a purposeful life.

The grief therapists at Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County individualize their treatment for each client. No one experiences loss in the same way, and each loss is unique. In general, however, grief counseling involves two parts.

1) Looking backward
Before the bereaved can moved forward, they must first process the past, including any emotions they feel about their loss—sadness, depression, relief, regret, anger, and more. Grief counselors often work through these emotions by commemorating or resolving the loss in a purposeful way. Perhaps, a client has lost a parent who abandoned them. Resolving this loss would look different than for a client whose parent was supportive and present. Thriveworks Cumming grief counselors have shepherded many clients toward processing their loss in a way that is healthy and unique for them.

2) Looking forward
The finality of loss is one of the most difficult aspects of grief to accept, but moving forward requires acknowledging the reality of what happened. Accepting the finality of loss usually means adjusting life to make room for a new normal. This might look like adjusting to life in a new house, with a new job, or without a loved one. For many grieving people, rebuilding a life after loss is scary. Thriveworks grief counselors know how to navigate this fear and guide their clients toward a renewed sense of life purpose and happiness.

Grief counseling is not a silver bullet. There’s no shortcut through grief, unfortunately. But many clients are relieved that they had a caring and experienced Thriveworks counselor walk with them through one of life’s toughest trials.

Schedule a Grief Therapy Session at Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth

Would you like compassionate support as you mourn a loss? Grief counseling at Thriveworks Cumming has appointments available, and our kind therapists are ready to help.

We know that grief can feel isolating and reaching out for help is difficult. We have done what we can to make scheduling grief counseling as hassle free as possible. We offer evening and weekend appointments and accept many insurance carriers. When you call our office, you will speak to a scheduling specialist who will help you through the process.

Do not face your grief alone. Call today to begin grief counseling.

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 Cumming therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Cumming
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 Cumming reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Read more Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Read more Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Read more Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Cumming Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Read more Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Read more Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Read more Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Read more I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Read more I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Cumming May 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cumming is located on Southard Trace off of Castleberry Rd. We are next door to Skin By Design, and share a building with 400 North Sports Massage, Farmers Insurance, and Krixi Corporation. Caddyshack Golf Carts of Georgia is directly behind us. 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

(770) 824-3025

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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