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Starting Breakup therapy

What is breakup therapy?

Breakup therapy from our Thriveworks Durham therapists helps people process the loss that comes with a breakup. In addition, it can help them to better understand what was wrong as well as what was right in their relationship so that they’re able to move forward.

How does breakup therapy work?

Breakup therapy works by offering a safe space for people to explore the pain and changes that can accompany a breakup. It also works by equipping individuals with healthy coping mechanisms such as self-reflection and relaxation techniques to replace harmful (or maladaptive) coping mechanisms.

Is breakup therapy conducted in person or online?

Breakup therapy from the therapists at Thriveworks in Durham, NC is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does breakup therapy last?

The amount of breakup therapy sessions will vary from one person to the next, depending on their specific needs. However, it typically lasts for several weeks or months.

Need more help deciding?

Everything started out wonderfully, one might even say perfectly. After that first date—an intimate dinner and then a walk through town—you felt ecstatic and hopeful about a future together. And much to your excitement, the two of you entered a beautiful relationship soon thereafter. Nobody was surprised: you were two pieces to the same puzzle; you complemented each other; you created a harmonious balance; you lived in sync. Everyone thought you’d be together forever. Even you. Until your three-year anniversary, that is, which you spent mourning the breakup.

Now you’re lost, alone, wondering how you’ll ever move forward. You’re probably running through the memories—both good and bad—trying to figure out where it went wrong. And more importantly, trying to figure out where to go from here. How can I make sense of life again? What do I do now? Who can I turn to?

If you’re in a similar position, know that there is hope and healing for you—and you can find breakup help at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC. Our skilled therapists, psychologists, and counselors help people like you recover from devastating breakups. They will work with you to address and manage the painful emotions you’re experiencing, help you come to terms with the breakup, and equip you with the right tools for moving forward from here.

Understanding the Aftermath of a Tough Breakup

Most of us experience some pretty difficult emotions after a breakup—which may pose some health hazards and hurt our overall wellbeing. This is why it’s important to seek the assistance of an experienced relationship counselor or therapist who will properly advise you in bouncing back from and moving forward after a breakup. Highlighted here are some common struggles individuals suffer from post-breakup:

  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depressive feelings
  • Social withdrawal
  • Self-doubt
  • Anxiety
  • Hopelessness

If the above aren’t taken care of properly, they could worsen and even degenerate into other, more serious issues. Additionally, individuals who have just split from their significant other often face challenges, which can be categorized into three main groups: social challenges, financial challenges, and mental challenges. Read more about these specific areas below.

Social challenges: At the center of these challenges is the individual’s social avoidance. They steer clear of forming new social bonds with people and even withdraw from old friends, family, coworkers, colleagues, as a result of the emotional turmoil the breakup caused them and the new fears it instilled.

Financial challenges: Financial challenges prove just as difficult as the social ones. In this case, especially if the partners were married or otherwise financially attached, the individual experiences financial difficulties because now they must function as a financial independent. For example, if their partner was paying half of the rent, they’ll have to find other means for paying rent in full.

Mental Challenges: This is often the worst area of challenges when it comes to breaking up with a significant other. Suffering from heartbreak or a difficult loss increases one’s risk of developing mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Also, as we mentioned earlier, breakups create other issues for our mental health like sleep disturbances, self-doubt, and feelings of hopelessness.

How Will a Counselor or Therapist Help?

A trained relationship therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham can offer you the following assistance if you are going through a trying breakup and experiencing any of the aforementioned effects of the split:

  1. They will carefully consider the side effects that you are experiencing and listen to every detail you share about your post-breakup self.
  2. They will offer concrete suggestions for moving forward with your life.
  3. They will encourage you to love yourself again and help you to build your self-confidence back up.
  4. They will help you to improve your relationships with others and feel comfortable opening yourself to new relationships.
  5. They will support you in the process of recovery and provide real-time assistance that you need to begin life again following a breakup.

These are just a few examples of how a counselor can help you maneuver through life after a tough breakup. Once you meet with your counselor, they will be able to create a treatment plan specific to you, your situation, and your current state—thus ensuring success.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC Today

Maybe you saw your breakup coming. Maybe you know it’s for the best. Maybe you were even hoping for it to end. In any case, you’re probably still having a hard time readjusting to life without your significant other. Because the truth of the matter is, almost every breakup is hard. You cared about this person, you dedicated your time and effort to this relationship, and now you have to shift gears.

The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone. All you have to do is take that first step in reaching out to Thriveworks in Durham and then a counselor or therapist can help. We know that this is a hard time in your life, and we want to help you live happier. So give us a call at (919) 629-3854, set up an appointment with a caring counselor or psychologist, and let us walk alongside you.

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 Durham therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • 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

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Durham
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

4.8 Thriveworks Durham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Mindi Perry has extensive education, experience, techniques, etc. Mindi was my supervisor a few years ago. She would help me as we did Family Therapy and I was learning from her. I never left a session without being amazed. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, she does not judge, and she is the best listener I have ever met! She is truly authentic and genuine which is why you will feel completely at ease within moments of meeting her. She’s kind and funny but not at anyone’s expense. Simply put, she’s just a great human. You will be glad you have her in your corner.
Read more Mindi Perry has extensive education, experience, techniques, etc. Mindi was my supervisor a few years ago. She would help me as we did Family Therapy and I was learning from her. I never left a session without being amazed. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, she does not judge, and she is the best listener I have ever met! She is truly authentic and genuine which is why you will feel completely at ease within moments of meeting her. She’s kind and funny but not at anyone’s expense. Simply put, she’s just a great human. You will be glad you have her in your corner.
Durham Nov 2021
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★★★★★
I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
Read more I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
Durham Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
Read more Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
Durham Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
Read more Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
Durham Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
Read more Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
Durham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
Read more I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
Durham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
Read more I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
Durham Jul 2019
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★★★★★
"Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
Read more "Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
Durham Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham is located off Fayetteville Road, in the Sutton Station shopping center, next to Regional Pediatrics. We currently share a building with Nantucket Grill and Bela Trio Day Spa. Parking is located in front of the building and around the complex.

Phone number

(919) 642-4903

Languages spoken by NC providers

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