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8,566 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Massachusetts 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. Theriveworks grief therapists in Framingham, MA 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 Thriveworks provider at Thriveworks in Framingham, MA 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?

Losing a loved one—a close family member or friend—can be an extremely painful and distressing experience. Other losses, such as the loss of a job you know and love or the death of a pet, can be just as devastating. In both regards, you must let go of someone or something that is dear to you. Not to mention you’re overwhelmed with tough emotions, like sadness, anger, and fear.

Grieving a difficult loss can be an excruciating process, one that requires plenty of love and support. Fortunately, there are medical professionals dedicated to helping people through this process and providing the support and guidance they need to get through it. Grief counselors are able to help people who have just lost a loved one or experienced another type of loss, as well as those who have been grieving for some time now. In both cases, a grief counselor can help the individual heal.

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, not a lack of faith: it is the price of love.” –Elizabeth I

Have you suffered a great loss recently? Think about working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham. Our grief counselors understand just how excruciating the grief process can be; they also know how to guide you and support you through this process. If you’re interested in their guidance and support, give Thriveworks Framingham a call at (508) 392-4269. One of our scheduling specialists will help you to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.

What Are the Symptoms of Grief?

Grief is our response to the loss of someone or something important. There are different types of grief, including normal grief and complicated grief. Normal grief comes with many different emotions, like sadness, anger, fear, even confusion, as well as an inability to carry on with one’s normal day to day. The good news is, with the proper support, someone with normal grief can get back to their happy, healthy self over a relatively short period of time. Complicated grief, on the other hand, is a little more involved. Those who experience complicated grief enter a really difficult mental and emotional space. They feel distressed and can become depressed for an extended period of time after their loss. And often, they need help properly processing this loss so they can move forward with their lives.

You might have complicated grief and could benefit from grief counseling if you exhibit the following symptoms for at least six months (or longer):

  • You can’t manage to talk to loved ones about your loss—it’s too hard
  • Your grief is triggered by small, everyday happenings
  • You can’t stop thinking about your loss
  • You make an extreme lifestyle change
  • You engage in self-destructive or rebellious behavior
  • You enter a state of despair on dates that remind you of your loved one
  • You become terribly afraid of dying yourself

Complicated grief can manifest in an individual in different ways. If you’re experiencing the above symptoms after a heartbreaking loss, consider working with a grief counselor. We want to help you process your loss and the difficult emotions that come with it.

Schedule a Grief Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Framingham

The grief counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham want to help you grieve well, heal, and live a happy life again. They have the knowledge, the training, and the experience to help you during this extremely difficult time. Not to mention, the space at our office is a safe, nonjudgmental space—we want you to feel comfortable opening up about your loss, an essential part of the healing process.

Give us a call at (508) 392-4269 to schedule a grief counseling appointment. Our counselors are eager to help you grieve properly and live better.

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 Framingham therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Framingham
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 Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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