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8,566 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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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. Thriveworks grief therapists in Franklin, 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 provider at Thriveworks in Franklin, 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 partner, friend, family member, or even a career can shatter one’s world. The pain and sense of loss can be overwhelming, impacting every aspect of life.

Seeking grief counseling can provide valuable support and guidance during such challenging times. At Thriveworks Franklin, our grief therapists and counselors are trained to help individuals navigate the complexities of mourning and loss.

Whether grieving the death of a loved one, going through a divorce, or experiencing job loss, our professionals offer compassionate and understanding care. To get started, schedule with a Thriveworks therapist today by calling (508) 960-6973 or scheduling your session online today.

Understanding Grief and Bereavement

Grief and bereavement counseling acknowledge the profound impact of loss on individuals’ lives. Losses such as the death of a loved one or the end of a significant relationship can deeply affect one’s sense of identity and purpose. Grief counselors recognize that grieving is a highly personal experience, with individuals manifesting a range of emotions and behaviors.

Common emotions associated with grief include sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness, and confusion. Individuals may also experience physical symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and changes in appetite. Grief can disrupt daily life and lead to withdrawal from social support networks, exacerbating feelings of isolation and helplessness.

Our grief counselors at Thriveworks Franklin understand the importance of providing competent and compassionate support to individuals experiencing loss. By creating a safe and supportive environment, we help clients navigate the grieving process and work towards healthy resolution.

Types of Grief and Therapy Techniques

Grief counseling addresses various forms of loss, including:

  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce or separation
  • Job loss or career transition
  • Anticipatory grief (expecting the loss of a terminally ill loved one)

Therapeutic approaches may include:

  • Family therapy: Involving the entire family in the grieving process to improve communication and support.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): Helping individuals identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors related to grief.
  • Stress management techniques: Teaching relaxation techniques and coping strategies to manage anxiety and distress.
  • Play therapy: Allowing young children to express their feelings and emotions through play, facilitating emotional expression and healing.

Schedule with Thriveworks Franklin

If you’re struggling with grief and loss, know that you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. Our therapists at Thriveworks Franklin are here to provide the support and guidance you need to heal.

When you’re ready to get started, call or go online to start working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Franklin.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 31 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Franklin
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

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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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Franklin is located in the same building as Sancturary Salon & Day Spa, Xpression Prints, Allevato Architects, Sunrise Montessori School, Berry Insurance, and Opal Beauty Lounge, as well as many other businesses. We are not far from the intersection of Hayward Street and W Central Street, near this intersection is Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center, Timeless Crossfit and Fitness, Furniture Clinic and Preferred Pump & Equipment.

Phone number

(508) 960-6973

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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