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1,096 people sought grief & loss counseling help at Greensboro in the last year

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

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Counseling is a vital part of my identity; it makes me feel whole, fulfilled and grounded.

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I believe in the power of curiosity and the understanding that not every modality or therapeutic intervention is a one-size-fits-all solution. I am co... I believe in the power of curiosity and the understanding that not every modality or therapeutic intervention is a one-size-fits-all solution. I am committed to exploring different approaches and providing a safe space for clients to explore and discover the best tools for themselves on their journey towards healing and personal growth. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

As a clinician with a wide scope of practice experience, and an individual living with a mental health disorder, I understand the importance of provid... As a clinician with a wide scope of practice experience, and an individual living with a mental health disorder, I understand the importance of providing a balance of empathy, directness, positive regard, and the ability to teach the tools of coping skills to manage mental health symptoms and other stressors in order to thrive! Read more

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 Greensboro, NC 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 Greensboro, NC 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?

There isn’t pain quite like that of grief and loss. Losing a beloved friend, family member, pet, even a job, can be heart wrenching. In fact, such a loss can change life as we know it, as we shift our day to day activities, consider our priorities, and go on living.

“Grief never ends. But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor lack of faith. It’s the price of love.” –Unknown

Fortunately, there is a dedicated mental health service for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one: grief counseling. Grief counseling can offer the guidance and support you might need during this most difficult time.

If you are in the Greensboro, NC area, consider scheduling a grief counseling appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC. We have grief counselors, therapists, and psychologists on staff who can help you. Just call our office to schedule an appointment.

What Is the Difference Between Grief, Bereavement, Mourning, and Loss?

You’ve probably heard the words “grief,” “bereavement,” “mourning,” and “loss” used when describing a death. It is easy to assume that they mean the same thing. But while they are often used interchangeably and can overlap, they are different and knowing the difference can help you understand the grieving process:

  1. Loss: Loss is the actual losing of someone or something. When someone refers to a loss, they are most often referring to the death of a loved one. “He recently suffered the loss of his mother.” “She recently lost her beloved dog.” Loss can also be attributed to the end or absence of things such as the end of a relationship or even a job. Whether the term “death” or “loss” is used often depends on the context and cultural influences.
  2. Bereavement: Bereavement is a term used to describe the objective situation a person faces following the death of a loved one. It is generally used to describe the period of being in grief and mourning following a death. “She has suffered two bereavements just this year.”
  3. Grief: Grief or grieving is the term used to describe the overall way we experience loss internally. The focus here is on the individual’s internal emotional processing of the loss. We experience loss emotionally, physically, cognitively, socially and spiritually. How we handle grief is unique to each person. The thoughts and feelings we experience can be quite intense and sometimes can impede functioning. Some people handle grief well. Others struggle with finding ways to accept and cope with the loss.
  4. Mourning: Mourning is the “how” of grief. It is the external or public expression of grief. The way we mourn is largely determined by the traditions and values of our culture, our family, our community, or our spiritual practices. For example, wearing black for a designated time in some cultures signifies a person in mourning. In other cultures, burning memorial candles or saying specific prayers for a designated time represents a time of mourning.

Grief and mourning go hand-in-hand. Because they are internal and external representations of the loss, they can influence each other and they can be difficult to separate. The important thing to know here is that the expression of grief, whether internal or external, can sometimes be intense, painful, and confusing. That’s where grief counseling comes in.

Grief counseling is designed to help people grieve their loss properly and provide them with support during this difficult time. If you’ve lost a beloved friend, family member, pet, or even a job, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC.

Schedule Grief Counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC

Losing a loved one is never easy and can be quite confusing. Understanding the things you are experiencing can help ease the pain and set you on the path to healing and peace.

Thriveworks has grief counselors in Greensboro who are here to help. The experienced and compassionate counselors at Thriveworks understand the dynamics of grieving and are able to help you begin the healing process. Take the first step—reach out for help. Call us to schedule your first grief counseling session, either in-person or online.

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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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

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I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★
The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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