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880 people sought grief & loss counseling help at Greenville 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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +7 more
Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +13 more

15 years ago, I struggled with anxiety & depression. For a long time, I lacked the courage to acknowledge that I needed help. My life was on "auto-pi... 15 years ago, I struggled with anxiety & depression. For a long time, I lacked the courage to acknowledge that I needed help. My life was on "auto-pilot." My best friend saw what I was going through, and he recommended I speak with a therapist. I am forever grateful that I listened to him, because my experience in therapy changed my life forever. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, +3 more

I understand that every person is living their unique experience and I believe that everyone is deserving of support.

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Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +15 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +7 more

My desire is to offer hope that despite life's difficulties, there is still joy and purpose to be found.

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Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +15 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +5 more

As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you... As a therapist, I believe within you is the very best version of yourself and it will be my great honor to help you find that person and walk with you through the challenges you face. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Behavioral Issues, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +2 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Women’s Issues, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, +7 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 Greenville, SC 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 Greenville, SC 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?

The loss of a loved one can be a traumatic experience. Regardless of whether their death was expected or a complete surprise, the pain of losing someone is often overwhelming. Although grief feels debilitating, it is not a disease or disorder. Grief is a normal response to a loss. You’re not weak because you’re grieving.

People will try to help you through this process by telling you what you need to do.

“These feelings will pass.”
“Just give it time.”
“You just have to go through this.”
“You’ll get over it.”

They mean well, but they’re not telling you the whole story. Healing from a significant loss is a process. It’s often disorganized – even messy at times. One person’s journey may look entirely different from another’s. If only there were one way to get through grief – but there isn’t just one way.

At Thriveworks Grief Counseling of Greenville, we understand grief. We’ve dealt with loss – professionally and personally. We understand the pain of losing someone or cherished. We are here to partner with you through this time of loss. We want to help you heal during this time of grief.

The feelings of grief and loss are not limited to the death of a loved one. Career changes, relocation to a new city, or life transitions can create feelings of grief and loss. Many people who have experienced a significant loss state that they feel “stuck.” They feel like they cannot seem to move beyond a certain point in the healing process. If this sounds like you, call us to schedule your first appointment with a licensed grief counselor. (864) 952-4048

Symptoms of Grief

Grief can appear in many forms. Some people battle with depression. Others struggle to find meaning in activities that once provided happiness. Still others become angry and find it difficult to find inner peace. Some additional symptoms include:

  • Feelings of shock or denial
  • Increased anxiety
  • Sudden crying
  • Difficulty maintaining focus on routine tasks
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • A strong desire to tell stories of the deceased
  • A compulsion to recount the details of how the loved one died
  • Loss of appetite
  • A lack of desire to engage in activities
  • Increased irritability
  • Fatigue

Stages of Grief

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler introduced the world to the Five Stages of Grief, not as a means of packaging grief into a neat and organized box, but as a way of helping people understand how to move forward after they’ve lost someone they love. Kessler writes, “[The stages] are responses to loss that many people have, but there is not a typical response to loss as there is no typical loss.” The five stages of grief are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.

Many people believe that they must successfully complete each stage – each one after the next – and then their grief will be over; but that’s not how grief works. It often feels like an emotional game of pinball, where your feelings shoot from denial, to depression, to acceptance, and back to denial. No one can tell you how long this process will last, but you can be confident that the grief counselors of Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville will help you through this time of loss so that you can find a new outlook on life.

Help for Grief and Loss

At Thriveworks Grief Counseling of Greenville, we offer convenient appointment times. We’re open throughout the day and into the evening. We can schedule your appointment with a grief counselor in the same week, often in less than 48 hours. We accept most major insurance plans, so getting support may be more affordable than you thought. We offer affordable self-pay rates for those who prefer not to use insurance.

Don’t spend another day trying to work through your grief and loss alone. Get connected with a grief therapist in Greenville today! Call us to schedule your appointment: (864) 952-4048.

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 Greenville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greenville
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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Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Read more Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Crystal Feb 2024
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★★★★
I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Read more I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Roger Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Read more Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Greenville Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Read more Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Greenville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Read more LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Jan 2021
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★★★★★
The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Read more The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Read more Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Greenville Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Read more Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Greenville Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greenville is located on Pointe Circle Circle off Pelham Road, near the La Quinta Inn. We are located in the back corner of the building complex, and currently share the building with Chumney & Associates and STORY Web Design, among other businesses. Next door you will find Tom James Clothing Company.

Phone number

(864) 301-6458

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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