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1,769 people sought grief counseling help in Tennessee in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Johnson City are booked, but we have 6 other therapists in TN available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Grief counseling

What is Grief counseling?

Grief 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. Grief counselors have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best-support grieving individuals.

How does Grief counseling work?

Grief 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 grief counselor will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them. It may take place as individual-counseling or a form of group therapy such as Family therapy.

Is Grief counseling conducted in person or online?

Grief counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Grief counseling last?

For many, grief 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 someone we love is one of the most difficult experiences we will ever face. While we know it can happen, we are never really prepared when it happens. We don’t really know what to expect. Is there a right way to grieve? How long should I grieve? Is it OK to talk about how I feel? The counselors of Johnson City Grief Counseling can help you to understand your grief and begin the process of healing.

What Should I Expect When Grieving?

Expect that you will experience a lot of different thoughts and emotions. Expect that you may act differently. Expect that people around you may act differently. Expect that grieving takes time…sometimes a lot of it.

Some of the things you may experience while grieving are:

  • Intense and changing emotions including anger, sadness, loneliness
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Others experiencing the loss in different ways than you
  • Feeling as though or being told you “should be over it already”
  • People may say seemingly thoughtless things or nothing at all. They aren’t uncaring. People often struggle with what to say to someone suffering a loss.
  • Feeling as if you’ll never be happy again (You will.)
  • Needing to remember your loved one. It’s ok to still love them and talk about them.
  • Needing support. (It’s not a sign of weakness.)

These things are all normal parts of grieving. While it may feel uncomfortable, the pain and the intensity of emotion do ease as time passes. Most people are able to work through their grief and move forward with their lives while remembering their loved ones in healthy ways. For others, however, the grieving process can feel like it’s never going to end. It goes on to the point where the person’s functioning becomes compromised. That’s when grief counseling can help.

When Do I Need Help?

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you just can’t find a way to move forward. When this happens, counseling can help through the healing process and learn effective ways to cope with the emotions and stress associated with loss.

Here are some signs that counseling might be helpful:

  • Your depression is persistent and overwhelming preventing you from carrying out day-to-day activities such as going to work or school, bathing, routine chores
  • You are using alcohol or medications more often to cope with your feelings
  • You are not sleeping well on most nights (nightmares, broken sleep, insomnia)
  • Your appetite is disrupted causing significant weight gain or loss
  • You have experienced multiple losses in a short period of time
  • You have thoughts of death or dying

At Johnson City, TN we have counselors with the experience and training to help you through your grief. You can find that path to healing. If you or a loved one are struggling with grief, you don’t have to struggle alone. Johnson City Grief Counseling can help. Call us today to schedule your confidential appointment.

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 Johnson City therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Johnson City
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 Johnson City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Read more I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Johnson Apr 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Johnson City, TN is located off of W Springbrook Dr, right before the intersection of Mimosa and Springbrook. We also share a building with several other businesses, including Sylvan Learning and Addus HomeCare. Our neighbors are Talbot’s, Peerless Properties and Development, and Holiday Inn Johnson City. Parking is available directly in front of our office, and the closest bus stop is Springbrook - Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(423) 556-4554

Languages spoken by TN providers

  • English
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