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8,566 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Massachusetts 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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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 Leominster, 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 Leominster, 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 someone you love is one of the most painful experiences known to humankind. This someone can be a family member, a friend, a mentor, a colleague, a pet. In any case, processing that this individual has passed, accepting this loss, and learning to move forward without the loved one lost is—for lack of a better word—challenging.

“One day, we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.” –Elizabeth Postle

Fortunately, there is a form of therapy dedicated completely to helping us in grief and loss. Grief counseling can guide you through this excruciating process, with your specific needs in mind. Your grief counselor will work to understand your particular loss, your current grief status, as well as the emotions you are currently experiencing. They will then help guide and support you as you begin to process your loss and move forward with your life.

If you have recently lost a loved one, first and foremost, you have our deepest condolences. Losing a loved one never gets any easier. Now, if you are in the Leominster area, we’d like you to consider working with one of our grief counselors. Thriveworks in Leominster, MA offers grief counseling to help people just like you heal after a heartbreaking, ground-shaking loss. If you think you could benefit from working with a grief counselor or psychologist, just give Thriveworks a call. We are here for you.

What Is Grief? Am I Grieving?

Grief is not a science. One person might process their grief and loss by throwing themselves into their work; another individual might process their grief and loss by taking some time off of work. Neither way is the “correct” way, as we all cope and heal differently. That said, there are common thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in grief. You’ll likely experience a range of emotions, such as:

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Regret
  • Guilt
  • Confusion
  • Yearning

These emotions often depend on the circumstances that surround the loved one’s passing. For example, one person might be grieving the loss of a family member who passed after a long battle with cancer; another individual might be grieving a sudden passing that they didn’t expect. The first person will likely be better prepared to accept their loss, while the second individual will likely experience anger, confusion, and other difficult emotions in their grief. In any regard, a grief counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA can help you work through these emotions.

What Can Grief Counseling Do for Me?

Millions of people find help and support in grief counseling. These individuals work with their grief counselors to address their traumatic loss, work through complicated grief, and find meaning in life again. Grief counselors are able to help their clients because they have immense knowledge about the grief process and healing. Here are a few important goals in grief counseling:

  1. Accepting your loss: Sometimes, the hardest part of your loss is accepting the permanence that this person is gone. Your Thriveworks grief counselor can help you completely understand and process that this individual is physically gone.
  2. Working through difficult emotions: Some people experience difficult emotions immediately—others experience their whirlwind of emotions much later. One goal of grief counseling is to express and explore whatever emotions you are feeling at the moment.
  3. Moving forward with your life: When you lose a loved one, your whole life changes. A grief counselor can help you adjust to life without this person, in a way that will still allow you to live a happy, successful life.

These are just a few goals that your grief counselor will have for you. If you’re ready to begin grief counseling, call Thriveworks in Leominster, MA today.

Work with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA

Again, losing a loved one is an utmost painful experience. Often, we need a little guidance and support to get through this difficult time. If you’ve just lost a loved one and you acknowledge that you could benefit from some professional help, reach out to Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. We have grief counselors who can help you right now.

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 Leominster 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
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Deb Joy is excellent.
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(978) 612-6361

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