Lynchburg Divorce Recovery

Divorce Recovery in Lynchburg, VA—Therapy and Counseling

This was not the plan. When wedding bells were ringing, there was only “happily ever after.” Divorce was never a thought back then, but reality changes. If you are going through a divorce or have recently been through one, you know how ending a marriage brings new realities. There is personal recovery to face: the fear, anger, confusion, guilt, loneliness, anxiety, depression. There are practical realities to face: the kids, the extended families, the friends, the legal battles, the financial decisions, the living situations.

“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.” —Amy Poehler, Yes Please

If you, like many others, are watching your world spin from a divorce, know that it is possible to land safely. Divorce is the end of a marriage, but it is not the end. When people work through the pain—recovery, life, joy, and love are possible again. Many people turn to therapy to guide that process. Trained counselors can often provide invaluable guidance when it is most needed.

That is why Thriveworks Lynchburg offers divorce recovery therapy: no one has to recover from the loss of a marriage alone.

What Leads to Divorce?

Psychologist John Gottman has studied divorce for decades, and he identifies “The Four Horsemen” of divorce prediction. Regardless of the particular circumstances—adultery, addiction, abuse, et cetera—the four horsemen are almost always present when a couple divorces.

  1. Criticism: When negative interactions outweigh positive interactions, the result is often divorce.
  2. Defensiveness: When either partner cannot take responsibility for their own actions, the couple can become stuck and decide to divorce.
  3. Stonewalling: Avoiding, minimizing, and denying problems mean they grow and can overwhelm a couple.
  4. Contempt: Lack of respect may be the number one reason couples end marriages.

These four indicators take a severe toll on both parties in a marriage, and coming out from a relationship where they were present usually means people need a time of recovery and healing.

What Is Divorce Recovery?

Almost always, divorce recovery involves grieving. Ending a marriage comes with loss—the relationship itself, but there are other costs. Often, people lose their home and their standard of living. Relationships with extended family may shift or be cut off. Same with friend groups. If a couple has children, then joint-parenting or single parenting comes with many changes.

When grieving, it is normal for people to go through shock, denial, sadness, anger, bargaining, guilt, and fear. They may even bounce back and forth quickly between these various emotions/stages of grief.

Another important aspect of divorce recovery divorce is understanding what happened. It takes courage, but sometimes, the path forward means taking a step back. When people understand what happened in their previous marriage, they are equipped with helpful information as they enter into new relationships. People can grow, change, and adjust instead of becoming stuck in the same pattern.

However, recovery is also a unique and personal process, and many factors can influence how a person heals after a divorce, including…

  • How long the marriage lasted.
  • If the divorce was a surprise.
  • The reasons for the divorce.
  • Whether children are involved.
  • How interdependent a couple’s finances are.
  • If new relationships have already formed.
  • Personal factors such as personality, age, mental health, and physical health.

Divorce recovery is a challenging process, and there are many pitfalls along the way. In fact, missteps in the healing process are normal and can become opportunities for growth. It is okay to fall and get back up again. It is also ok to ask for help.

Many people begin counseling to guide their divorce recovery. Experienced counselors know the pitfalls that people face as they end a marriage, and they can guide people through the personal rollercoaster and the practical realities of ending a marriage relationship.

Divorce Recovery Therapy at Thriveworks Lynchburg

If you are going through a divorce or have recently been through a divorce, know that support is available. Thriveworks Lynchburg offers divorce recovery therapy, and our counselors understand the ups and downs of ending a marriage. We have helped many come through the grief and pain to find happiness and healing.

If you want to meet with a Thriveworks counselor, appointments are available. If you call our office, a person will answer your call and help you. We offer weekend and evening appointments, and many new clients see their counselor within 24 hours of their call. We also work with many insurance providers.

The journey of divorce recovery is full of ups and downs. Do not journey alone. Call Thriveworks Lynchburg today.

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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 68 5 1 68 reviews. See all reviews
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Jenifer Suri

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Jenifer Suri is an energetic, lively woman who felt like a confidant during our very first meet up. She was engaging and listened well!
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Counseling

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Jeanie has been working with me for over 5 months on developing Effective strategies and coping methods to better manage my anxiety and depression. She has been wonderful throughout this whole process and I definitely recommend her for a counselor!
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Kim Plourde

★★★★★
I came in knowing I wanted to strengthen my mental wellness but previous encounters with therapists hasn’t proven helpful. I met with Kim Plourde and it changed my perspective. She is easy to talk to, nonjudgmental and gives clear and easy to understand feedback that’s relative to the issue at hand. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking someone to talk with about their mental well being.
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Thankful

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So thankful that Thriveworks is so responsive and available. Our family went through a very devastating situation while visiting Lynchburg and I was agonizing on how to go forward. Crisis never happens at a convenient time but we were quickly able to get a family counseling meeting with a very respectful and skilled therapist, Regina. In one visit alone, Regina was able to help us see clearly the next steps needed for healthy family dynamics, and although I wish I could bring her back home with me, perhaps our other family members will take advantage of this great blessing available. Thanking God for your help.
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Very Pleased with Kimberly Plourde

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Kimberly was very helpful at a time when my husband and I experienced a terrible crisis. She helped me identify goals and was patient while I transitioned from the shock of the crisis to a point of being able to listen to her useful and practical ideas of how to move forward. She helped me realize the tendency to blame others and helped me to take responsibility for how I contribute to my own discontent. I would highly recommend Kimberly, especially to someone who is ready to make changes in their life.
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Great first session

★★★★☆
Our son had been dreading going to counseling but enjoyed his first session so much he asked to come back every week. I was told we would get our counselor’s email address though, which we don’t have yet, but we plan to ask about this week. For the premium price, I’d like to be able to take advantage of that.
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Great atmosphere

★★★★★
Great atmosphere, great customer service and very professional.
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Thriveworks in LYH has been amazing!

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Thriveworks in LYH has been amazing! Taylor is awesome.
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Everything has been great.

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Everything has been great. Scheduling appointments is very easy through the site.
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Great atmosphere

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Great atmosphere, and Mary McNeil has been a big help 😁
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Thriveworks has been so professional and easy to work with

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Thriveworks has been so professional and easy to work with. Appointments are easy to schedule, insurance is billed promptly, and I was able to get in with a counselor almost immediately. More importantly, my counselor is caring, helpful, and made me feel at ease from the start. I cannot recommend Thriveworks Lynchburg highly enough.
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Quinn Hall is amazing

★★★★★
Amazing. Look forward to every session. Quinn Hall is amazing. Great listener and very understanding. In the few weeks I’ve gone I feel so much better than I did before.
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Awesome job!!

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Awesome job!!
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Seems good so far.

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Seems good so far. Brian is a good counselor. Very convinient location and hours
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My assigned counselors are kind and understanding.

★★★★☆
My assigned counselors are kind and understanding. They are great at what they do! So far, I enjoy my sessions every week with them.
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Great job

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Great job
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I love the atmosphere

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I love the atmosphere and we had a great first experience.
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My counselor was thoughtful

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My counselor was thoughtful caring and focused on our Father’s plan for our lives.
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Wonderful environment and wonderful people!

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Wonderful environment and wonderful people! Ready for my next appointment. Regina was very supportive and warm hearted!
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I’ve had only two visits so far and my counselor seems caring and astute.

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I’ve had only two visits so far and my counselor seems caring and astute.
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I like Taylor

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I like Taylor and the whole process has been pretty easy and I love the homey feel of the offices in Lynchburg!
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Outstanding Commitment!

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Regina is such a committed person to her clients! She's empathetic, patient, and knowledgeable. She makes you feel comfortable. I believe that everything will work out for my life!
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Regina is a great counselor

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Regina is an awesome counselor. She is very knowledgeable and has a lot of compassion for her clients. She is patient and takes the time to listen and understand. Regina is especially effective in faith based counseling and very respectful of others' personal views. I especially appreciate her ability to integrate mental and emotional concerns with Christian values.
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Bryan is awesome!

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Bryan is awesome! Definitely looking forward to coming back and speaking with him more!
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I had a lovely session with Erika.

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I had a lovely session with Erika. She was very thorough and thoughtful. Thanks!
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Excellent session.

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Excellent session. My 10 year old was apprehensive but Melissa put him completely at ease.
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So far this has been a great experience.

★★★★★
So far this has been a great experience. I look forward to working with Thriveworks!
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A very calm and serene enviroment

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At my first appointment I remember that the atmosphere was very calming and serene, I felt within minutes of my first session with Ms. Regina that it was a good match. I could tell that she was very attentive to what I was saying, she challenged my thought process and explained things to me in a non condescending way. I feel that with her help I am finally able to start a healthy and safe healing process.
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Excellent support

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Regina provides excellent support. She has a welcoming and caring attitude, and displays a passion for helping others heal. She is very knowledgeable and is consistently providing information about other supports and resources outside of counseling. Her empathy and non judgemental attitude makes her very easy to talk to.
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Lobby was clean and calm.

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Lobby was clean and calm. Therapist was prompt, attentive and friendly. We will be coming back for more.
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Our first visit was very enjoyable.

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Our first visit was very enjoyable. Amir was very easy to talk to and was attentive to our story. We felt very comfortable and welcome. Would certainly recommend Thriveworks to a friend. Thanks!
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I feel Erica will be a good person to deal with our family.

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I feel Erica will be a good person to deal with our family.
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Awesome experience

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Awesome experience
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Horrible experience

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We will never go to this place!!! I had made an appointment for my son, but he got really sick which is not something you can plan ahead. I called to try and re-schedule for the following week and was told I would be charged 99$ because I didn’t call 48 hours in advance. I explained that my son was sick and they were extremely rude. That’s okay we will go somewhere else! I would never recommend them to anyone!!!!!
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Too early to tell but so far, so good.

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Too early to tell but so far, so good. I hope the Counselor can stay neutral and provide good advice and suggestions for both my wife and I to work on.
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The staff was very relatable

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The staff was very relatable. The office was beautiful. I loved the cat.
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Excellent staff. Very good experience.

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Excellent staff. Very good experience.
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I loved my first meeting with Erika today.

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I loved my first meeting with Erika today. She took care of all of our questions and concerns, and genuinely listened. I am so happy we have found this place because I think it is going to be a great place to grow and learn.
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So far so good!

★★★★★
So far so good! I like that someone is always availible by phone and that the hours of operation are extensive. I think that the up front cost, and cancelation fee is a bit steep. I also think 24 hour cancelation would be better verses 48 as there seems to be a decent amount of clients waiting to be seen on short notice anyways. My daugher connected well with her counselor. The counselor was timely and attentive and very helpful so far. I was very pleased.
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Like the availability

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Like the availability
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It was easy

★★★★★
It was easy and helped a lot!
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Relaxed atmosphere was nice.

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Relaxed atmosphere was nice. Erika was very warm and inviting.
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Brian is very personable

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Brian is very personable and easy to speak to. He made me feel very at ease and was enjoyable to talk with. I look forward to more sessions with him.
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I felt comfortable and relaxed with Amir.

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I felt comfortable and relaxed with Amir. It helped when he have his background about himself and his work. Can’t wait to see how it goes!
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Bryan was excellent.

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Bryan was excellent. He was unbiased in our couples counseling session and encouraged open and honest communication.
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Bonnie was wonderful

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Bonnie was wonderful, extremely personable!
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5+ Star rating.

★★★★★
5+ Star rating. Erika is the best. I have know her for at least 10 years! We have followed her with prior employers and now Thriveworks for my grandson. I know Erika’s success and knowledge. A wonderful counselor and most of all....person. She has made such a difference for our family. Thanks Thrivevorks and thanks Erika!
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I feel as though I am already on the path

★★★★★
I feel as though I am already on the path to recovery after just one appointment. I cannot wait to continue my journey with thriveworks!
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It was a difficult session but very necessary.

★★★★★
It was a difficult session but very necessary. My husband and I do not want to talk about our issues but we NEED to. The counselor was helpful in stepping in when necessary. This is just our first session. We still have a lot to cover.
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Great Experience!

★★★★★
Ryan has been an amazing counselor to work with! He is professional, thorough, and takes the time to make sure I understand the details of counseling and an comfortable while he is meeting with my child. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great counselor in Lynchburg!
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Not true

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The website says you'll never get an answering machine. I always get an answering machine especially on the weekends. They don't call back. Email says they'll respond in a couple of hours. Not on a weekend. You won't hear from them. Our therapist, Taylor, was so hard to get a hold of when we really needed her. She then said she couldn't be our counselor in the future because of her schedule. Made my daughter feel abandoned. Just what she needed. I am sure there are good counselors there, but so far our experience has not bern good.
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Amir Cotton – Commendation

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of working with Amir for a number of years at Horizon Behavior Health. I also had the opportunity of supervising Amir during his internship and practicum for his Masters degree. Amir has proven himself as a professional and an affable individual with so many positive qualities. He has great passion for the clients he serves and clients can always be guaranteed that Amir will provide for them best practice driven service and attitude. Amir is also a great asset to any organization as he is a great team player and will go out of his way to meet team needs when called upon.
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Clinicain

★★★★★
Amir Cotton is one of the most effective therapist I know. He works hard to help his client see what is the best for them. He is thorough in his work with his clients. He is efficient and He does the best for each of his clients. Amir will search the best therapy for not only an individual, but also families and couples. Amir values his work. He is also determined to help individuals, couples and families get to an effective working relationship separately together.
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Amir Cotton

★★★★★
Amir Cotton was a wonderful asset to our team. He has the ability to gain rapport with individuals we serve, both adults and children. He has awesome clinical skills and passion for the work he does.
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Amir Cotton is Great

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I have had the pleasure of supervising Amir for at least 3 years and had the privilege of watching him work with many individuals who needed emergency services. During this time, Amir counseled many individuals whom were in crisis and at risk for hospitalization due to suicidal and homicidal behaviors. He has assisted these individuals with receiving help in order for the them to continue to lead healthier lives. I recommend Amir because he is exceptionally competent, compassionate and caring with each individual making sure he or she receives excellent care .
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Amir Cotton

★★★★★
Never have I encountered such a passionate professional that juxtaposes clinical expertise with a defined and pronounced degree of joviality and supreme regard for his clients as Amir Cotton. His respect for the client's personal therapeutic expedition and the distinctive sensitivity to his role as a guide is truly noteworthy. Anyone battling through the nadir of life's challenges would be well kept in his capable hands.
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Amir is Awesome

★★★★★
Amir is one of the greatest counselors I have had the privilege of knowing. I have known Amir for over four years and during this time he was working on his training to become a great counselor. He worked with individuals who had substance abuse issues, anxiety issues, depression issues and other issues that would hinder them from becoming a productive member in society. I have seen Amir make a difference in the lives of individual's who struggle with life.
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Amir Cotton

★★★★★
I have known Amir for at least 5 years. I was his supervisor during his residency for LPC. He possessed great qualities of a counselor then and they have only grown over the years. He is skilled at working with individuals from all walks of life. He is empathetic, caring, genuine, and insightful.
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Caring Clinician

★★★★★
I worked with Amir Cotton as an intern and resident and his mentorship and guidance was invaluable to me. He is knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and a man of strong character. I recommend him to any one taking the journey through counseling as he is talented and a leader in his field.
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Top notch

★★★★★
I highly recommend Melissa McGinness. I've struggled with issues for years and it seems that in no time I was redirected to a better life. Thank you Melissa.
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Counselor

★★★★★
I went to my first appointment yesterday at the Lynchburg location. I saw Amir Cotton he seems like a very good counselor. I am looking forward to my next visit. I would strongly recommend people go to ThriveWorks. The staff seems like a great group of people.
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Quinn

★★★★★
As a colleague of Quinn Hall, I highly recommend her if you desire an open minded, ethical and effective counselor. Her warmth and authenticity are refreshing!
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A Guiding Light

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I highly recommend Bonnie Curran as a counselor. When I came to her, my life and my emotions were out of control, and I was unsure how to regain what I had lost. Bonnie worked with me to help me finally face a trauma from when I was a child. She also helped me identify my addiction to work and to affirmation. Yet what I appreciated the most about Bonnie was that in addition to identifying the sources of my struggles, she also helped me through the steps necessary to overcome them. Now, a year later, I am a different person. And I am thankful for Bonnie's guidance to get me to this point.
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Bonnie

★★★★★
Bonnie is an incredible counselor who exponentially helped me deal and manage with anxiety and panic attacks. She helped me to understand ways to cope with and deal with these attacks which were affecting my job and quality of life. I felt like I was speaking to a friend during our sessions and loved the friendliness and professional way she handled me as a client. Now, I have freedom back in my life and am able to enjoy daily activities again.
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Therapist Review

★★★★☆
I would like to recommend Melissa McGinness,my experience with her has been very positive. She is a very good listener and effective collaborator in solving personal problems.
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Gifted Counselor

★★★★★
Welcoming and able to establish the therapeutic relationship quickly. She is able to filter through situations and guide in the process of sorting through life situations. As another life situation arises I would return to Melissa McGinness.
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Awesome Experience

★★★★★
I had such a fantastic experience here. The counselors and therapists are so kind and supportive in working to fit my needs and help me with my issues. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! Recommend 100%
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Great Counselor

★★★★★
Really good experience. The office is really nice. I've been to other counseling practices in town and this is a great place with a wonderful team!
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