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6,189 people sought divorce counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Starting Divorce counseling

What is Divorce counseling?

Thriveworks divorce counseling in Lynchburg, VA can help couples understand if they want to divorce or help them move forward post-divorce. Either way, it helps them navigate conflicts and/or tough conversations that pertain to their relationship and individual selves.

How does Divorce counseling work?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is tailored to each couple and the individuals that make up that couple. It works by offering…

  • Tools to work through conflicts and better manage negative feelings
  • Guidance in making the right decision if you're still in the process of considering divorce
  • Help with different stages of the divorce and separation process
  • A better understanding of what went wrong in the relationship
  • A third party perpsective that ensures both parties are heard

Is Divorce counseling conducted in person or online?

Divorce 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 Divorce counseling last?

The amount of divorce counseling sessions will vary from one person to the next, depending on their specific needs. However, it typically lasts for several weeks or months.

Need more help deciding?

Divorce Recovery in Lynchburg, VA—Therapy and Counseling

Divorce is the end of a marriage, but it is not the end of either partner’s life. 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. Call or book online to receiver expert divorce counseling from a therapist at Thriveworks.

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 actions, the couple can become stuck and decide to divorce.
  3. Stonewalling: Avoiding, minimizing, and denying problems means 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. Missteps in the healing process are normal and can become growth opportunities. 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 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 a week of their first call.

The journey of divorce recovery is full of ups and downs. Do not journey alone. Call Thriveworks Lynchburg today or book online to begin.

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 Lynchburg therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Lynchburg
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

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4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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My therapist has helped me a lot and I'm going to continue with my session to approve myself even more
Read more My therapist has helped me a lot and I'm going to continue with my session to approve myself even more
Natasha Feb 2024
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It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Read more It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Shannon Feb 2024
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It been comforting talking to someone who understands what you are going through.
Holly Jan 2024
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Lynn Lemmon is a wonderful therapist! I feel so comfortable with her!
Amy Dec 2023
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Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Read more Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Lynchburg Jul 2022
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Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Read more Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Lynchburg Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Read more Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Read more Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lynchburg is located on Jefferson St. in the heart of the downtown area. The James River runs directly behind our building, which we share with Zola’s Beauty Studio and Stimulus Adverstising and Web Design.

Phone number

(434) 771-0495

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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