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23,045 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Virginia 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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Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +5 more

As a therapist, I consider it a great honor and responsibility to listen and share in the thoughts, feelings, and life experiences of others.

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Starting therapy can be really intimidating; I'm honored you're taking the first step with me.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +4 more

I wish to help all my clients to feel heard and empowered.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, +8 more

By practicing integrative psychiatry to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms, I want you to feel comfortable, welcomed, safe, and heard. Lear... By practicing integrative psychiatry to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms, I want you to feel comfortable, welcomed, safe, and heard. Learning how to master your emotions and understand how things impact you is key to finding strength and moving forward in life. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +8 more

I am looking forward to meeting with you to assist you in the healing process.

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 Lynchburg, VA 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 Lynchburg, VA 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?

When you lose someone you love, the effects can be devastating. The pain you feel can be overwhelming, leaving you on an emotional rollercoaster. Even though you may have family and friends who care about you, who want to help you get through this difficult time in life, you often feel alone – like no one understands.

Everyone experiences grief, but not everyone grieves the same. At Thriveworks Lynchburg Grief Counseling, we understand that your experience is unique to you. We know that grief and loss are normal parts of life; but there is hope. You can find healing.

Understanding Grief and Loss?

Grief is a natural response to a loss of someone (or something). This loss is not limited to the death of a loved one. Grief can be experienced as a result of the loss of a job, relocation to a new city, the death of a pet, or an accident that leads to a disability or a lengthy recovery. Anyone can experience grief and loss. No one, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, education, or socioeconomic status, is outside of its reach.

Common Myths about Grief and Loss:

“If I just ignore it, the pain will go away”

  • Ignoring grief may make the pain go away for a while, but it will come back – and probably at time when you least expect it. When a loss has been experienced, it’s best to find support sooner than later.

“I need to face my grief”

  • This may have some truth to it, but you do not have to face it fully today. Some people feel a compulsion to face grief like they’re pulling off a bandage – rrrrrrrrip! For most people, this approach is not helpful, nor is it healthy.

“It will all be better in a year”

  • Healing from a loss is a process. There is no way to determine exactly how long it will take to work through your grief. The process is different for everyone. Setting expectations with deadlines generally leads to disappointment.

“I can follow a 12-step program”

  • Each of us are different. We process grief differently, too. What might be helpful for one person, may not be for another.

“I just need to get over it”

  • Not true! No one “Gets over” grief. There’s no way around grief, you must go through it. Friends and family can be very helpful, but oftentimes the support of a trained grief counselor can help you work through the stages of grief.

Signs of Grief and Loss:

While the manner in which you grieve is unique to you, there are signs that can help you recognize when you are experiencing grief and loss. Do you experience:

  • Depression
  • Difficulty maintaining focus or completing tasks
  • Anger outbursts
  • Fatigue
  • Tension in your neck or shoulders
  • An increase in anxiety in social settings
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Denial (of grief or that the loss is impacting you)
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • A compulsion to tell stories of a loved one or about his/her death experience

If you answered “Yes” to any of these, you’re not alone. Overcoming grief and loss is hard work, but you can find happiness again. At Thriveworks Lynchburg Grief Counseling, our compassionate team is ready to start the healing journey with you today. Our counselors are available at times that work with your scheduling. We know that your life is busy and we don’t want anything to stand in the way of your healing. We’re available nights and weekends and you can often get an appointment the very next day.

Call Thriveworks Lynchburg Grief Counseling now to schedule your first appointment with a counselor or psychologist. We offer affordable payment options; plus, we accept most major insurance plans. Grief therapy may be more affordable than you thought. Call today – (434) 528-3263

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 Lynchburg therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • 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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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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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
  • Romanian
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