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1,868 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Connecticut 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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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +13 more

As a clinician who specializes in trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, I understand there are various reasons why anyone coul... As a clinician who specializes in trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, I understand there are various reasons why anyone could be seeking to benefit from therapy. Read more

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +5 more

Hello! My therapeutic focus is on working together with clients, establishing goals, and focusing on the healthiest approaches to apply to present con... Hello! My therapeutic focus is on working together with clients, establishing goals, and focusing on the healthiest approaches to apply to present concerns and/or future ones. I enjoy being supportive of clients while on the therapeutic pathway of personal growth and self-reflection, finding meaning, strengths within, and healing. I am interested in working with people to improve their relationships, both within themselves and with others. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage, +17 more
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I am open and non-judgmental, and treat my clients with the respect they deserve.

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 Milford, CT 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 Milford, CT 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 someone important to you passes away, it can feel like your entire world is collapsing all around you. You might experience an influx of tough emotions including sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, even regret. And you might struggle to resume your day to day life. While it might get easier with time, the truth is that grief can last a lifetime. Consider a well-known grief quote by Lexi Behrndt:

“As far as I can see, grief will never truly end in this lifetime. It may become softer over time, more gentle, and some days will feel sharp. But grief will last as long as love does—forever. It’s simply the way the physical absence of your loved one manifests in your heart—a deep longing accompanied by the deepest love. Some days, the heavy fog may return, and the next day, it may recede once again. It’s all an ebb and flow, a constant dance of sorrow.” –Lexi Behrndt

As Behrndt explained above, grief is a result of love. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven. These professionals can help you to grieve properly, which might involve remembering all of the love and good that the loved one lost brought to you. Schedule a grief counseling appointment today. Just give us a call at (203) 951-3871.

What Are the Stages of Grief?

We probably don’t need to explain to you what grief means. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know what grief is. But you might not completely understand the grief process or the stages of grief. While everyone’s experience with grief is different, there are 5 stages of grief that many people enter at some point after experiencing the loss of a loved one:

  1. Denial and seclusion: It’s hard to hear that a close friend or family member has passed away. While some can accept it, others struggle with denial and seclusion, which is their way of coping and avoiding the difficult feelings that come with a heartbreaking loss.
  2. Anger: Others grieve their loss by feeling angry. They direct their negative emotions toward the loved one lost or someone who was connected to the individual, like their doctor.
  3. Bargaining: Another one of the five stages of grief is bargaining. In this stage, the individual feels an overwhelming sense of guilt. They start to wonder if or how they could have prevented their loved one’s passing, or what they should have said to the individual before they passed.
  4. Depression: In this stage, when the pain floods in, the individual cannot think about anything else. They are overwhelmed with depressive thoughts and feelings and require a lot of support from their loved ones.
  5. Acceptance: In this final stage of grief, the individual accepts that their loved one is gone and are able to make peace with their loss.

Do these 5 stages of grief sound all too familiar? Are you currently in one of these stages or another stage of grief? Consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven. We can set you up with a professional who can help you to accept your loss and move forward with your life. Reach out today to schedule an appointment.

Work with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven

Grief counseling helps individuals to work through all of the difficult emotions that come with loss. If you are currently grieving the loss of a loved one, they can help you to manage complicated grief and grieve well. Additionally, if your child is grieving the loss of a loved one, they can find value in grief counseling for children at Thriveworks Milford. Whether you’re seeking grief counseling services for yourself or your child, reach out to Thriveworks Milford in New Haven today.

We want to help you heal as soon as possible. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (203) 951-3871. A scheduling specialist will be happy to help you find an appointment day and time that works for you. You’ll be pleased to know that we have extended hours including evening and weekend appointments to best accommodate our clients. We also accept most major insurance plans.

Are you ready to schedule a grief counseling appointment? We’re ready to meet with you. And we look forward to it.

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 Milford therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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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I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Maria Jan 2024
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Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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