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1,868 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Connecticut in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a 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. Thriveworks grief therapists in New Haven, 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 provider at Thriveworks in New Haven, 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?

Mandi’s sister had been dealing with cancer for over a year. Mandi went to her chemo sessions, helped her when she got too weak to move, and stayed by her side through thick and thin. When Mandi’s sister passed away a couple of months ago, she fell to pieces. She thinks about her sister all the time and she wears her old jacket daily. Mandi misses her sister so much that she feels like a 50-pound weight is just constantly sitting on her chest.

Have you lost someone you love and feel the same as Mandi? She’s experiencing grief, a common emotional reaction to loss. However, you can grieve more than just the loss of a loved one. Take Jared, for example.

Jared had been working at the same company for five years. He loved his co-workers and boss and frequently hung out with them outside of work. He planned on working at this company for at least another 10 years before he started to look for a managerial position. Unfortunately, Jared was let go due to the COVID-19 pandemic when his company was forced to downsize quickly. Jared feels like his whole world was just ripped from underneath of him. Now, Jared is forced to look for new jobs that don’t have the same great benefits or environment as his last job. He can barely find the motivation to stop watching TV and feels angry about his situation.

Losing someone, or something, is a normal part of the human experience. However, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make us upset and sometimes angry. Grief is a peculiar process and it doesn’t happen the same way for everyone. Luckily, Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT​ has a team of grief counselors who can help you navigate your emotions throughout the grief process and also work towards acceptance and a happier way of living. If you are interested in speaking with a grief counselor, just call (203) 586-4264.

Symptoms of Grief: The Grieving Process

Grief is a natural response to loss. There are different types of grief and feelings associated with it. There are five stages of grief that can explain feelings that someone may have. How you feel specifically, and how fast you go through the stages, are all unique to you. There is no right or wrong way to grieve someone or something. Here are the five stages of grieve and the symptoms associated with them:

  1. Denial: In the first stage of grief, you will feel denial. You may not accept the fact that something has actually happened. For Mandi, she can’t come to terms with the fact that her sister is gone and still feels like she can drive to her house and see her. Jared doesn’t believe that he actually lost his job and thinks that after quarantine, he can just go back to his office.
  2. Anger: The second stage of grief is anger. You might feel angry at the person who passed away or angry that you were let go from your job. No matter the situation, it can be hard to accept that this horrible thing happened to you. Some people may push away their loved ones.
  3. Bargaining: The third stage of grief is bargaining. This stage is when people are usually the most vulnerable and need the support of their friends and family the most.
  4. Depression: Depression is the fourth stage of grief and the stage where reality may really start to settle in. Depression can make everyday things like getting out of bed, going to the grocery store, or answering the phone hard. You have a heavy chest and are overcome with pain.
  5. Acceptance: The fifth and final stage of grief is acceptance. This is when you finally can come to terms with the event that has happened, and you can start working towards living a happier life.

We understand that you can never just forget someone or something in your life that was once there. However, it is possible to come to terms with what happened and be able to remember, but still live a full life. When someone gets stuck in one of the stages of grief like depression, it can be hard to come out of it on your own. That’s why we offer grief counseling.

What is Grief Counseling?

As mentioned before, grief counseling is aimed at providing you or your loved one with the support and guidance needed to accept and move on from a loss. Once you have decided to work with a grief counselor at Thriveworks in New Haven, you will be provided with the tools, guidance, and support you need to process your emotions and come out of it feeling better and more at ease. If you have been grieving, you may also be struggling with things such as:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of focus
  • Panic
  • Moodiness/irritability
  • Loneliness

You don’t need to go through any of this alone.

Work with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT

A grief counselor’s mission is to help their client move through the different stages of grief and heal. If you think that you or a loved one could benefit from working with a grief therapist, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT.

To get started, schedule your appointment online or by calling (203) 586-4264. We look forward to helping you start working towards a happier life.

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 New Haven 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 New Haven
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

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks New Haven reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
Read more I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
New Haven Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
Read more Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
Read more Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
New Haven Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
Read more Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
Read more My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
Read more I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
Read more Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
Read more Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
New Haven Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven is located off of Sherman Ave, just east of Monitor Square and west of the Hospital of St Raphael. We're inside the Sherman Medical Building, along with Renal Research Institute New Haven Home Dialysis and Quest Diagnostics. The closest bus stop is George St and Sherman Ave. 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

(203) 633-8772

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