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657 people sought grief counseling help at Norfolk in the last year

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Starting Grief counseling

What is Grief counseling?

Grief 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. Grief counselors have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best-support grieving individuals.

How does Grief counseling work?

Grief 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 grief counselor will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them. It may take place as individual-counseling or a form of group therapy such as Family therapy.

Is Grief counseling conducted in person or online?

Grief counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Grief counseling last?

For many, grief 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?

Have you lost someone you love? Maybe you can relate to Tim’s experience. His brother died a few years ago, and ever since, Tim has not been the same. It’s almost as if a part of Tim died too. They were best friends and spent a lot of time together. But now, so much of what Tim enjoyed about life is a painful reminder that his brother is gone. Tim finds himself angry one moment and depressed the next. He wants to feel better and enjoy life again, but Tim has tried everything he knows to get over this. He wonders if life will always be this hard.

One of life’s most painful experiences may be losing a loved one. Whether a family member or friend, people usually react to bereavement with grief. Going through a process of grief, or a grief cycle, is a normal human experience. People often grieve after losing anyone or anything they love. Everyone experiences loss at some point in life, and grief often follows loss. While grief is common, it is not a simple experience. The grief cycle is a complicated journey, replete with complex emotions and mental health challenges. Many people have found that grief counseling helps them navigate grief and loss in a healthy way.

The grief counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Norfolk, VA have guided many clients through the grief cycle and helped them find joy and happiness after loss.

Grief and the Tough Feelings that Accompany It

Life can turn upside down in a moment. Loss can surprise people and forever alter their world. An unanticipated diagnosis, accident, or death can forever change people and leave them with crushing grief.

Grief is often, but not always, unexpected. Other losses are anticipated, even planned. When people change jobs or careers, they may prepare for months, even years, for the transition. And yet, grief can also hit during or after a planned loss. Regardless of the loss’ circumstances, grief is almost always accompanied by various and intense emotions. There are no right feelings or wrong feelings. Emotions, instead, are helpful indicators about why the loss is significant to each individual person. Paying attention to emotions that arise during grief is important. Anyone who is struggling with loss, bereavement, and grief may be feeling…

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Helplessness
  • Regret
  • Isolated
  • Apathetic
  • Exhaustion
  • Shock
  • Relief
  • Impatient
  • Guilt
  • Confusion
  • Restlessness
  • Disorientation
  • Yearning

Have you experienced a loss? If so, you may be feeling some of the emotions on this list. You may also feel emotions not on the list. Or possibly even multiple emotions, all at once, even if they feel contradictory.

It is okay to experience grief in a unique way. Giving yourself time to reflect about what was lost and how you are feeling about the loss can be an important part of healing. Many people have found the support they need to process their grief through working with a caring grief counselor. Thriveworks Norfolk, VA’s grief counselors have helped many of their clients reconstruct a fulfilling life and recover from grief’s pain.

Pursuing Grief Counseling: How Can It Help?

Maybe you can relate to the difficulty that loss brings into people’s lives. Maybe you are intrigued by grief counseling but are wondering what it involves.

So, what happens at grief counseling? The therapists at Thriveworks Norfolk often help their clients understand what they are feeling and why they might be feeling that way. With a compassionate presence, our grief counselors often walk through painful memories, desires, feelings, and more. They can help clients process and cope with the pain of loss.

Once clients have processed the loss, they are often ready to think about rebuilding the future. Thriveworks Norfolk, VA counselors have helped their clients make space in their lives for a new fulfilling future. This might include pursuing new relationships, establishing a new routine, or trying a new hobby. While pursuing these new experiences can be scary, many clients also find new hope, new meaning, and new happiness as they rebuild their lives. There is no silver bullet or quick-fix to grief. Therapy takes time and effort, but many clients find that finding a healthy path through grief and walking that path with a trusted therapists was well worth it.

Making a Grief Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Norfolk

Have you recently lost a loved one? Has a major change left you sad about how different your life is now? Are you ready to have some support as you navigate grief? Thriveworks Norfolk, VA has grief counseling appointments available.

We understand that everyday life is harder after a loss, so we have tried to make scheduling an appointment for grief therapy as easy as possible. We accept most insurance providers. When you call to schedule an appointment, you may be able to make your appointment for the following day. We also offer evening and weekend sessions. You will not be put on a waitlist because we do not have one.

Do not navigate grief alone. Call to start grief therapy through Thriveworks Norfolk, VA.

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 Norfolk therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Norfolk is located on Kingsley Ln., in front of a large building that houses ATM Summit Hampton Roads Fcu and several medical professionals’ offices. This area is cushioned between the Lafayette River and Wayne Creek.

Phone number

(757) 280-4736

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