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14,810 people sought grief & loss counseling help in North Carolina 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, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Anxiety, +2 more

Greetings! I'm Amy, I'm happy to join with you as you to get to know yourself better and make changes in your life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +23 more
Domestic Abuse, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +10 more

I believe the best therapy happens when you and I are able to truly connect.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +5 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

I have lived in the Raleigh area for over 20 years.

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LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +16 more

As your provider, my priority is not focusing on just the "symptom" of the illness, it is to help you understand your mental health as a whole and the... As your provider, my priority is not focusing on just the "symptom" of the illness, it is to help you understand your mental health as a whole and the "illness" is something you experience and it does not define you. Read more

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As a middle-aged, married female counselor, I understand women's issues, grief, loss, and stress.

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Mental health treatment should be both holistic and inclusive, let’s consider all factors of your well-being

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As an individual that has prior personal experience dealing with trauma, stress, and anxiety, I know how important it is to be placed at the driver's ... As an individual that has prior personal experience dealing with trauma, stress, and anxiety, I know how important it is to be placed at the driver's set of your care. I will make sure that care is personalized and catered to each individual person. Read more

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As a mother with a passion of bringing out each individuals uniqueness, Jamie understands the struggle to find a caregiver you can trust and be honest... As a mother with a passion of bringing out each individuals uniqueness, Jamie understands the struggle to find a caregiver you can trust and be honest with about your health needs. Read more

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When it comes to your mental and emotional health, you want an experienced, attentive, and compassionate professional who will partner with you on you... When it comes to your mental and emotional health, you want an experienced, attentive, and compassionate professional who will partner with you on your journey to healing. Together, I am confident we will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals and reach optimal health and wellness. Read more

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I believe in treating the whole person as I assist you through your journey in this wellness process.

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What is your go-to approach for grief & loss counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in grief and loss counseling is narrative therapy with integrated expressive arts work. I enjoy this method because it allows for gentle exploration of the grief process and incorporates the creative process to support healing.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

I teach the following tools in grief and loss counseling:

  • The grief box method - A metaphorical box used to help understand grief and grief activation
  • Expressive arts therapy: A process focused artistic endeavor that encourages healing through the artistic method
  • Journaling - the use of writing as a method of giving space for the inner voice.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in grief & loss counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in grief and loss counseling when they report that they experienced a moment of grief without it overwhelming their whole day.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement grief & loss counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in grief and loss counseling with journaling, creative endeavors, self-care activities discussed during therapy, and readings discussed during therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting grief & loss counseling?

To prepare for their first grief and loss counseling session, an individual can engage in an introspective moment to determine what they hope to change through therapy and what they feel the need the most support on.

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 Raleigh, NC 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 Raleigh, NC 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?

Grief is common, but it is also complex and overwhelming. To cope with bereavement, people often seek the help of a grief therapist to help them navigate these tricky waters.

Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC has grief therapists who have helped many clients regain balance after grief’s destruction has swept through their lives. Rebuilding after loss often takes a lot of support and guidance, and many people have found that a Thriveworks counselor was just who they needed as they healed from loss.

The Causes of Grief

Loss usually triggers grief. The loss can be of anything or anyone that is loved. Grief does not show prejudice: everybody experiences loss, and everybody experiences grief.

A list could never contain all the various situations when people may feel grief. A few of the circumstances that have led people to pursue grief therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh are …

  • Chronic health challenges
  • Becoming an empty-nester
  • Career change or job loss
  • Death of a precious pet
  • Loss of independence (especially with age)
  • Divorce or break-up
  • A disability or injury
  • Moving
  • Death of a family member, friend, or other loved one
  • A natural disaster

Therapy for Grief

Knowing grief myths and misunderstandings is helpful, but knowing how to work through grief is invaluable.

Thriveworks Raleigh, NC grief therapists tailor a treatment plan to each client’s needs. But generally speaking, grief counseling has two objectives: understanding the pain and working for the future.

  • Understanding the pain: Most people probably think of grief as sorrow or sadness, but grief can incorporate many different emotions—anger, sadness, relief, confusion, relief, regret, and more. These emotions need to be understood and processed. Loss almost always involves pain, so coming to understand the loss is not always a pleasant process, but many people find healing through understanding.
  • Accepting the future: After processing their emotions about a loss, many people are ready to accept the finality of the loss. With acceptance of the loss often comes to accepting a new but fulfilling future. Accepting the future often involves making room for new people or new routines or new perspectives, but it is also where many people find a new happiness.

Grief therapy is not a magical formula or an easy process, but it can be a key part of healing from a loss.

Making an Appointment for Grief Therapy in Raleigh, NC

Are you ready for a professional’s guidance and support as you process a loss? Many people find that reaching out for help is an important step for them to take.

The therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh have appointments for grief therapy available. If you call to schedule an appointment, here are a few things you can expect.

  1. Your appointment may be scheduled within a week of your first call.
  2. Weekend and evening sessions are available if you need one.
  3. We also work with most insurance providers.

Do not journey through grief alone. We are here to help. Call Thriveworks in Raleigh, NC or go online to get started.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Raleigh
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Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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Psychiatry

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First session

$1

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Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I love my therapist and psychiatrist
John Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Read more Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Alfred Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Read more My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Jody Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Read more Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Jean Jan 2024
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Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Read more Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Raleigh Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Read more I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Read more Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Read more Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Raleigh Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located at 8406 Six Forks Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615, next to Spherion

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(919) 642-4857

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