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12,031 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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Joseph Storz

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

My go-to approach for helping people with grief is grief counseling. I find this to be of benefit because it helps people accept and process their loss while learning to adjust to a world without their loved one and embark on a new life.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

I teach the following tools in grief and loss counseling:

  • Increase their ability to accept the loss.
  • How to cope with emotional and behavioral pain.
  • How to overcome obstacles to readjustment.
  • How to maintain a bond while feeling comfortable reinvesting in life.

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 are able to experience joyful memories without overwhelming emotional distress and reinvest in life.

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, writing a goodbye letter, and completing a closure ceremony either by themselves or with other loved ones.

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

To prepare for their first grief and loss counseling session, an individual can reflect upon their memories of their loved one and identify any fears and obstacles that may hinder their ability to reinvest in life.

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 Wyomissing, PA 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 Wyomissing, PA 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?

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the hardest challenges your will ever have to overcome in your life and grief is one of the most powerful and overwhelming feelings you will ever have to endure. Although we know loss is eventually inevitable, it still hurts-really, really bad. Even if it’s expected, it doesn’t make it that much easier.

There are many stages to grief such as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (not necessarily in that order). Whether it be from a loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, a home, or a change in your life, it is natural and healthy to go through all or some of the stages of grief and loss. Mourning takes time. Usually we are resilient and the feelings of grief and loss diminish in intensity after a while. However, sometimes you can feel stuck. It can be debilitating and impact the daily functioning of your life. If you have been unable to stop crying, lost interest in things you loved before, been lashing out at family and friends, or having problems at work and at home, you may need assistance.

You don’t have to suffer in pain any longer. We can help you through the difficult process of grief and loss. You don’t have to go through the process alone.

How Can Thriveworks-Wyomissing Help?

Whether it be the loss of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, friend, or even a pet, Thriveworks-Wyomissing can help you throughout the difficult journey of recovery. Our grief and loss counselors at Thriveworks-Wyomissing have experience with a wide range of reactions to loss and understand the stages of grief. There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief, but we will help you move past the denial, anger, sadness, or fear. We can help you move forward and rebuild your life again. We can listen, help you cope, heal, and recover.

We can help you talk about your loved one, understand and accept the feelings that you are going through, take care of yourself, reach out to others, and remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones. We can give your strategies to get through these strong emotions. We can help your loved ones throughout the process as well.

It’s not easy, but it’s easier with a partner. It can be too difficult to process on your own. Trust us to be your partner. We would be honored. We understand waiting even one more day is too long. Call us and will try to see you within 24 hours. Don’t suffer through this alone.

Don’t wither, be a thriver!

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
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  • French
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