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23,045 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Virginia 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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Borderline Personality, +6 more

My approach to counseling is systemic and holistic. I see my clients' struggles in the context of their families, culture, and society. I understand t... My approach to counseling is systemic and holistic. I see my clients' struggles in the context of their families, culture, and society. I understand that symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD can look different for different people and also the ways they cope may vary. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a person who has experienced emotional challenges, systemic barriers, and difficult times on my path to healing, I understand and appreciate how im... As a person who has experienced emotional challenges, systemic barriers, and difficult times on my path to healing, I understand and appreciate how important it is to build a safe, trauma-informed, and authentic therapeutic relationship with clients on their path to healing. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
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I am so proud of you for starting this healing journey.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression

Although I was trained as a clinical therapist, I believe a collaborative relationship between us is of the utmost importance as we seek answers to th... Although I was trained as a clinical therapist, I believe a collaborative relationship between us is of the utmost importance as we seek answers to the questions you bring to therapy. Read more

Hear from our clinicians

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

Leeann: As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), I utilize a person-centered approach in grief & loss counseling, focusing on meeting clients where they are in their grief process. This involves understanding their thoughts and feelings about the loss, processing the loss together, and assisting them in setting realistic goals over time.

Holly: My go-to approach for helping people in therapy for grief and loss is to identify and appropriately express their feelings as they move through the stages of grieving.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

Leeann: In grief & loss counseling, I teach tools such as:

  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional regulation
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques (including reframing and redirecting)
  • Rewriting your narrative
  • Mindfulness techniques (such as visualization, breathing, and grounding)

Holly: I teach clients about the stages of grief and loss, how to appropriately express those feelings instead of tucking them away, and how to acknowledge the milestones that occur after the loss.

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

Leeann: Progress in grief & loss counseling is observed when clients verbalize changes in their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, meet their previously set counseling goals, demonstrate more consistent emotional regulation, and apply coping skills more effectively in real-life situations.

Holly: I know a client is making meaningful progress in grief and loss counseling when they are able to discuss the loss without crying and are able to notice this outside of counseling sessions as well.

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

Leeann: Clients can enhance their grief & loss counseling experience by practicing key techniques learned during therapy sessions, participating in a grief & loss support group, and completing suggested homework, assignments, or projects. This might include reading a recommended book or journaling about their thoughts and feelings as they occur.

Holly: Clients can supplement their time in grief and loss counseling by writing letters to those who have passed away or are no longer with them.

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

Leeann: To prepare for their first grief & loss counseling session, individuals can write down any questions they have for the therapist and list their current medications along with dosages. This preparation helps ensure that the session addresses their concerns and that the therapist is informed about their medical background.

Holly: To prepare for their first grief and loss counseling session, an individual can start to list all of those that they have lost in their life, not just the recent losses.

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 Roanoke, VA 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 Roanoke, VA 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?

Roanoke Grief Counseling – Therapy for Loss and Bereavement

Thriveworks Roanoke Grief Counseling was established for the purpose of helping you to live a happy and successful life, and we believe that helping you to process and work through your time of grieving is a vital step toward helping you to regain your joy and happiness.

At Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling, our team of highly trained, licensed professionals are ready to help you process your loss and find the “you” that you used to be.

What Are the Symptoms of Grief?

The following symptoms of grief can include the following:

  • Intense sadness or sorrow
  • Persistent feelings of emptiness or numbness
  • Shock or disbelief
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Irritability or anger
  • Guilt or self-blame
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Physical symptoms such as headaches or stomachaches
  • Preoccupation with thoughts or memories of the deceased
  • Emotional numbness or detachment

How Can Thriveworks Treat Grief?

Individual therapy offers personalized support and exploration of emotions in a one-on-one setting.

  • Group therapy provides a supportive environment where individuals can share experiences and learn from others who are also grieving.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps identify and challenge negative thought patterns associated with grief, promoting healthier coping mechanisms.
  • Mindfulness-based therapy focuses on cultivating awareness and acceptance of emotions related to grief, reducing distress and promoting resilience.
  • Narrative therapy allows individuals to explore and reconstruct their understanding of their grief story, empowering them to find meaning and create a new narrative.

Schedule with Thriveworks?

At Thriveworks Counseling Roanoke, we accept a variety of insurance plans. Our grief counselors and therapists are ready to help you process your grief as soon as you reach out. Call Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling today at (540) 788-5090.

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 Roanoke therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Roanoke
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 Roanoke reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Wonderful company and providers! I don’t feel nearly as crazy as I used to!
Roanoke Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Read more Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I’m very pleased with the help I am getting from Thriveworks.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend them! Very caring, personable and genuine!
Roanoke May 2018
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★★★★★
I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Read more I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Roanoke Dec 2017
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★★★★★
I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Read more I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★
Competent, highly trained and understanding people.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Roanoke Forest Products Co, Physiotherapy Associates, Kevin Thompson LPC, and Free Motion Physical Therapy. In the same parking lot is a Truist Bank, Edward Jones Financial Advisor office, Vector Marketing, Atlantic Coast Neurosurgery, and Martin Music Services. Across from us on Electric Rd is Blooming Lotus Oriental Massage, Divine Dance Center, and Bank of Botetourt-Roanoke. Across from us on Brambleton Ave is Roanoke County Cave Spring Fire Station 3.

Phone number

(540) 210-1379

Languages spoken by VA providers

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  • English
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