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713 people sought grief & loss counseling help at San Antonio 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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As a woman or color who has served in the military and held many civilian job roles as well, I understand the issues of being seen, respected and unde... As a woman or color who has served in the military and held many civilian job roles as well, I understand the issues of being seen, respected and understood without judgment. Read more

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As a Latina woman, I understand the unique role we play not only in society but in our own family.

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Alexander Montero

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

My go-to approach for helping people in grief & loss counseling is person-centered. I enjoy person-centered techniques because they take time to allow the patient to acclimate to the loss of someone important.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

I teach meditation, emotional identification, and more.

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 cope with their grief a little better and it doesn't take over 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 by creating a solid support system.

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

To prepare for their first grief and loss counseling session, an individual can be aware they will probably get emotional, and know it is ok.

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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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?

Maybe you’ve experienced a loss of some kind, and life afterward has felt anything but normal. At Thriveworks San Antonio, TX we offer grief counseling on an individualized basis. Talk to a professional who can offer real results and positive healing strategies—choose a grief therapist at Thriveworks San Antonio, TX. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept most major insurances.

Do I Need Grief Counseling?

Ultimately, the decision to seek out grief counseling (or grief therapy, as it’s referred to interchangeably) will be up to you in most cases. However, there are several advantages to consider when comparing grief counseling services to struggling with your loss alone. 

For starters, some of the most difficult aspects of the grieving process includes the intense emotions that typically follow. grief counseling can assist you in working through: 

  • Sadness and apathy: Losing someone or something you love can make even getting out of bed difficult. grief counseling can help you cope. 
  • Anger and frustration: When you’re suffering from grief, you might become angered at all the ways the loss might never have happened, if only “x,y,z” never occurred. With a grief therapist’s assistance, you can analyze the situation from multiple angles, learning to forgive yourself and others in the process. 
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping: Grief affects our body, as well as our mind. It’s not uncommon to suffer from insomnia, or even hypersomnia. But with a therapist’s help, you can learn to unwind before bed, so that you are more prepared to tackle the next day’s challenges successfully. 
  • Denial: One way our minds might try to process our loss is to deny that it has even occurred—but this doesn’t work forever. And the longer this stage of the grieving process goes on, the harder it is to move forward. grief counseling can assist you in processing your grief at your own pace, while still helping you to remain grounded in reality. 

How Does Grief Counseling Work?

Grief counseling isn’t a single therapeutic approach. It’s a set of associated counseling methods that target and treat different aspects of grief and loss. At Thriveworks San Antonio, your grief therapist may utilize one or more of the following grief counseling methods in your sessions, including: 

Scheduling Grief Counseling at Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX

We offer grief counseling from some of the industry’s very best—and we look forward to helping you process grief and loss from the very first session. When you schedule with Thriveworks San Antonio, TX, you’ll get access to client benefits that other providers typically struggle to match, such as: 

  • We make therapy and psychiatry affordable—we’re in network with insurance
  • Compassionate care from experts in the mental health field
  • Schedule your session easily over the phone with our support team
  • Meet with a therapist in person at our San Antonio, TX office today—or online, with virtual video therapy options 
  • Get high-quality therapy and psychiatry from expert mental health professionals

Grief counseling can offer you real results, from a human being with years of experience and the compassionate skills required to guide you. If you’re ready, Thriveworks San Antonio, TX offers a path forward in the face of a devastating loss. Reach out today for help.

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 San Antonio therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at San Antonio
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

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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
LaWanda Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
Read more Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
San Antonio Sep 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in San Antonio, TX is at the corner of Broadway and W Sunset Road/ We are near Mission Orthodontics and Soluna.

Phone number

(210) 985-8078

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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