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9,524 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Georgia in the last year

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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 Savannah, GA 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 Savannah, GA 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 not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” -Earl Grollman

The pain of losing a loved one can eclipse all other pains. The emotions accompanied with it can fall anywhere from a raging storm, to a dark emptiness you’re not sure you’ll ever escape.

Grief doesn’t have to be a result of a death, but it often is. Losing someone- in whatever capacity- can be life-altering. As painful as it is, it doesn’t have to change your life for the worse. Thriveworks Savannah Grief and Loss Counseling is here to walk with you through this pain and support you as you grow and adjust to this new life.

What Is Grief and Loss Therapy?

It doesn’t feel like it at times, but grief is actually a healthy and necessary way of coping with loss. Where we can get into trouble is when it spins out of control. With a Savannah Grief and Loss counselor though, we can regain control and move through the grief in a healthy way.

Researchers have adhered to 5 key stages that we travel through while grieving. It’s just a rough template, and we all experience each phase very differently.

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Thriveworks Savannah understands those stages paint a grieving person in a rather negative light. But the thing is, there’s nothing wrong with being angry or feeling a little depressed. It doesn’t make you weak or wrong. It means you cared deeply for someone and lost them. Grieving can be a tool to remember that person while forming a new life around their absence. With some outside support, it can be healthy.

It is all too common to get “stuck” in a stage of grief. When you find yourself stuck with the emotions, thoughts, and actions of one stage, we never get to the acceptance- the full healing. Thriveworks Savannah Grief and Loss counselors are here to help you get to a healthy place where you can remember your loved one with gentle joy.

Our goal is never to have you forget them or move on without processing fully. We strive to support you as you get the healthy mental and emotional life you deserve. We’ve picked up a few tools along the way:

  • Art and music therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Adapting to a new role
  • Managing changes in behavior or schedule
  • Developing new relationships
  • Reaching out to friends and family
  • Talk therapy

Thriveworks Savannah strives to always keep the focus on you. We respect and priorities your thoughts, emotions, and goals. This way, every session will be unique to who you are and what you’re going through right now.

Do I Need Grief Therapy?

As much as we want to make the pain go away, nothing can stop grieving from hurting. No matter how healthy you are or how strong your support system, losing who you love will still hurt. So, when does it become abnormal, destructive hurt? When do you make the call and reach out to a professional?

We wish it were a black and white answer. Thriveworks Savannah will always be here for you no matter how big or small you perceive your concern to be. It’s always worth calling a professional if you are unhappy with your life!

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, it might be worth reaching out:

  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Depression
  • Difficulty finding joy in people and activities you used to enjoy
  • A small or weak support system
  • Pushing away friends and family
  • Hesitancy or fear in pursuing new relationships
  • Numbness of emotion
  • Fighting to stay busy and distracted
  • Sudden changes in behavior (like anger, sleep or eating patterns)
  • Inability to move on

It’s terrifying and difficult to reach out for help. Thriveworks Savannah Grief and Loss Therapy thanks you for having the courage and strength to think about it today. When you’re ready, we’re excited to begin this journey of healing.

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 Savannah therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • 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 Savannah
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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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.
Read more 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 Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

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