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4,355 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Michigan 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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My life's passion is to help individuals through their struggles to achieve emotional wellness and become their true authentic self.

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Successful counseling is rooted in safety, trust, and a positive perspective.

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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. Thriveworks grief therapists in Sterling Heights, MI 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 Sterling Heights, MI 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 Counselors in Sterling Heights, MI—Macomb Therapy for Grief

When we lose a loved one, we’re often left with devastating grief. Suddenly, life freezes and begins to spin at once. It can feel like your heart has been ripped right out of your chest; or it can feel like an empty void that is impossible to fill. The specific experience is different for each individual and each loss, but one thing is certain: life is altered.

Looking for Macomb therapy after losing a loved one? If you have recently lost a loved one and you need some help or support, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI. Our providers are equipped with the skills, experience, and care required to help you heal and move forward with your life. If you are ready to start healing today, call Thriveworks Sterling Heights at (586) 238-4265.

What Are the Symptoms and Effects of Grief?

Anyone who has lost a loved one at any point in their life knows just how painful it can be. That said, they might not know all of the symptoms and effects that can accompany grief, as each experience is unique. Negative effects of grief and loss include:

  • Difficulty staying or falling asleep
  • Irrational thoughts or behaviors
  • Sudden changes in appetite or weight
  • Fear or confusion
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression or anxiety

The grief counselors at Thriveworks Sterling Heights in Macomb County can help you to work through these difficult feelings and physical effects of grief and loss. They will get to know you, the nature of your loss, as well as your needs in counseling. Then, they will build a plan for your recovering from the loss and going on to live a happy, fulfilled life.

What Is the Grief Process?

The grieving process is largely personal and individualized. In other words, no two experiences are the same. That being said, experts have named several stages that you may enter at any point in your grief process, which include:

  1. Denial and Isolation: In this stage, the individual denies the loss. This is a normal response to overwhelming emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one. Typically, the individual enters this stage first.
  2. Anger: The “anger” stage is self-explanatory. It is marked with anger and typically follows the denial stage.
  3. Bargaining: This stage is characterized by helplessness. The individual engages in “if only” statements like, “If only I had been a little nicer,” or, “If only I’d taken them to see a doctor sooner.”
  4. Depression: Grieving can bring on feelings or symptoms of depression, too. This stage is characterized by intense sadness and regret.
  5. Acceptance: And finally, at some point, the individual may accept the loss. It can be viewed as the calm after the storm.

 You may relate to any or all of these stages of grief. Or, you might experience a different grief process all together. Either way, a grief counselor at Thriveworks Sterling Heights in Macomb, MI can help you through it. Call us today to book an appointment.

Schedule a Grief Counseling Session at Thriveworks Sterling Heights in Macomb, MI

Are you considering or searching for Macomb therapy after losing a beloved friend or family member? Consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Sterling Heights. They can help you make sense of this difficult time and find healing.

Schedule an appointment with ease by calling (586) 238-4265. When you call to schedule an appointment, a scheduling specialist will help you to get set up with one of our providers at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you and getting 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 Sterling Heights therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • ASR

  • Aetna

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Sterling Heights
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
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Efficient reminders, easy to utilize and caring, effective care from my therapist.
Michelle Feb 2024
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I really needed someone to talk to and didn’t know where to turn. An internet search came up and I found Thriveworks. Best decision I ever made was calling to schedule an appt. The staff is friendly, respectful and discreet. I appreciate Thriveworks so much. Therapy has helped me tremendously. I highly recommended this place.
Read more I really needed someone to talk to and didn’t know where to turn. An internet search came up and I found Thriveworks. Best decision I ever made was calling to schedule an appt. The staff is friendly, respectful and discreet. I appreciate Thriveworks so much. Therapy has helped me tremendously. I highly recommended this place.
Latasha Feb 2024
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My overall experience has been as expected when dealing with behavior healthcare. There is no real care for the patient and their needs. I spent an hour on the phone with a call center rep from the billing department who said I had no insurance on file, then proceeded to transfer me to the correct department who said I did. I have been without medication that was prescribed on Monday. When I received a call back from the psychiatrist, it seemed that your company forgot to send it over. That is unacceptable behavior when it comes to dealing with any customer.
Read more My overall experience has been as expected when dealing with behavior healthcare. There is no real care for the patient and their needs. I spent an hour on the phone with a call center rep from the billing department who said I had no insurance on file, then proceeded to transfer me to the correct department who said I did. I have been without medication that was prescribed on Monday. When I received a call back from the psychiatrist, it seemed that your company forgot to send it over. That is unacceptable behavior when it comes to dealing with any customer.
George Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Marya is such a good listener and is very sincere. Always feel as if we accomplish something. She has given me permission to call or text whatever needed and she responds in a very timely manner. I plan to continue working with her. She’s great.
Read more Marya is such a good listener and is very sincere. Always feel as if we accomplish something. She has given me permission to call or text whatever needed and she responds in a very timely manner. I plan to continue working with her. She’s great.
Gary Jan 2024
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★★★★★
It's a wonderful experience working with Cornelia Golden. She presents a healthy balance of comfortability and professionalism. She listens with the intent to hear what is being said and yet hear what's not being said. Cornelia has a very calming presence and I feel both confident in her counseling skills and that my concerns are professionally cared for. She is a very capable counselor. Clients will greatly benefit from working with her. I am happy to write this review for Ms. Cornelis Golden.
Read more It's a wonderful experience working with Cornelia Golden. She presents a healthy balance of comfortability and professionalism. She listens with the intent to hear what is being said and yet hear what's not being said. Cornelia has a very calming presence and I feel both confident in her counseling skills and that my concerns are professionally cared for. She is a very capable counselor. Clients will greatly benefit from working with her. I am happy to write this review for Ms. Cornelis Golden.
Sterling Heights May 2022
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Amazing listener. I dont know what I would do without her. She has helped me through so much in my life. I'm so grateful for her genuine kindness.
Read more Amazing listener. I dont know what I would do without her. She has helped me through so much in my life. I'm so grateful for her genuine kindness.
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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Dana is an awesome therapist, listens to you and gives you great solutions, I highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anybody else
Read more Dana is an awesome therapist, listens to you and gives you great solutions, I highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anybody else
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Dana, is awesome very understanding , kind, no matter my issues she always helps me to figure it out , I highly recommend her!!
Read more Dana, is awesome very understanding , kind, no matter my issues she always helps me to figure it out , I highly recommend her!!
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sterling Heights is located at the corner of Utica Road and Triangle Drive. We currently share a building with DAS Architects, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Utica Road, is the Sterling Estates neighborhood and La Grand Blvd.

Phone number

(586) 203-3931

Languages spoken by MI providers

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