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795 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Arizona 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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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 Tucson, AZ 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 Tucson, AZ 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?

Counseling for Grief and Loss in Tucson, AZ—Counselors and Therapists

Loss is a natural part of our human lives. Each of us experiences numerous losses and the grief that is the inevitable result. If you’re struggling as a result of a tough loss, consider reaching out for professional help. Thriveworks Tucson is here for you, and we can get you in for your first appointment as soon as this week.

Why Is Grief So Hard?

Being able to navigate the grief process is tricky for numerous reasons:

  • There is still a stigma around grief, particularly the length of time it may take to move through. Frequently those around us don’t understand why we can’t just “pull out of it” and go on…or, worse, that we have no real reason to grieve because others have it worse, or we are being a “baby,” etc. This, of course, makes it all that much harder.
  • There isn’t a clear understanding about what grief is and why it’s so important to honor. When we lose something/someone that’s important to us, we need to emotionally acknowledge and process how different life will be without
  • Many people confuse grief with depression and fear that it’s permanent. It’s not. It’s the natural process of accepting a loss/change that will alter our lives and the way we think about ourselves…and others.
  • Grief has numerous stages and going through them can look like we are “all over the place”. We can be angry one minute and sobbing the next. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s work on the stages of grief revolutionized the way we look at and deal with grief. It also normalizes what feels like the “craziness” of the process.
  • Judgment of the process is still rampant, not just from others but for ourselves when we are in it. We wonder “why am I so all over the place?”, “why can’t I stop crying/being angry/begging God for a different outcome, etc.??”
  • We stop ourselves from feeling it altogether because it’s “weak.” We numb out.
  • We try to go it alone.
  • It’s hard to find someone who can really be with us in that grief and all it’s stages for as long as we need, with no judgment.

How to Heal from Grief

If this is resonating with you regarding a loss you are experiencing or helping someone else with, you can do these things now:

  1. Acknowledge you are in a grief process and that it’s natural and healthy
  2. Talk about it… to someone SAFE
  3. Move! Stay physically active
  4. Get involved: join a group to help yourself and others process the grief
  5. Keep up your routine
  6. Schedule a grief counseling session

Scheduling Grief Counseling at Thriveworks Tucson

Grief counseling focuses on addressing a deep sadness coming from the end of a relationship, a life, or a state of being. It’s that safe person, space and time to move through the grief and, when ready, open up to what’s next in life. And, trust me, there is another chapter in your life when the grief is processed.

Call us today at Thriveworks Tucson to find that safe place to get grief counseling in Tucson. We offer evening and weekend sessions, and we accept most major insurances.

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 Arizona therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Hear from our clients

4.5 Thriveworks Tucson reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I've enjoyed my time and experience with Paulina. She's professional, informative and engaging. She took the time to ask necessary questions to understand my situation and symptoms. Paulina prescribed medication that has helped me manage my symptoms and I'm extremely grateful. This medication has helped more than anything I've ever tried, and her support has allowed me to gain mental clarity and my self-confidence back. I HIGHLY recommend Paulina and am grateful for her time.
Read more I've enjoyed my time and experience with Paulina. She's professional, informative and engaging. She took the time to ask necessary questions to understand my situation and symptoms. Paulina prescribed medication that has helped me manage my symptoms and I'm extremely grateful. This medication has helped more than anything I've ever tried, and her support has allowed me to gain mental clarity and my self-confidence back. I HIGHLY recommend Paulina and am grateful for her time.
Tucson Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Paulina has been awesome. She is a pleasure to talk to and work with.
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
Mrs. Paulina has been one of the few psychiatrists thats Actually cared about the follow-through process. Very professional, helpful, humble, and supportive. Thank you Thrive-works.
Read more Mrs. Paulina has been one of the few psychiatrists thats Actually cared about the follow-through process. Very professional, helpful, humble, and supportive. Thank you Thrive-works.
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
I've been a client at Thriveworks now for at least 6 months now and I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised. In this day and age where access to affordable Healthcare is a scarcity, Thriveworks has giving me some hope. Overall, Thriveworks has proven to be affordable and effective as well as reliable and responsive. My counselor Bridget has helped me open up and is teaching me coping skills and boundary setting and I feel as though I have already grown both mentally and emotionally in just these past 6 months. Bridget is reliable, a great listener and gives honest, insightful feedback along with healthy suggestions on how I might handkerchief things better the next time. Since being a patient of Bridget, I often now stop myself from my old unhealthy ways of doing things, taking a moment to reflect on what I'm learning from her and then move forward in a more positive healthy way with whatever issue I was struggling with. As for my therapist Paulina, she too had proven to me that she is listening, genuinely cares and wants to help me. As a former pharmacy tech and now a licensed nurse, it is apparent to me that Paulina is very knowledgeable when it comes to prescribing meds and puts effort and thought into helping her patients. Since being a client of Paulina, I now finally have my anxiety under control. I finally feel relief! Finding relief from my anxiety is something I have found to be a major challenge for many years with previous psych drs. I'm grateful I have found both Bridget and Paulina!
Read more I've been a client at Thriveworks now for at least 6 months now and I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised. In this day and age where access to affordable Healthcare is a scarcity, Thriveworks has giving me some hope. Overall, Thriveworks has proven to be affordable and effective as well as reliable and responsive. My counselor Bridget has helped me open up and is teaching me coping skills and boundary setting and I feel as though I have already grown both mentally and emotionally in just these past 6 months. Bridget is reliable, a great listener and gives honest, insightful feedback along with healthy suggestions on how I might handkerchief things better the next time. Since being a patient of Bridget, I often now stop myself from my old unhealthy ways of doing things, taking a moment to reflect on what I'm learning from her and then move forward in a more positive healthy way with whatever issue I was struggling with. As for my therapist Paulina, she too had proven to me that she is listening, genuinely cares and wants to help me. As a former pharmacy tech and now a licensed nurse, it is apparent to me that Paulina is very knowledgeable when it comes to prescribing meds and puts effort and thought into helping her patients. Since being a client of Paulina, I now finally have my anxiety under control. I finally feel relief! Finding relief from my anxiety is something I have found to be a major challenge for many years with previous psych drs. I'm grateful I have found both Bridget and Paulina!
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
Easy to make appointments and genuinely care for patients well being.
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
Blanca worked in our school as a school counselor and working with students in K-8th grade in a 1:1 setting. She worked with students who came from diverse backgrounds: divorced parents, incarcerated parents, no parents, homelessness, etc. The students she met with maintained a noticeably strengthened sense of self. Blanca also helped these students to develop strong coping skills in order to help the students self regulate throughout the school day. We would be happy to have her work in our school again.
Read more Blanca worked in our school as a school counselor and working with students in K-8th grade in a 1:1 setting. She worked with students who came from diverse backgrounds: divorced parents, incarcerated parents, no parents, homelessness, etc. The students she met with maintained a noticeably strengthened sense of self. Blanca also helped these students to develop strong coping skills in order to help the students self regulate throughout the school day. We would be happy to have her work in our school again.
Tucson Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Therapist Erica Wagner helped my children and I through the most difficult time in our lives. Her genuine compassion and dedication to helping others is reflected in her work. I am very grateful for all the support she has provided.
Read more Therapist Erica Wagner helped my children and I through the most difficult time in our lives. Her genuine compassion and dedication to helping others is reflected in her work. I am very grateful for all the support she has provided.
Tucson Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Erica Wagner is an exceptional therapist and person. Her understanding, caring, funny, and welcoming nature made my recovery process so much easier to cope with over the years. I came out of each session feeling validated of my emotions and learning something new each time. She has truly helped me change my life. I highly recommend Erica to anyone seeking mental health guidance!
Read more Erica Wagner is an exceptional therapist and person. Her understanding, caring, funny, and welcoming nature made my recovery process so much easier to cope with over the years. I came out of each session feeling validated of my emotions and learning something new each time. She has truly helped me change my life. I highly recommend Erica to anyone seeking mental health guidance!
Tucson Feb 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tucson is located on Wetmore Road between N Stone Ave and N 1st Ave. We are inside the Arizona Complete Health building, sharing the building with Psomas and Cenpatico Integrated Care, among other businesses. Our building is located next door to Funtasticks Family Fun Park and in the same parking lot as The UPS Store.

Phone number

(520) 231-2358

Languages spoken by AZ providers

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