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1,662 people sought grief & loss counseling help at Virginia Beach 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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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
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As someone who has over 20 years in recovery and lost a significant number of family members and friends I am extremely sensitive to the painful yet r... As someone who has over 20 years in recovery and lost a significant number of family members and friends I am extremely sensitive to the painful yet rewarding process of change. Read more

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Women’s Issues, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression

I meet my clients where they are and stay by their side through the challenges of a difficult time.

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Therapy is a journey, not a destination. It is about learning and growing, and it is a process that never ends.

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Counseling is like a mirror, and my job is to pull out and reflect the qualities already within you for you to see more clearly.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Stress, Women’s Issues, Divorce / Breakup, Addiction, Eating Disorder, +4 more

I want my clients to know that their story is important and give them empathy and hope that things can get better.

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 Virginia Beach, 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 Thriveworks provider at Thriveworks in Virginia Beach, 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?

Grief Counseling in Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)—Grief Counselors and Therapists

Grief can take on an appearance of sadness, anger, confusion, regret, and many other difficult emotions. Additionally, it can make day to day tasks or responsibilities tough to complete, from going to work to just getting out of bed in the morning. If your grief is affecting everyday functioning, you might need a little extra help and support during this difficult time. The good news is there are professionals who specialize in helping people cope with their loss and grieve properly.

If you are struggling after losing a beloved friend, family member, or pet, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). These grief experts will ensure that you process your emotions, help you cope with the heartbreaking news, and offer you unending support. You can schedule a grief counseling appointment today by calling (757) 347-3155.

What Thoughts and Feelings Come with Grief? How Am I Supposed to Feel?

We often loop sadness in with grief, but the truth is that there is a range of emotions one might experience after losing a loved one—and all of these emotions are normal. In addition to sadness, one might experience anger, confusion, regret, frustration, or fear. You might even bounce between these emotions over time, as you process and heal from the loss.

Our thought process can also change throughout our grieving process. One might focus on how the individual lost lived a happy and fulfilled life; or, they might enter a more troubled state of mind that focuses on everything they should have said to the individual that they now don’t have the chance to. And, of course, our behaviors can change as we experience these varying emotions and thoughts. One day you might bury yourself in school or work; the next, you might need to take a mental health day and stay home from school or work.

The grieving process is different for every single individual. It’s important that you don’t push down your emotions but instead allow yourself to move through them in order to heal properly. We know this isn’t easy—a grief counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck can help.

How Does Grief Counseling Work?

The Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) grief counselors know that grieving is a personal, delicate process. Some of the clients they see are overwhelmed with sadness and anger, while others feel guilty or even relieved. They will assess your specific state and needs, and then help you through your grieving process. Additionally, they’ll help you move forward with your life without the individual lost. This is often the most difficult part of the grieving process, but our grief counselors will provide you with the support you need.

Here at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck), our grief counselors will also take note of your culture and/or your religion, to decide how to best help you with your loss. They’ll keep these important elements in mind as they assess your emotions and how your loss is affecting you. The main goal remains: to help you grieve well and move forward.

Schedule Grief Counseling at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)

If a friend, family member, or pet has recently passed, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). Your grief counselor can help you work through all of the emotions that accompany your loss and eventually take the next step forward.

Call (757) 347-3155 to schedule a grief counseling appointment. Our counselors offer extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends to best accommodate our clients’ busy schedules. Call us today or go online to get 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 Virginia Beach therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia 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 Virginia Beach
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist Patricia Colby. She is so easy to talk to, and has a flexible schedule. She is understanding and really puts you at ease.
Read more I really like my therapist Patricia Colby. She is so easy to talk to, and has a flexible schedule. She is understanding and really puts you at ease.
Danielle Feb 2024
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is by far the best counselor that I have ever experienced. He is kind, compassionate and caring. He heard every word I would say and gave me so many tools that I use to this day to cope with my past struggles. He takes his time to not only listen, but to respond in the most caring way. I will forever be grateful for all he did for my family and I.
Read more John McAnulty is by far the best counselor that I have ever experienced. He is kind, compassionate and caring. He heard every word I would say and gave me so many tools that I use to this day to cope with my past struggles. He takes his time to not only listen, but to respond in the most caring way. I will forever be grateful for all he did for my family and I.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Read more John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve known John McAnulty for several years now. He is a compassionate man and is extremely skilled in putting you at ease in the very first meeting. He helped my husband (and myself) through a very rough time. I am forever grateful to him
Read more I’ve known John McAnulty for several years now. He is a compassionate man and is extremely skilled in putting you at ease in the very first meeting. He helped my husband (and myself) through a very rough time. I am forever grateful to him
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
John was so kind and compassionate . He thoroughly helped me walk through my grief issues in a sensitive and kind manner . I was so grateful for his caring a and compassion at such a very trying Time
Read more John was so kind and compassionate . He thoroughly helped me walk through my grief issues in a sensitive and kind manner . I was so grateful for his caring a and compassion at such a very trying Time
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
John has not only been my counselor for many years but a true friend. He has great empathy for others especially people suffering from substance abuse. I have had hundreds of hours of counseling over the years and John would be my unequivocal top pick.
Read more John has not only been my counselor for many years but a true friend. He has great empathy for others especially people suffering from substance abuse. I have had hundreds of hours of counseling over the years and John would be my unequivocal top pick.
Virginia Beach Oct 2021
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★★★★★
It is very easy communicating with John McAnulty. He is empathetic and nonjudgmental. His understanding nature allows a peaceful sense of gratification.
Read more It is very easy communicating with John McAnulty. He is empathetic and nonjudgmental. His understanding nature allows a peaceful sense of gratification.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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★★★★★
John McAnulty is extremely compassionate. I couldn't of asked for a better counselor. He really helped put my mind at ease. I just wanted to Thank him again.
Read more John McAnulty is extremely compassionate. I couldn't of asked for a better counselor. He really helped put my mind at ease. I just wanted to Thank him again.
Virginia Beach Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Virginia Beach is located at the intersection of Old Great Neck Rd and Kenstock Dr. We currently share the building with Chesapeake Bay Realty and across the street you will find Dominion Insurance Group and the Animal Vision Center of Virginia.

Phone number

(757) 520-1312

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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