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

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

Losing someone you love is one of the most painful experiences known to humanity. Some people are lucky to keep their loved ones close until they grow older, while others experience loss at a young age. Either way, we all eventually fall victim to a heartbreaking loss and are left to cope without our beloved friend, family member, or pet.

“Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” –Alphonse de Lamartine

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 to find a day and time that works for you to come in for your first appointment. We look forward to it.

Thriveworks Counseling Virginia Beach (Great Neck)

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John McAnulty

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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.
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Grief Counselor

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John McAnulty is a compassionate and caring counselor. Very understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Compassion at its best

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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
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Helpful

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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
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John Mcanulty

★★★★★
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.
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John

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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.
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John McAnulty is an excellent counselor!

★★★★★
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.
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Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

★★★★★
Liz Malin is such a hard-working and caring therapist who is constantly trying to improve her practices.
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Outpatient

★★★★★
Stefanie Newman is a very understanding therapist and is always available to listen to my needs and concerns.
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Compassionate

★★★★★
This review is specifically for Stefanie Newman. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Newman, on several occasions, and she is compassionate and is understanding individual. She is always willing to be helpful. She is a cool therapist and a overall wonderful person.
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Feeeling Powerful

★★★★★
Ashly is warm, mindful, positive, nonjudgmental, and honors each person throughout the session. She creates a safe environment that promotes reflection, empathy, compassion, active listening, and growth. You will leave each session feeling stronger, empowered, and with more clarity. Ashly makes you feel that your more than just a name in her appointment book, your a person.
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Counseling with Keshanda Garland

★★★★★
My session with Ms. Garland focused on identifying my life events and how they impacted how I previously dealt with diagnosed type 1 bipolar disorder. She listened and engaged with me as I vocalized my immediate fear and overwhelming stressors. Ms. Garland sat with me to customize coping skills for my triggers, including mania during parenting young children and going through a divorce. I have more confidence in how I’ll handle these problems with continuing with the aid of my prescriptions medicines. Thank you! Highly recommend for a compassionate and personal experience.
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Ms

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Keshanda was very professional and helpful! I would definitely recommend her!
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Mandy Donnelly

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I was Mandy's supervisor as she was starting her venture as a newly licensed therapist. You would never know Mandy was just beginning. She has an ease and approach that all of her clients and co-workers responded to with delight. She has an amazing, confident air that is refreshing as a supervisor and receptive as a client. She is a breath of fresh air and you are lucky to have her!
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James Martin, LPC

★★★★★
I highly recommend James Martin, LPC, at the VB Great Neck location. He is an empathetic listener who will give you tools that actually work to overcome challenges and situations in your life. I had both in-person and online counseling with James and I can see real, positive changes as a result - so worth it!
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Review for Mandy Donnelly

★★★★★
I worked with Mandy Donnelly for nearly two years in community mental health. She is among the top therapists with whom I have worked with in 20+ years of practice. She does such a great job of connecting and building relationships with children, adolescents, and adults, leading to lasting change. She is also so energetic and a lot of fun. I would definitely send my own children to Mandy!
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Mandy Donnelly

★★★★★
I worked with Mandy as a counselor in New York. She is one of the most caring, calm and empathetic individuals I have ever met. She always worked to do the best for her client. She always provided great supervision and feedback for her peers. She is overfilled with empathy for every person she meets in every situation. She is truly and inspiration for me in my counseling career.
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