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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 West Bloomfield, 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 Thriveworks provider at Thriveworks in West Bloomfield, 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 and Loss Counseling in West Bloomfield, MI—Oakland Grief Counselors

Have you ever lost a loved one? Have you ever been fired from a job that was dear to your heart? Have you have ever had to put a beloved pet down? These are all tough losses that can be absolutely devastating. In all of these scenarios, you’re forced to let go of an important someone or something that you love. Additionally, you’re flooded with difficult emotions like sadness, anger, fear, even confusion. And you have no choice but to accept and work through them.

The good news is that you don’t have to work through these emotions or grieve your loss alone. There are medical professionals who specialize in helping people just like you to grieve their heartbreaking losses. This process might involve confronting those difficult emotions we just listed, accepting the loss, learning new coping tools, and ultimately figuring out how to live happily again.

If you have recently lost a beloved friend or family member, job, or pet, be sure to get the help you need to heal properly. If you are in West Bloomfield, MI or the Oakland County area, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks West Bloomfield—these professionals have the skills, training, and experience to guide you through your grief and offer you essential support during this hard time. If you’re interested in hearing more about grief counseling or you’re ready to schedule an appointment, give Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland a call at (248) 716-7057.

What Are the 5 Stages of Grief?

There are five stages of grief that help to explain this process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. As Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler explained in their book On Grief and Grieving, “The five stages of grief are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. Not everyone goes through all of them or in a prescribed order.” That said, let’s understand these stages of grief a little better:

  1. Denial: This stage is characterized by avoidance, confusion, and fear. In this stage, an individual might deny the loss or avoid confronting the reality of their loss head on.
  2. Anger: This stage is characterized by frustration and irritation. The individual is angry that their loved one has “left them” or that they have been fired from their job.
  3. Bargaining: In this stage, an individual struggles to come to terms with their loss and needs extra support from others.
  4. Depression: In this stage, one might feel overwhelmed, helpless, and/or hostile. They sink into a deep despair as a result of their loss.
  5. Acceptance: In this last stage, the individual begins to accept the loss and takes important steps that allow him or her to move on with their lives.

Again, these stages are meant to explain different elements of the grieving process. They do not represent a linear timeline of what one might experience as the result of a loss. Now, if you find yourself struggling after a tough loss, that’s all you need to reach out for help. Losing a loved one is often one of the hardest experiences in life, and you need all of the support you can get. Let a grief counselor at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland County provide you with that support and more.

Work with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland

The grief counselors at Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland County are caring medical professionals who want to make a big difference in your life. They know just how hard it can be to accept a heartbreaking loss and move on with your life afterward. They also know how to help you through the grieving process and toward a happy, healthy you again.

Are you looking for Oakland therapy? If you are grieving the loss of a loved one (or you’re devastated by another loss), give Thriveworks West Bloomfield in Oakland County a call at (248) 716-7057. A scheduling specialist will answer your call and assist you in scheduling an appointment that’s convenient for you. We have flexible appointments to choose from, including evenings and weekends. We look forward to your call.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our West Bloomfield therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at West Bloomfield
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 Thriveworks West Bloomfield reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I spoke with a great Therapist who was very professional and engaging. I had some questions but am not in a position to book just yet and and she took the time to answer my questions and give me some guidance. Her name was Kenya Marion and I look forward to booking sessions with her when I am able. I thank her for her time.
Read more I spoke with a great Therapist who was very professional and engaging. I had some questions but am not in a position to book just yet and and she took the time to answer my questions and give me some guidance. Her name was Kenya Marion and I look forward to booking sessions with her when I am able. I thank her for her time.
West Bloomfield Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I have known Andrea Golden for over 5 years. She is one of the most loving and kind person i know. She is well educated and takes pride in her work. I can't say enough good things about her. My 3 year old son loves her. You guys are lucky to have her!
Read more I have known Andrea Golden for over 5 years. She is one of the most loving and kind person i know. She is well educated and takes pride in her work. I can't say enough good things about her. My 3 year old son loves her. You guys are lucky to have her!
West Bloomfield Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Andrea for many years. She is nurturing, honest and an advocate for all! Andrea is a wonderful person to have in your corner.
Read more I have known Andrea for many years. She is nurturing, honest and an advocate for all! Andrea is a wonderful person to have in your corner.
West Bloomfield Aug 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Bloomfield is located at 7439 Middlebelt Rd Suite 3, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322, near the intersection of N. Pebblecreek Rd.

Phone number

(248) 609-3466

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