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7,361 people sought grief & loss counseling help in Florida in the last year

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What is your go-to approach for grief & loss counseling?

Stacey: My approach to helping people with grief and loss is meeting the client were they are at in their grief.

Debra Rose: My go-to approach for helping people in grief & loss counseling is to use the 5 Stages of Grief developed by Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross. I find the best benefit in this approach because I can target the stage the client is in presently, develop a treatment plan based on that stage, and then move forward.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

Stacey: I teach the following tools in grief and loss therapy:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: Understanding where the client's foundational thinking started, breaking down distorted thoughts, understanding automatic thoughts are not true, and changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts.
  • Mindfulness: Learning how to stay in the present moment by being mindful of your surroundings. This technique helps slow down the brain to eliminate racing thoughts and decrease anxious feelings.
  • Explaining the stages of grief: Helping the client identify which stage they are in, whether it be anger, bargaining, guilt, depression, denial, shock, or acceptance.

Debra Rose: I teach the following tools in grief & loss counseling. They are the 5 stages of grief:

  • Denial: The client does not believe their loved one has passed.
  • Anger: The client is angry at everyone or a higher power that this has happened.
  • Bargaining: The client wants to make a deal with the higher power. This is done to try to bring their loved one back.
  • Depression: The client experiences the loss profoundly and may not eat or sleep. Or the opposite may occur.
  • Acceptance: The client goes through the stages and finally accepts the loss.
I find out what stage the client is in and work through the stage with them.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in grief & loss counseling?

Stacey: I know a client is making meaningful progress in grief and loss therapy through client reports and hearing how the client is talking about the loss.

Debra Rose: I know a client is making meaningful progress in grief & loss counseling when they can show that they have moved through a stage and their actions have changed. For example, they start eating and sleeping again.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement grief & loss counseling?

Stacey: Clients can supplement their time in grief and loss therapy by using material and listening to podcasts discussed in the session. The best supplement is practicing the tools the client learns in sessions and understanding it takes time to heal.

Debra Rose: Clients can supplement their time in grief & loss counseling by looking at YouTube videos I have selected for them and also filling out pre-selected worksheets on this topic. We can then discuss the videos and worksheets in a session.

What should someone do to prepare for starting grief & loss counseling?

Stacey: To prepare for your first grief and loss session, you can remind yourself that this is the therapist's job: to help you to be open and honest.

Debra Rose: To prepare for their first grief & loss counseling session, the client can write a short paragraph about what their recent experience has been about this loss, or they can create a short audio tape explaining what happened in their own words.

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 Palm Beach, FL 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 Palm Beach, FL 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.

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 West Palm Beach therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at West Palm 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

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My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Read more My therapist, Kathy, is fabulous and very patient with me. I feel amazing each time I get off line from her - baby steps !!
Linda Feb 2024
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Jessica Campbell is amazing. I would highly recommend her.
John Feb 2024
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Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Read more Thanks for the convenience of services and matching with a Christian Therapist Kathy is wonderful!
Kim Feb 2024
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She is an amazing therapist very easy to talk to
Kim Jan 2024
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Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
Read more Jason Weed is amazingly passionate and dedicated to his clients. If you’ve had even the tiniest inkling that Jason would be a good fit for you, go with it & go with Jason
West Palm Beach Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
Read more Jason Weed is one of the most compassionate therapist that I have known. He is attentive to his patients/clients and adjust his therapeutic style to meet the needs of each and everyone of his patients/clients. Jason is a well rounded therapist who is educated in EDMR therapy. Jason is also passionate and knowledgeable in the LBGBTQIA plus community.
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Read more Jason is so warm and welcoming to everyone he works with. He is versed in a multitude of therapeutic techniques and approaches to counseling and has experience working with teens and adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. He helps educate me with planning and preparation for better handling of daily stressful situations both in and out of the workplace. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
West Palm Beach Jul 2021
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Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
Read more Melanie provides exceptional services! I truly appreciate all that she does. She is caring, professional, and goes far and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Melanie for all you do!
West Palm Beach May 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry West Palm Beach is located near the intersection of Australian Ave and Belvedere Rd, just west of Interstate 95. Our office shares a building with Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central, as well as Romano Law Group, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Australian Ave at Belvedere Rd.

Phone number

(561) 903-2450

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
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