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Would you like for me to be a helping hand in guiding you through a difficult time?

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As a working woman, mother, and wife, I understand the difficulty in balancing work, life responsibilities, and stress while still valuing your person... As a working woman, mother, and wife, I understand the difficulty in balancing work, life responsibilities, and stress while still valuing your personal interests and goals. Read more

Suzanne Hillin

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

My go-to approach for helping people in grief & loss counseling is using the work of the Grief Recovery Handook by John James and Russell Friedman, along with using evidence from brain studies on how the brain resolves grief and loss.

What tools do you teach in grief & loss counseling?

I teach cognitive challenging and reframing, how to navigate the thoughts and emotions of grief, and finding ways to honor the loss.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in grief & loss counseling when a client reports they are less upset and when they can talk about their loss more easily, with fondness and gratitude, rather than pain and regret.

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

Clients can supplement their time in grief counseling with positive self-care.

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

To prepare for their first grief counseling session, an individual can plan their self-care, have some tissues on hand, and know that it is a privilege to join them in this journey.

Starting Grief counseling

What is Grief counseling?

Grief 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. Grief counselors have specific experience, training, and skills that enable them to best-support grieving individuals.

How does Grief counseling work?

Grief 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 grief counselor will design your treatment plan around your unique needs and goals for therapy, applying the counseling techniques that best support them. It may take place as individual-counseling or a form of group therapy such as Family therapy.

Is Grief counseling conducted in person or online?

Grief counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Grief counseling last?

For many, grief 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?

Losing someone or something we love is one of the most painful experiences known to man. Often, grief comes as the result of losing a loved one—a beloved friend or family member. However, it can also come as the result of losing a beloved thing, such as one’s job or career. In either instance, receiving news of the loss can be crushing—it can cause one’s heart to sink, it can cause an influx of painful emotions, and it can cause one to question life as they know it.

Grief and loss isn’t something that’s meant to be managed alone. It’s critically important that we obtain all of the love and support we can get during this time. If you’ve recently lost a friend, family member, pet, or job, don’t shy away from the support of your loved ones. Welcome their help and support—and if you need additional assistance, consider working with a grief counselor. Grief counselors specialize in helping people grieve painful losses and move forward with their lives.

“Grief never ends… but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” –Elizabeth I

Thriveworks Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC can provide you with grief counseling as soon as today or tomorrow. Our grief counselors and therapists are dedicated professionals: Not only do they have the knowledge, the training, and the experience to help, but they truly care about your wellbeing and want to help you get through this most difficult time. To begin working with a grief therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Forsyth County, just call (336) 231-3071. Our scheduling team will help you get set up for your first session, on a day and at a time that works well for you. We have evening and weekend availability, as well as normal daytime sessions.

What Are Grief Symptoms?

As we mentioned earlier, grief can trigger a bout of painful emotions. It can trigger other emotional, mental, and physical reactions as well. If you’re going through a difficult time due to a loss, it’s important that you know it is normal to experience a range of emotions, thoughts, even physical responses to the loss. Here are a few grief symptoms that are commonly experienced:

  • Painful emotions like anger, guilt, despair, numbness
  • Difficulty concentrating, at work, school, or otherwise
  • Sleep changes, such as trouble falling asleep
  • Tiredness, exhaustion, fatigue
  • Aches and pains, especially headaches and stomachaches
  • Feeling lost and empty
  • Muscle tension
  • Changes in weight and appetite

Additionally, you might be preoccupied with thoughts about your loss. You might long to spend more time alone or, on the other hand, cling to loved ones for their support. You might become more aggressive and incite fights with others; or, you might even blame others (or yourself) for your loss.

Everyone’s experience with grief is different. Again, be sure to get the appropriate help and support during this time. Loved ones can certainly help, but you might find that you need a little professional help. If that’s the case, know that there are grief counselors at Thriveworks who are more than happy to talk with you. 

What Is Grief Counseling? How Can It Help?

Simply put, grief counseling is a mental health service that helps individuals process and grieve their loss in a healthy manner. When we lose a beloved friend, family, pet, or job, we can quickly begin to feel depressed and lonely. A grief counselor can help us understand our grief symptoms, from these painful emotions to the physical changes we might experience.

Grief counselors also function to provide us with the tools for coping during this painful period. They can offer tips for channeling our emotions into a creative outlet instead of bottling them up inside. They can also encourage us to talk to our loved ones about our loss, join support groups, or otherwise mourn our loss properly.

Meet with a Forsyth County Grief Counselor at Thriveworks in Winston-Salem

Grief counseling at Thriveworks in Forsyth County is here to provide you with guidance and support during what is one of the most painful experiences we are forced to endure. Our grief counselors want to help you process your loss, grieve your lost loved one (or thing) properly, and figure out how to move forward from here.

To schedule a grief counseling session, simply call (336) 231-3071. You may have you first appointment within 24 hours of your call. We’ll do everything we can to get you in right away, to begin the grief and healing process.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Winston-Salem therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Winston-Salem
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

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Clifford Feb 2024
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My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Read more My Therapist Sara M. is an amazing Therapist. She is an excellent listener, coach, and is very attentive to the needs of the patient. I was able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to connect with prior therapist. I am truly grateful to have found Thrivewoks and their referral to Sara M.
Gloria Feb 2024
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Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Read more Customer service was horrible! All I simply wanted to do was update my insurance and the process was extremely frustrating
Shereen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Read more Suzanne is an excellent therapist. She is professional, listens intently and cares about my well being. I could write much more, and suffice to say that she’s simply the best!!!
Sandra Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Great experience with Suzanne Hillin
Clifford Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Read more I’ve worked side-by-side with Suzanne Hillin on the frontlines of addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness for several years. Her knowledge of her profession runs deep, as well as her warmth, care, and concern for her clients. She’s the counselor you’ll want in your corner when facing any kind of challenge life throws your way.
Winston-Salem Jan 2022
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★★★★★
Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Read more Suzanne gave creative ideas for situations to be applied. She showed care and concern. I have recommended her to others.
Winston-Salem Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Read more Kysha Duncan is an awesome therapist. She shows empathy and compassion, as well as professionalism. She's a therapist that you don't mind talking to about anything because you know you won't be judged. She has her own unique way of empowering you towards your journey of healthy mental health.
Winston-Salem Mar 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Winston-Salem is located off Country Club Rd between Greenwich Road and S Stratford Rd, in the Highland Plaza building. Across the street you will see the Winston-Salem Fire Station and we currently share the building with PNC Bank.

Phone number

(336) 203-8853

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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