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560 people sought grief & loss counseling help at Worcester 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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +9 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +10 more

As someone who has seen the challenges of mental health through the eyes of family members, I have a deeper understanding of how the challenges can af... As someone who has seen the challenges of mental health through the eyes of family members, I have a deeper understanding of how the challenges can affect someone and those they care about. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

Let's work together to help you meet your goals and improve your mental and emotional well being.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As a Latina, I have overcome personal obstacles in my career, personal life and I understand the hardships of work/ life balance and the need for cult... As a Latina, I have overcome personal obstacles in my career, personal life and I understand the hardships of work/ life balance and the need for cultural, strengths-based and patient-centered care and would love to assist you in overcoming similar hurdles in life successfully. Read more

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 Worcester, MA 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 Worcester, MA 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?

It feels like one moment you are together, grabbing dinner and laughing, and the next moment you are filled with sadness and pain with news that they are gone. Whether we want to or not, we will lose someone we love during our lifetime. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mom, dad, sibling, friend, co-worker, or pet, death can be hard to cope with. The pain you feel is unimaginable and it can be hard to overcome. You feel numb and like your life is moving in slow motion. Life as you knew it is gone.

It’s strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were with them. The way everything you said and did was beautiful or entertaining or important. How much you mattered. –Robin Roe

The bottom line is that grief and loss can be gut-wrenching. Getting through this tough time requires patience, support, and a lot of love. When opening up feels hard or if you don’t want to feel like a burden to others, there are grief counselors who can step in to help. Not only will grief counseling give you a way to express your feelings, but you will be given tools to use as you move forward towards a place of peace. Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester has licensed grief counselors who provide the compassionate and understanding care you may be looking for. Call (508) 409-6134 to schedule an appointment.

Symptoms of Grief: How Grief and Loss Therapy Can Help You

Grief happens differently for everyone. Some experience all of the different stages of grief rapidly while others may take months, even years, to cope with a loss. Although we think of death as the only reason to grieve, we can also grieve a lost job, a divorce, and even moving out of an old home. No matter the situation, there are resources to help you out along the way. In general, there are five stages of grief. They are:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

The way you move through the stages of grief is unique to you. It might not be as simple as it sounds. Through each stage of grief, you might feel a mix of different emotions, pain being one of the most prevalent. When it gets to be too much, we can get stuck in one of the stages without the ability to move forward towards acceptance. Because of this, it can be very hard to do alone. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, it might be worth reaching out:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • A small or weak support system
  • Numbness of emotion
  • Inability to move or get out of bed
  • Forcing busy work to distract yourself
  • Sudden changes in behavior such as mood swings, trouble sleeping, or abnormal eating habits
  • Pushing away friends or family
  • Hesitancy or fear in pursuing new relationships
  • Trouble finding joy in activities you once loved

You or a loved one may be experiencing some of these emotions and even some not listed above. Grief complicates the way we act and feel. If you are experiencing any stage of grief and feel like you can’t move on or feel some of the emotions listed, you may want to reach out to a grief counselor at Thriveworks Counseling Worcester. We are here for you no matter how big or small you think your problems are. Our goal is to guide you to a place of acceptance and happiness.

We understand it’s not easy to ask for help. We are here for you whenever you are ready.

Techniques Used in Grief Counseling

You may be wondering how a psychologist could help you grieve. Thriveworks Worcester has some techniques that can be used to help. Our psychologists are highly skilled in this field and have the skills needed to offer you compassionate and thorough care. Some of our specialty techniques include:

  • Talk therapy
  • Art and music therapy
  • How to develop new relationships or rekindle old ones
  • Adapting to a new role
  • Exercise therapy
  • Managing changes in behavior
  • Coping tools
  • Reaching out to friends and family

We are a client-oriented practice. That means that your unique situation and personality are crucial to the way we provide you care. It also allows our psychologists to connect with you on a deeper level and provide you with more meaningful relationships. If something isn’t working for you, we can change it. No matter what, we have your back.

Schedule an Appointment with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks in Worcester, MA

Navigating loss can feel like you are swimming in murky water–it’s hard to see, you don’t know which way is up, and you wish you could get out of it. A grief counselor’s mission is to help their client effectively navigate through a difficult time to live a happier, healthier life.

If you think you could benefit from grief counseling, schedule an appointment with Thriveworks in Worcester. You can book online through our online booking portal or by calling our office at (508) 409-6134. We have flexible scheduling options and online appointments available. Our goal is to work with your schedule so you can get the help you need when you need it.

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 Worcester therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Worcester
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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I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Read more I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Jim Jan 2024
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Everyone has been great
Gary Jan 2024
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Best therapist i have ever worked with!
Jerry Dec 2023
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I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Read more I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Worcester Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Read more I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Worcester Sep 2021
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★★★★★
I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Read more I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Worcester Jun 2021
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Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Read more Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Worcester Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Read more Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Worcester Mar 2021
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester is located off of Grove St. We share a building with Premier Home Healthcare Services. There is also a Sunoco located nearby.

Phone number

(508) 576-5598

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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