Individual Counseling

Full Circle, Richmond’s Most Comprehensive Grief Resource Center, is responding to the growing needs in our community by adding Individual Counseling services.  Expanding our services to include one-on-one, couple, and family counseling grows our reach of support and ensures that children and adults have a spectrum of grief support.

Grief counseling can help individuals:

  • Understand the grief and loss process more deeply and recognize that the feelings experienced are normal and natural.
  • Work through the process of grieving and the feelings of loss in a safe environment.
  • Identify the ways that life has changed and challenges experienced since the death.
  • Recognize specific parts in life where coping is difficult.
  • Identify strategies and behaviors to help one cope and re-engage in daily tasks.
  • Find comfort in positive memories without being overcome by a sense of loss.

As an organization we:

  • Strive to provide those who are grieving with a personalized approach to grief support. 
  • Work to understand a person’s current needs, offering space and a place of acceptance to work through these needs.
  • Utilize our extensive knowledge of grief and loss to help individuals move forward in their grief journey and learn to understand and accept a “new normal”.

We believe individual counseling can be a complementary service to our groups, but it may be the preferred choice instead of group work. Click below to view our staff biographies and learn more about these professionals.

Fees

Our fee for 45-minute individual counseling service is $110 per session. We have therapists who accept the following insurance and EAPS:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optima Health

A reduced self-pay rate of $75 per individual session is offered to ensure our services are accessible for most anyone.

Additional financial assistance may be available to those who qualify (based on household income).

For Couples and Family Counseling Services: The fee for 60-minute couple and/or family counseling sessions is $100 per session on a self-pay basis only.

We do not currently accept insurance for our couple and family services.  

Additional financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

Registration Process

To begin the registration process, please click on the link below. There are two steps to registration:

  1. Enter contact information to create a client portal account.
  2. Complete our intake packet found by clicking the Forms button in the top left corner. If you have any questions, please email counseling@fullcirclegc.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where does counseling take place?

These services are held at our Full Circle Grief Center, located at 10611 Patterson Avenue, Building #201, Richmond VA 23238.  This is the upstairs entrance closest to Pump Road.

What are the specialties of the practice?

Full Circle provides individual, couple, and family counseling services for children and adults dealing with grief due to the death of someone significant, traumatic grief (such as homicide, suicide, perinatal or child loss, traumatic accident, etc.), and anticipatory grief (grief associated with a life-threatening or terminal illness).

Who can utilize the individual counseling services?

Our individual counseling services are offered to anyone in the community. It is the policy of Full Circle to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability when providing services.

What ages can seek individual counseling services?

Individual counseling will be offered for children (ages 3-17) and adults.

Do you offer couples counseling?

Yes, couples and family counseling services are available upon request. These services are offered on a self-pay basis.

How do I make an appointment?

You can call Britt Cowart LCSW, our Grief Service Director, at 804-912-2947 ext 107 or email counseling@fullcirclegc.org

How will I be matched with a therapist for counseling?

Please see the professional biographies above for an introduction to our therapists who provide individual counseling.  These professionals have an extensive knowledge around grief and loss as well as traumatic grief and anticipatory grief.  Our Grief Services Director will answer your call or email, and talk with you about a good match for your current needs.  Or, you can request a specific therapist to work with, and we will do our best to meet your request.

What is the cost for individual counseling? What forms of payment do you accept?

For Individual Counseling Services, our fee for 45-minute individual counseling services is $110 per session. We have therapists who accept the following insurances and EAPS:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optima Health

The reduced self-pay rate of $75 per individual session is offered to ensure our services are accessible by anyone. Additional financial assistance is available to those who qualify (based on household income).

For Couples and Family Counseling Services, our fee for 60-minute couple and/or family counseling sessions is $100 per session on a self-pay basis only. We do not currently accept insurance for our couple and family services. Additional financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

We accept credit cards, cash, check, and HSA.

Do you accept insurance?

We accept insurance for individual services only. Many of our therapists accept Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optima Health. We hope to continue expanding both our availability and carriers. We can provide superbills to anyone interested in filing for out of network coverage from your insurance carriers if not included on the list above. Please check back for updates.

Please note, we do not accept any Medicare or Medicaid policies, including supplemental products offered from the companies listed above.

What if we cannot afford to pay for these services?

If you are in this position, please call to discuss options.

How can I submit my registration packet?

You can click the link above or email counseling@fullcirclegc.org for a paper copy. Paper copies can be returned via email, faxed to 804-591-0718, or dropped off at our office at 10611 Patterson Avenue, Bldg 201, Richmond, VA 23238 (door slot available for after hours drop-off).

If you have a question that was not answered above, please email counseling@fullcirclegc.org.