Grief or Loss

Grief and loss are a part of the human condition. Grief is typically considered to be brought on by the death of a loved one, but can also be triggered by any significant life-altering loss (such as a divorce or the loss of a job). Grief is a natural response to loss, but that doesn’t make it easy to deal with.  Symptoms of grief may include sadness, loneliness, anger, denial, depression and a myriad of other thoughts and feelings.  There is no “normal” amount of time for grief to pass, but if you find that your grief is not improving over time or that it is interfering with your everyday life, you may want to consider seeking professional help. A qualified grief counselor can help you to cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s grief experts today.

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No matter the loss, it is important to know your grief is individual. We will explore styles of grief, factors which impact our loss experience, secondary losses, coping skills, and finding a new normal.

— Monica Cagayat, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bothell, WA

Grief and loss will touch all of us at some point, but each person's experience is unique. My experience supporting clients in the loss of a partner, child, or other family member (including the pets that many people call family), allows me to provide a safe and judgement-free environment. Life will never be the same, but I can help you in finding ways to cope with your loss.

— Lee Padden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Temecula, CA

The grief process is disorienting, non linear and, often, lonely. But it's also profoundly natural. The work of grief is holding space for all the emotions and memories to show up as they need to, and to do so with enough internal safety to not become lost. Grief is exhausting and profoundly meaningful work.

— Ryan Chambers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have completed specialized coursework in grief and loss and have worked with clients who needed grief counseling.

— Chanel Brown, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

No two grief and loss journeys are the same. Still, as a person who has experienced significant and traumatic loss of a family member, I can at least begin to know where you may be coming from. We are in the same woods, even if we may be in different "necks," so to speak. In addition to the lived experience I bring to session, I have taken additional training on grief/loss work which further influences my therapeutic approach for both individual and group therapy services.

— Brittany Bate, Psychologist in , NC

The grief that often accompanies a loved one’s death, loss of relationship, change in health status, big move, change in work, or other significant life event can easily become overwhelming. Sadness is common, but anger, guilt, regret, disbelief, and other emotions are also common and make sense in the face of grief. I provide space for you to explore how to integrate such losses into your understanding of yourself and figure out how to move forward with life when you’re ready.

— Augustin Kendall, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I believe that grief is a journey that is unique to all of us, and that there is no right or wrong way grieve. I will provide a safe space for you to share your unique experience with grief as we explore your own grief process.

— Mindy Robbins, Clinical Social Worker in Phoenix, AZ

My primary area of experience is grief and loss due to the death of someone in your life. However, I have also worked with clients experiencing death of a pet, miscarriage, or grief from a divorce/end of a relationship. I find this to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job and I am humbled to be part of such an important and sensitive part of your journey.

— Amy Ruesche, Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

Losing someone or grieving a relationship is hard! It really hurts and it feels we are not going to see the light again. It turns life upside down. You feel lost and don't know if you are capable of moving on. Those are the moments in life where we need someone to just be there for us, to hold the space to grief, to feel the feelings. It's hard and it is also possible! In therapy, you learn how you can continue to have a meaningful life while honoring what you've lost.

— Bruna M. Lupo, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL

I have counseled and trained in grief therapy. I believe Grief is part of life and constantly changes us. I help clients realize coping and healing strategies to use for a lifetime. I have education credits in Grief therapy and continue learning.

— Anita Van Dyke, Counselor

Survivors of suicide loss. It hurts. You feel like you're hurting alone, but you know you're not. You feel like you're responsible in some way, but you know you're not. Everyday, you worry and mull over questions like "Why?" and "What if...?". You've lost someone before, but not like this. Losing someone to death by suicide feels intense because it is. You're still alive, and maybe even that alone makes you feel guilty. We know what it's like. Verve is grieving with you.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I've volunteered in groups and camps with Hope Hospice to help bereaved kids and families. We've done this at overnight weekend events and through regular recurring meetings in the office. I recognize many other losses in addition to death. And I can often help adults understand how loss impacts everything through the child's eyes.

— Joy Cannon, Counselor in Austin, TX

Grief is part of the human experience and it is something we all experiences at various points in life. It is painful, yet beautiful at the same time. As a former Hospice bereavement counselor, I have sat with clients in all different points of the grief process and I understand what the journey looks like. People often have a hard time relying on their support systems during grief. I'd like to help you cope with your loss and give you support as you walk through your own grief journey.

— Christine Tomasello, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Grief is a reaction to any form of loss that encompass a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger, and the process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another. Grief therapy is intended to help the client grieve in a healthy manner, to understand and cope with the emotions they experience, and to ultimately find a way to move on.

— Joyce Fusek, Psychologist in ,

During my career, I have given a lot of professional support to clients who have been faced with complicated and uncomplicated grief reactions. I am particularly interested in assisting with spousal loss or grief tied to the pandemic. Clients are invited to go on a journey through grief at their own pace. I will never give clients the message that working through grief has to be done in a certain timeframe. As many have experienced firsthand, grief does not have an expiration date.

— Erin Blasdel-Gebelin, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

I've worked with clients on a variety of grief and loss scenarios, from parental loss to loss of employment. I've worked for 30+ years on my own complicated grief & loss in psychoanalysis.

— Anne Crawford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Grief and loss can have a significant impact on every aspect of an individual's life, health, and psyche. Often, those experiencing loss are expected to grieve and then "move on" and "let go," often without the understanding that the experience of losing a loved one has life long effects. I provide a welcoming, supportive, and non-judgmental environment conducive to the processing of loss and grief and have experience with the complicated feelings and grief associated with traumatic loss.

— Erica Zapata Gonzalez, Clinical Psychologist in Modesto, CA