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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Grief is my jam! While honoring your unique experience, I help you sort out the tangled mess of emotions grief has left you in, find creative ways to honor your loved one while still feeling connected to them, and learn how on Earth (pun intended) to rebuild your life without your loved one being physically present. Ready to begin finding strength again during the midst of this struggle? You, courageous human, have come to the right place!

— Dr. Nichole Vincent, Clinical Psychologist

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

Losing someone can be the one of the hardest transitions that you will go through in life. Unfortunately, everyone in your life has a 100% chance of dying and you will at some point experience the pain of grief and loss. As a certified Grief Recovery specialist, I have worked with clients in this difficult phase in their life to move forward and continue living productive lives. When you lose someone, you don't move on from that person, you move forward with that person in a different capacity.

— Leon Banister, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami, FL

I served as an intern at a hospice while still in school and felt that I found a certain calling in my life. There is a great honor in being able to be present for someone when they are going through such a painful transition as losing a loved one. I have done individual work as well as have led multiple groups for specific populations (spouses, parents, etc.) of those grieving.

— Alejandro Rodriguez, Mental Health Counselor in Lake Mary, FL

I received grief training during my internship at Agape Hospice. I worked with individuals who had experienced the death or impending death of a loved one and it was an honor to work with clients who were grieving.

— Mary Ann Wertz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

It hurts. Experiences of grief may vary although it's common to experience "The Five Stages of Grief" like Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. "The Sixth Stage of Grief" - Finding Meaning - "can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience". Either way you slice it, we know loss and we're ready to hold space for you.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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

The last thing that anyone wants to go through is death or loss. If you’re wondering how you are going to face tomorrow, cope with shattered dreams, or feel like you can’t do this on your own, you are not alone. We will work on processing any unresolved expectations, traumatic memories, emotional distress, reducing anxiety , exploring feelings of guilt, discussing beliefs of shame, and establishing routines.

— April Thomas-Kenney, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Morgan, CO

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

I am a certified grief counseling specialist and actively work with clients who have experienced the passing of a loved one or having experienced a range of other losses such as loss of job, divorce, break-up of a relationship/friendship, among other issues. Each loss is experienced differently by each person and will require a unique approach.

— Ambre Hriso, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bayonne, NJ

I completed my entire counseling training working within the cancer/chronic illness field and continue to do so. Grief and loss is an essential part of a process and have supported hundreds of people through the grieving process as they lose a loved one or grief the loss of the life that has changed.

— Jill Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Petersburg, FL

I have been trained to provide grief counseling and that includes knowledge of different models of grief and bereavement, treatment approaches, and common issues that emerge when one is grieving. I tend to utilize psychoeducation, mindfulness, supportive therapy, and Brainspotting to assist with treatment.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in Gilbert, AZ

Loss can take many forms, but if your experience of loss - be it a person you love, a pet, a job, or relationship - is causing you to have difficulty finding pleasure or meaning in the things you used to enjoy, I can help. Grieving a loss is painful and complicated, and you may not even be fully aware how much it is impacting you. I help people make sense of their lives after losses, to honor and make sense of their emotions, and to find ways to feel like themselves again.

— Melissa Murren, Clinical Psychologist in Valley Village, CA

Grief work is a specialty of mine. We all get wounded in our family of origin. Some wounds we know about but most are either on a sub or unconscious level. In order to heal these wounds, the easiest way is to follow the grief we feel inside. The tools we use are Feelings and Intuition. This allows us to enter our "Inner World". We can follow our grief into our teen, adolescent, childhood and early childhood years. That's how we can heal those wounds. A Master Therapist can help you navigate.

— Robert Teister, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ballard, WA

Grief/Loss journey is as unique as each individual experiencing the loss. Grief/Loss impacts our friendships, relationships, jobs, homes, churches, communities and so much more. A loss affects each of us differently as well as the way we express and grieve that loss. None of us should be held to a time frame of when we should be over our loss. I would be honored to assist you in your time of grief and loss to assist you along your journey to healing.

— Donna Groves, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evansville, IN

Loss has crashed down on you. Loss of a loved one, a home, a job, a community you loved, your own cancer diagnosis. Your feelings express themselves in unwanted places. You need to talk, but don’t want to burden those around you. You worry that if you start crying you will never stop. The way you coped in the past isn't working for you anymore. You don't know what to do or where to begin.

— Anna Bradshaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, NJ

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