Grief Therapists in Winnipeg, MB

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Jo-Ann Trudeau - Counselling Pre-Licensed Intern
Counsellor, MACP-Q, MASoc, HRMD, CVRPTSA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Sliding scale fees. Accepting new clients. I am a Master’s level student in Counselling Psychology, qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of my approved supervisor. The journey inward is not always an easy process, yet there is a call within us to move beyond our suffering and seek understanding with ourselves gets louder and harder to ignore. You may be starting on this journey or a frequent traveller- all people are welcomed warmly in this space. I have a special interest in helping people navigate the complex world of grief, loss and periods of transition in their life.
Sliding scale fees. Accepting new clients. I am a Master’s level student in Counselling Psychology, qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of my approved supervisor. The journey inward is not always an easy process, yet there is a call within us to move beyond our suffering and seek understanding with ourselves gets louder and harder to ignore. You may be starting on this journey or a frequent traveller- all people are welcomed warmly in this space. I have a special interest in helping people navigate the complex world of grief, loss and periods of transition in their life.
(204) 817-6713 View (204) 817-6713
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Simon Thome
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
There are times when we may develop thoughts and feelings about ourselves that are no longer useful, that disconnect us from who we really are and from the important people around us. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours due to issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, mental health issues, loss, or addictions, therapy can help you to grow and connect with yourself and those close to you again. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or with your partner or family, my approach focuses on helping you to find more presence, compassion, and clarity in your life and relationships.
There are times when we may develop thoughts and feelings about ourselves that are no longer useful, that disconnect us from who we really are and from the important people around us. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours due to issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, mental health issues, loss, or addictions, therapy can help you to grow and connect with yourself and those close to you again. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or with your partner or family, my approach focuses on helping you to find more presence, compassion, and clarity in your life and relationships.
(204) 400-0654 View (204) 400-0654
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Carla Pauls 431-777-9362
Counsellor, BA, MC, CCC, CCC-S, C-HYP
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3L
Carla works with persons living with past trauma, grief, loss, abuse, trauma, anxiety, addictions, relationship discord, parenting and attachment issues, working towards a shift, believing that one small change can allow us to begin a new journey to create the life we desire.
Carla believes in community and personal connections. She helps people see their resilience and hope for the future in finding pathways for change by meeting people where they are at. Carla understands the importance of culture, identity, and finding new stories through narrative therapy to honour the past and encourage creative, empathetic, and courageous links for the future. Carla provides Psilocybin-Assisted and MDMA-assisted Therapy to clients who have been granted legal access by Health Canada, as well as preparation and integration to the broader public as a harm reduction measure.
Carla works with persons living with past trauma, grief, loss, abuse, trauma, anxiety, addictions, relationship discord, parenting and attachment issues, working towards a shift, believing that one small change can allow us to begin a new journey to create the life we desire.
Carla believes in community and personal connections. She helps people see their resilience and hope for the future in finding pathways for change by meeting people where they are at. Carla understands the importance of culture, identity, and finding new stories through narrative therapy to honour the past and encourage creative, empathetic, and courageous links for the future. Carla provides Psilocybin-Assisted and MDMA-assisted Therapy to clients who have been granted legal access by Health Canada, as well as preparation and integration to the broader public as a harm reduction measure.
(204) 808-2662 View (204) 808-2662
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Karole Ducharme
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BHEco
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G
I am a certified grief therapist and incorporate strategies from CBT and CPT in my practice. Crisis intervention is another area of my expertise. I am passionate about working alongside people while we learn together which coping strategies best suit individual personalities and lifestyles. My service model is humanitarian and non-judgemental. Respect and promoting the dignity and diversity of clients is paramount to my therapy practice. My career has allowed me to work extensively with individuals struggling to overcome grief and trauma.
I am a certified grief therapist and incorporate strategies from CBT and CPT in my practice. Crisis intervention is another area of my expertise. I am passionate about working alongside people while we learn together which coping strategies best suit individual personalities and lifestyles. My service model is humanitarian and non-judgemental. Respect and promoting the dignity and diversity of clients is paramount to my therapy practice. My career has allowed me to work extensively with individuals struggling to overcome grief and trauma.
(204) 817-6969 View (204) 817-6969
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Jennifer Heinrichs Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B
I work with grief and loss, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, addiction, trauma, and life cycle changes.
We are all worthy of living life as our best selves, in spite of difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families respectfully and collaboratively. I facilitate a safe space to do the work in the most effective and thorough way, creating movement and change that clients are looking for.
I work with grief and loss, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, addiction, trauma, and life cycle changes.
We are all worthy of living life as our best selves, in spite of difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families respectfully and collaboratively. I facilitate a safe space to do the work in the most effective and thorough way, creating movement and change that clients are looking for.
(204) 232-5068 View (204) 232-5068
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Jerra Fraser
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B
I think we would be a great fit if your goals include processing loss, the impact of interpersonal trauma, making sense of something that does not yet make sense or deepening your self awareness in order to feel more settled in your daily experiences.
I deeply believe in the power of balancing connection, change and radical acceptance. My hope is to help you learn how to meet the inevitability painful parts of life with humour, grace, and creativity rather than the many (and very human) ways in which we avoid difficult moments in order to live wholeheartedly with purpose and self compassion. I help my clients navigate challenges with the goal of fully experiencing the richness of their lives without fear of feeling overwhelmed by intense emotion.
I think we would be a great fit if your goals include processing loss, the impact of interpersonal trauma, making sense of something that does not yet make sense or deepening your self awareness in order to feel more settled in your daily experiences.
I deeply believe in the power of balancing connection, change and radical acceptance. My hope is to help you learn how to meet the inevitability painful parts of life with humour, grace, and creativity rather than the many (and very human) ways in which we avoid difficult moments in order to live wholeheartedly with purpose and self compassion. I help my clients navigate challenges with the goal of fully experiencing the richness of their lives without fear of feeling overwhelmed by intense emotion.
(204) 808-0572 View (204) 808-0572
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Sharon Young
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, BA(hon)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G
Over the years, I have developed advanced knowledge in the areas of reproductive health, loss and grief, crisis and conflict, relationships, pregnancy and post partum depression, decision making, workplace stress, parenting, anger management, emotional regulation, solution focused therapy, divorce, anxiety and change.
I offer the opportunity to experience “Aha!” moments, explore patterns of behaviour and examine the how and why. My hope is that you will gain clarity and insight into yourself, your strengths and build the skills you need to consider different ways of coping with life’s challenges. With over 20 years of experience in community health, my approach to therapy is eclectic and relies heavily on relationship. I use a range of therapy models, which allows me to tailor our sessions to meet your needs.
Over the years, I have developed advanced knowledge in the areas of reproductive health, loss and grief, crisis and conflict, relationships, pregnancy and post partum depression, decision making, workplace stress, parenting, anger management, emotional regulation, solution focused therapy, divorce, anxiety and change.
I offer the opportunity to experience “Aha!” moments, explore patterns of behaviour and examine the how and why. My hope is that you will gain clarity and insight into yourself, your strengths and build the skills you need to consider different ways of coping with life’s challenges. With over 20 years of experience in community health, my approach to therapy is eclectic and relies heavily on relationship. I use a range of therapy models, which allows me to tailor our sessions to meet your needs.
(204) 400-4012 View (204) 400-4012
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Karen Cinq-Mars
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Accepting New Clients - Daytime, Monday to Friday. Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? Or grieving a loss/major life transition? I can help you work through difficult times in your life. We can work together to help you to develop confidence to address the issues you're struggling with by building on your strengths & learning strategies to help you overcome issues that are getting in your way. Clients describe my approach as one that helps them feel calm & safe while addressing their struggles. I practice from a strengths perspective & I work with you to develop interventions that work best for you.
Accepting New Clients - Daytime, Monday to Friday. Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? Or grieving a loss/major life transition? I can help you work through difficult times in your life. We can work together to help you to develop confidence to address the issues you're struggling with by building on your strengths & learning strategies to help you overcome issues that are getting in your way. Clients describe my approach as one that helps them feel calm & safe while addressing their struggles. I practice from a strengths perspective & I work with you to develop interventions that work best for you.
(204) 805-2423 View (204) 805-2423
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Pamela Rosen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Are you going through a transition in your life that is evoking feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness and overwhelm? Are you feeling stuck making difficult decisions and feeling unsure about what to do next? I have been a practicing clinical social worker/therapist since 2002 and have many years experience working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss. I have a special interest in helping people navigate the complex world of grief, loss and periods of transition in their life. I know that therapy can be confronting and I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach.
Are you going through a transition in your life that is evoking feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness and overwhelm? Are you feeling stuck making difficult decisions and feeling unsure about what to do next? I have been a practicing clinical social worker/therapist since 2002 and have many years experience working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss. I have a special interest in helping people navigate the complex world of grief, loss and periods of transition in their life. I know that therapy can be confronting and I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach.
(204) 400-0618 View (204) 400-0618
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Linda Churchill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3L
It takes courage to consult a therapist. Congratulate yourself for bravery if you choose this route; it's nothing short of heroic. You are welcome to consult with me about relational issues, recovery after an affair, premarital preparation/counselling, loss and grief, and much more. You will find me approachable, safe, insightful and compassionate.
It takes courage to consult a therapist. Congratulate yourself for bravery if you choose this route; it's nothing short of heroic. You are welcome to consult with me about relational issues, recovery after an affair, premarital preparation/counselling, loss and grief, and much more. You will find me approachable, safe, insightful and compassionate.
(855) 622-8518 View (855) 622-8518
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Jo Storozinski
RN, BN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
We may address such issues as: grief, transition, personal growth and transformation, finding meaning and purpose, women's health, caregiver/parental stress, workplace wellness and living with acute/chronic illness.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, out of balance or unmotivated to make change? Are you being stretched and pulled in all directions by life's demands? Maybe you find yourself in a place of fear and uncertainty, experiencing the pain of loss, struggling with the unknown territory of grief? Does life feel messy and the path forward feel unclear? Come co-create with me a personalized wellness plan to find balance and inner calm as well as new coping skills and practices to cultivate more resilience. With 33years experience, I utilize a holistic approach and offer a compassionate listening presence to adults of all ages.
We may address such issues as: grief, transition, personal growth and transformation, finding meaning and purpose, women's health, caregiver/parental stress, workplace wellness and living with acute/chronic illness.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, out of balance or unmotivated to make change? Are you being stretched and pulled in all directions by life's demands? Maybe you find yourself in a place of fear and uncertainty, experiencing the pain of loss, struggling with the unknown territory of grief? Does life feel messy and the path forward feel unclear? Come co-create with me a personalized wellness plan to find balance and inner calm as well as new coping skills and practices to cultivate more resilience. With 33years experience, I utilize a holistic approach and offer a compassionate listening presence to adults of all ages.
(204) 400-1830 View (204) 400-1830
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Trevor Mark Daniel Lehmann
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3Y
I specialize in 2 main areas of counselling: Career development and Grief/Bereavement.
Life transitions can be hard. If you find yourself going through a transition brought on by career change or the death of a loved then perhaps I can help. I have worked with adults of all ages from high school graduates and new immigrants to experienced journeymen and PhD's. Whether you are trying to decide on a future path or feeling stuck due to loss, I would consider it a privilege to help you on your journey.
I specialize in 2 main areas of counselling: Career development and Grief/Bereavement.
Life transitions can be hard. If you find yourself going through a transition brought on by career change or the death of a loved then perhaps I can help. I have worked with adults of all ages from high school graduates and new immigrants to experienced journeymen and PhD's. Whether you are trying to decide on a future path or feeling stuck due to loss, I would consider it a privilege to help you on your journey.
(431) 306-1649 View (431) 306-1649
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Carson Hill
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G
Navigating life and relationships can be difficult. Do you find yourself stuck in patterns of negative thoughts or behaviour? Do you find yourself relating to yourself, others, or the world in ways that are not really working for you? Do you find yourself struggling with letting go of the past, people or things, with things like addictions, loss of loved ones, and traumas? If you experiencing any of these things, or have a similar struggle, it is common to feel anxious, frustrated, depressed, overwhelmed, hopeless, isolated, and desperate for something to change. This can be very difficult to navigate out of on your own.
Navigating life and relationships can be difficult. Do you find yourself stuck in patterns of negative thoughts or behaviour? Do you find yourself relating to yourself, others, or the world in ways that are not really working for you? Do you find yourself struggling with letting go of the past, people or things, with things like addictions, loss of loved ones, and traumas? If you experiencing any of these things, or have a similar struggle, it is common to feel anxious, frustrated, depressed, overwhelmed, hopeless, isolated, and desperate for something to change. This can be very difficult to navigate out of on your own.
(204) 951-2463 View (204) 951-2463
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Michele Catalano
CCC, DipEd, MEd, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H
Life can be difficult, and we all stumble at times. I think that one of the bravest things a person can do when they are struggling is to seek help. At the heart of psychotherapy is change. Whether your struggle is centered around relational issues/conflict, trauma/loss, an important life transition, addiction, sexuality issues, depression, stress, anxiety, or feeling stuck, your commitment to change is your ticket to feeling better.
Life can be difficult, and we all stumble at times. I think that one of the bravest things a person can do when they are struggling is to seek help. At the heart of psychotherapy is change. Whether your struggle is centered around relational issues/conflict, trauma/loss, an important life transition, addiction, sexuality issues, depression, stress, anxiety, or feeling stuck, your commitment to change is your ticket to feeling better.
(431) 800-6679 View (431) 800-6679
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Simeon de Schepper
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSc, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I work hard to honor and create space for experiences of frustration, worry, grief, and excitement and try to listen to what these experiences can teach us about our hopes, values and identity.
I strongly believe in client-centered therapy, trusting that the client is the expert on their own life and that my role is to offer a safe space and professional support for the client as they pursue their goals. I work with my clients to understand the motivations behind their thoughts, feelings, and actions and model a posture of empathy and curiosity towards these parts of themselves. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including families, couples, youth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and BPD.
I work hard to honor and create space for experiences of frustration, worry, grief, and excitement and try to listen to what these experiences can teach us about our hopes, values and identity.
I strongly believe in client-centered therapy, trusting that the client is the expert on their own life and that my role is to offer a safe space and professional support for the client as they pursue their goals. I work with my clients to understand the motivations behind their thoughts, feelings, and actions and model a posture of empathy and curiosity towards these parts of themselves. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including families, couples, youth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and BPD.
(204) 400-4206 View (204) 400-4206
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Joan-Dianne Smith
MSW, RSW, FCGPA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I work with a wide variety of issues including relationship challenges, self-confidence, identity, family-of -origin struggles, work or career stress, issues with disordered eating, parenting, adjustment to adult ADHD, infertility, adoption, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, aging, and life transitions.
My approach is eclectic, stemming from a psychodynamic base which considers both conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves, and expanding to incorporate interpersonal and structured approaches depending on the particular situation. At the heart of the process is the respectful connection between client and therapist as we collaborate together. We work as curious co-investigators gradually understanding the complex layers of the issues at hand as well as elements beyond initial awareness. The aim is to feel more free of one’s troubles, operate from a base of choice, able to take any necessary actions, and enjoy life more fully.
I work with a wide variety of issues including relationship challenges, self-confidence, identity, family-of -origin struggles, work or career stress, issues with disordered eating, parenting, adjustment to adult ADHD, infertility, adoption, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, aging, and life transitions.
My approach is eclectic, stemming from a psychodynamic base which considers both conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves, and expanding to incorporate interpersonal and structured approaches depending on the particular situation. At the heart of the process is the respectful connection between client and therapist as we collaborate together. We work as curious co-investigators gradually understanding the complex layers of the issues at hand as well as elements beyond initial awareness. The aim is to feel more free of one’s troubles, operate from a base of choice, able to take any necessary actions, and enjoy life more fully.
(204) 977-2258 x204229 View (204) 977-2258 x204229
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Amanda Carson
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3N
This is a space for you to learn more about yourself as you embrace change, life transitions, loss, grief and personal growth. With care and curiosity we can create an inner environment that holds the potential for courage, compassionate witnessing and transformation. I assist clients in building a deep relationship with themselves, so they can live feeling more aligned and centered within and more connected to the world around them. I believe you are the expert of your lived experience and we will work collaboratively towards your desired goals.
This is a space for you to learn more about yourself as you embrace change, life transitions, loss, grief and personal growth. With care and curiosity we can create an inner environment that holds the potential for courage, compassionate witnessing and transformation. I assist clients in building a deep relationship with themselves, so they can live feeling more aligned and centered within and more connected to the world around them. I believe you are the expert of your lived experience and we will work collaboratively towards your desired goals.
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Hayley Yarish
Counsellor, MA, RCC, MPCC, RPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3W  (Online Only)
Specializing in grief therapy in Winnipeg and beyond. Are you struggling with the pain of grief following the loss of a loved one (recent or past), the ending of a relationship or a life changing transition? Grief often shows up in many of our life experiences, including the things we wish were better, different, or more. Grief isn't something we must get rid of, but rather something we learn to be with. Together we will find ways to soften the pain of grief so that no longer feels so heavy to carry. Here we make space for the fullness of the human experience.
Specializing in grief therapy in Winnipeg and beyond. Are you struggling with the pain of grief following the loss of a loved one (recent or past), the ending of a relationship or a life changing transition? Grief often shows up in many of our life experiences, including the things we wish were better, different, or more. Grief isn't something we must get rid of, but rather something we learn to be with. Together we will find ways to soften the pain of grief so that no longer feels so heavy to carry. Here we make space for the fullness of the human experience.
(204) 817-3631 View (204) 817-3631
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Louise Blanchard
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with over 30 years of experience in both public and private practice settings. I work with adults, couples and families. As Founder of Birch Wellness Center, a multidisciplinary collaborative private practice located in the heart of Winnipeg, I am committed to providing excellence in psychological, emotional and physical health. As an experienced clinician, I help clients resolve issues related to trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Often clients present with recurrent problematic behaviors that are holding them back, personally and in their relationships with others.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with over 30 years of experience in both public and private practice settings. I work with adults, couples and families. As Founder of Birch Wellness Center, a multidisciplinary collaborative private practice located in the heart of Winnipeg, I am committed to providing excellence in psychological, emotional and physical health. As an experienced clinician, I help clients resolve issues related to trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Often clients present with recurrent problematic behaviors that are holding them back, personally and in their relationships with others.
(855) 982-1855 x101 View (855) 982-1855 x101
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Lisa Johnson
BA, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H
1) Grief & Loss - my greatest life teacher has been Grief! I offer a tender and safe space for people to move with and through all kinds of loss with curiosity and compassion, helping you mitigate the feeling of isolation in grieving.
One of the hardest things to say/admit is 'I/we need help'. It takes courage, openness, trust and self-awareness, which can be difficult to foster on our own. Whether you need tools for symptom management (anxiety, depression, nervous system dysregulation, people pleasing behaviours, trauma responses, addictions, relational distress) or you want to deep dive into past experiences for better understanding and meaning, we can work towards developing a treatment plan that helps you create the life you want going forward. Develop the "life hacks" you need to bounce back from challenges with grace and grit!
1) Grief & Loss - my greatest life teacher has been Grief! I offer a tender and safe space for people to move with and through all kinds of loss with curiosity and compassion, helping you mitigate the feeling of isolation in grieving.
One of the hardest things to say/admit is 'I/we need help'. It takes courage, openness, trust and self-awareness, which can be difficult to foster on our own. Whether you need tools for symptom management (anxiety, depression, nervous system dysregulation, people pleasing behaviours, trauma responses, addictions, relational distress) or you want to deep dive into past experiences for better understanding and meaning, we can work towards developing a treatment plan that helps you create the life you want going forward. Develop the "life hacks" you need to bounce back from challenges with grace and grit!
(204) 817-0184 View (204) 817-0184

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Grief Counsellors

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.