Grief Therapists in St John's, NL

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Marilyn Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1A
She has also completed post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy; Attachment Focused Psychotherapy; Trauma Integration Therapy; Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief; Critical Incident Stress Management; and, Suicide Intervention.
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
She has also completed post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy; Attachment Focused Psychotherapy; Trauma Integration Therapy; Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief; Critical Incident Stress Management; and, Suicide Intervention.
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
(709) 309-0313 View (709) 309-0313
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Nancy June Ivany
Counsellor, M Ed, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
(709) 700-6881 View (709) 700-6881
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Alison Judd Consulting
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1H
Death is a unique yet unifying human experience.
Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a critical illness? Are you undergoing various life transitions and want to plan your end-of-life needs? Are you having difficulty living through death and understanding your grief? I have worked with people who experience loss on all levels: loss of functioning and identity due to disability or aging, dementia or Alzheimer’s impacts, changes in health needs, dying and death matters, and maternal and paternal child loss.
Death is a unique yet unifying human experience.
Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a critical illness? Are you undergoing various life transitions and want to plan your end-of-life needs? Are you having difficulty living through death and understanding your grief? I have worked with people who experience loss on all levels: loss of functioning and identity due to disability or aging, dementia or Alzheimer’s impacts, changes in health needs, dying and death matters, and maternal and paternal child loss.
(709) 700-3081 View (709) 700-3081
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Maggie Dawson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCC, RP-Q, MA, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialized training in the areas of grief & loss, anxiety, anger, ADHD, and trauma.
At times, we all need support to navigate the challenges and difficulties we face in our lives. My counselling approach is rooted in the belief that understanding our experiences, our story, and ourselves can be a transformative journey towards greater self-acceptance and hope for the future. I recognize that our challenges are often a reflection of what we have been through in the past, shaping our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. As we gain perspective and compassion for ourselves, we are empowered to develop healthier coping strategies, heal from past wounds, and embark on a path towards personal growth and fulfillment.
I have specialized training in the areas of grief & loss, anxiety, anger, ADHD, and trauma.
At times, we all need support to navigate the challenges and difficulties we face in our lives. My counselling approach is rooted in the belief that understanding our experiences, our story, and ourselves can be a transformative journey towards greater self-acceptance and hope for the future. I recognize that our challenges are often a reflection of what we have been through in the past, shaping our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. As we gain perspective and compassion for ourselves, we are empowered to develop healthier coping strategies, heal from past wounds, and embark on a path towards personal growth and fulfillment.
(709) 501-5823 View (709) 501-5823
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Michelle Noftall
Counsellor, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1E
Grief and loss can leave you feeling like the rug has been pulled out from under you. Your foundation feels shaky and you know in your heart that things will never be the same. When you lose someone you love through death or a relationship change, it is felt deeply. Navigating loss and change is easier said than done, but with the right support, it's possible.
Grief and loss can leave you feeling like the rug has been pulled out from under you. Your foundation feels shaky and you know in your heart that things will never be the same. When you lose someone you love through death or a relationship change, it is felt deeply. Navigating loss and change is easier said than done, but with the right support, it's possible.
(709) 733-2256 View (709) 733-2256
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Patti Broadfoot - Inner Sojourn
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
Life's challenges hold the potential for profound transformation. Whether you're on a journey of healing from grief and loss, coping with trauma, or managing anxiety or stress, I offer a compassionate, supportive space for exploration, understanding, and transformative growth. When navigating through grief, loss, trauma, or life stressors, it's common to feel lost and isolated, especially if those around you don't know how to offer support. Know that you don't have to confront these challenges alone.
Life's challenges hold the potential for profound transformation. Whether you're on a journey of healing from grief and loss, coping with trauma, or managing anxiety or stress, I offer a compassionate, supportive space for exploration, understanding, and transformative growth. When navigating through grief, loss, trauma, or life stressors, it's common to feel lost and isolated, especially if those around you don't know how to offer support. Know that you don't have to confront these challenges alone.
(709) 701-0686 View (709) 701-0686
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Maggie Abbott
Counsellor, BEd, BA, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
My experience and extensive post-graduate training make me best suited to work with those who are seeking support for anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, trauma, stress, challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, parenting, and perinatal mental health - pregnancy & postpartum.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
My experience and extensive post-graduate training make me best suited to work with those who are seeking support for anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, trauma, stress, challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, parenting, and perinatal mental health - pregnancy & postpartum.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
(709) 401-0167 View (709) 401-0167
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Inspiring Solutions Counselling Services
Counsellor, BEd, MACP, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
For example, areas such as, but not limited to, anxiety, stress, grief and life transitions.
Everyone needs additional support at times. Life can become tangled with mixed emotions and underlying thoughts or beliefs. There may be unexpected obstacles, challenges and changes in your life causing you to feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, or you may not identify with how you are feeling, but you have noticed that your mood and behaviours have changed. You may not be aware of the physical and/or social impact this may be having on your life. Together we can identify your inner strengths and develop additional strategies and tools to not only help you cope, but to support you and help you grow.
For example, areas such as, but not limited to, anxiety, stress, grief and life transitions.
Everyone needs additional support at times. Life can become tangled with mixed emotions and underlying thoughts or beliefs. There may be unexpected obstacles, challenges and changes in your life causing you to feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, or you may not identify with how you are feeling, but you have noticed that your mood and behaviours have changed. You may not be aware of the physical and/or social impact this may be having on your life. Together we can identify your inner strengths and develop additional strategies and tools to not only help you cope, but to support you and help you grow.
(709) 400-5407 View (709) 400-5407
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Yellowfinch Counselling -Marriage&Family Therapist
Counsellor, BA(Psy), MFCS, CCTP, CGS
Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Marriage problems? Communication issues? Perhaps you feel your drifting apart or stuck arguing over the same thing never feeling heard? Intimacy has dramatically decreased or beginning to. Maybe you just need maintenance for your relationship so it stays at the current level and helps to cement emotional connection and bonding or you'd like your relationship to go beyond surface level. Couples counselling is our specialty. We also focus on divorce, co-parenting, infidelity recovery as well as narcissism and break ups. For individual therapy we focus on: anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress, return to work (off work stress leave), life changes. Specializations and training in: grief and loss, CBT-I for insomnia, divorce recovery, mindfulness. I use a family systems approach to therapy, as well as am trained in: EFT, Narrative, CBT.
Marriage problems? Communication issues? Perhaps you feel your drifting apart or stuck arguing over the same thing never feeling heard? Intimacy has dramatically decreased or beginning to. Maybe you just need maintenance for your relationship so it stays at the current level and helps to cement emotional connection and bonding or you'd like your relationship to go beyond surface level. Couples counselling is our specialty. We also focus on divorce, co-parenting, infidelity recovery as well as narcissism and break ups. For individual therapy we focus on: anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress, return to work (off work stress leave), life changes. Specializations and training in: grief and loss, CBT-I for insomnia, divorce recovery, mindfulness. I use a family systems approach to therapy, as well as am trained in: EFT, Narrative, CBT.
(587) 817-2379 View (587) 817-2379
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Heidi Sturgeon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
Struggling in your day to day life? Or feeling torn between yesterday and tomorrow? We're here for you. The team at Heidi Sturgeon and Associates has experienced Psychologists and Social Workers who provide compassionate care tailored just for you. You're not alone in dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or a late diagnosis of ADHD. We will work with you to develop new ways of living that help you to feel more empowered and free. With the right support, you can grow more assertive, set clear boundaries, manage difficult emotions, and feel more at peace. No matter where you're at, we're ready to meet you there.
Struggling in your day to day life? Or feeling torn between yesterday and tomorrow? We're here for you. The team at Heidi Sturgeon and Associates has experienced Psychologists and Social Workers who provide compassionate care tailored just for you. You're not alone in dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or a late diagnosis of ADHD. We will work with you to develop new ways of living that help you to feel more empowered and free. With the right support, you can grow more assertive, set clear boundaries, manage difficult emotions, and feel more at peace. No matter where you're at, we're ready to meet you there.
(902) 909-5559 View (902) 909-5559
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Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
St John's, NL A1A
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
(709) 400-8664 View (709) 400-8664
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Denise V Hackett
Counsellor, BPE, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Each client has a story that has brought them to counseling. As individualized as client issues are; whether grief, trauma, conflict or any situation I believe people need and want to be heard. Discovering insight; an understanding and awareness of the situation is the foundation to moving forward in some capacity. Counselling provides the space and attentive listening to begin this process and to set goals to living one’s best life.
Each client has a story that has brought them to counseling. As individualized as client issues are; whether grief, trauma, conflict or any situation I believe people need and want to be heard. Discovering insight; an understanding and awareness of the situation is the foundation to moving forward in some capacity. Counselling provides the space and attentive listening to begin this process and to set goals to living one’s best life.
(709) 701-9164 View (709) 701-9164
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Catherine Rose-Jackman
Counsellor, CCC, MEd, nd, BSpEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1H  (Online Only)
I have completed training in Gender and Sexual Identity in Youth, Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm, Grief and Bereavement, and Trauma Informed Practice.
Are you overwhelmed, feeling stuck or not functioning at your best? Are you looking for a supportive, non-judgemental and safe space? I'm Catherine Rose-Jackman and I'm a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have been involved in private counseling for 4 years; working with both adults and youth. In addition, I have been a Junior High counselor for 8 years, so I understand the social, emotional, and academic struggles that teengers face. My main focus is working with adolescents (families), needing anxiety reduction and self-regulation strategies. I also have a lot of experience with those who exhibit self-injurious behaviors.
I have completed training in Gender and Sexual Identity in Youth, Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm, Grief and Bereavement, and Trauma Informed Practice.
Are you overwhelmed, feeling stuck or not functioning at your best? Are you looking for a supportive, non-judgemental and safe space? I'm Catherine Rose-Jackman and I'm a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have been involved in private counseling for 4 years; working with both adults and youth. In addition, I have been a Junior High counselor for 8 years, so I understand the social, emotional, and academic struggles that teengers face. My main focus is working with adolescents (families), needing anxiety reduction and self-regulation strategies. I also have a lot of experience with those who exhibit self-injurious behaviors.
(709) 500-2505 View (709) 500-2505
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Ebb & Flow - Queer-Affirmative Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC, ND
Verified
7 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
(709) 501-5794 View (709) 501-5794
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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
(709) 400-9899 View (709) 400-9899
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Christine Riggs
Counsellor, BA, BscOT, MACP, OT(R)NL, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
I have been fortunate to work in community mental health and addictions for over 28 years. I have extensive clinical experience helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, childhood dysfunction, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, emotion dysregulation and family/relationship challenges.
I have been fortunate to work in community mental health and addictions for over 28 years. I have extensive clinical experience helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, childhood dysfunction, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, emotion dysregulation and family/relationship challenges.
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Sheri Dawn Roberts
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1A
My work includes ADHD education and support, student well-being, in-service teacher support, career exploration, intimate partner violence, trauma, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress-management, grief and many other life challenges.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I have over 10 years experience working in student support at Memorial University and have always been an advocate for students’ overall mental health and wellness. During my graduate studies, I worked closely with women who experienced intimate partner violence. Since beginning my practice in 2020, i've expanded my support to students of all ages, as well as teachers, young adults and adults.
My work includes ADHD education and support, student well-being, in-service teacher support, career exploration, intimate partner violence, trauma, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress-management, grief and many other life challenges.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I have over 10 years experience working in student support at Memorial University and have always been an advocate for students’ overall mental health and wellness. During my graduate studies, I worked closely with women who experienced intimate partner violence. Since beginning my practice in 2020, i've expanded my support to students of all ages, as well as teachers, young adults and adults.
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Joanne McHugh
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
(709) 400-6265 View (709) 400-6265
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Tracy D Reardon
Counsellor, BEd, B SpEd, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
(709) 500-2787 View (709) 500-2787
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Arlene M Penney
Registered Social Worker, BA,BSW, MSW,RSW, RP,ND
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath who combines traditional, alternative & complimentary therapies that embody healing. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe”. This bottom-up approach is necessary to healing. My training & bodywork practices include Craniosacral Therapy & Energy Healing. I am also training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Sessions aid in the treatment & healing of a variety of conditions & symptoms including stress, emotional pain, trauma, shame, anger, anxiety, depression, grief & chronic pain.
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath who combines traditional, alternative & complimentary therapies that embody healing. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe”. This bottom-up approach is necessary to healing. My training & bodywork practices include Craniosacral Therapy & Energy Healing. I am also training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Sessions aid in the treatment & healing of a variety of conditions & symptoms including stress, emotional pain, trauma, shame, anger, anxiety, depression, grief & chronic pain.
(709) 704-4229 View (709) 704-4229

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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.