Grief Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Ali Muhammad
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Hi, my name is Ali. Perhaps you're in a season of your life where things aren't going the way you expected them to, you're feeling overwhelmed with symptoms that are keeping you stuck or because you simply feel unsure about how to move forward. I want to assure you that you don't have to walk this alone and you absolutely deserve high-quality support that is going to help you find your way during this time. As a therapist, I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, life transitions, relationship issues, and behavior change.
Hi, my name is Ali. Perhaps you're in a season of your life where things aren't going the way you expected them to, you're feeling overwhelmed with symptoms that are keeping you stuck or because you simply feel unsure about how to move forward. I want to assure you that you don't have to walk this alone and you absolutely deserve high-quality support that is going to help you find your way during this time. As a therapist, I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, life transitions, relationship issues, and behavior change.
(289) 797-2794 View (289) 797-2794
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Marida Etherington RN Psychotherapist
RN, MScN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
I offer you a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing how grief is impacting you.
Are you feeling weighed down by the pain of losing a loved one? Or perhaps you feel stuck and confused by an event that has changed the plans you had for your own life. Grief, in its many forms, can feel overwhelming. Along with sadness, you may also experience anger or a lack of motivation. And, when it feels like the world expects you to carry on, grief can feel like a dark and lonely place. With 28 years of experience in healthcare, I can help you gently explore your thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms of grief. There is no right way to grieve, and together we will find your unique path forward.
I offer you a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing how grief is impacting you.
Are you feeling weighed down by the pain of losing a loved one? Or perhaps you feel stuck and confused by an event that has changed the plans you had for your own life. Grief, in its many forms, can feel overwhelming. Along with sadness, you may also experience anger or a lack of motivation. And, when it feels like the world expects you to carry on, grief can feel like a dark and lonely place. With 28 years of experience in healthcare, I can help you gently explore your thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms of grief. There is no right way to grieve, and together we will find your unique path forward.
(289) 217-9899 View (289) 217-9899
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Kimberley D Miller
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5L  (Online Only)
Stressed? Worried? Overwhelmed? This might be the push needed to get support or clarity in your life. Whether personal, family or work related, I provide a welcomed perspective and non-judgmental attitude that could assist you in working through the muck and clutter of life. Parenting a child or youth with a history of trauma or loss? Then you may experience some extra challenges. I can shed some light on what is happening while giving you useful tools and strategies. Those with child welfare, adoption or kinship family histories have unique experiences that need to be honoured and understood at important points in life.
Stressed? Worried? Overwhelmed? This might be the push needed to get support or clarity in your life. Whether personal, family or work related, I provide a welcomed perspective and non-judgmental attitude that could assist you in working through the muck and clutter of life. Parenting a child or youth with a history of trauma or loss? Then you may experience some extra challenges. I can shed some light on what is happening while giving you useful tools and strategies. Those with child welfare, adoption or kinship family histories have unique experiences that need to be honoured and understood at important points in life.
(647) 694-4953 View (647) 694-4953
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Sabine Kussmann
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
My core strengths lie in working with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, suicidal ideations, post-partum mood disorders, occupational burnout and relationship challenges.
Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions or trying to sort out a difficult personal issue? I understand that life can feel like a roller-coaster of emotions sometimes as we try to navigate through life changes, relationship issues and personal challenges. I offer a person-centered, non-judgmental and empathetic treatment approach. I believe that every person is unique and the best approach is not cookie-cutter, but rather an individually tailored treatment plan.
My core strengths lie in working with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, suicidal ideations, post-partum mood disorders, occupational burnout and relationship challenges.
Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions or trying to sort out a difficult personal issue? I understand that life can feel like a roller-coaster of emotions sometimes as we try to navigate through life changes, relationship issues and personal challenges. I offer a person-centered, non-judgmental and empathetic treatment approach. I believe that every person is unique and the best approach is not cookie-cutter, but rather an individually tailored treatment plan.
(289) 512-2804 View (289) 512-2804
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Eirini Ververi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
I offer services to individual adults who have experienced childhood trauma, fractured attachment, difficult family relationship and grief and loss. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with parents and caregivers raising children with diverse abilities, social and behavioural difficulties providing support as they navigate the different social systems.
I offer services to individual adults who have experienced childhood trauma, fractured attachment, difficult family relationship and grief and loss. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with parents and caregivers raising children with diverse abilities, social and behavioural difficulties providing support as they navigate the different social systems.
(647) 955-5665 View (647) 955-5665
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Eileen Ormond
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
In this fast-paced, stressful life we are sometimes presented with unexpected internal or external events that give us reason to pause and seek a safe place for reflection, stillness and healing. Whether you are facing memories of traumatic childhood experiences, a major life transition, the devastating loss of a loved-one or a personal challenge that threatens your connection with self and others, you have come to the right place. I believe that within suffering, there are always opportunities for learning and growth. Let me guide and assist you in your healing journey with over thirty years of experience and expertise.
In this fast-paced, stressful life we are sometimes presented with unexpected internal or external events that give us reason to pause and seek a safe place for reflection, stillness and healing. Whether you are facing memories of traumatic childhood experiences, a major life transition, the devastating loss of a loved-one or a personal challenge that threatens your connection with self and others, you have come to the right place. I believe that within suffering, there are always opportunities for learning and growth. Let me guide and assist you in your healing journey with over thirty years of experience and expertise.
(289) 276-8027 View (289) 276-8027
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Deborah Nixon
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
We all have seemingly insurmountable personal struggles at times. If you are troubled and not coping well on your own, you may benefit from consulting with a registered psychologist. Problems such as depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, past traumatic events, the death of a loved one, workplace stress and relationship difficulties can all be helped through pyschotherapy. Having an experienced pyschologist with whom to consult breaks the isolation you may be currently feeling and can provide you with the perspective and tools to help you move your life forward in a direction and that feels right to you.
We all have seemingly insurmountable personal struggles at times. If you are troubled and not coping well on your own, you may benefit from consulting with a registered psychologist. Problems such as depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, past traumatic events, the death of a loved one, workplace stress and relationship difficulties can all be helped through pyschotherapy. Having an experienced pyschologist with whom to consult breaks the isolation you may be currently feeling and can provide you with the perspective and tools to help you move your life forward in a direction and that feels right to you.
(844) 402-2341 View (844) 402-2341
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Parmjit Rathaur
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5V
Let’s Talk. No issue is too big or too small. My specialties are South Asian cultural issues related to relationships / in laws / personal self improvement / grief / mindful eating. I am a registered psychotherapist, registered nurse and have a masters degree in counselling psychology. My practice is grounded in cognitive psychology, medical sciences, mindfulness, judgement and self compassion.
Let’s Talk. No issue is too big or too small. My specialties are South Asian cultural issues related to relationships / in laws / personal self improvement / grief / mindful eating. I am a registered psychotherapist, registered nurse and have a masters degree in counselling psychology. My practice is grounded in cognitive psychology, medical sciences, mindfulness, judgement and self compassion.
(647) 371-5472 View (647) 371-5472
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Amy Daoust
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strengths Based Approach, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, I support adults who are faced with challenges related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and medical illness.
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. I provide a safe environment where you can talk about these challenges without fear of being judged. Together we can explore your thought patterns and behaviours and their impact on your day-to-day functioning, while developing strategies and skills that will allow you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
Utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strengths Based Approach, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, I support adults who are faced with challenges related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and medical illness.
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. I provide a safe environment where you can talk about these challenges without fear of being judged. Together we can explore your thought patterns and behaviours and their impact on your day-to-day functioning, while developing strategies and skills that will allow you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
(289) 274-8251 View (289) 274-8251
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Nidhi Gandhi
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or challenges in relationships and parenting can be overwhelming.
I believe that each individual has the capacity for growth through self-awareness and acceptance. I have supported individuals to recognize their optimal potential, develop and maintain healthy meaningful relationships, while making choices that are in the interest of oneself and others. I help my clients free themselves from disabling assumptions and attitudes so they can live fuller lives. As a trauma-informed therapist, I aim to create a warm, non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth and change.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or challenges in relationships and parenting can be overwhelming.
I believe that each individual has the capacity for growth through self-awareness and acceptance. I have supported individuals to recognize their optimal potential, develop and maintain healthy meaningful relationships, while making choices that are in the interest of oneself and others. I help my clients free themselves from disabling assumptions and attitudes so they can live fuller lives. As a trauma-informed therapist, I aim to create a warm, non-judgmental environment to facilitate growth and change.
(289) 301-7334 View (289) 301-7334
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Dr. Oliveira Bojic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Dr. Olivera was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Counselling Psychology by the University of Toronto. She holds a Master degrees in Clinical and Health Psychology. As a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Olivera provides psychological assessments and psychotherapy to adults with depression, anxiety, eating, grief issues and post-traumatic effects of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. In addition to her extensive experience in working with adults, Dr Olivera has worked with university students for 16 years helping those with adjustment to university, cross-cultural issues, sexuality and relationship issues.
Dr. Olivera was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Counselling Psychology by the University of Toronto. She holds a Master degrees in Clinical and Health Psychology. As a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Olivera provides psychological assessments and psychotherapy to adults with depression, anxiety, eating, grief issues and post-traumatic effects of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. In addition to her extensive experience in working with adults, Dr Olivera has worked with university students for 16 years helping those with adjustment to university, cross-cultural issues, sexuality and relationship issues.
(289) 814-2546 View (289) 814-2546
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Natalia Musielak
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R  (Online Only)
Stress is a normal part of our human experience, but its not all of it. Life’s challenges can make us feel disconnected, overwhelmed, lost and struggling with unhelpful and difficult thoughts and feelings. It can be easy to get stuck and although moving forward is difficult, you don’t need to do it alone. Natalia's training and experience include working with adults (18+) in post-secondary, private, residential and outpatient hospital settings, with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety disorders/anxiety, mood, stress, grief & life transitions.
Stress is a normal part of our human experience, but its not all of it. Life’s challenges can make us feel disconnected, overwhelmed, lost and struggling with unhelpful and difficult thoughts and feelings. It can be easy to get stuck and although moving forward is difficult, you don’t need to do it alone. Natalia's training and experience include working with adults (18+) in post-secondary, private, residential and outpatient hospital settings, with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety disorders/anxiety, mood, stress, grief & life transitions.
(289) 277-5511 View (289) 277-5511
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Port Credit Divorce and Grief Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MD, MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
Hi! I’m Denise. My approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. My specialties are Divorce and Grief therapy for kids (4+), teens and adults (in-person and online). I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the challenging and complex parts of life alone. Experiencing a death or loss, separation or divorce can be gut-wrenching; I know because I've been there. No matter your circumstances, together, we will get you through the ups and downs & everything in between. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine your level of coverage
Hi! I’m Denise. My approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. My specialties are Divorce and Grief therapy for kids (4+), teens and adults (in-person and online). I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the challenging and complex parts of life alone. Experiencing a death or loss, separation or divorce can be gut-wrenching; I know because I've been there. No matter your circumstances, together, we will get you through the ups and downs & everything in between. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine your level of coverage
(289) 796-8058 View (289) 796-8058
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Irish Dhindsa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP-C, TAP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
I support clients experiencing grief, emotional distress, and low self-esteem due to loss of self caused by complex trauma.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
I support clients experiencing grief, emotional distress, and low self-esteem due to loss of self caused by complex trauma.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
(289) 799-3226 View (289) 799-3226
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Louise Arbic
Registered Psychotherapist, CYC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5W  (Online Only)
My background includes a special interest in youth and young adults (aged 15-30), women’s issues at all ages, body neutrality, the grief journey (death/loss), anxiety/depression, and LGBTQ2S+ ally ship.
I want to collaborate with you, by creating a safe, non-judgmental space to identify your goals and strengths. I will introduce new skills to improve your interpersonal relationships, manage life stressors, grief, trauma, workplace struggles, anxiety, and low mood symptoms so that you can enjoy the life you’ve always wanted with confidence! We will build on your assets and develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your needs.
My background includes a special interest in youth and young adults (aged 15-30), women’s issues at all ages, body neutrality, the grief journey (death/loss), anxiety/depression, and LGBTQ2S+ ally ship.
I want to collaborate with you, by creating a safe, non-judgmental space to identify your goals and strengths. I will introduce new skills to improve your interpersonal relationships, manage life stressors, grief, trauma, workplace struggles, anxiety, and low mood symptoms so that you can enjoy the life you’ve always wanted with confidence! We will build on your assets and develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your needs.
(289) 273-9458 View (289) 273-9458
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Sara Notenboom
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Welcome to The Sacred Self Wellness Collective! We hold a deep passion for supporting you as they move toward growth and change. We will strive to nurture and empower you by getting you in touch with what is blocking you-fears, hurts, unhelpful thought patterns, emotional wounds, and so forth. Our clinicians have worked with countless individuals to help them shine, and have experience addressing various issues including low self-esteem, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, infertility, and trauma. As an exclusively online practice, we provide accessible, compassionate psychotherapeutic care to residents of Ontario, Canada.
Welcome to The Sacred Self Wellness Collective! We hold a deep passion for supporting you as they move toward growth and change. We will strive to nurture and empower you by getting you in touch with what is blocking you-fears, hurts, unhelpful thought patterns, emotional wounds, and so forth. Our clinicians have worked with countless individuals to help them shine, and have experience addressing various issues including low self-esteem, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, infertility, and trauma. As an exclusively online practice, we provide accessible, compassionate psychotherapeutic care to residents of Ontario, Canada.
(289) 805-2207 View (289) 805-2207
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Ambita Sen
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MSc, CAMC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
My core area of work is Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder), grief and loss.
Feeling sad and unable to figure out why? Constantly worrying about what will happen next? I can work with you to help you deal with the different pressures and stressors in your life. I meet you where you are and walk alongside you to help you reach your full potential. My focus puts you first and builds a strong therapeutic relationship between us through respect, empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard.
My core area of work is Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder), grief and loss.
Feeling sad and unable to figure out why? Constantly worrying about what will happen next? I can work with you to help you deal with the different pressures and stressors in your life. I meet you where you are and walk alongside you to help you reach your full potential. My focus puts you first and builds a strong therapeutic relationship between us through respect, empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard.
(289) 216-6936 View (289) 216-6936
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Ekta Hattangady
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
Therapy with me is about befriending oneself unconditionally, with compassion and kindness. Through traumas, life transitions, mistakes, and successes, mindfulness can be that constant strategy that allows you to be grounded firmly in your healing. My approach is holistic, and one that synthesizes the mind, body, and spirit. My work is rooted in yoga and Buddhist practices and my professional social work experience of 18 years. My practice is LGBTQIA2S-affirming, pro-fat and anti-racist. My areas of specialty are: anxiety, depression, chronic/terminal illness, grief, burnout, body image, relationships, and immigrant issues.
Therapy with me is about befriending oneself unconditionally, with compassion and kindness. Through traumas, life transitions, mistakes, and successes, mindfulness can be that constant strategy that allows you to be grounded firmly in your healing. My approach is holistic, and one that synthesizes the mind, body, and spirit. My work is rooted in yoga and Buddhist practices and my professional social work experience of 18 years. My practice is LGBTQIA2S-affirming, pro-fat and anti-racist. My areas of specialty are: anxiety, depression, chronic/terminal illness, grief, burnout, body image, relationships, and immigrant issues.
(289) 217-5649 View (289) 217-5649
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Eileen M. Corbett
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCRC, RRP, (cert), OAMHP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Specialized training includes: Death & Grief Studies & Couple's Counselling.
Sometimes we don't realize the weight of something we've been carrying until we feel the weight of its release, but reaching out for assistance requires courage, and can be anxiety provoking. The key is to identify a therapist whom you feel a connection with, and have confidence that they possess the skills required to facilitate desired change. Clients are supported in identifying and increasing their awareness of repetitive and interfering patterns, and exploring routes for change, healing and growth. My intention is to facilitate clients in transforming the emotional impact of life's various challenges and stressors.
Specialized training includes: Death & Grief Studies & Couple's Counselling.
Sometimes we don't realize the weight of something we've been carrying until we feel the weight of its release, but reaching out for assistance requires courage, and can be anxiety provoking. The key is to identify a therapist whom you feel a connection with, and have confidence that they possess the skills required to facilitate desired change. Clients are supported in identifying and increasing their awareness of repetitive and interfering patterns, and exploring routes for change, healing and growth. My intention is to facilitate clients in transforming the emotional impact of life's various challenges and stressors.
(289) 207-5154 View (289) 207-5154
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Julia St. Cyr
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), BMT, MTA, MT-BC, NMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5J
While talk therapy is proven to be an extremely effective tool for many, I also believe in the healing benefits of music and the arts when we're at a loss of words.
Whether you're struggling with personal or relational difficulties, complex issues, or a clinical diagnosis, I offer individuals, couples, families, and children a safe and confidential space to be heard and understood. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to work with you and/or your loved ones to support real and lasting change, so that you can live a life with ease.
While talk therapy is proven to be an extremely effective tool for many, I also believe in the healing benefits of music and the arts when we're at a loss of words.
Whether you're struggling with personal or relational difficulties, complex issues, or a clinical diagnosis, I offer individuals, couples, families, and children a safe and confidential space to be heard and understood. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to work with you and/or your loved ones to support real and lasting change, so that you can live a life with ease.
(289) 274-5547 View (289) 274-5547

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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.