Grief Therapists in Montréal, QC

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Michael David Wray
Registered Social Worker, TS, MSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2K  (Online Only)
Borrowing elements from narrative and solution-based approaches, my clinical expertise focusses on helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship challenges.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, or overwhelmed by sadness or anger, getting support often helps! Improve your relationships and reduce your suffering. I offer empathetic and supportive listening, practical techniques to help regulate your emotions, improve conflicts with the people in your life, and will accompany you in making sense of what you're going through.
Borrowing elements from narrative and solution-based approaches, my clinical expertise focusses on helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship challenges.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, or overwhelmed by sadness or anger, getting support often helps! Improve your relationships and reduce your suffering. I offer empathetic and supportive listening, practical techniques to help regulate your emotions, improve conflicts with the people in your life, and will accompany you in making sense of what you're going through.
(438) 834-7904 View (438) 834-7904
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Howard Modlin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2W  (Online Only)
Coping with life challenges such as grief, relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, or simply a general lack of well-being, can feel overwhelming for all of us. As a licensed Psychotherapist experienced with varied clinical and solution-focused approaches, my first priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can feel heard and understood. I then encourage those I work with to build on their inner strengths, explore adaptive strategies,integrate psycho spiritual resources and pursue their potential for personal growth.
Coping with life challenges such as grief, relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, or simply a general lack of well-being, can feel overwhelming for all of us. As a licensed Psychotherapist experienced with varied clinical and solution-focused approaches, my first priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can feel heard and understood. I then encourage those I work with to build on their inner strengths, explore adaptive strategies,integrate psycho spiritual resources and pursue their potential for personal growth.
(438) 802-3756 View (438) 802-3756
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Rosa Caporicci
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OPQ, OCCOQ
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Waitlist for new clients
I treat anxiety and mood disorders whether during pregnancy or once the baby is born, and I also offer support and counselling to women and families who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss.
Sometimes "expecting" is not what you expect! If you are thinking about having a baby, struggling to conceive, are pregnant or are within your first year postpartum and are concerned about your experience, I can help. Sometimes too and tragically, pregnancies don't always end with a happy outcome. Whichever situation you are facing, I can offer you both individualized support or in a group setting so that you don't feel alone and isolated in your current struggle. I work collaboratively with my clients and my style is very conversational. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease in coming to therapy.
I treat anxiety and mood disorders whether during pregnancy or once the baby is born, and I also offer support and counselling to women and families who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss.
Sometimes "expecting" is not what you expect! If you are thinking about having a baby, struggling to conceive, are pregnant or are within your first year postpartum and are concerned about your experience, I can help. Sometimes too and tragically, pregnancies don't always end with a happy outcome. Whichever situation you are facing, I can offer you both individualized support or in a group setting so that you don't feel alone and isolated in your current struggle. I work collaboratively with my clients and my style is very conversational. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease in coming to therapy.
(514) 266-0531 View (514) 266-0531
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Caitlin Parsons
Counsellor, MA, MHSc, CCC, SLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with grief, anxiety, and issues of self-esteem.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with an MA in Creative Arts Therapies. My approach is person-centred and collaborative, meaning we’ll work together to figure out what you need and what will be most helpful, from the beginning and throughout the counselling process. I aim to create a space where you can openly share your experiences, thoughts, and emotions, and find a sense of comfort and security as you face life’s challenges. In session, you can expect my full presence, openness, and genuineness.
I specialize in working with grief, anxiety, and issues of self-esteem.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with an MA in Creative Arts Therapies. My approach is person-centred and collaborative, meaning we’ll work together to figure out what you need and what will be most helpful, from the beginning and throughout the counselling process. I aim to create a space where you can openly share your experiences, thoughts, and emotions, and find a sense of comfort and security as you face life’s challenges. In session, you can expect my full presence, openness, and genuineness.
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Phani Nicole Papachristou
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CO, OPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W
Sex and Shame, Loss and Grief certificates from the Argyle Institute.
I have a deep conviction in the value of this profession and in what unfolds through the therapeutic process. The most important aspect is the meaningful relationship that will develop between us. It will facilitate in the understanding of older relational patterns and will serve as a guide towards more meaningful and secure relationships.You will also have a safe space to explore and gain insight into past experiences that could be too painful and confusing to bring to awareness without a supportive therapeutic presence. Furthermore by working these through it will broaden the range of effective coping strategies used in the present.
Sex and Shame, Loss and Grief certificates from the Argyle Institute.
I have a deep conviction in the value of this profession and in what unfolds through the therapeutic process. The most important aspect is the meaningful relationship that will develop between us. It will facilitate in the understanding of older relational patterns and will serve as a guide towards more meaningful and secure relationships.You will also have a safe space to explore and gain insight into past experiences that could be too painful and confusing to bring to awareness without a supportive therapeutic presence. Furthermore by working these through it will broaden the range of effective coping strategies used in the present.
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Sarah Kennedy Certified Music Therapist
BHScPT, MA, MTA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2M
Do you struggle with emotional pain and grief that you would like to process through music? I work with adults experiencing grief and loss, bereavement, life transitions, emotional pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. I use music therapy to help my clients increase self-awareness, ease pain, develop self-soothing techniques, and restore well-being. We will harness your natural love of music to create personal transformation. Music Therapy is a certified profession. I completed a masters degree with a focus on music therapy for psychological health, and my approach is trauma-informed.
Do you struggle with emotional pain and grief that you would like to process through music? I work with adults experiencing grief and loss, bereavement, life transitions, emotional pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. I use music therapy to help my clients increase self-awareness, ease pain, develop self-soothing techniques, and restore well-being. We will harness your natural love of music to create personal transformation. Music Therapy is a certified profession. I completed a masters degree with a focus on music therapy for psychological health, and my approach is trauma-informed.
(450) 823-6270 View (450) 823-6270
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Kim Desmarais
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3X  (Online Only)
In addition, I work with individuals seeking support for grief and trauma-relate difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist, I understand that life's journey can be full of unexpected twists and turns, and I'm here to offer guidance and support along the way. My approach combines clinical expertise with empathy and understanding, empowering you to cope with life’s challenges. By providing tailored evidence-based strategies, I aim to promote resilience, improve quality of life, and facilitate holistic healing. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards living a more meaningful and fulfilling life, grounded in authenticity and enhanced emotional well-being.
In addition, I work with individuals seeking support for grief and trauma-relate difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist, I understand that life's journey can be full of unexpected twists and turns, and I'm here to offer guidance and support along the way. My approach combines clinical expertise with empathy and understanding, empowering you to cope with life’s challenges. By providing tailored evidence-based strategies, I aim to promote resilience, improve quality of life, and facilitate holistic healing. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards living a more meaningful and fulfilling life, grounded in authenticity and enhanced emotional well-being.
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Celeste Alberga
Counsellor, CO, CT® , CCC, CGP, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
I am a doctoral student, certified in Grief/Bereavement education by ADEC and by CCPA with a CCC. I work from a strength based, person-centered approach and believe that each individual is the expert of their own life. Having experienced first-hand the physical, emotional and mental stress and anxiety brought on by illness and disease such as cancer, and related losses, my devotion/passion lies in walking with you through what is a turbulent journey, one that does not need to be faced alone. I have completed my Master of Counselling and field practicum under the supervision of Dr. Bassam Khoury (www.drkhoury-montrealtherapist.com).
I am a doctoral student, certified in Grief/Bereavement education by ADEC and by CCPA with a CCC. I work from a strength based, person-centered approach and believe that each individual is the expert of their own life. Having experienced first-hand the physical, emotional and mental stress and anxiety brought on by illness and disease such as cancer, and related losses, my devotion/passion lies in walking with you through what is a turbulent journey, one that does not need to be faced alone. I have completed my Master of Counselling and field practicum under the supervision of Dr. Bassam Khoury (www.drkhoury-montrealtherapist.com).
(438) 834-1617 View (438) 834-1617
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Charbel Michel Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, TCF, Psycho, Coach, NLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4K
I am a marriage and family therapist, a licensed psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. My areas of expertise include treatments for trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, grief, stress management, bereavement, perinatal bereavement, couple and family difficulties. I believe everyone has inner resources, so I honor my clients’ unique perspectives, values and strengths.
I am a marriage and family therapist, a licensed psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. My areas of expertise include treatments for trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, grief, stress management, bereavement, perinatal bereavement, couple and family difficulties. I believe everyone has inner resources, so I honor my clients’ unique perspectives, values and strengths.
(450) 954-4854 View (450) 954-4854
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Gina Glidden
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, SCC
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3C  (Online Only)
Relationships. Day-to-day life. Loss & grief. These can be challenging, unsettling and isolating, but they don't have to feel this way. Are you in a new or established relationship, wondering why you're not feeling happy? Perhaps it's difficult to talk with or be heard by your partner and you keep having the same disagreements over and over again. Maybe you’re feeling stress and anxiety rather than calmness, peace, security and confidence. Have you experienced a life changing loss, and find yourself grasping for air beneath the depths and unpredictability of grief and sorrow? If you recognize yourself, you are at the right place.
Relationships. Day-to-day life. Loss & grief. These can be challenging, unsettling and isolating, but they don't have to feel this way. Are you in a new or established relationship, wondering why you're not feeling happy? Perhaps it's difficult to talk with or be heard by your partner and you keep having the same disagreements over and over again. Maybe you’re feeling stress and anxiety rather than calmness, peace, security and confidence. Have you experienced a life changing loss, and find yourself grasping for air beneath the depths and unpredictability of grief and sorrow? If you recognize yourself, you are at the right place.
(438) 255-1082 View (438) 255-1082
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Samara Perez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
This includes working through difficult life events like infidelity, illness, loss, breakups, job changes, new roles - parenting, marriage.
Is an important relationship causing you distress? Is it your partner? Your family? Your boss? YourSELF? "Something" is not working within you. Relationships are complicated and are hard to understand. In individual or couples therapy, our work together is to get to the root of your distress, your suffering. We will work to find meaningful, concrete and insightful solutions to better understand yourself and your patterns with others. We will work to either accept, let go or make NEW changes to improve your relationships with others or within yourSELF. The idea is to DO different so life is more meaningful and satisfying.
This includes working through difficult life events like infidelity, illness, loss, breakups, job changes, new roles - parenting, marriage.
Is an important relationship causing you distress? Is it your partner? Your family? Your boss? YourSELF? "Something" is not working within you. Relationships are complicated and are hard to understand. In individual or couples therapy, our work together is to get to the root of your distress, your suffering. We will work to find meaningful, concrete and insightful solutions to better understand yourself and your patterns with others. We will work to either accept, let go or make NEW changes to improve your relationships with others or within yourSELF. The idea is to DO different so life is more meaningful and satisfying.
(450) 390-6617 View (450) 390-6617
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Philip Lemieux
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4C
Waitlist for new clients
All of us have, at times, struggled to live our lives in a way that feels fulfilling. We can become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, dreary feelings, and ineffectual behaviours. In the midst of the many challenges in life, having someone share part of the journey with you and help provide clarity can be enormously helpful. I am a psychologist with twenty years of experience counselling individuals, leading groups, and supervising therapists-in-training. I have successfully treated a variety of needs and find meaning in working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
All of us have, at times, struggled to live our lives in a way that feels fulfilling. We can become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, dreary feelings, and ineffectual behaviours. In the midst of the many challenges in life, having someone share part of the journey with you and help provide clarity can be enormously helpful. I am a psychologist with twenty years of experience counselling individuals, leading groups, and supervising therapists-in-training. I have successfully treated a variety of needs and find meaning in working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(438) 500-5375 View (438) 500-5375
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Linda J Kalman
MA, MSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H1A  (Online Only)
My specialization is in griefwork of both death and emotional loss.
I am an experienced, mental health professional and life coach with a diverse private practice originally in Montreal. Now working online, world wide, I see clients of all ages. Rather than having one set modality, I prefer to join with the clients where they see themselves. We can then work together in dynamic ways meant to meet individual and specific needs.
My specialization is in griefwork of both death and emotional loss.
I am an experienced, mental health professional and life coach with a diverse private practice originally in Montreal. Now working online, world wide, I see clients of all ages. Rather than having one set modality, I prefer to join with the clients where they see themselves. We can then work together in dynamic ways meant to meet individual and specific needs.
(514) 600-0224 View (514) 600-0224
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Olfat Sakr
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3T  (Online Only)
” I believe that our faith and/or spirituality play an important role in helping us find meaning and purpose while navigating loss, pain, and the struggles we face in life.
My third culture kid (TCK) upbringing nurtured in me an interest in cross-cultural dialogue and interfaith work, and I eventually became passionate about peacebuilding. I facilitated cross-cultural dialogue among university students from different countries and worked with unaccompanied refugee youth from various African countries. This has equipped me with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Inner peace is essential for peaceful relationships with others, and I learned this after witnessing the trauma of the revolution and its aftermath.
” I believe that our faith and/or spirituality play an important role in helping us find meaning and purpose while navigating loss, pain, and the struggles we face in life.
My third culture kid (TCK) upbringing nurtured in me an interest in cross-cultural dialogue and interfaith work, and I eventually became passionate about peacebuilding. I facilitated cross-cultural dialogue among university students from different countries and worked with unaccompanied refugee youth from various African countries. This has equipped me with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Inner peace is essential for peaceful relationships with others, and I learned this after witnessing the trauma of the revolution and its aftermath.
(226) 781-3842 View (226) 781-3842
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Huma Malik
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3T  (Online Only)
I have experience dealing with various issues, including grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship problems.
Counselling can be seen as planting a seed that, with nurturing and attention, will grow into something beautiful. Every individual is akin to a seed that undergoes continual growth, advancing through each fleeting season filled with moments of happiness, sorrows, triumphs, bravery, disappointments, and fresh starts. Like seeds, humans require sources and resources to aid them in reaching their full potential, such as sunlight, rain, and soil. And just like every seed holds importance, every human being also possesses inherent value. By choosing to seek counseling, you have taken the first step towards transformation.
I have experience dealing with various issues, including grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship problems.
Counselling can be seen as planting a seed that, with nurturing and attention, will grow into something beautiful. Every individual is akin to a seed that undergoes continual growth, advancing through each fleeting season filled with moments of happiness, sorrows, triumphs, bravery, disappointments, and fresh starts. Like seeds, humans require sources and resources to aid them in reaching their full potential, such as sunlight, rain, and soil. And just like every seed holds importance, every human being also possesses inherent value. By choosing to seek counseling, you have taken the first step towards transformation.
(226) 705-0526 View (226) 705-0526
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Room of One's Own (ROO)
Counsellor, RCC, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2L  (Online Only)
Hiu is experienced in working from an Intersectionality-focused lens with predominantly people of the Global Majority with different neurotypes who identify as queer and have ongoing relationships with grief. Trained in Somatic Attachment and Feminist Narrative Therapy, Hiu privileges a person’s survival story and relationships to their agency, emotions, boundaries, and people. Hiu takes on a co-researcher role in therapy sessions with deconstructive conversations, insightful and possibly challenging questions, curiosity, and a commitment to naming the oppressive systems and dominant narratives at work.
Hiu is experienced in working from an Intersectionality-focused lens with predominantly people of the Global Majority with different neurotypes who identify as queer and have ongoing relationships with grief. Trained in Somatic Attachment and Feminist Narrative Therapy, Hiu privileges a person’s survival story and relationships to their agency, emotions, boundaries, and people. Hiu takes on a co-researcher role in therapy sessions with deconstructive conversations, insightful and possibly challenging questions, curiosity, and a commitment to naming the oppressive systems and dominant narratives at work.
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Kamelia Deleva / Smart Adapt Therapy
MA, ND, CCPA, CASC, ANNC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Are you going through a life transition: loss of a loved one, pet loss, separation/divorce, job loss, relocation, questioning spirituality, retirement, empty nest, aging, medical diagnosis? Do you find yourself preoccupied with questions about the meaning of life? Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or expectations? It is time to rediscover your inner peace.
Are you going through a life transition: loss of a loved one, pet loss, separation/divorce, job loss, relocation, questioning spirituality, retirement, empty nest, aging, medical diagnosis? Do you find yourself preoccupied with questions about the meaning of life? Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or expectations? It is time to rediscover your inner peace.
(450) 234-4911 View (450) 234-4911
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Yasmine Suzanne Sikender
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
Are you feeling anxious or struggling with feelings of sadness and/or irritation? Are you faced with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an aging parent or workplace stress? Stress can help motivate us to reach our goals. However, prolonged stress can increase the chances of developing anxiety, depression and many physical illnesses.
Are you feeling anxious or struggling with feelings of sadness and/or irritation? Are you faced with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an aging parent or workplace stress? Stress can help motivate us to reach our goals. However, prolonged stress can increase the chances of developing anxiety, depression and many physical illnesses.
(514) 659-9227 View (514) 659-9227
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Dr. Lara Kalaf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2Y
I am dedicated to empowering individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma, grief, acculturation difficulties, or eating disorders by helping them look past their life stressors and regain vitality, self-esteem, and purpose in life.
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
I am dedicated to empowering individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma, grief, acculturation difficulties, or eating disorders by helping them look past their life stressors and regain vitality, self-esteem, and purpose in life.
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
(438) 600-1622 View (438) 600-1622
Photo of Maureen 'hannah' Maher in Montréal, QC
Maureen 'hannah' Maher
BA, DO, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3Z
I work with women using Hypnotherapy, EMDR, and Regression Hypnosis (and Spiritual Counselling when requested) to overcome women's health issues such as situational anxiety or past trauma, weight loss goals, poor body image, phobias, lack of motivation, emotional eating, professional performance anxiety, and more. My approach is holistic and takes into consideration the needs of your heart and soul as well, to help clients who seek to better known themselves on a Soul level. This help can help them find clarity in their lives by discovering their soul purpose, improve their relationships, and to make peace with the past.
I work with women using Hypnotherapy, EMDR, and Regression Hypnosis (and Spiritual Counselling when requested) to overcome women's health issues such as situational anxiety or past trauma, weight loss goals, poor body image, phobias, lack of motivation, emotional eating, professional performance anxiety, and more. My approach is holistic and takes into consideration the needs of your heart and soul as well, to help clients who seek to better known themselves on a Soul level. This help can help them find clarity in their lives by discovering their soul purpose, improve their relationships, and to make peace with the past.
(438) 600-3357 View (438) 600-3357

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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.