Grief Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL

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Cynthia Jacinthe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNP, CNM, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
This breadth of experience enables me to offer a safe space for exploration and healing, addressing issues like postpartum depression, anxiety, grief following a miscarriage, and the emotional roller coaster of fertility journeys.
Mental health and wellness is a journey. Whether you are experiencing new or worsening perinatal mood/anxiety symptoms or managing the mood changes that may arise related to hormonal transitions (puberty, location, weaning, fertility treatments, perimenopause), my goal is to ensure you feel safe to share your story. I am here to affirm you are not alone. Throughout my years as a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, I’ve provided essential care and support across various settings. My approach has always been holistic and adaptive, ensuring accessibility and comfort for all my patients.
This breadth of experience enables me to offer a safe space for exploration and healing, addressing issues like postpartum depression, anxiety, grief following a miscarriage, and the emotional roller coaster of fertility journeys.
Mental health and wellness is a journey. Whether you are experiencing new or worsening perinatal mood/anxiety symptoms or managing the mood changes that may arise related to hormonal transitions (puberty, location, weaning, fertility treatments, perimenopause), my goal is to ensure you feel safe to share your story. I am here to affirm you are not alone. Throughout my years as a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, I’ve provided essential care and support across various settings. My approach has always been holistic and adaptive, ensuring accessibility and comfort for all my patients.
(872) 231-3696 x1 View (872) 231-3696 x1
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Theresa Towle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-BC, APRN
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Greetings! My name is Dr. Theresa Towle. I have decades of experience providing holistic care to help heal hurt, process trauma, build resilience, and find balance. As a dual-certified family & psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner, I use evidence-based techniques to treat mind and body, including addressing the role of the gut-brain axis in anxiety, depression, trauma, attention issues, weight loss and a host of other issues. I am dedicated to working with you develop a holistic approach to care.
Greetings! My name is Dr. Theresa Towle. I have decades of experience providing holistic care to help heal hurt, process trauma, build resilience, and find balance. As a dual-certified family & psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner, I use evidence-based techniques to treat mind and body, including addressing the role of the gut-brain axis in anxiety, depression, trauma, attention issues, weight loss and a host of other issues. I am dedicated to working with you develop a holistic approach to care.
(708) 564-3560 View (708) 564-3560
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Shoaib Memon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
My clinical specialties include working with adults, families and couples experiencing Anxiety, Depression, ADHD / ADD, Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Self Esteem, Life Transition, Loss & Grief, Relationship Issues, Anger and Trauma & PTSD.
Are you feeling lost and uncertain about the way your life is going? Do you feel alone or stuck in your situation? Are you struggling with feelings of stress, anxiety or depression? In order to effectively treat emotional problems and life challenges, it is important to find a psychiatrist in Chicago that can meet your needs. My first goal when meeting with you is to establish a genuine and collaborative connection. This will serve as the foundation for the work necessary to deal with daily feelings, understand experiences, and make positive changes to your life. We will work together to develop a plan to help you heal and grow.
My clinical specialties include working with adults, families and couples experiencing Anxiety, Depression, ADHD / ADD, Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Self Esteem, Life Transition, Loss & Grief, Relationship Issues, Anger and Trauma & PTSD.
Are you feeling lost and uncertain about the way your life is going? Do you feel alone or stuck in your situation? Are you struggling with feelings of stress, anxiety or depression? In order to effectively treat emotional problems and life challenges, it is important to find a psychiatrist in Chicago that can meet your needs. My first goal when meeting with you is to establish a genuine and collaborative connection. This will serve as the foundation for the work necessary to deal with daily feelings, understand experiences, and make positive changes to your life. We will work together to develop a plan to help you heal and grow.
(312) 800-1521 View (312) 800-1521
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Bernadette Namatovu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
I provide medication management and Spravato to adult patients. With extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, women's issues, self-esteem, grief, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I listen attentively to understand each patient's unique story, review treatment histories, and collaborate to set clear goals for their mental health journey.
I provide medication management and Spravato to adult patients. With extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, women's issues, self-esteem, grief, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I listen attentively to understand each patient's unique story, review treatment histories, and collaborate to set clear goals for their mental health journey.
(855) 205-4764 View (855) 205-4764
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Alexander E. Obolsky
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
From time to time, our lives take an unexpected turn for the worse. We may suffer injury; succumb to physical or emotional illness, or experience conflict, loss, misfortune. Trauma and chronic disability may affect our loved ones or us. Life adversities may temporarily overwhelm our ability to carry on. We may turn pessimistic, doubtful, and hopeless. Feel demoralized, worried, and anxious. Suffer sadness, distress, and anguish. Become angry and resentful. Feel distrustful and quarrel with others. Recognize our isolation and loneliness. At such times, we could benefit from a psychiatric evaluation and treatment, including psychotherapy and prescription medicine.
From time to time, our lives take an unexpected turn for the worse. We may suffer injury; succumb to physical or emotional illness, or experience conflict, loss, misfortune. Trauma and chronic disability may affect our loved ones or us. Life adversities may temporarily overwhelm our ability to carry on. We may turn pessimistic, doubtful, and hopeless. Feel demoralized, worried, and anxious. Suffer sadness, distress, and anguish. Become angry and resentful. Feel distrustful and quarrel with others. Recognize our isolation and loneliness. At such times, we could benefit from a psychiatric evaluation and treatment, including psychotherapy and prescription medicine.
(312) 436-1329 View (312) 436-1329
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Louis Feurino
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
I have extensive experience dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem problems, being stuck in life, grief, and self-inhibition.
Good therapy helps relieve the symptoms of the moment. Great therapy helps you change yourself so that you're more adaptive to whatever comes your way; it makes you wise. Most treatments are too narrow in their scope and only do part of the job. I specialize in using insight oriented psychotherapy to help people -- especially those who haven't gotten all they needed from attempts at standard treatment. With courage and time, the people I work with make dramatic, lasting changes. They feel and do better in every area of life. I'm a very highly rated provider because I know how to do what works and help you see the bigger picture.
I have extensive experience dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem problems, being stuck in life, grief, and self-inhibition.
Good therapy helps relieve the symptoms of the moment. Great therapy helps you change yourself so that you're more adaptive to whatever comes your way; it makes you wise. Most treatments are too narrow in their scope and only do part of the job. I specialize in using insight oriented psychotherapy to help people -- especially those who haven't gotten all they needed from attempts at standard treatment. With courage and time, the people I work with make dramatic, lasting changes. They feel and do better in every area of life. I'm a very highly rated provider because I know how to do what works and help you see the bigger picture.
(313) 486-9713 View (313) 486-9713
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Shani Alam
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I have been practicing general adult psychiatry since 1997 and have extensive expertise in evaluating and treating individuals of all ages, as well as treating a wide variety of emotional and mental conditions that range from mood/anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and eating disorders to consulting with clients about grief, trauma, work stress, relationship problems, adoption, legal cases, disability, and other major life changing events. I utilize biopsychosocial approach to mental illness that takes into account each individual's physical health, environment, and psychological experiences throughout their life.
I have been practicing general adult psychiatry since 1997 and have extensive expertise in evaluating and treating individuals of all ages, as well as treating a wide variety of emotional and mental conditions that range from mood/anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and eating disorders to consulting with clients about grief, trauma, work stress, relationship problems, adoption, legal cases, disability, and other major life changing events. I utilize biopsychosocial approach to mental illness that takes into account each individual's physical health, environment, and psychological experiences throughout their life.
(512) 686-2315 View (512) 686-2315
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Valencia Mitonya Covington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
I understand the pain and loss of insight as one struggles with depression and the uncertainty of anxiety.
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, mood disorders, PTSD to name a few are examples of mental health issues people struggle with every day. These mental health issues can have a significant impact on our lives. You deserve to be happy, have confidence, self-love, and enjoy life. I also prepare paperwork required for bariatric surgery. As a provider, I utilize a comprehensive approach to diagnose and formulate individualized treatment plan that will work out for you. We now offer medication management, Gene-sight testing, cognitive testing for disorders such as ADHD, and other mood disorders. No therapy at this time
I understand the pain and loss of insight as one struggles with depression and the uncertainty of anxiety.
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, mood disorders, PTSD to name a few are examples of mental health issues people struggle with every day. These mental health issues can have a significant impact on our lives. You deserve to be happy, have confidence, self-love, and enjoy life. I also prepare paperwork required for bariatric surgery. As a provider, I utilize a comprehensive approach to diagnose and formulate individualized treatment plan that will work out for you. We now offer medication management, Gene-sight testing, cognitive testing for disorders such as ADHD, and other mood disorders. No therapy at this time
(404) 586-4079 View (404) 586-4079
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Dani Nguyen
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
In reflective fashion, Kermit the Frog once sang, “it’s not easy being green”. If we replace “green” with anxious, angry, sad, depressed, lonely, or hurt, we feel the truth of the lyric. But for many of us that feel “green” over time, it can start to feel like it’s not easy being “me”. To make things even more difficult, most of the things that make us, “us”, are physically unseen; our personalities, our traumas (known or unknown), our beliefs, our emotions and thoughts. Navigating the “unseen” aspects in us is what fuels my passion in psychiatry, and to offer any support in that journey, is an honor.
In reflective fashion, Kermit the Frog once sang, “it’s not easy being green”. If we replace “green” with anxious, angry, sad, depressed, lonely, or hurt, we feel the truth of the lyric. But for many of us that feel “green” over time, it can start to feel like it’s not easy being “me”. To make things even more difficult, most of the things that make us, “us”, are physically unseen; our personalities, our traumas (known or unknown), our beliefs, our emotions and thoughts. Navigating the “unseen” aspects in us is what fuels my passion in psychiatry, and to offer any support in that journey, is an honor.
(872) 278-6640 View (872) 278-6640
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Abigail M Hamilton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP, APRN, NP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60612
Meet Abigail: Your Partner in Healing through Trauma-Informed Care Are you ready to embark on a journey of healing and transformation? Abigail, our dedicated practitioner, specializes in a trauma-informed approach to help you overcome PTSD, substance abuse, mood disorders, and anxiety. Trauma-Informed Care: Abigail brings deep understanding and empathy to her practice, creating a safe and nurturing space for your healing. Her trauma-informed approach ensures that your unique experiences are respected on your path to wellness. Overcoming PTSD: Abigail is your guide to breaking free from the chains of PTSD.
Meet Abigail: Your Partner in Healing through Trauma-Informed Care Are you ready to embark on a journey of healing and transformation? Abigail, our dedicated practitioner, specializes in a trauma-informed approach to help you overcome PTSD, substance abuse, mood disorders, and anxiety. Trauma-Informed Care: Abigail brings deep understanding and empathy to her practice, creating a safe and nurturing space for your healing. Her trauma-informed approach ensures that your unique experiences are respected on your path to wellness. Overcoming PTSD: Abigail is your guide to breaking free from the chains of PTSD.
(312) 598-1678 View (312) 598-1678
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Amanda Kleinman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I help clients who want to feel happier and make positive changes, but are struggling to find their way. They want to enjoy meaningful relationships and fulfilling careers, but something keeps holding them back. They want to make sense of their emotions and the social world around them, but no explanation is quite satisfying enough. They may sense that there is someone they are or need to be, but they feel they keep coming up short. They seek to experience true contentment, the fullness of gratitude, and the peace of a life well-lived, and are ready to invest in their growth.
I help clients who want to feel happier and make positive changes, but are struggling to find their way. They want to enjoy meaningful relationships and fulfilling careers, but something keeps holding them back. They want to make sense of their emotions and the social world around them, but no explanation is quite satisfying enough. They may sense that there is someone they are or need to be, but they feel they keep coming up short. They seek to experience true contentment, the fullness of gratitude, and the peace of a life well-lived, and are ready to invest in their growth.
(773) 828-4081 View (773) 828-4081
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Eappen Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist. I completed medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a general (adult) psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a child psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. The training I received in residency and fellowship has prepared me to manage essentially any psychiatric issue that comes through my clinic doors, regardless of severity or complexity.
I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist. I completed medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a general (adult) psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a child psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. The training I received in residency and fellowship has prepared me to manage essentially any psychiatric issue that comes through my clinic doors, regardless of severity or complexity.
(844) 632-7736 View (844) 632-7736
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Monica Samelson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Our minds are a complex interrelation between our brain, other somatic systems, our social context, and much else about our environment. Improving mental health calls for a creative and adaptive approach that takes all these factors into account. Treatment works by building together a safe environment so that you can investigate the way your life experiences have led to certain ways of being in regards to yourself, relationships, and our sociocultural environment. Once you recognize these patterns, you can move forward with agency in order to live life in accordance with your desires, values, and sense of an authentic self.
Our minds are a complex interrelation between our brain, other somatic systems, our social context, and much else about our environment. Improving mental health calls for a creative and adaptive approach that takes all these factors into account. Treatment works by building together a safe environment so that you can investigate the way your life experiences have led to certain ways of being in regards to yourself, relationships, and our sociocultural environment. Once you recognize these patterns, you can move forward with agency in order to live life in accordance with your desires, values, and sense of an authentic self.
(773) 207-2986 View (773) 207-2986
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Kiran Maharaja
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I am a friendly and insightful psychiatrist who provides compassionate, empathetic care that is tailored to your concerns. I am trained in the use of both psychotherapy and medication management to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. I have developed expertise in anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder.
I am a friendly and insightful psychiatrist who provides compassionate, empathetic care that is tailored to your concerns. I am trained in the use of both psychotherapy and medication management to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. I have developed expertise in anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder.
(312) 548-8970 View (312) 548-8970
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Amer Smajkic M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Since 1995, Dr. Amer Smajkic has been practicing Psychiatry in the Chicago area. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Smajkic is applying his knowledge and skills as a Psycho-pharmacologist, Behaviorist and Cognitive Behavioral therapist. The focus of his care are ADHD disorders, Learning disorders, Developmental disorders, Mood disorders and Anxiety disorders.
Since 1995, Dr. Amer Smajkic has been practicing Psychiatry in the Chicago area. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Smajkic is applying his knowledge and skills as a Psycho-pharmacologist, Behaviorist and Cognitive Behavioral therapist. The focus of his care are ADHD disorders, Learning disorders, Developmental disorders, Mood disorders and Anxiety disorders.
(312) 697-1173 View (312) 697-1173
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Katie Edwards Humpal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Katie! I specialize in providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals who are open to personal growth and self-improvement. Whether you're at the beginning of your journey or already motivated to make changes, I'm here to support and guide you. I offer medication management and psychotherapy to address a range of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Together, we can work towards overcoming challenges, finding new paths, and achieving a sense of freedom, fulfillment, and overall happiness. Let's embark on this journey of transformation together.
Hi, I'm Katie! I specialize in providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals who are open to personal growth and self-improvement. Whether you're at the beginning of your journey or already motivated to make changes, I'm here to support and guide you. I offer medication management and psychotherapy to address a range of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Together, we can work towards overcoming challenges, finding new paths, and achieving a sense of freedom, fulfillment, and overall happiness. Let's embark on this journey of transformation together.
(312) 646-6904 View (312) 646-6904
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Meenakshi Denduluri
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
As a board-certified general adult psychiatrist with specialized training in psychotherapy, my approach to patient care is rooted in forming meaningful connections with patients. I wholeheartedly believe that psychological suffering stems from a blend of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. My patients and I work together to uncover these factors and create treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.
As a board-certified general adult psychiatrist with specialized training in psychotherapy, my approach to patient care is rooted in forming meaningful connections with patients. I wholeheartedly believe that psychological suffering stems from a blend of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. My patients and I work together to uncover these factors and create treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.
(312) 321-8392 View (312) 321-8392
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Rita Vaitauskaite
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
You are not alone, and your mental health matters! Navigating life's complexities can be daunting, especially when anxiety or depression weigh heavily on your shoulders. My goal is to empower you on your journey toward mental wellness, granting you the tools and support needed to regain control and embrace a fulfilling life.
You are not alone, and your mental health matters! Navigating life's complexities can be daunting, especially when anxiety or depression weigh heavily on your shoulders. My goal is to empower you on your journey toward mental wellness, granting you the tools and support needed to regain control and embrace a fulfilling life.
(773) 232-5814 View (773) 232-5814
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Sarah Tisser
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60655
Sarah Tisser was born and raised in France and lived in Israel for 10 years. She is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children and adults. She has experience treating all psychiatric disorders, including perinatal mental health: She is PSI certified. Sarah also treats patients with sexual dysfunction due to anxiety and depression, and would adjust medications to avoid sexual side effects. She sees clients aged 6 years and up.
Sarah Tisser was born and raised in France and lived in Israel for 10 years. She is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children and adults. She has experience treating all psychiatric disorders, including perinatal mental health: She is PSI certified. Sarah also treats patients with sexual dysfunction due to anxiety and depression, and would adjust medications to avoid sexual side effects. She sees clients aged 6 years and up.
(708) 719-6273 View (708) 719-6273
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Amy Wasserman
Psychiatric Nurse, MPH, PMHNP, APRN, CNM, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Whether you are seeking preconception consultation, experiencing new or worsening perinatal mood/anxiety symptoms or managing mood changes related to hormonal transitions during your lifetime (i.e. puberty, lactation weaning, fertility treatments, perimenopause or starting gender-affirming hormones), my goal is to ensure you feel safe to share your story and be informed and knowledgeable about all your options. Together we will develop a treatment plan that aligns with your values and identities. This may include lifestyle changes, supplements, alternative and complementary therapies, psychotherapeutic and/or pharmacologic options.
Whether you are seeking preconception consultation, experiencing new or worsening perinatal mood/anxiety symptoms or managing mood changes related to hormonal transitions during your lifetime (i.e. puberty, lactation weaning, fertility treatments, perimenopause or starting gender-affirming hormones), my goal is to ensure you feel safe to share your story and be informed and knowledgeable about all your options. Together we will develop a treatment plan that aligns with your values and identities. This may include lifestyle changes, supplements, alternative and complementary therapies, psychotherapeutic and/or pharmacologic options.
(872) 259-9753 x1 View (872) 259-9753 x1
Grief Psychiatrists

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.