Grief Psychiatrists in Raleigh, NC

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Mind & Body Renew
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ADN, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-c
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Mind & Body Renew is a Integrative Psych and Wellness practice focused on renewal of the mind, body and spirit . We offer packages personalized wellness packages for your health care needs . Like our name implies , we are here to help you feel better in your Mind and Body . Because of this we offer, Cognitive behavioral therapy services as part of our treatment and services . It’s our goal to help those who need customized , Weight loss & Nutrition plans , basic psychiatric medication management, and aesthetic services such as botox and hydra facials.
Mind & Body Renew is a Integrative Psych and Wellness practice focused on renewal of the mind, body and spirit . We offer packages personalized wellness packages for your health care needs . Like our name implies , we are here to help you feel better in your Mind and Body . Because of this we offer, Cognitive behavioral therapy services as part of our treatment and services . It’s our goal to help those who need customized , Weight loss & Nutrition plans , basic psychiatric medication management, and aesthetic services such as botox and hydra facials.
(984) 689-9010 View (984) 689-9010
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Hira A. Silat
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
My clinical expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, life transitions, chronic physical illnesses, workplace burnout, academic stress, immigrant and minority stress.
As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, my goal is to create a safe, warm and compassionate space for healing and personal growth. In my work, I aim to delve beyond diagnostic labels to uncover the core issues underlying clinical symptoms. This process acknowledges each individual’s unique experience and helps minimize reliance on medications. Together, I work with my clients to help them understand the unconscious impact of early childhood experiences on their current ability to love, work and play, and help them gain inner freedom to live fuller, more wholesome lives.
My clinical expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, life transitions, chronic physical illnesses, workplace burnout, academic stress, immigrant and minority stress.
As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, my goal is to create a safe, warm and compassionate space for healing and personal growth. In my work, I aim to delve beyond diagnostic labels to uncover the core issues underlying clinical symptoms. This process acknowledges each individual’s unique experience and helps minimize reliance on medications. Together, I work with my clients to help them understand the unconscious impact of early childhood experiences on their current ability to love, work and play, and help them gain inner freedom to live fuller, more wholesome lives.
(919) 328-3961 View (919) 328-3961
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Charisse Fullwood
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Charisse Fullwood, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
I focus on practicing wellness and encourage self care to be our best self. I offer packages personalized wellness packages for your health care needs . Are you suffering for obesity, low self esteem, and would like some tools? Like our name implies , we are here to help you feel better in your Mind and Body . Because of this we offer, Cognitive behavioral therapy services as part of our treatment and services . It’s our goal to help those who need customized , Weight loss & Nutrition plans , psychiatric medication management, and aesthetic services such as botox and hydra facials.
I focus on practicing wellness and encourage self care to be our best self. I offer packages personalized wellness packages for your health care needs . Are you suffering for obesity, low self esteem, and would like some tools? Like our name implies , we are here to help you feel better in your Mind and Body . Because of this we offer, Cognitive behavioral therapy services as part of our treatment and services . It’s our goal to help those who need customized , Weight loss & Nutrition plans , psychiatric medication management, and aesthetic services such as botox and hydra facials.
(984) 231-8209 View (984) 231-8209
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Erica Palmiero
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
My primary focus includes perinatal care encompassing mood struggles, grief, and trauma.
Are you struggling with ups and downs in your mood? Or feeling tense, anxious, or irritable for no apparent reason? I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have completed advanced perinatal mental health training through Postpartum Support International. I have worked in numerous inpatient settings including New York Presbyterian’s Division of Psychiatry and have over fifteen years of experience providing psychiatric care across the lifespan. Specializing in therapy and medication management, I use a holistic and integrative approach to diagnose and treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
My primary focus includes perinatal care encompassing mood struggles, grief, and trauma.
Are you struggling with ups and downs in your mood? Or feeling tense, anxious, or irritable for no apparent reason? I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have completed advanced perinatal mental health training through Postpartum Support International. I have worked in numerous inpatient settings including New York Presbyterian’s Division of Psychiatry and have over fifteen years of experience providing psychiatric care across the lifespan. Specializing in therapy and medication management, I use a holistic and integrative approach to diagnose and treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
(919) 275-1405 View (919) 275-1405
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Peter Z. Perault
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Waitlist for new clients
I see adult men and women who seek help with emotional distress including depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem vulnerability, difficulty in relationships, parenting or work.
I am a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Chapel Hill with 25 years experience helping people to heal and transform emotional distress by talking freely and deeply about their lives. As a physician, I understand when medications may be needed to heal physiologic emotional distress. But I also know that a person who is listened and responded to with deep understanding will become clearer, stronger and freer to grow -- within themselves, in their relationships and in their work. This unique, personal therapeutic experience often leads to the most complete and lasting cure, and success in life.
I see adult men and women who seek help with emotional distress including depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem vulnerability, difficulty in relationships, parenting or work.
I am a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Chapel Hill with 25 years experience helping people to heal and transform emotional distress by talking freely and deeply about their lives. As a physician, I understand when medications may be needed to heal physiologic emotional distress. But I also know that a person who is listened and responded to with deep understanding will become clearer, stronger and freer to grow -- within themselves, in their relationships and in their work. This unique, personal therapeutic experience often leads to the most complete and lasting cure, and success in life.
(919) 924-0977 View (919) 924-0977
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Dr. Eliza (Leeza) Park
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27608
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychiatrist offering both therapy and medication treatment, my goal is to provide you with expert care to improve your mental health and overall well-being. Together, we will strengthen your resilience for navigating life's challenges, whether it's dealing with illness, the complexities of parenting, self-criticism, or the weight of grief. Life is too important to do this hard work alone. Drawing from years of experience working with healthcare providers, cancer survivors, and the bereaved, I will work collaboratively with you on your journey to a happier and healthier life.
As a psychiatrist offering both therapy and medication treatment, my goal is to provide you with expert care to improve your mental health and overall well-being. Together, we will strengthen your resilience for navigating life's challenges, whether it's dealing with illness, the complexities of parenting, self-criticism, or the weight of grief. Life is too important to do this hard work alone. Drawing from years of experience working with healthcare providers, cancer survivors, and the bereaved, I will work collaboratively with you on your journey to a happier and healthier life.
(919) 351-6138 View (919) 351-6138
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Virtuous Total Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-C, ANP-C
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal patient is one with a motivation to improve their current mindset, situation, emotions, and lifestyle. I am specifically well-educated in managing depression, weight loss/obesity, time management, goal-setting initiatives and more! Come prepared to do the required work! I am not your "typical" provider, as I use a less "formal" and more personable approach! I perform ADHD/Cognitive testing (for different age groups), Psychotherapeutic genetic testing (to see which meds work best for you), psychotherapy for chronic pain management, (all done from the comfort of your home) get detailed, analyzed personal results. EMAIL US!
My ideal patient is one with a motivation to improve their current mindset, situation, emotions, and lifestyle. I am specifically well-educated in managing depression, weight loss/obesity, time management, goal-setting initiatives and more! Come prepared to do the required work! I am not your "typical" provider, as I use a less "formal" and more personable approach! I perform ADHD/Cognitive testing (for different age groups), Psychotherapeutic genetic testing (to see which meds work best for you), psychotherapy for chronic pain management, (all done from the comfort of your home) get detailed, analyzed personal results. EMAIL US!
(919) 289-8422 View (919) 289-8422
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Rachel VanBree
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, WHNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27610
I have over twenty years of experience working in numerous outpatient settings primarily focused on perinatal care to include mood disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
I view my time with clients as a privilege and honor the role to form a partnership during this vulnerable time in your life. As an advocate both of therapy and medication management, I will provide a safe and supportive environment to work together with you. My role is to provide the guidance and clarity to help empower you and to support the best decision and tools for you and your family. Clients describe feeling heard and validated during their sessions with me. Using evidence-based treatment, I strive to help my clients feel their best no matter what challenges they face.
I have over twenty years of experience working in numerous outpatient settings primarily focused on perinatal care to include mood disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
I view my time with clients as a privilege and honor the role to form a partnership during this vulnerable time in your life. As an advocate both of therapy and medication management, I will provide a safe and supportive environment to work together with you. My role is to provide the guidance and clarity to help empower you and to support the best decision and tools for you and your family. Clients describe feeling heard and validated during their sessions with me. Using evidence-based treatment, I strive to help my clients feel their best no matter what challenges they face.
(919) 275-1405 View (919) 275-1405
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Center for Emotional Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Our medical staff has a vast level of experience and expertise in treating a broad range of mental health concerns including: ADHD, depression, anxiety/panic disorder, marriage/relationship counseling, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, postpartum, eating disorders, PTSD, sexual trauma, grief counseling and many other mental + behavioral health concerns.
CEH offers traditional and alternative mental health services to ensure our patients have the best treatment and support available. CEH offers the following services: virtual + in-office appointments, therapy + counseling, medication management, medicated assisted treatment for substance abuse + veteran support services. CEH provides treatment for patients ages 4 and older, with a less-than two-week waiting period guaranteed at our 50+ office locations. CEH is conveniently located throughout North Carolina including Asheville, Boone, Concord, Charlotte, Raleigh, Statesville, Winston, and Wilmington; we also have offices in Florida.
Our medical staff has a vast level of experience and expertise in treating a broad range of mental health concerns including: ADHD, depression, anxiety/panic disorder, marriage/relationship counseling, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, postpartum, eating disorders, PTSD, sexual trauma, grief counseling and many other mental + behavioral health concerns.
CEH offers traditional and alternative mental health services to ensure our patients have the best treatment and support available. CEH offers the following services: virtual + in-office appointments, therapy + counseling, medication management, medicated assisted treatment for substance abuse + veteran support services. CEH provides treatment for patients ages 4 and older, with a less-than two-week waiting period guaranteed at our 50+ office locations. CEH is conveniently located throughout North Carolina including Asheville, Boone, Concord, Charlotte, Raleigh, Statesville, Winston, and Wilmington; we also have offices in Florida.
(704) 237-4240 View (704) 237-4240
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Peter Buonaccorsi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Not accepting new clients
Psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and care are best undertaken with humility and humor in all parties. Though the human condition often feels impossible and suffering unbearable, Psychiatry can offer help with these complex and vexing issues. I promise to do my best to communicate clearly and to listen diligently to your concerns and problems. Working with parents and their children is a special privilege for me. I enjoy helping people meet the tasks of becoming a parent and learning to parent their child. I have found that these challenges are among the most difficult that most people ever encounter.
Psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and care are best undertaken with humility and humor in all parties. Though the human condition often feels impossible and suffering unbearable, Psychiatry can offer help with these complex and vexing issues. I promise to do my best to communicate clearly and to listen diligently to your concerns and problems. Working with parents and their children is a special privilege for me. I enjoy helping people meet the tasks of becoming a parent and learning to parent their child. I have found that these challenges are among the most difficult that most people ever encounter.
(919) 551-3907 View (919) 551-3907
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Alison Graham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Alison Graham is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has worked with a spectrum of patients from adolescence to geriatrics. She has helped these individuals with depression and anxiety, all the way to psychosis and self-harm.
Alison Graham is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has worked with a spectrum of patients from adolescence to geriatrics. She has helped these individuals with depression and anxiety, all the way to psychosis and self-harm.
(984) 230-9623 View (984) 230-9623
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Casey Mental Health Collaborative
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
At Casey Mental Health Collaborative, we are committed to offering the best mental health care. Our psychiatrist, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and licensed therapists offer well-rounded, researched-based treatment approaches to target most mental health symptoms. Our goal is for you to feel better about yourself and your life. We offer telepsychiatry and in person appointments in our North Raleigh and Chapel Hill offices. Please visit our website to view our providers and their specialties.
At Casey Mental Health Collaborative, we are committed to offering the best mental health care. Our psychiatrist, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and licensed therapists offer well-rounded, researched-based treatment approaches to target most mental health symptoms. Our goal is for you to feel better about yourself and your life. We offer telepsychiatry and in person appointments in our North Raleigh and Chapel Hill offices. Please visit our website to view our providers and their specialties.
(984) 600-6993 x1 View (984) 600-6993 x1
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Eric D Morse
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Dr. Eric Morse helps people recover from many substance use disorders and mental illnesses. He has a busy Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) maintenance program for opioid use disorder within his private practice in Carolina Performance (see www.CarolinaPerformance.net) at 8300 Health Park. He works for the SAMHSA Opioid Response Network and Physician Clinical Support System as a mentor to train physicians on the proper treatment of opioid use disorder and directs the opioid treatment programs known as the Morse Clinics, see www.MorseClinics.com
Dr. Eric Morse helps people recover from many substance use disorders and mental illnesses. He has a busy Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) maintenance program for opioid use disorder within his private practice in Carolina Performance (see www.CarolinaPerformance.net) at 8300 Health Park. He works for the SAMHSA Opioid Response Network and Physician Clinical Support System as a mentor to train physicians on the proper treatment of opioid use disorder and directs the opioid treatment programs known as the Morse Clinics, see www.MorseClinics.com
(919) 229-8245 x1 View (919) 229-8245 x1
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Alicia Esther Ramirez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
I am deeply committed to promoting mental health well-being as a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner; I believe mental health care should be a priority for all cultures, as it can help people cope with the stresses of life, have good relationships, and realize their full potential. I have 3 years of experience as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and 9 years of registered nursing experience. I am a bilingual English and Spanish speaker, and it is important that we communicate openly and that you feel respected in our relationship.
I am deeply committed to promoting mental health well-being as a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner; I believe mental health care should be a priority for all cultures, as it can help people cope with the stresses of life, have good relationships, and realize their full potential. I have 3 years of experience as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and 9 years of registered nursing experience. I am a bilingual English and Spanish speaker, and it is important that we communicate openly and that you feel respected in our relationship.
(984) 422-3363 View (984) 422-3363
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Neil Scheurich
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
NOTE that as of 6/23/24 my schedule is too full to permit new patient scheduling. I do not keep a waiting list, but typically I am able to reopen periodically. I am a psychiatrist offering medication treatments and/or psychotherapy as appropriate. Most of my patients struggle with anxiety or depression, although I also have broad experience in treating ADHD, bipolar disorder, as well as various issues of life adjustments and relationships. Note that I do not specialize in treating children and adolescents, couples therapy, or addiction treatment. I offer either video or in-person sessions.
NOTE that as of 6/23/24 my schedule is too full to permit new patient scheduling. I do not keep a waiting list, but typically I am able to reopen periodically. I am a psychiatrist offering medication treatments and/or psychotherapy as appropriate. Most of my patients struggle with anxiety or depression, although I also have broad experience in treating ADHD, bipolar disorder, as well as various issues of life adjustments and relationships. Note that I do not specialize in treating children and adolescents, couples therapy, or addiction treatment. I offer either video or in-person sessions.
(919) 283-4391 View (919) 283-4391
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Debbie Granick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Taking clients in North Carolina only. I provide medication (combined with counseling if you you wish!) to help you reach your mental health goals. I'm informal, non-judgmental, have no issue with bad words or loud laughs and specialize in women's mental health. Navigating a tough transition? Feel you could be happier and more fulfilled? Not quite the person you want to be? Let's work together! I provide medication or can just consult about medication to see if it is right for you; I also consult with and mentor mental health providers and can speak on mental health topics for your workplace or interest group.
Taking clients in North Carolina only. I provide medication (combined with counseling if you you wish!) to help you reach your mental health goals. I'm informal, non-judgmental, have no issue with bad words or loud laughs and specialize in women's mental health. Navigating a tough transition? Feel you could be happier and more fulfilled? Not quite the person you want to be? Let's work together! I provide medication or can just consult about medication to see if it is right for you; I also consult with and mentor mental health providers and can speak on mental health topics for your workplace or interest group.
(919) 729-6293 View (919) 729-6293
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Tiirini Hill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
Are you a mother who can't seem to understand why you are having some of the intrusive thoughts you are having? Are you a worrier and constantly checking if you locked the doors , turned off the stove , etc. ? Do you feel like everyone else around you has it together and you're barely making it and struggle to tend to your own basic needs? Well guess what ? You're not alone. 1 in 5 moms will experience some type of perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder. Black women are more likely to experience these disorders also known as PMADS and less likely to receive treatment.The best way to contact me is sending an email.
Are you a mother who can't seem to understand why you are having some of the intrusive thoughts you are having? Are you a worrier and constantly checking if you locked the doors , turned off the stove , etc. ? Do you feel like everyone else around you has it together and you're barely making it and struggle to tend to your own basic needs? Well guess what ? You're not alone. 1 in 5 moms will experience some type of perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder. Black women are more likely to experience these disorders also known as PMADS and less likely to receive treatment.The best way to contact me is sending an email.
(984) 206-3806 View (984) 206-3806
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Shari Sengupta
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Dr. Shari Sengupta attended the University of OK as a National Merit Scholar and went on to graduate from from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She specialized in Adult Psychiatry at the University of NC Hospitals where she was a chief resident. She received psychotherapy training in insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches and trained at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas. She has 18 years of experience providing medication management and psychotherapy in both private practice and community mental health settings and over 10 years of experience in telepsychiatry providing care to underserved communities.
Dr. Shari Sengupta attended the University of OK as a National Merit Scholar and went on to graduate from from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She specialized in Adult Psychiatry at the University of NC Hospitals where she was a chief resident. She received psychotherapy training in insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches and trained at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas. She has 18 years of experience providing medication management and psychotherapy in both private practice and community mental health settings and over 10 years of experience in telepsychiatry providing care to underserved communities.
(919) 739-3253 View (919) 739-3253
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Samantha Dietter
Physician Assistant, PA-C, CAQ-Psy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Accepting new clients - Ages 5+, teens and adults for medication management. Virtual and in-office appointments. I have a passion for providing patient-centered mental health care. I will work collaboratively with you to create a personalized care plan, through shared decision making and incorporation of your strengths. Using a holistic approach, we will combine lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and psychotropic treatments to assist you and your family.
Accepting new clients - Ages 5+, teens and adults for medication management. Virtual and in-office appointments. I have a passion for providing patient-centered mental health care. I will work collaboratively with you to create a personalized care plan, through shared decision making and incorporation of your strengths. Using a holistic approach, we will combine lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and psychotropic treatments to assist you and your family.
(984) 364-8172 View (984) 364-8172
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William Russell Cannon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
In my psychotherapy practice, my goal is to create a collaborative environment to understand the patterns in our behavior and relationships that hold us back from our potential towards meaning and fulfillment in our lives. There isn't always an answer to our problems/suffering but I do think we can examine our relationship to our struggles in order to make the choices that are most in accordance with our deepest values.
In my psychotherapy practice, my goal is to create a collaborative environment to understand the patterns in our behavior and relationships that hold us back from our potential towards meaning and fulfillment in our lives. There isn't always an answer to our problems/suffering but I do think we can examine our relationship to our struggles in order to make the choices that are most in accordance with our deepest values.
(919) 729-2214 View (919) 729-2214
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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.