Grief Psychiatrists in Portland, OR

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Ember Moore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, AGACNP, ACHPN
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
I think most of us are all looking for ways to grow and heal in big and small ways. Often living at our desired wellness can be challenged by loss, grief, trauma or our genetics. I understand that you want more wellness because you are here now, looking for support. This bit of strength that you have or the strength of a loved one who is helping you find support is a strength to be built upon. Depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum, PTSD or prolonged grief, coping with serious illness or dying and ADHD are common in making life difficult to live. I would like to support those looking for help with these.
I think most of us are all looking for ways to grow and heal in big and small ways. Often living at our desired wellness can be challenged by loss, grief, trauma or our genetics. I understand that you want more wellness because you are here now, looking for support. This bit of strength that you have or the strength of a loved one who is helping you find support is a strength to be built upon. Depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum, PTSD or prolonged grief, coping with serious illness or dying and ADHD are common in making life difficult to live. I would like to support those looking for help with these.
(877) 796-3132 View (877) 796-3132
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James Harrison Powers
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with an established private practice since 2002. I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people develop self-understanding about internal and relational dynamics which are repeated for reasons outside of consciousness. I assist clients with a variety of issues including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, parenting, and recurring self defeating behaviors.
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with an established private practice since 2002. I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people develop self-understanding about internal and relational dynamics which are repeated for reasons outside of consciousness. I assist clients with a variety of issues including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, parenting, and recurring self defeating behaviors.
(503) 564-1324 View (503) 564-1324
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Nate Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I have experience in addressing obstacles to growth that fall within these categories: depression, anxiety, obsessive tendencies, anger management, mood swings, panic, histories of trauma or abuse, self-defeating patterns of thought and behavior, grief and bereavement, LGBTQ+ topics, gender identity and issues surrounding minority status.
Hello! I'm currently accepting clients for medication management only for Oregon residents. As you consider mental health medications, you're likely feeling some mix of overwhelmed, exhausted, unfulfilled, and "stuck." The way you feel might be connected to challenging transitions in your life, a sense of unmet potential, or even long-held emotions and memories of painful experiences and relationships. The good news is that often times medications work and finding the right "fit" in a provider is a big initial step. Please click over to my website to see a full description of my approach. I look forward to hearing from you!
I have experience in addressing obstacles to growth that fall within these categories: depression, anxiety, obsessive tendencies, anger management, mood swings, panic, histories of trauma or abuse, self-defeating patterns of thought and behavior, grief and bereavement, LGBTQ+ topics, gender identity and issues surrounding minority status.
Hello! I'm currently accepting clients for medication management only for Oregon residents. As you consider mental health medications, you're likely feeling some mix of overwhelmed, exhausted, unfulfilled, and "stuck." The way you feel might be connected to challenging transitions in your life, a sense of unmet potential, or even long-held emotions and memories of painful experiences and relationships. The good news is that often times medications work and finding the right "fit" in a provider is a big initial step. Please click over to my website to see a full description of my approach. I look forward to hearing from you!
(503) 962-0493 x2 View (503) 962-0493 x2
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Scott A Friedman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
Not accepting new clients
My practice commonly includes treatment of anxiety, depression, and the effects of various forms of trauma, as well as difficulties with relationships, work or school, grief and loss, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, extreme and destructive emotional responses, and disconnection from feelings.
Therapy can lead to the relief of many forms of suffering, and to a fuller experience of love, work, creativity and play -- to a life more fully lived. My practice is centered on psychotherapy, sometimes coupled with judicious use of medications. While I work with adults of all ages, I specialize in working with young adults who find themselves standing apart, perhaps for the first time, from family environments and relationships that were difficult, traumatic, or invalidating.
My practice commonly includes treatment of anxiety, depression, and the effects of various forms of trauma, as well as difficulties with relationships, work or school, grief and loss, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, extreme and destructive emotional responses, and disconnection from feelings.
Therapy can lead to the relief of many forms of suffering, and to a fuller experience of love, work, creativity and play -- to a life more fully lived. My practice is centered on psychotherapy, sometimes coupled with judicious use of medications. While I work with adults of all ages, I specialize in working with young adults who find themselves standing apart, perhaps for the first time, from family environments and relationships that were difficult, traumatic, or invalidating.
(503) 926-6093 View (503) 926-6093
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Stacey Gramann
Psychiatrist, DO, MPH
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
Not accepting new clients
With my background in osteopathic medicine, my approach to mental health is holistic. I believe that long-term psychotherapy leads to the greatest personal growth. Deeper personal work can be accomplished within a therapeutic relationship that feels safe, and thus, it is fundamentally important that I create such a space for my clients. My therapy approach is rooted in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Through this model, my goal is to help my clients gain insight into their own emotions, how they relate to others, and through a collaborative therapeutic process, be better able to work through issues such as anxiety, depression, and grief. With a holistic focus on the mind and body, adjunct treatment may include a focus on relaxation/meditation, nutrition, sleep, and life style practices. Psychiatric medications are not the focus of my practice. However, I can prescribe medications for those clients attending weekly or more frequent therapy if they are determined to be a helpful adjunct to treatment.
With my background in osteopathic medicine, my approach to mental health is holistic. I believe that long-term psychotherapy leads to the greatest personal growth. Deeper personal work can be accomplished within a therapeutic relationship that feels safe, and thus, it is fundamentally important that I create such a space for my clients. My therapy approach is rooted in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Through this model, my goal is to help my clients gain insight into their own emotions, how they relate to others, and through a collaborative therapeutic process, be better able to work through issues such as anxiety, depression, and grief. With a holistic focus on the mind and body, adjunct treatment may include a focus on relaxation/meditation, nutrition, sleep, and life style practices. Psychiatric medications are not the focus of my practice. However, I can prescribe medications for those clients attending weekly or more frequent therapy if they are determined to be a helpful adjunct to treatment.
(971) 308-4610 View (971) 308-4610
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Shinichi Daimyo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MPH, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
nightmares, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance), loss of pleasure/interest, poor sleep, and more.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I aim to bring empathy into every moment of care I provide to my clients. I strive to create an empowering and empathy-focused environment, where the needs, goals, and aspirations of my client's mental health and life are the driving force in how I provide psychiatry and psychotherapy care. My approach is collaborative and client-centered, valuing a client’s experience and perspective as important as my expertise as a mental health provider.
nightmares, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance), loss of pleasure/interest, poor sleep, and more.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I aim to bring empathy into every moment of care I provide to my clients. I strive to create an empowering and empathy-focused environment, where the needs, goals, and aspirations of my client's mental health and life are the driving force in how I provide psychiatry and psychotherapy care. My approach is collaborative and client-centered, valuing a client’s experience and perspective as important as my expertise as a mental health provider.
(971) 299-7048 View (971) 299-7048
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Anne Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
We all must contend with suffering in one form or another, and it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a psychotherapist to explore the meaning to be found in it. I believe this can lead to deep transformation. We typically come to therapy due to getting caught in a whirlwind of some kind: sudden loss via death or romantic breakup, prolonged grief, or an awakening to our outdated patterns and fixed negative beliefs about ourselves. We can also use the therapy space to enrich our capacity for curiosity, enhance our imagination, and better find our footing.
We all must contend with suffering in one form or another, and it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a psychotherapist to explore the meaning to be found in it. I believe this can lead to deep transformation. We typically come to therapy due to getting caught in a whirlwind of some kind: sudden loss via death or romantic breakup, prolonged grief, or an awakening to our outdated patterns and fixed negative beliefs about ourselves. We can also use the therapy space to enrich our capacity for curiosity, enhance our imagination, and better find our footing.
(503) 928-6402 View (503) 928-6402
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Jeanne Johnson
Psychiatrist, MS, DDS, MD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
My goal is to partner with individuals to relieve emotional pain and suffering. We all encounter periods of emotional turmoil in our lives that may lead to feelings of isolation, grief, anxiety and depression. During these times, it is difficult, if not impossible, to find solutions to problems on our own. Along with fostering a safe environment for sharing, I provide psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. I endeavor to empower others to find a greater sense of emotional flexibility, discover new solutions to old problems, invigorate relationships, achieve peace of mind, and experience enduring change.
My goal is to partner with individuals to relieve emotional pain and suffering. We all encounter periods of emotional turmoil in our lives that may lead to feelings of isolation, grief, anxiety and depression. During these times, it is difficult, if not impossible, to find solutions to problems on our own. Along with fostering a safe environment for sharing, I provide psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. I endeavor to empower others to find a greater sense of emotional flexibility, discover new solutions to old problems, invigorate relationships, achieve peace of mind, and experience enduring change.
(971) 260-4183 View (971) 260-4183
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Jermiah Floyd
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
I treat individuals with a history of trauma, crisis, depression, grief, loss, anxiety, mood swings, and attention/focus issues.
My focus is providing holistic and person-centered care, meaning you are in charge, we go at your speed, and sessions should feel comfortable for you. I believe that individuals are more than just their symptoms and am committed to treating each person as a unique individual. Your mental health is linked to every aspect of your life, and I prioritize this perspective in addressing your well-being. I offer medication management and primary/adjunct psychotherapy to help alleviate your symptoms and help you balance your lived experience.
I treat individuals with a history of trauma, crisis, depression, grief, loss, anxiety, mood swings, and attention/focus issues.
My focus is providing holistic and person-centered care, meaning you are in charge, we go at your speed, and sessions should feel comfortable for you. I believe that individuals are more than just their symptoms and am committed to treating each person as a unique individual. Your mental health is linked to every aspect of your life, and I prioritize this perspective in addressing your well-being. I offer medication management and primary/adjunct psychotherapy to help alleviate your symptoms and help you balance your lived experience.
(503) 974-3427 View (503) 974-3427
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Vicki Grossman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, MS, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Wholeness Care for Body, Mind and Spirit for Depression, Anxiety, Mood Changes, ADHD, Grief, and Weight Management. PhD, Board Certified Licensed Psychiatric Provider, Oregon and Colorado. My PhD, is based on Caring Science Psychology with Board Certification as a Licensed Psychiatric Practitioner (PMHNP) in Colorado and Oregon. Over 25 years working in numerous areas of Healthcare including Psychiatry, Critical Care, Emergency and Trauma medicine, this provides me with the important connections in Medical Care and Mental Health Care. PhD with a focus in Caring Psychology, Holistic Psychiatric Care and Evidence Based Medicine.
Wholeness Care for Body, Mind and Spirit for Depression, Anxiety, Mood Changes, ADHD, Grief, and Weight Management. PhD, Board Certified Licensed Psychiatric Provider, Oregon and Colorado. My PhD, is based on Caring Science Psychology with Board Certification as a Licensed Psychiatric Practitioner (PMHNP) in Colorado and Oregon. Over 25 years working in numerous areas of Healthcare including Psychiatry, Critical Care, Emergency and Trauma medicine, this provides me with the important connections in Medical Care and Mental Health Care. PhD with a focus in Caring Psychology, Holistic Psychiatric Care and Evidence Based Medicine.
(303) 586-7754 View (303) 586-7754
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Jennifer Okeh - Halo Springs Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing compassionate and holistic care for your mental health via tele-psychiatry throughout the state of Oregon. My treatment age of expertise includes children through adults with minimal wait times for my services. I treat a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Sleep disorders, Grief, Adjustment disorders and more. I utilize current evidence-based treatment to help improve your overall mental and physical well-being.
I am a Licensed Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing compassionate and holistic care for your mental health via tele-psychiatry throughout the state of Oregon. My treatment age of expertise includes children through adults with minimal wait times for my services. I treat a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Sleep disorders, Grief, Adjustment disorders and more. I utilize current evidence-based treatment to help improve your overall mental and physical well-being.
(971) 366-2959 View (971) 366-2959
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Tiffany McClean
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am board certified in psychiatry and a proud therapist with the American Alpine Association's Climbing Grief Fund and the American Avalanche Association Resilience Project. I earned a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech and a masters in counseling at George Washington University. I worked as an LPC in eating disorders, addictions, and general psychiatry for 7 years before completing my Doctor of Nursing Practice. My doctoral project focused on cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders and the relationship between exercise, anxiety/depression, and cardiovascular health. I am also a former paramedic.
I am board certified in psychiatry and a proud therapist with the American Alpine Association's Climbing Grief Fund and the American Avalanche Association Resilience Project. I earned a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech and a masters in counseling at George Washington University. I worked as an LPC in eating disorders, addictions, and general psychiatry for 7 years before completing my Doctor of Nursing Practice. My doctoral project focused on cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders and the relationship between exercise, anxiety/depression, and cardiovascular health. I am also a former paramedic.
(503) 406-4268 View (503) 406-4268
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Joshua Dow
Psychiatrist, MD, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97280  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I approach therapy as a healing relationship that can help with developing a broader sense of dignity or centeredness or wholeness, self trust or respect, relationships and parenting, grief, trauma and depression or anxiety.
I'm so sorry that I'm not currently accepting new clients. (I'll change this statement when I'm ready to accept new clients, though it's okay that I get calls to double check. I know it can be very stressful to find a therapist, especially in the pandemic.) If you'd like to read further for future reference: I'm an adult & child psychiatrist, with experience with families and foster kids, but I've transitioned most of my focus to adults, and I do individual talk therapy, on a weekly or biweekly basis, by video/telehealth (I no longer have an in-person office) and sometimes with diet or supplements or very cautious use of medication.
I approach therapy as a healing relationship that can help with developing a broader sense of dignity or centeredness or wholeness, self trust or respect, relationships and parenting, grief, trauma and depression or anxiety.
I'm so sorry that I'm not currently accepting new clients. (I'll change this statement when I'm ready to accept new clients, though it's okay that I get calls to double check. I know it can be very stressful to find a therapist, especially in the pandemic.) If you'd like to read further for future reference: I'm an adult & child psychiatrist, with experience with families and foster kids, but I've transitioned most of my focus to adults, and I do individual talk therapy, on a weekly or biweekly basis, by video/telehealth (I no longer have an in-person office) and sometimes with diet or supplements or very cautious use of medication.
(503) 966-4586 View (503) 966-4586
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Dr. Elijah Kim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PsychNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209
We are born to be successful, happy, and enjoy every moment while living on earth, but that is a dream or fantasy in most cases. However, we are here to overcome obstacles preventing us from achieving our dreams and to make fantasies a reality. Life is full of surprises and challenges. Many are experiencing Depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, and a variety of other psychosocial stressors. It will be a privilege if I can assist those who need to alleviate their emotional pain and improve their daily functions.
We are born to be successful, happy, and enjoy every moment while living on earth, but that is a dream or fantasy in most cases. However, we are here to overcome obstacles preventing us from achieving our dreams and to make fantasies a reality. Life is full of surprises and challenges. Many are experiencing Depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, and a variety of other psychosocial stressors. It will be a privilege if I can assist those who need to alleviate their emotional pain and improve their daily functions.
(760) 388-2261 View (760) 388-2261
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Angela Sanders
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97203  (Online Only)
CURRENtLY ACCePTINg NEW PaTIEnTS! Free ADHD, GEneTiC, & NEurOPsYChoLoGiCaL TeSTiNg AvAiLaBLE! I work with Adults who have various mental health conditions. I have experience and specialized training in the assessment and treatment of individuals struggling with Substance use, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Relationship issues, Grief and Loss. My main goal is to help patients find ways to manage and cope with mental illnesses. I believe that every patient is unique and different, therefore I focus on utilizing an integrative approach to help my patients achieve greater mental health and well-being.
CURRENtLY ACCePTINg NEW PaTIEnTS! Free ADHD, GEneTiC, & NEurOPsYChoLoGiCaL TeSTiNg AvAiLaBLE! I work with Adults who have various mental health conditions. I have experience and specialized training in the assessment and treatment of individuals struggling with Substance use, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Relationship issues, Grief and Loss. My main goal is to help patients find ways to manage and cope with mental illnesses. I believe that every patient is unique and different, therefore I focus on utilizing an integrative approach to help my patients achieve greater mental health and well-being.
(503) 343-9051 View (503) 343-9051
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Michael Myers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
Being human comes with a variety of genetic and environmental variations that prewire our brains leading to lack of focus and inattention, depressive thoughts, anxiety, mood irregularities or neurological and developmental disorders affecting how we interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. We all experience forms of mental health disruptions in our lifetimes from stress, grief, loss or trauma to name a few. Parent's, teenangers, families, veterans, you, me, everyone. Many people are fearful of the societal stigma of a mental health diagnosis and considering medication and therapy can be daunting. One step at a time.
Being human comes with a variety of genetic and environmental variations that prewire our brains leading to lack of focus and inattention, depressive thoughts, anxiety, mood irregularities or neurological and developmental disorders affecting how we interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. We all experience forms of mental health disruptions in our lifetimes from stress, grief, loss or trauma to name a few. Parent's, teenangers, families, veterans, you, me, everyone. Many people are fearful of the societal stigma of a mental health diagnosis and considering medication and therapy can be daunting. One step at a time.
(541) 295-5172 View (541) 295-5172
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Melinda Pilar Anello
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Melinda's unique training and experience may benefit individuals with mental health concerns related to premenstrual distress, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (bipolar, depression, PTSD), trauma, pregnancy loss, or abortion.
Melinda uses a person-centered, holistic approach that incorporates medication management, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications in conjunction with supportive psychotherapy . She feels strongly that each person’s mental health is influenced by their age, gender, sexual and gender identity, hormonal health, and reproductive history, and believes that healing must incorporate all of the things that make you, uniquely you. Most importantly, she believes that we all have the innate ability to heal.
Melinda's unique training and experience may benefit individuals with mental health concerns related to premenstrual distress, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (bipolar, depression, PTSD), trauma, pregnancy loss, or abortion.
Melinda uses a person-centered, holistic approach that incorporates medication management, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications in conjunction with supportive psychotherapy . She feels strongly that each person’s mental health is influenced by their age, gender, sexual and gender identity, hormonal health, and reproductive history, and believes that healing must incorporate all of the things that make you, uniquely you. Most importantly, she believes that we all have the innate ability to heal.
(503) 751-8663 View (503) 751-8663
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Dianna Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC, ARNP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
Hi, are you ready to feel better sooner? I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner currently seeing patients virtually in IL, WA, OR, and NC with BlueSky Telepsych. We specialize in PTSD, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, Anger Management, Panic Disorders, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Grief, Bereavement, ADHD, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Personality Disorders, and More. Book an appointment today and feel better sooner.
Hi, are you ready to feel better sooner? I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner currently seeing patients virtually in IL, WA, OR, and NC with BlueSky Telepsych. We specialize in PTSD, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, Anger Management, Panic Disorders, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Grief, Bereavement, ADHD, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Personality Disorders, and More. Book an appointment today and feel better sooner.
(630) 755-3480 View (630) 755-3480
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Mukhdip Singh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
My primary focus is to help you better understand your life experiences, improve your day-to-day functioning, and help you develop lifelong skills to achieve your personal goals. I adopt a holistic approach, taking into account the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence your mental health in an empathic and supportive environment. I can help address your anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, and relational challenges. My goal is to help you develop skills and routines that you will continue to use even after our work ends.
My primary focus is to help you better understand your life experiences, improve your day-to-day functioning, and help you develop lifelong skills to achieve your personal goals. I adopt a holistic approach, taking into account the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence your mental health in an empathic and supportive environment. I can help address your anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, and relational challenges. My goal is to help you develop skills and routines that you will continue to use even after our work ends.
(971) 248-9516 View (971) 248-9516
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David Denton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Hello and welcome. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress have in some way affected so many of us. Any one of these can have a tremendous effect on your mental health. Whether you have endured loss, have been overwhelmed by external stressors, or have just been coping with isolation during these uncertain times there is support available for you. I would like to hear your story and be a part of the team that helps you navigate whatever storm you are weathering.
Hello and welcome. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress have in some way affected so many of us. Any one of these can have a tremendous effect on your mental health. Whether you have endured loss, have been overwhelmed by external stressors, or have just been coping with isolation during these uncertain times there is support available for you. I would like to hear your story and be a part of the team that helps you navigate whatever storm you are weathering.
(360) 233-8755 View (360) 233-8755
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.