Grief Therapists in Alabama

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Margie Slaughter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in relationships; grief ; chronic illness and injury; anxiety; depression; religious, medical and childhood trauma; and generally helping people better process and put into context their life experiences.
Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone who will really listen. When you find yourself at one of life's crossroads wondering which way to turn, it helps to have a safe place to talk and a safe person to hear you out. You will find that place here, along with an objective, non-judgmental, professional perspective that the most well-meaning friends and family may not provide. Together we can explore your options, choices, questions, hurts, and strengths in ways you might not have previously considered so that you can continue working through your wounds rather than living them out. Being seen, heard, and understood is healing.
(205) 535-1123
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Homewood, AL 35209
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Lucinda Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you or your loved ones struggling? Whether it be day-to-day challenges, anxiety, depression, grief or if you are just not sure what you are struggling with, I can help sort your issues out. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment offering tools that allow my clients to manage and reduce stress that can be debilitating.I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults that have been victims of abuse, those who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger management, insecurity and behavioral issues.
(205) 590-5276
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Birmingham, AL 35223
Not accepting new clients
Mary Ellen Capps
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I love working with people who are ready for a change...people who are motivated to do the work that will transform their lives...perhaps to let go of self limiting beliefs, work through their pain and grow into the person they want to be. Most of my clients come to be because of intense grief , trauma, addiction issues as well as marriage and family and change of life issues. I believe healing is within each of my clients and we work in partnership to reach that goal.
(205) 703-2145
Birmingham, AL 35209
Not accepting new clients
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Jo Simmons Self
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, PhD, RN
Verified
Verified
Professionally, I facilitate a grief support group and personally, I have experienced the loss of my husband and son.
My approach to counseling is client centered because I personally believe that clients have the answers they are seeking. My role as a counselor is to guide them through the process of discovery. I believe that all of us live our lives on a healthy/unhealthy continuum. I support clients in their desire to develop healthy ways of getting their needs met and living on the positive side of the scale. My office provides a completely safe, non-threatening, and non-judgmental environment for clients to verbalize and explore their options.
(205) 596-6467
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Birmingham, AL 35209
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Courtney Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH, CPHQ
Verified
Verified
Life often presents us with overwhelming and unexpected challenges- be it a newly diagnosed and/ or chronic illness, the monumental task of being a caregiver for a family member, or the death of someone we love. When confronted alone, these issues may leave you feeling anxious, depressed and uncertain about the future. As a licensed mental health professional, my role is to provide you with the necessary education, tools and support to navigate your journey towards personal growth. In doing so, I use a variety of evidence-based interventions to support your unique needs, values and goals in a safe and judgement free manner.
(256) 648-5086
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Huntsville, AL 35801
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Heather Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am dedicated to helping clients learn to live with grief , loss and other life transitions. In a world that tells us grieving is a problem that needs to be fixed, I offer a different perspective. If you have experienced an overwhelming life change, you don't need platitudes. Instead, I provide acknowledgement and support as you adjust to your new reality. I also specialize in working with parents raising children with disabilities. Many parents find it impossible to care for themselves. As a parent of a child with disabilities, I understand the unique challenges that you and your child face.
(256) 367-2326
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Huntsville, AL 35801
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Chardonney L Washington
Counselor, MS, ALC, CAIP
Verified
Verified
Seeking help can be a BIG Step! Just the thought of revealing your vulnerability probably makes you CRINGE and close your browser. And what about having to work full-time and then find someone to provide a safe space on YOUR time. Do you want to receive counseling services, but work during traditional hours? Do you feel stuck and unsure of your next moved? Got anxiety, depression, anger, or life stress? Struggling with self-identity or life's purpose? Are you grieving a loss ? What about mood swings and negative thoughts of? I bet you're ready to make some positive changes but you just need a partner on your journey, huh?
(205) 964-8678
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Gadsden, AL 35904
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Jessica Fewell
Counselor, MS, ALC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm so glad you're here. If anxiety, trauma, grief , or unexpected loss have you feeling like you are lost in a fog, I am dedicated to walking alongside you to a much clearer path. You do not have to suffer alone or in silence. Because I believe healing begins with authentic connection, I am passionate about creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship rooted in radical empathy and mutual respect.
(256) 408-9044
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Athens, AL 35611
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Yvonne Rosebraugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping others heal from the effects of trauma, grief and loss , to get their lives 'back' and feel in control.
Feeling isolated and hopeless about the future? In need of extra support? I am here to help you with compassion and empathy. I have 17 years of experience working with adults, first responders, the elderly and the special needs population who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, issues stemming from divorce and grief / loss who may be suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety or complicated grief . I was a member of the trauma team at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA for 7 years and worked at Rady Children's hospital and S.D. Hospice. I am an EMDR Certified therapist and licensed in AL, AZ, CA, and FL.
(256) 500-8599
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Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
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ACTS Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Relationships can be messy. Times can be confusing. In every life, it gets dark, lonely or just plain TOO overwhelming. You don't have to go at it alone. I have spent many years working with individuals, including adolescents and adults, couples and families. My areas of expertise include marital crises/infidelity, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss , negative thinking and low self-esteem. I can help you, and you can feel hope again.
(205) 535-1087
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Birmingham, AL 35213
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Hazel L Woodward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in the areas of addiction, profound grief / bereavement , emotional trauma and Gottman Method Couples Therapy My style is humanistic and person centered, and my affect is candid but mindful.
"You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn't feel like it right now" . This quote speaks quite loudly to me because upon reflection, I find that Life has a way of interfering when I am busy doing something else. I have spent the better part of 25 years learning who I am and have willingly and sometimes unwillingly faced harsh realities I would not chose for anyone, much less myself. One of the most important things that has proven to be true for me, is that if I can find meaning in events that shattered my world or at the very least, shook it up, then my understanding and insight increased and I could find peace.
(251) 243-7639
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Mobile, AL 36606
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Family Consult Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LGSW, MAC, MSWAC
Verified
Verified
Although I work well with clients across the broad spectrum of needs, I prefer working with couples who are experiencing marital, relationship and family difficulties. I also work with clients experiencing domestic violence, grief and PTSD. I come armed with 34 years of experience that allows me to help clients work on the ongoing development of the self including their internal strength; becoming less dependent on others for validation. I also work with an acute focus on intercultural difficulties.
(256) 743-6586
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Huntsville, AL 35816
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Lindsey Gurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
Verified
When people have experienced trauma, losses, stressors, and difficulties in relationships, they sometimes struggle to find hope. When relationships with friends, children & family are confusing and challenging, many feel isolated. You may judge yourself harshly instead of practicing self-compassion, leading to feelings of low self-esteem. In addition to meeting the needs of people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief , and family conflict, members of the adoption triad will find a safe space here to explore their story and prepare to meet the unique needs that encompass adoption.
(251) 235-5506
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Mobile, AL 36609
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Laura Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Has the loss of a loved one, relationship, or life transition left you feeling lost, anxious, depressed, angry, or unsure of where to turn? Grief is an umbrella term for all the emotions you might feel after loss , and it has no fixed timeline. Whether your loss was recent or decades ago, I can help. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I specialize in grief and trauma work.
(205) 708-6440
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Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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Not accepting new clients
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Michaela Whitehead
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CEDS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My passion is helping clients heal and grow physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of positive thinking. My specialties include trauma focused therapy for survivors of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse as well as treatment of eating disorders, complicated grief , and women's issues. I use a holistic, person-centered approach to counseling and work as a team with my clients to help them achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.
(256) 598-9423
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Huntsville, AL 35801
Not accepting new clients
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Joy S. Grafton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of Clinical experience counseling in a variety of roles including loss and grief , anxiety, foster care/adoption, trauma and other family services.
Do you ever feel life is beating you down? Are you experiencing a change in life? Do you feel broken, stressed or exhausted? I named my practice Restore because I believe that counseling can offer you the opportunity to bring back the feeling of wholeness you may have once felt in life. I believe in the importance and beauty of life. When life changes it can be an opportunity for you to gain new skills to deal with your emotions. Just like you would see a doctor or set exercise goals, your emotional health is just as important to your overall health. I can work with you to help you bring new beauty out of the struggles of life.
(251) 292-9651
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Mobile, AL 36609
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Haven Counseling Services of Cullman, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer Christian counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, grief counseling and dialectical therapy in a non-judgmental, warm environment.
Sometimes it's hard getting out of bed, eating a meal or maybe overeating, going to sleep or maybe sleeping too much, it happens to 1 in 5 people, these are common symptoms of depression. Did you know that many people who have depression also have anxiety? Is it hard to stay focused on tasks? Is worry common every day to you? Do you feel out of control when you can't control? More than 40 million people in the US, age 18 and older, suffer from anxiety, but only a few ask for help to this highly treatable condition. None of us are perfect, my approach is one of encouragement and empowerment to live life to the fullest potential.
(256) 255-7127
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Cullman, AL 35058
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Maggie Banger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with grief , anxiety, depression, spirituality, individuation, vocation, and addiction issues. I am passionate about helping people find fulfillment in their lives through embracing total wellness. I believe seeing worth as an individual is critical to a healthy spiritual outlook and to cultivating hope. Restore Counseling Services is birthed out of a spiritual desire for all to see hope manifested in daily life through practical application of spiritual principles.
(205) 512-3071
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Hoover, AL 35226
Waitlist for new clients
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Emily Franklin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I have a background working with various populations, including but not limited to those individuals struggling with trauma, self esteem, depression, anxiety and grief .
I believe that counseling enables people to be the best version of themselves. My goal is to empower you to make positive choices in your life. I also believe that one of the most important aspects of counseling is the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor. I feel this relationship should provide you with the confidence to navigate life's many challenges.
(205) 973-4351
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Helena, AL 35080
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Emily Pritchett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, trauma, grief / loss , PTSD, and more.
Hey! You know, there are times in our lives when we ALL need a little extra support. You don't have to go through life alone. None of us have perfect lives and sometimes it takes an objective 3rd party to help you see things in a different light or even to simply have someone talk to. I'd love to be that person for you! If you're willing to allow me to help you meet YOUR goals and address YOUR needs, you can make the progress you are looking for! You can also find me at mindwarriorwellness.com.
(334) 248-5306
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Ariton, AL 36311
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Grief Therapists

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.