Grief Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Hoang-My Nguyen-Slauter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
The pain and confusion of grief brought on by death, loss of a relationship, death of a pet, life transitions or the cascade of losses that follow a terminal diagnosis can feel insurmountable. The world continues to move forward and you're left feeling pressured figuring out how to move quickly or quietly through these feelings of guilt, sadness, anger, or resentment. Trying to figure out how to cope and who to lean on during a time of vulnerability is overwhelming. How do I process my grief? What is my new normal going to look like without this person? Will I find meaning or relief again?
The pain and confusion of grief brought on by death, loss of a relationship, death of a pet, life transitions or the cascade of losses that follow a terminal diagnosis can feel insurmountable. The world continues to move forward and you're left feeling pressured figuring out how to move quickly or quietly through these feelings of guilt, sadness, anger, or resentment. Trying to figure out how to cope and who to lean on during a time of vulnerability is overwhelming. How do I process my grief? What is my new normal going to look like without this person? Will I find meaning or relief again?
(928) 438-9178 View (928) 438-9178
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Carol Whitescarver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85014  (Online Only)
She currently works with adults who seek supportive and in-depth therapy for trauma, PTSD, life transitions, anger/behavioral issues, grief, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety.
Carol Whitescarver is a Clinical Social Worker, independently licensed in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Arizona. She has 24 years of social work and psychotherapy practice with individuals and groups. Carol graduated from Marymount College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Psychology, and from Fordham University with a Master’s in Social Work. She has worked in outpatient treatment programs in her community and with veterans and active-duty army members and their families, as well as in residential programs for TBI, substance abuse, and mental illness within the Veterans Health Administration.
She currently works with adults who seek supportive and in-depth therapy for trauma, PTSD, life transitions, anger/behavioral issues, grief, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety.
Carol Whitescarver is a Clinical Social Worker, independently licensed in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Arizona. She has 24 years of social work and psychotherapy practice with individuals and groups. Carol graduated from Marymount College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Psychology, and from Fordham University with a Master’s in Social Work. She has worked in outpatient treatment programs in her community and with veterans and active-duty army members and their families, as well as in residential programs for TBI, substance abuse, and mental illness within the Veterans Health Administration.
(602) 461-7699 View (602) 461-7699
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Lindra Fishleder
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Have you reached a point in life where it seems that something needs to change in order for you to be truly happy? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it, or perhaps you thought you left it behind years ago. If you are living with depression, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, addiction, or unresolved grief or trauma - there is hope and there is help. I strive to provide an honest, warm and collaborative environment so that you can feel safe embarking on your journey of self-exploration, healing and growth. This isn't easy work, but I truly believe that it is the most important work we can do for ourselves.
Have you reached a point in life where it seems that something needs to change in order for you to be truly happy? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it, or perhaps you thought you left it behind years ago. If you are living with depression, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, addiction, or unresolved grief or trauma - there is hope and there is help. I strive to provide an honest, warm and collaborative environment so that you can feel safe embarking on your journey of self-exploration, healing and growth. This isn't easy work, but I truly believe that it is the most important work we can do for ourselves.
(480) 681-6932 View (480) 681-6932
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Laura Jesmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to create a trusting and collaborative experience that recognizes your unique self, the joys and challenges you have faced, and honors your resilience for your own healing. The therapy process can help increase awareness of your needs, beliefs, and actions, understand and change self-defeating patterns, and build confidence to create healthy situations and relationships. My specialties include trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship concerns, LGBT Issues, spirituality and personal growth. I specialize in healing the effects of trauma.
I strive to create a trusting and collaborative experience that recognizes your unique self, the joys and challenges you have faced, and honors your resilience for your own healing. The therapy process can help increase awareness of your needs, beliefs, and actions, understand and change self-defeating patterns, and build confidence to create healthy situations and relationships. My specialties include trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship concerns, LGBT Issues, spirituality and personal growth. I specialize in healing the effects of trauma.
(480) 428-2915 View (480) 428-2915
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Candace M Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048
I believe in a holistic, mind, body, spirit, model of therapy. I am highly trained and skilled to help clients heal from Trauma, Attachment Issues, Relationship Issues, Family of Origin, Self-Esteem, and Grief and Complicated Grief issues, as well as other types of issues. I believe that therapy is based on the relationship with my client and is very important. I provide a warm, safe environment in which my client can fully heal. I can work somatically, using Peter Levine's model of Somatic Experiencing, as well as Gestalt, and other modalities. I look forward to our work together.
I believe in a holistic, mind, body, spirit, model of therapy. I am highly trained and skilled to help clients heal from Trauma, Attachment Issues, Relationship Issues, Family of Origin, Self-Esteem, and Grief and Complicated Grief issues, as well as other types of issues. I believe that therapy is based on the relationship with my client and is very important. I provide a warm, safe environment in which my client can fully heal. I can work somatically, using Peter Levine's model of Somatic Experiencing, as well as Gestalt, and other modalities. I look forward to our work together.
(602) 281-4206 View (602) 281-4206
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Veronica E. Sabater
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85083  (Online Only)
I am trained in EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, and emotional regulation techniques to address trauma, anxiety and depression, performance fear and grief; former credentialed addiction counselor accepting clients with a minimum of one-year sobriety/clean time.
Most folks are actually able to come to terms with life on their own. Accelerate this process by engaging a counselor and professional confidant. Seasoned, exceptionally well-trained and discrete psychotherapist providing guidance to move you past stuck points, accept, resolve, and move forward.
I am trained in EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, and emotional regulation techniques to address trauma, anxiety and depression, performance fear and grief; former credentialed addiction counselor accepting clients with a minimum of one-year sobriety/clean time.
Most folks are actually able to come to terms with life on their own. Accelerate this process by engaging a counselor and professional confidant. Seasoned, exceptionally well-trained and discrete psychotherapist providing guidance to move you past stuck points, accept, resolve, and move forward.
(623) 663-8918 View (623) 663-8918
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John R Kowite
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
You sit on your bed – heart pounding, face flushed, muscles tensed–still seething after the fight you just had with your partner. “This is it,” you tell yourself. “I can’t take anymore.” The arguments are becoming more frequent and hostile by the day. You remember when you loved being together. It’s painful and embarrassing to realize how fractured this once seemingly-unbreakable bond has become. You know that something has to change, but you just do not know how. That is where I can be of help. I am a CACREP-Accredited counselor in Arizona specializing on working with couples and grief.
You sit on your bed – heart pounding, face flushed, muscles tensed–still seething after the fight you just had with your partner. “This is it,” you tell yourself. “I can’t take anymore.” The arguments are becoming more frequent and hostile by the day. You remember when you loved being together. It’s painful and embarrassing to realize how fractured this once seemingly-unbreakable bond has become. You know that something has to change, but you just do not know how. That is where I can be of help. I am a CACREP-Accredited counselor in Arizona specializing on working with couples and grief.
(480) 382-0875 View (480) 382-0875
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Michael 'big Dog' Abell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85034
I specialize in Adjustment to loss,Grief, and Marriage and Family Therapy.
As you search for a solution to the problem you are facing, you may feel that you are in the dark. My goal as a therapist is to help you find your eyes in the dark. Together we will seek to identify the problem and help you to stand against it. We will evaluate your unique story and work to rewrite it towards the preferred outcome that you will define. My unique perspective as a counselor with a visual impairment qualifies me to provide a view of the problem that is different than most counselors.
I specialize in Adjustment to loss,Grief, and Marriage and Family Therapy.
As you search for a solution to the problem you are facing, you may feel that you are in the dark. My goal as a therapist is to help you find your eyes in the dark. Together we will seek to identify the problem and help you to stand against it. We will evaluate your unique story and work to rewrite it towards the preferred outcome that you will define. My unique perspective as a counselor with a visual impairment qualifies me to provide a view of the problem that is different than most counselors.
(602) 313-1807 View (602) 313-1807
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Tonic Harmony Therapy Services
MT-BC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85022  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in grief, offering grief therapy through the lens of expressive arts. I believe that we are always traveling - always on a journey. The question is, do we decide to push through the hard places and continue to move forward? Or do we decide that the hard places should be avoided at all costs and accept being stalled, or worse, begin moving backward? The thing to remember is that we never really arrive anywhere. Our journey is life-long and knowing that is what helps us plan new routes and prepare ourselves to deal with inevitable detours. I am here to help you re-visualize your journey.
I specialize in grief, offering grief therapy through the lens of expressive arts. I believe that we are always traveling - always on a journey. The question is, do we decide to push through the hard places and continue to move forward? Or do we decide that the hard places should be avoided at all costs and accept being stalled, or worse, begin moving backward? The thing to remember is that we never really arrive anywhere. Our journey is life-long and knowing that is what helps us plan new routes and prepare ourselves to deal with inevitable detours. I am here to help you re-visualize your journey.
(623) 281-3833 View (623) 281-3833
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Courtney Danielle Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking my website. Hi there! My name is Courtney Knight and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 6 years working with clients struggling with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and more.
Book with me now by clicking my website. Hi there! My name is Courtney Knight and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 6 years working with clients struggling with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and more.
(928) 628-7797 View (928) 628-7797
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Dr. Penny Zaddack
Psychologist, PsyD, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
I work with adults, families, and couples to address concerns such as grief, past trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life-transitions, relationship issues and caregiver fatigue.
When an individual comes to me for psychotherapy/counseling, I recognize that seeking help is an often difficult first step. I consider it an honor to work with each client and provide a safe environment that enables growth, healing, insight, and hope for the future.
I work with adults, families, and couples to address concerns such as grief, past trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life-transitions, relationship issues and caregiver fatigue.
When an individual comes to me for psychotherapy/counseling, I recognize that seeking help is an often difficult first step. I consider it an honor to work with each client and provide a safe environment that enables growth, healing, insight, and hope for the future.
(623) 224-2820 View (623) 224-2820
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Kelly Rau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013
I work with individual adults and couples and am trained in trauma treatment and have taken advanced training in grief counseling.
I believe therapy is an opportunity to be compassionately curious about ourselves – to reflect on our experiences, patterns, losses, traumas, and relationships, and consider how they impact our wellbeing and our sense of self. I want to support you in your process of tending to the pieces of yourself and your story that often feel sticky or unapproachable and offer a space to explore ways to find peace and a sense of grounding. If you’re going through a major loss, experiencing anxiety/depression or noticing patterns in your relationships, I am here to witness your insights and strengthen your connection to self.
I work with individual adults and couples and am trained in trauma treatment and have taken advanced training in grief counseling.
I believe therapy is an opportunity to be compassionately curious about ourselves – to reflect on our experiences, patterns, losses, traumas, and relationships, and consider how they impact our wellbeing and our sense of self. I want to support you in your process of tending to the pieces of yourself and your story that often feel sticky or unapproachable and offer a space to explore ways to find peace and a sense of grounding. If you’re going through a major loss, experiencing anxiety/depression or noticing patterns in your relationships, I am here to witness your insights and strengthen your connection to self.
(480) 372-9435 View (480) 372-9435
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Ema Grant
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014
I am accepting new clients! I specialize in addressing men's mental health, adjustment to change, grief, and trauma. In therapy, you can expect to not only talk about the things that you're struggling with, but also be given useful tools and skills to reduce life’s challenges. You'll find a space where you can be honest and unfiltered, and be met with acceptance and support. You'll sometimes be challenged on your blind spots or encouraged to stretch your comfort zone. You'll find that you get to know and like yourself better and feel more equipped to build a life of meaning and purpose.
I am accepting new clients! I specialize in addressing men's mental health, adjustment to change, grief, and trauma. In therapy, you can expect to not only talk about the things that you're struggling with, but also be given useful tools and skills to reduce life’s challenges. You'll find a space where you can be honest and unfiltered, and be met with acceptance and support. You'll sometimes be challenged on your blind spots or encouraged to stretch your comfort zone. You'll find that you get to know and like yourself better and feel more equipped to build a life of meaning and purpose.
(480) 613-9530 View (480) 613-9530
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James Palazzolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013
My approach to healing loss/grief and living a happy, purposeful life is grounded by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which emphasizes changing our thoughts so we can change our behaviors and outcomes.
Finding the right therapist is not easy and comes down to having meaningful, fun and memorable conversations with a person you can safely share your complicated healing issues with. You need to trust you won’t be judged, can safely share your vulnerable issues and ultimately get help learning new perspectives to look at your most stubborn problems. I’m here to help you with all of that if you think I’m the right therapist for you. It is your motivation and resilience that improves your life – I only want to help you find the best answers for your healing. My style is interactive and tends to be short-term (7-15 sessions usually.)
My approach to healing loss/grief and living a happy, purposeful life is grounded by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which emphasizes changing our thoughts so we can change our behaviors and outcomes.
Finding the right therapist is not easy and comes down to having meaningful, fun and memorable conversations with a person you can safely share your complicated healing issues with. You need to trust you won’t be judged, can safely share your vulnerable issues and ultimately get help learning new perspectives to look at your most stubborn problems. I’m here to help you with all of that if you think I’m the right therapist for you. It is your motivation and resilience that improves your life – I only want to help you find the best answers for your healing. My style is interactive and tends to be short-term (7-15 sessions usually.)
(928) 212-2838 View (928) 212-2838
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Vanessa Beck
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I help support women through their trauma, anxiety, grief, pregnancy, birth trauma, and postpartum.
Do you appear to have everything together but feel broken inside? Trauma can leave us feeling damaged, broken, and disconnected from our true selves. But you're determined to make a change. You're ready to open up about your pain and experience liberation. I am here to assist you in achieving that goal!
I help support women through their trauma, anxiety, grief, pregnancy, birth trauma, and postpartum.
Do you appear to have everything together but feel broken inside? Trauma can leave us feeling damaged, broken, and disconnected from our true selves. But you're determined to make a change. You're ready to open up about your pain and experience liberation. I am here to assist you in achieving that goal!
(602) 962-2542 View (602) 962-2542
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Seashell Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! As an EMDR trained clinician, I make it a priority to build a supportive and close relationship my clients will need to move forward in a positive and productive way! I specialize in working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, substance abuse issues, chronic pain and chronic disease. My goal is to offer a trauma focused healing space for you! Because I see clients by video, I provide therapy throughout the state of Arizona!
Accepting New Clients! As an EMDR trained clinician, I make it a priority to build a supportive and close relationship my clients will need to move forward in a positive and productive way! I specialize in working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, substance abuse issues, chronic pain and chronic disease. My goal is to offer a trauma focused healing space for you! Because I see clients by video, I provide therapy throughout the state of Arizona!
(928) 396-1373 View (928) 396-1373
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Camelback Counseling - Liz Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Do you identify yourself as a BIPOC neurodivergent mother facing the unique challenges of parenting, juggling life’s demands, feeling underappreciated, overworked, overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions, experiencing grief, and/or relationship difficulties. You may realize what is happening but nothing you have tried seems to help, feeling stuck and farther behind on your day-to-day tasks. Perhaps you avoid, maybe procrastinate, only to feel resentful. Imagine a life where you feel empowered, understood, and capable of facing life’s challenges with confidence. Let’s embark on this journey of holistic healing together!
Do you identify yourself as a BIPOC neurodivergent mother facing the unique challenges of parenting, juggling life’s demands, feeling underappreciated, overworked, overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions, experiencing grief, and/or relationship difficulties. You may realize what is happening but nothing you have tried seems to help, feeling stuck and farther behind on your day-to-day tasks. Perhaps you avoid, maybe procrastinate, only to feel resentful. Imagine a life where you feel empowered, understood, and capable of facing life’s challenges with confidence. Let’s embark on this journey of holistic healing together!
(623) 323-6029 View (623) 323-6029
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Mercedes A Shingler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Immediate Openings! If you are here, you are likely struggling with one of the most difficult times in your life and I applaud your courage to seek help. As a trained listener, I will hold space for you with empathy. It is my passion to help people cope through those difficult moments whether it be due to trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, or depression. Traumatic experiences can sometimes cause a desire to hide from the world in a dark hole hoping the pain will pass. I am here to bring a candle into that dark hole and join you there with kindness as we navigate the way out.
Immediate Openings! If you are here, you are likely struggling with one of the most difficult times in your life and I applaud your courage to seek help. As a trained listener, I will hold space for you with empathy. It is my passion to help people cope through those difficult moments whether it be due to trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, or depression. Traumatic experiences can sometimes cause a desire to hide from the world in a dark hole hoping the pain will pass. I am here to bring a candle into that dark hole and join you there with kindness as we navigate the way out.
(520) 525-1383 View (520) 525-1383
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Jillian Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
My specialties include grief (including pet loss), trauma (EMDR trained), depression, anxiety, aging and geriatric issues, and chronic health conditions (i.
Reaching out for help is the first step to living a better life. I am proud of you for making that step because it is often the hardest one to make. I work from a strengths-based approach to empower you to make whatever changes you would like to make or cope with any problems you are having. Together, we can develop new skills and insights to gain more control over your behaviors and mindset. All this will help you become empowered to explore new possibilities in all areas of your life.
My specialties include grief (including pet loss), trauma (EMDR trained), depression, anxiety, aging and geriatric issues, and chronic health conditions (i.
Reaching out for help is the first step to living a better life. I am proud of you for making that step because it is often the hardest one to make. I work from a strengths-based approach to empower you to make whatever changes you would like to make or cope with any problems you are having. Together, we can develop new skills and insights to gain more control over your behaviors and mindset. All this will help you become empowered to explore new possibilities in all areas of your life.
(623) 745-8641 View (623) 745-8641
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Ryan Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people struggling with issues related to: family of origin, depression, sexuality, grief and loss, mortality, relationships, significant life changes, health struggles, and identity formation.
I work with people using a variety of philosophies, but those encompassing humanistic and psychodynamic theories inform most of my practice. This generally means I am most interested in focusing on emotions, insight, relationships, past experiences, meta-emotion, self-worth, authenticity, fantasies, and the unconscious. I rely heavily on discussing shame, vulnerability, emotional needs, and creating meaning in life. I am fairly non-directive, and I will be most focused on helping you find your own authentic path by reflecting and exploring deeper meanings and patterns that arise in our discussions.
I specialize in working with people struggling with issues related to: family of origin, depression, sexuality, grief and loss, mortality, relationships, significant life changes, health struggles, and identity formation.
I work with people using a variety of philosophies, but those encompassing humanistic and psychodynamic theories inform most of my practice. This generally means I am most interested in focusing on emotions, insight, relationships, past experiences, meta-emotion, self-worth, authenticity, fantasies, and the unconscious. I rely heavily on discussing shame, vulnerability, emotional needs, and creating meaning in life. I am fairly non-directive, and I will be most focused on helping you find your own authentic path by reflecting and exploring deeper meanings and patterns that arise in our discussions.
(520) 210-5268 View (520) 210-5268
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.