Grief Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Anita Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85711
I have extensive experience with grief counseling and grief support groups.
You have the right to feel complete, alive, and engaged -- in spite of your circumstances. Sometimes things can be so overwhelming that it's impossible to imagine a solution, but no matter how discouraged and stuck you may feel, you can feel better. Together we will identify the sources of your discomfort. We will work to find clarity, and develop a roadmap for your work. We will focus on your strengths, and we will help you gain the skills you need to become an advocate for yourself. I believe it is important to look at your past, but not to let it define your present or your future.
I have extensive experience with grief counseling and grief support groups.
You have the right to feel complete, alive, and engaged -- in spite of your circumstances. Sometimes things can be so overwhelming that it's impossible to imagine a solution, but no matter how discouraged and stuck you may feel, you can feel better. Together we will identify the sources of your discomfort. We will work to find clarity, and develop a roadmap for your work. We will focus on your strengths, and we will help you gain the skills you need to become an advocate for yourself. I believe it is important to look at your past, but not to let it define your present or your future.
(520) 391-9374 View (520) 391-9374
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Maureen Olinsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
For those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or relationship issues, it is often difficult to find balance and peace. We may at times be unable to find that balance on our own and choose to reach out for support. I see that reaching out as both courageous and healthy. I believe successful therapy is based on a strong relationship between a therapist and a client. You will find that I provide support, safety and a nurturing environment as we explore issues and work together to facilitate growth and self-awareness.
For those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or relationship issues, it is often difficult to find balance and peace. We may at times be unable to find that balance on our own and choose to reach out for support. I see that reaching out as both courageous and healthy. I believe successful therapy is based on a strong relationship between a therapist and a client. You will find that I provide support, safety and a nurturing environment as we explore issues and work together to facilitate growth and self-awareness.
(520) 447-3692 View (520) 447-3692
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Cathy L Zipp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
I am trained in the cutting edge grief therapy, Induced After Death Communication that heals the pain of complicated grief.
If you're ready for a kick-butt therapist, let's talk. I teach, support, inspire, give homework-and hold you accountable for making progress. Advanced techniques in EMDR will restore stability FAST. You will have fun again SOON & heal your traumas FOR GOOD. Big T & little t trauma work will pay off. It requires an investment of time & money, and you are worth it. Plan to cry & laugh a lot. My book, MidLife with Style, hit #1 on Amazon. Thanks everyone! I'll show you how to kick butt in Mid Life!
I am trained in the cutting edge grief therapy, Induced After Death Communication that heals the pain of complicated grief.
If you're ready for a kick-butt therapist, let's talk. I teach, support, inspire, give homework-and hold you accountable for making progress. Advanced techniques in EMDR will restore stability FAST. You will have fun again SOON & heal your traumas FOR GOOD. Big T & little t trauma work will pay off. It requires an investment of time & money, and you are worth it. Plan to cry & laugh a lot. My book, MidLife with Style, hit #1 on Amazon. Thanks everyone! I'll show you how to kick butt in Mid Life!
(520) 401-5995 View (520) 401-5995
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Shay Wills @ Entune Behavioral Health
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85715
My ideal client may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma, seeking guidance through life's challenges. They desire a safe space to explore their feelings and experiences, needing support to navigate relational difficulties or grief. They aspire to find inner strength, resilience, and a sense of purpose amidst adversity. Their goal is to achieve emotional well-being, heal from past wounds, and cultivate meaningful connections. They seek a therapist who understands their unique identity and empowers them to thrive authentically.
My ideal client may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma, seeking guidance through life's challenges. They desire a safe space to explore their feelings and experiences, needing support to navigate relational difficulties or grief. They aspire to find inner strength, resilience, and a sense of purpose amidst adversity. Their goal is to achieve emotional well-being, heal from past wounds, and cultivate meaningful connections. They seek a therapist who understands their unique identity and empowers them to thrive authentically.
(520) 210-4967 View (520) 210-4967
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Cara Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85750  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, grief & loss, life transitions, relationships, anxiety & depression.
Inner Path Counseling is a welcoming, non-judgmental space to explore your inner life and outer world, including your beliefs & emotions, choices & relationships. This is a sacred space to heal trauma, support grief & loss, reflect on life transitions, and increase self awareness and insight into patterns you’re ready to change. My intention is to listen deeply, guide with compassion and respect your inner healing wisdom. Together, we can work towards compassionate healing and positive change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Level 3 Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.
I specialize in trauma, grief & loss, life transitions, relationships, anxiety & depression.
Inner Path Counseling is a welcoming, non-judgmental space to explore your inner life and outer world, including your beliefs & emotions, choices & relationships. This is a sacred space to heal trauma, support grief & loss, reflect on life transitions, and increase self awareness and insight into patterns you’re ready to change. My intention is to listen deeply, guide with compassion and respect your inner healing wisdom. Together, we can work towards compassionate healing and positive change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Level 3 Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.
(520) 201-0718 View (520) 201-0718
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Dolores K Fair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85719
How can we find joy in a world full of turmoil: fires, hurricanes, shootings, political upheavals, wars, etc. This adds more stress to our already stressful lives. Sometimes, all we need is to have someone to talk to---someone unbiased and nonjudgmental. Sometimes, we need a little help and it is okay to ask for that help. We can work through the challenges that you face; like, grief and loss, couples' issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and trauma, to name a few. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call.
How can we find joy in a world full of turmoil: fires, hurricanes, shootings, political upheavals, wars, etc. This adds more stress to our already stressful lives. Sometimes, all we need is to have someone to talk to---someone unbiased and nonjudgmental. Sometimes, we need a little help and it is okay to ask for that help. We can work through the challenges that you face; like, grief and loss, couples' issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and trauma, to name a few. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call.
(520) 300-9879 View (520) 300-9879
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Carol S. Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
I have worked in the field of loss, grief and bereavement for over 25 years in both agency and private practice settings. Serving and supporting grieving folks, whether the loss is from a death, divorce, job loss, health loss or any other form of loss has been an honor and a privilege. Reaching out to a professional for any reason takes courage and a willingness to be vulnerable. Holding space for folks as they connect to their core sense of authenticity, vulnerability, courage, empathy and belonging is vital. The client is the "expert" in their own life; working with someone to connect to that inner knowledge is a joy.
I have worked in the field of loss, grief and bereavement for over 25 years in both agency and private practice settings. Serving and supporting grieving folks, whether the loss is from a death, divorce, job loss, health loss or any other form of loss has been an honor and a privilege. Reaching out to a professional for any reason takes courage and a willingness to be vulnerable. Holding space for folks as they connect to their core sense of authenticity, vulnerability, courage, empathy and belonging is vital. The client is the "expert" in their own life; working with someone to connect to that inner knowledge is a joy.
(520) 447-3377 View (520) 447-3377
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Joel Ackley
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85718
Are you concerned for your child being angry, sad or anxious? Has your teen been isolating, depressed or stressed out? Perhaps you are having conflict with your spouse/partner or your relationship is on the brink? Are you overwhelmed with due to a loss in your life? If you are feeling stuck, we can help. You are not alone. We provide a listening ear to your story, sound counsel and a place for you to improve, cope, grow and thrive in the here and now. Our therapy is private, compassionate, supportive, & professional. Check out our website for more information.
Are you concerned for your child being angry, sad or anxious? Has your teen been isolating, depressed or stressed out? Perhaps you are having conflict with your spouse/partner or your relationship is on the brink? Are you overwhelmed with due to a loss in your life? If you are feeling stuck, we can help. You are not alone. We provide a listening ear to your story, sound counsel and a place for you to improve, cope, grow and thrive in the here and now. Our therapy is private, compassionate, supportive, & professional. Check out our website for more information.
(520) 441-3102 View (520) 441-3102
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Mary Martin Hayden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85748  (Online Only)
Whether you are going through a life transition; struggling from depression or anxiety; suffering from the grief of a loved one; or just feeling overwhelmed; allow me to assist you in feeling better and seeking out a better life for yourself.
For many people, searching for a therapist that they can trust is intimidating. I want to make this process as comfortable and stress-free as possible. I promise to offer you a safe and non-judgmental place where you can talk and be heard. I believe that the answers lie within you and processing how you feel inside is the first step in unlocking the life that you seek. I will gently nudge but never push you towards your goals. Step into my virtual room and let me help you achieve the solutions you are looking for in your life.
Whether you are going through a life transition; struggling from depression or anxiety; suffering from the grief of a loved one; or just feeling overwhelmed; allow me to assist you in feeling better and seeking out a better life for yourself.
For many people, searching for a therapist that they can trust is intimidating. I want to make this process as comfortable and stress-free as possible. I promise to offer you a safe and non-judgmental place where you can talk and be heard. I believe that the answers lie within you and processing how you feel inside is the first step in unlocking the life that you seek. I will gently nudge but never push you towards your goals. Step into my virtual room and let me help you achieve the solutions you are looking for in your life.
(520) 412-2781 View (520) 412-2781
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Tabitha Intschert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PYT, PLLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, and grief with individuals of all ages, including: adults, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Would you like to... Feel more centered? Sleep better? Make decisions more easily? Create a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Yoga Therapist. I am a holistic psychotherapist here to help you find contentment in painful moments and heal emotional wounds keeping you from living joyfully. Together, we will utilize mindfulness practices to focus on internal thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This will allow you to better manage your feelings, make better choices, think fewer negative thoughts, communicate more easily, and react to stress more mindfully.
My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, and grief with individuals of all ages, including: adults, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Would you like to... Feel more centered? Sleep better? Make decisions more easily? Create a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Yoga Therapist. I am a holistic psychotherapist here to help you find contentment in painful moments and heal emotional wounds keeping you from living joyfully. Together, we will utilize mindfulness practices to focus on internal thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This will allow you to better manage your feelings, make better choices, think fewer negative thoughts, communicate more easily, and react to stress more mindfully.
(520) 775-3970 View (520) 775-3970
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Cara Lillian Love
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85716
Life can be challenging. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are and provide a safe space to navigate through their issues together. I specialize in treating substance use and abuse, which in turn leads to the treatment of underlying issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and low-self esteem. By utilizing an individualistic, strength based approach, I help my clients to find positive ways to cope with the challenges of everyday life in ways that work for them. I am empathetic and kind. I bring my clients into a space where they will not be judged or criticized.
Life can be challenging. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are and provide a safe space to navigate through their issues together. I specialize in treating substance use and abuse, which in turn leads to the treatment of underlying issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and low-self esteem. By utilizing an individualistic, strength based approach, I help my clients to find positive ways to cope with the challenges of everyday life in ways that work for them. I am empathetic and kind. I bring my clients into a space where they will not be judged or criticized.
(520) 346-7672 View (520) 346-7672
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Dr. Jenna Teso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85711  (Online Only)
I am passionate about building trusting relationships with my clients and creating a safe environment from which to facilitate change and coping. I work with adolescents and young adults who have experienced traumatic events, with an emphasis on traumatic grief and loss. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to help clients alleviate symptoms of trauma. I am available to provide services via a secure online video platform to clients in Arizona and Utah.
I am passionate about building trusting relationships with my clients and creating a safe environment from which to facilitate change and coping. I work with adolescents and young adults who have experienced traumatic events, with an emphasis on traumatic grief and loss. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to help clients alleviate symptoms of trauma. I am available to provide services via a secure online video platform to clients in Arizona and Utah.
(520) 518-3539 View (520) 518-3539
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KP Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, MARE, LPC, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85719
I specialize in treating complex co-occurring disorders including depression, PTSD, substance use disorders, and grief and loss.
In these unprecedented times, many people find that depression and anxiety have become daily challenges. For others, historic or recent traumas create problems such as flashbacks, panic, or poor self-concept. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have spent the last 28 years providing compassionate and effective psychotherapy to those who struggle with mental health and addictive disorders. I use approaches that include narrative therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to challenge long-held negative beliefs and maladaptive behaviors that can interfere with recovery.
I specialize in treating complex co-occurring disorders including depression, PTSD, substance use disorders, and grief and loss.
In these unprecedented times, many people find that depression and anxiety have become daily challenges. For others, historic or recent traumas create problems such as flashbacks, panic, or poor self-concept. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have spent the last 28 years providing compassionate and effective psychotherapy to those who struggle with mental health and addictive disorders. I use approaches that include narrative therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to challenge long-held negative beliefs and maladaptive behaviors that can interfere with recovery.
(520) 201-0379 View (520) 201-0379
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Jessica De La Ossa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
My clinical interests include: grief and loss, relationship issues, perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as fertility concerns.
In my experience, withholding, avoiding, or denying deep emotion is often the culprit behind suffering. My integrative therapeutic approach creates a safe environment for you to express those deep emotions. Employing curiosity and respect, I'll use stirring, intentional questions to dislodge buried sentiments. In doing so, you're free to uncover a sense of connection and stability in life. The primary goal of therapy is to enliven and enhance your emotional experiences and relationships through actionable insights. During this process, I pay close attention to what you say about yourself as guiding points for potential growth.
My clinical interests include: grief and loss, relationship issues, perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as fertility concerns.
In my experience, withholding, avoiding, or denying deep emotion is often the culprit behind suffering. My integrative therapeutic approach creates a safe environment for you to express those deep emotions. Employing curiosity and respect, I'll use stirring, intentional questions to dislodge buried sentiments. In doing so, you're free to uncover a sense of connection and stability in life. The primary goal of therapy is to enliven and enhance your emotional experiences and relationships through actionable insights. During this process, I pay close attention to what you say about yourself as guiding points for potential growth.
(520) 457-5707 View (520) 457-5707
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Deena Gayle Hitzke
Counselor, MAHR, MAPC, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
I offer individual and group therapy that focuses upon attachment, grief, loss, and related anxiety and depression.
Life doesn't have to be so hard. There are simple ways to make it better. I can help you to gain insight and perspective, identifying the patterns of thinking, feelings, and neurobiological reactions that manifest your emotional pain and or mental anguish. Once we understand the patterns that need to be changed, we can work together to select the right treatment for you. Having a plan is half the battle, and the other is having someone with the personal and professional experience to guide you. Let's get together and find out if we are a good fit, to embark upon your journey to wholeness, together.
I offer individual and group therapy that focuses upon attachment, grief, loss, and related anxiety and depression.
Life doesn't have to be so hard. There are simple ways to make it better. I can help you to gain insight and perspective, identifying the patterns of thinking, feelings, and neurobiological reactions that manifest your emotional pain and or mental anguish. Once we understand the patterns that need to be changed, we can work together to select the right treatment for you. Having a plan is half the battle, and the other is having someone with the personal and professional experience to guide you. Let's get together and find out if we are a good fit, to embark upon your journey to wholeness, together.
(520) 210-5703 View (520) 210-5703
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Rebecca Ann Wilkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, ITR-TTS
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Extensive training in trauma resolution, crisis management, substance abuse, mental illness, reducing anxiety and anger, depression, grief/loss/transitions, coping with life-threatening illnesses, executive leadership, and integration of non-ordinary/psychedelic experiences.
If you are anxious, stressed out, or stuck in the legacy of trauma, I'm committed to helping you experience some peace of mind. I will introduce you to concrete tools for managing your distress so that you can finally get some relief and enjoy the time you have on this planet.
Extensive training in trauma resolution, crisis management, substance abuse, mental illness, reducing anxiety and anger, depression, grief/loss/transitions, coping with life-threatening illnesses, executive leadership, and integration of non-ordinary/psychedelic experiences.
If you are anxious, stressed out, or stuck in the legacy of trauma, I'm committed to helping you experience some peace of mind. I will introduce you to concrete tools for managing your distress so that you can finally get some relief and enjoy the time you have on this planet.
(520) 666-8761 View (520) 666-8761
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Innervision Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85711
Innervision Counseling for people who wish to make changes. Experienced in motivating clients in achieving their goals for over 40 years. Compassionate acceptance of all populations and ages to enhance self acceptance, break negative patterns and identify what's important to you. Non-judgmental support around grief and losses, disabilities, pain management, chronic illnesses, trauma, addictions and healing from abuse. Experienced in dealing with Covid survivors and military families. Home visits offered to disabled seniors.
Innervision Counseling for people who wish to make changes. Experienced in motivating clients in achieving their goals for over 40 years. Compassionate acceptance of all populations and ages to enhance self acceptance, break negative patterns and identify what's important to you. Non-judgmental support around grief and losses, disabilities, pain management, chronic illnesses, trauma, addictions and healing from abuse. Experienced in dealing with Covid survivors and military families. Home visits offered to disabled seniors.
(520) 216-7386 x85711 View (520) 216-7386 x85711
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Krishna Bright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85711
It is deeply satisfying for me to guide clients to work out a plan and discover a deeper healing approach to help resolve stuck points, blocks, and ease grief and pain from traumatic pasts and difficult relationships.
I provide both counseling and astrology services, integrating 40 years experience of astrology into my counseling practice. 20 years of counseling experience involves guiding and supporting others through relationship concerns, family issues, anxiety, depression, sleep problems & women's health (sexual, physical, emotional.) I use CBT, psychodynamic, solution focused and emotionally focused modalities to help the client feel confident and secure in their positive coping skills. I also use mindfulness techniques and encourage the client to approach life holistically (mind, body, spirit) to obtain optimum goals of peace and happiness.
It is deeply satisfying for me to guide clients to work out a plan and discover a deeper healing approach to help resolve stuck points, blocks, and ease grief and pain from traumatic pasts and difficult relationships.
I provide both counseling and astrology services, integrating 40 years experience of astrology into my counseling practice. 20 years of counseling experience involves guiding and supporting others through relationship concerns, family issues, anxiety, depression, sleep problems & women's health (sexual, physical, emotional.) I use CBT, psychodynamic, solution focused and emotionally focused modalities to help the client feel confident and secure in their positive coping skills. I also use mindfulness techniques and encourage the client to approach life holistically (mind, body, spirit) to obtain optimum goals of peace and happiness.
(520) 214-8272 View (520) 214-8272
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Jennifer ' Rheaanna ' Rhodes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85745
Waitlist for new clients
I love my work. It is such a joy to assist folks in discovering more of who they are, to uncover more of their authentic self. This is what occurs as issues brought to therapy are processed. I enjoy working with adults of all ages although as I age, I have found a special niche for seniors. I have a background in addressing depression, anxiety, stress, life transition and grief as well as feminine power issues.
I love my work. It is such a joy to assist folks in discovering more of who they are, to uncover more of their authentic self. This is what occurs as issues brought to therapy are processed. I enjoy working with adults of all ages although as I age, I have found a special niche for seniors. I have a background in addressing depression, anxiety, stress, life transition and grief as well as feminine power issues.
(480) 376-2952 View (480) 376-2952
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Rosie Wick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Waitlist for new clients
I support healthy relationships through leveraging the desire to change that comes with love and fear of loss.
The heart of my work combines gentleness, strength, and evidence-based approaches with an intuitive understanding. I use inner and outer resources to support people, and sometimes laughter and irony along the way. Attending to banished voices, lost dreams, inner-child work, saboteurs, and avoidance helps to get people where they want to go. I utilize EMDR, have worked in grief support and inpatient. In addition, applying well-known factors in the neuropsychology of learning optimizes change. In practice, it all comes together using structure, flow, and clinical assessment.
I support healthy relationships through leveraging the desire to change that comes with love and fear of loss.
The heart of my work combines gentleness, strength, and evidence-based approaches with an intuitive understanding. I use inner and outer resources to support people, and sometimes laughter and irony along the way. Attending to banished voices, lost dreams, inner-child work, saboteurs, and avoidance helps to get people where they want to go. I utilize EMDR, have worked in grief support and inpatient. In addition, applying well-known factors in the neuropsychology of learning optimizes change. In practice, it all comes together using structure, flow, and clinical assessment.
(520) 704-6942 View (520) 704-6942
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.