Grief Therapists in Piedmont, CA

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Dr. Canary Sterling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Are you a woman dealing with uncertainty in your life? Do you feel that you don’t have a choice or made choices that have you feeling out of control or disconnected with reality? Did you experience type of grief or loss that has you feeling powerless? Are you consistently thinking about a situation and feel defeated no matter how much you try to stay positive, but negativity takes over? Do you feel as if you’re holding a lot of pain inside & do not want to talk about it out of fear of judgement? Do you find yourself going through a circle of thoughts with no way out of the loop? Are you pretending to be okay, smiling on the outside?
Are you a woman dealing with uncertainty in your life? Do you feel that you don’t have a choice or made choices that have you feeling out of control or disconnected with reality? Did you experience type of grief or loss that has you feeling powerless? Are you consistently thinking about a situation and feel defeated no matter how much you try to stay positive, but negativity takes over? Do you feel as if you’re holding a lot of pain inside & do not want to talk about it out of fear of judgement? Do you find yourself going through a circle of thoughts with no way out of the loop? Are you pretending to be okay, smiling on the outside?
(925) 436-1671 View (925) 436-1671
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Lucia Grauman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94611
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2018 & 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families, infidelity); grief & loss; addiction, recovery & codependence; anxiety & depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2018 & 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families, infidelity); grief & loss; addiction, recovery & codependence; anxiety & depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
(415) 799-3799 View (415) 799-3799
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Aden Neumeister
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94602
You may be here because you have tried many methods of healing but find that there are places that you have not yet been able to reach. Perhaps these are places of complex grief, trauma or gender and sexuality. You may have tried psychedelics or other consciousness expanding methods and want help integrating your experiences, or are looking to try Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to help with your healing. All of these things are my specialties and passions.
You may be here because you have tried many methods of healing but find that there are places that you have not yet been able to reach. Perhaps these are places of complex grief, trauma or gender and sexuality. You may have tried psychedelics or other consciousness expanding methods and want help integrating your experiences, or are looking to try Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to help with your healing. All of these things are my specialties and passions.
(510) 240-5968 View (510) 240-5968
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Claudia Sieber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94611
I have experience in helping people with work stress, depression and anxiety, grief , caregiver stress, suicide prevention, child neglect and abandonment,child sexual abuse prevention and treatment, negative coping skills including cutting, eating disorders, and other problem behaviors.
Are you struggling with behaviors that you know are not good for you? Are you worried and depressed about your life and your relationships? Let me help you sort out your thoughts and feelings and help you get back on track. I also love seeing couples and families. You may bring significant others to your therapy if you wish, to help focus you in your relationship goals.
I have experience in helping people with work stress, depression and anxiety, grief , caregiver stress, suicide prevention, child neglect and abandonment,child sexual abuse prevention and treatment, negative coping skills including cutting, eating disorders, and other problem behaviors.
Are you struggling with behaviors that you know are not good for you? Are you worried and depressed about your life and your relationships? Let me help you sort out your thoughts and feelings and help you get back on track. I also love seeing couples and families. You may bring significant others to your therapy if you wish, to help focus you in your relationship goals.
(510) 730-3158 View (510) 730-3158
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Milena Edwards
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94610
Something is shifting in your life. The earth beneath you is not as stable as it once was. Maybe it's a major life transition, like going to college, getting married, moving to the Bay Area, or changing jobs. Maybe it's a loss, like a death, a divorce, a miscarriage, or leaving someone or something in your life. Or maybe this transition is harder to put your finger on...you might be feeling stuck and needing something to shift. There are many moments in life that offer an opportunity to transform, or require us to change if we are to continue growing.
Something is shifting in your life. The earth beneath you is not as stable as it once was. Maybe it's a major life transition, like going to college, getting married, moving to the Bay Area, or changing jobs. Maybe it's a loss, like a death, a divorce, a miscarriage, or leaving someone or something in your life. Or maybe this transition is harder to put your finger on...you might be feeling stuck and needing something to shift. There are many moments in life that offer an opportunity to transform, or require us to change if we are to continue growing.
(510) 462-5683 View (510) 462-5683
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Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Is it hard to go of the emotions from a devastating loss? Are you uncomfortable when people try to get close to you? You may be fed up with feeling stuck in the past, like you can’t enjoy life now or worrying about getting close to people because you’ve been hurt by trauma and loss. You might not remember when things didn’t feel so bad. But now, feel comfortable in your own skin. You want to have satisfying connections with others. Most of all, you’re set to move past the terrible things that happened to you and feel happier now.
Is it hard to go of the emotions from a devastating loss? Are you uncomfortable when people try to get close to you? You may be fed up with feeling stuck in the past, like you can’t enjoy life now or worrying about getting close to people because you’ve been hurt by trauma and loss. You might not remember when things didn’t feel so bad. But now, feel comfortable in your own skin. You want to have satisfying connections with others. Most of all, you’re set to move past the terrible things that happened to you and feel happier now.
(661) 247-0022 View (661) 247-0022
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Olivia Clear
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MS, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I address issues of anxiety, depression, grief, relational conflict, personal growth, feeling “stuck,” & trauma via a creative arts, client-centered & harm reduction lens.
Are you searching for a therapist to help you integrate your insights into change in your day-to-day life? Do you need a space filled with wonder, openness, & curiosity where you can safely explore your inner world? Perhaps you want to talk about the psychedelic state you experienced during Ketamine Therapy or other 'non-ordinary' states like meditation but feel afraid your therapist won’t get it or know how to make meaning with you? Do you wonder if it’s possible to find someone who will honor the impact of your experiences, your story, and your path in a safe, co-creative relationship?
I address issues of anxiety, depression, grief, relational conflict, personal growth, feeling “stuck,” & trauma via a creative arts, client-centered & harm reduction lens.
Are you searching for a therapist to help you integrate your insights into change in your day-to-day life? Do you need a space filled with wonder, openness, & curiosity where you can safely explore your inner world? Perhaps you want to talk about the psychedelic state you experienced during Ketamine Therapy or other 'non-ordinary' states like meditation but feel afraid your therapist won’t get it or know how to make meaning with you? Do you wonder if it’s possible to find someone who will honor the impact of your experiences, your story, and your path in a safe, co-creative relationship?
(510) 680-2623 View (510) 680-2623
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Stuart Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94611
We can work together to address concerns or difficulties you may have with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, chronic anger, grief and loss, pet loss, cultural issues, or life stage stressors associated with "mid-life" dilemmas, "empty nest", career change, retirement, aging.
Are you seeking a better relationship with yourself or with others? Are you wanting to heal from the effects of having been raised by emotionally immature or unavailable parents? Need support with identifying and experiencing your feelings? Are you striving to live a more purposeful and meaningful life? I will provide a sensitive, genuine supportive presence where you can feel truly acknowledged with acceptance and without judgment. I will be an active participant in our working alliance to help move you towards experiencing the positive changes you seek and meeting your goals.
We can work together to address concerns or difficulties you may have with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, chronic anger, grief and loss, pet loss, cultural issues, or life stage stressors associated with "mid-life" dilemmas, "empty nest", career change, retirement, aging.
Are you seeking a better relationship with yourself or with others? Are you wanting to heal from the effects of having been raised by emotionally immature or unavailable parents? Need support with identifying and experiencing your feelings? Are you striving to live a more purposeful and meaningful life? I will provide a sensitive, genuine supportive presence where you can feel truly acknowledged with acceptance and without judgment. I will be an active participant in our working alliance to help move you towards experiencing the positive changes you seek and meeting your goals.
(510) 401-3760 View (510) 401-3760
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Lesley Sternin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
Living a life that feels true to ourselves may take additional support and understanding. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, either because we are faced with trauma, loss, illness and other transitions, or because we are experiencing unexplained feelings that are keeping us in a stuck place. I would like to work together with you to help you better understand yourself and create the changes that you want to see in your life. My style is relational and authentic. I want you to feel supported and better able to become who you want to be. I use mindfulness and CBT when helpful.
(510) 356-0371 View (510) 356-0371
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Rachel D Steinberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 16 years of experience providing services to adolescents and adults. My approach is interactive, attentive, flexible, and warm. I work with clients with a wide variety of issues, some of the most common being depression, anxiety/stress, burnout, relationship issues, grief, low self-esteem, family of origin difficulties and life transitions. I am neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming and strive to create a safe space for you to be heard.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 16 years of experience providing services to adolescents and adults. My approach is interactive, attentive, flexible, and warm. I work with clients with a wide variety of issues, some of the most common being depression, anxiety/stress, burnout, relationship issues, grief, low self-esteem, family of origin difficulties and life transitions. I am neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming and strive to create a safe space for you to be heard.
(510) 650-0502 View (510) 650-0502
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Dr. Lesley A. Parke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94610
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
I have great compassion for the human struggle and I don't want you to feel alone with it.... It's far easier with another person who cares and understands. I've spent my whole life studying psychology: Formally, at Stanford (BA), at UC Berkeley (MA, PhD), and ongoing Continuing Education; informally, from colleagues, clients, and 20+ years in private practice. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I'm open, empathic, authentic, interested and interactive. I like helping people with relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, grief, self-criticism, social inhibitions, and emotional trauma, abuse, or neglect.
(510) 919-1375 View (510) 919-1375
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Lisa Danylchuk
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdM, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94620
Everyone experiences challenges in life that are too much to bear alone. Trauma can occur as a result of neglect, abuse, loss, betrayal, relationship challenges, sudden changes, natural disasters, war, and really any emotionally overwhelming experience. I work with people who have experienced trauma, who have gone through these types of difficult experiences and seek to heal in an embodied way. I offer many tools including yoga, breath work and EMDR, and will help you find your unique path of healing. If you're facing serious challenges, therapy can truly help. I'm happy to connect to explore if we are a good fit to work together.
Everyone experiences challenges in life that are too much to bear alone. Trauma can occur as a result of neglect, abuse, loss, betrayal, relationship challenges, sudden changes, natural disasters, war, and really any emotionally overwhelming experience. I work with people who have experienced trauma, who have gone through these types of difficult experiences and seek to heal in an embodied way. I offer many tools including yoga, breath work and EMDR, and will help you find your unique path of healing. If you're facing serious challenges, therapy can truly help. I'm happy to connect to explore if we are a good fit to work together.
(510) 636-5287 View (510) 636-5287
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Melika Biglarpour-Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with anxiety, life transitions, adversities, or grief? Are you navigating challenges related to sexuality, sexual issues, relational issues, or difficulties in communication? Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, or discouraged due to experiences of trauma or family-related issues? Whether you're an individual or part of a couple, I provide support to adults from all backgrounds. I work collaboratively with you, meeting you where you are at & drawing upon tools from my training. I create a safe, judgment-free space to foster connection & growth.
Are you grappling with anxiety, life transitions, adversities, or grief? Are you navigating challenges related to sexuality, sexual issues, relational issues, or difficulties in communication? Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, or discouraged due to experiences of trauma or family-related issues? Whether you're an individual or part of a couple, I provide support to adults from all backgrounds. I work collaboratively with you, meeting you where you are at & drawing upon tools from my training. I create a safe, judgment-free space to foster connection & growth.
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Tanisha Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating, or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things feel stuck and you are seeking a change and want more out of life. Early adulthood is a particularly challenging time. It can be difficult to challenge the perceptions of the world shaped by our families and upbringing, while maintaining the shared connections and values. It is a time to explore racial, sexual, and gender identities. A task made more complicated when layered with neurodiversity, trauma, grief, or a life circumstance that makes you feel different. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance.
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating, or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things feel stuck and you are seeking a change and want more out of life. Early adulthood is a particularly challenging time. It can be difficult to challenge the perceptions of the world shaped by our families and upbringing, while maintaining the shared connections and values. It is a time to explore racial, sexual, and gender identities. A task made more complicated when layered with neurodiversity, trauma, grief, or a life circumstance that makes you feel different. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance.
(510) 380-7789 View (510) 380-7789
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Zara Drapkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94602
Finding the right therapist can be daunting, and for some, it can be the most difficult step. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so that you can assess if we are the right fit. I work with teens and adults presenting with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/ loss, chronic health concerns, relationship issues, and life transitions. In our work together we will explore your strengths and root you in them. We will define your values and explore how to live your life in harmony with them. We will also create space for the areas in your life where you want change and navigate the path to get you there.
Finding the right therapist can be daunting, and for some, it can be the most difficult step. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so that you can assess if we are the right fit. I work with teens and adults presenting with concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/ loss, chronic health concerns, relationship issues, and life transitions. In our work together we will explore your strengths and root you in them. We will define your values and explore how to live your life in harmony with them. We will also create space for the areas in your life where you want change and navigate the path to get you there.
(510) 422-0057 View (510) 422-0057
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Ariana Ortega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Life situations can sometimes be extremely difficult, and counseling can be a helpful tool in progressing beyond and through certain challenges. Helping clients to develop healthy coping and problem-solving skills is my specialty. My areas of interest are relationships, attachments, families, grief, personal growth and resiliency. I specialize in treating all types of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and an array of issues that influence mood, functioning and self-worth. I take a person-centered approach in working with each individual.
Life situations can sometimes be extremely difficult, and counseling can be a helpful tool in progressing beyond and through certain challenges. Helping clients to develop healthy coping and problem-solving skills is my specialty. My areas of interest are relationships, attachments, families, grief, personal growth and resiliency. I specialize in treating all types of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and an array of issues that influence mood, functioning and self-worth. I take a person-centered approach in working with each individual.
(510) 439-9703 View (510) 439-9703
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Sophia Shu Wang
MA, MT-BC, ADHD-CC, CCTP-I, CCBT
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94610
My specialty is treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, and navigating narcissistic fallout through life coaching and therapy.
Through my 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds from NYC to SF, I developed a very collaborative approach, which includes but not limited to humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral. I integrate creative modality with practical CBT, ACT, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Coaching to reach the best outcome for each individual. I help my clients connect with purpose, passion, and community to go from managing difficult times to thriving and living life fully.
My specialty is treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, and navigating narcissistic fallout through life coaching and therapy.
Through my 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds from NYC to SF, I developed a very collaborative approach, which includes but not limited to humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral. I integrate creative modality with practical CBT, ACT, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Coaching to reach the best outcome for each individual. I help my clients connect with purpose, passion, and community to go from managing difficult times to thriving and living life fully.
(341) 766-0668 View (341) 766-0668
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Cecilia S. Kardel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611
The therapeutic encounter is a unique collaborative journey. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. People come to me when they are in struggling or stuck and want to improve their life, hope and relationships. I provide a safe space to explore issues with food, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-worth, loss and creativity. I love to work with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy. I am insight minded. I can help you face fears, own longings, repair hurt, deepen connection, renew dreams. I can hold your story. I am trauma-informed. I won't shy away from the hard stuff.
The therapeutic encounter is a unique collaborative journey. We cannot control what crosses our path, but we can see ourselves as brave enough to face it. People come to me when they are in struggling or stuck and want to improve their life, hope and relationships. I provide a safe space to explore issues with food, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-worth, loss and creativity. I love to work with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy. I am insight minded. I can help you face fears, own longings, repair hurt, deepen connection, renew dreams. I can hold your story. I am trauma-informed. I won't shy away from the hard stuff.
(415) 480-5319 View (415) 480-5319
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Fiona Ruddy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94618
Waitlist for new clients
Are you finding yourself struggling to adapt to a change or transition in your life? You may be finding yourself overthinking, anxious, overwhelmed and/or feeling stuck. You may be having trouble sleeping, feeling sad, hopeless, insecure or tired of that negative voice in your head that seems to hold you back. You want to feel more confident, calm, clear and positive about the future. You want things to be different, get on a new path, but you aren't sure how to get there.
Are you finding yourself struggling to adapt to a change or transition in your life? You may be finding yourself overthinking, anxious, overwhelmed and/or feeling stuck. You may be having trouble sleeping, feeling sad, hopeless, insecure or tired of that negative voice in your head that seems to hold you back. You want to feel more confident, calm, clear and positive about the future. You want things to be different, get on a new path, but you aren't sure how to get there.
(415) 323-4740 View (415) 323-4740
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Nancy Herrera-Cheng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94610
My name is Nancy Herrera-Cheng, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients in California via telehealth. I work with adult individuals to develop coping strategies for anxiety and stress, improve relationships, develop communication skills, and set boundaries to gain peace. I am also trauma-informed. My theoretical approach is built on a foundation of the Person-Centered approach integrating other evidence-based modalities to meet the individual's needs. I work in partnership with my clients to develop and prioritize goals. Together, we will track progress as we work to accomplish their goals.
My name is Nancy Herrera-Cheng, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with clients in California via telehealth. I work with adult individuals to develop coping strategies for anxiety and stress, improve relationships, develop communication skills, and set boundaries to gain peace. I am also trauma-informed. My theoretical approach is built on a foundation of the Person-Centered approach integrating other evidence-based modalities to meet the individual's needs. I work in partnership with my clients to develop and prioritize goals. Together, we will track progress as we work to accomplish their goals.
(619) 815-8231 View (619) 815-8231

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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.