Grief Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Karen Mclean
Counselor, LMHC, MS, EMDR, NCC, CAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Welcome to the first step in your healing journey! I am a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and EMI (Eye Movement Integration) trained therapist, who provides a safe, nonjudgmental place to explore, discover/rediscover, and develop the adaptive coping that will allow you to be the best version of yourself. I specialize in Anxiety, Grief and Mourning, Substance misuse, and trauma-related issues. I have 31 years of personal recovery & over 19 years of counseling experience; it has been my life's mission to walk with, cheer for, and empower those who are lost, wounded, or who simply need support.
Welcome to the first step in your healing journey! I am a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and EMI (Eye Movement Integration) trained therapist, who provides a safe, nonjudgmental place to explore, discover/rediscover, and develop the adaptive coping that will allow you to be the best version of yourself. I specialize in Anxiety, Grief and Mourning, Substance misuse, and trauma-related issues. I have 31 years of personal recovery & over 19 years of counseling experience; it has been my life's mission to walk with, cheer for, and empower those who are lost, wounded, or who simply need support.
(502) 317-1654 View (502) 317-1654
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Noemi (Amy) Ortiz-Arzuaga
Counselor, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
I am a bilingual therapist dedicated to helping guide people along their journey toward a healthier and more fulfilled life. Everyone should feel comfortable when talking about their own personal experiences, therefore I make it my priority to ensure that they’re welcomed into a safe and judgment-free space. My goal is to assist people in overcoming and recovering from anxiety, traumatic events, loss and stressors that interfere with emotional well-being. In my experience, you don’t have to relive problematic or traumatic experiences to heal from them.
I am a bilingual therapist dedicated to helping guide people along their journey toward a healthier and more fulfilled life. Everyone should feel comfortable when talking about their own personal experiences, therefore I make it my priority to ensure that they’re welcomed into a safe and judgment-free space. My goal is to assist people in overcoming and recovering from anxiety, traumatic events, loss and stressors that interfere with emotional well-being. In my experience, you don’t have to relive problematic or traumatic experiences to heal from them.
(904) 822-7986 View (904) 822-7986
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Tanya R Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Hi I am Tanya Thompson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have eleven years experience counseling people with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Over the years, I have seen clients make long-lasting and positive life changes. These changes occur when people delve into the causes of their depression and anxiety. Using a cognitive-behavioral approach we will work together to change the negative thought patterns that accompany depression and anxiety.
Hi I am Tanya Thompson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have eleven years experience counseling people with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Over the years, I have seen clients make long-lasting and positive life changes. These changes occur when people delve into the causes of their depression and anxiety. Using a cognitive-behavioral approach we will work together to change the negative thought patterns that accompany depression and anxiety.
(904) 736-3567 View (904) 736-3567
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Deborah Wood Hanna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207  (Online Only)
I find it deeply rewarding to work with people who are seeking help to deal with ordinary and extraordinary stressors, depression, anxiety, issues of grief and loss, life transitions, and/or mental illness.
Many of us today are finding life’s challenges overwhelming, and may be feeling unsettled and anxious, or down and depressed. We may feel that our relationships are suffering, or that our deeper traumas have been triggered, making it difficult to cope.
I find it deeply rewarding to work with people who are seeking help to deal with ordinary and extraordinary stressors, depression, anxiety, issues of grief and loss, life transitions, and/or mental illness.
Many of us today are finding life’s challenges overwhelming, and may be feeling unsettled and anxious, or down and depressed. We may feel that our relationships are suffering, or that our deeper traumas have been triggered, making it difficult to cope.
(904) 694-5363 View (904) 694-5363
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Michele Nicole Bradford
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32209  (Online Only)
The journey of healing at times requires support, sacred listening, and gentle guidance. Michele specializes in working with adults who are experiencing the challenging effects of grief, trauma, increased stress & anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and Identity issues. Michele has been supporting individuals therapeutically for 20 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a dual Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy and School Counseling, as well as a certification in Spiritual Counseling & Companioning.
The journey of healing at times requires support, sacred listening, and gentle guidance. Michele specializes in working with adults who are experiencing the challenging effects of grief, trauma, increased stress & anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and Identity issues. Michele has been supporting individuals therapeutically for 20 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a dual Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy and School Counseling, as well as a certification in Spiritual Counseling & Companioning.
(904) 775-7892 View (904) 775-7892
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Lisa Maddox
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Lisa Maddox is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who has been working with kids and families in education since 2006 and working in the counseling field since 2020. She is passionate about helping people process and work through grief and major life changes. Lisa believes it takes a village to help a family prosper and enjoys working with all parts of the family unit (kids, adolescents, parents, couples, and family therapy) to help them grow and thrive. Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology, and her Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling at Jacksonville University.
Lisa Maddox is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who has been working with kids and families in education since 2006 and working in the counseling field since 2020. She is passionate about helping people process and work through grief and major life changes. Lisa believes it takes a village to help a family prosper and enjoys working with all parts of the family unit (kids, adolescents, parents, couples, and family therapy) to help them grow and thrive. Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology, and her Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling at Jacksonville University.
(904) 474-0083 View (904) 474-0083
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Monica S. Tsai
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Benefit from my vast experience helping adults resolve early abuse issues, grief, identity concerns and non-combat trauma.
Compassionate, affordable counseling at convenient hours! Looking for someone who does more than listen passively, one who provides practical tools to actually help you move forward? Are you seeking a mental health professional who expresses genuine concern about your struggles and behaves like a real person? If so, I can help! If you're not functioning as well as you'd like-whether it's due to unresolved issues, grief or mental health concerns-I have the insight and experience to help. Enjoy customer service and quality care that is far outpacing industry standards. Don't put off feeling better! https://monica-tsai.clientsecure.me
Benefit from my vast experience helping adults resolve early abuse issues, grief, identity concerns and non-combat trauma.
Compassionate, affordable counseling at convenient hours! Looking for someone who does more than listen passively, one who provides practical tools to actually help you move forward? Are you seeking a mental health professional who expresses genuine concern about your struggles and behaves like a real person? If so, I can help! If you're not functioning as well as you'd like-whether it's due to unresolved issues, grief or mental health concerns-I have the insight and experience to help. Enjoy customer service and quality care that is far outpacing industry standards. Don't put off feeling better! https://monica-tsai.clientsecure.me
(904) 513-9646 View (904) 513-9646
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Adam Norman Tharkur
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MCAP, CHT, QS(FL)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I am certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist, helping clients understand their unique heartbreak.
I believe that everyone deserves an environment where they feel comfortable enough to discuss their beliefs and feelings without judgment. I apply several theoretical orientations such as, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Theory in my practice to best meet my clients' individual needs. I work on building a strong therapeutic relationship using empathy and non-judgmental, goal-oriented approaches which assist client's treatment outcome.
I am certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist, helping clients understand their unique heartbreak.
I believe that everyone deserves an environment where they feel comfortable enough to discuss their beliefs and feelings without judgment. I apply several theoretical orientations such as, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Theory in my practice to best meet my clients' individual needs. I work on building a strong therapeutic relationship using empathy and non-judgmental, goal-oriented approaches which assist client's treatment outcome.
(863) 845-1568 View (863) 845-1568
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Deb Peckham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32211
My specialty is adoption and adoption related issues (including but not limited to, attachment, grief and loss, identity, search, the primal wound, worthiness, open adoption, pre-adoption education etc.
I have been a therapist for over 25 years. I have a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Education. I am also a certified Pet Bereavement Specialist. I utilize a narrative therapy style. I prioritize building a strong foundation of trust in my client relationships and creating a safe environment for them. I believe that long-term healing and sustainable growth blossom from genuine conversation. This style of therapy highlights an opportunity for me to bear witness to your story, validate your experience, and support you in moving forward. I Incorporate various treatment approaches to suit the individual client's needs.
My specialty is adoption and adoption related issues (including but not limited to, attachment, grief and loss, identity, search, the primal wound, worthiness, open adoption, pre-adoption education etc.
I have been a therapist for over 25 years. I have a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Education. I am also a certified Pet Bereavement Specialist. I utilize a narrative therapy style. I prioritize building a strong foundation of trust in my client relationships and creating a safe environment for them. I believe that long-term healing and sustainable growth blossom from genuine conversation. This style of therapy highlights an opportunity for me to bear witness to your story, validate your experience, and support you in moving forward. I Incorporate various treatment approaches to suit the individual client's needs.
(904) 560-8189 View (904) 560-8189
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Dr. Amy Hartley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Do you need an ADHD evaluation or other type of evaluation? I am Dr. Amy Hartley and have been a psychologist for nearly 15 years. I specialize in the psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in areas such as learning and cognition, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, memory, achievement, autism spectrum, and intellectual functioning. Additionally, I provide psychotherapy for adults and adolescents for anxiety, panic, depression, and trauma and for those needing to improve their relationship or those recovering from infidelity or a major life event or loss.
Do you need an ADHD evaluation or other type of evaluation? I am Dr. Amy Hartley and have been a psychologist for nearly 15 years. I specialize in the psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in areas such as learning and cognition, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, memory, achievement, autism spectrum, and intellectual functioning. Additionally, I provide psychotherapy for adults and adolescents for anxiety, panic, depression, and trauma and for those needing to improve their relationship or those recovering from infidelity or a major life event or loss.
(904) 469-1982 View (904) 469-1982
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Patricia Cross
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258  (Online Only)
My perfect individual client is a person who wants to learn the connection of healthy body and healthy mind. They may have experienced a painful past such as childhood trauma, a specific traumatic event, struggling with the loss of a loved one, or experiencing life transitions such as moving, parenting, employment, divorce. My perfect couple(clients) will want to learn about safety within a relationship and how lack of safety raised the defenses and can hinder the connection. They will be motivated to practice and implement the tools of Imago Relationship Therapy.
My perfect individual client is a person who wants to learn the connection of healthy body and healthy mind. They may have experienced a painful past such as childhood trauma, a specific traumatic event, struggling with the loss of a loved one, or experiencing life transitions such as moving, parenting, employment, divorce. My perfect couple(clients) will want to learn about safety within a relationship and how lack of safety raised the defenses and can hinder the connection. They will be motivated to practice and implement the tools of Imago Relationship Therapy.
(904) 944-7923 View (904) 944-7923
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Alissa Myatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Alissa Myatt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has years of experience working with children, youth, young adults, individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in treating grief, bereavement, substance use, anxiety, depression, and much more.
Alissa Myatt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has years of experience working with children, youth, young adults, individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in treating grief, bereavement, substance use, anxiety, depression, and much more.
(904) 830-9406 View (904) 830-9406
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Bianca Doll
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Bianca Doll is a Registered Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern who specializes in a diverse range of conditions and provides comprehensive support and healing. With a focus on depression, anxiety, narcissistic abuse, sexual trauma, trauma, PTSD, grief, and personality disorders, Bianca offers a compassionate evidence-based approach to address each client's unique needs. Bianca creates a safe and supportive space for clients to process and heal from trauma, navigate the grieving process with resilience and self-compassion, and learn about self-awareness, coping skills, and relational growth.
Bianca Doll is a Registered Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern who specializes in a diverse range of conditions and provides comprehensive support and healing. With a focus on depression, anxiety, narcissistic abuse, sexual trauma, trauma, PTSD, grief, and personality disorders, Bianca offers a compassionate evidence-based approach to address each client's unique needs. Bianca creates a safe and supportive space for clients to process and heal from trauma, navigate the grieving process with resilience and self-compassion, and learn about self-awareness, coping skills, and relational growth.
(904) 299-1763 View (904) 299-1763
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Lisa Bishop
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) has years experience in helping clients of all ages. She specializes in treating stress, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, low self-esteem, confidence, grief, anxiety, and depression.
Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) has years experience in helping clients of all ages. She specializes in treating stress, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, low self-esteem, confidence, grief, anxiety, and depression.
(904) 694-3977 View (904) 694-3977
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Brandi Velasquez Nash
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, CAGCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32246  (Online Only)
Although my specialty is grief and loss, I address a wide variety of concerns, including emotional regulation, managing anxiety and depression, healing from childhood trauma, and increasing resilience.
My goal as a therapist is to support you during difficult life transitions. These transitions may include becoming a parent, starting or ending a marriage, leaving home for the first time, or untying yourself from a religious identity that was once important to you. Transitions and changes may evoke a sense of grief and loss, regardless if it's positive, negative, or neutral. As a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist, I can help you with the difficult emotions that are associated with these changes. Our sessions would focus on finding the root of your symptoms, processing your grief, and starting your healing journey.
Although my specialty is grief and loss, I address a wide variety of concerns, including emotional regulation, managing anxiety and depression, healing from childhood trauma, and increasing resilience.
My goal as a therapist is to support you during difficult life transitions. These transitions may include becoming a parent, starting or ending a marriage, leaving home for the first time, or untying yourself from a religious identity that was once important to you. Transitions and changes may evoke a sense of grief and loss, regardless if it's positive, negative, or neutral. As a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist, I can help you with the difficult emotions that are associated with these changes. Our sessions would focus on finding the root of your symptoms, processing your grief, and starting your healing journey.
(904) 478-8815 View (904) 478-8815
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32259  (Online Only)
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
(321) 730-3998 View (321) 730-3998
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Debra L French Pope
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32203  (Online Only)
Regardless of our age, life can be incredibly overwhelming at times. Whether you're 2 or 92, there are going to be times that feel especially overwhelming. I have helped many clients of all ages work through a variety of challenges. Whether it be life changes, anxiety, depression, grief, stress management, addiction recovery or any number of other situations, I am there to help you through.
Regardless of our age, life can be incredibly overwhelming at times. Whether you're 2 or 92, there are going to be times that feel especially overwhelming. I have helped many clients of all ages work through a variety of challenges. Whether it be life changes, anxiety, depression, grief, stress management, addiction recovery or any number of other situations, I am there to help you through.
(239) 320-1508 View (239) 320-1508
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Life Coaching With Bunny Leach
CLC, Author, Writer, Speaker, Advocat
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Loss and grief can be managed, happiness is a choice.
"You cannot teach humans anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves ~ Galileo. Coaching is my passion. My goal is for you to achieve your highest potential. My coaching will guide you to make decisions that will improve your life. I want to help you develop life skills that will take you to another level of success. Whether it's personal relationships, love, career, personal growth, or managing loss, and grief. You have it in you to achieve whatever it is that you aspire for. You hold the power, I will help you to become all you can be and help reach your full potential. Happiness is a choice!
Loss and grief can be managed, happiness is a choice.
"You cannot teach humans anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves ~ Galileo. Coaching is my passion. My goal is for you to achieve your highest potential. My coaching will guide you to make decisions that will improve your life. I want to help you develop life skills that will take you to another level of success. Whether it's personal relationships, love, career, personal growth, or managing loss, and grief. You have it in you to achieve whatever it is that you aspire for. You hold the power, I will help you to become all you can be and help reach your full potential. Happiness is a choice!
(904) 712-4724 View (904) 712-4724
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Catherine F Riggs-Bergesen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
My specialties are death, dying, grieving, chronic and terminal illness, and loss.
I treat a vast variety of people with a wide array of issues. I stay fairly current in session, although the importance of our past cannot be underestimated. We coped and survived in a certain way as children. This is not to say these strategies are bad, they just are not useful anymore and new ones are to be explored to enhance the rest of your life. Some areas are relationships, dating, breakups, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, workaholic challenges. creativity, gay issues, and success.
My specialties are death, dying, grieving, chronic and terminal illness, and loss.
I treat a vast variety of people with a wide array of issues. I stay fairly current in session, although the importance of our past cannot be underestimated. We coped and survived in a certain way as children. This is not to say these strategies are bad, they just are not useful anymore and new ones are to be explored to enhance the rest of your life. Some areas are relationships, dating, breakups, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, workaholic challenges. creativity, gay issues, and success.
(845) 345-8045 View (845) 345-8045
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Judi Howard
Counselor, LMHC, CMHC, EMDR, SSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Hello. I have provided therapy to individuals, children, and couples since 1990. Currently, I enjoy providing therapy to adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining techniques and strategies designed to promote the positive outcomes and goals that clients seek. This includes teaching relaxation and stress reduction techniques that clients can use in their everyday life. I rely on my training and experience along with the client's unique concerns, to determine how best to approach the situation.
Hello. I have provided therapy to individuals, children, and couples since 1990. Currently, I enjoy providing therapy to adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining techniques and strategies designed to promote the positive outcomes and goals that clients seek. This includes teaching relaxation and stress reduction techniques that clients can use in their everyday life. I rely on my training and experience along with the client's unique concerns, to determine how best to approach the situation.
(904) 297-2037 View (904) 297-2037

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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.