Grief Therapists in Tampa, FL

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Kimberly Pacheco
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33624
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced traumatic events including grief and loss, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and family divorce.
"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us". - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Life is a journey full of beauty and unexpected challenges. It is at these difficult times when we may need additional support; someone to walk beside us along our journey and help us find that beauty of life again.
I specialize working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced traumatic events including grief and loss, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and family divorce.
"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us". - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Life is a journey full of beauty and unexpected challenges. It is at these difficult times when we may need additional support; someone to walk beside us along our journey and help us find that beauty of life again.
(727) 513-4509 View (727) 513-4509
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John Hendershot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
Therapy can help you enhance your awareness of how your unrealistic or negative beliefs and thinking patterns about yourself and others undermine the quality of your life. Therapy can help you change those dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs. These changes in thinking will go hand-in-hand with improvements in your moods, decisions, quality of your relationships, and the quality of your life. Therapy can help you overcome grief and loss, navigate major changes and life stages, enhance motivation, improve coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety, and fear, and learn to deal with anger, rage, frustration, and disappointment more constructively.
Therapy can help you enhance your awareness of how your unrealistic or negative beliefs and thinking patterns about yourself and others undermine the quality of your life. Therapy can help you change those dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs. These changes in thinking will go hand-in-hand with improvements in your moods, decisions, quality of your relationships, and the quality of your life. Therapy can help you overcome grief and loss, navigate major changes and life stages, enhance motivation, improve coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety, and fear, and learn to deal with anger, rage, frustration, and disappointment more constructively.
(813) 265-4811 View (813) 265-4811
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Dorothy Milana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with a recent loss? A death? The end of a relationship? Are you having a hard time managing anxious or depressed feelings? Do you find yourself struggling in your intimate relationship? Do you find your self talk needs to be bolstered? I am well versed in helping clients to get through their grief at their darkest stages. I help my clients to learn to manage their anxiety and depressed moods in a way so that you are able to effectively maintain the progress for years to come. Are you ready, motivated and willing to do the work? I cannot do the work for you, but I can support you in the best way possible.
Are you struggling with a recent loss? A death? The end of a relationship? Are you having a hard time managing anxious or depressed feelings? Do you find yourself struggling in your intimate relationship? Do you find your self talk needs to be bolstered? I am well versed in helping clients to get through their grief at their darkest stages. I help my clients to learn to manage their anxiety and depressed moods in a way so that you are able to effectively maintain the progress for years to come. Are you ready, motivated and willing to do the work? I cannot do the work for you, but I can support you in the best way possible.
(813) 519-6713 View (813) 519-6713
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Nicole Whitley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33613
Grief can be looked upon as a "club" that one enters involuntarily, yet becomes a life long member. Often time, one "thinks" they have processed losing a loved one, however, during our sessions we will uncover you have not. Grief is also not limited to losing a loved one by death but also going through a separation/divorce, loss of a home or income, or loss of normalcy (as so many of us experienced through the pandemic). My ideal client is one that finds themselves "stuck," "numb", "on auto-pilot", one who finds themselves often irritable, angry, sad or in despair. Let's finally take the steps needed to process your grief and heal
Grief can be looked upon as a "club" that one enters involuntarily, yet becomes a life long member. Often time, one "thinks" they have processed losing a loved one, however, during our sessions we will uncover you have not. Grief is also not limited to losing a loved one by death but also going through a separation/divorce, loss of a home or income, or loss of normalcy (as so many of us experienced through the pandemic). My ideal client is one that finds themselves "stuck," "numb", "on auto-pilot", one who finds themselves often irritable, angry, sad or in despair. Let's finally take the steps needed to process your grief and heal
(813) 790-5809 View (813) 790-5809
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Alexandra Delis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629  (Online Only)
With a certification in grief therapy, I also offer specialized support for those navigating the complex emotions and challenges associated with loss and bereavement.
Hi there! I'm Alexa, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to providing effective virtual therapy services to those struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, gain insight into your challenges, and develop coping strategies to enhance your well-being. In addition to my clinical work, I serve as a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida, guiding and mentoring future mental health professionals in their journey to becoming licensed clinicians.
With a certification in grief therapy, I also offer specialized support for those navigating the complex emotions and challenges associated with loss and bereavement.
Hi there! I'm Alexa, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to providing effective virtual therapy services to those struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, gain insight into your challenges, and develop coping strategies to enhance your well-being. In addition to my clinical work, I serve as a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida, guiding and mentoring future mental health professionals in their journey to becoming licensed clinicians.
(727) 761-5780 View (727) 761-5780
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Gina Zuccolo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am passionate about providing psychotherapeutic services in a warm, empathic, and ethical setting. I provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can express yourself and your concerns freely. I value your input while also incorporating the most reliable and validated treatment methods available. I have substantial experience working with individuals experiencing grief and loss, trauma, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and family conflict. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families who are motivated to engage in therapy. I encourage you to contact me to discuss your questions and the changes you wish to make.
Welcome! I am passionate about providing psychotherapeutic services in a warm, empathic, and ethical setting. I provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can express yourself and your concerns freely. I value your input while also incorporating the most reliable and validated treatment methods available. I have substantial experience working with individuals experiencing grief and loss, trauma, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and family conflict. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families who are motivated to engage in therapy. I encourage you to contact me to discuss your questions and the changes you wish to make.
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Liz Creech, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33604
My ideal client is one who wants to make positive changes toward being their authentic self. I assist clients in breaking free of the anxiety, depression, self doubt or grief that has held them hostage for too long. The goal is to help clients grow into a personal acceptance and empowerment that leads them from discouragement to hope.
My ideal client is one who wants to make positive changes toward being their authentic self. I assist clients in breaking free of the anxiety, depression, self doubt or grief that has held them hostage for too long. The goal is to help clients grow into a personal acceptance and empowerment that leads them from discouragement to hope.
(813) 235-0213 View (813) 235-0213
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Deidre Ann Rickets
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
To book with me click on ‘my website’ or go to URL: joinuplift.co/provider/therapy/florida-deidre-ann-ricketts-091123 Whether you are challenged by issues related to grief and loss, family difficulties, past traumas, or other life cycle transitions, to name a few, I approach sessions with compassion and care.
To book with me click on ‘my website’ or go to URL: joinuplift.co/provider/therapy/florida-deidre-ann-ricketts-091123 Whether you are challenged by issues related to grief and loss, family difficulties, past traumas, or other life cycle transitions, to name a few, I approach sessions with compassion and care.
(813) 710-4937 x1 View (813) 710-4937 x1
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The Life Center of the Suncoast
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33604
The Life Center provides individual grief, loss, and trauma counseling. Our services help people cope with the emotional pain and distress caused by significant losses or traumatic experiences. We provide a safe space for individuals to express their feelings, process their grief, and work through the associated challenges.
The Life Center provides individual grief, loss, and trauma counseling. Our services help people cope with the emotional pain and distress caused by significant losses or traumatic experiences. We provide a safe space for individuals to express their feelings, process their grief, and work through the associated challenges.
(813) 237-3114 View (813) 237-3114
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Danielle Mercuri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33604
"The best way out is through." Robert Frost....Congratulations in taking your first step towards your journey of healing! I am an empathic, creative, eclectic facilitator of healing with a strong foundation in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a Certified Traumatologist, certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and a Certified Hypnotherapist. As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist, I specialize in the treatment of adults and children who are motivated to move through depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem work, anxiety, grief/loss, relational discord, PTSD, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.
"The best way out is through." Robert Frost....Congratulations in taking your first step towards your journey of healing! I am an empathic, creative, eclectic facilitator of healing with a strong foundation in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a Certified Traumatologist, certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and a Certified Hypnotherapist. As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist, I specialize in the treatment of adults and children who are motivated to move through depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem work, anxiety, grief/loss, relational discord, PTSD, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.
(727) 897-5899 View (727) 897-5899
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Daniel Partridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33604  (Online Only)
Life presents its unique challenges, and in those moments, having a guide can make all the difference. By being here, you've already taken a stride toward a transformative journey of positive growth and empowerment. Drawing from my expertise, I've assisted countless individuals in navigating through the complexities of grief, anxiety, depression, and life adjustments.
Life presents its unique challenges, and in those moments, having a guide can make all the difference. By being here, you've already taken a stride toward a transformative journey of positive growth and empowerment. Drawing from my expertise, I've assisted countless individuals in navigating through the complexities of grief, anxiety, depression, and life adjustments.
(813) 945-6204 View (813) 945-6204
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Niki Lopez
MA, HS
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33617
I specialize in grief & loss, treating depression and anxiety as well as trauma, personality disorders, negative self-talk, and low self-esteem.
I believe all people have the potential to live healthy, happy, fulfilling lives. I also believe that sometimes we need help when we struggle with various issues. It is my honor to sit with you as you share your story and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Together we will work on becoming stronger, acquiring tools, and building skills to manage the many things life throws your way. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, talk therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered and equine assisted therapy, and more. It can be very difficult to reach out for help and I admire your courage in taking that first step.
I specialize in grief & loss, treating depression and anxiety as well as trauma, personality disorders, negative self-talk, and low self-esteem.
I believe all people have the potential to live healthy, happy, fulfilling lives. I also believe that sometimes we need help when we struggle with various issues. It is my honor to sit with you as you share your story and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Together we will work on becoming stronger, acquiring tools, and building skills to manage the many things life throws your way. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, talk therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered and equine assisted therapy, and more. It can be very difficult to reach out for help and I admire your courage in taking that first step.
(727) 235-7180 View (727) 235-7180
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Gloria Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33614
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
(904) 664-3158 View (904) 664-3158
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Kimberly L. Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSHA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33613
No one is exempt from depression, grief, anxiety or other things that influence our mental, physical, emotional and social well-being.
Sometimes we find ourselves at a place where we need to start afresh. Each day presents an opportunity to be “reborn.” I will help you create a plan that is right for you and the journey you are on. Your life should reflect the dreams, visions, goals and aspirations you desire. I will help you work through and process life’s unexpected and unplanned challenges.
No one is exempt from depression, grief, anxiety or other things that influence our mental, physical, emotional and social well-being.
Sometimes we find ourselves at a place where we need to start afresh. Each day presents an opportunity to be “reborn.” I will help you create a plan that is right for you and the journey you are on. Your life should reflect the dreams, visions, goals and aspirations you desire. I will help you work through and process life’s unexpected and unplanned challenges.
(813) 710-4845 View (813) 710-4845
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Ashley Sullivan
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Ashe Gordon-Sullivan (pronounced Ah-sh), and my pronouns are they/them. I am a Registered Mental Health Intern with roughly 2 years of experience in therapeutic work, specializing mainly in grief/loss, trauma, and behavioral disorders. I have experience in telehealth video sessions as well as in-person work. My main approach with clients is humanistic and heavily client-centered; the other main component to my approach is trauma-focused work.
Hello! My name is Ashe Gordon-Sullivan (pronounced Ah-sh), and my pronouns are they/them. I am a Registered Mental Health Intern with roughly 2 years of experience in therapeutic work, specializing mainly in grief/loss, trauma, and behavioral disorders. I have experience in telehealth video sessions as well as in-person work. My main approach with clients is humanistic and heavily client-centered; the other main component to my approach is trauma-focused work.
(813) 519-6593 View (813) 519-6593
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Emma Jimenez Manley
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTP-II, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
I have 14 years of Master-level clinical experience of grief counseling, as well as life/career coaching, anxiety/stress/PTSD, school/college issues, women's issues, phase of life issues, relationship issues, self-esteem/assertiveness, peer relationships and acculturation issues/adjust, chronic/terminal illnesses adjustment and caregiving issues.
The road to self-empowerment starts with a first step. Change can be scary or difficult, but the good news is that once the decision is made, it always leads to a door open toward success. Welcome to my page; my goal is to support you so you feel good about who you are. I am a bilingual Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Certified National Counselor. I am also Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II) with Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral training and Life Coaching certification. I am available via Telehealth for clients in Florida.
I have 14 years of Master-level clinical experience of grief counseling, as well as life/career coaching, anxiety/stress/PTSD, school/college issues, women's issues, phase of life issues, relationship issues, self-esteem/assertiveness, peer relationships and acculturation issues/adjust, chronic/terminal illnesses adjustment and caregiving issues.
The road to self-empowerment starts with a first step. Change can be scary or difficult, but the good news is that once the decision is made, it always leads to a door open toward success. Welcome to my page; my goal is to support you so you feel good about who you are. I am a bilingual Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Certified National Counselor. I am also Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II) with Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral training and Life Coaching certification. I am available via Telehealth for clients in Florida.
(305) 290-3173 View (305) 290-3173
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Lorraine Kushner
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 1994. My specialties include birth related problems such as postpartum depression, miscarriage, and infertility, as well as issues relating to death, dying and bereavement. I also work with clients who are depressed and are experiencing anxiety, panic,attacks, adjustment and mood disorders. If you are currently taking psychotropic medications prescribed by your physician, talk therapy will be a positive adjunct to your present regimen of help. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and have taught childbirth classes in the past.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 1994. My specialties include birth related problems such as postpartum depression, miscarriage, and infertility, as well as issues relating to death, dying and bereavement. I also work with clients who are depressed and are experiencing anxiety, panic,attacks, adjustment and mood disorders. If you are currently taking psychotropic medications prescribed by your physician, talk therapy will be a positive adjunct to your present regimen of help. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and have taught childbirth classes in the past.
(813) 690-5788 View (813) 690-5788
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Kristen M Lenz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33613
Change and loss are a constant.
It is brave and difficult to reach out for help. I provide a welcoming space for you as a compassionate listener. Using an eclectic style combining a number of modalities we discover what works for you. I listen and get to know you; both your dreams and your struggles. You may feel limited by and stuck in repeating patterns that are not working anymore. It is hard to find the way when pain clouds your every day. Sometimes it is helpful to start here; right where you are. I find that the here and the now are full of wisdom if we learn to listen.
Change and loss are a constant.
It is brave and difficult to reach out for help. I provide a welcoming space for you as a compassionate listener. Using an eclectic style combining a number of modalities we discover what works for you. I listen and get to know you; both your dreams and your struggles. You may feel limited by and stuck in repeating patterns that are not working anymore. It is hard to find the way when pain clouds your every day. Sometimes it is helpful to start here; right where you are. I find that the here and the now are full of wisdom if we learn to listen.
(813) 734-7341 View (813) 734-7341
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Joy Milner
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
I encourage all individuals experiencing grief or loss, healing from an abusive relationship, in the midst of transition, or overwhelmed with the challenges of life to take a bold and courageous step and seek therapy. Persevere until you find a therapist you connect with and trust. My desire is to provide a collaborative, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment for my clients that fosters emotional healing, growth, and positive change. I use an integrative approach that is person-centered, solution-focused and designed to meet the client's individualized needs and goals.
I encourage all individuals experiencing grief or loss, healing from an abusive relationship, in the midst of transition, or overwhelmed with the challenges of life to take a bold and courageous step and seek therapy. Persevere until you find a therapist you connect with and trust. My desire is to provide a collaborative, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment for my clients that fosters emotional healing, growth, and positive change. I use an integrative approach that is person-centered, solution-focused and designed to meet the client's individualized needs and goals.
(813) 696-6447 View (813) 696-6447
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Kristine Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629
I have been a Therapist for 27 years. Working with people who need and want to change is powerful. Most people have something they would like to change or heal from. Wanting or needing change does not make it happen, you have to work at it. Clients often come to therapy at a loss of what to do next and thats where the process begins. That's what therapy is all about. Finding the right therapist is critical to change and healing. I encourage you to call me.
I have been a Therapist for 27 years. Working with people who need and want to change is powerful. Most people have something they would like to change or heal from. Wanting or needing change does not make it happen, you have to work at it. Clients often come to therapy at a loss of what to do next and thats where the process begins. That's what therapy is all about. Finding the right therapist is critical to change and healing. I encourage you to call me.
(813) 756-1129 View (813) 756-1129
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.