Grief Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Andrea Aichele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46234  (Online Only)
Specializing in working with kids, perinatal mental health, trauma, and grief- meet Andrea Aichele, a compassionate and dedicated virtual therapist on the Thrive for Life team, currently accepting new clients in Indiana & Florida. With a client-centered and evidence-based approach, Andrea fosters a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking personal growth and healing. Andrea utilizes her extensive experience to guide clients towards achieving their unique therapeutic goals. As a skilled and empathetic counselor, Andrea is committed to empowering individuals on their journey to emotional well-being.
Specializing in working with kids, perinatal mental health, trauma, and grief- meet Andrea Aichele, a compassionate and dedicated virtual therapist on the Thrive for Life team, currently accepting new clients in Indiana & Florida. With a client-centered and evidence-based approach, Andrea fosters a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking personal growth and healing. Andrea utilizes her extensive experience to guide clients towards achieving their unique therapeutic goals. As a skilled and empathetic counselor, Andrea is committed to empowering individuals on their journey to emotional well-being.
(463) 232-6537 View (463) 232-6537
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Craig Hennecke
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46290
I invite you to email me to schedule a free 20 minute consultation phone call to see if we would be a good fit to work together! I will be offering a virtual process group focused on grief later in the year.
I treasure a core belief that human beings are inherently compassionate, wise, and whole. Then life happens and we begin to lose access to our inner resourcefulness. Connection, authenticity, and empathy form the foundation of my work. I feel that change and healing occur both experientially and relationally. By utilizing compassion, curiosity, honesty, and humor, I connect and collaborate with clients to build a supportive and non-judgmental container for self-exploration and growth.
I invite you to email me to schedule a free 20 minute consultation phone call to see if we would be a good fit to work together! I will be offering a virtual process group focused on grief later in the year.
I treasure a core belief that human beings are inherently compassionate, wise, and whole. Then life happens and we begin to lose access to our inner resourcefulness. Connection, authenticity, and empathy form the foundation of my work. I feel that change and healing occur both experientially and relationally. By utilizing compassion, curiosity, honesty, and humor, I connect and collaborate with clients to build a supportive and non-judgmental container for self-exploration and growth.
(317) 934-6755 View (317) 934-6755
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Kristie Watts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46280
My passions are for parent/child relationships, adolescents, and healing from grief and loss.
I believe every person has a story to tell and that your story has significance. I also have a passion for helping clients create healthy, long-lasting relationships with others and oneself. I accomplish this by first listening to your story and then creating a tailored plan for you that will promote growth, healing, and lasting change. My desire is to see individuals, couples and families create new, healthy patterns of interacting and bring peaceful changes to your life.
My passions are for parent/child relationships, adolescents, and healing from grief and loss.
I believe every person has a story to tell and that your story has significance. I also have a passion for helping clients create healthy, long-lasting relationships with others and oneself. I accomplish this by first listening to your story and then creating a tailored plan for you that will promote growth, healing, and lasting change. My desire is to see individuals, couples and families create new, healthy patterns of interacting and bring peaceful changes to your life.
(317) 662-2193 View (317) 662-2193
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Janis Lotfalian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My specialities are anxiety, stress and grief.
If you are reading this, I am assuming that you want something in your life to change. Perhaps your stomach is in knots because of relationship issues, or stress at work. You might be worried about your children, even if they are adults. Someone very significant to you, might be missing from your life. Maybe you feel lonely, useless, unappreciated, anxious, unloved, or uneasy for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps its Covid-19, the economy and political divisiveness that is causing anxiety. You are searching for someone to help you, someone you can trust, to nudge you and and maybe significant others, in the "right direction".
My specialities are anxiety, stress and grief.
If you are reading this, I am assuming that you want something in your life to change. Perhaps your stomach is in knots because of relationship issues, or stress at work. You might be worried about your children, even if they are adults. Someone very significant to you, might be missing from your life. Maybe you feel lonely, useless, unappreciated, anxious, unloved, or uneasy for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps its Covid-19, the economy and political divisiveness that is causing anxiety. You are searching for someone to help you, someone you can trust, to nudge you and and maybe significant others, in the "right direction".
(812) 495-4233 View (812) 495-4233
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Compassion Helplines,Inc dba BetterLiving Min Inc.
Pastoral Counselor, PhD , NCCA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Joyce L. [Brock] Griffith is the president of COMPASSION HELPLINES, Inc. a Faith-based Counseling Center serving the community since 1994. Our Motto: “We are reaching the C.O.R.E of the individual’s problems with biblical solutions through Counseling, Outreach, Referrals, and Education. Our mission is to support family life from a Christian perspective through all of its phases. Our vision is to minister to individuals, families, and groups in need of Christian/biblical counseling as a result of experiencing anxiety, depression, self-doubt, grief & loss, and other emotional issues as they face life's challenges.
Dr. Joyce L. [Brock] Griffith is the president of COMPASSION HELPLINES, Inc. a Faith-based Counseling Center serving the community since 1994. Our Motto: “We are reaching the C.O.R.E of the individual’s problems with biblical solutions through Counseling, Outreach, Referrals, and Education. Our mission is to support family life from a Christian perspective through all of its phases. Our vision is to minister to individuals, families, and groups in need of Christian/biblical counseling as a result of experiencing anxiety, depression, self-doubt, grief & loss, and other emotional issues as they face life's challenges.
(317) 932-8234 View (317) 932-8234
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Jeff Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, CSAYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Those currents might include, dealing with blended parenting, living in the aftermath of trauma or crisis, grief/loss or in strengthening and finding fresh fulfillment in your relationships.
One of the staples of life is change. Change can be viewed as a positive or in a not-so-positive manner. Change affects us not only in relation to events but in how we perceive each other. For over 32 years, I have walked alongside individuals and families through change. Change pulls at the core of who we are and often in this tug-of-war, we find ourselves frustrated, lost, feeling helpless and with major questions. Let's journey through these questions together.
Those currents might include, dealing with blended parenting, living in the aftermath of trauma or crisis, grief/loss or in strengthening and finding fresh fulfillment in your relationships.
One of the staples of life is change. Change can be viewed as a positive or in a not-so-positive manner. Change affects us not only in relation to events but in how we perceive each other. For over 32 years, I have walked alongside individuals and families through change. Change pulls at the core of who we are and often in this tug-of-war, we find ourselves frustrated, lost, feeling helpless and with major questions. Let's journey through these questions together.
(317) 279-6049 View (317) 279-6049
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Sharon House
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating individuals dealing with adjustment to life transitions, anxiety, depression, and grief.
Welcome! Whether you landed here by searching the directory; I'm glad you stop by to check out my profile. I welcome the opportunity to guide you on your journey to healing. Seeking help is never easy and I want to make that process stress-free. I offer a therapeutic environment that's supportive while creating a relaxing atmosphere; that is inspiring and creates a sense of hope for personal growth. I provide quality care and services in a supportive environment; to assist individuals work through life challenges. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to assist you uncover your true potential and live your best life.
I specialize in treating individuals dealing with adjustment to life transitions, anxiety, depression, and grief.
Welcome! Whether you landed here by searching the directory; I'm glad you stop by to check out my profile. I welcome the opportunity to guide you on your journey to healing. Seeking help is never easy and I want to make that process stress-free. I offer a therapeutic environment that's supportive while creating a relaxing atmosphere; that is inspiring and creates a sense of hope for personal growth. I provide quality care and services in a supportive environment; to assist individuals work through life challenges. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to assist you uncover your true potential and live your best life.
(317) 593-8158 View (317) 593-8158
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Dr. Brianna Finney
Counselor, DMin, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Everyone encounter challenges in life. Sometimes those challenges are so difficult that you cannot face it alone. And you should not have to. Whether you are suffering from grief or loss, a crisis in your faith, a trauma of any kind, or a new life development, support is available to you.
Everyone encounter challenges in life. Sometimes those challenges are so difficult that you cannot face it alone. And you should not have to. Whether you are suffering from grief or loss, a crisis in your faith, a trauma of any kind, or a new life development, support is available to you.
(317) 961-3709 View (317) 961-3709
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Phil Graybiel
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Whether you are experiencing grief and loss or have struggled throughout life with depression and anxiety, I use a variety of approaches to help clients from diverse backgrounds.
Do you feel apathetic? Does your daily stress feel overwhelming? Have changes in your mood strained relationships or inhibited your ability to focus on daily tasks?
Whether you are experiencing grief and loss or have struggled throughout life with depression and anxiety, I use a variety of approaches to help clients from diverse backgrounds.
Do you feel apathetic? Does your daily stress feel overwhelming? Have changes in your mood strained relationships or inhibited your ability to focus on daily tasks?
(317) 827-7158 View (317) 827-7158
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Kay E Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
If you are looking for a compassionate therapist, you have come to the right place. Being with the dying with 25 years of hospice and bereavement experience and listening to grieving loved ones provides a gentle, caring backdrop for my work. If you are dealing with loss of any kind, have 2 years or more in your journey with 12-Step recovery, or in relationship struggles, I will walk with you in this journey. My work is client focused and strengths based . If you are in the LGBTQ+ community you will find a safe haven here. Come and find peace for heart and soul. I do not work with people in early recovery.
If you are looking for a compassionate therapist, you have come to the right place. Being with the dying with 25 years of hospice and bereavement experience and listening to grieving loved ones provides a gentle, caring backdrop for my work. If you are dealing with loss of any kind, have 2 years or more in your journey with 12-Step recovery, or in relationship struggles, I will walk with you in this journey. My work is client focused and strengths based . If you are in the LGBTQ+ community you will find a safe haven here. Come and find peace for heart and soul. I do not work with people in early recovery.
(317) 300-5196 View (317) 300-5196
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Michael V Smith
Counselor, MA, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Do you feel stuck, confused, and alone? My style/approach is unique in that it focuses on supporting individuals who desire to transform their lives and feel more empowered. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, stress, and trauma. I also support those struggling with grief and loss or life-threatening illnesses. I offer a warm and compassionate approach that encourages deep exploration. Our office also provides psychological testing services to finally resolve issues within yourself that have been difficult to solve.
Do you feel stuck, confused, and alone? My style/approach is unique in that it focuses on supporting individuals who desire to transform their lives and feel more empowered. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, stress, and trauma. I also support those struggling with grief and loss or life-threatening illnesses. I offer a warm and compassionate approach that encourages deep exploration. Our office also provides psychological testing services to finally resolve issues within yourself that have been difficult to solve.
(765) 571-4010 View (765) 571-4010
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Jamison Edwards
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46229  (Online Only)
Do you have thoughts, behaviors, or maladaptive patterns that have become a hinderance in your life? Have they become a barrier to creating and maintaining healthy relationships? Is this interfering with your sense of self, causing growing self-doubt or poor self-esteem? It is likely that these patterns were formed as defense mechanisms, uniquely designed in response to early experiences and environments, but now they no longer fit into the context of your life. Often these patterns are so entrenched in us that we’re not sure where they came from or how to stop them, which may produce feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, or grief.
Do you have thoughts, behaviors, or maladaptive patterns that have become a hinderance in your life? Have they become a barrier to creating and maintaining healthy relationships? Is this interfering with your sense of self, causing growing self-doubt or poor self-esteem? It is likely that these patterns were formed as defense mechanisms, uniquely designed in response to early experiences and environments, but now they no longer fit into the context of your life. Often these patterns are so entrenched in us that we’re not sure where they came from or how to stop them, which may produce feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, or grief.
(765) 268-9865 View (765) 268-9865
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Sara Pendleton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46227  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in working with clients experiencing stress and anxiety, family conflicts, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, family of origin issues, grief and loss and concerns with motivation and confidence. I am well versed in working with young adults, individuals, couples and parents.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in working with clients experiencing stress and anxiety, family conflicts, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, family of origin issues, grief and loss and concerns with motivation and confidence. I am well versed in working with young adults, individuals, couples and parents.
(317) 203-8187 View (317) 203-8187
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Maureen L McCrae
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Therapy is an individualized process that requires trust to be established between therapist and client for the greatest amount of efficacy. If you are struggling with issues of stress, depression, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, difficult transitions in your life, I would like to help you explore ways to manage these changes; to achieve a greater sense of balance, wholeness and integration in your life.
Therapy is an individualized process that requires trust to be established between therapist and client for the greatest amount of efficacy. If you are struggling with issues of stress, depression, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, difficult transitions in your life, I would like to help you explore ways to manage these changes; to achieve a greater sense of balance, wholeness and integration in your life.
(317) 474-6873 View (317) 474-6873
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Lana Lipe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
There are many times in our lives where we recognize that our behaviors and beliefs may not be serving our current life path. In fact, we may recognize that those behaviors we used to protect ourselves are holding us back from truly living the life we want and deserve. I primarily work with adults who need support around: anxiety, gender identity, sexuality, perfectionism, compassion fatigue, grief, and chronic illness.
There are many times in our lives where we recognize that our behaviors and beliefs may not be serving our current life path. In fact, we may recognize that those behaviors we used to protect ourselves are holding us back from truly living the life we want and deserve. I primarily work with adults who need support around: anxiety, gender identity, sexuality, perfectionism, compassion fatigue, grief, and chronic illness.
(808) 862-6589 View (808) 862-6589
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Cardinal Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46216
I enjoy working with anyone age 13 or older with struggles in the area of self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries with others, learning how to be self-respectful in words, thoughts & feelings, stress & managing anxiety as well as anyone who is healing from loss of either a loved one or pet(s). I also enjoy helping people during seasons of transition whether in young adulthood to increase independence or later years to adjust to decrease in independence resulting from illness, injury or the aging process. I especially enjoy working to provide faith-based struggles.
I enjoy working with anyone age 13 or older with struggles in the area of self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries with others, learning how to be self-respectful in words, thoughts & feelings, stress & managing anxiety as well as anyone who is healing from loss of either a loved one or pet(s). I also enjoy helping people during seasons of transition whether in young adulthood to increase independence or later years to adjust to decrease in independence resulting from illness, injury or the aging process. I especially enjoy working to provide faith-based struggles.
(317) 961-2738 View (317) 961-2738
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Kelly Garry Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
For 25 years, I've been working with individuals, couples and families on issues of personal growth, work issues, relationship challenges, chronic illness, new diagnosis, aging and loss.
Change is all around us, as a natural part of every life. It can happen in an instant, or it may come around slowly. Whether you are encountering a situation you didn't expect, or choosing to move forward in a different way, it can be helpful to have a listening ear and supportive presence. As a counselor, my goal is to help you feel heard, understood and companioned on your journey.
For 25 years, I've been working with individuals, couples and families on issues of personal growth, work issues, relationship challenges, chronic illness, new diagnosis, aging and loss.
Change is all around us, as a natural part of every life. It can happen in an instant, or it may come around slowly. Whether you are encountering a situation you didn't expect, or choosing to move forward in a different way, it can be helpful to have a listening ear and supportive presence. As a counselor, my goal is to help you feel heard, understood and companioned on your journey.
(317) 942-3947 View (317) 942-3947
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Christina J Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel lost in life? Are you approaching or in the middle of making big changes? Is the world moving around you? Have you experienced significant distress related to traumatic events, loss, or life experiences? Do you need a person to talk through things with and find a way forward? I want to be that person. As a therapist, I get the honor of walking along with you to help identify strengths, challenges, barriers, and then work to get you to the life you’ve always wanted. I am passionate about helping people through their journey in life.
Do you feel lost in life? Are you approaching or in the middle of making big changes? Is the world moving around you? Have you experienced significant distress related to traumatic events, loss, or life experiences? Do you need a person to talk through things with and find a way forward? I want to be that person. As a therapist, I get the honor of walking along with you to help identify strengths, challenges, barriers, and then work to get you to the life you’ve always wanted. I am passionate about helping people through their journey in life.
(463) 724-2531 View (463) 724-2531
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Andrea Nicole Link
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
I have walked beside families through grief and loss.
I’m so thankful you’re here, looking for hope and healing for yourself. The courage you are already showing tells me you’re going to overcome whatever it is that brings you here, and I’m right beside you to root for you and encourage you every step of the way. We are going to focus on your strengths and I’ll teach you tools to get through your days as you regain the peace in your journey. I enjoy working with any age group, including children, and want to welcome you into a safe space, free from judgment and full of hope…and likely some fun and laughs along the way.
I have walked beside families through grief and loss.
I’m so thankful you’re here, looking for hope and healing for yourself. The courage you are already showing tells me you’re going to overcome whatever it is that brings you here, and I’m right beside you to root for you and encourage you every step of the way. We are going to focus on your strengths and I’ll teach you tools to get through your days as you regain the peace in your journey. I enjoy working with any age group, including children, and want to welcome you into a safe space, free from judgment and full of hope…and likely some fun and laughs along the way.
(317) 682-0936 View (317) 682-0936
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Madison Gentry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I enjoy working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and grief.
I have immediate openings available for individuals from all walks of life and I now have openings for clients seeking EMDR. Making the choice to start your therapy journey doesn't come easily. It often takes hitting a low point, feeling isolated, or stuck. When you feel like that dark shadow is following you, forming a strong therapeutic relationship can bring back the light in your life. As a therapist, I am here to guide you, support you, and provide a mirror for you to learn more about yourself and how to heal. You are here because you still have hope, and I am here to help you foster that hope into a brighter future.
I enjoy working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and grief.
I have immediate openings available for individuals from all walks of life and I now have openings for clients seeking EMDR. Making the choice to start your therapy journey doesn't come easily. It often takes hitting a low point, feeling isolated, or stuck. When you feel like that dark shadow is following you, forming a strong therapeutic relationship can bring back the light in your life. As a therapist, I am here to guide you, support you, and provide a mirror for you to learn more about yourself and how to heal. You are here because you still have hope, and I am here to help you foster that hope into a brighter future.
(463) 219-5162 View (463) 219-5162

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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.