Grief Therapists in Lexington, KY

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MC Bolin Consulting
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40508  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is holistic - valuing the interweaving of interpersonal, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of human experiences - including loss or grief related to unexpected or unwanted life transitions.
“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” (Frederick Buechner) In my own experience, it is difficult not to be afraid - particularly when unexpected and terrible events occur. That said, fear and anxiety may be lessened when a person is not facing the life challenges alone. Cultivating the strength, self-awareness and resilience to weather the terrible times may also extend one’s capacity to fully embrace the beauty of growth, love, joy, hope, healing.
My approach to therapy is holistic - valuing the interweaving of interpersonal, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of human experiences - including loss or grief related to unexpected or unwanted life transitions.
“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” (Frederick Buechner) In my own experience, it is difficult not to be afraid - particularly when unexpected and terrible events occur. That said, fear and anxiety may be lessened when a person is not facing the life challenges alone. Cultivating the strength, self-awareness and resilience to weather the terrible times may also extend one’s capacity to fully embrace the beauty of growth, love, joy, hope, healing.
(859) 376-5484 View (859) 376-5484
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Shelby Yeich
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517
People often struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflict, and trauma-related issues. Every client will be warmly welcomed into my office and together we will collaborate to meet goals to help you be the best version of you. To meet these goals, we will use tools from multiple evidenced based interventions.
People often struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflict, and trauma-related issues. Every client will be warmly welcomed into my office and together we will collaborate to meet goals to help you be the best version of you. To meet these goals, we will use tools from multiple evidenced based interventions.
(859) 695-3255 View (859) 695-3255
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Sharon Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40505  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you’re living on the margins of your life? As a therapist, I work with people to explore their lives on a deep level because it is my experience that the more deeply we work, the deeper our healing. We will work together to identify what is holding you back, has you stuck. I don't think it is what's wrong with you; I think it's what's happened to you. You may identify the stuck place as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship isuses, blocked life transitions, creativity, or spiritual growth. You may recognize this as a yearning to deepen and grow.
Do you ever feel like you’re living on the margins of your life? As a therapist, I work with people to explore their lives on a deep level because it is my experience that the more deeply we work, the deeper our healing. We will work together to identify what is holding you back, has you stuck. I don't think it is what's wrong with you; I think it's what's happened to you. You may identify the stuck place as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship isuses, blocked life transitions, creativity, or spiritual growth. You may recognize this as a yearning to deepen and grow.
(859) 740-7374 View (859) 740-7374
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Martin Beck
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSW, MFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40511
Your life has brought you profound challenges—trauma, grief, and loss might cast long shadows over your life. You might be burdened by the effects of childhood neglect, abuse, or a lack of emotional support. Dealing with overwhelming, painful emotions and struggling with intimate relationships and social connections can be incredibly difficult. The loneliness and isolation that accompany these struggles can feel insurmountable. If this describes you, know that you are not alone, and there is a path to healing.
Your life has brought you profound challenges—trauma, grief, and loss might cast long shadows over your life. You might be burdened by the effects of childhood neglect, abuse, or a lack of emotional support. Dealing with overwhelming, painful emotions and struggling with intimate relationships and social connections can be incredibly difficult. The loneliness and isolation that accompany these struggles can feel insurmountable. If this describes you, know that you are not alone, and there is a path to healing.
(859) 809-2712 View (859) 809-2712
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Destini Elkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40505
Are you feeling exhausted trying to navigate life's obstacles? I strive to offer you a genuine and compassionate ear through challenging times. I understand the profound impact of loss, or other significant life changes, and supporting individuals navigating grief and helping them find healing, meaning, and acceptance. I support a holistic approach for overall well-being, and the therapeutic relationship is a top priority. I utilize trauma-informed approaches to help individuals process their experiences, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and return to a sense of safety.
Are you feeling exhausted trying to navigate life's obstacles? I strive to offer you a genuine and compassionate ear through challenging times. I understand the profound impact of loss, or other significant life changes, and supporting individuals navigating grief and helping them find healing, meaning, and acceptance. I support a holistic approach for overall well-being, and the therapeutic relationship is a top priority. I utilize trauma-informed approaches to help individuals process their experiences, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and return to a sense of safety.
(859) 295-7441 View (859) 295-7441
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Birchwood Healing Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
I serve individuals 15 years of age and older who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar, LGBTQIA+ related issues and more.
Hi there, I'm Sierra! If Emily Dickens quote “I am out with lanterns looking for myself” speaks to you, I may be your right fit. Choosing to seek growth, change and healing can be a brave decision. I believe connecting with a therapist can be an invaluable tool in the that process. I would be honored to support you in unraveling the complex and intricate tapestry of your inner world. During sessions with me - you will take lead as the conductor, and I will be the facilitator.
I serve individuals 15 years of age and older who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar, LGBTQIA+ related issues and more.
Hi there, I'm Sierra! If Emily Dickens quote “I am out with lanterns looking for myself” speaks to you, I may be your right fit. Choosing to seek growth, change and healing can be a brave decision. I believe connecting with a therapist can be an invaluable tool in the that process. I would be honored to support you in unraveling the complex and intricate tapestry of your inner world. During sessions with me - you will take lead as the conductor, and I will be the facilitator.
(859) 765-6138 View (859) 765-6138
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Debra Schapiro
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509  (Online Only)
Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Most of the good work in the world is done by people who weren't feeling all that well the day they did it." I think this statement reminds us about the human condition (which is) imperfect. Human beings have a biological and social need for each other. In fact, neuroscientists have discovered the anatomical regions of the brain that help maintain human connections throughout our including the time following a loved one's death. I am a licensed therapist in Kentucky. Master's degrees include community counseling and art therapy. I offer attentive, supportive, and compassionate therapy.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Most of the good work in the world is done by people who weren't feeling all that well the day they did it." I think this statement reminds us about the human condition (which is) imperfect. Human beings have a biological and social need for each other. In fact, neuroscientists have discovered the anatomical regions of the brain that help maintain human connections throughout our including the time following a loved one's death. I am a licensed therapist in Kentucky. Master's degrees include community counseling and art therapy. I offer attentive, supportive, and compassionate therapy.
(859) 651-8473 View (859) 651-8473
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Angel Probus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
I specifically specialize in working with adults and couples with a wide range of needs including substance use, grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Hi there! I believe that life is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. Even when you feel relatively happy therapy can be a place to learn how your mind works. Together we can learn to navigate your feelings, build healthier habits, or change your mindset whether your life has thrown you a curve or you are simply wanting to become the best version of your self.
I specifically specialize in working with adults and couples with a wide range of needs including substance use, grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Hi there! I believe that life is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. Even when you feel relatively happy therapy can be a place to learn how your mind works. Together we can learn to navigate your feelings, build healthier habits, or change your mindset whether your life has thrown you a curve or you are simply wanting to become the best version of your self.
(859) 765-7072 View (859) 765-7072
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Abby Calhoun
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40504
After over 8 years in a diverse range of mental health care settings, my specialty areas include work regarding life change, grief & loss, educational or career struggles, relationship issues, & ASD or ADHD.
I approach therapy with a strengths-based model, sensitive to the traumas and societal challenges that my clients face. I believe that an equitable, nonjudgmental, and open partnership between therapist and client is crucial to a healthy therapeutic experience. I look forward to coming alongside clients who are committed to joining me in that work.
After over 8 years in a diverse range of mental health care settings, my specialty areas include work regarding life change, grief & loss, educational or career struggles, relationship issues, & ASD or ADHD.
I approach therapy with a strengths-based model, sensitive to the traumas and societal challenges that my clients face. I believe that an equitable, nonjudgmental, and open partnership between therapist and client is crucial to a healthy therapeutic experience. I look forward to coming alongside clients who are committed to joining me in that work.
(859) 681-8654 View (859) 681-8654
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Chaslyn Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Indiana and Kentucky. I have been in the social work field since 2016. Upon receiving my Masters degree, I pursued a career as a therapist. I am privileged to have been allowed the opportunity to work with several varying population groups and cultures. I currently provide therapy through a medication assisted treatment (MAT) facility and primary care office. However, I also provide private therapy sessions to both children and adults, focusing on anxiety, depression, grief, and personal growth.
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Indiana and Kentucky. I have been in the social work field since 2016. Upon receiving my Masters degree, I pursued a career as a therapist. I am privileged to have been allowed the opportunity to work with several varying population groups and cultures. I currently provide therapy through a medication assisted treatment (MAT) facility and primary care office. However, I also provide private therapy sessions to both children and adults, focusing on anxiety, depression, grief, and personal growth.
(859) 212-3166 View (859) 212-3166
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S. Nicole Crawford LCSW pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40517  (Online Only)
I have experience with early childhood development issues, grief and loss, ADHD/ADD, Play therapy, and school issues.
I believe that my role is that of a guide in one's journey of healing and growth. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches and I utilize my skills and experience to help clients address difficult life experiences and to create new and healthier ways to manage their lives. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are the foundations for change and the relationship is one of mutuality and empowerment. Some of my specialties are: women issues, depression, anxiety, parent/child issues, and PTSD to name a few.
I have experience with early childhood development issues, grief and loss, ADHD/ADD, Play therapy, and school issues.
I believe that my role is that of a guide in one's journey of healing and growth. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches and I utilize my skills and experience to help clients address difficult life experiences and to create new and healthier ways to manage their lives. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are the foundations for change and the relationship is one of mutuality and empowerment. Some of my specialties are: women issues, depression, anxiety, parent/child issues, and PTSD to name a few.
(502) 883-6506 View (502) 883-6506
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Jennifer Kendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
When faced with overwhelming circumstances, it's good to reach out to others for help. Sometimes, that help comes in the form of a professional. Whether you have recently experienced the loss of a pregnancy, a child, a job, or a relationship, or are dealing with new medical information about yourself or a family member, I am here to support you and assist with navigating through these new challenges.
When faced with overwhelming circumstances, it's good to reach out to others for help. Sometimes, that help comes in the form of a professional. Whether you have recently experienced the loss of a pregnancy, a child, a job, or a relationship, or are dealing with new medical information about yourself or a family member, I am here to support you and assist with navigating through these new challenges.
(270) 640-0981 View (270) 640-0981
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Joyce Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
My hospice background provided me great insight on how to assist others process their grief.
Do you feel overwhelmed with everyday living? Are you struggling with processing your feelings? Have you been diagnosed with a chronic or life threatening illness? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or pet? Are alcohol and drugs interfering with your relationships and work? I am an experienced therapist who can help you with these issues and more. In my previous position, I worked with individuals who had a chronic, life threatening illness. Many of these clients experienced anxiety and depression. I offered support by allowing them to process their feelings and develop a working plan of action for care.
My hospice background provided me great insight on how to assist others process their grief.
Do you feel overwhelmed with everyday living? Are you struggling with processing your feelings? Have you been diagnosed with a chronic or life threatening illness? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or pet? Are alcohol and drugs interfering with your relationships and work? I am an experienced therapist who can help you with these issues and more. In my previous position, I worked with individuals who had a chronic, life threatening illness. Many of these clients experienced anxiety and depression. I offered support by allowing them to process their feelings and develop a working plan of action for care.
(502) 806-8725 View (502) 806-8725
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Nicole L Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, AADC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504
I believe all people deserve to experience unconditional positive regard; the acceptance of who you are regardless of what you say or do. You are unique, and I like to embrace that uniqueness and show you how to use it as your own personal superpower. Although we cannot avoid loss, pain, disappointment, and trauma, I find that when people connect with others they are inherently strengthened. There is power in telling your story in safe spaces.
I believe all people deserve to experience unconditional positive regard; the acceptance of who you are regardless of what you say or do. You are unique, and I like to embrace that uniqueness and show you how to use it as your own personal superpower. Although we cannot avoid loss, pain, disappointment, and trauma, I find that when people connect with others they are inherently strengthened. There is power in telling your story in safe spaces.
(251) 313-6871 View (251) 313-6871
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Ethan Bernauer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-A
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40511  (Online Only)
I am constantly expanding my knowledge and level of expertise in different fields. I am continuing to learn more about grief and loss and how it may impact us on a daily basis.
I am constantly expanding my knowledge and level of expertise in different fields. I am continuing to learn more about grief and loss and how it may impact us on a daily basis.
(502) 317-8538 View (502) 317-8538
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Patrick Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504
Hello I am an LSCW in Kentucky with experience working with those who struggle with addiction, grief, trauma, self-esteem, along with anxiety and depression. You will find in me, an empathetic therapist with a passion to help others navigate their way through the struggles that seem impossible to overcome.
Hello I am an LSCW in Kentucky with experience working with those who struggle with addiction, grief, trauma, self-esteem, along with anxiety and depression. You will find in me, an empathetic therapist with a passion to help others navigate their way through the struggles that seem impossible to overcome.
(270) 713-6393 View (270) 713-6393
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Kelsi Helterbrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509  (Online Only)
HAES is a social movement working to promote size-acceptance and lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness.
Now Accepting New Clients! I am a LCSW specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and general mental health. While I specialize in working with people struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns, I also work with people seeking treatment for non-eating related issues such as depression, anxiety, and more. As a therapist I am compassionate and supportive, yet direct and result oriented. I will work with you to build on your strengths and achieve your goals.
HAES is a social movement working to promote size-acceptance and lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness.
Now Accepting New Clients! I am a LCSW specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and general mental health. While I specialize in working with people struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns, I also work with people seeking treatment for non-eating related issues such as depression, anxiety, and more. As a therapist I am compassionate and supportive, yet direct and result oriented. I will work with you to build on your strengths and achieve your goals.
(859) 667-1366 View (859) 667-1366
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Matt Ladwig
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517
Waitlist for new clients
My past clients have included couples, individuals, groups, those surviving an addiction, living with anxiety and/or depression, navigating a relational conflict, grief, sexual identity, trauma, and those seeking a safe space to understand themselves and where they fit into all of this.
The burdens of life are many and unique to each one of us. When these burdens give little space for our true selves to lead, disrupting the awareness of one’s own brilliance and the beauty around them, counseling makes so much sense.
My past clients have included couples, individuals, groups, those surviving an addiction, living with anxiety and/or depression, navigating a relational conflict, grief, sexual identity, trauma, and those seeking a safe space to understand themselves and where they fit into all of this.
The burdens of life are many and unique to each one of us. When these burdens give little space for our true selves to lead, disrupting the awareness of one’s own brilliance and the beauty around them, counseling makes so much sense.
(859) 214-0526 View (859) 214-0526
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Dr. Tomerial Brooks, LCSW, MBA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517  (Online Only)
I have training in addictions as well as dual disorders, anxiety/depression, trauma and grief related concerns.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker the past 16 years, I have worked with a variety of clients including Adolescents, Adults and Emerging Adults. I enjoy working with adults most. Having worked at a CMHC the majority of my career, I gained skills in working with adults presenting with a range of concerns including trauma, mood disorders, addictions, grief, anxiety and depression as well as life transition changes. I also have experience with anger management, parenting issues and multicultural concerns. I hold a range of clinical expertise and experience working with adults from a place of compassion, understanding and in a judgement free environment.
I have training in addictions as well as dual disorders, anxiety/depression, trauma and grief related concerns.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker the past 16 years, I have worked with a variety of clients including Adolescents, Adults and Emerging Adults. I enjoy working with adults most. Having worked at a CMHC the majority of my career, I gained skills in working with adults presenting with a range of concerns including trauma, mood disorders, addictions, grief, anxiety and depression as well as life transition changes. I also have experience with anger management, parenting issues and multicultural concerns. I hold a range of clinical expertise and experience working with adults from a place of compassion, understanding and in a judgement free environment.
(859) 298-3487 View (859) 298-3487
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Linda Fentress
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40517
I specialize in couples counseling and trauma related issues such as grief and PTSD.
Hi, I'm Linda. In the counseling journey, I hope to come alongside you as you wrestle with the inherent difficulties and struggles associated with life. Damaged relationships, disappointments, insecurities, hurt,trauma, and anxieties... it all can be overwhelming and debilitating as times. But I believe healing is possible!
I specialize in couples counseling and trauma related issues such as grief and PTSD.
Hi, I'm Linda. In the counseling journey, I hope to come alongside you as you wrestle with the inherent difficulties and struggles associated with life. Damaged relationships, disappointments, insecurities, hurt,trauma, and anxieties... it all can be overwhelming and debilitating as times. But I believe healing is possible!
(859) 448-7519 View (859) 448-7519
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.