Grief Therapists in Paducah, KY

Photo of Joe Hansen, Pastoral Counselor in Paducah, KY
Joe Hansen
Pastoral Counselor, KLPC, M Div
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Do you find the pain of grief over the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship or professional situation overwhelming? Or are the two of you at wits end about how to communicate, or how to get back to the love and friendship that brought you together? You’ve tried a lot of ways to cope and move forward, but they haven’t given you the help you need. Strained couples' relationships and all sorts of grief experiences leave us feeling broken, unfulfilled, and yearning for peace that lives despite our circumstances.
Do you find the pain of grief over the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship or professional situation overwhelming? Or are the two of you at wits end about how to communicate, or how to get back to the love and friendship that brought you together? You’ve tried a lot of ways to cope and move forward, but they haven’t given you the help you need. Strained couples' relationships and all sorts of grief experiences leave us feeling broken, unfulfilled, and yearning for peace that lives despite our circumstances.
(270) 201-5426 View (270) 201-5426
Photo of JF Wilson Wellness Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Paducah, KY
JF Wilson Wellness Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42002  (Online Only)
I am certified in Person Centered Approach, Grief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Race-Trauma.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Kentucky by the National Board of Professional Counselors to provide mental health counseling. I graduated from Mid-Continent University receiving a B.A. in Missions and Evangelism. I obtained my M.Ed., in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Murray State University, Ky. I have over 7 years of experience and extensive training in treating adolescent and adult behavior concerns. As well as, 4.5 years training and experience in suicide crisis prevention and intervention.
I am certified in Person Centered Approach, Grief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Race-Trauma.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Kentucky by the National Board of Professional Counselors to provide mental health counseling. I graduated from Mid-Continent University receiving a B.A. in Missions and Evangelism. I obtained my M.Ed., in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Murray State University, Ky. I have over 7 years of experience and extensive training in treating adolescent and adult behavior concerns. As well as, 4.5 years training and experience in suicide crisis prevention and intervention.
(270) 374-0367 View (270) 374-0367
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Jennifer Linville
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Waitlist for new clients
I offer traditional talk therapy, where we take a to look at the situation in a different light, gain insight and grow from your current or past experience in order to find relief in your current day-to-day living from symptoms of depression/anxiety/grief/trauma.
Grieving life changes, processing a past traumatizing event, or discovering personal growth are areas that I have helped clients most. If you are in or feel stuck in a situation/memory allow me to walk alongside you as you walk through the stressors of life, or previous events that have left a negative impact on your self-esteem/worth and/or state of your mental health.
I offer traditional talk therapy, where we take a to look at the situation in a different light, gain insight and grow from your current or past experience in order to find relief in your current day-to-day living from symptoms of depression/anxiety/grief/trauma.
Grieving life changes, processing a past traumatizing event, or discovering personal growth are areas that I have helped clients most. If you are in or feel stuck in a situation/memory allow me to walk alongside you as you walk through the stressors of life, or previous events that have left a negative impact on your self-esteem/worth and/or state of your mental health.
(270) 477-2924 View (270) 477-2924
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Douglas Dayne Wells
Psychologist, MA, LPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Dayne is a native of Paducah, Kentucky and has been practicing locally for nineteen years. He earned his master's degree in clinical psychology from Murray State University and is licensed as a Psychological Practitioner. Dayne works with clients using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, adjustment disorders, and issues related to foster care placement and adoption.
Dayne is a native of Paducah, Kentucky and has been practicing locally for nineteen years. He earned his master's degree in clinical psychology from Murray State University and is licensed as a Psychological Practitioner. Dayne works with clients using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, adjustment disorders, and issues related to foster care placement and adoption.
(270) 681-4617 View (270) 681-4617
Photo of Dawn Turner, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Paducah, KY
Dawn Turner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
When life events become overwhelming, everything can seem out of balance. Whether the challenge you face is anxiety, depression, grief, parenting struggles or something else, my approach to counseling is to help individuals and families find and focus on their strengths. This enables them to find solutions to recreate life balance. I believe in your ability to change and grow. I'm a catalyst for hope and change for my clients.
When life events become overwhelming, everything can seem out of balance. Whether the challenge you face is anxiety, depression, grief, parenting struggles or something else, my approach to counseling is to help individuals and families find and focus on their strengths. This enables them to find solutions to recreate life balance. I believe in your ability to change and grow. I'm a catalyst for hope and change for my clients.
(270) 451-2404 View (270) 451-2404
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Dr. Lauren Barks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , DSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
I believe that utilizing creative, holistic, and expressive approaches creates a space for healing while utilizing different ways to process trauma, feelings, grief, and emotions.
When someone takes that first step to begin their therapeutic process, it is important to focus on finding the right interventions and modalities to begin their journey towards healing and growth. Creating a safe space for an individuals healing journey is an important piece of the therapeutic services provided at Integrative Psychological Services.
I believe that utilizing creative, holistic, and expressive approaches creates a space for healing while utilizing different ways to process trauma, feelings, grief, and emotions.
When someone takes that first step to begin their therapeutic process, it is important to focus on finding the right interventions and modalities to begin their journey towards healing and growth. Creating a safe space for an individuals healing journey is an important piece of the therapeutic services provided at Integrative Psychological Services.
(270) 276-1920 View (270) 276-1920
Photo of Kimberly F Rowe, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Paducah, KY
Kimberly F Rowe
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
It is my privilege to work with those facing the challenges surrounding anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, substance dependence, self esteem, relationship and behavioral related issues.
Beginning again is an opportunity not always given. I am especially excited to work with individuals and families that have made the decision to begin again.
It is my privilege to work with those facing the challenges surrounding anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, substance dependence, self esteem, relationship and behavioral related issues.
Beginning again is an opportunity not always given. I am especially excited to work with individuals and families that have made the decision to begin again.
(270) 241-0571 View (270) 241-0571
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Justin P Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42003
Justin treats adult clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, and career guidance. He has specialized training and a depth of experience working with people who want better relationships. Another area Justin has specialized training in includes sports performance.
Justin treats adult clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, and career guidance. He has specialized training and a depth of experience working with people who want better relationships. Another area Justin has specialized training in includes sports performance.
(270) 290-0843 View (270) 290-0843
Photo of Ashley Wilson, Psychological Associate in Paducah, KY
Ashley Wilson
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003
I am passionate about creating a therapeutic environment of acceptance, safety, and non-judgement where clients can make sense of the most difficult pieces of their lives. All are welcome - exactly as they are. I firmly believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that my role is to serve as a sounding board for my client's self-discovery and growth. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I work with clients who have a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, life transitions, and grief.
I am passionate about creating a therapeutic environment of acceptance, safety, and non-judgement where clients can make sense of the most difficult pieces of their lives. All are welcome - exactly as they are. I firmly believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that my role is to serve as a sounding board for my client's self-discovery and growth. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I work with clients who have a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, life transitions, and grief.
(270) 918-5359 View (270) 918-5359
Photo of Michelle Venegoni-Vigil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Paducah, KY
Michelle Venegoni-Vigil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Do you feel overwhelmed with some of your life circumstances? Have you experienced trauma: a divorce, job-loss, traumatic birth, difficult diagnosis, or domestic violence? Are you depressed, struggling with low self-esteem, lacking motivation, or needing help transitioning through life? I believe that every individual has what it takes to succeed and live a fulfilling life. Sometimes, we have to go through the darkest storms to see the brightest rainbows. Without the right tools and a safe non-judgmental space, it may feel impossible to weather the storm on your own.
Do you feel overwhelmed with some of your life circumstances? Have you experienced trauma: a divorce, job-loss, traumatic birth, difficult diagnosis, or domestic violence? Are you depressed, struggling with low self-esteem, lacking motivation, or needing help transitioning through life? I believe that every individual has what it takes to succeed and live a fulfilling life. Sometimes, we have to go through the darkest storms to see the brightest rainbows. Without the right tools and a safe non-judgmental space, it may feel impossible to weather the storm on your own.
(818) 495-0172 View (818) 495-0172
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Genevieve Postlethwait
Counselor, EdS, LPCA
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Hi I’m Genevieve Postlethwait, Ed.S., LPCA. I'm a trauma-focused and EMDR-trained therapist based in western Kentucky. My aim is not to fix or heal you. It’s to help you find a place of wholeness where you feel seen, heard, and understood. From there, I'm here to help you heal yourself as only you can. I will accept and meet you exactly as you are, exactly as I am. By doing so I hope to serve as a mirror reflecting your inherent wisdom and power. My hope is that this inner knowing will help you live fully through the highs and lows unique to your life, as well as those we all face in this world.
Hi I’m Genevieve Postlethwait, Ed.S., LPCA. I'm a trauma-focused and EMDR-trained therapist based in western Kentucky. My aim is not to fix or heal you. It’s to help you find a place of wholeness where you feel seen, heard, and understood. From there, I'm here to help you heal yourself as only you can. I will accept and meet you exactly as you are, exactly as I am. By doing so I hope to serve as a mirror reflecting your inherent wisdom and power. My hope is that this inner knowing will help you live fully through the highs and lows unique to your life, as well as those we all face in this world.
(270) 638-8569 View (270) 638-8569
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Dava R Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, MSSA, LCSW, ABD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42003  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky with 6 years experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky with 6 years experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations.
(859) 251-2299 View (859) 251-2299
Photo of Kasey Rebecca Teasley, Counselor in Paducah, KY
Kasey Rebecca Teasley
Counselor, LPCC, LCADC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Hello! I am a dedicated and licensed professional in Kentucky, holding qualifications as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor, specializing in substance abuse treatment and mental health care. I earned my Master of Education degree from Lindsey Wilson College in December 2021 and am currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision from the same institution, further deepening my expertise in the field.
Hello! I am a dedicated and licensed professional in Kentucky, holding qualifications as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor, specializing in substance abuse treatment and mental health care. I earned my Master of Education degree from Lindsey Wilson College in December 2021 and am currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision from the same institution, further deepening my expertise in the field.
(270) 817-3253 View (270) 817-3253
Photo of Kim D Giltner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Paducah, KY
Kim D Giltner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42003
The world has changed. These are unprecedented times and we are seeing more people struggling with their mental health. I have had over 30 years experience in the Behavioral/Mental Health Field. I have been in private practice for over 15 years but I have had a variety of experience prior to that including inpatient, residential facility, community mental health, and intensive outpatient. I see ADULTS, KIDS & TEENS for many different reasons including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, work issues, relationship issues, parenting, behavior disorders, etc. I also am a Registered Play Therapist.
The world has changed. These are unprecedented times and we are seeing more people struggling with their mental health. I have had over 30 years experience in the Behavioral/Mental Health Field. I have been in private practice for over 15 years but I have had a variety of experience prior to that including inpatient, residential facility, community mental health, and intensive outpatient. I see ADULTS, KIDS & TEENS for many different reasons including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, work issues, relationship issues, parenting, behavior disorders, etc. I also am a Registered Play Therapist.
(270) 972-4734 View (270) 972-4734
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Cindy Owen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Confidential and supportive clinical services are provided. We offer individual, couples, and family counseling for all ages in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Confidential and supportive clinical services are provided. We offer individual, couples, and family counseling for all ages in a friendly and comfortable environment.
(270) 697-9975 View (270) 697-9975
Photo of Shelly O'Neal Baer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Paducah, KY
Shelly O'Neal Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Your best days are ahead! I truly believe that we are all on a journey to have the best life possible. I am the owner of Emerald Therapy Center, LLC., a private, woman-owned, family run healthcare group located in Western KY, about 2 hours from Nashville. Emerald has 6 locations and provides psychiatry/medical services, clinical and non-clinical behavioral health services. I also enjoy working with and speaking to corporations, businesses, and city governments about how to develop and improve workplace wellness programs. My focus is on how to recruit, retain, and improve employee performance and wellness.
Your best days are ahead! I truly believe that we are all on a journey to have the best life possible. I am the owner of Emerald Therapy Center, LLC., a private, woman-owned, family run healthcare group located in Western KY, about 2 hours from Nashville. Emerald has 6 locations and provides psychiatry/medical services, clinical and non-clinical behavioral health services. I also enjoy working with and speaking to corporations, businesses, and city governments about how to develop and improve workplace wellness programs. My focus is on how to recruit, retain, and improve employee performance and wellness.
(270) 804-4283 View (270) 804-4283
Photo of Serenity Outpatient Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Paducah, KY
Serenity Outpatient Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001  (Online Only)
The ideal mental health client I work with is someone who is motivated and committed to their healing journey. They might be dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, or past trauma, seeking to manage their emotions and build resilience. Their needs revolve around establishing coping mechanisms, improving self-awareness, and developing a healthier mindset. Their goals involve achieving a sense of inner peace, emotional stability, and a more positive outlook on life. They want to understand themselves better, uncover their strengths, and regain a sense of control over their mental well-being.
The ideal mental health client I work with is someone who is motivated and committed to their healing journey. They might be dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, or past trauma, seeking to manage their emotions and build resilience. Their needs revolve around establishing coping mechanisms, improving self-awareness, and developing a healthier mindset. Their goals involve achieving a sense of inner peace, emotional stability, and a more positive outlook on life. They want to understand themselves better, uncover their strengths, and regain a sense of control over their mental well-being.
(270) 275-6793 View (270) 275-6793
Photo of Janean L Tinsley, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Paducah, KY
Janean L Tinsley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003
Do you ever find yourself just needing someone to talk to who will really listen? We all do from time to time. I would like to offer you that safe space to explore those things in your heart that hold you back from living the life you are meant to live.
Do you ever find yourself just needing someone to talk to who will really listen? We all do from time to time. I would like to offer you that safe space to explore those things in your heart that hold you back from living the life you are meant to live.
(270) 398-8177 View (270) 398-8177
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Kayla Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
I believe we all have the ability to guide the direction of our life towards a more genuine and authentic path no matter what we’ve experienced in the past. This new path can feel uncomfortable and uncertain and having someone there to walk alongside you can help make these steps feel more safe and secure.
I believe we all have the ability to guide the direction of our life towards a more genuine and authentic path no matter what we’ve experienced in the past. This new path can feel uncomfortable and uncertain and having someone there to walk alongside you can help make these steps feel more safe and secure.
(270) 713-7022 View (270) 713-7022
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Jacob Hamlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
I believe that hurt not transformed will be passed on to others. If this idea resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out to me. I want to help you heal from pain and unrest, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of challenges, including physical violence, emotional neglect, failed relationships, infidelity, chronic addictive behaviors, feelings of not-enoughness, shame, and guilt. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and transform; I am here to help you on your journey.
I believe that hurt not transformed will be passed on to others. If this idea resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out to me. I want to help you heal from pain and unrest, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of challenges, including physical violence, emotional neglect, failed relationships, infidelity, chronic addictive behaviors, feelings of not-enoughness, shame, and guilt. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and transform; I am here to help you on your journey.
(270) 207-9436 View (270) 207-9436

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.