Grief Therapists in Boston, MA

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Lucia Milla-DeAngelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02131  (Online Only)
Licensed independent clinical social worker/therapist specializing in treating people ages 18 yrs old and up. Together, we can create a plan to manage and reduce symptoms of loss, grief and bereavement, difficulties adjusting to life changes, anxiety and stress. I use an integrative therapeutic approach that includes different treatment modalities such as mindfulness, solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Licensed independent clinical social worker/therapist specializing in treating people ages 18 yrs old and up. Together, we can create a plan to manage and reduce symptoms of loss, grief and bereavement, difficulties adjusting to life changes, anxiety and stress. I use an integrative therapeutic approach that includes different treatment modalities such as mindfulness, solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(857) 832-2529 View (857) 832-2529
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Kara W. Brown
Psychologist, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215
Waitlist for new clients
My areas of strength include grief and loss, fertility concerns and pregnancy loss, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, problems with adjustment or life transitions, relationship struggles, college student development, trauma, and health and wellness issues.
I view psychotherapy as a tool for self-development, self-exploration, greater connectedness, and the opportunitiy to feel deeply understood by a caring professional. I also see the therapeutic process as a collaborative one that helps clients gain greater insight, improve self-esteem, and a sense of well being while making real life-long changes.
My areas of strength include grief and loss, fertility concerns and pregnancy loss, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, problems with adjustment or life transitions, relationship struggles, college student development, trauma, and health and wellness issues.
I view psychotherapy as a tool for self-development, self-exploration, greater connectedness, and the opportunitiy to feel deeply understood by a caring professional. I also see the therapeutic process as a collaborative one that helps clients gain greater insight, improve self-esteem, and a sense of well being while making real life-long changes.
(617) 500-1935 View (617) 500-1935
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Jennifer M Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I have extensive experience working with loss/grief, trauma/developmental trauma, crisis intervention, and adjusting to a normal.
I am not accept new clients at this time. I work to create a space without judgment where clients can learn, heal and grow. I work with people living with life transitions, trauma, grief/life losses and chronic illness/burns with compassion, while acknowledging the unique experience of each person. Every client I meet comes with their own set of gifts, challenges, supports and dreams. No one tells the same story as another...and I welcome the distinctiveness of each client. Entering therapy can be a scary process. I take great pride in my ability to create a safe space to partner and explored with each client uniquely.
I have extensive experience working with loss/grief, trauma/developmental trauma, crisis intervention, and adjusting to a normal.
I am not accept new clients at this time. I work to create a space without judgment where clients can learn, heal and grow. I work with people living with life transitions, trauma, grief/life losses and chronic illness/burns with compassion, while acknowledging the unique experience of each person. Every client I meet comes with their own set of gifts, challenges, supports and dreams. No one tells the same story as another...and I welcome the distinctiveness of each client. Entering therapy can be a scary process. I take great pride in my ability to create a safe space to partner and explored with each client uniquely.
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Tyler Schlicht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has experience partnering with adolescents, young adults, adults, and senior citizens seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and life transitions. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at St. Thomas Aquinas College and my Master of Social Work at New York University.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts who has experience partnering with adolescents, young adults, adults, and senior citizens seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and life transitions. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at St. Thomas Aquinas College and my Master of Social Work at New York University.
(508) 812-9407 View (508) 812-9407
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Kerrie A Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
EMAIL preferred! As a therapist for more than a decade, I like to take a collaborative approach to relieve distress, improve well being, and develop new insights. We all fall into patterns of thinking and behaving which might not serve us well. Together we will identify patterns in living that you would like to change and explore how past experiences have shaped your life. I work with teens 16+ & adults who experience maladjustment issues, depression, anxiety, grief, transitions throughout the lifespan, relationship, parenting, and career related issues. I look forward to working with you on your personal journey toward change.
EMAIL preferred! As a therapist for more than a decade, I like to take a collaborative approach to relieve distress, improve well being, and develop new insights. We all fall into patterns of thinking and behaving which might not serve us well. Together we will identify patterns in living that you would like to change and explore how past experiences have shaped your life. I work with teens 16+ & adults who experience maladjustment issues, depression, anxiety, grief, transitions throughout the lifespan, relationship, parenting, and career related issues. I look forward to working with you on your personal journey toward change.
(603) 617-2602 View (603) 617-2602
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Bianca Schaefer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109
Along with the unique ways anxiety and depression may manifest for you, I pay attention to both developmental and situational influences of trauma, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, life changes, and the impact of chronic illness.
Whether you are an individual, couple, or family, I encourage reflection, curiosity, and learning to understand yourself and others with compassion, creativity, and calm. I welcome diverse ages, abilities, and sexual and gender identities and invite the complexities of culture, ethnicity, and race. My general approach is relational, attending to who and how you are in relationship to yourself and with others. I also enjoy working with trauma, grief, young and aging adults experiencing significant life transitions, and chronic illness.
Along with the unique ways anxiety and depression may manifest for you, I pay attention to both developmental and situational influences of trauma, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, life changes, and the impact of chronic illness.
Whether you are an individual, couple, or family, I encourage reflection, curiosity, and learning to understand yourself and others with compassion, creativity, and calm. I welcome diverse ages, abilities, and sexual and gender identities and invite the complexities of culture, ethnicity, and race. My general approach is relational, attending to who and how you are in relationship to yourself and with others. I also enjoy working with trauma, grief, young and aging adults experiencing significant life transitions, and chronic illness.
(857) 588-1570 View (857) 588-1570
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Donald K. Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. I realize that finding the right therapist can be challenging. I firmly believe your decision to seek therapy speaks to your inner strength, this is perhaps being challenged by difficult life circumstances and conditions. Whether it is Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and Loss, or Relationship concerns, your inner strength has led you to the decision to enter psychotherapy. As a therapist, it is my goal to help you fortify your strengths to achieve greater personal growth, cope with emotional pain, and gain insight into the behavior and thought patterns that block your ability to become your best self.
Hello and welcome. I realize that finding the right therapist can be challenging. I firmly believe your decision to seek therapy speaks to your inner strength, this is perhaps being challenged by difficult life circumstances and conditions. Whether it is Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and Loss, or Relationship concerns, your inner strength has led you to the decision to enter psychotherapy. As a therapist, it is my goal to help you fortify your strengths to achieve greater personal growth, cope with emotional pain, and gain insight into the behavior and thought patterns that block your ability to become your best self.
(617) 468-7321 View (617) 468-7321
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Isaac Lowenthal
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
My theoretical orientation is eclectic; I utilize existential and cognitive-behavioral principles, among others to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including: depression, self-esteem issues, interpersonal conflict, loss, anxiety, trauma and adjustment disorders.
++Note--Currently I am providing only video telehealth therapy--no in person sessions.** As a licensed, clinical psychologist, I provide individual, group and couples psychotherapy to adults to provide support to them in overcoming life obstacles and achieving their goals.
My theoretical orientation is eclectic; I utilize existential and cognitive-behavioral principles, among others to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including: depression, self-esteem issues, interpersonal conflict, loss, anxiety, trauma and adjustment disorders.
++Note--Currently I am providing only video telehealth therapy--no in person sessions.** As a licensed, clinical psychologist, I provide individual, group and couples psychotherapy to adults to provide support to them in overcoming life obstacles and achieving their goals.
(617) 616-8369 View (617) 616-8369
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Marcia Head
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I have experience with individuals struggling with loss - a job, a relationship, a death, empty nest, or retirement.
Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Boston, MA with over 20 years of experience in both clinical settings and private practice. My style is flexible and includes elements of psychodynamic therapy as well as solution focused techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. People often find their way to treatment due to a life transition or circumstance in which the usual methods of coping no longer are effective. Finding a connection with a supportive experienced therapist can be invaluable in not only managing the transition but finding greater meaning going forward.
I have experience with individuals struggling with loss - a job, a relationship, a death, empty nest, or retirement.
Hello. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Boston, MA with over 20 years of experience in both clinical settings and private practice. My style is flexible and includes elements of psychodynamic therapy as well as solution focused techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. People often find their way to treatment due to a life transition or circumstance in which the usual methods of coping no longer are effective. Finding a connection with a supportive experienced therapist can be invaluable in not only managing the transition but finding greater meaning going forward.
(857) 763-2568 View (857) 763-2568
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Marysa Clark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109
As a Licensed Psychologist, I have come to appreciate the human capacity to change unhealthy behavior patterns, work through incredibly difficult life circumstances, and create more meaningful and fulfilling lives. I appreciate that beginning therapy can elicit feelings of uncertainty and anxiety, and I recognize the strength that it takes to begin this process. I aim to acknowledge and foster these strengths during our work together, whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, or adjustment to major life changes.
As a Licensed Psychologist, I have come to appreciate the human capacity to change unhealthy behavior patterns, work through incredibly difficult life circumstances, and create more meaningful and fulfilling lives. I appreciate that beginning therapy can elicit feelings of uncertainty and anxiety, and I recognize the strength that it takes to begin this process. I aim to acknowledge and foster these strengths during our work together, whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, or adjustment to major life changes.
(857) 420-7363 View (857) 420-7363
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Trauma Healing Melissa Alois
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one and finding the right therapist can be daunting. In today's challenging times, many people feel depressed, anxious, or unfulfilled in multiple areas of their lives. I am a licensed psychologist who works with adults who struggle with these issues. My expertise includes depression, relationship concerns, complex trauma, difficult transitions, & grief/loss.
The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one and finding the right therapist can be daunting. In today's challenging times, many people feel depressed, anxious, or unfulfilled in multiple areas of their lives. I am a licensed psychologist who works with adults who struggle with these issues. My expertise includes depression, relationship concerns, complex trauma, difficult transitions, & grief/loss.
(857) 578-0409 View (857) 578-0409
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Ester Hernandez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
My ideal client is someone who struggles with depression, anxiety, grief, lack of confidence, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. If you want to learn coping strategies, identify triggers, learn about symptoms, and find your inner strength, then consider partnering up with me to improve your mental health.
My ideal client is someone who struggles with depression, anxiety, grief, lack of confidence, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. If you want to learn coping strategies, identify triggers, learn about symptoms, and find your inner strength, then consider partnering up with me to improve your mental health.
(617) 676-1444 View (617) 676-1444
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Maria de Los Angeles Vargas-Cancel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
She specializes in treating grief, mood disorders, anger management, women’s issues, relationship conflict, burnout, stress management, workplace issues, and life transitions adjustment.
María A. Vargas is a bilingual (English/ Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts. She earned her Master's of Social Work with honors from the prestigious Beatriz Lassalle School of Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in 2016. Being an immigrant herself, María believes in a critical practice of the profession by simple gestures like calling the individuals "participants", instead of “patients” or “clients”. This is to acknowledge their right to self-determination, the uniqueness of their human experiences, and the importance of their participation in the therapeutic process.
She specializes in treating grief, mood disorders, anger management, women’s issues, relationship conflict, burnout, stress management, workplace issues, and life transitions adjustment.
María A. Vargas is a bilingual (English/ Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts. She earned her Master's of Social Work with honors from the prestigious Beatriz Lassalle School of Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in 2016. Being an immigrant herself, María believes in a critical practice of the profession by simple gestures like calling the individuals "participants", instead of “patients” or “clients”. This is to acknowledge their right to self-determination, the uniqueness of their human experiences, and the importance of their participation in the therapeutic process.
(857) 575-5109 View (857) 575-5109
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Jodi L. Coochise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
I enjoy working with clients who have suffered a painful loss and are navigating the process of grieving and work effectively with those who have lost a spouse or someone close to them, looking to create an environment of hope and healing in difficult times.
In my work as a therapist I seek to create an environment that is caring and supportive while allowing us to identify opportunities for growth and healing. My approach emphasizes skill-building, increasing insight and helping you to return to a life that is balanced, healthy and productive. I believe that with the right fit therapy can be rewarding and even life-changing. I work collaboratively with clients to reduce distress and emotional pain related to issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship concerns among others.
I enjoy working with clients who have suffered a painful loss and are navigating the process of grieving and work effectively with those who have lost a spouse or someone close to them, looking to create an environment of hope and healing in difficult times.
In my work as a therapist I seek to create an environment that is caring and supportive while allowing us to identify opportunities for growth and healing. My approach emphasizes skill-building, increasing insight and helping you to return to a life that is balanced, healthy and productive. I believe that with the right fit therapy can be rewarding and even life-changing. I work collaboratively with clients to reduce distress and emotional pain related to issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship concerns among others.
(617) 553-1450 View (617) 553-1450
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Pamela Aulis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
I enjoy working with people who are experiencing life transitions, changing careers, going through grief or loss, experiencing anxiety, looking for support with trauma, developing coping skills, or just seeking support with the messiness of life. I want to work with clients who are motivated to engage in self-reflection and make a commitment to creating space for themselves to work through their current patterns that are no longer serving them. I meet the person where they are at and understand what ways they would like to make changes in their life.
I enjoy working with people who are experiencing life transitions, changing careers, going through grief or loss, experiencing anxiety, looking for support with trauma, developing coping skills, or just seeking support with the messiness of life. I want to work with clients who are motivated to engage in self-reflection and make a commitment to creating space for themselves to work through their current patterns that are no longer serving them. I meet the person where they are at and understand what ways they would like to make changes in their life.
(617) 741-9103 View (617) 741-9103
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Yasmine Sasannejad
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I work with adults facing challenges with anxiety, grief, life transitions, work stress, burnout, parenting, relationships, and more.
Hi there! I'm a Board-Certified Art Therapist based in Massachusetts, licensed to work with clients in MA, CT, and NY.
I work with adults facing challenges with anxiety, grief, life transitions, work stress, burnout, parenting, relationships, and more.
Hi there! I'm a Board-Certified Art Therapist based in Massachusetts, licensed to work with clients in MA, CT, and NY.
(617) 958-6742 View (617) 958-6742
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Megan Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I also offer strategies to help anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and trauma.
Through my experience, everyone has had different needs and different strengths. However, feelings of depressions, anxiety, past experiences, trauma, or poor relationships have negatively effected individuals' ability to see their strengths and the positive in their lives. Each day is stressful and can increase these feelings, making change feel nearly impossible.
I also offer strategies to help anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and trauma.
Through my experience, everyone has had different needs and different strengths. However, feelings of depressions, anxiety, past experiences, trauma, or poor relationships have negatively effected individuals' ability to see their strengths and the positive in their lives. Each day is stressful and can increase these feelings, making change feel nearly impossible.
(617) 363-3350 View (617) 363-3350
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Jessi Naff
Counselor, LMHC , BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02210
My areas of expertise include: Anxiety and Depression; Substance mis-use; trauma; grief/loss; transition and stage of life changes and Identity formation.
I believe that your own creative process is the arena for greater self-awareness. I am transparent and authentic in my responses and find this to be the cornerstone of my practice. I currently provide individual and group therapy. My work is rooted in body centered psychotherapy, bridging support networks specifically between clients and families, building skills for greater coping and supporting individuals on their journey towards personal growth.
My areas of expertise include: Anxiety and Depression; Substance mis-use; trauma; grief/loss; transition and stage of life changes and Identity formation.
I believe that your own creative process is the arena for greater self-awareness. I am transparent and authentic in my responses and find this to be the cornerstone of my practice. I currently provide individual and group therapy. My work is rooted in body centered psychotherapy, bridging support networks specifically between clients and families, building skills for greater coping and supporting individuals on their journey towards personal growth.
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Julie Kenary
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02117
My therapeutic expertise includes grief, relationship and identity issues, anxiety, mindfulness, meditation and spirituality.
I work with adults and older adolescents with the challenges of mood disorders(depression), anxiety, stress, relationships, self esteem, major life transitions(marriage, divorce, loss) and college adjustment. The focus of my work is helping clients make positive changes in order to have greater balance in life. My optimistic approach is that growth is a transformative opportunity and can be achieved through the engagement with a competent and caring counselor. I would like to work with you to change negative thoughts, decrease feelings of anxiety and alter unhelpful patterns of behavior.
My therapeutic expertise includes grief, relationship and identity issues, anxiety, mindfulness, meditation and spirituality.
I work with adults and older adolescents with the challenges of mood disorders(depression), anxiety, stress, relationships, self esteem, major life transitions(marriage, divorce, loss) and college adjustment. The focus of my work is helping clients make positive changes in order to have greater balance in life. My optimistic approach is that growth is a transformative opportunity and can be achieved through the engagement with a competent and caring counselor. I would like to work with you to change negative thoughts, decrease feelings of anxiety and alter unhelpful patterns of behavior.
(617) 431-6846 View (617) 431-6846
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Nicole Sichenze
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
I am here to empower and support you through anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues and anything else you may be struggling with.
Hello! My name is Nicole. I am currently a Master of Social Work student at Rutgers University. I lead with empathy and meet my clients where they are within their own mental health journeys. It is my top priority to create a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable exploring your emotions, thoughts and experiences. Together we can deepen your understanding of your thoughts and emotions and develop healthy coping skills to deal with challenging life experiences.
I am here to empower and support you through anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues and anything else you may be struggling with.
Hello! My name is Nicole. I am currently a Master of Social Work student at Rutgers University. I lead with empathy and meet my clients where they are within their own mental health journeys. It is my top priority to create a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable exploring your emotions, thoughts and experiences. Together we can deepen your understanding of your thoughts and emotions and develop healthy coping skills to deal with challenging life experiences.
(857) 375-8970 View (857) 375-8970
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.