Grief Therapists in Newton, MA

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Meagan Blair Foley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MA
Verified
Verified
My goal is always to create a safe place for my clients to be open and explore their feelings. I have worked extensively with clients of all ages at varying levels of care from community based counseling to inpatient level of care. I take a forthright approach and am candid with my clients. While I have worked with a variety of disorders, I specialize in grief , trauma and palliative counseling.
(617) 393-5295
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Newton, MA 02468
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Amy Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified
Verified
We all reach moments in our lives when coping on our own is not sufficient. Therapy can be uniquely helpful when struggling with aspects of self care, relationships and/or negotiating external circumstances including with our political world. A confidential space dedicated to untangling your emotions and the origins of persistent struggles can be life changing. I specialize in grief , trauma, depression and anxiety, dysfunctional family systems as well as issues related to immigration, assimilation and oppression. I also work with couples stuck in patterns and communication blocks.
(339) 674-6915
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Newton, MA 02460
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Aliya Kleiner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Everyone needs support at times of transition and stress. These situations may be varied, from relationship difficulties, to illness, to the death of someone important. Or you might be in a place of wanting to have a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself. Whatever brings you to therapy, I am here to gently support you while also playing an engaged role in our time together.
(857) 226-4532
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Newton, MA 02465
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Eugene Pogany
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Utilizing EMDR, I have treated clients with traumatic loss and grief , helping them move through an often complicated mourning process.
As a psychotherapist, I help clients better understand how we carry old wounds of hurt, loss and trauma into the present and how those wounds affect the way we manage our lives and relationships. Life stress--marriage/divorce, parenting, vocation, illness, loss --as well as the challenges of the lifecycle itself--young adulthood, midlife, senescence--can stir up old, unprocessed turmoil. Having been trained in psychodynamic, family systems and EMDR, I strive to attentively, compassionately and actively engage with my clients so that they might free themselves of old wounds and current impasses to live more loving and whole lives.
(617) 209-9024
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Newton, MA 02461
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Chelsea Willis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
In a grief -averse society that says to "get over" or "move on" from the death of a loved one, in a medical system that pathologizes bereavement as a disorder as early as one year after someone's death , in social circles that force toxic positivity, platitudes, and unsolicited advice on grieving folks, I long to offer a different presence. I come alongside traumatically bereaved children and families to offer meaningful and non-judgmental support in the wake of an unexpected or violent death , or after a prolonged illness. Death and trauma generate complex grief responses that deserve to be heard, honored, explored, and integrated.
(781) 725-5947
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Newton, MA 02464
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Maggie Scofield
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have many years' experience working with depression, grief , relationship issues, and a variety of other mental health concerns across the lifespan.
Central to my therapeutic approach is a belief in the healing capacity of a safe and consistent relationship; it is from this foundation that we will explore the origins of your current struggles. Together we will identify and utilize your strengths to reduce the barriers in your relationships and cultivate a healthier sense of well-being.
(617) 639-1973
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Newton, MA 02459
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Debbie Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My specialities include: Life Transitions, Chronic Medical Conditions, Loss and Grief , Trauma, Caregiver Stress, Depression, Anxiety, and Issues of Aging.
Welcome to my practice! Are you looking for change? Whether you are seeking help with a major transition or ways to manage the problems of every day life, choosing the right therapist is a very important decision. I provide high quality, compassionate, and confidential care. Finding a therapist for the first time can be a challenging and sometimes intimidating process. I would be pleased to consult with you over the phone at no charge to see if my services are a good fit for what you are experiencing.
(508) 669-3575
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Newton, MA 02459
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Katherine Manners
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My other specialty is in the treatment of trauma: particularly with survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual abuse/assault; and sudden or traumatic loss and grief .
I have a diverse private practice providing treatment for couples and some individuals and families. My style is interactive and engaged, partnering with you to understand your strengths and resilience. We will work together to discover the changes you want to make, improve your communication and resolve the conflicts that will lead you to have the life and relationships you want. I have a specialization in couples therapy, especially, (but not limited to): working with affairs, changes in family structure or dynamics, improving communication, rediscovery of your love and even making a "good" divorce if that is what you have chosen.
(508) 794-9990
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Newton, MA 02458
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Andrea Werner Insoft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples on the journey of parenting. I work with clients in all stages of this journey from infertility, pregnancy support, pregnancy loss and stillbirth, new motherhood and post partum depression. I like to include both partners whenever possible to strengthen the family unit. Additionally I work with new parents to help them strengthen their bond to their child. I am also a skilled group leader with a focus on Pregnancy Loss , Mother Loss , and Pregnancy After Loss .
(617) 841-8040
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Newton, MA 02461
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Kara W. Brown
Psychologist, EdD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
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
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Newton, MA 02456
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Roberta Brucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
As a Clinician with over two decades of experience working in Psychiatry at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, I have also been in Private Practice as a Therapist specializing in the assessment and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Stress/ Loss of Chronic Illness. Because I found there were few if any professionally led groups for OCD Sufferers, I developed an active Group Program for Adults with OCD. My style is warm and direct with a desire to work together to build on your strengths using Cognitive Behavioral Treatment/Exposure & Response Prevention and Psychotherapy. OCD Family Guidance also.
(617) 405-8213
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Newton, MA 02462
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Sara Orozco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with anxiety, grief , loss , feelings of loneliness, and life transitions.
My style is interactive, compassionate, and supportive. I work hard to make sure my clients have the opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Throughout my career, it has been my goal to have a positive and lasting impact on my clients. A crucial component of our work depends on our ability to develop a partnership that is built on mutual respect and commitment and hard work. I am committed to helping you build and maintain healthy relationships. Let's get started! I look forward to meeting you.
(781) 534-9967
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Newton, MA 02461
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Carrie Wechsler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! If you are experiencing concerns around anxiety, depressed mood, a serious/chronic illness, poor sleep, grief or other life stressors then you may find my therapeutic approach beneficial. People who come to therapy with me should expect a supportive, respectful and collaborative space in our sessions. Focusing on the issues that are most important to you, we would work to explore effective coping strategies, increase your motivation and build your confidence to pursue a path that is in line with your goals and values.
(781) 253-8656
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Newton, MA 02461
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Lauren Guss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Clients Now. Taking the step to start therapy can often be overwhelming and intimidating, but it is also empowering. Too often we do not put ourselves first. This is a time and a space to focus on you. I hope to be an empathetic partner on this journey with you. I believe that therapy is most successful when there is a collaborative, working relationship between therapist and client. I work with adults, both individuals and couples who are navigating life's many complexities including relationship struggles, grief and loss , infertility/pregnancy loss , anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts and more.
(508) 794-5258
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Newton, MA 02458
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Susan Kates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Grief and loss counseling after a loss of a loved one, friend or family member.
The loss of a loved one can change your life. Many people may face anxiety and the unexpected adventure of reshaping their life. Many need assistance and help along such an unchartered journey. I have over twenty years of experience in healthcare settings, clinical settings and hospice. My clinical services can assist clients and walk with them on the journey through grief and bereavement . I am available for counseling, lectures and consultation around Grief areas.
(781) 514-6070
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Newton, MA 02461
My Place Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We look at the symptoms presented and find ways to overcome them whether they be grief and loss , life transitions, better communication or figuring out your own identity.
My Place Counseling is a small practice that takes pride in our person-centered approach. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, plagued with thoughts from the past or worries for the future, we can help. We provide care to teens and adults who are dedicated to making changes in their lives in order to move past and through challenging times. We look at what strengths are in place and how to utilize these to make tangible changes. We start by focusing on what is important to you and find concrete strategies to help with the present moment and then explore the root cause of these difficulties to gain greater self understanding.
(508) 960-7967
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Newton, MA 02458
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Mary Barber Bussiere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I strive to create a space for clients to feel comfortable and welcome. I primarily work with young adults and women navigating life transitions and the emotions and experiences that follow transitions. I have extensive experience with individuals navigating grief and end of life and the transition and experience of pregnancy and motherhood. I have experience working with individuals navigating parenting, parenting children with complex medical needs, anxiety, disordered eating and body image, stress management, stress related to a career in healthcare, and college and graduate students.
(978) 982-2366
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Newton, MA 02456
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Raphael Apter
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am also expanding my areas of specialization to include grief counseling, and in particular individuals coping with unexpected deaths (e.
How do we remain hopeful with so much uncertainty, inequality, and suffering in the world? How do we take care of ourselves while also supporting others? How do we practice compassion? How do we accept those parts of ourselves (and of others) that are so often judged by our society? These are some of the kinds of questions I often pose to clients as we explore how our individually-lived experiences, coupled with larger historic and systemic trends, often influence the ways we understand and feel about our lives. My work with clients is rooted in a greater commitment to social justice issues.
(857) 382-4515
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Newton, MA 02456
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Paul Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed therapist who works with individuals and couples of all ages and various presenting concerns. I work with individuals with mental health challenges, addictive behavior, or life-transitional issues (e.g. beginning high school/college, launching into adulthood, managing relationships, grief / loss , etc.). I help couples get to a place of connection where each partner feels heard, understood, and loved by the other. No matter what circumstances led us to where we are today, I believe that we all have the potential to be happy and content.
(774) 425-7652
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Newton, MA 02461
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Rachael Wilcox- Rolniak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with Neuro Diverse populations including ADHD, Autism/ Aspergers/ ASD, and developmental disabilities. I have also helped people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationships, bereavement , and life changes. I work with a variety of age groups ranging from 13 years to social seniors. I have helped clients in their late teens and early 20's manage transitions into adulthood, and face other life changes. I have helped working adults manage employment stress, relationship and other difficulties.
(617) 207-0327
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Newton, MA 02459
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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.