Grief Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Nature Heals, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217
With specializations in the areas of grief and loss, substance use, trauma, depression, and anxiety, the opportunities for healing abound.
Are you feeling stuck in an area of your life and struggling to regain your footing? Life is ever changing, and it helps to have added support while we navigate life's changing nature. Nature Heals, LLC assists women in navigating grief, loss, and other significant life transitions while inviting the healing power of nature into your process. Affordable sessions are virtual or outdoors and may include walk and talks, day hiking, intentional backpacking, wellness retreats, and more!
With specializations in the areas of grief and loss, substance use, trauma, depression, and anxiety, the opportunities for healing abound.
Are you feeling stuck in an area of your life and struggling to regain your footing? Life is ever changing, and it helps to have added support while we navigate life's changing nature. Nature Heals, LLC assists women in navigating grief, loss, and other significant life transitions while inviting the healing power of nature into your process. Affordable sessions are virtual or outdoors and may include walk and talks, day hiking, intentional backpacking, wellness retreats, and more!
(410) 914-1494 View (410) 914-1494
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Fabio Lomelino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
While I have a lot of experience with grief and trauma, depression and anxiety, I don't specialize in disorders or treatment approaches, I specialize in people.
NEW Men's Group starting, see below! - The goal of therapy isn’t to ‘feel better’, although that should be one of the outcomes. The suffering we experience is rarely a defective malfunctioning of the brain- it is usually in response to real challenges and is an important way to prepare ourselves for a developmental leap. When we are suffering our brains release hormones that promote ‘neuroplasticity’, our minds begin to reexamine outdated narratives, and our relationships are challenged with the need for deeper vulnerability and more skillful communication.
While I have a lot of experience with grief and trauma, depression and anxiety, I don't specialize in disorders or treatment approaches, I specialize in people.
NEW Men's Group starting, see below! - The goal of therapy isn’t to ‘feel better’, although that should be one of the outcomes. The suffering we experience is rarely a defective malfunctioning of the brain- it is usually in response to real challenges and is an important way to prepare ourselves for a developmental leap. When we are suffering our brains release hormones that promote ‘neuroplasticity’, our minds begin to reexamine outdated narratives, and our relationships are challenged with the need for deeper vulnerability and more skillful communication.
(443) 400-7202 View (443) 400-7202
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Cheryl Harris Sharman
Pastoral Counselor, MA, CSD, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218
I shelter – focusing less on individual and more on collective healing – from Primary Trauma (including Historical, Intergenerational, Racial, Spiritual/Religious), Secondary Trauma, Burnout, (the combination therein) Compassion Fatigue, and/or their cousins: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Grief, Transition, Illness, Aging, and Dying.
I love listening. It’s been deepened by many decades and degrees. But, before that, I was a trauma survivor. So I listen to you and your clients the way I wanted someone to listen to me. Both. And. Beyond the decades and degrees, which define my listening in different ways, I shelter people; under the beautiful, broad umbrella of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). I listen - as a container - to create space for clients to see and find meaning; however they define that. I listen with a biopsychosocialspiritual approach. I listen to private clients, organizational clients, and clients experiencing (& transitioning out of) homelessness.
I shelter – focusing less on individual and more on collective healing – from Primary Trauma (including Historical, Intergenerational, Racial, Spiritual/Religious), Secondary Trauma, Burnout, (the combination therein) Compassion Fatigue, and/or their cousins: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Grief, Transition, Illness, Aging, and Dying.
I love listening. It’s been deepened by many decades and degrees. But, before that, I was a trauma survivor. So I listen to you and your clients the way I wanted someone to listen to me. Both. And. Beyond the decades and degrees, which define my listening in different ways, I shelter people; under the beautiful, broad umbrella of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). I listen - as a container - to create space for clients to see and find meaning; however they define that. I listen with a biopsychosocialspiritual approach. I listen to private clients, organizational clients, and clients experiencing (& transitioning out of) homelessness.
(301) 396-7864 View (301) 396-7864
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Kasie Frazer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Kasie Frazer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my bachelors degree from the University of California Los Angeles with a major in American Literature and I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I have the great privilege of being licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland and Michigan. I come to the Sondermind platform with 19 years of professional work experience including helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, coping with grief/loss, depression & anxiety. I also enjoy helping clients with executive.
Hello. My name is Kasie Frazer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my bachelors degree from the University of California Los Angeles with a major in American Literature and I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Go Blue! I have the great privilege of being licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland and Michigan. I come to the Sondermind platform with 19 years of professional work experience including helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, coping with grief/loss, depression & anxiety. I also enjoy helping clients with executive.
(667) 243-9465 View (667) 243-9465
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Emily Coco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Do you want to increase self-awareness, reduce symptoms of anxiety/depression, improve communication & relationships within your family, process grief, find balance in your maternal role, and learn effective stress management techniques? Ultimately, do you want to regain control over your life and cultivate greater resilience and happiness? My primary goal is to provide my clients with coping strategies, build resilience, foster a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships, & create a more fulfilling life.
Do you want to increase self-awareness, reduce symptoms of anxiety/depression, improve communication & relationships within your family, process grief, find balance in your maternal role, and learn effective stress management techniques? Ultimately, do you want to regain control over your life and cultivate greater resilience and happiness? My primary goal is to provide my clients with coping strategies, build resilience, foster a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships, & create a more fulfilling life.
(443) 205-7749 View (443) 205-7749
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Heidi Hanes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21214  (Online Only)
Welcome! Congratulations on beginning therapy and taking a brave step toward creating the life you want to live! As your therapist, I will utilize integrated treatment approaches and "outside of the box" techniques to move at your pace and facilitate change to meet your goals. I strive to provide a caring environment and supportive emotional space in which to safely explore and heal personal issues. There is no such thing as too big or too small when it comes to your goals for health and wellness. I am specialized in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, as well as trauma, grief and loss.
Welcome! Congratulations on beginning therapy and taking a brave step toward creating the life you want to live! As your therapist, I will utilize integrated treatment approaches and "outside of the box" techniques to move at your pace and facilitate change to meet your goals. I strive to provide a caring environment and supportive emotional space in which to safely explore and heal personal issues. There is no such thing as too big or too small when it comes to your goals for health and wellness. I am specialized in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, as well as trauma, grief and loss.
(667) 220-6681 View (667) 220-6681
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Megan Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in trauma, grief, mood disorders, anxiety and investigating attachment styles.
My hope is that in visiting this page you are on the first step of offering yourself a new approach to the challenges you are facing. It means a lot to be heard and no one likes to feel lonely or alone. That is the beauty I believe in the therapeutic process— a bond with an unbiased, non-judgmental person who listens. I aim to offer you just that! My belief is that caring for our mental health is vital in living well and asking for help is a part of that.
I specialize in trauma, grief, mood disorders, anxiety and investigating attachment styles.
My hope is that in visiting this page you are on the first step of offering yourself a new approach to the challenges you are facing. It means a lot to be heard and no one likes to feel lonely or alone. That is the beauty I believe in the therapeutic process— a bond with an unbiased, non-judgmental person who listens. I aim to offer you just that! My belief is that caring for our mental health is vital in living well and asking for help is a part of that.
(410) 609-9386 View (410) 609-9386
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Dr. Nyasha Grayman | Counseling Psychologist
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
Waitlist for new clients
This style of counseling is deeply informed by my extensive studies of grief and trauma, enriched by my own personal experience with traumatic perinatal loss, and further shaped by my engagement with religious, spiritual, and holistic wellness practices.
The wait to see me is short. Most important is that you know that your heart is welcome here. As a trusted counseling psychologist, I provide private, compassionate, and culturally responsive support to Black women navigating the profound journey of grief and loss and other life stressors. Counseling is currently available to Maryland residents only. Grief coaching is available to those across all other states including CA, DC, NY, PA, VA. My approach is holistic, addressing the unique biopsychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs that accompany your difficulties.
This style of counseling is deeply informed by my extensive studies of grief and trauma, enriched by my own personal experience with traumatic perinatal loss, and further shaped by my engagement with religious, spiritual, and holistic wellness practices.
The wait to see me is short. Most important is that you know that your heart is welcome here. As a trusted counseling psychologist, I provide private, compassionate, and culturally responsive support to Black women navigating the profound journey of grief and loss and other life stressors. Counseling is currently available to Maryland residents only. Grief coaching is available to those across all other states including CA, DC, NY, PA, VA. My approach is holistic, addressing the unique biopsychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs that accompany your difficulties.
(667) 206-3685 View (667) 206-3685
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Courtney McCubbin
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
I work with a variety of issues including low self-esteem, grief, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other issues, including relationship issues for couples and individuals.
Your past experiences do not define you! We can learn and grow through every experience--no matter how challenging or painful it might be. In the therapy room, I create a loving, safe space to truly explore your deepest inner workings, dreams, past hurts, desires, difficult feelings, and hopes for the future. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to help you become your best self and heal from experiences you may be struggling to overcome. Together we will build your capacity to be in relationship to yourself and others--to play, to grieve, to love, and to feel all your feelings.
I work with a variety of issues including low self-esteem, grief, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other issues, including relationship issues for couples and individuals.
Your past experiences do not define you! We can learn and grow through every experience--no matter how challenging or painful it might be. In the therapy room, I create a loving, safe space to truly explore your deepest inner workings, dreams, past hurts, desires, difficult feelings, and hopes for the future. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to help you become your best self and heal from experiences you may be struggling to overcome. Together we will build your capacity to be in relationship to yourself and others--to play, to grieve, to love, and to feel all your feelings.
(301) 215-3063 View (301) 215-3063
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'mira' Mary Elizabeth Tessman
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RYT-500, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
My training in Mind-Body Medicine, IFS, CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, meditation and yoga therapy and work in private practice, clinics, schools, psychiatric wards has provided me with a diverse set of clinical skills that relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, attentional challenges, grief, and relationship issues.
Beneath all of our disappointments, losses, and heartbreaks, we all want to be valued for who we are, accepted for how we feel, and respected for what we think. I will encourage you to cultivate present moment awareness and self-compassion for the painful difficulties, challenging life circumstances, and to the inner narrative that keeps you stuck in habitual patterns of reacting. While fear and doubt may obscure your perspective, we will work together to help you develop strength-based skills and capacities for moving through challenges. I will help you access your inner wisdom for cultivating trust, balance, clarity, & connection.
My training in Mind-Body Medicine, IFS, CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, meditation and yoga therapy and work in private practice, clinics, schools, psychiatric wards has provided me with a diverse set of clinical skills that relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, attentional challenges, grief, and relationship issues.
Beneath all of our disappointments, losses, and heartbreaks, we all want to be valued for who we are, accepted for how we feel, and respected for what we think. I will encourage you to cultivate present moment awareness and self-compassion for the painful difficulties, challenging life circumstances, and to the inner narrative that keeps you stuck in habitual patterns of reacting. While fear and doubt may obscure your perspective, we will work together to help you develop strength-based skills and capacities for moving through challenges. I will help you access your inner wisdom for cultivating trust, balance, clarity, & connection.
(410) 881-0233 View (410) 881-0233
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James E Finkelstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
If you're here, part of you knows it's time for a change. What if I told you that there is a way to stop struggling with the parts of yourself that feel so uncomfortable? That is the heart of the work that I do: in a safe and confidential space, identify where you are stuck and what is holding you back from living the life that you want. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have extensive training and experience treating a wide range of difficulties, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, chronic health issues, grief/bereavement, and shame-based symptoms. I see clients in-person or via telehealth (all Psypact.org states)
If you're here, part of you knows it's time for a change. What if I told you that there is a way to stop struggling with the parts of yourself that feel so uncomfortable? That is the heart of the work that I do: in a safe and confidential space, identify where you are stuck and what is holding you back from living the life that you want. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have extensive training and experience treating a wide range of difficulties, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, chronic health issues, grief/bereavement, and shame-based symptoms. I see clients in-person or via telehealth (all Psypact.org states)
(410) 504-1580 View (410) 504-1580
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Mischell Y Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215
My focus is to provide effective counseling service with compassion and holistic healing. Restoring lives through inventive modes of treatment and communication in the Maryland area. My office is conveniently located in Pikesville, Maryland at the KnightsBridge Apartments LLC. The building is handicapped accessible, free parking and accessible to the bus line to meet your needs. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling specializing in mental health care. Areas of expertise include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief/Loss & Adjustment disorders. I believe in holistic treatment of the mind, body and soul.
My focus is to provide effective counseling service with compassion and holistic healing. Restoring lives through inventive modes of treatment and communication in the Maryland area. My office is conveniently located in Pikesville, Maryland at the KnightsBridge Apartments LLC. The building is handicapped accessible, free parking and accessible to the bus line to meet your needs. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling specializing in mental health care. Areas of expertise include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief/Loss & Adjustment disorders. I believe in holistic treatment of the mind, body and soul.
(443) 342-9360 View (443) 342-9360
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Lori Holland Seraphin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
She specializes in trauma due to a death or near loss from drug overdose, suicide, or illness.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Having strong feelings from work difficulties or a loss? Regret, anger can come from many changes in our lives, such as job stress, aging, death of a loved one, caregiver burnout, or a sudden illness. With new stressors and increased demands, many people struggle with how to cope. Lori Seraphin will help you regain your sense of joy and peace. Please refer to her website, Seraphintherapy.com for more information. Or to set up a consultation video chat, go to Hello Alma.com and put her name under provider search. Once you are on her page, you are able to make an appointment for a consult.
She specializes in trauma due to a death or near loss from drug overdose, suicide, or illness.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Having strong feelings from work difficulties or a loss? Regret, anger can come from many changes in our lives, such as job stress, aging, death of a loved one, caregiver burnout, or a sudden illness. With new stressors and increased demands, many people struggle with how to cope. Lori Seraphin will help you regain your sense of joy and peace. Please refer to her website, Seraphintherapy.com for more information. Or to set up a consultation video chat, go to Hello Alma.com and put her name under provider search. Once you are on her page, you are able to make an appointment for a consult.
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De'Trece Lavender
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, NCC, LCPC, CCATP, CAGCS, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Other specialties include grief, trauma, anxiety, support during a life transition, interpersonal relationships, children, adolescents, caregiver/foster parent support, expressive arts therapy, spirituality and career development.
De'Trece (affectionately called Ms.Dee) comes with over 20 years experience as an arts educator and administrator, music therapist and mental health clinician. In addition to providing professional development trainings and consulting services around social emotional learning, diversity/inclusion in urban educational settings, and arts integration, she is passionate about supporting educators, clergy and other helping professionals around issues of identity, spirituality, compassion fatigue and burnout, trauma and grief.
Other specialties include grief, trauma, anxiety, support during a life transition, interpersonal relationships, children, adolescents, caregiver/foster parent support, expressive arts therapy, spirituality and career development.
De'Trece (affectionately called Ms.Dee) comes with over 20 years experience as an arts educator and administrator, music therapist and mental health clinician. In addition to providing professional development trainings and consulting services around social emotional learning, diversity/inclusion in urban educational settings, and arts integration, she is passionate about supporting educators, clergy and other helping professionals around issues of identity, spirituality, compassion fatigue and burnout, trauma and grief.
(410) 881-8571 View (410) 881-8571
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Glennis Muldoon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
Creating a safe, warm, encouraging therapeutic environment where clients can be their full selves, embrace progress over perfection, and build self-compassion and acceptance are some of my goals as a therapist. I believe my clients are the experts of their own experiences and allow their knowledge to guide and shape our work together. My therapeutic interests include anxiety disorders including body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), such as hair pulling and skin picking, perfectionism, and OCD, sensory regulation, ADHD, depression, and grief. I work with kids, teens, and adults, and especially enjoy working with creatives.
Creating a safe, warm, encouraging therapeutic environment where clients can be their full selves, embrace progress over perfection, and build self-compassion and acceptance are some of my goals as a therapist. I believe my clients are the experts of their own experiences and allow their knowledge to guide and shape our work together. My therapeutic interests include anxiety disorders including body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), such as hair pulling and skin picking, perfectionism, and OCD, sensory regulation, ADHD, depression, and grief. I work with kids, teens, and adults, and especially enjoy working with creatives.
(410) 847-7954 View (410) 847-7954
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Elizabeth Rockabrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
Throughout this process, you will be supported and listened to non-judgementally while being supplied with skills you can use to improve negative thinking, ease anxiety and depressive symptoms, navigate grief or loss, trauma, life changes, self-discovery, LGBT challenges, women's issues, non-monogamous/kink related struggles, family dynamics and more.
Hello! Therapy and choosing to engage with oneself on an intimate and vulnerable level can be an intimidating and frustrating experience, but making that decision, for yourself, can ultimately be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Choosing to know yourself and be compassionate towards your behavior and experiences can lead to not only tangible change but also fulfillment and a more well-rounded and positive outlook on life.
Throughout this process, you will be supported and listened to non-judgementally while being supplied with skills you can use to improve negative thinking, ease anxiety and depressive symptoms, navigate grief or loss, trauma, life changes, self-discovery, LGBT challenges, women's issues, non-monogamous/kink related struggles, family dynamics and more.
Hello! Therapy and choosing to engage with oneself on an intimate and vulnerable level can be an intimidating and frustrating experience, but making that decision, for yourself, can ultimately be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Choosing to know yourself and be compassionate towards your behavior and experiences can lead to not only tangible change but also fulfillment and a more well-rounded and positive outlook on life.
(443) 727-1406 View (443) 727-1406
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Ashley Swift
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Looking for both comfort and change? I strongly believe that growth happens when we feel supported and understood. As a therapist, my role is to facilitate your goals by highlighting new and old ways of processing and understanding the world around us. I am passionate about identifying and understanding the impact of values in ourselves, our support structures, and the community. A majority of the clients I work with experience anxiety, sadness, or grief, or they face challenges stemming from life transitions or from self-esteem, relationship, and identity. I hold particular interest working with transitional youth.
Looking for both comfort and change? I strongly believe that growth happens when we feel supported and understood. As a therapist, my role is to facilitate your goals by highlighting new and old ways of processing and understanding the world around us. I am passionate about identifying and understanding the impact of values in ourselves, our support structures, and the community. A majority of the clients I work with experience anxiety, sadness, or grief, or they face challenges stemming from life transitions or from self-esteem, relationship, and identity. I hold particular interest working with transitional youth.
(443) 338-8352 View (443) 338-8352
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Joselyn Brown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
My ideal client presents depressive symptoms related to trauma & grief. They express that they want to process unresolved childhood issues. They express that the issues have prevented close relationships with their adult children. They want forgiveness and help in creating better ties. The goal may be to explore & resolve issues related to traumatic events and improve overall mood. Interventions may include sharing details of the event and how it has affected their relationships, using positive self-talk, developing positive coping skills, and identifying effective strategies to communicate thoughts and feelings.
My ideal client presents depressive symptoms related to trauma & grief. They express that they want to process unresolved childhood issues. They express that the issues have prevented close relationships with their adult children. They want forgiveness and help in creating better ties. The goal may be to explore & resolve issues related to traumatic events and improve overall mood. Interventions may include sharing details of the event and how it has affected their relationships, using positive self-talk, developing positive coping skills, and identifying effective strategies to communicate thoughts and feelings.
(443) 238-0721 View (443) 238-0721
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John Z. Windsor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
I also provide guidance for those coping with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and the understanding and reprocessing of traumas.
We could all benefit from an outside perspective during life's stressors. I am here to listen, support, and empower you on your journey to clarity and making meaning from your experiences. Seeking support is a courageous step, not a sign of weakness.  Especially during the chaos, it can certainly be painful to feel lost, overwhelmed, and unsure of where to turn whether personally, professionally, or both.  My approach co-creates a judgment-free space where you can explore your challenges, uncover your inner strengths, and gently cultivate hope and resilience.
I also provide guidance for those coping with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and the understanding and reprocessing of traumas.
We could all benefit from an outside perspective during life's stressors. I am here to listen, support, and empower you on your journey to clarity and making meaning from your experiences. Seeking support is a courageous step, not a sign of weakness.  Especially during the chaos, it can certainly be painful to feel lost, overwhelmed, and unsure of where to turn whether personally, professionally, or both.  My approach co-creates a judgment-free space where you can explore your challenges, uncover your inner strengths, and gently cultivate hope and resilience.
(410) 970-3280 View (410) 970-3280
Debbi g Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21208
With many years of experience treating individuals and families working through Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Illness and Life Transitions, and with 8 years of specific and specialized experience focused on the treatment of Eating Disorders in young adolescents, I have now opened my own practice in the heart of Pikesville.
I received my Master's in Social Work, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 1999. I then trained at Jewish Family Services where I practiced for 11 years, seeing children, adults and families. In 2009, I began work at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt where I received extensive training in the Maudsley Method/ Family Based Therapy Approach to treating Anorexia in adolescent patients and working with their families. Additionally, I have training in Sand Tray Therapy, a nonverbal modality that is helpful with the treatment of trauma as well as other concerns.
With many years of experience treating individuals and families working through Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Illness and Life Transitions, and with 8 years of specific and specialized experience focused on the treatment of Eating Disorders in young adolescents, I have now opened my own practice in the heart of Pikesville.
I received my Master's in Social Work, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 1999. I then trained at Jewish Family Services where I practiced for 11 years, seeing children, adults and families. In 2009, I began work at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt where I received extensive training in the Maudsley Method/ Family Based Therapy Approach to treating Anorexia in adolescent patients and working with their families. Additionally, I have training in Sand Tray Therapy, a nonverbal modality that is helpful with the treatment of trauma as well as other concerns.
(410) 807-3844 View (410) 807-3844
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.