Grief Therapists in Ingham County, MI

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Jerilyn Marie Davis Robison
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, MSW, EMDR II
Verified Verified
Okemos, MI 48864
For 45 years, I have specialized in treating undiagnosed or untreated trauma, loss, grief, chronic illness, addictions and gender and or sexual fluidity. Most clients are externally 'highly functioning' in their day to day life. Their pain is hidden and invisible. I work to gently but directly guide us to discover self created barriers often outside our everyday awareness, to facilitate the process of identifying, acknowledging, grieving and letting go (over and over again!) of those things that interfere with creating a healthier, more contented and meaningful life.
For 45 years, I have specialized in treating undiagnosed or untreated trauma, loss, grief, chronic illness, addictions and gender and or sexual fluidity. Most clients are externally 'highly functioning' in their day to day life. Their pain is hidden and invisible. I work to gently but directly guide us to discover self created barriers often outside our everyday awareness, to facilitate the process of identifying, acknowledging, grieving and letting go (over and over again!) of those things that interfere with creating a healthier, more contented and meaningful life.
(517) 300-2859 View (517) 300-2859
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Scott M Reschke
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823
I specialize in helping people work through grief, depression, and anxiety.
Whether you are working through grief, depression, anxiety, or struggling with ADHD or past trauma's, I am here to help you achieve your goals. Life can throw challenges at us at any time, and I am here to help you navigate the worry and stress.
I specialize in helping people work through grief, depression, and anxiety.
Whether you are working through grief, depression, anxiety, or struggling with ADHD or past trauma's, I am here to help you achieve your goals. Life can throw challenges at us at any time, and I am here to help you navigate the worry and stress.
(517) 300-6623 View (517) 300-6623
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Coat Of Many Colors Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okemos, MI 48864
I have 20 plus years of experience working with grief and loss, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and major life transitions.
Everyone has at least one problem to solve." The "good news" is the solutions you desire reside in you. My goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable place to discuss these issues. You will gain new insight and tools to move you beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors that have prevented you from reaching your goals. Get ready to experience inner peace, increased stability, and a new momentum to reach your goals.
I have 20 plus years of experience working with grief and loss, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and major life transitions.
Everyone has at least one problem to solve." The "good news" is the solutions you desire reside in you. My goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable place to discuss these issues. You will gain new insight and tools to move you beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors that have prevented you from reaching your goals. Get ready to experience inner peace, increased stability, and a new momentum to reach your goals.
(517) 797-5269 View (517) 797-5269
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Renee Wells
Counselor, MA, LPC, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okemos, MI 48864  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging but you do not have to suffer. I specialize in working with people who have undergone trauma, loss and/or struggle with anxiety. That loss may be a loved one, your health and wellbeing, your confidence, a job or relationship. Whatever it is, all loss is painful and often difficult to move beyond. I am well equipped to help those who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD and CPTSD as well as many other challenges. I can help you regain a life of energy, focus and fulfillment.
Life can be challenging but you do not have to suffer. I specialize in working with people who have undergone trauma, loss and/or struggle with anxiety. That loss may be a loved one, your health and wellbeing, your confidence, a job or relationship. Whatever it is, all loss is painful and often difficult to move beyond. I am well equipped to help those who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD and CPTSD as well as many other challenges. I can help you regain a life of energy, focus and fulfillment.
(248) 422-2858 View (248) 422-2858
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Beth Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Okemos, MI 48864  (Online Only)
As a strengths-based therapist, I help individuals and families find and use their strengths to work through the many challenges, transitions, and stresses life brings. I have extensive experience in helping people with complicated grief and loss. My training includes a specialization in relational therapy: satisfying relationships are essential to our wellbeing. This includes working with couples, families, parents, adult siblings, and blended families experiencing conflict. I also help adults work through the lingering influence of childhood trauma.
As a strengths-based therapist, I help individuals and families find and use their strengths to work through the many challenges, transitions, and stresses life brings. I have extensive experience in helping people with complicated grief and loss. My training includes a specialization in relational therapy: satisfying relationships are essential to our wellbeing. This includes working with couples, families, parents, adult siblings, and blended families experiencing conflict. I also help adults work through the lingering influence of childhood trauma.
(517) 325-9918 View (517) 325-9918
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Heather Breimayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
I am passionate about working with adults on a variety of concerns in order to help increase quality of life. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and you may not know what to do or where to turn. You are not alone. I am here to help. I work with individuals that suffer from depression, anxiety, grief, loss and trauma. I strive to create a safe environment for clients to present and work through their concerns at their own pace. My therapeutic approach is client-centered which allows for me to help guide clients through any issues they may be experiencing.
I am passionate about working with adults on a variety of concerns in order to help increase quality of life. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and you may not know what to do or where to turn. You are not alone. I am here to help. I work with individuals that suffer from depression, anxiety, grief, loss and trauma. I strive to create a safe environment for clients to present and work through their concerns at their own pace. My therapeutic approach is client-centered which allows for me to help guide clients through any issues they may be experiencing.
(517) 940-8753 View (517) 940-8753
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Billy Sweeter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48906
My specializations include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, chronic illness and other disabilities, personality disorders, geriatric challenges, grief and loss, and substance use disorders.
When individuals are struggling with their mental health, substance use, or other life stresses they might not always know where to go for help. My job as a therapist is to provide you with a safe space where you can separate these ongoing challenges, feel less overwhelmed, and take control of your life. We will focus on setting realistic therapeutic goals, empowerment, and not letting these challenges define who you are as a person. By working together, we can achieve stabilization to envision how you want your life to be.
My specializations include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, chronic illness and other disabilities, personality disorders, geriatric challenges, grief and loss, and substance use disorders.
When individuals are struggling with their mental health, substance use, or other life stresses they might not always know where to go for help. My job as a therapist is to provide you with a safe space where you can separate these ongoing challenges, feel less overwhelmed, and take control of your life. We will focus on setting realistic therapeutic goals, empowerment, and not letting these challenges define who you are as a person. By working together, we can achieve stabilization to envision how you want your life to be.
(517) 225-0315 View (517) 225-0315
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Dinah Weststrate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
Her therapeutic approach is patient centered with a strength and asset-based approach; helping individuals work through issues such as depression, major life changes, relationship challenges, medical and mental health challenges, grief and loss, bariatric evaluation, and anxiety.
Dinah Weststrate LMSW, fully licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. Earning a bachelors in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and a masters in Social Work from Michigan State University. Dinah has experience working primarily with adults and some family systems, with chronic mental illness, depression, brain injury, chronic medical conditions, and major life changes.
Her therapeutic approach is patient centered with a strength and asset-based approach; helping individuals work through issues such as depression, major life changes, relationship challenges, medical and mental health challenges, grief and loss, bariatric evaluation, and anxiety.
Dinah Weststrate LMSW, fully licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience. Earning a bachelors in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and a masters in Social Work from Michigan State University. Dinah has experience working primarily with adults and some family systems, with chronic mental illness, depression, brain injury, chronic medical conditions, and major life changes.
(517) 948-0871 View (517) 948-0871
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Roxane Minkus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Okemos, MI 48864
Whether dealing with the effects of trauma, a loss, struggling with anxiety or depression, or coping with a life transition, it can help to explore concerns in a safe and supportive environment. I believe that a therapist’s role is to be a listening ear, provide feedback, offer support, and provide resources as clients explore their concerns, identify solutions, and develop plans of action that best fit their chosen life journeys.
Whether dealing with the effects of trauma, a loss, struggling with anxiety or depression, or coping with a life transition, it can help to explore concerns in a safe and supportive environment. I believe that a therapist’s role is to be a listening ear, provide feedback, offer support, and provide resources as clients explore their concerns, identify solutions, and develop plans of action that best fit their chosen life journeys.
(517) 225-1242 View (517) 225-1242
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Brandi Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Okemos, MI 48864
Everyone has the ability to learn, grow, and heal just like you. Therapy can be a guiding force throughout your journey. To help you understand and process all of life’s neverending changes. Changes that can manifest into intrusive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lead to negative and self-destructive patterns. Patterns that can cause difficulty and disruption in different areas of your life. Potentially leading to unmanaged symptoms of anxiety, depressions, trauma, and grief. Therapy can be difficult, but every individual and family possess the ability to learn, grow, and heal
Everyone has the ability to learn, grow, and heal just like you. Therapy can be a guiding force throughout your journey. To help you understand and process all of life’s neverending changes. Changes that can manifest into intrusive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lead to negative and self-destructive patterns. Patterns that can cause difficulty and disruption in different areas of your life. Potentially leading to unmanaged symptoms of anxiety, depressions, trauma, and grief. Therapy can be difficult, but every individual and family possess the ability to learn, grow, and heal
(517) 923-2983 View (517) 923-2983
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Susanna Schlarf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Holt, MI 48842
Not accepting new clients
I believe that seeking out a therapist is an immense act of bravery. It's a privilege to create space for people’s stories and to reflect their intrinsic strengths. With a background in medical social work, my heart lies in working with teens and young adults coping with chronic illness and the trauma, grief, and loss that often accompanies this journey. Among a variety of other potential concerns, I am also passionate about helping individual’s struggling with disordered eating and body image. I believe in the power of a strong and safe therapeutic relationship to guide people toward healing and wellness in all realms of life.
I believe that seeking out a therapist is an immense act of bravery. It's a privilege to create space for people’s stories and to reflect their intrinsic strengths. With a background in medical social work, my heart lies in working with teens and young adults coping with chronic illness and the trauma, grief, and loss that often accompanies this journey. Among a variety of other potential concerns, I am also passionate about helping individual’s struggling with disordered eating and body image. I believe in the power of a strong and safe therapeutic relationship to guide people toward healing and wellness in all realms of life.
(231) 538-2284 View (231) 538-2284
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Andrea Martineau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Life is full of challenges, which I view as opportunities for growth and learning. I join alongside clients age 17+ who are facing a wide range of issues including: navigating life transitions, interpersonal relationship conflicts, academic or professional challenges, adjusting to changes at home or in the family structure, exposure to abuse or neglect, establishing boundaries in relationships, healing from past trauma, and navigating grief and loss. We are all on our own journeys and I welcome the opportunity to join you on yours.
Life is full of challenges, which I view as opportunities for growth and learning. I join alongside clients age 17+ who are facing a wide range of issues including: navigating life transitions, interpersonal relationship conflicts, academic or professional challenges, adjusting to changes at home or in the family structure, exposure to abuse or neglect, establishing boundaries in relationships, healing from past trauma, and navigating grief and loss. We are all on our own journeys and I welcome the opportunity to join you on yours.
(517) 909-3057 View (517) 909-3057
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Morgan Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okemos, MI 48864
Furthermore, my professional experience encompasses hospice care and aiding both individuals and families during periods of mourning.
In today's fast-paced world, making time for our mental health and working through personal challenges can be tiring. But I am here to assist you in taking a breather and offering a helping hand, along with compassion and understanding, to help you accomplish your objectives. My experience spans across all age groups, from adolescents to adults and parents, having supported numerous families through diverse phases of life. My area of expertise is in aiding adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and depression.
Furthermore, my professional experience encompasses hospice care and aiding both individuals and families during periods of mourning.
In today's fast-paced world, making time for our mental health and working through personal challenges can be tiring. But I am here to assist you in taking a breather and offering a helping hand, along with compassion and understanding, to help you accomplish your objectives. My experience spans across all age groups, from adolescents to adults and parents, having supported numerous families through diverse phases of life. My area of expertise is in aiding adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and depression.
(517) 777-0372 View (517) 777-0372
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Stacy A Piper-Harris
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSOTS
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48912
Not accepting new clients
Stacy is a Licensed Professional Counselor that completed her Undergraduate studies at Siena Heights University with her Bachelor of Arts in Community Services. It was then that she started volunteering her time during her practicum at Ele's Place, a Bereavement Center for children, and started specializing in grief and loss work. Stacy went on to attain her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2009 from Spring Arbor University. She completed her internship at Carefree Medical in Lansing and Mason, MI. Stacy has continued on at Spring Arbor University as a Program Supervisor at the Lansing Site overseeing their Internship Cohort.
Stacy is a Licensed Professional Counselor that completed her Undergraduate studies at Siena Heights University with her Bachelor of Arts in Community Services. It was then that she started volunteering her time during her practicum at Ele's Place, a Bereavement Center for children, and started specializing in grief and loss work. Stacy went on to attain her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2009 from Spring Arbor University. She completed her internship at Carefree Medical in Lansing and Mason, MI. Stacy has continued on at Spring Arbor University as a Program Supervisor at the Lansing Site overseeing their Internship Cohort.
(517) 325-9430 View (517) 325-9430
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Chanon Sethabutra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
I am experienced in working with high schoolers and adults on issues relating to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustments, trauma, and self-esteem.
Life comes at you fast. Sometimes too fast. My name is Chanon Sethabutra and I'd love to help you navigate through times when you would like some help! I truly believe that people are stronger together and that depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustments in life are best tackled as a team. It's my joy to help you develop the skills to weather anything life throws at you.
I am experienced in working with high schoolers and adults on issues relating to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustments, trauma, and self-esteem.
Life comes at you fast. Sometimes too fast. My name is Chanon Sethabutra and I'd love to help you navigate through times when you would like some help! I truly believe that people are stronger together and that depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustments in life are best tackled as a team. It's my joy to help you develop the skills to weather anything life throws at you.
(517) 797-3905 View (517) 797-3905
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Ashlee Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48912  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complex terrain of mental health. In addition to grief counseling, I specialize in addressing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, parenting struggles, self-esteem, and life transitions. Whether you're grappling with the loss of a significant person in your life or facing challenges in other areas of your life, my goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your emotions and develop effective coping strategies.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complex terrain of mental health. In addition to grief counseling, I specialize in addressing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, parenting struggles, self-esteem, and life transitions. Whether you're grappling with the loss of a significant person in your life or facing challenges in other areas of your life, my goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your emotions and develop effective coping strategies.
(517) 401-4486 View (517) 401-4486
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Jill Gunderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lansing, MI 48933  (Online Only)
I offer a compassionate, flexible, safe space for people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma or strong feelings of grief over the loss of a loved one. My goal is to help you stop feeling overwhelmed and start guiding you to where things feel manageable again. I take great joy in providing you a place to feel the difficult things you need to feel, explore your thoughts, feelings, goals and really accept you for who you are and where you are in your current life circumstances.
I offer a compassionate, flexible, safe space for people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma or strong feelings of grief over the loss of a loved one. My goal is to help you stop feeling overwhelmed and start guiding you to where things feel manageable again. I take great joy in providing you a place to feel the difficult things you need to feel, explore your thoughts, feelings, goals and really accept you for who you are and where you are in your current life circumstances.
(517) 201-2183 View (517) 201-2183
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Adrian Koenig
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Okemos, MI 48864
My specialty is focused on trauma and grief.
My ideal client could be anyone who is interested in setting goals and boundaries to improve their life, not only for now, but the future.
My specialty is focused on trauma and grief.
My ideal client could be anyone who is interested in setting goals and boundaries to improve their life, not only for now, but the future.
(517) 300-7551 View (517) 300-7551
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LaFarra Hemphill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Lansing, MI 48933  (Online Only)
Hello, I am fully licensed clinical social worker. I have the pleasure working with families, children and adults pertaining to grief and loss, depression, anxiety and transition in life.
Hello, I am fully licensed clinical social worker. I have the pleasure working with families, children and adults pertaining to grief and loss, depression, anxiety and transition in life.
(517) 283-5379 View (517) 283-5379
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Hannah Wickham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Williamston, MI 48895
Are your thoughts nagging you or bringing you down? Have you been thinking about making some changes but feel a little overwhelmed? Let's talk about how you can work through your thinking patterns to shift your perspective and start to gain confidence in yourself. Whether you are dealing with stress, fear, anxiety, depression, grief, life changes, relationship issues, or just need a listening ear, you’ve made a huge step in finding support. I will hold space for you to process and talk about the tough stuff. Together we can find solutions and we will work collaboratively on your mental health and life goals, whatever they may be.
Are your thoughts nagging you or bringing you down? Have you been thinking about making some changes but feel a little overwhelmed? Let's talk about how you can work through your thinking patterns to shift your perspective and start to gain confidence in yourself. Whether you are dealing with stress, fear, anxiety, depression, grief, life changes, relationship issues, or just need a listening ear, you’ve made a huge step in finding support. I will hold space for you to process and talk about the tough stuff. Together we can find solutions and we will work collaboratively on your mental health and life goals, whatever they may be.
(517) 200-3436 View (517) 200-3436
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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.