Grief Therapists in Michigan

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Ann Shields
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
My diverse practice focuses on grief/loss, anxiety, depression, relationships, work identity, life transitions, among other issues.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver) -- This question lies at the heart of my work, with my goal being to help clients live more authentic and connected lives through self-awareness, resilience and positive change. My approach is flexible, interactive and solution-oriented. I bring a mindful perspective to psychotherapy and tend to see life transitions as opportunities for transformation and growth. My clients have said that my calm demeanor and my careful, empathic listening promote a safe and reflective environment, fostering self-compassion, self-awareness and change.
My diverse practice focuses on grief/loss, anxiety, depression, relationships, work identity, life transitions, among other issues.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver) -- This question lies at the heart of my work, with my goal being to help clients live more authentic and connected lives through self-awareness, resilience and positive change. My approach is flexible, interactive and solution-oriented. I bring a mindful perspective to psychotherapy and tend to see life transitions as opportunities for transformation and growth. My clients have said that my calm demeanor and my careful, empathic listening promote a safe and reflective environment, fostering self-compassion, self-awareness and change.
(734) 418-6550 View (734) 418-6550
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Hannah Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I have experience and interest in supporting folks of all ages in managing anxiety, life transitions (including parenting), relationship challenges, managing burnout and compassion fatigue, building self awareness and compassion, navigating illness (especially, cancer), anticipatory grief and grief/loss.
As humans, we all experience challenges in our lives, and there are many reasons why someone may reach out for support. I believe that therapy can be helpful as it creates a dedicated space for people to express and explore their feelings and experiences. I aim to co-create a therapeutic environment where you can explore your areas of concern with curiosity and self-compassion, while engaging in personal growth, connection and healing.
I have experience and interest in supporting folks of all ages in managing anxiety, life transitions (including parenting), relationship challenges, managing burnout and compassion fatigue, building self awareness and compassion, navigating illness (especially, cancer), anticipatory grief and grief/loss.
As humans, we all experience challenges in our lives, and there are many reasons why someone may reach out for support. I believe that therapy can be helpful as it creates a dedicated space for people to express and explore their feelings and experiences. I aim to co-create a therapeutic environment where you can explore your areas of concern with curiosity and self-compassion, while engaging in personal growth, connection and healing.
(734) 666-9847 x123 View (734) 666-9847 x123
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Anna Richards (Arciero)
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48105  (Online Only)
My specialization is grief and loss up to and including complicated grief.
My main focus is on the importance of emotional wellbeing. I believe that everyone experiences difficulties in their lives and see the counseling office as a space for clients to express and normalize difficult feelings in a safe environment. I believe that people have all of the components for a happy and healthy life but sometimes need help processing and navigating through their feelings and experiences to learn new and more effective ways to cope. I operate through the Polyvagal Theory lens to assess emotional regulation and work to stabilize and co-regulate clients as this is essential to healing.
My specialization is grief and loss up to and including complicated grief.
My main focus is on the importance of emotional wellbeing. I believe that everyone experiences difficulties in their lives and see the counseling office as a space for clients to express and normalize difficult feelings in a safe environment. I believe that people have all of the components for a happy and healthy life but sometimes need help processing and navigating through their feelings and experiences to learn new and more effective ways to cope. I operate through the Polyvagal Theory lens to assess emotional regulation and work to stabilize and co-regulate clients as this is essential to healing.
(734) 720-9569 View (734) 720-9569
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Catherine M. Stanziola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, GC-C
Verified Verified
Hard times happen to us all. When we are carrying the weight of a loss, trying to manage the persistent distress of anxiety or depression, or going through a difficult time of life, it can feel like we are all alone. When the difficult days seem to overshadow the positive aspects of our lives, it can be a relief to know that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. These are the times we need support, today more than ever.
Hard times happen to us all. When we are carrying the weight of a loss, trying to manage the persistent distress of anxiety or depression, or going through a difficult time of life, it can feel like we are all alone. When the difficult days seem to overshadow the positive aspects of our lives, it can be a relief to know that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. These are the times we need support, today more than ever.
(586) 800-3329 View (586) 800-3329
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Kelly Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Grandville, MI 49418
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, severed relationship, job loss, or a traumatic event.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”― Maya Angelou. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I will work with you to explore your story so you may gain insight, healing, and growth towards authentic wholeness.
I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, severed relationship, job loss, or a traumatic event.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”― Maya Angelou. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I will work with you to explore your story so you may gain insight, healing, and growth towards authentic wholeness.
(616) 449-3273 x733 View (616) 449-3273 x733
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LaToya Dumas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Farmington Hills, MI 48336  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with a life challenge that is causing anxiety, depression/sadness, stress, issues in work-life balance or relationships? Are you having difficulty adjusting to your current circumstance? Do you struggle with caregiver burn-out, grief, past trauma, lack of purpose/direction? If so, be assured that on the journey of life, we all face challenging situations at some point or another. Thus having a designated support person +confidant to walk alongside you during difficult times providing guidance & encouragement can not only be reassuring & comforting, but also help you find or restore the hope needed to move forward.
Are you dealing with a life challenge that is causing anxiety, depression/sadness, stress, issues in work-life balance or relationships? Are you having difficulty adjusting to your current circumstance? Do you struggle with caregiver burn-out, grief, past trauma, lack of purpose/direction? If so, be assured that on the journey of life, we all face challenging situations at some point or another. Thus having a designated support person +confidant to walk alongside you during difficult times providing guidance & encouragement can not only be reassuring & comforting, but also help you find or restore the hope needed to move forward.
(248) 814-2954 View (248) 814-2954
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Tanner Schudlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
I draw from a variety of approaches, like Narrative Therapy, different models of grief work, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Big life changes, like leaving a job to pursue a passion or moving to a new city to start a new life chapter & anything in between, can be hard to navigate. While these can be exciting adventures, these changes can surface lots of difficult feelings in addition to painful memories of moments from our past. Sometimes we feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed & lost in these situations. Many of us are told to feel happy about these changes, but that might not align with our lived experiences. You’re not alone in this - we can work together to help you find comfort in navigating all of these things.
I draw from a variety of approaches, like Narrative Therapy, different models of grief work, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Big life changes, like leaving a job to pursue a passion or moving to a new city to start a new life chapter & anything in between, can be hard to navigate. While these can be exciting adventures, these changes can surface lots of difficult feelings in addition to painful memories of moments from our past. Sometimes we feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed & lost in these situations. Many of us are told to feel happy about these changes, but that might not align with our lived experiences. You’re not alone in this - we can work together to help you find comfort in navigating all of these things.
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Kelsey Adriance
Counselor, MA, LLC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Life is beautiful. Yes, and, let's be real, it's messy. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate the messiness of their relationships and life's challenges. I specialize in supporting clients through the grief that comes with changes whether that be the death of a loved one, illness, caregiving, marital issues, family issues, trauma, or life transitions. Anxiety, stress, overwhelm, depression, -these are all a part of grief. With over a decade of experience working as a professional helper in end of life care, I have learned the healing value of being present with people in their pain.
Life is beautiful. Yes, and, let's be real, it's messy. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate the messiness of their relationships and life's challenges. I specialize in supporting clients through the grief that comes with changes whether that be the death of a loved one, illness, caregiving, marital issues, family issues, trauma, or life transitions. Anxiety, stress, overwhelm, depression, -these are all a part of grief. With over a decade of experience working as a professional helper in end of life care, I have learned the healing value of being present with people in their pain.
(269) 443-1685 View (269) 443-1685
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Michelle Stinnett
Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Troy, MI 48084  (Online Only)
Lastly, I am a Certified Grief Educator, trained by David Kessler at grief.
I am a warm and caring Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is concerned with promoting change in the life of adults. I have a special interest in promoting healing and change with those with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, grief and loss and substance abuse. My therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CBT). I am dedicated to teach, coach, encourage and support those who are willing to take the journey to improve their quality of life. CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!!!
Lastly, I am a Certified Grief Educator, trained by David Kessler at grief.
I am a warm and caring Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is concerned with promoting change in the life of adults. I have a special interest in promoting healing and change with those with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, grief and loss and substance abuse. My therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CBT). I am dedicated to teach, coach, encourage and support those who are willing to take the journey to improve their quality of life. CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!!!
(586) 782-3384 View (586) 782-3384
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Kaitlyn Gould
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CFNC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Zeeland, MI 49464
It’s okay, not to be okay. Many life experiences, both expected and unexpected, can awaken a broad range of emotions. Oftentimes, the instinct is to try and hide or brush off our personal health to “get on with our lives.” Grief and loss may not hurt as often as time passes, but that does not mean that it hurts any less. Loss, whether it be the result of a death, divorce, job, illness, or friendship, can cause grief that is often a lifelong process. Even though grief is not a tangible injury, if not properly cared for, it can become a deeper wound.
It’s okay, not to be okay. Many life experiences, both expected and unexpected, can awaken a broad range of emotions. Oftentimes, the instinct is to try and hide or brush off our personal health to “get on with our lives.” Grief and loss may not hurt as often as time passes, but that does not mean that it hurts any less. Loss, whether it be the result of a death, divorce, job, illness, or friendship, can cause grief that is often a lifelong process. Even though grief is not a tangible injury, if not properly cared for, it can become a deeper wound.
(616) 312-2368 View (616) 312-2368
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Julie Ball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Safety, trust and empathy is the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. These features eventually become part of the catalyst to your growth. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, our work together entails deep conversation about your thoughts, feelings, experiences and life story. I lead with compassion, curiosity and deep respect. Never losing sight of the honor it is to walk alongside you on your journey. I enjoy working with people seeking to better understand themselves while struggling with; anxiety, trauma, life transitions, depression and relationship issues. I am particularly well versed in grief, loss, death and dying.
Safety, trust and empathy is the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. These features eventually become part of the catalyst to your growth. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, our work together entails deep conversation about your thoughts, feelings, experiences and life story. I lead with compassion, curiosity and deep respect. Never losing sight of the honor it is to walk alongside you on your journey. I enjoy working with people seeking to better understand themselves while struggling with; anxiety, trauma, life transitions, depression and relationship issues. I am particularly well versed in grief, loss, death and dying.
(616) 202-3846 View (616) 202-3846
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Kaylee Ott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
I believe the purpose of counseling children is to help them empower themselves to make their own choices and have their voices be heard. I have a degree in Licensed Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and child development. After graduation, I found my passion helping children and parents navigate challenges in grief and trauma. I have found that allowing children to be who they are during sessions, allows them to feel safe and secure to express their true emotions.
I believe the purpose of counseling children is to help them empower themselves to make their own choices and have their voices be heard. I have a degree in Licensed Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and child development. After graduation, I found my passion helping children and parents navigate challenges in grief and trauma. I have found that allowing children to be who they are during sessions, allows them to feel safe and secure to express their true emotions.
(989) 850-2009 View (989) 850-2009
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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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Keri Warren
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DMin, LMFT, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for individuals, couples and families who are experiencing the darkness of grief, the heartache of broken relationships, the discomfort and uncertainty that promotes overwhelming fear and anxiety; the trials of family life and the stress of difficult careers. I integrate my deep faith and trust in God's provision to help guide my work with my clients or for those whom I am supervising. My greatest desire is for you, my client, to know your great value and worth as you grow deeper in the own knowledge and wisdom of your calling and purpose in life. I invite you to learn more about me at my website: KareCounseling.com
I have a passion for individuals, couples and families who are experiencing the darkness of grief, the heartache of broken relationships, the discomfort and uncertainty that promotes overwhelming fear and anxiety; the trials of family life and the stress of difficult careers. I integrate my deep faith and trust in God's provision to help guide my work with my clients or for those whom I am supervising. My greatest desire is for you, my client, to know your great value and worth as you grow deeper in the own knowledge and wisdom of your calling and purpose in life. I invite you to learn more about me at my website: KareCounseling.com
(734) 838-4716 View (734) 838-4716
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Cheyenne Brooks
Counselor, LLC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Livonia, MI 48152
When life becomes overwhelming, it's natural to feel lost. Whether you're a teen, in your 20s, or navigating your 40s, 50s and 60s, life's twists and turns can be daunting. From significant life transitions to relationship struggles, loss, anxiety, or simply finding your place in the world, you're not alone.
When life becomes overwhelming, it's natural to feel lost. Whether you're a teen, in your 20s, or navigating your 40s, 50s and 60s, life's twists and turns can be daunting. From significant life transitions to relationship struggles, loss, anxiety, or simply finding your place in the world, you're not alone.
(248) 780-7880 View (248) 780-7880
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Tina Fields-Fields Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, MSW, SSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fenton, MI 48430
Introducing Tina Fields, a compassionate and highly skilled Clinical Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW-C) dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care. With her extensive experience and expertise, Tina is committed to helping individuals overcome their challenges and find healing and growth. Tina possesses a deep understanding and specialization in various areas, including but not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions (grief/loss, divorce, parenting) and relationship issues. With a warm and empathetic approach, she creates a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients.
Introducing Tina Fields, a compassionate and highly skilled Clinical Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW-C) dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care. With her extensive experience and expertise, Tina is committed to helping individuals overcome their challenges and find healing and growth. Tina possesses a deep understanding and specialization in various areas, including but not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions (grief/loss, divorce, parenting) and relationship issues. With a warm and empathetic approach, she creates a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients.
(810) 642-3640 View (810) 642-3640
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Intentional Wellbeing LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Fenton, MI 48430
Life is challenging and many people intentionally seek support, change, or answers to help them get to a better place. It takes courage to face our challenges and to seek something better for ourselves. I offer counseling, assessment and coaching services to assist you in your life's journey for wellness and success in life. Whether your goals are to improve your performance, to overcome grief, to achieve a life goal, or to overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, stress or trauma, I am here to offer my professional services.
Life is challenging and many people intentionally seek support, change, or answers to help them get to a better place. It takes courage to face our challenges and to seek something better for ourselves. I offer counseling, assessment and coaching services to assist you in your life's journey for wellness and success in life. Whether your goals are to improve your performance, to overcome grief, to achieve a life goal, or to overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, stress or trauma, I am here to offer my professional services.
(810) 893-5101 View (810) 893-5101
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Danjuma Gibson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
You need a space "to call your own" where you can process your joys & concerns, or hopes & fears. You need to be able to do this without being judged, or pressured to conform to a predetermined social standard. I provide counseling & psychotherapy to individuals & couples that is client-focused, culturally sensitive, and contextually relevant to you. Whether you are dealing with depression or anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief & loss, or poor self-worth, you will have your "own space" here. ALL are welcomed & affirmed in their unique personhood. With therapy, you can foster the courage to heal & live again.
You need a space "to call your own" where you can process your joys & concerns, or hopes & fears. You need to be able to do this without being judged, or pressured to conform to a predetermined social standard. I provide counseling & psychotherapy to individuals & couples that is client-focused, culturally sensitive, and contextually relevant to you. Whether you are dealing with depression or anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief & loss, or poor self-worth, you will have your "own space" here. ALL are welcomed & affirmed in their unique personhood. With therapy, you can foster the courage to heal & live again.
(708) 315-6240 View (708) 315-6240
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Christine Carrothers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dewitt, MI 48820  (Online Only)
I have served clients on various issues including anxiety, grief and loss, gender identity, attachment, depression, child abuse and domestic abuse, race, women’s health, and relationship issues.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, young adults, and adults from a trauma informed perspective to gain healing and wellness. My focus for providing quality care is to establish a safe space for clients to do their best work at learning self care, positive self image, and safe boundaries. I utilize an eclectic approach with clients, helping them pursue the right care for their needs.
I have served clients on various issues including anxiety, grief and loss, gender identity, attachment, depression, child abuse and domestic abuse, race, women’s health, and relationship issues.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, young adults, and adults from a trauma informed perspective to gain healing and wellness. My focus for providing quality care is to establish a safe space for clients to do their best work at learning self care, positive self image, and safe boundaries. I utilize an eclectic approach with clients, helping them pursue the right care for their needs.
(734) 404-7514 View (734) 404-7514
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Pam DeVries Grzech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Canton, MI 48187  (Online Only)
Life can be really difficult. You’ve tried so much on your own to overcome the anxiety, grief and depression. The past comes up to haunt you just when you’ve thought you have come to terms with it. Day to day functioning can be difficult and daunting. Getting to sleep at night can be a challenge yet getting out of bed in the morning to face another day is difficult. Relationships are not going as you would like them to. Friends do not understand the pain and the daily struggles. You may be struggling with health and family issues as well.
Life can be really difficult. You’ve tried so much on your own to overcome the anxiety, grief and depression. The past comes up to haunt you just when you’ve thought you have come to terms with it. Day to day functioning can be difficult and daunting. Getting to sleep at night can be a challenge yet getting out of bed in the morning to face another day is difficult. Relationships are not going as you would like them to. Friends do not understand the pain and the daily struggles. You may be struggling with health and family issues as well.
(231) 201-3409 View (231) 201-3409

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.