Grief Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Samantha Jo Johns
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Hello! I firmly believe that individuals are always in the process of becoming, continually shaped by their thoughts, emotions, actions, and surroundings. Recognizing that growth can encompass positive transformation as well as profound loss, I use relational, humanistic, and narrative approaches. I am committed to dismantling barriers to authenticity and connection, especially for those navigating or aspiring to live counter-culturally and I work with folks in all relationship configurations. Transitioning to psychotherapy after a long tenure in the arts, I bring an artist's paradigm of thinking and relating to my practice.
Hello! I firmly believe that individuals are always in the process of becoming, continually shaped by their thoughts, emotions, actions, and surroundings. Recognizing that growth can encompass positive transformation as well as profound loss, I use relational, humanistic, and narrative approaches. I am committed to dismantling barriers to authenticity and connection, especially for those navigating or aspiring to live counter-culturally and I work with folks in all relationship configurations. Transitioning to psychotherapy after a long tenure in the arts, I bring an artist's paradigm of thinking and relating to my practice.
(507) 479-1712 View (507) 479-1712
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Tamara Statz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, FT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406
A client once reflected , "You help us have hard conversations." I couldn't have said it better myself. I help individuals, couples, and families talk about the stuff no one wants to talk about. Grief, loss, death, dying, moving to memory care, etc - these aren't dinner table conversations folks want to have. But we need to have them. That's where I come in.
A client once reflected , "You help us have hard conversations." I couldn't have said it better myself. I help individuals, couples, and families talk about the stuff no one wants to talk about. Grief, loss, death, dying, moving to memory care, etc - these aren't dinner table conversations folks want to have. But we need to have them. That's where I come in.
(612) 223-7492 View (612) 223-7492
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Megan McGregor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I see individuals ages 13+ working through a variety of concerns, but have a special focus on grief and loss and women's reproductive health.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward improved mental health and wellbeing! Reaching out for mental health support can feel overwhelming. My approach is informal and laidback. I use humor in sessions. My first goal is to put your mind at ease as you orient to the therapeutic process. I feel honored to come alongside clients as they work towards healing. I am a social justice aligned provider who supports BLM and LGBTQ+. My gender pronouns are she/her(s).
I see individuals ages 13+ working through a variety of concerns, but have a special focus on grief and loss and women's reproductive health.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward improved mental health and wellbeing! Reaching out for mental health support can feel overwhelming. My approach is informal and laidback. I use humor in sessions. My first goal is to put your mind at ease as you orient to the therapeutic process. I feel honored to come alongside clients as they work towards healing. I am a social justice aligned provider who supports BLM and LGBTQ+. My gender pronouns are she/her(s).
(612) 284-4193 View (612) 284-4193
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Steve James Stadler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55439  (Online Only)
I work with clients who experience the following challenges: finding compassion for self and others, having difficulty maintaining healthy relationship, experiencing road blocks (Unprocessed Grief, suppressed anger and resentment, debilitating fear, addiction, betrayal, shame filled internal messages, anxiety and depression). Are these obstacles keeping you from experiencing serenity and inner peace, lack of engagement and connection?
I work with clients who experience the following challenges: finding compassion for self and others, having difficulty maintaining healthy relationship, experiencing road blocks (Unprocessed Grief, suppressed anger and resentment, debilitating fear, addiction, betrayal, shame filled internal messages, anxiety and depression). Are these obstacles keeping you from experiencing serenity and inner peace, lack of engagement and connection?
(952) 522-4568 View (952) 522-4568
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Sarah Newberry Donovan
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you are struggling with your relationships, parenting, an illness, caregiving, major life changes, grief/loss or general day to day stressors of life; you will find me an experienced, devoted, and caring support on your path to feeling better.
You may be feeling overwhelmed, groundless, sad, confused. You need a safe space to unpack and process at a pace that feels right for you. I will always respect your boundaries and limits while also inviting you to dig deeper to better understand yourself and others. You will be listened to and supported as we work together to achieve your goals for wellbeing and for positive connections with others. I strive to work from a place of affirming all identities, including a committment to HAES and body liberation.
If you are struggling with your relationships, parenting, an illness, caregiving, major life changes, grief/loss or general day to day stressors of life; you will find me an experienced, devoted, and caring support on your path to feeling better.
You may be feeling overwhelmed, groundless, sad, confused. You need a safe space to unpack and process at a pace that feels right for you. I will always respect your boundaries and limits while also inviting you to dig deeper to better understand yourself and others. You will be listened to and supported as we work together to achieve your goals for wellbeing and for positive connections with others. I strive to work from a place of affirming all identities, including a committment to HAES and body liberation.
(612) 439-4540 View (612) 439-4540
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Rachael Belair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Having 15 years of experience in the mental health field as a Clinician and as a Board certified Supervisor of other therapists has provided me with the expertise in helping others resolve anxiety and depression, heal from trauma, work through grief and loss, and successfully manage life transitions.
I value and understand the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship, and work collaboratively with clients to tailor their therapy to meet their unique needs. I have experience with a variety of therapeutic techniques including play therapy, art therapy, solution focused, psychodynamic, ACT, EMDR and CBT.
Having 15 years of experience in the mental health field as a Clinician and as a Board certified Supervisor of other therapists has provided me with the expertise in helping others resolve anxiety and depression, heal from trauma, work through grief and loss, and successfully manage life transitions.
I value and understand the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship, and work collaboratively with clients to tailor their therapy to meet their unique needs. I have experience with a variety of therapeutic techniques including play therapy, art therapy, solution focused, psychodynamic, ACT, EMDR and CBT.
(612) 688-2129 View (612) 688-2129
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Gayle Sherman Crandell
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55410  (Online Only)
I work with people experiencing transition in their lives because of life-threatening illness, grief, coupling or uncoupling, issues surrounding parenting (including choosing not to have children, infertility and adoption), our bodies getting older, our dreams for the future.
I've had the honor of journeying with hundreds of people over the last 35 years who are facing difficult life transitions. I value people's strengths, experience, knowledge and dreams in THEIR counseling, and I believe deeply that we all can change in profound ways.
I work with people experiencing transition in their lives because of life-threatening illness, grief, coupling or uncoupling, issues surrounding parenting (including choosing not to have children, infertility and adoption), our bodies getting older, our dreams for the future.
I've had the honor of journeying with hundreds of people over the last 35 years who are facing difficult life transitions. I value people's strengths, experience, knowledge and dreams in THEIR counseling, and I believe deeply that we all can change in profound ways.
(612) 564-4215 View (612) 564-4215
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Nicole Crain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to muster the energy to start your day? Are you feeling crushed beneath the weight of stress or anxiety? Have you experienced loss or trauma that continues to impact your life and relationships? Many individuals experience these obstacles, and it's completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times. But imagine a life where each day feels like an opportunity rather than a challenge. It may seem daunting, but countless people have found their joy again, and you can too. I am passionate about helping others find their path to a meaningful and balanced life.
Do you find it difficult to muster the energy to start your day? Are you feeling crushed beneath the weight of stress or anxiety? Have you experienced loss or trauma that continues to impact your life and relationships? Many individuals experience these obstacles, and it's completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times. But imagine a life where each day feels like an opportunity rather than a challenge. It may seem daunting, but countless people have found their joy again, and you can too. I am passionate about helping others find their path to a meaningful and balanced life.
(651) 800-7873 View (651) 800-7873
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Janice Winchester Nadeau
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LMFT, RN, FT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403  (Online Only)
My specialties include loss and grief, couple and family issues, intimacy, addiction, and abuse.
I am an experienced psychologist, couple and family therapist and nurse. Having had a career as a nurse clinician and educator before I became a mental health professional I can address a broad range of issues. I enjoy helping people find ways to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships. I believe that, in general, people do the best they can under the circumstances. I also believe that people are most likely made desired change in a positive environment where they feel accepted and respected. My goal is to create that kind of an environment. Welcome.
My specialties include loss and grief, couple and family issues, intimacy, addiction, and abuse.
I am an experienced psychologist, couple and family therapist and nurse. Having had a career as a nurse clinician and educator before I became a mental health professional I can address a broad range of issues. I enjoy helping people find ways to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships. I believe that, in general, people do the best they can under the circumstances. I also believe that people are most likely made desired change in a positive environment where they feel accepted and respected. My goal is to create that kind of an environment. Welcome.
(612) 255-9277 x1 View (612) 255-9277 x1
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Katie McManus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55409
I am currently accepting new clients! Realizing that help is needed and reaching out can be difficult. I hope to make this process easier. As a primary therapist at CBT Minneapolis-St Paul, I focus on teaching good thinking habits and using powerful cognitive behavioral tools to help adults and adolescents on issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief/loss. I also enjoy working with people that are dealing with life transitions, have relationship concerns, LGBTQIA+ issues, parents who are struggling with their children, mothers dealing with postpartum mood issues, and individuals who are experiencing tinnitus.
I am currently accepting new clients! Realizing that help is needed and reaching out can be difficult. I hope to make this process easier. As a primary therapist at CBT Minneapolis-St Paul, I focus on teaching good thinking habits and using powerful cognitive behavioral tools to help adults and adolescents on issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief/loss. I also enjoy working with people that are dealing with life transitions, have relationship concerns, LGBTQIA+ issues, parents who are struggling with their children, mothers dealing with postpartum mood issues, and individuals who are experiencing tinnitus.
(952) 295-3964 View (952) 295-3964
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Ward Stiles
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a therapist, but you've taken that first step already. I don't know your story yet, but if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or loss, you don't need to go through it alone. You deserve support, comfort, and help. Whatever you're struggling with, you're invited to my office - in person or virtual - for a conversation.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a therapist, but you've taken that first step already. I don't know your story yet, but if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or loss, you don't need to go through it alone. You deserve support, comfort, and help. Whatever you're struggling with, you're invited to my office - in person or virtual - for a conversation.
(800) 336-5973 x747 View (800) 336-5973 x747
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Claudia Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, grief and loss, identity development, and trauma.
Therapy can offer guidance and support in times when we find ourselves faced with painful and challenging life circumstances. We may feel stuck in repetitive patterns that we can’t seem to break — feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do. As a psychodynamic therapist, I invite you to explore the places that you tend to avoid or keep hidden. Through this process you will deepen your self-awareness and gain greater insight into any struggles, patterns, and problems you are facing in life, thus opening new possibilities and ways of engaging in life more fully as yourself.
I have extensive experience working with relationship issues, grief and loss, identity development, and trauma.
Therapy can offer guidance and support in times when we find ourselves faced with painful and challenging life circumstances. We may feel stuck in repetitive patterns that we can’t seem to break — feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do. As a psychodynamic therapist, I invite you to explore the places that you tend to avoid or keep hidden. Through this process you will deepen your self-awareness and gain greater insight into any struggles, patterns, and problems you are facing in life, thus opening new possibilities and ways of engaging in life more fully as yourself.
(612) 688-5110 View (612) 688-5110
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Jade Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
Jade loves working with people who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, fear around death and dying, and specifically specializes in supporting people who are moving through traumatic forms of grief. She will strive to help you heal trauma, integrate losses, amplify joy in moments of despair, and work to uncover ways to honor the life lived. Jade also enjoys working with deconstructing (and possibly reconstructing) faith or spirituality. Jade supports all religions, no religion, and spiritual-but-not-religious.
Jade loves working with people who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, fear around death and dying, and specifically specializes in supporting people who are moving through traumatic forms of grief. She will strive to help you heal trauma, integrate losses, amplify joy in moments of despair, and work to uncover ways to honor the life lived. Jade also enjoys working with deconstructing (and possibly reconstructing) faith or spirituality. Jade supports all religions, no religion, and spiritual-but-not-religious.
(612) 979-1877 View (612) 979-1877
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Paige Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I have a personal commitment to working with grief and loss, and those recovering from trauma.
I specialize in working with adults who are looking for a space to learn about and feel compassion towards themselves. I became a therapist because of the inherent value I believe that being seen, known, and held by another can provide. I understand the significance of and deeply value the therapeutic relationship, which I believe is one of the most powerful tools for change. I use warmth, humility, humor, and empathy to approach my clients. I often work with adults coping with depression, anxiety, grief, the after-effects of trauma, perinatal and postpartum concerns, and familial and relationship issues.
I have a personal commitment to working with grief and loss, and those recovering from trauma.
I specialize in working with adults who are looking for a space to learn about and feel compassion towards themselves. I became a therapist because of the inherent value I believe that being seen, known, and held by another can provide. I understand the significance of and deeply value the therapeutic relationship, which I believe is one of the most powerful tools for change. I use warmth, humility, humor, and empathy to approach my clients. I often work with adults coping with depression, anxiety, grief, the after-effects of trauma, perinatal and postpartum concerns, and familial and relationship issues.
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Janet Uri-Jones
Psychologist, MA LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55410  (Online Only)
My clients include people coping with: self-worth, anxiety, depression, grief and loss.
Many people are finding life more difficult these days. There is often so much to deal with in our personal lives, add the impact of world events and it can all just be too much. Having someone to listen and support you can make a big difference in coping with your struggles and not feeling alone. I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like being listened to and understood. My focus in therapy is to help you get relief from your pain and explore ways to cope with life’s ongoing challenges.
My clients include people coping with: self-worth, anxiety, depression, grief and loss.
Many people are finding life more difficult these days. There is often so much to deal with in our personal lives, add the impact of world events and it can all just be too much. Having someone to listen and support you can make a big difference in coping with your struggles and not feeling alone. I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like being listened to and understood. My focus in therapy is to help you get relief from your pain and explore ways to cope with life’s ongoing challenges.
(952) 243-3143 View (952) 243-3143
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Bruce E Fischer
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I work with all types of addictions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and grief.
I've been working with adults and teens for over 47 years. My approach is empathic, direct, and thoughtful. Given I have a wide background in my training, I adapt my therapeutic approach to your needs. I find that effective therapy is a collaborative approach where we work together to understand your concerns, their origins and most importantly what can be done to bring about both the internal and behavioral changes that will be beneficial to you. My goal in therapy is to help integrate your shame and vulnerabilities into a healthy identity grounded in self-esteem and pride.
I work with all types of addictions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and grief.
I've been working with adults and teens for over 47 years. My approach is empathic, direct, and thoughtful. Given I have a wide background in my training, I adapt my therapeutic approach to your needs. I find that effective therapy is a collaborative approach where we work together to understand your concerns, their origins and most importantly what can be done to bring about both the internal and behavioral changes that will be beneficial to you. My goal in therapy is to help integrate your shame and vulnerabilities into a healthy identity grounded in self-esteem and pride.
(612) 223-7345 View (612) 223-7345
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Katie Eisold
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CCLS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55435
In addition to my work with grief and loss, I enjoy working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, and children (10+) with a variety of mental health concerns. I have significant experience working with people coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, I recognize how unique grief is to each one of us. I work to normalize and validate the diversity of one's grief experiences to promote hope and healing.
In addition to my work with grief and loss, I enjoy working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, and children (10+) with a variety of mental health concerns. I have significant experience working with people coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, I recognize how unique grief is to each one of us. I work to normalize and validate the diversity of one's grief experiences to promote hope and healing.
(952) 234-6310 View (952) 234-6310
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Alessandra Gaglio
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Waitlist for new clients
I am particularly interested in working with disenfranchised grief, generational trauma, and attachment.
In therapy I value equity, collaboration, humor, and patience. I believe in a holistic approach where we consider the individual not as a set of symptoms, but as a whole, complex, capable human being. You are the expert in your own life– in our work I will strive to provide support, reflection, and camaraderie as you seek out a life that fulfills you.
I am particularly interested in working with disenfranchised grief, generational trauma, and attachment.
In therapy I value equity, collaboration, humor, and patience. I believe in a holistic approach where we consider the individual not as a set of symptoms, but as a whole, complex, capable human being. You are the expert in your own life– in our work I will strive to provide support, reflection, and camaraderie as you seek out a life that fulfills you.
(612) 482-4503 View (612) 482-4503
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Mindy Glover
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Unexpected loss.
I specialize in working with adults, couples, non-monogamous relationships, and families, traditional and non-traditional. I come from a communication and conflict resolution background. This knowledge and experience uniquely positions me to help clients repair relationships or negotiate boundaries for healthier ways of relating with others.
Unexpected loss.
I specialize in working with adults, couples, non-monogamous relationships, and families, traditional and non-traditional. I come from a communication and conflict resolution background. This knowledge and experience uniquely positions me to help clients repair relationships or negotiate boundaries for healthier ways of relating with others.
(612) 361-3573 View (612) 361-3573
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Nora Gyarfas
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
I specialize in pregnancy and postpartum issues, grief and loss, immigration, relationship issues, and developmental trauma (formerly referred to as personality disorders).
I welcome the unfiltered essence of You. I enjoy working with couples, polycules, and families. As an immigrant, I am passionate about issues regarding ambiguous loss and intergenerational trauma. I practice through a non-pathologizing lens that respects the social and environmental context of your experience. Using Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, and Attachment theories, I work collaboratively with your past and explore how it informs your present. Together, we can take inventory of ideologies you want to keep, and shed those that were passed down to you without your consent.
I specialize in pregnancy and postpartum issues, grief and loss, immigration, relationship issues, and developmental trauma (formerly referred to as personality disorders).
I welcome the unfiltered essence of You. I enjoy working with couples, polycules, and families. As an immigrant, I am passionate about issues regarding ambiguous loss and intergenerational trauma. I practice through a non-pathologizing lens that respects the social and environmental context of your experience. Using Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, and Attachment theories, I work collaboratively with your past and explore how it informs your present. Together, we can take inventory of ideologies you want to keep, and shed those that were passed down to you without your consent.
(612) 324-0863 View (612) 324-0863

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.