Grief Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Jessie Kissinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63104
I believe counseling is most powerful when it sensitizes you to what’s happening in your mind, heart, and body and helps you meet whatever you find with compassion. Feeling your feels (literally) is the first step to making sense of them. Within that confusion is the possibility of deeper self-knowledge and freedom. I find it helpful to use yoga and mindfulness practices to keep you grounded as you explore big emotions, and I enjoy working with people who want to bring the wisdom of the body into their therapeutic work—whether that’s processing loss, trauma, change, overwhelm, spiritual concerns, or feeling stuck and disconnected.
I believe counseling is most powerful when it sensitizes you to what’s happening in your mind, heart, and body and helps you meet whatever you find with compassion. Feeling your feels (literally) is the first step to making sense of them. Within that confusion is the possibility of deeper self-knowledge and freedom. I find it helpful to use yoga and mindfulness practices to keep you grounded as you explore big emotions, and I enjoy working with people who want to bring the wisdom of the body into their therapeutic work—whether that’s processing loss, trauma, change, overwhelm, spiritual concerns, or feeling stuck and disconnected.
(314) 907-2945 View (314) 907-2945
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Tommy Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Welcome, fellow Travelers---on the journey to your new beginnings! I enjoy working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and have experience in both hospital and school settings, in addition to private practice. My background includes working with survivors of abuse, those dealing with depression and anxiety, individuals working through grief and other life transitions. If you are ready to explore the next destination on your life journey, please contact me!
Welcome, fellow Travelers---on the journey to your new beginnings! I enjoy working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and have experience in both hospital and school settings, in addition to private practice. My background includes working with survivors of abuse, those dealing with depression and anxiety, individuals working through grief and other life transitions. If you are ready to explore the next destination on your life journey, please contact me!
(314) 300-0335 View (314) 300-0335
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Tim Gravier
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141  (Online Only)
Stress? Anxiety? Feeling stuck? Let’s talk! Things impact our mental health each day, making us feel stuck. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, yet incorporate other modalities to assist in coping with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and the stressors of your daily life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri since 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters of Education in Counseling. I am certified as an Executive Coach and a Six Sigma Green Belt in Process Improvement.
Stress? Anxiety? Feeling stuck? Let’s talk! Things impact our mental health each day, making us feel stuck. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, yet incorporate other modalities to assist in coping with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and the stressors of your daily life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri since 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters of Education in Counseling. I am certified as an Executive Coach and a Six Sigma Green Belt in Process Improvement.
(314) 742-8276 View (314) 742-8276
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John A Ware
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
I see my role as one who can help clarify and encourage strategies to strengthen one's ability to navigate through stresses and pain. Together, we can develop plans to deal with challenging issues and life transitions in marriage, family, and professional or work situations. My career and life experiences have provided me with unique real world insights into the issues facing men and women today. I understand people who are coping with the difficult balancing of inter-personal relationships, family relationships, and work-related issues including, with increasing frequency, the stress, anxiety and uncertainty created by job loss or career transition.
I see my role as one who can help clarify and encourage strategies to strengthen one's ability to navigate through stresses and pain. Together, we can develop plans to deal with challenging issues and life transitions in marriage, family, and professional or work situations. My career and life experiences have provided me with unique real world insights into the issues facing men and women today. I understand people who are coping with the difficult balancing of inter-personal relationships, family relationships, and work-related issues including, with increasing frequency, the stress, anxiety and uncertainty created by job loss or career transition.
(314) 596-2940 View (314) 596-2940
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Kela L Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63136
Kela is a Trauma-Informed therapist who works especially well with anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders, loneliness, social isolation, grief/loss, societal pressures, and couples.
Kela Woods is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 10 years experience in Behavioral Health & Social Services. She obtained a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri. Kela’s work experience includes mental health assessments, diagnosing, treatment planning, referrals, crisis intervention and de-escalation. As a therapist Kela is here to listen, to validate, and to provide support in a safe and non-judgemental setting. Kela’s counseling style is warm, empathetic, and client-centered.
Kela is a Trauma-Informed therapist who works especially well with anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders, loneliness, social isolation, grief/loss, societal pressures, and couples.
Kela Woods is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 10 years experience in Behavioral Health & Social Services. She obtained a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri. Kela’s work experience includes mental health assessments, diagnosing, treatment planning, referrals, crisis intervention and de-escalation. As a therapist Kela is here to listen, to validate, and to provide support in a safe and non-judgemental setting. Kela’s counseling style is warm, empathetic, and client-centered.
(314) 742-9392 View (314) 742-9392
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Laura Peroutka
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Through a focus on insight and empowerment, I help clients heal wounds incurred against their bodies, minds and/or spirit allowing them to feel stronger, more accepting, more whole, more clear, and more motivated for change. I have a special interest in issues such as trauma/PTSD, self-esteem, identity, perfectionism, loss, anger, depression and life transitions. My style is empathic and supportive, but also truthful and authentic. When appropriate I will utilize my sense of humor, celebrate small steps, and seek out the simple joys that can guide us through dark times.
Through a focus on insight and empowerment, I help clients heal wounds incurred against their bodies, minds and/or spirit allowing them to feel stronger, more accepting, more whole, more clear, and more motivated for change. I have a special interest in issues such as trauma/PTSD, self-esteem, identity, perfectionism, loss, anger, depression and life transitions. My style is empathic and supportive, but also truthful and authentic. When appropriate I will utilize my sense of humor, celebrate small steps, and seek out the simple joys that can guide us through dark times.
(314) 736-3649 View (314) 736-3649
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Levi Levin
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
My background in social work, grief, and caregiving taught me that we are unconscious caregivers for ourselves – regardless of our relation to others near to us.
Hey! I’m Levi. I invite you to take a moment in your search to exhale with me. I appreciate you finding your way to me today. What’s more, I appreciate the world you exist in right now. No matter your stage of life, or which part(s) of your internal and external worlds you want to discuss – I will arrive in gentle kindness to strategize with you toward digestible approaches to life problems. You need not have “one big issue” that brings you to our space. In the words of my favorite band, Yo La Tengo: “Let’s be undecided, let’s take our time; and sooner or later, we will know our mind.”
My background in social work, grief, and caregiving taught me that we are unconscious caregivers for ourselves – regardless of our relation to others near to us.
Hey! I’m Levi. I invite you to take a moment in your search to exhale with me. I appreciate you finding your way to me today. What’s more, I appreciate the world you exist in right now. No matter your stage of life, or which part(s) of your internal and external worlds you want to discuss – I will arrive in gentle kindness to strategize with you toward digestible approaches to life problems. You need not have “one big issue” that brings you to our space. In the words of my favorite band, Yo La Tengo: “Let’s be undecided, let’s take our time; and sooner or later, we will know our mind.”
(314) 866-9960 View (314) 866-9960
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Chundra Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63146  (Online Only)
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Psychotherapy and education, Behavioral Intervention, Grief and Loss Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia.
Hi! My name is Chundra and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in 6 states (AR, MO, KS, IL, OH, TX), looking to help you feel empowered on your journey of growth. I am here to empower you to consider different perspectives along your journey. You have already made a huge decision to seek help so allow me to assist you on this healing journey. I offer support and coaching to individuals who are experiencing significant life changes and are seeking personal growth as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, adjustment issues, relationship issues, and insomnia.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Psychotherapy and education, Behavioral Intervention, Grief and Loss Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia.
Hi! My name is Chundra and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in 6 states (AR, MO, KS, IL, OH, TX), looking to help you feel empowered on your journey of growth. I am here to empower you to consider different perspectives along your journey. You have already made a huge decision to seek help so allow me to assist you on this healing journey. I offer support and coaching to individuals who are experiencing significant life changes and are seeking personal growth as well as those suffering from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, adjustment issues, relationship issues, and insomnia.
(314) 912-1157 View (314) 912-1157
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Andy Kerckhoff
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I help individuals with depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, trauma, grief, or shame. Many of my clients are in major life transitions. I help people become more aware of their emotional responses to stressors and to find better ways to manage their inner lives. I can help you become more empowered to make wiser decisions with a stronger sense of self, so you will be more satisfied with your life.
I help individuals with depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, trauma, grief, or shame. Many of my clients are in major life transitions. I help people become more aware of their emotional responses to stressors and to find better ways to manage their inner lives. I can help you become more empowered to make wiser decisions with a stronger sense of self, so you will be more satisfied with your life.
(636) 215-6600 View (636) 215-6600
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Lisa Mottola Ernst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63127
My goal is meet you in your struggle. Whether it’s grief, anxiety, loss, life transitions or relationship issues, we can work to navigate these difficult times together. The path can be windy often giving us unexpected challenges with little warning or preparation. Your thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes can be shared aloud in a safe space.
My goal is meet you in your struggle. Whether it’s grief, anxiety, loss, life transitions or relationship issues, we can work to navigate these difficult times together. The path can be windy often giving us unexpected challenges with little warning or preparation. Your thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes can be shared aloud in a safe space.
(314) 470-4503 View (314) 470-4503
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Megan Seidman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Whatever the reason that has led you to seek therapy services, I am here to listen. I offer a gentle, compassionate and non-judgmental environment, providing my clients with a safe space where they will feel heard and supported. Whether you are struggling with a significant life event, feeling unsatisfied in a relationship or job, coping with loss, or experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, I believe that you are capable of making meaningful change. Employing a strengths-based, collaborative approach, together we will work toward developing a clear path to achieve your goals and lead a more purposeful and satisfying life.
Whatever the reason that has led you to seek therapy services, I am here to listen. I offer a gentle, compassionate and non-judgmental environment, providing my clients with a safe space where they will feel heard and supported. Whether you are struggling with a significant life event, feeling unsatisfied in a relationship or job, coping with loss, or experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, I believe that you are capable of making meaningful change. Employing a strengths-based, collaborative approach, together we will work toward developing a clear path to achieve your goals and lead a more purposeful and satisfying life.
(314) 370-2268 x702 View (314) 370-2268 x702
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Pamela A Behnen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Are you looking for deeper and lasting psychological development? As a certified Jungian Analyst, my work involves soul-building, connecting to your most authentic and alive self, centering on the search for meaning and purpose. Analysis can provide lasting change for those dealing with loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, as well as survivors of trauma. I have more than twenty years experience in dream work, mindfulness, and the creative process. I am a senior training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the IAAP.
Are you looking for deeper and lasting psychological development? As a certified Jungian Analyst, my work involves soul-building, connecting to your most authentic and alive self, centering on the search for meaning and purpose. Analysis can provide lasting change for those dealing with loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, as well as survivors of trauma. I have more than twenty years experience in dream work, mindfulness, and the creative process. I am a senior training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the IAAP.
(314) 238-8039 View (314) 238-8039
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Sarah Howell
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Are you feeling trapped in a dizzying maze of emotional distress and longing for deeper connections but struggling due to grief, unresolved trauma, or a loved one’s illness? Whether you're wrestling with the shadows of a difficult past, feeling the sting of relationship trauma, or navigating grief, I'm here to help. I understand the pain of feeling alone, stuck and craving a deeper connection. Picture yourself escaping the labyrinth of emotional distress and imagine the warmth and safety of a secure connection with yourself and others. Envision a future where you feel safe, secure, loved, and soothed.
Are you feeling trapped in a dizzying maze of emotional distress and longing for deeper connections but struggling due to grief, unresolved trauma, or a loved one’s illness? Whether you're wrestling with the shadows of a difficult past, feeling the sting of relationship trauma, or navigating grief, I'm here to help. I understand the pain of feeling alone, stuck and craving a deeper connection. Picture yourself escaping the labyrinth of emotional distress and imagine the warmth and safety of a secure connection with yourself and others. Envision a future where you feel safe, secure, loved, and soothed.
(314) 350-8734 View (314) 350-8734
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Denise Frisella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63127  (Online Only)
I specialize in EMDR trauma therapy, grief and loss, depression and fostering general mental health and wellness. My practice is anchored in offering a compassionate space that promotes healing. Together we'll work toward releasing blockages and nurturing your path to recovery as you evolve and deepen your self connection. ​
I specialize in EMDR trauma therapy, grief and loss, depression and fostering general mental health and wellness. My practice is anchored in offering a compassionate space that promotes healing. Together we'll work toward releasing blockages and nurturing your path to recovery as you evolve and deepen your self connection. ​
(636) 422-5684 View (636) 422-5684
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Mallory Cohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63128
Waitlist for new clients
I'm passionate about helping adults and couples find healing, empowerment, growth, and meaning in their lives. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, relationship and attachment issues, life transitions, and grief. I'm especially dedicated to working with LGBTQIA+ and nonmonogamous clients. I practice from a humanistic standpoint, integrating psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based strategies drawn from a variety of approaches in order to personalize therapy to the individual client’s values, goals, and strengths.
I'm passionate about helping adults and couples find healing, empowerment, growth, and meaning in their lives. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, relationship and attachment issues, life transitions, and grief. I'm especially dedicated to working with LGBTQIA+ and nonmonogamous clients. I practice from a humanistic standpoint, integrating psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based strategies drawn from a variety of approaches in order to personalize therapy to the individual client’s values, goals, and strengths.
(314) 886-8640 View (314) 886-8640
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Ann H Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
Also in Grief, Relationship Problems, Depression, Anxiety, Work & Career issues, and Stress Management.
Is Therapy for you? Life is an incredible journey but is not without its challenges. While some of those experiences are beyond our control, many are the outcome of our choices. We can find ourselves in unfulfilling relationships, challenging times or lack luster careers. Our thoughts can take us to negative places where depression, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed may take control. Usually people seek out therapy when they are having a hard time managing it alone. It's one of those things that we resist, convinced that we can work it out ourselves. Most of the times we do yet when we feel unhappy, therapy can help.
Also in Grief, Relationship Problems, Depression, Anxiety, Work & Career issues, and Stress Management.
Is Therapy for you? Life is an incredible journey but is not without its challenges. While some of those experiences are beyond our control, many are the outcome of our choices. We can find ourselves in unfulfilling relationships, challenging times or lack luster careers. Our thoughts can take us to negative places where depression, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed may take control. Usually people seek out therapy when they are having a hard time managing it alone. It's one of those things that we resist, convinced that we can work it out ourselves. Most of the times we do yet when we feel unhappy, therapy can help.
(314) 514-4041 View (314) 514-4041
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Luann Spencer-Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Goals of improving relationships and seeing yourself more positively, to resolve issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief.
When life has its challenges there is hope. Finding the right therapist during these challenges is important. As your therapist, I will focus on improvement in your relationships, developing personal goals for growth, and finding your own voice.
Goals of improving relationships and seeing yourself more positively, to resolve issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief.
When life has its challenges there is hope. Finding the right therapist during these challenges is important. As your therapist, I will focus on improvement in your relationships, developing personal goals for growth, and finding your own voice.
(314) 403-2924 View (314) 403-2924
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Susie Berg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CPAT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I have professional training in DBT, CBT, Domestic Violence, Spirituality, Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Women's Issues, Marriage and Family and Career Counseling.
I believe a core element of growth lies in the understanding that the only thing you have control over is your thinking and response to any given situation. I seek to provide an atmosphere of non-judgmental support so that you can educate and empower yourself to no longer believe your happiness and contentment lies in anything outside yourself. I invite you, from the heart, to start your journey and discover how to take charge of your wellbeing.
I have professional training in DBT, CBT, Domestic Violence, Spirituality, Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Women's Issues, Marriage and Family and Career Counseling.
I believe a core element of growth lies in the understanding that the only thing you have control over is your thinking and response to any given situation. I seek to provide an atmosphere of non-judgmental support so that you can educate and empower yourself to no longer believe your happiness and contentment lies in anything outside yourself. I invite you, from the heart, to start your journey and discover how to take charge of your wellbeing.
(314) 470-9217 View (314) 470-9217
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Kathy Bearman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Feeling confused, depressed or overwhelmed? I can help. Talking with someone who listens without judging, understands your concerns and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I provide a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where you can safely explore personal issues and conflicts. Together we will work to create a greater sense of peace, balance and fulfillment within your life. I work with teens, adults and couples seeking help with issues such as grief or loss, cancer support, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and stress. I often incorporate meditation, mindfulness and imagery techniques along with more traditional approaches if clients desire.
Feeling confused, depressed or overwhelmed? I can help. Talking with someone who listens without judging, understands your concerns and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I provide a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where you can safely explore personal issues and conflicts. Together we will work to create a greater sense of peace, balance and fulfillment within your life. I work with teens, adults and couples seeking help with issues such as grief or loss, cancer support, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and stress. I often incorporate meditation, mindfulness and imagery techniques along with more traditional approaches if clients desire.
(314) 582-0916 View (314) 582-0916
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Evan Dir
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
My specialty is helping people who are survivors of traumatic experiences, those facing experiences of anxiety, depression, and grief, and those who want to embark on a journey of self-discovery and revelation.
As a clinical social worker, I bring a strengths-based, empowerment-based, and relational focus into the therapy room. Utilizing a holistic approach that considers our past and present experiences, environments, relationships, cultural influences, beliefs, values, and identities, I work with clients to build a deeper understanding of themselves, their world, and their desires. This kind of understanding ultimately helps us make meaningful connections, reconnect with our inherent power, and take control of our lives.
My specialty is helping people who are survivors of traumatic experiences, those facing experiences of anxiety, depression, and grief, and those who want to embark on a journey of self-discovery and revelation.
As a clinical social worker, I bring a strengths-based, empowerment-based, and relational focus into the therapy room. Utilizing a holistic approach that considers our past and present experiences, environments, relationships, cultural influences, beliefs, values, and identities, I work with clients to build a deeper understanding of themselves, their world, and their desires. This kind of understanding ultimately helps us make meaningful connections, reconnect with our inherent power, and take control of our lives.
(314) 916-9566 View (314) 916-9566

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.