Grief Therapists in Southaven, MS

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Angie Thomason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Do you seek support and guidance in making changes needed to have a fulfilling life? In my 20 years of clinical practice as a therapist, it has been my honor to assist hundreds of people find their unique strengths for healing past trauma, learn coping skills for anxiety and depression, recover from loss or substance use, and develop those new skills to become the person they are meant to be. Transition from what we know can be a scary thing, let me travel that road with you.
Do you seek support and guidance in making changes needed to have a fulfilling life? In my 20 years of clinical practice as a therapist, it has been my honor to assist hundreds of people find their unique strengths for healing past trauma, learn coping skills for anxiety and depression, recover from loss or substance use, and develop those new skills to become the person they are meant to be. Transition from what we know can be a scary thing, let me travel that road with you.
(662) 655-2825 View (662) 655-2825
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Jessica Stockman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
Waitlist for new clients
I currently work with individuals and families who are experiencing the struggles associated with grief, anxiety, relationship stress and difficulties, depression, trauma, and many other concerns and/or difficulties.
Are you currently struggling with concerns that leave you feeling powerless, worthless, in less control, or find yourself not knowing what to do, but know that you need to do something? If so, please know that you are not alone. We all have our daily struggles, but sometimes these struggles can become overwhelming and burdensome. This is when an outside, objective perspective may be helpful. I can be that perspective for you. Please call so that I might be of service to you and your needs.
I currently work with individuals and families who are experiencing the struggles associated with grief, anxiety, relationship stress and difficulties, depression, trauma, and many other concerns and/or difficulties.
Are you currently struggling with concerns that leave you feeling powerless, worthless, in less control, or find yourself not knowing what to do, but know that you need to do something? If so, please know that you are not alone. We all have our daily struggles, but sometimes these struggles can become overwhelming and burdensome. This is when an outside, objective perspective may be helpful. I can be that perspective for you. Please call so that I might be of service to you and your needs.
(801) 872-9365 View (801) 872-9365
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Kimberly Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
Areas of Focus: depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, PTSD, anger management, self-esteem/worth, trauma informed care, and career coaching.
Maybe you have battled with yourself about the following questions: Why begin this journey? Why believe in myself when no one else does? Why keep trying because I have failed before? Why start when I feel alone? Why try when I feel weak? Am I worthy enough to experience a healthy life? I understand the thoughts that might hinder you from taking the next step. I'm here to support and remind you that You Matter, so take the step.
Areas of Focus: depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, PTSD, anger management, self-esteem/worth, trauma informed care, and career coaching.
Maybe you have battled with yourself about the following questions: Why begin this journey? Why believe in myself when no one else does? Why keep trying because I have failed before? Why start when I feel alone? Why try when I feel weak? Am I worthy enough to experience a healthy life? I understand the thoughts that might hinder you from taking the next step. I'm here to support and remind you that You Matter, so take the step.
(662) 506-4447 View (662) 506-4447
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Hallie Bloom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CT, CCLS, PBS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Hallie is a licensed professional counselor, a certified grief counselor, educator, pet bereavement specialist, and a certified child life specialist. I practice at MERCI, (Mental and Emotional Resource Center) in Memphis, Tennessee, providing individual sessions, focused on grief and loss, pet loss, addiction, recovery and all mental health issues. My Child Life training and 30 years of experience, provides me with the knowledge and abilities to work with children, adolescents and their families who are dealing with acute, chronic and terminal illness. Change in our lives is constant and often go unrecognized as Grief issues.
Hallie is a licensed professional counselor, a certified grief counselor, educator, pet bereavement specialist, and a certified child life specialist. I practice at MERCI, (Mental and Emotional Resource Center) in Memphis, Tennessee, providing individual sessions, focused on grief and loss, pet loss, addiction, recovery and all mental health issues. My Child Life training and 30 years of experience, provides me with the knowledge and abilities to work with children, adolescents and their families who are dealing with acute, chronic and terminal illness. Change in our lives is constant and often go unrecognized as Grief issues.
(901) 641-1127 View (901) 641-1127
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Vickie Taylor Rucker
MSp, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38672  (Online Only)
With many years of serving a various population of clients, I offer telehealth experienced counseling services. Specializing in (but not limited to) adolescent behavioral therapy, A&D recovery therapy, family and marital counseling, grief therapy and life coaching.
With many years of serving a various population of clients, I offer telehealth experienced counseling services. Specializing in (but not limited to) adolescent behavioral therapy, A&D recovery therapy, family and marital counseling, grief therapy and life coaching.
(901) 910-0951 View (901) 910-0951
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Jaimie Walker Dutoit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, MHSP
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Waitlist for new clients
In my experience as a counselor, I have worked substance use disorders, mood disorders, process addictions, trauma-related issues, grief and loss, and suicidal ideation.
I am accepting new supervisees for licensure in MS & TN, in addition to any EMDR trained therapist needing consultation or working towards certification. I believe in a tailored approach to meet clients where they are and work together to develop a road map for his or her journey through change. I specialize in using a combination of EMDR with mindfulness, Ego State Therapy, CBT/DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Expressive Art Therapy to assist clients in the healing process. I have experience working with dual-diagnosis population in both individual and group settings.
In my experience as a counselor, I have worked substance use disorders, mood disorders, process addictions, trauma-related issues, grief and loss, and suicidal ideation.
I am accepting new supervisees for licensure in MS & TN, in addition to any EMDR trained therapist needing consultation or working towards certification. I believe in a tailored approach to meet clients where they are and work together to develop a road map for his or her journey through change. I specialize in using a combination of EMDR with mindfulness, Ego State Therapy, CBT/DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Expressive Art Therapy to assist clients in the healing process. I have experience working with dual-diagnosis population in both individual and group settings.
(662) 318-4239 View (662) 318-4239
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Tonya Andrews
Counselor, PLPC, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
When you find yourself experiencing what you hoped you would never have to endure, I am here to help. You are not alone. As a trauma and grief specialist, I am here to walk beside you in your journey toward healing and learning to live again. My office is a safe and nurturing environment where you can feel heard and in control. I utilize a person-centered approach where I truly listen to your feelings and your needs and then support you as we find ways to help you heal. My office is the place where you can drop off that heavy baggage and learn how not to pick it back up when you leave.
When you find yourself experiencing what you hoped you would never have to endure, I am here to help. You are not alone. As a trauma and grief specialist, I am here to walk beside you in your journey toward healing and learning to live again. My office is a safe and nurturing environment where you can feel heard and in control. I utilize a person-centered approach where I truly listen to your feelings and your needs and then support you as we find ways to help you heal. My office is the place where you can drop off that heavy baggage and learn how not to pick it back up when you leave.
(662) 493-3206 View (662) 493-3206
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Tamila Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Divorce, Grief, Developmental Delay, Abuse/Trauma, Social Skills Group, Medical Issues, Stress, Low Self-Esteem.
I am a Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Children often go through many difficult things and don't know how to cope in healthy ways. Their little minds struggle to communicate their needs, which can leave parents feeling lost and helpless. With over 25 years of experience working with children, I help guide them in understanding and communicating their feelings and needs. Through the use of Play Therapy I can help children and their families create healthier relationships, which can decrease the stress for the whole family.
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Divorce, Grief, Developmental Delay, Abuse/Trauma, Social Skills Group, Medical Issues, Stress, Low Self-Esteem.
I am a Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Children often go through many difficult things and don't know how to cope in healthy ways. Their little minds struggle to communicate their needs, which can leave parents feeling lost and helpless. With over 25 years of experience working with children, I help guide them in understanding and communicating their feelings and needs. Through the use of Play Therapy I can help children and their families create healthier relationships, which can decrease the stress for the whole family.
(662) 655-2475 View (662) 655-2475
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Stacey Guthrie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Areas of Expertise: • Anxiety • Depression • Trauma • Grief • Family Systems •Behavior • Interpersonal Relationships • Social Skills • Stress • Autism •Developmental Delay • Mood Regulation • Low Frustration Tolerance.
Stacey is a Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with children through the use of Play Therapy. She wanted to offer her love for helping children gain the tools needed to learn how to process emotions, heal from trauma, and learn how to communicate their emotional needs to others in a healthy way. Play is a natural expression for children and the best way to meet their needs. Play is a safe way for children to tell their stories. She works with children beginning at age 3 through age 9.
Areas of Expertise: • Anxiety • Depression • Trauma • Grief • Family Systems •Behavior • Interpersonal Relationships • Social Skills • Stress • Autism •Developmental Delay • Mood Regulation • Low Frustration Tolerance.
Stacey is a Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with children through the use of Play Therapy. She wanted to offer her love for helping children gain the tools needed to learn how to process emotions, heal from trauma, and learn how to communicate their emotional needs to others in a healthy way. Play is a natural expression for children and the best way to meet their needs. Play is a safe way for children to tell their stories. She works with children beginning at age 3 through age 9.
(662) 502-5644 View (662) 502-5644
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Jaqueline Carter
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Are you or someone you know going through a rough patch? Life's troubles getting you down? Let me provide empowerment in your time of need. I understand that a stressor can effect you or the entire family. I am licensed in the state of Mississippi. I have experience working with adults, adolescence, and children on finding the coping skills they need to conquer everyday living. So if you or your child/adolescent is struggling with anger, anxiety, depression, bereavement, divorce recovery, communication building, or trauma, I would love to help you in your time of need.
Are you or someone you know going through a rough patch? Life's troubles getting you down? Let me provide empowerment in your time of need. I understand that a stressor can effect you or the entire family. I am licensed in the state of Mississippi. I have experience working with adults, adolescence, and children on finding the coping skills they need to conquer everyday living. So if you or your child/adolescent is struggling with anger, anxiety, depression, bereavement, divorce recovery, communication building, or trauma, I would love to help you in your time of need.
(662) 235-9063 View (662) 235-9063
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Amy L Henderson
Counselor, MA, P-LPC
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
Are you unsure of what the next right step is? I would like to come alongside you to help you reach your goals by uncovering challenges and identifying strengths. Providing an unbiased environment where you feel safe to be transparent, as well as supported in taking on challenges, is my priority. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of mental health concerns, including behavioral issues, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, depression, and addiction.
Are you unsure of what the next right step is? I would like to come alongside you to help you reach your goals by uncovering challenges and identifying strengths. Providing an unbiased environment where you feel safe to be transparent, as well as supported in taking on challenges, is my priority. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of mental health concerns, including behavioral issues, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, depression, and addiction.
(662) 967-3818 View (662) 967-3818
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Marilyn M Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
WELCOME TO A MORE FULFILLING AND CREATIVE LIFE... If you are struggling with personal, relational and professional difficulties, you will know you are respected and valued as we explore solutions. Counseling can help you find hope and strength to meet your goals despite whatever is causing you stress or pain. Varied counseling techniques which are supportive, compassionate and practical can meet your needs for conflict resolution, family psychotherapy, abuse, and/or grief recovery. Together we can work toward realizing and fulfilling your potential.
WELCOME TO A MORE FULFILLING AND CREATIVE LIFE... If you are struggling with personal, relational and professional difficulties, you will know you are respected and valued as we explore solutions. Counseling can help you find hope and strength to meet your goals despite whatever is causing you stress or pain. Varied counseling techniques which are supportive, compassionate and practical can meet your needs for conflict resolution, family psychotherapy, abuse, and/or grief recovery. Together we can work toward realizing and fulfilling your potential.
(662) 503-8013 View (662) 503-8013
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Shelonda Phillips-McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
I enjoy working with clients of all ages who need help navigating this obstacle course we call life when it presents with such problems as depression, anxiety, anger, behavior problems, grief, stress, relational conflicts, and traumatic events.
Have you acknowledged that you have a problem and are now seeking help? When you talk to family or friends, do you feel like you are not being heard? I believe that the first step in the healing process for any issue is to be "heard" and have someone to listen to you. I provide a safe place for individuals, families, parents, and couples to speak and begin the healing process. My goal is to provide a warm, nurturing, accepting environment that meets the client where they are at.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages who need help navigating this obstacle course we call life when it presents with such problems as depression, anxiety, anger, behavior problems, grief, stress, relational conflicts, and traumatic events.
Have you acknowledged that you have a problem and are now seeking help? When you talk to family or friends, do you feel like you are not being heard? I believe that the first step in the healing process for any issue is to be "heard" and have someone to listen to you. I provide a safe place for individuals, families, parents, and couples to speak and begin the healing process. My goal is to provide a warm, nurturing, accepting environment that meets the client where they are at.
(901) 617-4573 View (901) 617-4573
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Julie Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
Sometimes the first step is the most difficult one to take. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgmental space for clients to be seen, heard, and to explore their struggles. I have over 20 years experience in the field of social work, working with diverse populations. I am licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee. I have experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness and loss of independence, infertility, adoption, divorce recovery, autism, adhd, suicide of a loved one, grief and loss, insecure attachment styles, trauma, and child abuse/neglect. Accepting new clients.
Sometimes the first step is the most difficult one to take. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgmental space for clients to be seen, heard, and to explore their struggles. I have over 20 years experience in the field of social work, working with diverse populations. I am licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee. I have experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness and loss of independence, infertility, adoption, divorce recovery, autism, adhd, suicide of a loved one, grief and loss, insecure attachment styles, trauma, and child abuse/neglect. Accepting new clients.
(662) 878-1507 View (662) 878-1507
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Mary Elizabeth McCollum
Pre-Licensed Professional, P-LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671
I have experience treating anger, depression, anxiety, crises, trauma and PTSD, family conflicts, school issues, peer and relational issues, shame, behavioral problems, and grief.
Hey y'all! When we arrive at therapy, it is often because things in our lives or the lives of loved ones aren't going as we hoped, and it is a joy and privilege to come alongside those courageous enough to ask for help. If we have the opportunity to work together, my hope is that you experience the power of healing in a safe and supportive environment and leave our time together with a renewed sense of peace, joy, and hope. You are a key part of the therapy process, and I promise to work just as hard as I'll ask you to. If you're ready to commit to this process, I am confident we'll find what is effective for you and your family.
I have experience treating anger, depression, anxiety, crises, trauma and PTSD, family conflicts, school issues, peer and relational issues, shame, behavioral problems, and grief.
Hey y'all! When we arrive at therapy, it is often because things in our lives or the lives of loved ones aren't going as we hoped, and it is a joy and privilege to come alongside those courageous enough to ask for help. If we have the opportunity to work together, my hope is that you experience the power of healing in a safe and supportive environment and leave our time together with a renewed sense of peace, joy, and hope. You are a key part of the therapy process, and I promise to work just as hard as I'll ask you to. If you're ready to commit to this process, I am confident we'll find what is effective for you and your family.
(662) 670-7181 View (662) 670-7181
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Walker Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38672
My specialties include serving individuals with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, behavioral problems, grief issues, PTSD, trauma, anger management, stress management, and relationship issues.
Walking into wellness begins with a single step! Don't stay stuck! Let's take the step together! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in technology assisted counseling. I earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Arkansas State University. I provided counseling in a variety of mental health settings including outpatient counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and the United States Navy. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, children, couples, families, active duty military, retired military, and veterans.
My specialties include serving individuals with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, behavioral problems, grief issues, PTSD, trauma, anger management, stress management, and relationship issues.
Walking into wellness begins with a single step! Don't stay stuck! Let's take the step together! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in technology assisted counseling. I earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Arkansas State University. I provided counseling in a variety of mental health settings including outpatient counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and the United States Navy. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, children, couples, families, active duty military, retired military, and veterans.
(870) 551-3371 View (870) 551-3371
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LaDonna Pybus
Counselor, MS, P-LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
If you find yourself in a place of uncertainty, pain, or despair, please remember there is hope, healing, and the potential for a brighter future. Recovery is not just about returning to the status quo. It's about emerging from adversity with newfound strength and resilience that embraces your authentic self and aligns with your values and aspirations. If you're ready to embark on a journey towards improved mental well-being, greater self-awareness, and a more fulfilling life, I'm here to walk beside you. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space that allows free expression of thoughts and feelings.
If you find yourself in a place of uncertainty, pain, or despair, please remember there is hope, healing, and the potential for a brighter future. Recovery is not just about returning to the status quo. It's about emerging from adversity with newfound strength and resilience that embraces your authentic self and aligns with your values and aspirations. If you're ready to embark on a journey towards improved mental well-being, greater self-awareness, and a more fulfilling life, I'm here to walk beside you. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space that allows free expression of thoughts and feelings.
(662) 338-0979 View (662) 338-0979
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A Peace Of Peace Life Consultant, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38671  (Online Only)
Life-changing events are happening everyday of our life whether good or bad. I believe there are three fundamentals that are necessary in achieving mental healthiness. They are self-love, purpose, and value; without these attributes this could bring about some form of mental discord. I specialize in working with people who are striving to live a more meaningful life consisting of internal healing. I treat individuals who struggle with anger, depression, PTSD, self-esteem, trauma, other everyday life issues, and interpersonal concerns. Clients are unique individuals with different needs. Therefore, you are the expert of yourself.
Life-changing events are happening everyday of our life whether good or bad. I believe there are three fundamentals that are necessary in achieving mental healthiness. They are self-love, purpose, and value; without these attributes this could bring about some form of mental discord. I specialize in working with people who are striving to live a more meaningful life consisting of internal healing. I treat individuals who struggle with anger, depression, PTSD, self-esteem, trauma, other everyday life issues, and interpersonal concerns. Clients are unique individuals with different needs. Therefore, you are the expert of yourself.
(662) 506-4294 View (662) 506-4294
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Jeremy Erickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA MFTC, CSAT , EMDR II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southaven, MS 38671
My main goal in therapy is to meet people where they are in their brokenness and pain with empathy and understanding. Many situations in life can be painful and difficult to deal with, but they do not have to be dealt with alone. As your therapist, it is my mission to have you work towards healthier relationships with yourself and others by equipping you with tools and moving through obstacles together.
My main goal in therapy is to meet people where they are in their brokenness and pain with empathy and understanding. Many situations in life can be painful and difficult to deal with, but they do not have to be dealt with alone. As your therapist, it is my mission to have you work towards healthier relationships with yourself and others by equipping you with tools and moving through obstacles together.
(769) 287-8217 View (769) 287-8217
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Sarah Ann Edinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southaven, MS 38672
Children and youth sometimes have much more difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way in than adults. It is difficult to watch your child suffer with anxiety, depression, stress, or any variety of situations that impact daily living. Children and youth may not have learned how to express emotions due to varying reasons. The goal is to improve coping skills, confidence, and the ability for all children and adolescents to navigate big emotions and difficult emotions in a healthy manner.
Children and youth sometimes have much more difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way in than adults. It is difficult to watch your child suffer with anxiety, depression, stress, or any variety of situations that impact daily living. Children and youth may not have learned how to express emotions due to varying reasons. The goal is to improve coping skills, confidence, and the ability for all children and adolescents to navigate big emotions and difficult emotions in a healthy manner.
(662) 291-7745 View (662) 291-7745

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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.