Grief Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Anthea Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
Your highest good lives within you, just waiting to be unleashed. Life is full of ups and downs, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by everything that goes on. When the difficulties become exhausting, a practice with care and compassion can make a difference. I focus on working with adult women from all backgrounds struggling with grief, relationships, career satisfaction, anxiety, and daily stress. Therapy is a refuge from the swift speed of life. Together, we'll bring compassion to your past, understand your present, and lay the foundation for a brighter future.
Your highest good lives within you, just waiting to be unleashed. Life is full of ups and downs, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by everything that goes on. When the difficulties become exhausting, a practice with care and compassion can make a difference. I focus on working with adult women from all backgrounds struggling with grief, relationships, career satisfaction, anxiety, and daily stress. Therapy is a refuge from the swift speed of life. Together, we'll bring compassion to your past, understand your present, and lay the foundation for a brighter future.
(704) 228-2982 View (704) 228-2982
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Andres Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Whether you're grappling with stress, anxiety, grief, or unprocessed trauma.
Do you feel persistently overwhelmed, as if you're fighting an uphill battle with your mental health? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to navigate life's ups and downs with serenity? Are you striving for a harmonious balance between personal life, career, and self-care? Have you ever felt like "something's wrong" but can't quite ever identify what it is, or where that feeling is coming from? I am dedicated to helping people from all walks of life better cope with stress and anxiety without compromising their drive for success.
Whether you're grappling with stress, anxiety, grief, or unprocessed trauma.
Do you feel persistently overwhelmed, as if you're fighting an uphill battle with your mental health? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to navigate life's ups and downs with serenity? Are you striving for a harmonious balance between personal life, career, and self-care? Have you ever felt like "something's wrong" but can't quite ever identify what it is, or where that feeling is coming from? I am dedicated to helping people from all walks of life better cope with stress and anxiety without compromising their drive for success.
(704) 327-6545 View (704) 327-6545
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Lori Marhefke
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC , CRC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you struggle with sleep? Is it common for you to be so lost in your own racing thoughts that you lose track of people and activities which normally bring you joy? Have you been trying your best to cope with loss on your own? It’s brave of you to be here. It takes courage to seek help. I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor serving Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Virginia. I’ve worked with wonderful clients, many of whom suffered extreme anxiety, panic, sleep issues, and finally were able to speak about their trauma. I’d be honored to provide help and a safe place.
Accepting new clients. Do you struggle with sleep? Is it common for you to be so lost in your own racing thoughts that you lose track of people and activities which normally bring you joy? Have you been trying your best to cope with loss on your own? It’s brave of you to be here. It takes courage to seek help. I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor serving Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Virginia. I’ve worked with wonderful clients, many of whom suffered extreme anxiety, panic, sleep issues, and finally were able to speak about their trauma. I’d be honored to provide help and a safe place.
(984) 203-9852 View (984) 203-9852
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Kimberly D. Williams
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Kimberly specializes in the treatment of anxiety, grief and women’s issues.
For many of life’s issues, it is helpful to talk with someone within a nonjudgmental, safe environment. To be listened to and heard in a way that facilitates an understanding of what the underlying origin of the problem is in order to bring about healing. Kimberly uses the psychodynamic approach to counseling as a means to assist clients with understanding themselves more deeply. Serving adults, couples and adolescents, she collaborates with the client to address patterns and behaviors that disrupt wellbeing.
Kimberly specializes in the treatment of anxiety, grief and women’s issues.
For many of life’s issues, it is helpful to talk with someone within a nonjudgmental, safe environment. To be listened to and heard in a way that facilitates an understanding of what the underlying origin of the problem is in order to bring about healing. Kimberly uses the psychodynamic approach to counseling as a means to assist clients with understanding themselves more deeply. Serving adults, couples and adolescents, she collaborates with the client to address patterns and behaviors that disrupt wellbeing.
(704) 327-0195 View (704) 327-0195
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Alexis J Stein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
In our ever more complicated, stressed out world we sometimes feel lost, alone and not clear about why life isn't working they way we planned. At these times it is helpful to have a guide to point the way and teach us life affirming skills that can brighten our path. Learning to cope with anger, depression, grief, betrayal, and resentment can be a burden lifted. Let me help you find Life in the Midst of Living. Learn to WAG MORE, BARK LESS!
In our ever more complicated, stressed out world we sometimes feel lost, alone and not clear about why life isn't working they way we planned. At these times it is helpful to have a guide to point the way and teach us life affirming skills that can brighten our path. Learning to cope with anger, depression, grief, betrayal, and resentment can be a burden lifted. Let me help you find Life in the Midst of Living. Learn to WAG MORE, BARK LESS!
(704) 869-2767 View (704) 869-2767
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Dorothy Cashore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205  (Online Only)
I bring over a decade of experience to my practice, where I work with a wide range of struggles. I bring special expertise to self-image/self-esteem issues, trauma, and grief. As a holistic practitioner, I don’t limit my focus to treating symptoms or replacing behaviors. I work with body, spirit, heart, and gut, offering a space where you can step into a transformed relationship with yourself. I go underneath strategies and tools to help you develop inner resources, listen to your body and nervous system, let go of what no longer serves you, and bring new energy and clarity to your most important connections.
I bring over a decade of experience to my practice, where I work with a wide range of struggles. I bring special expertise to self-image/self-esteem issues, trauma, and grief. As a holistic practitioner, I don’t limit my focus to treating symptoms or replacing behaviors. I work with body, spirit, heart, and gut, offering a space where you can step into a transformed relationship with yourself. I go underneath strategies and tools to help you develop inner resources, listen to your body and nervous system, let go of what no longer serves you, and bring new energy and clarity to your most important connections.
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Vanessa Talley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I believe in the process of collaborative work toward healing. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Grief Counseling, Strength-centered, MBSR, and Positive Psychology.
I believe in the process of collaborative work toward healing. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Grief Counseling, Strength-centered, MBSR, and Positive Psychology.
(704) 270-2647 View (704) 270-2647
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Sheryl Reto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I also help people struggling with depression, grief, and life transitions.
Do you feel like your past is keeping you from the life you deserve? Do you feel overwhelmed by daily stressors and anxious about your future? It can be difficult to find joy, confidence, and hope when daily life feels overwhelming, and you are often stuck in ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. You may find yourself feeling lost or even broken from things that have happened in the past. You may struggle to manage strong thoughts and emotions that seem to come from nowhere. Imagine finally leaving the past behind you and having more joy and hope in your life. We can work together to make it a reality.
I also help people struggling with depression, grief, and life transitions.
Do you feel like your past is keeping you from the life you deserve? Do you feel overwhelmed by daily stressors and anxious about your future? It can be difficult to find joy, confidence, and hope when daily life feels overwhelming, and you are often stuck in ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. You may find yourself feeling lost or even broken from things that have happened in the past. You may struggle to manage strong thoughts and emotions that seem to come from nowhere. Imagine finally leaving the past behind you and having more joy and hope in your life. We can work together to make it a reality.
(704) 741-4763 View (704) 741-4763
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Amy Styers Bissette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Life is hard. And wonderful and beautiful and joyful. Sometimes the “hard” gets in the way of experiencing the many positives life has to offer. Therapy can help. It is my privilege to make space for your many emotions as you deal with the “hard.” I provide a nonjudgmental, compassionate presence where you can share openly about your journey, process feelings, and explore strengths you may have forgotten you have. I come to private practice following more than 20 years with hospice. I have extensive experience supporting people through life’s difficulties, including grief, life transitions, adjustment, anxiety, and depression.
Life is hard. And wonderful and beautiful and joyful. Sometimes the “hard” gets in the way of experiencing the many positives life has to offer. Therapy can help. It is my privilege to make space for your many emotions as you deal with the “hard.” I provide a nonjudgmental, compassionate presence where you can share openly about your journey, process feelings, and explore strengths you may have forgotten you have. I come to private practice following more than 20 years with hospice. I have extensive experience supporting people through life’s difficulties, including grief, life transitions, adjustment, anxiety, and depression.
(704) 931-3119 View (704) 931-3119
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Sarah Webber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28227
Life can bring waves of transition; many are excellent, and others are more complex. I enjoy partnering with older adults and their families to provide support and explore ways to improve the quality of life for all. Typical areas of exploration may include retirement, end of life, grief, loss of independence, caregiver stress, role reversal/confusion, depression, isolation, anxiety, and life inventory. I offer a holistic and client-centered approach embracing empowerment, narratives, and strengths to rebalance joy and fulfillment as life transitions.
Life can bring waves of transition; many are excellent, and others are more complex. I enjoy partnering with older adults and their families to provide support and explore ways to improve the quality of life for all. Typical areas of exploration may include retirement, end of life, grief, loss of independence, caregiver stress, role reversal/confusion, depression, isolation, anxiety, and life inventory. I offer a holistic and client-centered approach embracing empowerment, narratives, and strengths to rebalance joy and fulfillment as life transitions.
(336) 962-6516 View (336) 962-6516
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Jordan Tadlock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families from a holistic and systemic point of view. I specialize in family systems of addiction as well as grief, having worked with families for over ten years dealing with these and other forms of dysfunction. I work with clients in need of support setting clear and consistent boundaries, as well as individuals seeking recovery from codependency. I also have extensive experience in helping individuals ages 6 and older work through grief and loss.
I work with individuals, couples and families from a holistic and systemic point of view. I specialize in family systems of addiction as well as grief, having worked with families for over ten years dealing with these and other forms of dysfunction. I work with clients in need of support setting clear and consistent boundaries, as well as individuals seeking recovery from codependency. I also have extensive experience in helping individuals ages 6 and older work through grief and loss.
(704) 741-5569 View (704) 741-5569
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Shelby Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
I have walked many paths of grief and healing, and I know how important it is to have the support of someone who provides an open, non-judgmental space of genuine and compassionate care.
Hi, I’m Shelby! Thank you for taking a step toward healing and self-love today. Do you find yourself pondering your purpose or contemplating where to go next? Are you experiencing life transitions, changes, or major losses? Does the weight feel too heavy to carry? Combining my professional expertise along with my personal experiences with these challenges, I am here to support you through this journey. My therapeutic approach includes providing a safe space for you to show up as your authentic self to process difficult emotions and feelings.
I have walked many paths of grief and healing, and I know how important it is to have the support of someone who provides an open, non-judgmental space of genuine and compassionate care.
Hi, I’m Shelby! Thank you for taking a step toward healing and self-love today. Do you find yourself pondering your purpose or contemplating where to go next? Are you experiencing life transitions, changes, or major losses? Does the weight feel too heavy to carry? Combining my professional expertise along with my personal experiences with these challenges, I am here to support you through this journey. My therapeutic approach includes providing a safe space for you to show up as your authentic self to process difficult emotions and feelings.
(704) 610-2410 View (704) 610-2410
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Jane Copper Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Are you looking to solve a personal or relationship problem, to manage depression or anxiety, or to heal the hurt of a loss? My practical, and positive approach has helped hundreds of people like you. I have 30 years of social work experience and a calm, gentle personality that will put you at ease. I have had extensive training in marital therapy from both John Gottman and Harville Hendrix's Imago Relationship Therapy and cognitive-behavioral training with David Burns. I volunteer with the American Red Cross, and teach meditation classes in the community.
Are you looking to solve a personal or relationship problem, to manage depression or anxiety, or to heal the hurt of a loss? My practical, and positive approach has helped hundreds of people like you. I have 30 years of social work experience and a calm, gentle personality that will put you at ease. I have had extensive training in marital therapy from both John Gottman and Harville Hendrix's Imago Relationship Therapy and cognitive-behavioral training with David Burns. I volunteer with the American Red Cross, and teach meditation classes in the community.
(704) 240-5122 View (704) 240-5122
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Lori Marhefke
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi, and thanks for stopping by and considering working with me! It’s brave of you to seek out support, and it takes real courage to make a connection! My name is Lori, and I’m hoping to be that connection for you. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor serving WI, NC, and VA. I want you to feel your best. I’m excited to work with you on what feeling great means for you. If you’re struggling with anxiety, loss, grief, trauma, please reach out. It would be a privilege to help.
Hi, and thanks for stopping by and considering working with me! It’s brave of you to seek out support, and it takes real courage to make a connection! My name is Lori, and I’m hoping to be that connection for you. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor serving WI, NC, and VA. I want you to feel your best. I’m excited to work with you on what feeling great means for you. If you’re struggling with anxiety, loss, grief, trauma, please reach out. It would be a privilege to help.
(980) 385-7835 View (980) 385-7835
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Tameka Whittlesey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
A lot of us carry this burden due to unhealed grief and trauma, never awarded the chance to heal, and permission to explore our true selves.
You seem to have it all: career success, a beautiful home, and a seemingly perfect relationship. But beneath this facade lies pain. You've learned to mask your struggles, turning life's lemons into lemonade. Yet, this facade comes at a cost—you've sacrificed feeling and true living. Life feels like a monotonous routine; you're merely going through motions. Hidden beneath it all lies a lack of career purpose, overwhelming family obligations, and a fading spark in your relationships. You're mourning your former self, resenting the shell you've become.
A lot of us carry this burden due to unhealed grief and trauma, never awarded the chance to heal, and permission to explore our true selves.
You seem to have it all: career success, a beautiful home, and a seemingly perfect relationship. But beneath this facade lies pain. You've learned to mask your struggles, turning life's lemons into lemonade. Yet, this facade comes at a cost—you've sacrificed feeling and true living. Life feels like a monotonous routine; you're merely going through motions. Hidden beneath it all lies a lack of career purpose, overwhelming family obligations, and a fading spark in your relationships. You're mourning your former self, resenting the shell you've become.
(704) 286-9049 View (704) 286-9049
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Jennifer Kolb
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, SEP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Waitlist for new clients
My counseling practice serves adults who are dealing with concerns including anxiety and depression, self-esteem and identity issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship stress.
Being truly seen and understood can be profoundly healing. I provide resilience informed therapy that focuses on and builds upon each client’s individual innate strengths. Resilience is an ability to flexibly adapt to (which does not mean "accept") events that are challenging, adverse, and/or traumatic. Resilience is not a trait that you either have or do not have, but a set of strategies that can be learned and practiced. I offer resilience informed therapy as an overall approach to emotional wellness as well as an approach to trauma recovery.
My counseling practice serves adults who are dealing with concerns including anxiety and depression, self-esteem and identity issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship stress.
Being truly seen and understood can be profoundly healing. I provide resilience informed therapy that focuses on and builds upon each client’s individual innate strengths. Resilience is an ability to flexibly adapt to (which does not mean "accept") events that are challenging, adverse, and/or traumatic. Resilience is not a trait that you either have or do not have, but a set of strategies that can be learned and practiced. I offer resilience informed therapy as an overall approach to emotional wellness as well as an approach to trauma recovery.
(704) 879-3064 View (704) 879-3064
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Rebeca Carvajal
Art Therapist, MA, LPC, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28213
Waitlist for new clients
I also specialize in the following topics: PTSD, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, and Loss & Grief.
Art therapy is instrumental in helping those who have a hard time expressing verbally what is going on. It can hep those who find their feelings or thoughts confusing or overwhelming. You do not have to be an "artist" to be in art therapy or be skilled in art making. Art making brings about in a safe way difficult stories, unspoken feelings, inner reflections, and identity exploration. It can help If you are suffering from PTSD symptoms such as nightmares and flashbacks. My goal is to help clients connect to themselves, find joy, and manage difficult emotions better. I can also provide therapy in spanish and I am immigrant myself.
I also specialize in the following topics: PTSD, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, and Loss & Grief.
Art therapy is instrumental in helping those who have a hard time expressing verbally what is going on. It can hep those who find their feelings or thoughts confusing or overwhelming. You do not have to be an "artist" to be in art therapy or be skilled in art making. Art making brings about in a safe way difficult stories, unspoken feelings, inner reflections, and identity exploration. It can help If you are suffering from PTSD symptoms such as nightmares and flashbacks. My goal is to help clients connect to themselves, find joy, and manage difficult emotions better. I can also provide therapy in spanish and I am immigrant myself.
(704) 389-2271 View (704) 389-2271
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Caitlin Hubbard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, EMT-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
Seeking therapy can be a daunting task, but one that takes a lot of courage. I am dedicated to providing a warm, safe, and supportive environment for you. I offer individual counseling services to children and adults between 9-55+. I specialize in working with adolescents who have experienced significant grief and loss. I understand that the pain of loss can be overwhelming. Grief is like a fingerprint – entirely unique to the individual and their journey.
Seeking therapy can be a daunting task, but one that takes a lot of courage. I am dedicated to providing a warm, safe, and supportive environment for you. I offer individual counseling services to children and adults between 9-55+. I specialize in working with adolescents who have experienced significant grief and loss. I understand that the pain of loss can be overwhelming. Grief is like a fingerprint – entirely unique to the individual and their journey.
(980) 299-7436 View (980) 299-7436
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Anna Kantsios
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? Was your loss sudden? Anticipated? Traumatic? No matter how we've lost someone, grief will show up. It can look a bit different for everyone so you may be having a hard time putting it into words. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, lost, or isolated. You might be having trouble sleeping, difficulty focusing, gradually losing motivation, or feeling unlike yourself. Your emotions may come on quickly & intensely, throwing you off. Although many things are uncertain, one thing rings true: you want to know if this is normal. How could anyone survive this if so?
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? Was your loss sudden? Anticipated? Traumatic? No matter how we've lost someone, grief will show up. It can look a bit different for everyone so you may be having a hard time putting it into words. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, lost, or isolated. You might be having trouble sleeping, difficulty focusing, gradually losing motivation, or feeling unlike yourself. Your emotions may come on quickly & intensely, throwing you off. Although many things are uncertain, one thing rings true: you want to know if this is normal. How could anyone survive this if so?
(704) 870-0829 View (704) 870-0829
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Derrick Johnson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
My practice serves primarily adults and focuses on those seeking assistance with issues surrounding substance abuse and dependence, LGBTQ issues, divorce, grief and loss, trauma/crisis as well as overall life developmental transitions. But, you may be asking, "how could you possibly understand me?" Great question, and after years of self searching and development I too found myself at the crossroad of change and sought therapy, that's life. Regardless the issue, you can work through it and I am here to help you.
My practice serves primarily adults and focuses on those seeking assistance with issues surrounding substance abuse and dependence, LGBTQ issues, divorce, grief and loss, trauma/crisis as well as overall life developmental transitions. But, you may be asking, "how could you possibly understand me?" Great question, and after years of self searching and development I too found myself at the crossroad of change and sought therapy, that's life. Regardless the issue, you can work through it and I am here to help you.
(704) 997-3518 View (704) 997-3518

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.