Grief Therapists in Albuquerque, NM

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Photo of Heather M Parker, Counselor in Albuquerque, NM
Heather M Parker
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience with grief, trauma, LGBTQ+, and women's issues.
Whether you have been in counseling for years, or are reaching out for the first time, finding a counselor and starting therapy can be a daunting process. Dealing with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, or any other stressors can compound the difficulty of this process. As a team, we can walk through whatever stressors are impacting you and find solutions that will guide you to where you want to be in your life.
I have extensive experience with grief, trauma, LGBTQ+, and women's issues.
Whether you have been in counseling for years, or are reaching out for the first time, finding a counselor and starting therapy can be a daunting process. Dealing with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, or any other stressors can compound the difficulty of this process. As a team, we can walk through whatever stressors are impacting you and find solutions that will guide you to where you want to be in your life.
(505) 594-3630 View (505) 594-3630
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Antonia P Montoya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHES
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Currently accepting new clients. All sessions are self-pay with a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available. - - - I am a mental health therapist and practitioner of traditional medicine who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and challenging life transitions. I love working with clients to help them transform patterns that feel stuck because they have been lifelong, systemic, ancestral or historical. I support my clients in their exploration and reconnection with their true selves while teaching practices for creating the change they seek in their lives.
Currently accepting new clients. All sessions are self-pay with a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available. - - - I am a mental health therapist and practitioner of traditional medicine who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and challenging life transitions. I love working with clients to help them transform patterns that feel stuck because they have been lifelong, systemic, ancestral or historical. I support my clients in their exploration and reconnection with their true selves while teaching practices for creating the change they seek in their lives.
(505) 391-4296 View (505) 391-4296
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Ava Dasya Rasa Dragonfly Trauma Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87193  (Online Only)
TRAUMA, Grief & Spirituality: I am a Certified Brainspotting Therapist & CIT, working with C-PTSD, Complicated Grief, Dissociation & Relational Trauma, Religious Trauma, Post-Traumatic Spiritual Growth & Contemplative Spirituality. Brainspotting is a neuro-experiential model of therapy that accesses stored trauma in our brain & body through relevant eye positions. We use Focused Mindfulness to identify, process & resolve stored trauma. I provide other neuro-somatic (brain-body) Trauma Therapies including: EMDR, Somatic-Attachment, Mindfulness & Integrative Parts work, informed by Internal Family Systems and a Transpersonal lens.
TRAUMA, Grief & Spirituality: I am a Certified Brainspotting Therapist & CIT, working with C-PTSD, Complicated Grief, Dissociation & Relational Trauma, Religious Trauma, Post-Traumatic Spiritual Growth & Contemplative Spirituality. Brainspotting is a neuro-experiential model of therapy that accesses stored trauma in our brain & body through relevant eye positions. We use Focused Mindfulness to identify, process & resolve stored trauma. I provide other neuro-somatic (brain-body) Trauma Therapies including: EMDR, Somatic-Attachment, Mindfulness & Integrative Parts work, informed by Internal Family Systems and a Transpersonal lens.
(505) 387-3027 View (505) 387-3027
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Rebecca Jarrell
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87120  (Online Only)
Grief is a loss; it hurts and is painful.
The death of your loved one has left a gaping hole in your life. They meant so much to you, but now they’re just gone. You don’t know how to carry on without them. Those around you are of no comfort either, because we live in a grief-illiterate society. You’re misunderstood when you speak to others about your loss. You’ve never felt more alone and confused. You’re tired of people not knowing what to say or how to act around you. You don’t understand why you’re expected to get over your feelings and just move on. “I wish someone understood how this feels,” you say to yourself.
Grief is a loss; it hurts and is painful.
The death of your loved one has left a gaping hole in your life. They meant so much to you, but now they’re just gone. You don’t know how to carry on without them. Those around you are of no comfort either, because we live in a grief-illiterate society. You’re misunderstood when you speak to others about your loss. You’ve never felt more alone and confused. You’re tired of people not knowing what to say or how to act around you. You don’t understand why you’re expected to get over your feelings and just move on. “I wish someone understood how this feels,” you say to yourself.
(505) 392-2291 View (505) 392-2291
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Andrew McKenna
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
The world is constantly changing, and change can be unsettling. Looking back at the last 5 years, the way we interact with people has completely transformed. With that change comes new worries and re-evaluating priorities. Sometimes it helps to have an outside perspective, and I am here as a calm, compassionate and introspective therapist. In my decade of working in the field of therapy I’ve worked with people who struggle with trauma, anxiety, anger and grief. After seeing how many clients had relationships change during the pandemic I decided to focus more of my practice to marriage and couples therapy.
The world is constantly changing, and change can be unsettling. Looking back at the last 5 years, the way we interact with people has completely transformed. With that change comes new worries and re-evaluating priorities. Sometimes it helps to have an outside perspective, and I am here as a calm, compassionate and introspective therapist. In my decade of working in the field of therapy I’ve worked with people who struggle with trauma, anxiety, anger and grief. After seeing how many clients had relationships change during the pandemic I decided to focus more of my practice to marriage and couples therapy.
(505) 657-2313 View (505) 657-2313
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Deani Ntiforo
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87109
My areas of specialty are grief, complicated grief, anxiety, and chronic illness.
Life is a beautiful experience however it comes with challenges, stressors, and pain. Therapy is a great tool to be able to assist in navigating all of the ups and downs we face in our daily lives. I am here to help you work towards your best self and assist in all of life’s experiences.
My areas of specialty are grief, complicated grief, anxiety, and chronic illness.
Life is a beautiful experience however it comes with challenges, stressors, and pain. Therapy is a great tool to be able to assist in navigating all of the ups and downs we face in our daily lives. I am here to help you work towards your best self and assist in all of life’s experiences.
(505) 657-9125 View (505) 657-9125
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Korinna Dennehey
Counselor, MEd, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87102
I work with adult and adolescent (ages 14+) individual clients. I have six years of experience aiding my clients in recovering from Trauma and PTSD. I also work with clients struggling with concerns such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Grief, Substance Abuse, and Co-occurring Disorders. I am well-versed in trauma-informed treatments to help you alleviate symptoms of PTSD, process through, and recover from traumatic experiences.
I work with adult and adolescent (ages 14+) individual clients. I have six years of experience aiding my clients in recovering from Trauma and PTSD. I also work with clients struggling with concerns such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Grief, Substance Abuse, and Co-occurring Disorders. I am well-versed in trauma-informed treatments to help you alleviate symptoms of PTSD, process through, and recover from traumatic experiences.
(505) 842-8435 View (505) 842-8435
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Cassie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87110
I utilize a grief-informed lens and recognize that grief can surface in situations that do not always involve physical death.
Adjusting to major life transitions can take a toll on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Whether you are looking for help coping with a change in relationship, career, or family, finding and embracing your identity, enduring the grief of a loved one, or healing from past traumas, we can work together to decrease the suffering and find some enjoyment in life. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults through issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, and grief. I strive to create a compassionate and comfortable space to get to know you and encourage your personal growth.
I utilize a grief-informed lens and recognize that grief can surface in situations that do not always involve physical death.
Adjusting to major life transitions can take a toll on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Whether you are looking for help coping with a change in relationship, career, or family, finding and embracing your identity, enduring the grief of a loved one, or healing from past traumas, we can work together to decrease the suffering and find some enjoyment in life. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults through issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, and grief. I strive to create a compassionate and comfortable space to get to know you and encourage your personal growth.
(505) 657-2413 View (505) 657-2413
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Cami Greenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Waitlist for new clients
I understand and can help those experiencing loss, anxiety, sadness and past or current trauma.
Welcome. Life is tough, even for the toughest among us. If you have never tried therapy, I believe you will come to find it greatly improves the quality of your life. I am fortunate to have received the most advanced training available today.
I understand and can help those experiencing loss, anxiety, sadness and past or current trauma.
Welcome. Life is tough, even for the toughest among us. If you have never tried therapy, I believe you will come to find it greatly improves the quality of your life. I am fortunate to have received the most advanced training available today.
(505) 384-6373 View (505) 384-6373
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M.j. Waldrip
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Whether you're recovering from addiction (of any kind), a difficult childhood, a soul-sucking job or other painful relationship, experiencing loss or persistent difficult feelings, or desiring to be more fully you, our experiential work will help you activate more of your own strengths, wisdom, and personal power.
Honoring the dignity and worth of each person and the value inherent in every aspect of a life's journey, I support you in strengthening your response-ability to life's challenges and creating a life that works for you. Our work is rooted in neuroscience and playful in its experiential components. By skillfully connecting you deeper with yourself, you learn to skillfully navigate emotional difficulties. Founding our relationship on respect, safety, compassion, and non-judgment enables you to heal and bring more of your unique gifts and talents into every aspect of your life.
Whether you're recovering from addiction (of any kind), a difficult childhood, a soul-sucking job or other painful relationship, experiencing loss or persistent difficult feelings, or desiring to be more fully you, our experiential work will help you activate more of your own strengths, wisdom, and personal power.
Honoring the dignity and worth of each person and the value inherent in every aspect of a life's journey, I support you in strengthening your response-ability to life's challenges and creating a life that works for you. Our work is rooted in neuroscience and playful in its experiential components. By skillfully connecting you deeper with yourself, you learn to skillfully navigate emotional difficulties. Founding our relationship on respect, safety, compassion, and non-judgment enables you to heal and bring more of your unique gifts and talents into every aspect of your life.
(505) 278-6342 View (505) 278-6342
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Beth Quill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
I am here to help you recover from the trauma, grief, and pain that is holding you back.
Welcome to my therapy practice! We can connect about your needs, your hopes, and the challenges that are getting in the way. Are you struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, or life transitions? Do you want to learn to live the best life you can? Do you want to learn to manage difficult thoughts and feelings ? Are you ready to start a journey of self-discovery? My role is as a guide, a support, and an advocate along the way. I offer teletherapy to residents of both California and New Mexico.
I am here to help you recover from the trauma, grief, and pain that is holding you back.
Welcome to my therapy practice! We can connect about your needs, your hopes, and the challenges that are getting in the way. Are you struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, or life transitions? Do you want to learn to live the best life you can? Do you want to learn to manage difficult thoughts and feelings ? Are you ready to start a journey of self-discovery? My role is as a guide, a support, and an advocate along the way. I offer teletherapy to residents of both California and New Mexico.
(505) 391-5503 View (505) 391-5503
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Evangeline Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or avoidance? Have you experienced trauma or loss? If you are looking to make changes in your life, you've come to the right place. We can work together to develop a plan to get you moving toward the life you envision for yourself. Sometimes we can't see the answers clearly or we have trouble taking the steps necessary. Sometimes we need someone to help us get unstuck. Whatever the reason for your unhappiness, you have the ability to make positive changes for yourself.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or avoidance? Have you experienced trauma or loss? If you are looking to make changes in your life, you've come to the right place. We can work together to develop a plan to get you moving toward the life you envision for yourself. Sometimes we can't see the answers clearly or we have trouble taking the steps necessary. Sometimes we need someone to help us get unstuck. Whatever the reason for your unhappiness, you have the ability to make positive changes for yourself.
(505) 227-8891 View (505) 227-8891
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Marjie L Montaño
Counselor, MEd, LPCC, CPHQ, CGRS
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87109  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
I love helping people make changes in their lives. Change can be very challenging whether it is a change you have to make or one that you choose such as leaving a relationship, changing jobs or moving. Although difficult, making changes can be very liberating and satisfying. You may be forced to go beyond your comfort zone and face difficult challenges on the way to changing your life but you will be stronger and wiser at the end. I will be there to support you as you change and grow and become a better, happier and healthier you.
I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
I love helping people make changes in their lives. Change can be very challenging whether it is a change you have to make or one that you choose such as leaving a relationship, changing jobs or moving. Although difficult, making changes can be very liberating and satisfying. You may be forced to go beyond your comfort zone and face difficult challenges on the way to changing your life but you will be stronger and wiser at the end. I will be there to support you as you change and grow and become a better, happier and healthier you.
(505) 672-5015 View (505) 672-5015
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Meredith A. Link, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Waitlist for new clients
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) PRACTITIONER (Level II) GRIEF RECOVERY SPECIALIST.
EMDR since 2003. Traditional talk therapy often DOES NOT uncover and address the actual past complexities and traumas of a person's life that continue to have emotional effects causing present day anxiety, stress and depression. I offer Attachment Focused EMDR in an effective format which connects to the underlying memories that repeatedly surface blocking access to a sense of well being and healthier outlook. My form of therapy decreases the charge connected to negative experiences and moves clients into a more objective and positively focused framework (Parnell, 2007). I also offer grief intervention within an EMDR structure.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) PRACTITIONER (Level II) GRIEF RECOVERY SPECIALIST.
EMDR since 2003. Traditional talk therapy often DOES NOT uncover and address the actual past complexities and traumas of a person's life that continue to have emotional effects causing present day anxiety, stress and depression. I offer Attachment Focused EMDR in an effective format which connects to the underlying memories that repeatedly surface blocking access to a sense of well being and healthier outlook. My form of therapy decreases the charge connected to negative experiences and moves clients into a more objective and positively focused framework (Parnell, 2007). I also offer grief intervention within an EMDR structure.
(505) 604-2154 View (505) 604-2154
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Johanne Leger
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Some of my specialties include Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Substance abuse, Relationship Issues, and helping you create balance in your life.
I believe that meaningful therapy is possible when you feel deeply heard, understood, and appreciated while you are experiencing challenges that may seem overwhelming. Your unique story is important to me and we can work together to try and make sense of it. I take time to listen and learn what is most helpful for your growth and well-being. This includes hearing about your strengths as well as your struggles. You are encouraged to share your ideas about what you hope to accomplish as we create goals together.
Some of my specialties include Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Substance abuse, Relationship Issues, and helping you create balance in your life.
I believe that meaningful therapy is possible when you feel deeply heard, understood, and appreciated while you are experiencing challenges that may seem overwhelming. Your unique story is important to me and we can work together to try and make sense of it. I take time to listen and learn what is most helpful for your growth and well-being. This includes hearing about your strengths as well as your struggles. You are encouraged to share your ideas about what you hope to accomplish as we create goals together.
(505) 605-2824 View (505) 605-2824
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Gabrielle Edidin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87110  (Online Only)
As a Certified Death Doula (anticipated May 2024) and with an End of Life Counseling Certificate (expected by February) I am able to offer compassionate care that extends to people at all phases of life with a variety of presenting issues.
Accepting New Clients. Hello, I'm Gabrielle Edidin, I am a therapist at Umoja Behavioral Health, and I'm here to support you on your journey to emotional well-being. Transitions in life can be both rewarding and challenging. My mission is to offer you a safe and empathetic space to explore your emotions, find clarity, and develop coping strategies. Together, we'll navigate these changes, ensuring that you receive the support you need to thrive.
As a Certified Death Doula (anticipated May 2024) and with an End of Life Counseling Certificate (expected by February) I am able to offer compassionate care that extends to people at all phases of life with a variety of presenting issues.
Accepting New Clients. Hello, I'm Gabrielle Edidin, I am a therapist at Umoja Behavioral Health, and I'm here to support you on your journey to emotional well-being. Transitions in life can be both rewarding and challenging. My mission is to offer you a safe and empathetic space to explore your emotions, find clarity, and develop coping strategies. Together, we'll navigate these changes, ensuring that you receive the support you need to thrive.
(505) 309-4533 View (505) 309-4533
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Cara Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87112  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, grief & loss, life transitions, relationships, anxiety & depression.
Inner Path Counseling is a welcoming, non-judgmental space to explore your inner life and outer world, including your beliefs & emotions, choices & relationships. This is a sacred space to heal trauma, support grief & loss, reflect on life transitions, and increase self awareness and insight into patterns you’re ready to change. My intention is to listen deeply, guide with compassion and respect your inner healing wisdom. Together, we can work towards compassionate healing and positive change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Level 3 Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.
I specialize in trauma, grief & loss, life transitions, relationships, anxiety & depression.
Inner Path Counseling is a welcoming, non-judgmental space to explore your inner life and outer world, including your beliefs & emotions, choices & relationships. This is a sacred space to heal trauma, support grief & loss, reflect on life transitions, and increase self awareness and insight into patterns you’re ready to change. My intention is to listen deeply, guide with compassion and respect your inner healing wisdom. Together, we can work towards compassionate healing and positive change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Level 3 Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.
(520) 201-0718 View (520) 201-0718
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Christopher Blazina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Waitlist for new clients
I have been in practice as a psychologist for over 27 years. I work with a wide arrange of concerns including: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, grief & loss, and pet bereavement. But I specialize in working with men's issues and the majority of my clients are male. Many of my clients had some difficulty growing up and still feel a lingering impact. I help clients find resolution with underlying issues and build new ways coping and relating within important relationships and to themselves. I create a space to do this important work that is safe, caring, and warm.
I have been in practice as a psychologist for over 27 years. I work with a wide arrange of concerns including: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, grief & loss, and pet bereavement. But I specialize in working with men's issues and the majority of my clients are male. Many of my clients had some difficulty growing up and still feel a lingering impact. I help clients find resolution with underlying issues and build new ways coping and relating within important relationships and to themselves. I create a space to do this important work that is safe, caring, and warm.
(505) 975-7723 View (505) 975-7723
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Christopher Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87102  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer grounded, compassionate, holistic, and insightful psychotherapy to individuals who are ready for real change. Together, we can address a broad range of issues, including: grief and loss, relationships and sexuality, trauma, LGBTQ issues, and spiritual issues. I believe in addressing the full spectrum of your concerns, from the most basic to those enduring patterns that have seemed stuck for years or even a lifetime.
I offer grounded, compassionate, holistic, and insightful psychotherapy to individuals who are ready for real change. Together, we can address a broad range of issues, including: grief and loss, relationships and sexuality, trauma, LGBTQ issues, and spiritual issues. I believe in addressing the full spectrum of your concerns, from the most basic to those enduring patterns that have seemed stuck for years or even a lifetime.
(505) 431-6765 View (505) 431-6765
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Mila Reinikainen
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Are you having a hard time navigating unexpected challenges? Need help developing coping strategies? Well, I can help with that! I am a dedicated counselor specializing in supporting adolescents and adults through trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I create a safe, empathetic space for individuals navigating life's complexities. My approach is rooted in understanding, helping you discover inner strength to overcome obstacles.
Are you having a hard time navigating unexpected challenges? Need help developing coping strategies? Well, I can help with that! I am a dedicated counselor specializing in supporting adolescents and adults through trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I create a safe, empathetic space for individuals navigating life's complexities. My approach is rooted in understanding, helping you discover inner strength to overcome obstacles.
(505) 337-4565 View (505) 337-4565


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.