Grief Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Taylor Mefford
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults facing many concerns, with an emphasis on trauma, identity issues, grief, and religious/spiritual matters.
Deciding to seek professional help for problems in your life is a big step, and it is my goal to make that choice as rewarding as possible. I believe in cultivating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore the challenges you face. It is my hope that clients will be able to use the safety of our therapeutic relationship to learn how to approach these challenges with curiosity instead of fear. Together, we can find ways to face those challenges head-on with courage and authenticity, and embark on a journey toward self-discovery, healing, and peace of mind.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults facing many concerns, with an emphasis on trauma, identity issues, grief, and religious/spiritual matters.
Deciding to seek professional help for problems in your life is a big step, and it is my goal to make that choice as rewarding as possible. I believe in cultivating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore the challenges you face. It is my hope that clients will be able to use the safety of our therapeutic relationship to learn how to approach these challenges with curiosity instead of fear. Together, we can find ways to face those challenges head-on with courage and authenticity, and embark on a journey toward self-discovery, healing, and peace of mind.
(914) 292-7889 View (914) 292-7889
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Fallon Smalberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I specialize in treating issues of grief and bereavement, body image, LGBTQ+ exploration, trauma, and life transitions.
I hold a safe and non-judgmental space to help facilitate and promote my clients' healing process. My approach to therapy includes tailoring treatment to each client to meet their individual needs. I utilize an eclectic approach, using different therapeutic modalities including but not limited to psychodynamic and narrative therapy as well as CBT and mindfulness/relaxation techniques to help folks with issues such as emotional regulation and behavioral change.
I specialize in treating issues of grief and bereavement, body image, LGBTQ+ exploration, trauma, and life transitions.
I hold a safe and non-judgmental space to help facilitate and promote my clients' healing process. My approach to therapy includes tailoring treatment to each client to meet their individual needs. I utilize an eclectic approach, using different therapeutic modalities including but not limited to psychodynamic and narrative therapy as well as CBT and mindfulness/relaxation techniques to help folks with issues such as emotional regulation and behavioral change.
(347) 472-1799 View (347) 472-1799
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The Center for Integrated Grief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, FT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Are you seeking relief for loss of a loved one? Do you feel deep in grief? Are you a stressed out caregiver? Coping with chronic illness? Processing feelings in a safe environment can improve your improve your sleep and help you find a feeling of security. I have an advanced certification in grief counseling and am a fellow in Thanatology, the study of death, dying and bereavement. Thanatology encompasses grief models and theories.
Are you seeking relief for loss of a loved one? Do you feel deep in grief? Are you a stressed out caregiver? Coping with chronic illness? Processing feelings in a safe environment can improve your improve your sleep and help you find a feeling of security. I have an advanced certification in grief counseling and am a fellow in Thanatology, the study of death, dying and bereavement. Thanatology encompasses grief models and theories.
(646) 846-9332 View (646) 846-9332
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Trevon Turner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
I specialize in grief and bereavement, relationships and couples, and life transition issues.
Drawing upon experiences working in higher education, music, and art, I believe that all individuals possess the ability to grow and change. I view therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively explore, identify, and resolve your specific life challenges. Using compassionate and evidence based interventions combined with your own unique strengths, I can help you better understand your emotions, behaviors, and relationships so that you can make lasting positive changes and achieve your goals.
I specialize in grief and bereavement, relationships and couples, and life transition issues.
Drawing upon experiences working in higher education, music, and art, I believe that all individuals possess the ability to grow and change. I view therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively explore, identify, and resolve your specific life challenges. Using compassionate and evidence based interventions combined with your own unique strengths, I can help you better understand your emotions, behaviors, and relationships so that you can make lasting positive changes and achieve your goals.
(516) 636-2169 View (516) 636-2169
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Angela Mang
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11208
The conditions that I am most comfortable treating are anxiety, depression, trauma disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, occupational stress, family issues, grief and loss, career counseling, emotional disturbance, self-esteem, and women's issues.
My name is Angela Mang and I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York State. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and believe everyone is equipped with the tools already to solve their own problems, therapy can help to bring those to the surface. My areas of focus tend to be anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. The most common theoretical approaches I use in my work are CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and strength-based therapy.
The conditions that I am most comfortable treating are anxiety, depression, trauma disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, occupational stress, family issues, grief and loss, career counseling, emotional disturbance, self-esteem, and women's issues.
My name is Angela Mang and I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York State. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and believe everyone is equipped with the tools already to solve their own problems, therapy can help to bring those to the surface. My areas of focus tend to be anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. The most common theoretical approaches I use in my work are CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and strength-based therapy.
(929) 383-6997 View (929) 383-6997
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Samir Chopra
PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
From time immemorial, philosophers have thought about anxiety, grief, and depression, as a way to living a better life.
All humans seek happiness and answers to the most personal and vexing questions of self-knowledge, happiness, love, the right way to live, and satisfying, meaningful relationships and work. At the heart of these quests lie enduring philosophical questions. As an APPA-certified Philosophical Counselor, I can help you find means of raising and answering these questions, through conversations and engaged dialogue. Philosophical reflection and study are tools I can share in this process, one I've been engaged in ever since I began the formal study of philosophy, and continued in my teaching, writing, and reflection.
From time immemorial, philosophers have thought about anxiety, grief, and depression, as a way to living a better life.
All humans seek happiness and answers to the most personal and vexing questions of self-knowledge, happiness, love, the right way to live, and satisfying, meaningful relationships and work. At the heart of these quests lie enduring philosophical questions. As an APPA-certified Philosophical Counselor, I can help you find means of raising and answering these questions, through conversations and engaged dialogue. Philosophical reflection and study are tools I can share in this process, one I've been engaged in ever since I began the formal study of philosophy, and continued in my teaching, writing, and reflection.
(917) 924-4779 View (917) 924-4779
Photo of Sara Green, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Sara Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
I am here to support you in better understanding how you experience joy and process suffering. If you feel stuck, isolated, or constantly in your head, there are ways to work towards being more present and shedding old patterns. Our journey together can help you heal old wounds and find safety in your relationship with self and others. My focus includes working with clients who have undergone major life transitions including trauma, leaving home, loss of community, and moving through different life stages. I light up working with young people transitioning to adulthood, new/expecting parents, and 1st/2nd gen immigrants.
I am here to support you in better understanding how you experience joy and process suffering. If you feel stuck, isolated, or constantly in your head, there are ways to work towards being more present and shedding old patterns. Our journey together can help you heal old wounds and find safety in your relationship with self and others. My focus includes working with clients who have undergone major life transitions including trauma, leaving home, loss of community, and moving through different life stages. I light up working with young people transitioning to adulthood, new/expecting parents, and 1st/2nd gen immigrants.
(718) 460-9024 View (718) 460-9024
Photo of Zoe Malliaros, Licensed Master Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
Zoe Malliaros
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
It can be hard to find a therapist who feels like the right fit, especially when you are grieving, overwhelmed by work or family, facing a new challenge, or feeling stuck in repetitive patterns. My approach is strengths-based, non-judgmental and rooted in deep respect for every client. I am passionate about supporting clients through all stages of grief, including anticipatory, ambiguous, and non-death losses. I also work with adults who feel depressed, anxious, or struggle with life transitions, relationships, parenting, trauma, guilt, and shame.
It can be hard to find a therapist who feels like the right fit, especially when you are grieving, overwhelmed by work or family, facing a new challenge, or feeling stuck in repetitive patterns. My approach is strengths-based, non-judgmental and rooted in deep respect for every client. I am passionate about supporting clients through all stages of grief, including anticipatory, ambiguous, and non-death losses. I also work with adults who feel depressed, anxious, or struggle with life transitions, relationships, parenting, trauma, guilt, and shame.
(929) 493-5842 View (929) 493-5842
Photo of Siah Wells, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Siah Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
Sometimes grief can feel overwhelming. We come to understand that we need help to work through our loss, but it can be difficult to know where to start. As a clinical social worker with five years of bereavement experience, I believe that you can heal. I've worked with many individuals who are new or skeptical of therapy and it has been my great joy to help them gain confidence and hope through our work together. If you experienced a traumatic or overwhelming loss, I would love to provide a safe, affirming space to work through it.
Sometimes grief can feel overwhelming. We come to understand that we need help to work through our loss, but it can be difficult to know where to start. As a clinical social worker with five years of bereavement experience, I believe that you can heal. I've worked with many individuals who are new or skeptical of therapy and it has been my great joy to help them gain confidence and hope through our work together. If you experienced a traumatic or overwhelming loss, I would love to provide a safe, affirming space to work through it.
(929) 565-5570 View (929) 565-5570
Photo of Victoria C Bellucci, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Victoria C Bellucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11209
The Corona Virus has wreaked havoc on our lives. While we have come a long way from the early days of the pandemic, fears of contracting the virus are still present. Some may be grieving the loss of a loved one who died from the virus. Healthcare workers, doctors and unformed service personnel witnessed the unimaginable. Prolonged quarantine put stress on families and marraiges. If you are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks of what you experienced, you are not alone. You don't have to deal with the aftermath of Corona Virus by yourself. I am here to hear to get you back on track and life again.
The Corona Virus has wreaked havoc on our lives. While we have come a long way from the early days of the pandemic, fears of contracting the virus are still present. Some may be grieving the loss of a loved one who died from the virus. Healthcare workers, doctors and unformed service personnel witnessed the unimaginable. Prolonged quarantine put stress on families and marraiges. If you are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks of what you experienced, you are not alone. You don't have to deal with the aftermath of Corona Virus by yourself. I am here to hear to get you back on track and life again.
(917) 243-9269 View (917) 243-9269
Photo of Alana Devine-Dunn, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Alana Devine-Dunn
Counselor, LMHC, A-CBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Welcome! I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life-role transitions, as well as those seeking emotional support with medical diagnoses, loss, and trauma. I work with patients to uncover and address their core beliefs, emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Additionally, I provide effective therapeutic care to clients experiencing premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, those coping with with infertility and loss. I collaborate with patients to address cognitions and goals around the decision to have children, and relationships after becoming parents.
Welcome! I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life-role transitions, as well as those seeking emotional support with medical diagnoses, loss, and trauma. I work with patients to uncover and address their core beliefs, emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Additionally, I provide effective therapeutic care to clients experiencing premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, those coping with with infertility and loss. I collaborate with patients to address cognitions and goals around the decision to have children, and relationships after becoming parents.
(646) 713-2606 View (646) 713-2606
Photo of Theresa Sturley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Theresa Sturley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Are you feeling anxious, sad or do you feel less energy and satisfaction than you used to? Is something in your life not working like a relationship, your career, or a life goal - leaving you feeling frustrated and stuck? I specialize in helping people work through childhood trauma, along with current day issues - workplace stress, anxiety, infertility, divorce and grief. I tend to be an "in the trenches" therapist - highly empathic, listening and responding. I use EMDR therapy and Somatic Experiencing tools when that could be a useful approach to resolve areas in which you feel triggered or anxious.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or do you feel less energy and satisfaction than you used to? Is something in your life not working like a relationship, your career, or a life goal - leaving you feeling frustrated and stuck? I specialize in helping people work through childhood trauma, along with current day issues - workplace stress, anxiety, infertility, divorce and grief. I tend to be an "in the trenches" therapist - highly empathic, listening and responding. I use EMDR therapy and Somatic Experiencing tools when that could be a useful approach to resolve areas in which you feel triggered or anxious.
(347) 594-5485 View (347) 594-5485
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Katie Johntz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. Anxiety or sadness. Grief, divorce or chronic illness. Some are tearful or angry—lonely—can’t get out of bed. Some may just be struggling to organize themselves to get out the door in the morning You may long for an enthusiasm you once had, or a partner or companion who feels like home. —Maybe you’re hoping to find that sense of home within yourself. Is your child shy or anxious? Have school mornings become a battle zone? I bring over 20 years' experience to the pleasure of helping children, adults & parents overcome whatever has them -stuck-
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. Anxiety or sadness. Grief, divorce or chronic illness. Some are tearful or angry—lonely—can’t get out of bed. Some may just be struggling to organize themselves to get out the door in the morning You may long for an enthusiasm you once had, or a partner or companion who feels like home. —Maybe you’re hoping to find that sense of home within yourself. Is your child shy or anxious? Have school mornings become a battle zone? I bring over 20 years' experience to the pleasure of helping children, adults & parents overcome whatever has them -stuck-
(718) 612-7636 View (718) 612-7636
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Dr. Andrew Seidman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
I am a counseling psychologist with expertise in working with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationships, family-of-origin, life transitions, grief, identity formation, living with a chronic illness (cancer, pain), and existentialism (values, meaning-making). Outside of my clinical practice, I am a Professor of Psychology at Brooklyn College, with extensive teaching experience at the university-level and research program (22 peer-reviewed publications), including funding from the National Institute of Mental Health.
I am a counseling psychologist with expertise in working with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationships, family-of-origin, life transitions, grief, identity formation, living with a chronic illness (cancer, pain), and existentialism (values, meaning-making). Outside of my clinical practice, I am a Professor of Psychology at Brooklyn College, with extensive teaching experience at the university-level and research program (22 peer-reviewed publications), including funding from the National Institute of Mental Health.
(347) 460-9933 View (347) 460-9933
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Geunsaeng Ahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPH, CD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11225  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience and training in supporting individuals, partner(s), and families through times of identity exploration, grief and loss, trauma recovery, life changes, self improvement, and intimacy building.
I believe everyone has a story that needs to be shared. Therapy can be a space where we challenge how we relate to our stories as well as the one's we've been told by our families, cultures, and society. Therapy can also be a space where we reckon with the universal systems and histories of oppression that have impacted our stories, our ability to tell them, and how we feel they are received in the world. I provide support to those who are motivated towards greater understandings of their stories in order to heal the connections in their relationships with themselves and others.
I have extensive experience and training in supporting individuals, partner(s), and families through times of identity exploration, grief and loss, trauma recovery, life changes, self improvement, and intimacy building.
I believe everyone has a story that needs to be shared. Therapy can be a space where we challenge how we relate to our stories as well as the one's we've been told by our families, cultures, and society. Therapy can also be a space where we reckon with the universal systems and histories of oppression that have impacted our stories, our ability to tell them, and how we feel they are received in the world. I provide support to those who are motivated towards greater understandings of their stories in order to heal the connections in their relationships with themselves and others.
(347) 539-4776 View (347) 539-4776
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Leon Zohrabian
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
Respect and compassion go a long way. It can be tough being vulnerable. My promise to all of my clients is that I will care, take everyone's circumstances seriously, and work hard with you to reach treatment goals. I can help you get long term relief from general anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, depression, grief, and other related symptoms. Other dynamics such as confidence, self-care, relationships, and developing coping strategies are also addressed within the process.
Respect and compassion go a long way. It can be tough being vulnerable. My promise to all of my clients is that I will care, take everyone's circumstances seriously, and work hard with you to reach treatment goals. I can help you get long term relief from general anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, depression, grief, and other related symptoms. Other dynamics such as confidence, self-care, relationships, and developing coping strategies are also addressed within the process.
(347) 625-1920 View (347) 625-1920
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Jenifer Cutler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Grief is the price we pay for loving deeply and having to let go. It can result from the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, or the loss of a job, home or former identity. Grief can feel simultaneously empty, yet heavy. It can cause confusion of how to go on living a "normal" life. It can also feel like no one else could possibly understand. After a decade of working alongside individuals who were dying, providing counseling to care givers and loved ones, I understand the significant pain and trauma of grieving. I also know how to help in healing and restoring hope.
Grief is the price we pay for loving deeply and having to let go. It can result from the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, or the loss of a job, home or former identity. Grief can feel simultaneously empty, yet heavy. It can cause confusion of how to go on living a "normal" life. It can also feel like no one else could possibly understand. After a decade of working alongside individuals who were dying, providing counseling to care givers and loved ones, I understand the significant pain and trauma of grieving. I also know how to help in healing and restoring hope.
(646) 791-4038 View (646) 791-4038
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Becky Cooke Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
If you experience overwhelming anxiety loops, feel the weight of grief, or are impacted by trauma - I might be a good fit for you. I can help by pointing out patterns or themes that I notice, explore how and why the brain is wired the way it is, and help you build up armor to face whatever life throws at you. A typical session with me includes talking, cursing, crying, laughing, questioning, and a whole lot of compassion.
If you experience overwhelming anxiety loops, feel the weight of grief, or are impacted by trauma - I might be a good fit for you. I can help by pointing out patterns or themes that I notice, explore how and why the brain is wired the way it is, and help you build up armor to face whatever life throws at you. A typical session with me includes talking, cursing, crying, laughing, questioning, and a whole lot of compassion.
(571) 200-6978 View (571) 200-6978
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Maggie Dunleavy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hi, I'm glad you're here! In my therapeutic practice, I work to support all clients in their exploration and healing around issues of gender identity, sex and sexuality, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, cultivating healthy relationships, and self-acceptance. I specialize in therapeutic work with queer and trans clients. I believe that the most important aspect of therapeutic work is the creation of an affirming and safe relationship between therapist and client. In this way, my approach as a therapist is one that first and foremost is warm, kind, and authentic.
Hi, I'm glad you're here! In my therapeutic practice, I work to support all clients in their exploration and healing around issues of gender identity, sex and sexuality, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, cultivating healthy relationships, and self-acceptance. I specialize in therapeutic work with queer and trans clients. I believe that the most important aspect of therapeutic work is the creation of an affirming and safe relationship between therapist and client. In this way, my approach as a therapist is one that first and foremost is warm, kind, and authentic.
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Marianne Gunther
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Waitlist for new clients
I have come to accept that the very thing that causes pain in our lives can be the opportunity for transformation and joy. Death, divorce, loss of employment, and now with Covid-19, are unavoidable human traumas. We simply can not defeat these losses. What we can do is bravely embrace our frailty and slowly discover our inherent well-being and resiliency. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you can begin to mend the fragments and feel the soft strength within you.
I have come to accept that the very thing that causes pain in our lives can be the opportunity for transformation and joy. Death, divorce, loss of employment, and now with Covid-19, are unavoidable human traumas. We simply can not defeat these losses. What we can do is bravely embrace our frailty and slowly discover our inherent well-being and resiliency. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you can begin to mend the fragments and feel the soft strength within you.
(646) 906-8770 View (646) 906-8770

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.