Grief Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Brent Flory
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in helping people with loss & grief, anxiety, and depression.
Accepting new clients, but unavailable for consultations until 7/29. Are you navigating an overwhelming storm of anxiety, depression, or grief? Have you tried everything you can think of to get rid of difficult thoughts and emotions and just feel more stuck? I hear you. I believe that it is just plain wrong for anyone to feel like there is no hope for them to heal and recover. If you are navigating difficult emotions (anxiety or depression) or life circumstances (like change or some form of loss), I can help. I strive to empower and equip clients with the support and tools they need to navigate the challenges they face.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in helping people with loss & grief, anxiety, and depression.
Accepting new clients, but unavailable for consultations until 7/29. Are you navigating an overwhelming storm of anxiety, depression, or grief? Have you tried everything you can think of to get rid of difficult thoughts and emotions and just feel more stuck? I hear you. I believe that it is just plain wrong for anyone to feel like there is no hope for them to heal and recover. If you are navigating difficult emotions (anxiety or depression) or life circumstances (like change or some form of loss), I can help. I strive to empower and equip clients with the support and tools they need to navigate the challenges they face.
(614) 210-3815 View (614) 210-3815
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Cope Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
I work with individuals struggling with trauma, PTSD, grief, self-esteem issues, domestic violence, terminal illness, depression, and anxiety.
My ideal client is struggling with some emotional and decisional issues. They have a myriad of conflicting emotions and several options before them. They want to make the best choice with bearable consequences.
I work with individuals struggling with trauma, PTSD, grief, self-esteem issues, domestic violence, terminal illness, depression, and anxiety.
My ideal client is struggling with some emotional and decisional issues. They have a myriad of conflicting emotions and several options before them. They want to make the best choice with bearable consequences.
(614) 541-1595 View (614) 541-1595
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S. Lorena Shadwick
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S, LMFT-S, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide Telehealth sessions Mon - Thurs from 10a est - 5p EST. I am focused on working with adults and adolescents. I do not work with couples or children younger than 12. I am trauma and attachment focused. I offer a client-centered, affirming, collaborative, relational approach. I support clients struggling with Trauma, PTSD, and Grief & Loss. I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic trauma therapy) and Board Certified in Art Therapy. I am also LGBTQ allied and am affirming of all sexual, gender and relational identities. I am a Clinical Supervisor and can provide supervision to pre-licensed MFT/ATR trainees.
I provide Telehealth sessions Mon - Thurs from 10a est - 5p EST. I am focused on working with adults and adolescents. I do not work with couples or children younger than 12. I am trauma and attachment focused. I offer a client-centered, affirming, collaborative, relational approach. I support clients struggling with Trauma, PTSD, and Grief & Loss. I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic trauma therapy) and Board Certified in Art Therapy. I am also LGBTQ allied and am affirming of all sexual, gender and relational identities. I am a Clinical Supervisor and can provide supervision to pre-licensed MFT/ATR trainees.
(310) 487-2187 View (310) 487-2187
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Nicole M Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Do you or your child/adolescent/young adult struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or relationship conflicts that affect day-to-day life or maintaining meaningful relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward, as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wish that you or your relationships could be better? Now more than ever, youth and parents are feeling unsure how to navigate their future.
Do you or your child/adolescent/young adult struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or relationship conflicts that affect day-to-day life or maintaining meaningful relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward, as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wish that you or your relationships could be better? Now more than ever, youth and parents are feeling unsure how to navigate their future.
(380) 229-4614 View (380) 229-4614
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Therese M Grieco
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
Life is hard AND there is hope! As my clients work through their issues/concerns, whether it be grief/loss, struggles in their relationships - both romantic and platonic, and/or postpartum hurdles, it is a joy and honor to walk alongside them and show them that hope.
Life is hard AND there is hope! As my clients work through their issues/concerns, whether it be grief/loss, struggles in their relationships - both romantic and platonic, and/or postpartum hurdles, it is a joy and honor to walk alongside them and show them that hope.
(614) 825-3979 View (614) 825-3979
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Santel and Kerr, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
The therapists in our office are trauma-focused, working with attachment wounds, complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, traumatic grief, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges.
Are you suffering emotionally? Have you been through difficult or traumatic life experiences that have left wounds? Learning to deal with life's challenges and finding your way out of deep emotional pain can be overwhelming. The decision to attend counseling is not always easy and choosing the right therapist to partner with you is important. Our group practice in Grandview is made up of therapists committed to helping you move through the difficult experiences you have encountered and help connect to a more embodied sense of self; bringing meaning back to life. The secondary wounding that occurs in life deserves attention and care.
The therapists in our office are trauma-focused, working with attachment wounds, complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, traumatic grief, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges.
Are you suffering emotionally? Have you been through difficult or traumatic life experiences that have left wounds? Learning to deal with life's challenges and finding your way out of deep emotional pain can be overwhelming. The decision to attend counseling is not always easy and choosing the right therapist to partner with you is important. Our group practice in Grandview is made up of therapists committed to helping you move through the difficult experiences you have encountered and help connect to a more embodied sense of self; bringing meaning back to life. The secondary wounding that occurs in life deserves attention and care.
(614) 892-9985 View (614) 892-9985
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Dr. Noriyo Shoji-Schaffner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD , LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
Are you navigating personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety & depression, marital & familial conflicts, & grief? Are you ready to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to improve your well-being by being open to asking tough questions, tackling big issues, and pursuing outcomes with perseverance? My goal is to provide support in improving relationships, managing stress, overcoming trauma, adopting healthier coping skills, & embracing fulfilling life options. My 15 years of clinical experience as a racial/ethnic minority practitioner has allowed me to cultivate expertise to assist racial/ethnic minority groups.
Are you navigating personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety & depression, marital & familial conflicts, & grief? Are you ready to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to improve your well-being by being open to asking tough questions, tackling big issues, and pursuing outcomes with perseverance? My goal is to provide support in improving relationships, managing stress, overcoming trauma, adopting healthier coping skills, & embracing fulfilling life options. My 15 years of clinical experience as a racial/ethnic minority practitioner has allowed me to cultivate expertise to assist racial/ethnic minority groups.
(380) 204-9309 View (380) 204-9309
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Deborah F Vaughan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43231  (Online Only)
Deciding to seek support through counseling takes courage, and the process of finding the right therapist can be intimidating. Building a trusting relationship with a therapist can take time and I understand how difficult it can be to be vulnerable. We will work together to find an approach best suited for your unique challenges and goals. I work with adults challenged by the impact of trauma, PTSD, suicide loss, grief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and stress.
Deciding to seek support through counseling takes courage, and the process of finding the right therapist can be intimidating. Building a trusting relationship with a therapist can take time and I understand how difficult it can be to be vulnerable. We will work together to find an approach best suited for your unique challenges and goals. I work with adults challenged by the impact of trauma, PTSD, suicide loss, grief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and stress.
(614) 468-3590 View (614) 468-3590
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Gwen Verhoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and hopeless? You are not alone and don’t have to navigate these challenges by yourself. We all need help at some point in our lives. I believe that you have within you the capacity to heal, grow, and find peace within your life. My role is to walk alongside you, in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to help you uncover who you truly are underneath the pain. Individuals see me for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, and life transitions.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and hopeless? You are not alone and don’t have to navigate these challenges by yourself. We all need help at some point in our lives. I believe that you have within you the capacity to heal, grow, and find peace within your life. My role is to walk alongside you, in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to help you uncover who you truly are underneath the pain. Individuals see me for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, and life transitions.
(614) 858-8853 x814 View (614) 858-8853 x814
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Mitchell Mundy
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43206
I work well with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, loneliness, and life transitions.
I work with both Individuals and Couples as they seek greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships. Individual therapy with me will feel like you’re telling your story. By providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space you’ll be able to approach the difficulties you have had and are currently facing. By engaging your story in this space, you’ll be able to understand yourself and the world around you in a new way that will lead to healing and growth. My approach with couples is similar in that I hope to help you engage each other in new ways, fostering fulfilling patterns of connection and attachment.
I work well with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, loneliness, and life transitions.
I work with both Individuals and Couples as they seek greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships. Individual therapy with me will feel like you’re telling your story. By providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space you’ll be able to approach the difficulties you have had and are currently facing. By engaging your story in this space, you’ll be able to understand yourself and the world around you in a new way that will lead to healing and growth. My approach with couples is similar in that I hope to help you engage each other in new ways, fostering fulfilling patterns of connection and attachment.
(380) 210-0815 View (380) 210-0815
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Monique Phifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or grief? Our mission is to help transform your life, one conversation at a time. We offer personalized counseling, including Christian options, aimed at understanding and meeting your unique needs. Our Telehealth services make it easy to access support from anywhere. If you're looking for a path to joy and purpose, we're here to guide you. Ready to start? Let's take this journey together.
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or grief? Our mission is to help transform your life, one conversation at a time. We offer personalized counseling, including Christian options, aimed at understanding and meeting your unique needs. Our Telehealth services make it easy to access support from anywhere. If you're looking for a path to joy and purpose, we're here to guide you. Ready to start? Let's take this journey together.
(380) 207-9962 View (380) 207-9962
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Maureen Scelza
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43228
Waitlist for new clients
As a Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist I am trained to work with individuals, couples and families.
"The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Starting therapy can come with many emotions; fear, sadness, confusion, desperation, or many of the other emotions we all have. Despite that, you are here, and I know the strength it requires make that step. Therapy is a deeply personal and unique process. Together, we will work to establish your goals and we will work at your pace towards resolution. I am free of judgement towards all things that make you, you.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist I am trained to work with individuals, couples and families.
"The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Starting therapy can come with many emotions; fear, sadness, confusion, desperation, or many of the other emotions we all have. Despite that, you are here, and I know the strength it requires make that step. Therapy is a deeply personal and unique process. Together, we will work to establish your goals and we will work at your pace towards resolution. I am free of judgement towards all things that make you, you.
(380) 207-1472 View (380) 207-1472
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Cynthia Tyson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212
I integrate insight from my experience working with grief/bereavement and loss, End of Life (Planner) Doula, Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist, and issues stemming from racialized stress and trauma.
Hey there, I'm Dr. Cynthia Tyson, but you can call me Cynthia. I know first-hand that life sometimes takes sharp turns on us - we can face sudden transitions, lose people we love, and generally get overwhelmed by the pace and heaviness of our challenges. For most of us, these challenges can get in the way of our truth-telling and testimony. That's where I come in. I can help guide you through the work of healing, growth, and self-discovery that comes with learning to navigate your way through crisis, chaos, and suffering.
I integrate insight from my experience working with grief/bereavement and loss, End of Life (Planner) Doula, Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist, and issues stemming from racialized stress and trauma.
Hey there, I'm Dr. Cynthia Tyson, but you can call me Cynthia. I know first-hand that life sometimes takes sharp turns on us - we can face sudden transitions, lose people we love, and generally get overwhelmed by the pace and heaviness of our challenges. For most of us, these challenges can get in the way of our truth-telling and testimony. That's where I come in. I can help guide you through the work of healing, growth, and self-discovery that comes with learning to navigate your way through crisis, chaos, and suffering.
(614) 350-3783 View (614) 350-3783
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Michelle V Corley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
You are a woman who has been devastated by grief over pregnancy loss, infertility, or postpartum depression or anxiety. You desperately want to find someone to talk to about how alone and sad you feel. You feel heartbroken, ashamed, and angry lately. Your world has stopped while everyone else seems to be moving on without you. You find yourself having the same fights with your partner over and over again. Society glamorizes pregnancy and motherhood which can make you feel even more alone and misunderstood. If you see one more pregnancy announcement or social media post about the happiness of motherhood, you might lose it!
You are a woman who has been devastated by grief over pregnancy loss, infertility, or postpartum depression or anxiety. You desperately want to find someone to talk to about how alone and sad you feel. You feel heartbroken, ashamed, and angry lately. Your world has stopped while everyone else seems to be moving on without you. You find yourself having the same fights with your partner over and over again. Society glamorizes pregnancy and motherhood which can make you feel even more alone and misunderstood. If you see one more pregnancy announcement or social media post about the happiness of motherhood, you might lose it!
(614) 953-6411 View (614) 953-6411
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Peter Bogdanovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
My focus is on working with adults aged 18 and above, assisting them in navigating through trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, panic, unhealthy relationships, and family estrangement.
I welcome anyone who wants to create a better life for themselves and become the best version of themselves that they can be.
My focus is on working with adults aged 18 and above, assisting them in navigating through trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, panic, unhealthy relationships, and family estrangement.
I welcome anyone who wants to create a better life for themselves and become the best version of themselves that they can be.
(614) 662-1821 View (614) 662-1821
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Brooke N. Kuntz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221
Life can be really hard when a death, loss, or traumatic event takes place. It can be especially hard to pick up the pieces and know how to move on from the event and find a "new normal". No matter who you are and no matter the dilemma; I am happy to serve you. My hope is to help you find happiness and purpose in life again. Through therapy, I will help you process the trauma and find a new normal when you are ready. Each individual processes a trauma on their own terms. It is up to you decide the pace of moving forward. I am here to support you.
Life can be really hard when a death, loss, or traumatic event takes place. It can be especially hard to pick up the pieces and know how to move on from the event and find a "new normal". No matter who you are and no matter the dilemma; I am happy to serve you. My hope is to help you find happiness and purpose in life again. Through therapy, I will help you process the trauma and find a new normal when you are ready. Each individual processes a trauma on their own terms. It is up to you decide the pace of moving forward. I am here to support you.
(614) 412-2972 View (614) 412-2972
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Holly Mundon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LISW-S, CCTP , CDCA
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
Are you having struggles in your job or relationship? Have you been diagnosed with a mental illness and need coping skills as you learn to manage all that it entails? Do you need education, support, and encouragement? I work with grief/loss, trauma, Depression, Anxiety, coping skills & boundaries, relationship and job stressors, life transitions, and general support. I am passionate about helping those who are 'helping professions' and work with health professionals and first responders dealing with secondary trauma. We will work together to set goals for taking the next steps to feel better.
Are you having struggles in your job or relationship? Have you been diagnosed with a mental illness and need coping skills as you learn to manage all that it entails? Do you need education, support, and encouragement? I work with grief/loss, trauma, Depression, Anxiety, coping skills & boundaries, relationship and job stressors, life transitions, and general support. I am passionate about helping those who are 'helping professions' and work with health professionals and first responders dealing with secondary trauma. We will work together to set goals for taking the next steps to feel better.
(380) 214-2725 View (380) 214-2725
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Emily Tegenkamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Welcome–I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to create an accepting and validating environment where you can explore your strengths and values to help navigate life’s challenges. I approach each session with curiosity and openness, striving to understand your unique experiences and priorities for counseling. My practice focuses on working with individuals grieving the loss of a loved one, particularly those impacted by suicide loss. I also enjoy working with young adults, those experiencing and anticipating life transitions, individuals who are neurodivergent, and people with disabilities and their families.
Welcome–I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to create an accepting and validating environment where you can explore your strengths and values to help navigate life’s challenges. I approach each session with curiosity and openness, striving to understand your unique experiences and priorities for counseling. My practice focuses on working with individuals grieving the loss of a loved one, particularly those impacted by suicide loss. I also enjoy working with young adults, those experiencing and anticipating life transitions, individuals who are neurodivergent, and people with disabilities and their families.
(773) 801-5734 View (773) 801-5734
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Dr. Noriyo Shoji-Schaffner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD , LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Are you navigating personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety & depression, marital & familial conflicts, & grief? Are you ready to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to improve your well-being by being open to asking tough questions, tackling big issues, and pursuing outcomes with perseverance? My goal is to provide support in improving relationships, managing stress, overcoming trauma, adopting healthier coping skills, & embracing fulfilling life options. My 15 years of clinical experience as a racial/ethnic minority practitioner has allowed me to cultivate expertise to assist racial/ethnic minority groups.
Are you navigating personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety & depression, marital & familial conflicts, & grief? Are you ready to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to improve your well-being by being open to asking tough questions, tackling big issues, and pursuing outcomes with perseverance? My goal is to provide support in improving relationships, managing stress, overcoming trauma, adopting healthier coping skills, & embracing fulfilling life options. My 15 years of clinical experience as a racial/ethnic minority practitioner has allowed me to cultivate expertise to assist racial/ethnic minority groups.
(614) 739-8516 View (614) 739-8516
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Patrick Mettle
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services for addictions, depression and anxiety, trauma, and grief counseling.
Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. Your story is important to me. Our past hurts and struggles can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we live today. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services for addictions, depression and anxiety, trauma, and grief counseling.
Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. Your story is important to me. Our past hurts and struggles can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life we live today. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(614) 454-4116 View (614) 454-4116
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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.