Grief Therapists in East Liberty, PA

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Teion Xavier Ensley-Ellerbe
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Teion Ensley-Ellerbe, MS is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Professional that provides services at Calm Pittsburgh. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to help find, or rediscover, the best version of themselves that they may have lost trying to navigate life and its challenges. I have experience in counseling clients through grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, ageing-related issues and hardships, and overall life transitions and conflict. In practice, my clinical approaches with clients are Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral. I am to meet the client where they are in sessions
Teion Ensley-Ellerbe, MS is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Professional that provides services at Calm Pittsburgh. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to help find, or rediscover, the best version of themselves that they may have lost trying to navigate life and its challenges. I have experience in counseling clients through grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, ageing-related issues and hardships, and overall life transitions and conflict. In practice, my clinical approaches with clients are Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral. I am to meet the client where they are in sessions
(412) 385-4934 View (412) 385-4934
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Hayley Sweitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Some of my specialties include grief, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem issues and working with individuals who have histories of substance abuse.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
Some of my specialties include grief, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem issues and working with individuals who have histories of substance abuse.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
(412) 419-3741 View (412) 419-3741
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Brittany M. Kiefer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
I have helped those with issues related to: anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, anger, loss, and trauma.
At times we may struggle with intense and confusing emotions that interfere with reaching our daily goals and aspirations. By working collaboratively within a calm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere, we can begin to become more curious about desired changes. Therapy can serve as a guide to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, how you relate and navigate the interpersonal relationships in your life, and within your environment. I also believe it is imperative to view therapy through a trauma-informed lens, while respecting each individual's background, where trauma's may have left unspoken words.
I have helped those with issues related to: anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, anger, loss, and trauma.
At times we may struggle with intense and confusing emotions that interfere with reaching our daily goals and aspirations. By working collaboratively within a calm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere, we can begin to become more curious about desired changes. Therapy can serve as a guide to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, how you relate and navigate the interpersonal relationships in your life, and within your environment. I also believe it is imperative to view therapy through a trauma-informed lens, while respecting each individual's background, where trauma's may have left unspoken words.
(412) 207-3438 View (412) 207-3438
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Littlejohn Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
I primarily use EMDR or CBT to help those coping with grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.
Brittany Littlejohn Maxshure is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She's spent much of her career working with individuals with chronic health conditions. Her experience with and understanding of the concerns and stressors of individuals among this population has equipped her with a unique skillset. She has an overall focus on supporting clients as they navigate through life’s transitions and challenges; whether it be in their personal or professional lives. Brittany strongly believes that everyone has the ability to reach their full potential and she has a desire to assist them in achieving their goals.
I primarily use EMDR or CBT to help those coping with grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.
Brittany Littlejohn Maxshure is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She's spent much of her career working with individuals with chronic health conditions. Her experience with and understanding of the concerns and stressors of individuals among this population has equipped her with a unique skillset. She has an overall focus on supporting clients as they navigate through life’s transitions and challenges; whether it be in their personal or professional lives. Brittany strongly believes that everyone has the ability to reach their full potential and she has a desire to assist them in achieving their goals.
(412) 407-8630 View (412) 407-8630
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Bari Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
I strongly believe that people have the ability to make changes at any time in their lives. I have specialized training in step-family therapy and recognized they have different dynamics than intact families. I work with people who have depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, as well as those needing anger management skills.
I strongly believe that people have the ability to make changes at any time in their lives. I have specialized training in step-family therapy and recognized they have different dynamics than intact families. I work with people who have depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, as well as those needing anger management skills.
(412) 228-0503 View (412) 228-0503
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Kaitlin Hens-Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
I enjoy understanding and knowing people's life stories and their impact. I approach my work with an eagerness and curiosity to know not just the events, but how the events impact the person. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel deeply understood and safe to explore parts of themselves that have not yet been fully uncovered. I like to help people find simple words for experiences and understand the impact of their past, their pain, or their fears.
I enjoy understanding and knowing people's life stories and their impact. I approach my work with an eagerness and curiosity to know not just the events, but how the events impact the person. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel deeply understood and safe to explore parts of themselves that have not yet been fully uncovered. I like to help people find simple words for experiences and understand the impact of their past, their pain, or their fears.
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Melissa Bilski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
The journey to finding greater contentment and satisfaction in life can be challenging and filled with obstacles. You've tried to convince yourself that you can overcome these on your own and you shouldn’t need help. You are realizing that no matter what you’ve tried in the past, it doesn’t seem to bring you closer to what you long for. You desire a deeper, more meaningful connection with yourself and those in your life. You want to better understand yourself and how you got to this moment.
The journey to finding greater contentment and satisfaction in life can be challenging and filled with obstacles. You've tried to convince yourself that you can overcome these on your own and you shouldn’t need help. You are realizing that no matter what you’ve tried in the past, it doesn’t seem to bring you closer to what you long for. You desire a deeper, more meaningful connection with yourself and those in your life. You want to better understand yourself and how you got to this moment.
(412) 887-1380 View (412) 887-1380
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Eric Vogan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I AM currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I work from a psychotherapeutic perspective grounded in humanistic and modern psychoanalytic practice. I work with individuals to explore their current suffering, symptoms, problems, and relationships and how these themes are related to earlier patterns of experience. My focus is on gaining a deep understanding of the individuals I work with that pays great respect to the person’s unique personality style, cultural differences, differences in sexual orientation and gender experience, and unique relationship patterns.
I AM currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I work from a psychotherapeutic perspective grounded in humanistic and modern psychoanalytic practice. I work with individuals to explore their current suffering, symptoms, problems, and relationships and how these themes are related to earlier patterns of experience. My focus is on gaining a deep understanding of the individuals I work with that pays great respect to the person’s unique personality style, cultural differences, differences in sexual orientation and gender experience, and unique relationship patterns.
(724) 862-4684 View (724) 862-4684
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Kelly Horvath
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Trauma can affect anyone over the course of their lifetime. Dealing with difficult feelings and experiences can be challenging, but with the right tools, you can manage your symptoms, reclaim your sense of self, and move toward living your best life. The choice to begin therapy can be the first step toward finding relief. My name is Kelly, and I'd be honored to be your therapist. I strive to view my practice through the lenses of cultural competence, progressive social values, a systems perspective, and the Sanctuary Model, among other theories
Trauma can affect anyone over the course of their lifetime. Dealing with difficult feelings and experiences can be challenging, but with the right tools, you can manage your symptoms, reclaim your sense of self, and move toward living your best life. The choice to begin therapy can be the first step toward finding relief. My name is Kelly, and I'd be honored to be your therapist. I strive to view my practice through the lenses of cultural competence, progressive social values, a systems perspective, and the Sanctuary Model, among other theories
(412) 851-6153 View (412) 851-6153
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Dr. Shelly W Hanlon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Hi, I'm Dr Shelly Hanlon. I'm a licensed and board certified clinician with over 30 years of experience. My approach to practicing psychotherapy is to first work collaboratively with you, on identifying and harnessing your innate strengths, and talents. Then together, we will work in a safe and comfortable setting to develop strategies and "life hacks," that will ensure therapeutic change and personal growth. By analyzing existing patterns, within the context of one's own life experience, we will develop a behavioral approach that will result in a greater sense of empowerment and the opportunity for life long success.
Hi, I'm Dr Shelly Hanlon. I'm a licensed and board certified clinician with over 30 years of experience. My approach to practicing psychotherapy is to first work collaboratively with you, on identifying and harnessing your innate strengths, and talents. Then together, we will work in a safe and comfortable setting to develop strategies and "life hacks," that will ensure therapeutic change and personal growth. By analyzing existing patterns, within the context of one's own life experience, we will develop a behavioral approach that will result in a greater sense of empowerment and the opportunity for life long success.
(878) 444-2969 View (878) 444-2969
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Alexa Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Are you struggling with changes, self-esteem or relationships? I can help you become motivated, discover and believe in your worth, and build accepting relationships with others. I have experience working with individuals dealing with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use recovery. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
Are you struggling with changes, self-esteem or relationships? I can help you become motivated, discover and believe in your worth, and build accepting relationships with others. I have experience working with individuals dealing with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use recovery. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
(412) 356-9224 View (412) 356-9224
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Matt Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
I help people who are confused by their emotions to develop a sense of control and safety in exploring their thoughts, memories and feelings. I work with people who have experienced sexual/physical/emotional abuse in childhood, or assault in adulthood, community violence, gender violence or incarceration; and who find it hard to control anger, sadness, mood swings, stress, to trust themselves, others or have close relationships. I believe that honest, compassionate discussion lets you approach what you might want to ignore, but won’t go away; or explore what might not have space to be said with friends or family.
I help people who are confused by their emotions to develop a sense of control and safety in exploring their thoughts, memories and feelings. I work with people who have experienced sexual/physical/emotional abuse in childhood, or assault in adulthood, community violence, gender violence or incarceration; and who find it hard to control anger, sadness, mood swings, stress, to trust themselves, others or have close relationships. I believe that honest, compassionate discussion lets you approach what you might want to ignore, but won’t go away; or explore what might not have space to be said with friends or family.
(878) 225-5486 View (878) 225-5486

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Bonnie Lou Ricard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Bonnie Ricard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified by the National Board of Counseling. Her undergraduate work was completed at Kent State University and she received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than two decades of experience in the counseling profession with a focus on relational issues, life transitions, emotional distress, grief, crises and trauma. She has also done significant work in the field of substance use and its far reaching implications on individuals and families.
Bonnie Ricard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified by the National Board of Counseling. Her undergraduate work was completed at Kent State University and she received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than two decades of experience in the counseling profession with a focus on relational issues, life transitions, emotional distress, grief, crises and trauma. She has also done significant work in the field of substance use and its far reaching implications on individuals and families.
(412) 564-4138 View (412) 564-4138
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Michelle Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
My therapeutic areas of interest include living with chronic physical illnesses, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, moving beyond fear in one's life, and providing support during and after pregnancy.
I help clients learn to listen to and hear themselves; my interest is in helping you to develop the confidence to recognize and honor your own wisdom and thereby make more effective choices in your life. My clinical experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to those with major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and grief. If you are interested in gaining insight into your problems and concerns in order to make changes in your life, then our work together will be rewarding for you.
My therapeutic areas of interest include living with chronic physical illnesses, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, moving beyond fear in one's life, and providing support during and after pregnancy.
I help clients learn to listen to and hear themselves; my interest is in helping you to develop the confidence to recognize and honor your own wisdom and thereby make more effective choices in your life. My clinical experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to those with major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and grief. If you are interested in gaining insight into your problems and concerns in order to make changes in your life, then our work together will be rewarding for you.
(412) 253-6173 View (412) 253-6173
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Martine Saul (Sheherhers)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Martine Saul is a licensed professional counselor with a B.A. in Psychology from Point Park University and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University. Her graduate field placements all took place within hospice and palliative care facilities, and she therefore, has experience and interest working with hospice patients as well doing bereavement, grief and loss counseling with those patients and their loved ones. Martine currently works full-time as a therapist in Private Practice. She has earned her certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also trained in EMDR for trauma-informed care.
Martine Saul is a licensed professional counselor with a B.A. in Psychology from Point Park University and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University. Her graduate field placements all took place within hospice and palliative care facilities, and she therefore, has experience and interest working with hospice patients as well doing bereavement, grief and loss counseling with those patients and their loved ones. Martine currently works full-time as a therapist in Private Practice. She has earned her certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also trained in EMDR for trauma-informed care.
(412) 532-4602 View (412) 532-4602
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Sara Troupe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
My areas of clinical focus include anxiety, grief & loss, and eating & body image concerns.
I am currently accepting new clients. My work centers on helping clients heal from difficult life experiences and self-defeating beliefs by recognizing personal strengths and developing healthier relationships with others, themselves, their emotions, and their bodies. I focus on creating a strong relationship with each client that centers on authenticity, trust, vulnerability, and compassion.
My areas of clinical focus include anxiety, grief & loss, and eating & body image concerns.
I am currently accepting new clients. My work centers on helping clients heal from difficult life experiences and self-defeating beliefs by recognizing personal strengths and developing healthier relationships with others, themselves, their emotions, and their bodies. I focus on creating a strong relationship with each client that centers on authenticity, trust, vulnerability, and compassion.
(412) 324-7323 View (412) 324-7323
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Wisdom Within Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
(412) 357-4197 View (412) 357-4197
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Christina M. Riga, PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
In more than 25 years in the profession, I've specialized in working with adolescents, young adults, and families who struggle with trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, lack of self-esteem, self-assertiveness, and anxiety/depression.
Disappointment, stress, and trauma can make us forget who we really are: inherently good beings, capable of giving and receiving love in a balanced, healthy way. I can help you to remember, by providing a safe, warm, and welcoming space where you can share your experiences. We'll explore your story together and, along the way, take a look at your strengths, your potential, and what stands between you and strong, healthy connections with yourself and others. I have a deep understanding of how essential - and fragile - trust can be.
In more than 25 years in the profession, I've specialized in working with adolescents, young adults, and families who struggle with trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, lack of self-esteem, self-assertiveness, and anxiety/depression.
Disappointment, stress, and trauma can make us forget who we really are: inherently good beings, capable of giving and receiving love in a balanced, healthy way. I can help you to remember, by providing a safe, warm, and welcoming space where you can share your experiences. We'll explore your story together and, along the way, take a look at your strengths, your potential, and what stands between you and strong, healthy connections with yourself and others. I have a deep understanding of how essential - and fragile - trust can be.
(412) 376-4036 View (412) 376-4036
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Dr. Quiana Golphin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Waitlist for new clients
At Provenance Counseling and Wellness, LLC, I help clients discover a personalized path to healing and growth with my individual counseling services tailored for adults facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, interpersonal relationships, and navigating life's transitions. I understand the overwhelming emotions that often accompany these issues—feelings of confusion, burden, helplessness, emotional fatigue, and frustration. In our sessions, I create a safe space for you to release and work through pent-up thoughts and emotions that may be hindering your progression toward your goals.
At Provenance Counseling and Wellness, LLC, I help clients discover a personalized path to healing and growth with my individual counseling services tailored for adults facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, interpersonal relationships, and navigating life's transitions. I understand the overwhelming emotions that often accompany these issues—feelings of confusion, burden, helplessness, emotional fatigue, and frustration. In our sessions, I create a safe space for you to release and work through pent-up thoughts and emotions that may be hindering your progression toward your goals.
(412) 906-4726 View (412) 906-4726
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Kimberly Kiesling
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
My areas of specialization include: Trauma/PTSD, dissociative disorders, anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, and relationship conflict.
It is not easy to take the first step to ask for help! My approach begins by listening and learning about you, because I believe that you are the expert on your own journey. I believe all people have the inherent strength to make positive life changes. Sometimes you just need to be empowered through compassionate support. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and respectful space for your therapeutic process.
My areas of specialization include: Trauma/PTSD, dissociative disorders, anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, and relationship conflict.
It is not easy to take the first step to ask for help! My approach begins by listening and learning about you, because I believe that you are the expert on your own journey. I believe all people have the inherent strength to make positive life changes. Sometimes you just need to be empowered through compassionate support. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and respectful space for your therapeutic process.
(412) 693-6423 View (412) 693-6423

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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.