Grief Therapists in McKees Rocks, PA

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Erika Kuhn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and have helped these individuals with various issues such as: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, self esteem and relationship concerns.
"Life is a journey and only you hold the map," however you don't have to navigate alone. I truly believe in the healing power of human connection and will walk beside you as we work together to develop a healthier, happier you. Therapy is a collaborative process during which I will listen to, respect, and support you. I am eclectic in my approach and will tailor your treatment to an approach that is the best fit for you and your needs.
I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and have helped these individuals with various issues such as: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, self esteem and relationship concerns.
"Life is a journey and only you hold the map," however you don't have to navigate alone. I truly believe in the healing power of human connection and will walk beside you as we work together to develop a healthier, happier you. Therapy is a collaborative process during which I will listen to, respect, and support you. I am eclectic in my approach and will tailor your treatment to an approach that is the best fit for you and your needs.
(570) 409-3140 View (570) 409-3140
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Kathleen Prince
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I have over 6 years of experience specializing with anxiety disorders, depression, overcoming grief, anger management, addiction and dual diagnosis.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" If you are looking for a guide in your therapeutic journey, I will work with you to establish a more fulfilling life. Assisting my clients to achieve their goals and rebuild their lives is something I take much pride in. I have an eclectic therapeutic approach, based on client need; however, tend to operate from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Reality Therapy perspective.
I have over 6 years of experience specializing with anxiety disorders, depression, overcoming grief, anger management, addiction and dual diagnosis.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" If you are looking for a guide in your therapeutic journey, I will work with you to establish a more fulfilling life. Assisting my clients to achieve their goals and rebuild their lives is something I take much pride in. I have an eclectic therapeutic approach, based on client need; however, tend to operate from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Reality Therapy perspective.
(412) 968-8141 View (412) 968-8141
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Scanlon Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Specialties: marital & divorce issues (including co-parenting counseling) Grief related to life changes (including death), as well as relationship issues; Adoption support (group & individual).
"I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between 'them' (the afflicted) and 'us' (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence." (Borrowed from Dr. Irvin Yalom). My practice makes possible the important work of self-evolution & growth in part due to my eclectic approach & focus on the unique matters of every individual. My lived experiences have greatly influenced my desire to partner with my fellow travelers as we do our 'work' and to do so intentionally and mindfully.
Specialties: marital & divorce issues (including co-parenting counseling) Grief related to life changes (including death), as well as relationship issues; Adoption support (group & individual).
"I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between 'them' (the afflicted) and 'us' (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence." (Borrowed from Dr. Irvin Yalom). My practice makes possible the important work of self-evolution & growth in part due to my eclectic approach & focus on the unique matters of every individual. My lived experiences have greatly influenced my desire to partner with my fellow travelers as we do our 'work' and to do so intentionally and mindfully.
(412) 330-1676 View (412) 330-1676
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AIBDT Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment is a group practice with locations in Moon Township, Robinson Twp, Carnegie and North Hills. Because many of our clients are professionals with busy schedules, our practice is open 7 days a week offering both daytime and evening hours. There are clinicians who work with general mental health issues (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, Women's health, grief, adjustment) as well as specialists in Child Development/Autism, OCD, Behavioral Medicine, and Family Therapy.
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment is a group practice with locations in Moon Township, Robinson Twp, Carnegie and North Hills. Because many of our clients are professionals with busy schedules, our practice is open 7 days a week offering both daytime and evening hours. There are clinicians who work with general mental health issues (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, Women's health, grief, adjustment) as well as specialists in Child Development/Autism, OCD, Behavioral Medicine, and Family Therapy.
(412) 246-8537 View (412) 246-8537
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B Lindsay Corbett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Not accepting new clients
If you are feeling emotionally unwell and struggling to cope with life’s difficulties, attending therapy can offer you support and guidance during these challenging times. Mental health challenges of depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, high levels of stress, or self-esteem issues can impact your overall wellness and lead to not taking care of yourself. It is my mission to create a safe and supportive environment to assist you in self-discovery and healing. I will structure each session to your needs and we can create an action plan to help you feel equipped to cope with life’s adversities.
If you are feeling emotionally unwell and struggling to cope with life’s difficulties, attending therapy can offer you support and guidance during these challenging times. Mental health challenges of depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, high levels of stress, or self-esteem issues can impact your overall wellness and lead to not taking care of yourself. It is my mission to create a safe and supportive environment to assist you in self-discovery and healing. I will structure each session to your needs and we can create an action plan to help you feel equipped to cope with life’s adversities.
(412) 547-9665 View (412) 547-9665
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Ginneene B.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Hi! My name is Ginneene, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA with AIBDT Psychological Services. I provide counseling to children, teens, and adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety , trauma, Autism, ADHD, addiction/substance abuse issues, relationship/ marital issues, and self esteem issues. I also can do couples counseling. I help clients to feel welcome, understood, and heard! I use a client centered approach, and specialized techniques, which are tailored to fit clients needs. I help clients to learn tools, in order to move through any particular struggle in life!
Hi! My name is Ginneene, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA with AIBDT Psychological Services. I provide counseling to children, teens, and adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety , trauma, Autism, ADHD, addiction/substance abuse issues, relationship/ marital issues, and self esteem issues. I also can do couples counseling. I help clients to feel welcome, understood, and heard! I use a client centered approach, and specialized techniques, which are tailored to fit clients needs. I help clients to learn tools, in order to move through any particular struggle in life!
(412) 413-9432 View (412) 413-9432
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Rocco Vallecorsa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habit. Keep your habits positive because your habit becomes your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Gandhi Our thoughts and feelings are not determined by a situation, but by our perception and interpretation of the situation. By changing our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors we can learn to respond in a positive way, maximizing our potential for a rich, full, and meaningful life.
"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habit. Keep your habits positive because your habit becomes your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Gandhi Our thoughts and feelings are not determined by a situation, but by our perception and interpretation of the situation. By changing our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors we can learn to respond in a positive way, maximizing our potential for a rich, full, and meaningful life.
(412) 389-7659 View (412) 389-7659
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JMS Counseling
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Life has so much to offer every person, but that perspective can become clouded by feelings of inadequacy, depression, anxiety, or struggles to overcome addiction and trauma. At JMS Counseling, our goal is to help you find your way through the challenges so you can start thriving and not just surviving.
Life has so much to offer every person, but that perspective can become clouded by feelings of inadequacy, depression, anxiety, or struggles to overcome addiction and trauma. At JMS Counseling, our goal is to help you find your way through the challenges so you can start thriving and not just surviving.
(412) 501-4983 View (412) 501-4983
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Dr. Peter C. Zubritzky, Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I am a licensed psychologist with decades of experience and extensive education/experience-not a professional counselor (LPC) with less education. My approach to therapy is goals-orientated approach and mindfulness using cognitive-behavioral therapy developing client empowerment. Counseling is for adults, age 18 and older and couples. I also provide testing for ACT 235 (Lethal Weapons certification) and ACT120 testing (the MMPI-2 exam and the Nelson-Denny Reading test) for applicants to Pennsylvania police academies, and testing for employment as police officers. I offer quick appointments and service.
I am a licensed psychologist with decades of experience and extensive education/experience-not a professional counselor (LPC) with less education. My approach to therapy is goals-orientated approach and mindfulness using cognitive-behavioral therapy developing client empowerment. Counseling is for adults, age 18 and older and couples. I also provide testing for ACT 235 (Lethal Weapons certification) and ACT120 testing (the MMPI-2 exam and the Nelson-Denny Reading test) for applicants to Pennsylvania police academies, and testing for employment as police officers. I offer quick appointments and service.
(412) 397-7461 View (412) 397-7461
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Journey Healthcare
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
We put the "We" in Wellness for you are never on your own through your journey to recovery. Let us help you by providing treatment that will be life changing. . . .
We put the "We" in Wellness for you are never on your own through your journey to recovery. Let us help you by providing treatment that will be life changing. . . .
(878) 313-2538 x1 View (878) 313-2538 x1
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Courtney Utz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Courtney Utz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2009. Courtney's background is in child and family therapy, early childhood, and perinatal behavioral health. She is able to support both parents and children to have a healthy relationship. She also has experience in working with trauma as well as perinatal mood disorders including post-partum depression and anxiety. Courtney's personal passions include spending time with her family as well as reading and fitness.
Courtney Utz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2009. Courtney's background is in child and family therapy, early childhood, and perinatal behavioral health. She is able to support both parents and children to have a healthy relationship. She also has experience in working with trauma as well as perinatal mood disorders including post-partum depression and anxiety. Courtney's personal passions include spending time with her family as well as reading and fitness.
(412) 538-6153 View (412) 538-6153

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Deah Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC , CGP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15204  (Online Only)
As a certified Trauma and Grief and Loss Professional, my expertise in trauma-informed therapy allows me to provide you with a compassionate and supportive space where you can explore the depths of your pain while processing your experiences.
Are you tired of feeling like your past is controlling your present, leaving you overwhelmed, anxious, and unable to fully enjoy life? Do you ever long for peace and freedom from the pain of your past, but feel stuck in a cycle of trauma, grief, and anxiety? Struggling with trust issues, overwhelming sadness, and persistent feelings of rejection, abandonment, guilt, shame, and inadequacy? Now might be the perfect time to connect with a therapist who can offer a safe and nonjudgmental space and someone who understands the complexities of trauma, grief, and loss.
As a certified Trauma and Grief and Loss Professional, my expertise in trauma-informed therapy allows me to provide you with a compassionate and supportive space where you can explore the depths of your pain while processing your experiences.
Are you tired of feeling like your past is controlling your present, leaving you overwhelmed, anxious, and unable to fully enjoy life? Do you ever long for peace and freedom from the pain of your past, but feel stuck in a cycle of trauma, grief, and anxiety? Struggling with trust issues, overwhelming sadness, and persistent feelings of rejection, abandonment, guilt, shame, and inadequacy? Now might be the perfect time to connect with a therapist who can offer a safe and nonjudgmental space and someone who understands the complexities of trauma, grief, and loss.
(724) 200-8178 View (724) 200-8178
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Chris Burd
Associate Professional Counselor, MA, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, PA 15202
I specialize in working with adults - as individuals and as couples, particularly those who may be dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. Clients dealing with grief, relationships, identity issues, body image challenges, or career uncertainty will also find a safe space with me to explore, heal, and grow. If you are a client seeking to better understand yourself or to better understand your partner, we can explore and learn together.
I specialize in working with adults - as individuals and as couples, particularly those who may be dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. Clients dealing with grief, relationships, identity issues, body image challenges, or career uncertainty will also find a safe space with me to explore, heal, and grow. If you are a client seeking to better understand yourself or to better understand your partner, we can explore and learn together.
(412) 534-5106 View (412) 534-5106
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Nathan Russell Earl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and addiction. I aim to create a safe, supportive environment for my clients to process their emotions, and to create positive change in their lives. I hope to help my clients gain a healthier relationship with themselves by challenging their critical self-talk. I have worked with may people who think and say harsh, or even cruel things to themselves; that they would never say to another person, or a friend.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and addiction. I aim to create a safe, supportive environment for my clients to process their emotions, and to create positive change in their lives. I hope to help my clients gain a healthier relationship with themselves by challenging their critical self-talk. I have worked with may people who think and say harsh, or even cruel things to themselves; that they would never say to another person, or a friend.
(412) 301-9147 View (412) 301-9147
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Kathy Rubright @the Mindful Oasis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
My interests include relationship issues, communication, depression, anxiety, child loss, trauma, anger, grief, divorce, and personal fulfillment.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, scared or alone? Confused? Anxious? Terrified of what others may or not think of you? Are the walls closing in on you? You are not alone. We have all been there. Change is possible and attainable with the proper support, guidance, hope and most of all, healing. I am a board certified clinical licensed social worker. I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Stonybrook University in New York State as well as a Master's in Social Work with a clinical emphasis from Adelphi University in New York State. I have been licensed in PA since 2009.
My interests include relationship issues, communication, depression, anxiety, child loss, trauma, anger, grief, divorce, and personal fulfillment.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, scared or alone? Confused? Anxious? Terrified of what others may or not think of you? Are the walls closing in on you? You are not alone. We have all been there. Change is possible and attainable with the proper support, guidance, hope and most of all, healing. I am a board certified clinical licensed social worker. I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Stonybrook University in New York State as well as a Master's in Social Work with a clinical emphasis from Adelphi University in New York State. I have been licensed in PA since 2009.
(717) 942-9797 View (717) 942-9797
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Emani Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC, NCC, CTMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15205  (Online Only)
I have 8 years of additional experience helping adults face racial and gender identity and affirmation, grief, anxiety (depression following anxiety), PTSD, couples counseling with traditional and nontraditional relationship dynamics, chronic illness, women issues, and college academic stress.
Hi, I am Emani from Focus Therapy LLC. Focus is a mental wellness practice that provides BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and young working professionals who struggle with imposter syndrome a safe, positive, and nonjudgmental space. At Focus, your intersected identities matter and you do not have to choose one to fit in. The most valuable work in transforming your care lies in our work together through a collaborative effort to explore supportive values that inspire you to cultivate what makes you passionate, nurturing, and happy. By validating inner strengths individuals can become more aware of the great value they hold as human beings.
I have 8 years of additional experience helping adults face racial and gender identity and affirmation, grief, anxiety (depression following anxiety), PTSD, couples counseling with traditional and nontraditional relationship dynamics, chronic illness, women issues, and college academic stress.
Hi, I am Emani from Focus Therapy LLC. Focus is a mental wellness practice that provides BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and young working professionals who struggle with imposter syndrome a safe, positive, and nonjudgmental space. At Focus, your intersected identities matter and you do not have to choose one to fit in. The most valuable work in transforming your care lies in our work together through a collaborative effort to explore supportive values that inspire you to cultivate what makes you passionate, nurturing, and happy. By validating inner strengths individuals can become more aware of the great value they hold as human beings.
(412) 872-2558 View (412) 872-2558
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Cynthia B. Kinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
Life during these times can be overwhelming. Multiple issues build up inside of us and can become compounded. We hold all of these stresses in our body and it is easy to feel anxious, depressed, sick and unhappy. I have extensive training and experience working with stress related issues, particularly work and family overload, chronic pain and illness, aging, dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and grief. I will help you to develop your inner strength and spirituality. We will explore your thoughts and feelings to solve your life problems and to use these skills so that you heal and thrive.
Life during these times can be overwhelming. Multiple issues build up inside of us and can become compounded. We hold all of these stresses in our body and it is easy to feel anxious, depressed, sick and unhappy. I have extensive training and experience working with stress related issues, particularly work and family overload, chronic pain and illness, aging, dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease, and grief. I will help you to develop your inner strength and spirituality. We will explore your thoughts and feelings to solve your life problems and to use these skills so that you heal and thrive.
(412) 455-7257 View (412) 455-7257
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Ry Keenan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, PA 15202
I have used this to help those suffering from addiction, anxiety, grief and loss, and numerous other issues.
My ideal client is one who is looking to better connect with themselves and those around them. They may struggle with effective communication, or successfully navigating the complexity of a deep and meaningful relationship. Most of all my ideal client is one who is willing to be open and honest about their experiences and what they want out of life.
I have used this to help those suffering from addiction, anxiety, grief and loss, and numerous other issues.
My ideal client is one who is looking to better connect with themselves and those around them. They may struggle with effective communication, or successfully navigating the complexity of a deep and meaningful relationship. Most of all my ideal client is one who is willing to be open and honest about their experiences and what they want out of life.
(412) 274-7425 View (412) 274-7425
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Joseph H Altman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Avalon, PA 15202
These often result in the rapid resolution of painful memories associated with the trauma of PTSD, unresolved grief, sexual abuse, and the guilt/shame of addictions.
I provide a positive, supportive, environment where clients have an opportunity to be heard, and to be healed of their emotional pain and fears. My approach is to meet people where they are and to encourage a shift in thinking from negative and fearful, to positive and hopeful. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD associated with childhood trauma, sexual abuse, losses and addictions. The goal is to help neutralize the anxiety, depression, guilt, shame and fears that are the symptoms of the trauma or addiction. The goal is to: "Learn to love, accept and forgive yourself because you are doing the best you can."
These often result in the rapid resolution of painful memories associated with the trauma of PTSD, unresolved grief, sexual abuse, and the guilt/shame of addictions.
I provide a positive, supportive, environment where clients have an opportunity to be heard, and to be healed of their emotional pain and fears. My approach is to meet people where they are and to encourage a shift in thinking from negative and fearful, to positive and hopeful. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD associated with childhood trauma, sexual abuse, losses and addictions. The goal is to help neutralize the anxiety, depression, guilt, shame and fears that are the symptoms of the trauma or addiction. The goal is to: "Learn to love, accept and forgive yourself because you are doing the best you can."
(724) 505-4016 View (724) 505-4016
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Metanoia Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Full body wellness is the ultimate goal at Metanoia Wellness. If your mind isn’t well, your body isn’t well; and if your body isn’t well, your mind isn’t well. The Licensed Professional Counselors on staff are knowledgeable about depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, stress, grief, and the challenges life throws your way that not only affect your mental health, but also your physical health. Metanoia’s counselors want to support you every step of the way to not just feeling better but getting better.
Full body wellness is the ultimate goal at Metanoia Wellness. If your mind isn’t well, your body isn’t well; and if your body isn’t well, your mind isn’t well. The Licensed Professional Counselors on staff are knowledgeable about depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, stress, grief, and the challenges life throws your way that not only affect your mental health, but also your physical health. Metanoia’s counselors want to support you every step of the way to not just feeling better but getting better.
(412) 634-8102 View (412) 634-8102

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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.