Grief Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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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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Damien Gabis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15209  (Online Only)
Damien has provided therapeutic interventions for people going through grief and loss, PTSD, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, and other barriers. He is an LGBTQ+ and trauma informed therapist. Damien is a veteran and has experience in treating military trauma.
Damien has provided therapeutic interventions for people going through grief and loss, PTSD, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, and other barriers. He is an LGBTQ+ and trauma informed therapist. Damien is a veteran and has experience in treating military trauma.
(412) 435-1359 View (412) 435-1359
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Sarah Amelia Edmiston
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I enjoy working with clients of any and every background, and have special interests in grief, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, spirituality, and intersecting identities.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
I enjoy working with clients of any and every background, and have special interests in grief, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, spirituality, and intersecting identities.
As your therapist, I will help you cultivate self-compassion, curiosity, and courage to confront your life challenges. My work with each client is individualized and collaborative depending on a multitude of client factors. My approach is warm, well-rounded, and authentic. I will ensure that your therapeutic outcomes are meaningful and sustainable. You will feel seen, heard, and supported in every step of our work. I use an integrated trauma-informed, feminist, humanistic, psychoanalytic, relational, and existential approach to therapy that fosters openness and curiosity.
(412) 891-8769 View (412) 891-8769
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Kimberly Kiesling
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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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Eileen Henry Coaching and Consulting
Occupational Therapist, BA, MS , MBA, EdD, ACC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15243  (Online Only)
I am a certified coach specializing in substance use recovery, ADHD, and grief education for individuals and families.
I am a certified coach specializing in substance use recovery, ADHD, and grief education for individuals and families.
(878) 645-3821 View (878) 645-3821
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Jennifer Leah Pizzuto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
You're busy. You're pulled in a million different directions and you have a million more responsibilities. Sometimes you have someone to share this with, and sometimes not. Sometimes you feel lost under all of the pressure to "be better." I'm here to help. Let's peel away the layers of stress, grief, trauma, and pressure to reveal the very best version of you. Let's take journey of self-discovery together. I'm here to listen, support, and help.
You're busy. You're pulled in a million different directions and you have a million more responsibilities. Sometimes you have someone to share this with, and sometimes not. Sometimes you feel lost under all of the pressure to "be better." I'm here to help. Let's peel away the layers of stress, grief, trauma, and pressure to reveal the very best version of you. Let's take journey of self-discovery together. I'm here to listen, support, and help.
(412) 561-9758 View (412) 561-9758
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Mariellen Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CSP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I am here to help you. Having worked many years in the schools my experience & advanced training equip me with the skills to help clients learn new ways to manage the struggles in their life enabling them to feel happier and healthier. I use a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach and include art, play, & music therapy to help clients learn coping strategies, new skills, and behavior modification techniques used to manage the challenges of ADHD, ASD, anxiety, stress, and life transitions such as divorce/separation, moving, or the death of a loved one. Together, we can improve the quality of your life whenever you are ready.
I am here to help you. Having worked many years in the schools my experience & advanced training equip me with the skills to help clients learn new ways to manage the struggles in their life enabling them to feel happier and healthier. I use a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach and include art, play, & music therapy to help clients learn coping strategies, new skills, and behavior modification techniques used to manage the challenges of ADHD, ASD, anxiety, stress, and life transitions such as divorce/separation, moving, or the death of a loved one. Together, we can improve the quality of your life whenever you are ready.
(412) 891-6906 View (412) 891-6906
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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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Amber Lynn Blue
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Are you coping with grief, depression, or anxiety? Your unique needs matter. You seek a therapist who understands and supports your journey to emotional health. Your goal is clear: to find practical solutions and guidance for a happier, more fulfilling life. Together, we'll work to achieve the positive changes you desire.
Are you coping with grief, depression, or anxiety? Your unique needs matter. You seek a therapist who understands and supports your journey to emotional health. Your goal is clear: to find practical solutions and guidance for a happier, more fulfilling life. Together, we'll work to achieve the positive changes you desire.
(412) 960-1401 View (412) 960-1401
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Noah Potvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
As a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified music therapist, I've worked with adults across the age spectrum for 15 years on chronic and progressive illnesses, death and dying, pre-bereavement, and grief. When facing such significant life transitions, it is important that all involved individuals have a compassionate space for processing their experiences and to plan for the future. Using a combination of motivational interviewing, humanism, and Gestalt therapy, we will explore avenues for moving forward in ways helping you feel empowered and emboldened, ready to face the coming journey and the meaning it may bring.
As a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified music therapist, I've worked with adults across the age spectrum for 15 years on chronic and progressive illnesses, death and dying, pre-bereavement, and grief. When facing such significant life transitions, it is important that all involved individuals have a compassionate space for processing their experiences and to plan for the future. Using a combination of motivational interviewing, humanism, and Gestalt therapy, we will explore avenues for moving forward in ways helping you feel empowered and emboldened, ready to face the coming journey and the meaning it may bring.
(412) 612-2588 View (412) 612-2588
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Paige Beckwith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Change is an inevitable part of life that can sometimes be scary, anxiety inducing, and difficult to cope with. Because change is often fraught with unknowns, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship – one that is built on trust, empathy, compassion, and non-judgement – is essential to the healing process. My focuses include working with adults of all ages to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as their family members and caregivers.
Change is an inevitable part of life that can sometimes be scary, anxiety inducing, and difficult to cope with. Because change is often fraught with unknowns, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship – one that is built on trust, empathy, compassion, and non-judgement – is essential to the healing process. My focuses include working with adults of all ages to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as their family members and caregivers.
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Jan Sciulli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Devastated by a traumatic event in your life? I am dedicated to helping you through your journey of bereavement and healing. I have worked with individuals and families who have experienced traumatic sudden loss resulting from incidences such as gun violence; suicide; divorce; job loss; vision loss; physical changes; progressive and terminal illness.
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Devastated by a traumatic event in your life? I am dedicated to helping you through your journey of bereavement and healing. I have worked with individuals and families who have experienced traumatic sudden loss resulting from incidences such as gun violence; suicide; divorce; job loss; vision loss; physical changes; progressive and terminal illness.
(412) 866-1191 View (412) 866-1191
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Center for Resilience Strategies
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Stressed? Anxious? Unresolved trauma? Grief from loss? Relationship issues? Low self-esteem? We're here to help you make big changes in your life. CRS provides accessible, affordable, and effective mental health services in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. CRS provides individual counseling for teens and adults, play therapy, couple and marital therapy, and family therapy. We work with multiple insurance companies and offer income-based fees for services, all provided in a private practice clinic setting or via telehealth.
Stressed? Anxious? Unresolved trauma? Grief from loss? Relationship issues? Low self-esteem? We're here to help you make big changes in your life. CRS provides accessible, affordable, and effective mental health services in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. CRS provides individual counseling for teens and adults, play therapy, couple and marital therapy, and family therapy. We work with multiple insurance companies and offer income-based fees for services, all provided in a private practice clinic setting or via telehealth.
(412) 324-7956 View (412) 324-7956
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Abbie Quinby
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Now accepting new clients! As a person-centered therapist, I believe there is potential to help anyone interested in working with me regardless of their reasons for coming to therapy. That being said, I enjoy working with folks who struggle with anxiety, gender and sexual identities, neurodivergence, self-concept or self-worth, complex and religious trauma, relationship issues, and grief. I am an LGBTQIA+ and relationship-affirming therapist and I'm very passionate about working with people in marginalized groups. I believe that everyone needs a therapist who can listen with compassion and understanding.
Now accepting new clients! As a person-centered therapist, I believe there is potential to help anyone interested in working with me regardless of their reasons for coming to therapy. That being said, I enjoy working with folks who struggle with anxiety, gender and sexual identities, neurodivergence, self-concept or self-worth, complex and religious trauma, relationship issues, and grief. I am an LGBTQIA+ and relationship-affirming therapist and I'm very passionate about working with people in marginalized groups. I believe that everyone needs a therapist who can listen with compassion and understanding.
(412) 534-6828 View (412) 534-6828
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Hannah Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
(412) 214-8615 View (412) 214-8615
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Julia Longenecker
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) for depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment disorder/life transitions, bipolar disorder and psychosis/schizophrenia.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist whose practice is rooted in structured, time-limited therapy (often called evidence-based practice, or EBP) - delivering care that supports your goals, enhances your life, and builds skills to address symptom flare ups after therapy ends. I can see clients from over 30 states and DC so care disruptions will be minimized if you travel, move, or return home between semesters. Locations served are: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) for depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment disorder/life transitions, bipolar disorder and psychosis/schizophrenia.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist whose practice is rooted in structured, time-limited therapy (often called evidence-based practice, or EBP) - delivering care that supports your goals, enhances your life, and builds skills to address symptom flare ups after therapy ends. I can see clients from over 30 states and DC so care disruptions will be minimized if you travel, move, or return home between semesters. Locations served are: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV.
(412) 838-3244 View (412) 838-3244
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Debra M Whittam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd, CCDPD, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
My ideal clients have issues with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief. Those who have little to no family support or friend network to rely on during difficult times. I work with people who struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse and repeated relapse. I also specialize in Adult Children of Alcoholism or Dysfunctional Homes. Many of my clients need help making life decisions especially between the ages of 16-26. Also those who are in transition either from divorce, from college to the workplace and single parents. Most everyone needs to know if they are going to be okay and if they are, how will they be okay.
My ideal clients have issues with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief. Those who have little to no family support or friend network to rely on during difficult times. I work with people who struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse and repeated relapse. I also specialize in Adult Children of Alcoholism or Dysfunctional Homes. Many of my clients need help making life decisions especially between the ages of 16-26. Also those who are in transition either from divorce, from college to the workplace and single parents. Most everyone needs to know if they are going to be okay and if they are, how will they be okay.
(412) 467-0492 View (412) 467-0492
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Adrienne Bernardina
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I have experience working with individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can explore your feelings and develop self-awareness of your perspectives and insight into your motives and fears. I help you with feelings of depression and anxiety due to relationship issues-between individuals or within a family, life changes or loss. Together we can uncover unresolved issues from past experiences or trauma which often impact present behaviors and feelings.
I have experience working with individual adults, adolescents and children, couples and families. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can explore your feelings and develop self-awareness of your perspectives and insight into your motives and fears. I help you with feelings of depression and anxiety due to relationship issues-between individuals or within a family, life changes or loss. Together we can uncover unresolved issues from past experiences or trauma which often impact present behaviors and feelings.
(412) 228-0368 View (412) 228-0368
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Karen J Stickel, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Issues of concern include mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, marital difficulties, communication problems, child/adolescent behavior, bereavement and emotional trauma, among others.
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
Issues of concern include mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, marital difficulties, communication problems, child/adolescent behavior, bereavement and emotional trauma, among others.
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
(412) 214-8785 View (412) 214-8785
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Meagan Roppo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT200
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Whether you are navigating pregnancy or postpartum transition, the overwhelm of infertility or TTC, or are reeling from a pregnancy or infant loss, I am here to guide you and validate your emotions. I specialize in perinatal/reproductive mental health and help my clients to make meaning, integrate challenging life experiences, and find hope. My approach as a therapist and trained yoga teacher is through acceptance, somatic practice (if desired), and building on the therapeutic relationship.
Whether you are navigating pregnancy or postpartum transition, the overwhelm of infertility or TTC, or are reeling from a pregnancy or infant loss, I am here to guide you and validate your emotions. I specialize in perinatal/reproductive mental health and help my clients to make meaning, integrate challenging life experiences, and find hope. My approach as a therapist and trained yoga teacher is through acceptance, somatic practice (if desired), and building on the therapeutic relationship.
(484) 469-6196 View (484) 469-6196
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.