Grief Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Dr. Dana Matta
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
A wise person once said, "You can't laugh all your laughter till you cry all your tears." Sometimes life presents us with difficult challenges or situations that can be overwhelming or unfair. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship. health issues, family conflicts, depression and anxiety just to name a few. The decision to enter therapy is seldom made lightly. I believe it is important to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their feelings and speak their truth. It is only by sharing the pain and sadness that humans can cry their tears and move on to the laughter again.
A wise person once said, "You can't laugh all your laughter till you cry all your tears." Sometimes life presents us with difficult challenges or situations that can be overwhelming or unfair. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship. health issues, family conflicts, depression and anxiety just to name a few. The decision to enter therapy is seldom made lightly. I believe it is important to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their feelings and speak their truth. It is only by sharing the pain and sadness that humans can cry their tears and move on to the laughter again.
(724) 585-8830 View (724) 585-8830
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The Counseling Center at Family Resources
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
(412) 312-4047 x4 View (412) 312-4047 x4
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Karen Rivera-Seda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , MFT , NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I provide support to college students & adults in the areas of anxiety, grief, life transitions, postpartum anxiety, betrayal trauma, teen trauma, and being the adult child of immigrants. I also provide support to couples in the areas of communication, premarital, pre-engagement, and pre-cohabitation. I've worked with various populations & present issues/concerns, thus garnering my areas of specialty. Being a 1.5-generation immigrant has afforded me firsthand experience/knowledge of the difficulties and challenges that children of immigrants may face. My specialty areas in no way limits my ability to work with a variety of clients.
I provide support to college students & adults in the areas of anxiety, grief, life transitions, postpartum anxiety, betrayal trauma, teen trauma, and being the adult child of immigrants. I also provide support to couples in the areas of communication, premarital, pre-engagement, and pre-cohabitation. I've worked with various populations & present issues/concerns, thus garnering my areas of specialty. Being a 1.5-generation immigrant has afforded me firsthand experience/knowledge of the difficulties and challenges that children of immigrants may face. My specialty areas in no way limits my ability to work with a variety of clients.
(412) 618-0450 View (412) 618-0450
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Anita Cilia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , BA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
I work with many different issues, including, but not limited to: autism, mood disorders, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis with significant behaviors, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma/abuse victims, and codependency.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?
I work with many different issues, including, but not limited to: autism, mood disorders, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis with significant behaviors, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma/abuse victims, and codependency.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?
(878) 213-4840 View (878) 213-4840
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Gwen F Melnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
(412) 356-9859 View (412) 356-9859
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Sarah Heitzenrater
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
As a National Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor I aim to create a safe, inclusive and affirming space for every one of my clients. I prioritize the therapeutic relationships that I build with each client and acknowledge the importance of having a trusting and supportive environment. I have a special interest in diverse LGBTQ+ issues, as well as, experience working with anxiety, various mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, and addiction.
As a National Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor I aim to create a safe, inclusive and affirming space for every one of my clients. I prioritize the therapeutic relationships that I build with each client and acknowledge the importance of having a trusting and supportive environment. I have a special interest in diverse LGBTQ+ issues, as well as, experience working with anxiety, various mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, and addiction.
(412) 275-5556 View (412) 275-5556
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Amy Shirey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Amy is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with more than 25 years of experience in providing therapeutic interventions and counseling to children and adolescents, young adults, couples, and adults. Amy graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State University and received her Master's degree in Social Work degree with specialization in Direct Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. Amy works with a variety of issues including individuals struggling with depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, multiple diagnoses, family issues, and chronic medical issues.
Amy is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with more than 25 years of experience in providing therapeutic interventions and counseling to children and adolescents, young adults, couples, and adults. Amy graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State University and received her Master's degree in Social Work degree with specialization in Direct Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. Amy works with a variety of issues including individuals struggling with depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, multiple diagnoses, family issues, and chronic medical issues.
(412) 516-3929 View (412) 516-3929
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Kristina Smail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
My specialties include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, and the effects of trauma.
Everyone has a story, and that novel molds us into who we are today. As we walk through the chapters in your book, we will be able to better understand how your experiences have impacted daily living. In doing so, we will be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to positively enhance your future.
My specialties include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, and the effects of trauma.
Everyone has a story, and that novel molds us into who we are today. As we walk through the chapters in your book, we will be able to better understand how your experiences have impacted daily living. In doing so, we will be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to positively enhance your future.
(724) 960-8253 View (724) 960-8253
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Eagles Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
I am Tamera Guenther and I am a therapist at Eagles Counseling. Are you looking for an expert trauma therapist? Are you looking for a safe place to talk to someone? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Is your marriage falling apart? Does your child have behavioral problems? I am here to help. I am willing to meet you where you are at. I specialize in CBT, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems. I also provide therapy for grief, depression, anxiety, and stress. I provide individual therapy for adolescents and adults. I also do couples counseling and family counseling.
I am Tamera Guenther and I am a therapist at Eagles Counseling. Are you looking for an expert trauma therapist? Are you looking for a safe place to talk to someone? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Is your marriage falling apart? Does your child have behavioral problems? I am here to help. I am willing to meet you where you are at. I specialize in CBT, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems. I also provide therapy for grief, depression, anxiety, and stress. I provide individual therapy for adolescents and adults. I also do couples counseling and family counseling.
(412) 998-8799 View (412) 998-8799
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Calli Crouse
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Do you struggle with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or feeling out of step due to neurodivergence that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, or career? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, or lost by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards, just getting through the day, dealing with past pains, facing the future after a loss, or navigating a world that doesn’t always understand or accommodate your unique perspective? Do you question, wonder, or hope that life could be better, more fulfilling, or more understanding of your needs?
Do you struggle with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or feeling out of step due to neurodivergence that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, or career? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, or lost by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards, just getting through the day, dealing with past pains, facing the future after a loss, or navigating a world that doesn’t always understand or accommodate your unique perspective? Do you question, wonder, or hope that life could be better, more fulfilling, or more understanding of your needs?
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Christina Maria Sauers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma can affect us in ways we are not always aware of. Healing can help us in ways we never knew were possible. Stressful and distressing life events can leave us feeling alone, wounded, anxious, sad, or angry. Until the trauma is healed, we may continue to stay stuck. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults (ages 14+), who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self injury, Suicidality, Grief & Loss, OCD, Anger, and other uncomfortable emotions. By treating the potential trauma that lies beneath the surface, I can help you find peace and healing.
Trauma can affect us in ways we are not always aware of. Healing can help us in ways we never knew were possible. Stressful and distressing life events can leave us feeling alone, wounded, anxious, sad, or angry. Until the trauma is healed, we may continue to stay stuck. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults (ages 14+), who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self injury, Suicidality, Grief & Loss, OCD, Anger, and other uncomfortable emotions. By treating the potential trauma that lies beneath the surface, I can help you find peace and healing.
(878) 205-0108 View (878) 205-0108
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Hayley Sweitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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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Carter Cunningham
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
While I am excited to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, I have a special interest in supporting those who experience chronic conditions such as pain, grief, cancer, psychosis, and trauma.
I am passionate about helping individuals on their path to self-discovery and leading a genuine and authentic life. Drawing upon my background in counseling and neuroscience, I integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and existentialism into my approach. I aim to help individuals cultivate openness, awareness, and engagement with themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them. By incorporating meditation, relevant literature, art, and nature, I aim to create a holistic therapeutic experience. These elements enrich the exploration of subjective experiences, self-perception, and the profound aspects of existence.
While I am excited to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, I have a special interest in supporting those who experience chronic conditions such as pain, grief, cancer, psychosis, and trauma.
I am passionate about helping individuals on their path to self-discovery and leading a genuine and authentic life. Drawing upon my background in counseling and neuroscience, I integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and existentialism into my approach. I aim to help individuals cultivate openness, awareness, and engagement with themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them. By incorporating meditation, relevant literature, art, and nature, I aim to create a holistic therapeutic experience. These elements enrich the exploration of subjective experiences, self-perception, and the profound aspects of existence.
(412) 960-1185 View (412) 960-1185
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Manuela 'manny' P St Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
My specialty is working with clients who struggle with depression, sense of self, anxiety, grief and loss.
My passion is to work with individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral barriers in their life. I work with adults, offering individual therapy. With the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I assist clients in making necessary behavioral changes. Together we will work to modify thought processes and apply behavioral changes that facilitate lasting change in your life. I am committed to bringing healing, growth and wholeness to clients. I offer day and evening hours accommodating your busy schedule.
My specialty is working with clients who struggle with depression, sense of self, anxiety, grief and loss.
My passion is to work with individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral barriers in their life. I work with adults, offering individual therapy. With the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I assist clients in making necessary behavioral changes. Together we will work to modify thought processes and apply behavioral changes that facilitate lasting change in your life. I am committed to bringing healing, growth and wholeness to clients. I offer day and evening hours accommodating your busy schedule.
(878) 313-2094 View (878) 313-2094
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Howard F Hansell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and burnout? Is life feeling a bit too much for you right now and leading to depression, low energy, decreased productivity and interpersonal relationship problems? Would you like to take some time to get your life back from all of this? Better days are ahead, and I am here to help! I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience helping clients with a diverse set of concerns including depression, anxiety, career issues, stress management, substance abuse, work-life balance, and bereavement.
Are you experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and burnout? Is life feeling a bit too much for you right now and leading to depression, low energy, decreased productivity and interpersonal relationship problems? Would you like to take some time to get your life back from all of this? Better days are ahead, and I am here to help! I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience helping clients with a diverse set of concerns including depression, anxiety, career issues, stress management, substance abuse, work-life balance, and bereavement.
(484) 673-6036 View (484) 673-6036
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Elizabeth Sarraf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Waitlist for new clients
I have training and experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, including traumatic loss and mass violence, as well as those dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions.
When life feels overwhelming, your day to day stressors add up, or past experiences cause you difficulties, choosing to seek therapy can be a pivotal step towards feeling like yourself again. I work collaboratively with clients to help them chart a path forward that feels healthy and acknowledges the impact of all of life’s experiences. Therapy is an opportunity to explore old patterns, create new ones, and to find your voice. Together, we will create a space where you feel safe enough to put down your walls and explore what is working in your life, what is not, and how to get you to where you want to be.
I have training and experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, including traumatic loss and mass violence, as well as those dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions.
When life feels overwhelming, your day to day stressors add up, or past experiences cause you difficulties, choosing to seek therapy can be a pivotal step towards feeling like yourself again. I work collaboratively with clients to help them chart a path forward that feels healthy and acknowledges the impact of all of life’s experiences. Therapy is an opportunity to explore old patterns, create new ones, and to find your voice. Together, we will create a space where you feel safe enough to put down your walls and explore what is working in your life, what is not, and how to get you to where you want to be.
(412) 219-5957 View (412) 219-5957
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Debbie Witchel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Having practiced in the counseling field for over 35 years, I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship issues, including people struggling to co-parent after divorce.
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and people pleasing? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am also trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce.
Having practiced in the counseling field for over 35 years, I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship issues, including people struggling to co-parent after divorce.
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and people pleasing? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am also trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce.
(412) 252-2450 View (412) 252-2450
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Katelyn Dougherty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
I have immediate openings! I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of life stressors: transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, peer relationships, stress, grief, and individuals diagnosed with ASD. I approach my sessions from a cognitive behavioral perspective (CBT) and guide my clients in challenging and restructuring thoughts, in order to approach any situation and take control of how to react to it.
I have immediate openings! I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of life stressors: transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, peer relationships, stress, grief, and individuals diagnosed with ASD. I approach my sessions from a cognitive behavioral perspective (CBT) and guide my clients in challenging and restructuring thoughts, in order to approach any situation and take control of how to react to it.
(412) 844-4791 View (412) 844-4791
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Kristie Manandhar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
I have extensive experience in treating individuals with anxiety disorders, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, mood disorders, relational issues and addiction.
Do you desire a change in your life, but feel unsure where to begin? Are you looking for guidance in an environment where you can begin to unpack your thoughts, emotions and pain in a safe and caring way? Are you ready to take the first steps in creating lasting change? Let’s facilitate those changes of healing together.
I have extensive experience in treating individuals with anxiety disorders, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, mood disorders, relational issues and addiction.
Do you desire a change in your life, but feel unsure where to begin? Are you looking for guidance in an environment where you can begin to unpack your thoughts, emotions and pain in a safe and caring way? Are you ready to take the first steps in creating lasting change? Let’s facilitate those changes of healing together.
(412) 520-7734 View (412) 520-7734
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Sara Zakutney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I also enjoy working with clients living with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image, self-esteem struggles, relationship or workplace difficulties, and those walking through grief.
I have worked in various settings, from helping students better learn when addressing their emotional needs to providing family reunification services to people who have been formerly incarcerated. I enjoyed working with college students at Chatham’s Office of Career Development, helping them explore their personality strengths, prepare for their career options, and craft goals that excited them for their future.
I also enjoy working with clients living with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image, self-esteem struggles, relationship or workplace difficulties, and those walking through grief.
I have worked in various settings, from helping students better learn when addressing their emotional needs to providing family reunification services to people who have been formerly incarcerated. I enjoyed working with college students at Chatham’s Office of Career Development, helping them explore their personality strengths, prepare for their career options, and craft goals that excited them for their future.
(412) 850-4352 View (412) 850-4352