Grief Therapists in West Mifflin, PA

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Kathleen D Hays
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MS, CCTP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Waitlist for new clients
Counseling services available for anxiety, depression, grief & loss, stress & transition, trauma and PTSD, marriage and relationship, parent, blended/step-family, and crisis assessment & management.
When stress, trauma, mental health disorders and life crises become too much to handle, we owe it to ourselves and to those we care about to get help. I provide hope and healing to individuals, couples and families through professional counseling and informative educational programs. Clients are empowered to achieve spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. I can help you to gain the skills to process through painful challenges and live a healthy, fulfilling life. I am committed to helping you become your best self!
Counseling services available for anxiety, depression, grief & loss, stress & transition, trauma and PTSD, marriage and relationship, parent, blended/step-family, and crisis assessment & management.
When stress, trauma, mental health disorders and life crises become too much to handle, we owe it to ourselves and to those we care about to get help. I provide hope and healing to individuals, couples and families through professional counseling and informative educational programs. Clients are empowered to achieve spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. I can help you to gain the skills to process through painful challenges and live a healthy, fulfilling life. I am committed to helping you become your best self!
(412) 743-9894 View (412) 743-9894
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Diane Bauer, LCSW & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce/Dissolution LGBT issues, Grief/Loss, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting issues, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem We provide counseling for children, teens, adults, families, and couples.
Are you "worrying" often? Do you feel uncomfortable in social settings? Feeling sad, frustrated/angry and having difficulty managing it? Are you a parent concerned about your child's behavior? Or in a relationship/marriage that is unfulfilling or not what it use to be? Is your family not accepting of your life choices? Counseling is a great opportunity to work through long standing concerns or just talk about what is going on in your life right now.
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce/Dissolution LGBT issues, Grief/Loss, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting issues, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem We provide counseling for children, teens, adults, families, and couples.
Are you "worrying" often? Do you feel uncomfortable in social settings? Feeling sad, frustrated/angry and having difficulty managing it? Are you a parent concerned about your child's behavior? Or in a relationship/marriage that is unfulfilling or not what it use to be? Is your family not accepting of your life choices? Counseling is a great opportunity to work through long standing concerns or just talk about what is going on in your life right now.
(412) 532-1773 View (412) 532-1773
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Jennifer Koehler Fandray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Life can be stressful. Sometimes the demands of life are too much to handle on your own. I will work with you to accept and change what you can about your life. I have over 25 years of post-masters degree counseling experience, working in both the physical rehabilitation and counseling fields. Experienced in adjustment to disability counseling, grief therapy, life coaching, mental health counseling, teaching relaxation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and career counseling. I will work with you on your individual goals and devise a therapeutic plan. My goal is to help you achieve happiness in life!
Life can be stressful. Sometimes the demands of life are too much to handle on your own. I will work with you to accept and change what you can about your life. I have over 25 years of post-masters degree counseling experience, working in both the physical rehabilitation and counseling fields. Experienced in adjustment to disability counseling, grief therapy, life coaching, mental health counseling, teaching relaxation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and career counseling. I will work with you on your individual goals and devise a therapeutic plan. My goal is to help you achieve happiness in life!
(412) 376-4010 View (412) 376-4010
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Katelyn Dougherty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
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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Diana Lynne Shaban
Psychologist, M Ed
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the resilience of the human condition and facilitate that journey inward to help you help your SELF! Trauma, loss, isolation, wounds from childhood, parenting, addictions and more.
Are you in need of support? Do you have disturbing thoughts? Do you 'what if" constantly? Are you too angry? Are you confused? Are you struggling with getting out of bed? Are you not yourself? Are loved ones concerned about you? Do you have 'brain fog? Forgetfulness? problems sleeping? Do you have body image issues? Are you self medicating? Do you need someone to talk to without judgement? Life is challenging and sometimes unfair. There is a path out of suffering. Despite a sense of helplessness, anxiety, depression, trauma and fears; there is a way out and I can help you, help your SELF through your challenges.
I believe in the resilience of the human condition and facilitate that journey inward to help you help your SELF! Trauma, loss, isolation, wounds from childhood, parenting, addictions and more.
Are you in need of support? Do you have disturbing thoughts? Do you 'what if" constantly? Are you too angry? Are you confused? Are you struggling with getting out of bed? Are you not yourself? Are loved ones concerned about you? Do you have 'brain fog? Forgetfulness? problems sleeping? Do you have body image issues? Are you self medicating? Do you need someone to talk to without judgement? Life is challenging and sometimes unfair. There is a path out of suffering. Despite a sense of helplessness, anxiety, depression, trauma and fears; there is a way out and I can help you, help your SELF through your challenges.
(878) 900-4134 View (878) 900-4134
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Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
(412) 790-2191 View (412) 790-2191
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 604-7643 View (412) 604-7643
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Támara Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about the work I do with individuals and families within the home, school, and community. My counseling approach is educational and supportive. I aim to help young clients and their families utilize their resources and skills to overcome challenges. My goal in therapy is to educate throughout the process of therapy and offer support to overcome obstacles. I aim to teach long-term coping skills, build insight, motivate self-learning, and encourage independence. Thankfully, there are "tools" available to help us redirect our attention, anxieties, and strengths in appropriate ways.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about the work I do with individuals and families within the home, school, and community. My counseling approach is educational and supportive. I aim to help young clients and their families utilize their resources and skills to overcome challenges. My goal in therapy is to educate throughout the process of therapy and offer support to overcome obstacles. I aim to teach long-term coping skills, build insight, motivate self-learning, and encourage independence. Thankfully, there are "tools" available to help us redirect our attention, anxieties, and strengths in appropriate ways.
(724) 320-1265 View (724) 320-1265
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Steel Valley Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
The licensed professional counselors of Steel Valley Wellness Group are experienced with adults, adolescents, children and couples. We address causes of anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and hopelessness, and help to identify the factors that perpetuate these problems.
The licensed professional counselors of Steel Valley Wellness Group are experienced with adults, adolescents, children and couples. We address causes of anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and hopelessness, and help to identify the factors that perpetuate these problems.
(412) 866-2912 View (412) 866-2912
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(814) 212-5350 View (814) 212-5350
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Brent W Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Is something keeping you from being your best? We all have great value and the ability to achieve great things. Sometimes, the burdens of this life, including past trouble, negative thinking/emotions, difficult circumstances, poor choices and lack of support can hold us back from reaching our potential. I believe my role as a counselor is to help others be more aware of their own strengths and abilities, so they can set and achieve positive goals. I believe in welcoming people with unconditional acceptance and support, and helping them work through difficulty to build and execute a plan to become the best version of themselves.
Is something keeping you from being your best? We all have great value and the ability to achieve great things. Sometimes, the burdens of this life, including past trouble, negative thinking/emotions, difficult circumstances, poor choices and lack of support can hold us back from reaching our potential. I believe my role as a counselor is to help others be more aware of their own strengths and abilities, so they can set and achieve positive goals. I believe in welcoming people with unconditional acceptance and support, and helping them work through difficulty to build and execute a plan to become the best version of themselves.
(878) 205-0531 View (878) 205-0531
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 202-0362 View (724) 202-0362

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Cynthia L Marshall
PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Marshall is a certified spiritual, grief, loss, and trauma counselor.
The behaviors and emotions of grief, loss, and trauma are complex. Healing in mind, body, and spirit can be accomplished through traditional and spiritual counseling as well as guided meditation, spiritual structure, and goal setting. When clients are experiencing an inability to move forward, find it difficult to come to terms with life, cannot balance emotions and spirit, are enduring high levels of anxiety and stress, and are recognizing that their energy levels and physical body strength are at risk, the counseling of Dr. Marshall, an experienced counselor who uses Judeo-Christian and Buddhist principles can help heal.
Marshall is a certified spiritual, grief, loss, and trauma counselor.
The behaviors and emotions of grief, loss, and trauma are complex. Healing in mind, body, and spirit can be accomplished through traditional and spiritual counseling as well as guided meditation, spiritual structure, and goal setting. When clients are experiencing an inability to move forward, find it difficult to come to terms with life, cannot balance emotions and spirit, are enduring high levels of anxiety and stress, and are recognizing that their energy levels and physical body strength are at risk, the counseling of Dr. Marshall, an experienced counselor who uses Judeo-Christian and Buddhist principles can help heal.
(878) 205-0150 View (878) 205-0150
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Letecia M Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CISTT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
The best days are yet to come. I am a liberation and embodiment-oriented healing companion, passionately empowering clients that are seeking a trauma-certified practitioner, are Queer/LGBTQ+ identified, as well as people exploring the spectrum of gender, sexuality, sexual expression as well as expansive relationship structures (poly, ethical non-monogamy, swinging, etc). I specialize in CPTSD, Sexual/Relational/Intergenerational Trauma, Gender Dysphoria, Grief, Anxiety, as well as treating and destigmatizing compulsive sexual and non-sexual behaviors of all types. Let's break cycles, challenge the status-quo and break free together.
The best days are yet to come. I am a liberation and embodiment-oriented healing companion, passionately empowering clients that are seeking a trauma-certified practitioner, are Queer/LGBTQ+ identified, as well as people exploring the spectrum of gender, sexuality, sexual expression as well as expansive relationship structures (poly, ethical non-monogamy, swinging, etc). I specialize in CPTSD, Sexual/Relational/Intergenerational Trauma, Gender Dysphoria, Grief, Anxiety, as well as treating and destigmatizing compulsive sexual and non-sexual behaviors of all types. Let's break cycles, challenge the status-quo and break free together.
(610) 569-0726 View (610) 569-0726
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Nathaniel Rigby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating emotional difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger), complicated grief, relationship issues, and problems with motivation. I provide high quality, meaningful psychotherapy informed by many years of education, training and experience. Your first impression is likely to be that I am patient, warm, and knowledgeable with a lighthearted sense of humor. As we get to know each other, you will find that I am devoted to helping you feel better and I am committed to being straightforward with you so you can be challenged and grow.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating emotional difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger), complicated grief, relationship issues, and problems with motivation. I provide high quality, meaningful psychotherapy informed by many years of education, training and experience. Your first impression is likely to be that I am patient, warm, and knowledgeable with a lighthearted sense of humor. As we get to know each other, you will find that I am devoted to helping you feel better and I am committed to being straightforward with you so you can be challenged and grow.
(412) 253-2588 View (412) 253-2588
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Hillary Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
You don't have to untangle all of your trauma or grief on your own.
Have you experienced a life shattering event that changed the way you looked at yourself? Trauma impacts us in many ways & makes us feel disconnected from who we truly are and what we really want out of our lives. The World Health Organization recommends EMDR therapy as an effective treatment for trauma. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that uses bilateral stimulation to process traumatic events in a more adaptive manner & can alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety, etc.
You don't have to untangle all of your trauma or grief on your own.
Have you experienced a life shattering event that changed the way you looked at yourself? Trauma impacts us in many ways & makes us feel disconnected from who we truly are and what we really want out of our lives. The World Health Organization recommends EMDR therapy as an effective treatment for trauma. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that uses bilateral stimulation to process traumatic events in a more adaptive manner & can alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety, etc.
(724) 382-8266 View (724) 382-8266
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Marissa Adamczyk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15227  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Marissa. I have experience helping those struggling with anxiety, grief, navigating relationship challenges, and more. Maybe you are looking to get to know yourself a bit better, to strengthen your relationships, or to find ways to better manage the challenges you're facing. Emotions play a huge part in our daily lives and tell us what we need or are missing. Together, we can discover these. We will work together to discover your values, goals, and how we can achieve them.
Welcome! My name is Marissa. I have experience helping those struggling with anxiety, grief, navigating relationship challenges, and more. Maybe you are looking to get to know yourself a bit better, to strengthen your relationships, or to find ways to better manage the challenges you're facing. Emotions play a huge part in our daily lives and tell us what we need or are missing. Together, we can discover these. We will work together to discover your values, goals, and how we can achieve them.
(267) 377-4539 View (267) 377-4539
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Gerald Welsh
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Are you struggling with trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, spiritual concerns, anxiety, or depression? My ideal client is someone ready to heal and grow. You need a compassionate, judgment-free space to process your experiences and find solutions. Your goals might include overcoming past pain, improving relationships, or finding spiritual peace. Together, we'll work towards your overall well-being, using proven techniques to empower and support you. If you're ready to take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future, reach out today. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.
Are you struggling with trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, spiritual concerns, anxiety, or depression? My ideal client is someone ready to heal and grow. You need a compassionate, judgment-free space to process your experiences and find solutions. Your goals might include overcoming past pain, improving relationships, or finding spiritual peace. Together, we'll work towards your overall well-being, using proven techniques to empower and support you. If you're ready to take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future, reach out today. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.
(484) 372-4734 View (484) 372-4734
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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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Nathan R. Ramirez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, prisons, outpatient practices, jails, hospitals, academic medical centers, inpatient mental health units, and sports settings. Notably, I have experience and confidence working with clients affected by grief, depression, anxiety, TBIs, OCD, sports performance dysfunction, adjustment disorders, marital/relationship concerns, bipolar disorder, and general distress.
I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, prisons, outpatient practices, jails, hospitals, academic medical centers, inpatient mental health units, and sports settings. Notably, I have experience and confidence working with clients affected by grief, depression, anxiety, TBIs, OCD, sports performance dysfunction, adjustment disorders, marital/relationship concerns, bipolar disorder, and general distress.
(412) 981-1233 View (412) 981-1233

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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.