Grief Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Kristin Money
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
At the core of trauma and grief is a person.
NOTE: Email is the quickest way to reach me. Are you going through something that others do not seem to get or understand? Does a loss seem to be affecting you far more than the "normal stages" of grief? Perhaps you find that you cannot get past certain images in your mind of a moment in your life. Time and time again you are not able to find relief. On top of that, others do not seem to understand why you are affected so deeply. You struggle to communicate the thoughts and feelings that consume you.
At the core of trauma and grief is a person.
NOTE: Email is the quickest way to reach me. Are you going through something that others do not seem to get or understand? Does a loss seem to be affecting you far more than the "normal stages" of grief? Perhaps you find that you cannot get past certain images in your mind of a moment in your life. Time and time again you are not able to find relief. On top of that, others do not seem to understand why you are affected so deeply. You struggle to communicate the thoughts and feelings that consume you.
(931) 488-8140 View (931) 488-8140
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Doug Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I work with clients wanting to heal from all kinds of painful experiences and challenges in their lives. Often what brings someone into therapy, their current struggles, are symptoms of an underlying unresolved experience which has thrown life out of balance. Anxiety and depression, for example, frequently are a pattern of being stuck in a state of imbalance, following a significant loss, heartbreak or trauma. The goal of therapy is to restore the natural integrity and balance within clients, empowering them to lead creative and fulfilling lives.
I work with clients wanting to heal from all kinds of painful experiences and challenges in their lives. Often what brings someone into therapy, their current struggles, are symptoms of an underlying unresolved experience which has thrown life out of balance. Anxiety and depression, for example, frequently are a pattern of being stuck in a state of imbalance, following a significant loss, heartbreak or trauma. The goal of therapy is to restore the natural integrity and balance within clients, empowering them to lead creative and fulfilling lives.
(615) 560-7675 View (615) 560-7675
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Katlyn Wyatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Do you have distressing and painful memories that won't go away? Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Has your life never been the same since something happened? Unresolved trauma, loss, or life stressors may make it challenging to regulate your emotions and have stable relationships. This could leave you feeling tired, disconnected, frustrated, confused, and damaged. My goal is to help people break free of the experiences that are holding them back from the fulfilling and authentic life they deserve.
Do you have distressing and painful memories that won't go away? Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Has your life never been the same since something happened? Unresolved trauma, loss, or life stressors may make it challenging to regulate your emotions and have stable relationships. This could leave you feeling tired, disconnected, frustrated, confused, and damaged. My goal is to help people break free of the experiences that are holding them back from the fulfilling and authentic life they deserve.
(615) 632-0004 View (615) 632-0004
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Kalaway Voss
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I work with adults navigating grief and loss, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and folks who are grappling with existential questions related to life, death, and meaning.
The cards we are dealt are often unfair/unequal. We did not choose the bodies we were born into, the parents or caretakers we were given, the environments we grew up in, our pain or trauma, our financial situation, or the injustices woven into the systems we inherited. We are not responsible for what is inflicted upon us, but we are responsible for our healing. Like the water carves through rock, you too can start upon the path and life you desire. You can cultivate this with time and attention, identifying your goals and values, and learning to extend the same love and grace you give to others to yourself.
I work with adults navigating grief and loss, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and folks who are grappling with existential questions related to life, death, and meaning.
The cards we are dealt are often unfair/unequal. We did not choose the bodies we were born into, the parents or caretakers we were given, the environments we grew up in, our pain or trauma, our financial situation, or the injustices woven into the systems we inherited. We are not responsible for what is inflicted upon us, but we are responsible for our healing. Like the water carves through rock, you too can start upon the path and life you desire. You can cultivate this with time and attention, identifying your goals and values, and learning to extend the same love and grace you give to others to yourself.
(629) 276-3184 View (629) 276-3184
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Nicole J. Alonso-Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
“I am who I am connected to. I am because we are.” This is called Kapwa, and within the Filipino culture, it means inclusiveness is the moral obligation to treat one another equally. This is how I approach therapy with all my clients. I am accepting new clients 18+, specializing in trauma, suicide loss, family of origin, grief, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC/AAPI-related issues.
“I am who I am connected to. I am because we are.” This is called Kapwa, and within the Filipino culture, it means inclusiveness is the moral obligation to treat one another equally. This is how I approach therapy with all my clients. I am accepting new clients 18+, specializing in trauma, suicide loss, family of origin, grief, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC/AAPI-related issues.
(615) 560-8827 View (615) 560-8827
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Dan LaVelle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37220  (Online Only)
I specialize in Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Depression, and Existential Issues.
My goal is to utilize the individual strengths of all clients for the sake of enabling them to accomplish their goals, overcome hardships, and live up to their fullest potential. This possibility is readily available to all willing to adopt new perspectives and practices to their day to day lives. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are for the sake of discovering the perspectives and interests that make people excited about the lives they live. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider.
I specialize in Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Depression, and Existential Issues.
My goal is to utilize the individual strengths of all clients for the sake of enabling them to accomplish their goals, overcome hardships, and live up to their fullest potential. This possibility is readily available to all willing to adopt new perspectives and practices to their day to day lives. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are for the sake of discovering the perspectives and interests that make people excited about the lives they live. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider.
(615) 667-0330 View (615) 667-0330
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Susan Hammonds-White
Counselor, EdD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
Waitlist for new clients
I have the privilege of helping my clients heal broken hearts. Whether your heart is broken due to a relationship breakup, death of a loved one, or because of circumstances in your life that stand in the way of your having what you desire, counseling can help. I am an experienced and warm therapist with a strong commitment to helping you find the life that you want. Whether you are dealing with codependency, addictions to substances or behaviors, or stress after stress that just becomes overwhelming, counseling can help.
I have the privilege of helping my clients heal broken hearts. Whether your heart is broken due to a relationship breakup, death of a loved one, or because of circumstances in your life that stand in the way of your having what you desire, counseling can help. I am an experienced and warm therapist with a strong commitment to helping you find the life that you want. Whether you are dealing with codependency, addictions to substances or behaviors, or stress after stress that just becomes overwhelming, counseling can help.
(615) 656-7415 View (615) 656-7415
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Shawn David Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
What is your story? The question seems simple, but it isn’t. Your story is comprised of your life’s experiences from your perspective. Our stories contain themes of joy, excitement love, life and heartbreak, fear, anger and loss. With the demands of daily life such as career or relationships, it can be difficult to engage in being the author of your story. Who is narrating your story? Are negative thoughts dictating your self-image? Is your anxiety controlling your narrative? Or is your sadness causing you to stare at a blank page? Ultimately, everyone deserves a better story.
What is your story? The question seems simple, but it isn’t. Your story is comprised of your life’s experiences from your perspective. Our stories contain themes of joy, excitement love, life and heartbreak, fear, anger and loss. With the demands of daily life such as career or relationships, it can be difficult to engage in being the author of your story. Who is narrating your story? Are negative thoughts dictating your self-image? Is your anxiety controlling your narrative? Or is your sadness causing you to stare at a blank page? Ultimately, everyone deserves a better story.
(615) 551-7184 View (615) 551-7184
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Harrison H Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
My goal is to create a safe environment for people to heal - emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually - so that they can integrate real change in their lives. I enjoy counseling families, couples and individuals of all ages - children, adolescents and adults. My main focus areas are family and marital conflict, rebuilding emotional and spiritual intimacy in relationships, divorce recovery, all kinds of addiction recovery, codependency in relationships,depression, anxiety, grief and loss, premarital counseling, emotional healing from family of origin, communication skills and parenting skills.
My goal is to create a safe environment for people to heal - emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually - so that they can integrate real change in their lives. I enjoy counseling families, couples and individuals of all ages - children, adolescents and adults. My main focus areas are family and marital conflict, rebuilding emotional and spiritual intimacy in relationships, divorce recovery, all kinds of addiction recovery, codependency in relationships,depression, anxiety, grief and loss, premarital counseling, emotional healing from family of origin, communication skills and parenting skills.
(615) 601-2586 View (615) 601-2586
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Brooke Casella
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Every human at one point or another needs help on their journey in life. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or disconnected, experiencing a loss, or in the midst of a life transition. Maybe life feels overwhelming or your ways of being (beliefs and strategies) are no longer working for you or you are just longing for things to be different but aren’t sure where to even start. It takes great courage to find a counselor and begin the process of healing and wholeness that can come through therapy. I understand this as I have experienced my own transformative growth and healing through personal therapy.
Every human at one point or another needs help on their journey in life. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or disconnected, experiencing a loss, or in the midst of a life transition. Maybe life feels overwhelming or your ways of being (beliefs and strategies) are no longer working for you or you are just longing for things to be different but aren’t sure where to even start. It takes great courage to find a counselor and begin the process of healing and wholeness that can come through therapy. I understand this as I have experienced my own transformative growth and healing through personal therapy.
(615) 219-2591 View (615) 219-2591
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Jan Clifton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
You have managed or contained life's challenges until it doesn't work anymore. The experiences of the past do not have to interfere with your joy in the present or future. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore, learn, and create a new way of being in relationships and the world. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, complex grief, attachment and relationship ruptures. Loss often involves trauma and trauma always involves grief.
You have managed or contained life's challenges until it doesn't work anymore. The experiences of the past do not have to interfere with your joy in the present or future. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore, learn, and create a new way of being in relationships and the world. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, complex grief, attachment and relationship ruptures. Loss often involves trauma and trauma always involves grief.
(615) 490-0420 View (615) 490-0420
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Steven L. Gerard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
I primarily see men and women who are dealing with problems relating to anxiety and/or depression. Many of the people I treat are dealing with overwhelming life issues. During therapy we process these issues and practice strategies designed to give you coping skills you can use for your current and future situations. I am trained to provide relief on a wide variety of pressures, including, but not limited to anger and communication difficulties, grief and loss, history of trauma, adult recovery from child abuse, divorce, change of life issues, relationship conflict and men's and women's issues.
I primarily see men and women who are dealing with problems relating to anxiety and/or depression. Many of the people I treat are dealing with overwhelming life issues. During therapy we process these issues and practice strategies designed to give you coping skills you can use for your current and future situations. I am trained to provide relief on a wide variety of pressures, including, but not limited to anger and communication difficulties, grief and loss, history of trauma, adult recovery from child abuse, divorce, change of life issues, relationship conflict and men's and women's issues.
(615) 208-7497 View (615) 208-7497
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Janna B. Selvaggio
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
For those struggling with grief, trauma, or challenging relationships, my hope is to see you go from feeling alone and misunderstood to being relationally connected and generous with yourself.
For those struggling with grief, trauma, or challenging relationships, my hope is to see you go from feeling alone and misunderstood to being relationally connected and generous with yourself.
(615) 326-9428 View (615) 326-9428
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Jay Shannon Daughtry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
Have you experienced pain, loss, disappointment or unexpected change? I am here to help individuals, young adults, couples and families process these experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. Together we can unpack the pain and navigate the issues you are facing. You don't have to face it alone. We can identify realistic goals and relationship strategies as well as boundaries and strategies for growing forward. My desire is to facilitate communication and conflict resolution that is emotionally healing and beneficial. For couples, this process fosters interactions that increase and strengthen attachment and bonding.
Have you experienced pain, loss, disappointment or unexpected change? I am here to help individuals, young adults, couples and families process these experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. Together we can unpack the pain and navigate the issues you are facing. You don't have to face it alone. We can identify realistic goals and relationship strategies as well as boundaries and strategies for growing forward. My desire is to facilitate communication and conflict resolution that is emotionally healing and beneficial. For couples, this process fosters interactions that increase and strengthen attachment and bonding.
(615) 933-4992 View (615) 933-4992
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Kristi Marshall
Counselor, PhD, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I consider it an honor to walk alongside my clients on their journey towards healing. My therapy approach is highly collaborative. I value the therapeutic relationship more than any technique or theory itself. Initiating counseling is often a big and difficult step and I do my best to help you feel relaxed, comfortable and welcome. I am passionate about working with clients experiencing loss and grief. Many presenting issues come down to a loss- loss of a loved one, loss of a pregnancy, loss of hopes/dreams, loss of a marriage...and working through loss requires time, connection and a safe place.
I consider it an honor to walk alongside my clients on their journey towards healing. My therapy approach is highly collaborative. I value the therapeutic relationship more than any technique or theory itself. Initiating counseling is often a big and difficult step and I do my best to help you feel relaxed, comfortable and welcome. I am passionate about working with clients experiencing loss and grief. Many presenting issues come down to a loss- loss of a loved one, loss of a pregnancy, loss of hopes/dreams, loss of a marriage...and working through loss requires time, connection and a safe place.
(615) 567-5548 View (615) 567-5548
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Thomas David Neilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I specialize in treating grief and have received advanced training from The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.
My approach to psychological healing is integrative, mixing psychodynamic, mind/body, transpersonal, mindfulness, and CBT approaches to psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy stresses respect for the client and the client’s experience. Therapy often involves the exploration of family of origin issues and the impact of old conditioning on current functioning. I also emphasize the importance of developing existing personal strengths and resources. I often use a personality system called the Enneagram to clarify client strengths and issues. I have expertise in mindfulness. See my website, www.musiccitytherapy.com.
I specialize in treating grief and have received advanced training from The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.
My approach to psychological healing is integrative, mixing psychodynamic, mind/body, transpersonal, mindfulness, and CBT approaches to psychotherapy. My philosophy of therapy stresses respect for the client and the client’s experience. Therapy often involves the exploration of family of origin issues and the impact of old conditioning on current functioning. I also emphasize the importance of developing existing personal strengths and resources. I often use a personality system called the Enneagram to clarify client strengths and issues. I have expertise in mindfulness. See my website, www.musiccitytherapy.com.
(615) 800-7271 View (615) 800-7271
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Counseling By Camryn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I especially love working with young adults as they move through transition, loss, and positive change.
Welcome to Counseling by Camryn! I am passionate about helping others make sense of their experiences, decisions, and who they are becoming. Sometimes the unexpected happens and can knock us down. It's important to work through these events instead of pushing them down under. They always have a way of resurfacing in the least helpful ways and at the most inconvenient times. Together, we can sort these buried items and find a place where they can be seen, but not interfere with the path that leads us to where we desire to be.
I especially love working with young adults as they move through transition, loss, and positive change.
Welcome to Counseling by Camryn! I am passionate about helping others make sense of their experiences, decisions, and who they are becoming. Sometimes the unexpected happens and can knock us down. It's important to work through these events instead of pushing them down under. They always have a way of resurfacing in the least helpful ways and at the most inconvenient times. Together, we can sort these buried items and find a place where they can be seen, but not interfere with the path that leads us to where we desire to be.
(615) 813-2072 View (615) 813-2072
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Helen Tarleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, Ed, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I help my clients with issues such as life transitions; anxiety; depression; grief; trauma; phobias; chronic illness; sexual assault and adoption.
I have 30+ years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and couples overcome challenges, heal from painful experiences, repair relationships, and ultimately thrive. I bring thoughtfulness, curiosity, and respect to each interaction with my clients, as I deeply understand the importance of a compassionate therapeutic relationship for successful outcomes in therapy.
I help my clients with issues such as life transitions; anxiety; depression; grief; trauma; phobias; chronic illness; sexual assault and adoption.
I have 30+ years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and couples overcome challenges, heal from painful experiences, repair relationships, and ultimately thrive. I bring thoughtfulness, curiosity, and respect to each interaction with my clients, as I deeply understand the importance of a compassionate therapeutic relationship for successful outcomes in therapy.
(615) 784-5788 View (615) 784-5788
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Kathleen R Brennan
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, EMDR, Cert
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
My specialties include working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, responses to past or recent trauma, grief and loss and life transitions and transformations.
Accepting new clients. I help clients move beyond any pain or obstacles that are getting in the way of being able to participate more fully. Anxiety, depression, loss, trauma or uncertainty can intrude on life and make it much harder to be the better version of yourself. I am passionate about helping clients walk through any current challenges and resolve the past and move into the future with new possibilities and life fulfillment.
My specialties include working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, responses to past or recent trauma, grief and loss and life transitions and transformations.
Accepting new clients. I help clients move beyond any pain or obstacles that are getting in the way of being able to participate more fully. Anxiety, depression, loss, trauma or uncertainty can intrude on life and make it much harder to be the better version of yourself. I am passionate about helping clients walk through any current challenges and resolve the past and move into the future with new possibilities and life fulfillment.
(615) 461-4878 View (615) 461-4878
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Isabella Book
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, grief and loss, as well as those experiencing trauma, depression and anxiety.
Please give yourself grace for taking the first step in seeking help for whatever challenges may be overwhelming you. As an LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work), I value the fact that you are the expert of your own experience. I will meet you where you are at and strive to create a compassionate, safe, and supportive environment for you to embrace your true self. Free from judgment, you will be empowered to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings. My approach is rooted in the belief that you already have every strength within you to accomplish your goals and discover the depths of who you are.
I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, grief and loss, as well as those experiencing trauma, depression and anxiety.
Please give yourself grace for taking the first step in seeking help for whatever challenges may be overwhelming you. As an LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work), I value the fact that you are the expert of your own experience. I will meet you where you are at and strive to create a compassionate, safe, and supportive environment for you to embrace your true self. Free from judgment, you will be empowered to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings. My approach is rooted in the belief that you already have every strength within you to accomplish your goals and discover the depths of who you are.
(629) 249-5294 View (629) 249-5294
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.