Grief Therapists in New Braunfels, TX

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Rona Lambert
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78132
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, trauma, and grief and loss. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines client-centered.
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, trauma, and grief and loss. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines client-centered.
(830) 498-0595 View (830) 498-0595
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Spirit of Joy Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78132  (Online Only)
Certified Grief Informed Professional I am trained in Grief Counseling and it is one of my specialties. Loss of all kinds happens to all of us and how we move and heal through the process of grief can affect our lives and our relationships. We truly do have a "Duty to Grieve" and many times need someone to walk with us down that path of learning to live in a different way. Professional help can be a huge assistance during this time. Please consider scheduling a session to see if this will be beneficial to you during this difficult and trying time. It would be my honor to walk with you on this path of healing.
Certified Grief Informed Professional I am trained in Grief Counseling and it is one of my specialties. Loss of all kinds happens to all of us and how we move and heal through the process of grief can affect our lives and our relationships. We truly do have a "Duty to Grieve" and many times need someone to walk with us down that path of learning to live in a different way. Professional help can be a huge assistance during this time. Please consider scheduling a session to see if this will be beneficial to you during this difficult and trying time. It would be my honor to walk with you on this path of healing.
(830) 971-0893 View (830) 971-0893
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Kim Lehmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
My passion is assisting women, and female teens in the areas of depression, grief/loss, anxiety disorders, school issues, and life adjustment.
Are you feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Have life's difficulties led you to withdraw from activities you previously enjoyed? Are you experiencing a challenging life transition? We all experience difficult personal times when we need to reach out for additional support. As your counselor, we will develop practical strategies, identify your strengths, and work together to begin moving you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. My practice is women focused with balance as an individual, rather than a diagnosis, addressing your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
My passion is assisting women, and female teens in the areas of depression, grief/loss, anxiety disorders, school issues, and life adjustment.
Are you feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Have life's difficulties led you to withdraw from activities you previously enjoyed? Are you experiencing a challenging life transition? We all experience difficult personal times when we need to reach out for additional support. As your counselor, we will develop practical strategies, identify your strengths, and work together to begin moving you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. My practice is women focused with balance as an individual, rather than a diagnosis, addressing your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
(830) 469-4703 View (830) 469-4703
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Melanie Blank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Waitlist for new clients
Some of my specialty areas include: trauma, grief and loss, substance use, anxiety, and depression.
Do you find yourself feeling alone or at times not wanting to get out of bed or leave the house? Or maybe your mind is racing through many thoughts and scenarios all the time? Has past trauma or the way you were raised negatively impacted your relationships and worldview? If you find yourself feeling alone, having negative thoughts, feeling different from others, and as though those close to you do not understand what you are going through, know that it is normal to have these feelings at times, but understanding them and exploring them is pivotal in order to find healing.
Some of my specialty areas include: trauma, grief and loss, substance use, anxiety, and depression.
Do you find yourself feeling alone or at times not wanting to get out of bed or leave the house? Or maybe your mind is racing through many thoughts and scenarios all the time? Has past trauma or the way you were raised negatively impacted your relationships and worldview? If you find yourself feeling alone, having negative thoughts, feeling different from others, and as though those close to you do not understand what you are going through, know that it is normal to have these feelings at times, but understanding them and exploring them is pivotal in order to find healing.
(830) 625-0599 View (830) 625-0599
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Leslie Truitt Schultea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I have been working with individuals with eating disorders for the past 20+ years and those dealing with death and bereavement since 1998 after the death of my first child.
Please Note that I have moved from Houston to New Braunfels. I work with individuals who are 13 years and older as well as couples and families. I specialize in working with individuals seeking help for an eating disorder or those dealing with grief and/or bereavement. I also enjoy working with females who are in their late teens or early twenties struggling with life transitions. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas.
I have been working with individuals with eating disorders for the past 20+ years and those dealing with death and bereavement since 1998 after the death of my first child.
Please Note that I have moved from Houston to New Braunfels. I work with individuals who are 13 years and older as well as couples and families. I specialize in working with individuals seeking help for an eating disorder or those dealing with grief and/or bereavement. I also enjoy working with females who are in their late teens or early twenties struggling with life transitions. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas.
(281) 761-6933 View (281) 761-6933
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Jeana Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SE-Adv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78132
​ My areas of specialization include: grief and loss; anxiety; depression; pre-marital counseling; trauma and PTSD; life transitions (job, marriage, divorce, relocation) and counseling for clergy and ministry professionals.
Thanks for stopping by!! Do you have big questions about what you have experienced in your life and you seek healing? ​ Do you want to grow in your relationships with others and yourself? ​ Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or find yourself in the midst of a transition? I love questions and helping people as they learn more about themselves and their own capacity for healing and wholeness. Do you travel often? Is scheduling an in-person appointment difficult? ​ Have you struggled to find a therapist you work well with? ​ If so, online counseling might be an alternative for you!
​ My areas of specialization include: grief and loss; anxiety; depression; pre-marital counseling; trauma and PTSD; life transitions (job, marriage, divorce, relocation) and counseling for clergy and ministry professionals.
Thanks for stopping by!! Do you have big questions about what you have experienced in your life and you seek healing? ​ Do you want to grow in your relationships with others and yourself? ​ Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or find yourself in the midst of a transition? I love questions and helping people as they learn more about themselves and their own capacity for healing and wholeness. Do you travel often? Is scheduling an in-person appointment difficult? ​ Have you struggled to find a therapist you work well with? ​ If so, online counseling might be an alternative for you!
(512) 359-8755 View (512) 359-8755
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Amy Birchill Lavergne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT-S, LPC-S, CTMH, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Have you decided to make positive changes in your life, relationship, family? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? I can help. I believe that we all have strengths and my job is to help people achieve their goals by using their strengths. Everyone needs support at some point in their lives. Whether it's a loss - death or divorce, relationship distress, difficulty making a big decision, anxiety caused by a life transition, parenting a child experiencing behavioral challenges, no matter what the circumstance, it's okay to talk to someone who is trained to provide support and assistance.
Have you decided to make positive changes in your life, relationship, family? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? I can help. I believe that we all have strengths and my job is to help people achieve their goals by using their strengths. Everyone needs support at some point in their lives. Whether it's a loss - death or divorce, relationship distress, difficulty making a big decision, anxiety caused by a life transition, parenting a child experiencing behavioral challenges, no matter what the circumstance, it's okay to talk to someone who is trained to provide support and assistance.
(830) 428-2329 View (830) 428-2329
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Dr. Ashley Cuevas
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Specialty areas: grief, life transitions, and anxiety.
Are you uncertain of where or how to begin restoring your mental and emotional health? Are you feeling lost coping with a current or previous life hardship or transition? Perhaps you're experiencing anxiety or grief in some form and you are in need of an active listener to aide with your day-to-day struggles? Transitions and change often offer a unique opportunity for growth and evolving. Allow me to help facilitate this process with you! You can expect to discuss and express your feelings, uncover and focus on your strengths, challenge and work through your thoughts, and develop a plan towards a healthier version of yourself.
Specialty areas: grief, life transitions, and anxiety.
Are you uncertain of where or how to begin restoring your mental and emotional health? Are you feeling lost coping with a current or previous life hardship or transition? Perhaps you're experiencing anxiety or grief in some form and you are in need of an active listener to aide with your day-to-day struggles? Transitions and change often offer a unique opportunity for growth and evolving. Allow me to help facilitate this process with you! You can expect to discuss and express your feelings, uncover and focus on your strengths, challenge and work through your thoughts, and develop a plan towards a healthier version of yourself.
(210) 405-9169 View (210) 405-9169
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Back Porch Therapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
Topics can include healing from prior sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and grief recovery.
You have many choices when it comes to picking a counselor/therapist, but what is the most important thing to consider when choosing? Does the person appear to be kind? Do they have the qualifications to serve you? Does he/she make you feel comfortable and ease the anxiety you might be feeling regarding sharing such personal information so quickly? How does the office environment feel (telehealth or in the office)? More importantly, how quickly do you feel your exact problem is being addressed?
Topics can include healing from prior sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and grief recovery.
You have many choices when it comes to picking a counselor/therapist, but what is the most important thing to consider when choosing? Does the person appear to be kind? Do they have the qualifications to serve you? Does he/she make you feel comfortable and ease the anxiety you might be feeling regarding sharing such personal information so quickly? How does the office environment feel (telehealth or in the office)? More importantly, how quickly do you feel your exact problem is being addressed?
(903) 730-6198 View (903) 730-6198
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Amy Gilbertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
My background includes experience working in a hospice agency, grief and bereavement center and community mental health agency.
Specializing in caregiver stress, grief, and life transitions. I primarily work with older adults. I help people cope, heal, and thrive while navigating the second half of life. Maybe you are caring for an ailing family member or longing to reconnect with your most authentic self after years of tending to others. You might be considering a transition to retirement, combating loneliness after the death of a loved one, redefining purpose, and building new relationships, or dealing with your own illness. Whatever the case may be, you deserve specialized care focused on the unique needs of older adults.
My background includes experience working in a hospice agency, grief and bereavement center and community mental health agency.
Specializing in caregiver stress, grief, and life transitions. I primarily work with older adults. I help people cope, heal, and thrive while navigating the second half of life. Maybe you are caring for an ailing family member or longing to reconnect with your most authentic self after years of tending to others. You might be considering a transition to retirement, combating loneliness after the death of a loved one, redefining purpose, and building new relationships, or dealing with your own illness. Whatever the case may be, you deserve specialized care focused on the unique needs of older adults.
(737) 373-2124 View (737) 373-2124
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Abel Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
My experience has taken me in the homes of families in conflict, children that seem lost and families afflicted by deaths such as suicide, homicide or accidental death.
One of the greatest challenges of life is finding peace within yourself, when one is challenged by depression, anxiety, abuse or trauma that peace can sometimes feel unattainable. This is why finding the "Right" therapist can be a task in itself. As for myself, I believe that "Normal" only exist on a washing machine & finding the "Right" therapist can be just as important as finding the perfect time to pursue that peace.
My experience has taken me in the homes of families in conflict, children that seem lost and families afflicted by deaths such as suicide, homicide or accidental death.
One of the greatest challenges of life is finding peace within yourself, when one is challenged by depression, anxiety, abuse or trauma that peace can sometimes feel unattainable. This is why finding the "Right" therapist can be a task in itself. As for myself, I believe that "Normal" only exist on a washing machine & finding the "Right" therapist can be just as important as finding the perfect time to pursue that peace.
(512) 842-6079 View (512) 842-6079
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Ashley Jesse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Ashley Jesse is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who is devoted to helping children and adults struggling with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief to create and maintain healthy coping patterns and find a sense of relief from painful symptoms. She has over seventeen years of experience in settings including community mental health and non-profit agencies and received her Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA in 2006.
Ashley Jesse is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who is devoted to helping children and adults struggling with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief to create and maintain healthy coping patterns and find a sense of relief from painful symptoms. She has over seventeen years of experience in settings including community mental health and non-profit agencies and received her Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA in 2006.
(726) 268-1886 View (726) 268-1886
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Jenny Kenley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! I have been practicing counseling since 2004 and work with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship issues. I believe that we all have the capacity to change and that change happens in the context of relationship. Some of the most meaningful seasons of personal growth are born out of the most difficult of circumstances. Seeking help can feel overwhelming. My job as a counselor is to help clients navigate these difficult situations so they find the way forward.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! I have been practicing counseling since 2004 and work with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship issues. I believe that we all have the capacity to change and that change happens in the context of relationship. Some of the most meaningful seasons of personal growth are born out of the most difficult of circumstances. Seeking help can feel overwhelming. My job as a counselor is to help clients navigate these difficult situations so they find the way forward.
(512) 859-7334 View (512) 859-7334
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Kristina Sarkisova
Licensed Master Social Worker, MSSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
I'm a multi-cultural, bilingual (English/Español), trauma-sensitive and caring psychotherapist. I'm passionate about neurobiology and the mind-body connection, and I have experience using this integrated approach with clients going through grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship struggles. I find it especially fulfilling to work with people who live with disabilities, chronic illness, and/or chronic pain. I know first-hand how challenging it can be to sustain a loss of health, and I consider it a privilege to support you in the many ways this may be impacting your life.
I'm a multi-cultural, bilingual (English/Español), trauma-sensitive and caring psychotherapist. I'm passionate about neurobiology and the mind-body connection, and I have experience using this integrated approach with clients going through grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship struggles. I find it especially fulfilling to work with people who live with disabilities, chronic illness, and/or chronic pain. I know first-hand how challenging it can be to sustain a loss of health, and I consider it a privilege to support you in the many ways this may be impacting your life.
(512) 982-6027 View (512) 982-6027
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New Life Counseling Center
PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
We have therapists (Licensed, Associates and Graduate Students Interns) who specialize in different age groups (teens, young adults, middle age, and elderly), constellations (individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy), and targets (pastors & missionaries, EMDR, affair recovery, blended families, veterans, grief & loss, etc.). If a client requests to incorporate Christian spirituality into counseling, our therapists are well trained to do so. However, we are incredibly respectful of our clients’ faith beliefs, including those who profess faith and those who do not.
We have therapists (Licensed, Associates and Graduate Students Interns) who specialize in different age groups (teens, young adults, middle age, and elderly), constellations (individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy), and targets (pastors & missionaries, EMDR, affair recovery, blended families, veterans, grief & loss, etc.). If a client requests to incorporate Christian spirituality into counseling, our therapists are well trained to do so. However, we are incredibly respectful of our clients’ faith beliefs, including those who profess faith and those who do not.
(512) 402-6457 View (512) 402-6457
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James Daniel Romo
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
What are you struggling with? Is it anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, or the difficulty of life planning? If you are feeling mentally or emotionally overwhelmed, that is normal and counseling is a great place to start. I believe anyone can benefit from counseling at any point in their life. Counseling can be a very intimidating task to get started. I know you are looking for the right person to work with you through your specific circumstance. You're looking for someone to help you learn more about yourself and skills which will work for you.
What are you struggling with? Is it anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, or the difficulty of life planning? If you are feeling mentally or emotionally overwhelmed, that is normal and counseling is a great place to start. I believe anyone can benefit from counseling at any point in their life. Counseling can be a very intimidating task to get started. I know you are looking for the right person to work with you through your specific circumstance. You're looking for someone to help you learn more about yourself and skills which will work for you.
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Living Tree New Braunfels Counseling Center PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130
My professional experience includes working with our military services members and their dependents working through deployments, suicide, multiple relocation's, marital issues, PTSD and other issues that military families face. In addition, I have worked with families, teens and children on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, divorce, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss, parenting skills, domestic violence and adolescent issues. now offering mental health evals, fit for duty evaluations , custody evaluation , dwi evaluations and other and testing. Now offering supervision to LPC-A's
My professional experience includes working with our military services members and their dependents working through deployments, suicide, multiple relocation's, marital issues, PTSD and other issues that military families face. In addition, I have worked with families, teens and children on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, divorce, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss, parenting skills, domestic violence and adolescent issues. now offering mental health evals, fit for duty evaluations , custody evaluation , dwi evaluations and other and testing. Now offering supervision to LPC-A's
(210) 987-8367 View (210) 987-8367
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Dr. Kirstie Carmichael
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DBH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Braunfels, TX 78130  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients who want to begin a journey into a new chapter of growth , healing , and empowerment . Challenges like anxiety , depression , life stressors , school issues , relationship growth , and grief and loss do not have to be tackled alone and I am here to help my clients learn new skills and resilience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, active-duty military service members, hospice, and individuals who are incarcerated.
I enjoy working with clients who want to begin a journey into a new chapter of growth , healing , and empowerment . Challenges like anxiety , depression , life stressors , school issues , relationship growth , and grief and loss do not have to be tackled alone and I am here to help my clients learn new skills and resilience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, active-duty military service members, hospice, and individuals who are incarcerated.
(830) 271-3264 View (830) 271-3264
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Karly Kothmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BTTI
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Are the events, situations, and feelings in your life leaving you overwhelmed? Are you unhappy and feel alone? Or are you struggling with OCD? Life can be challenging, overwhelming, and difficult. If you have tried to "fix" the problem and are still at a loss, I want to help you find clarity and happiness. I am here to walk alongside you through each of your worries and obstacles. And I specialize in ERP therapy for OCD. Please give me a call today! Phone and Skype sessions are available!
Are the events, situations, and feelings in your life leaving you overwhelmed? Are you unhappy and feel alone? Or are you struggling with OCD? Life can be challenging, overwhelming, and difficult. If you have tried to "fix" the problem and are still at a loss, I want to help you find clarity and happiness. I am here to walk alongside you through each of your worries and obstacles. And I specialize in ERP therapy for OCD. Please give me a call today! Phone and Skype sessions are available!
(210) 750-4327 View (210) 750-4327
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Sara Ann Castañeda-Castillo (Supervised By Kelly Martin Lpc-S)
LPC Intern, MS, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
I am inspired in helping adolescents and adults cope with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma, and behavioral issues. I am motivated to create a safe and secure setting for individuals to communicate, discover, and manage their thoughts and feelings in a healthy and constructive manner. I empathically strive to deliver clients valuable therapeutic services in order to address their individual needs toward a more joyful and tranquil life. In addition, I have a passion in working with couples to effectively communicate to resolve conflict.
I am inspired in helping adolescents and adults cope with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma, and behavioral issues. I am motivated to create a safe and secure setting for individuals to communicate, discover, and manage their thoughts and feelings in a healthy and constructive manner. I empathically strive to deliver clients valuable therapeutic services in order to address their individual needs toward a more joyful and tranquil life. In addition, I have a passion in working with couples to effectively communicate to resolve conflict.
(830) 783-1180 View (830) 783-1180

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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.