Grief Therapists in Logan, UT

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Bryan Rieben
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84321
I have immediate openings and specialize in treating trauma, grief and loss, anxiety/depression, and am trained in EMDR. I provide guidance to address spiritual and/or religious issues, including post-Mormon related struggles. Even though I'm no longer LDS/religious, I respect the religious/spiritual beliefs of all my clients. No judgement is my philosophy.
I have immediate openings and specialize in treating trauma, grief and loss, anxiety/depression, and am trained in EMDR. I provide guidance to address spiritual and/or religious issues, including post-Mormon related struggles. Even though I'm no longer LDS/religious, I respect the religious/spiritual beliefs of all my clients. No judgement is my philosophy.
(435) 291-8764 View (435) 291-8764
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Marissa Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
Everyone experiences grief and loss. Having experienced a significant loss myself, I understand that everyone grieves differently and at their own pace. Grief cannot be cured, but can be managed. I am passionate about helping those who suffer from grief, find peace, healing, and relief along their journey. I enjoy working with teens and adults and have extensive experience working with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Everyone experiences grief and loss. Having experienced a significant loss myself, I understand that everyone grieves differently and at their own pace. Grief cannot be cured, but can be managed. I am passionate about helping those who suffer from grief, find peace, healing, and relief along their journey. I enjoy working with teens and adults and have extensive experience working with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
(435) 261-9543 View (435) 261-9543
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Andee Bott
LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist trained from the Grief Recovery Institute.
As a clinician, I love helping people become resilient and find ways to use their pain as fuel and energy to create the life they want for themselves and their families. I believe everybody has the capacity to live a rich and meaningful life and with the tools used in therapy this becomes a reality. I work with individuals, couples, families and facilitate groups. I use a strengths-based, client-centered eclectic approach of evidence-based therapy treatments including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), CBT, DBT, EMDR and solution-focused therapy. If desired, I enjoy and can work in a Christian approach.
I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist trained from the Grief Recovery Institute.
As a clinician, I love helping people become resilient and find ways to use their pain as fuel and energy to create the life they want for themselves and their families. I believe everybody has the capacity to live a rich and meaningful life and with the tools used in therapy this becomes a reality. I work with individuals, couples, families and facilitate groups. I use a strengths-based, client-centered eclectic approach of evidence-based therapy treatments including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), CBT, DBT, EMDR and solution-focused therapy. If desired, I enjoy and can work in a Christian approach.
(435) 292-6339 View (435) 292-6339
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Brooke Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help when life keeps on going is the first step to healing. I work with adolescents and adults in a telehealth platform to meet you where you are at. I am able to provide therapy to individuals, couples, and groups in Idaho and Utah and have extended hours to meet you exactly where you are at in your journey. My area of expertise is working with clients for the treatment of grief and loss, end-of-life and life transitions, disease prognosis and coping with illness, caregivers for children with disabilities, anxiety, depression, trauma, family disruption/conflict, and AFCC informed therapy.
Reaching out for help when life keeps on going is the first step to healing. I work with adolescents and adults in a telehealth platform to meet you where you are at. I am able to provide therapy to individuals, couples, and groups in Idaho and Utah and have extended hours to meet you exactly where you are at in your journey. My area of expertise is working with clients for the treatment of grief and loss, end-of-life and life transitions, disease prognosis and coping with illness, caregivers for children with disabilities, anxiety, depression, trauma, family disruption/conflict, and AFCC informed therapy.
(626) 559-2675 View (626) 559-2675
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Angela Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
Are you feeling discouraged, exhausted, or disappointed with the way life is unfolding? Have you been searching for meaning, but coming up empty? Do you feel stuck in patterns that aren’t serving you? Now more than ever, people are recognizing the profound impacts of unprocessed trauma, grief, and conflict on their quality of life. Leaving these issues unresolved can shut down your happiness and lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. I specialize in treating complex trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. My mission is to help you connect to your authentic peace and joy. I believe that pain doesn’t have to last forever.
Are you feeling discouraged, exhausted, or disappointed with the way life is unfolding? Have you been searching for meaning, but coming up empty? Do you feel stuck in patterns that aren’t serving you? Now more than ever, people are recognizing the profound impacts of unprocessed trauma, grief, and conflict on their quality of life. Leaving these issues unresolved can shut down your happiness and lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. I specialize in treating complex trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. My mission is to help you connect to your authentic peace and joy. I believe that pain doesn’t have to last forever.
(385) 442-7133 View (385) 442-7133
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Madeleine Pugmire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
As a specialist in anxiety, depression, and maternal mental health, I acknowledge the unaddressed concerns surrounding infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy complications, and the transition to motherhood. If you're feeling alone, unbalanced, or struggling with overwhelming emotions, I'm here to provide tailored support. Together, we can work towards connection, balance, hope, and healing, ensuring that you feel seen and supported throughout your journey.
As a specialist in anxiety, depression, and maternal mental health, I acknowledge the unaddressed concerns surrounding infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy complications, and the transition to motherhood. If you're feeling alone, unbalanced, or struggling with overwhelming emotions, I'm here to provide tailored support. Together, we can work towards connection, balance, hope, and healing, ensuring that you feel seen and supported throughout your journey.
(435) 466-5585 View (435) 466-5585
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Lindsey Hall-Menendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
I work with couples, families, and individuals with a variety of concerns including couples issues, parenting and family issues and closeness, anxiety, communication, life transitions, grief, and more.
Whether you feel like you’re struggling with handling your emotions, experiencing contention, have feelings of being stuck, or if you just want to see change in your life, a fulfilling path is possible for you. My goal is to make therapy a safe place where closeness, trust, joy, fulfillment, and authenticity can be built in the way you need it.
I work with couples, families, and individuals with a variety of concerns including couples issues, parenting and family issues and closeness, anxiety, communication, life transitions, grief, and more.
Whether you feel like you’re struggling with handling your emotions, experiencing contention, have feelings of being stuck, or if you just want to see change in your life, a fulfilling path is possible for you. My goal is to make therapy a safe place where closeness, trust, joy, fulfillment, and authenticity can be built in the way you need it.
(435) 990-7869 View (435) 990-7869
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Shanna Lee Call - Ora Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of challenges that bring both joy and pain. There are times when painful experiences such as loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, transitions, relationships and more can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and even hopeless. When we experience such difficulties, it is necessary to reach out and connect with others who can help us feel heard, empathize with our pain, and help us learn and grow. If you are needing this kind of connection, I can help you discover your inner strength and build resilience for coping with such difficulties.
Life is full of challenges that bring both joy and pain. There are times when painful experiences such as loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, transitions, relationships and more can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and even hopeless. When we experience such difficulties, it is necessary to reach out and connect with others who can help us feel heard, empathize with our pain, and help us learn and grow. If you are needing this kind of connection, I can help you discover your inner strength and build resilience for coping with such difficulties.
(435) 279-6036 View (435) 279-6036
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Tera Lensegrav-Benson Anxiety Specialist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84321  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with with women to manage their anxiety, OCD, grief, chronic health issues and parents who are struggling with parenting children/teens/young adults with chronic physical or mental health concerns.
Feeling anxious, grieving, alone, and caught up in a pattern of obsessing? Struggling with health issues and/or parenting concerns? If you are overwhelmed and contemplating therapy, we can work together to help you find relief. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of therapy and am skilled in providing personalized mental health care with compassion and heart. Ready to develop insight, self compassion, regulate your anxiety, learn how your brain works and build skills to move in your own valued directions? I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in therapy. Let me help you live your best life!
I specialize in working with with women to manage their anxiety, OCD, grief, chronic health issues and parents who are struggling with parenting children/teens/young adults with chronic physical or mental health concerns.
Feeling anxious, grieving, alone, and caught up in a pattern of obsessing? Struggling with health issues and/or parenting concerns? If you are overwhelmed and contemplating therapy, we can work together to help you find relief. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of therapy and am skilled in providing personalized mental health care with compassion and heart. Ready to develop insight, self compassion, regulate your anxiety, learn how your brain works and build skills to move in your own valued directions? I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in therapy. Let me help you live your best life!
(435) 800-0908 View (435) 800-0908
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Daphne McKinnon Dba Family Counseling Of Logan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
Through my journey in life, as a mother, foster parent and daughter, I have experienced grief, anxiety, frustration and disappointment.
Many individuals feel they are “NOT Enough". It is difficult to keep going each day, keeping a smile on your face, telling everyone you are o.k. when you are not. You may just need someone to listen, someone to help you learn new skills, someone to help you through a difficult time in your life who understands and provides support, listens and understanding. Dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other mental health challenges can keep us from participating in life fully and enjoying time with our friends and family.
Through my journey in life, as a mother, foster parent and daughter, I have experienced grief, anxiety, frustration and disappointment.
Many individuals feel they are “NOT Enough". It is difficult to keep going each day, keeping a smile on your face, telling everyone you are o.k. when you are not. You may just need someone to listen, someone to help you learn new skills, someone to help you through a difficult time in your life who understands and provides support, listens and understanding. Dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other mental health challenges can keep us from participating in life fully and enjoying time with our friends and family.
(435) 294-3704 View (435) 294-3704
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Melissa Keller Adamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with people that are dealing with depression, anxiety, attachment and adoption, personality disorders, PTSD, trauma and grief, self-esteem/identity issues, sexual assault and abuse, ADD/ADHD, anger management, substance abuse and relationship problems.
*** Practice Closed *** Life is complicated and messy! And life is especially hard right now. My passion is helping people create and live the life they want, getting through the mess, and healing from trauma. I have found that most of us do not go through life unscathed - we've all been hurt and we all did the best we could with what we had at the time. I love working with complex people and value the teamwork in the healing process. Together, we will help you heal and live with your whole heart.
I have experience working with people that are dealing with depression, anxiety, attachment and adoption, personality disorders, PTSD, trauma and grief, self-esteem/identity issues, sexual assault and abuse, ADD/ADHD, anger management, substance abuse and relationship problems.
*** Practice Closed *** Life is complicated and messy! And life is especially hard right now. My passion is helping people create and live the life they want, getting through the mess, and healing from trauma. I have found that most of us do not go through life unscathed - we've all been hurt and we all did the best we could with what we had at the time. I love working with complex people and value the teamwork in the healing process. Together, we will help you heal and live with your whole heart.
(435) 850-6171 View (435) 850-6171
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Carolina Brog
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
For various reasons life can seem overwhelming, difficult to understand, and disruptive to your life. One might feel a sense of loss of control, fear, hopelessness, anger, or even shame. Some may even feel they have to cope with all of those emotions and feelings on their own. If you are experiencing any of these emotions and feel lost – I am here to help you. I want to help you learn and believe that you are not alone, you are not to blame, and with help – you will be well and happy again.
For various reasons life can seem overwhelming, difficult to understand, and disruptive to your life. One might feel a sense of loss of control, fear, hopelessness, anger, or even shame. Some may even feel they have to cope with all of those emotions and feelings on their own. If you are experiencing any of these emotions and feel lost – I am here to help you. I want to help you learn and believe that you are not alone, you are not to blame, and with help – you will be well and happy again.
(435) 554-8406 View (435) 554-8406
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Amanda Crosland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84321
Reality is, feelings of anxiety, pain, sadness, and uncertainty surface for many individuals. Trauma, loss, transitions, relationships, and much more could be bringing these to the surface. Reaching out for help is your first step, and one that I admire greatly. Working along side animals in my office, you will find compassion, love, and understanding. My goal is to help you build skills that allow you to relate more authentically to the world around you. We will spend time reflecting and opening understanding around how you are in relationship to the world, other, and your self. I want to help you feel better, that starts with you.
Reality is, feelings of anxiety, pain, sadness, and uncertainty surface for many individuals. Trauma, loss, transitions, relationships, and much more could be bringing these to the surface. Reaching out for help is your first step, and one that I admire greatly. Working along side animals in my office, you will find compassion, love, and understanding. My goal is to help you build skills that allow you to relate more authentically to the world around you. We will spend time reflecting and opening understanding around how you are in relationship to the world, other, and your self. I want to help you feel better, that starts with you.
(435) 485-9931 View (435) 485-9931
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Ashley F
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84321
My professional interests included helped clients who have struggled with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, grief and trauma.
Life is hard. I have found it to be a little easier when you have someone to talk to, who you also trust. I am very passionate about helping people discover their strengths, making meaningful connections and achieving the balance they are searching for. I have experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. She has helped clients who have struggled with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, grief and trauma.
My professional interests included helped clients who have struggled with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, grief and trauma.
Life is hard. I have found it to be a little easier when you have someone to talk to, who you also trust. I am very passionate about helping people discover their strengths, making meaningful connections and achieving the balance they are searching for. I have experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. She has helped clients who have struggled with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, grief and trauma.
(435) 254-4805 View (435) 254-4805
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Elizabeth (Liz) J Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
If you desire help navigating life transitions & identity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, women's issues, healthy relationships & boundaries, faith & spirituality, marital issues, loss & grief, or trauma & attachment, I would be honored to partner with you on your healing journey.
There are times in life when everyone needs a little extra support. Seeking help is an act of strength and courage. I want to help you feel comfortable, supported, safe, and valued in our work together. Your values and goals matter to me. I work from a strength-based perspective that honors your inner wisdom and ability to create meaningful change. I am passionate about helping individuals live wholehearted lives, increase shame resilience, and enjoy healthy relationships.
If you desire help navigating life transitions & identity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, women's issues, healthy relationships & boundaries, faith & spirituality, marital issues, loss & grief, or trauma & attachment, I would be honored to partner with you on your healing journey.
There are times in life when everyone needs a little extra support. Seeking help is an act of strength and courage. I want to help you feel comfortable, supported, safe, and valued in our work together. Your values and goals matter to me. I work from a strength-based perspective that honors your inner wisdom and ability to create meaningful change. I am passionate about helping individuals live wholehearted lives, increase shame resilience, and enjoy healthy relationships.
(435) 447-4223 View (435) 447-4223
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Moana Fullmer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
My role is to provide a safe space for exploration, where you can work through the pain, loss, trauma, and struggles that you are experiencing.
As someone who has firsthand experience with the complexities of being of mixed race, I understand the challenges that marginalized individuals and families can face. These challenges may include societal and cultural biases, discrimination, and a lack of representation in various aspects of life. I am particularly interested in providing support to minoritized individuals and families who may be struggling with personal and relational issues, such as those related to self-identity, mental health, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationships. My area of specialization is working with LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, and racial minorities
My role is to provide a safe space for exploration, where you can work through the pain, loss, trauma, and struggles that you are experiencing.
As someone who has firsthand experience with the complexities of being of mixed race, I understand the challenges that marginalized individuals and families can face. These challenges may include societal and cultural biases, discrimination, and a lack of representation in various aspects of life. I am particularly interested in providing support to minoritized individuals and families who may be struggling with personal and relational issues, such as those related to self-identity, mental health, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationships. My area of specialization is working with LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, and racial minorities
(435) 485-7903 View (435) 485-7903
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Jeremy C Hilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84341
Prior to private practice, I worked mainly with adolescents including a residential treatment center for adolescents struggling with oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse, child oncology, trauma, and grief.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have worked in the private practice setting for the past 16 years. In 2010, In SC I opened and managed a private practice centered on helping individuals and spouses struggling with sexual addictions. I frequently work with children, adolescents, and adults and have experience and expertise helping people affected by depression, disruptive behaviors, bipolar disorder, anxiety (including OCD and panic), ADHD, trauma, infidelity, divorce, addictions (substance, pornography, and sexual), and eating disorders. I also work with couples and families to repair and strengthen their relationships.
Prior to private practice, I worked mainly with adolescents including a residential treatment center for adolescents struggling with oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse, child oncology, trauma, and grief.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have worked in the private practice setting for the past 16 years. In 2010, In SC I opened and managed a private practice centered on helping individuals and spouses struggling with sexual addictions. I frequently work with children, adolescents, and adults and have experience and expertise helping people affected by depression, disruptive behaviors, bipolar disorder, anxiety (including OCD and panic), ADHD, trauma, infidelity, divorce, addictions (substance, pornography, and sexual), and eating disorders. I also work with couples and families to repair and strengthen their relationships.
(435) 503-9116 View (435) 503-9116
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Candice Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84321
I work with individuals that are experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, illness, medical trauma, infertility issues and grief and loss.
When anxiety, depression, mental health concerns or life’s circumstances start to interfere with your hopes, goals, and sense of self-worth, it can make you feel hopeless. My mission as a therapist is to provide you a safe place to tell your story and work with you to find coping skills that work.
I work with individuals that are experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, illness, medical trauma, infertility issues and grief and loss.
When anxiety, depression, mental health concerns or life’s circumstances start to interfere with your hopes, goals, and sense of self-worth, it can make you feel hopeless. My mission as a therapist is to provide you a safe place to tell your story and work with you to find coping skills that work.
(435) 260-4644 View (435) 260-4644
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Aubrey Robinson
Counselor, ACMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, UT 84321
I have experience helping clients uncover hope in times of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and stress.
Life can be challenging, and having the right person in your corner is a valuable resource. I would love to find out if I can be that right person for you. Every one of us seeks to feel seen, heard, and understood. In therapy, I give space for you to share your experiences. Noticing the patterns of how you connect with others (and yourself) can help enrich your relationships. I trust that you know yourself better than anyone else, and I will provide an outside view to empower you to navigate the shifts and changes you are facing.
I have experience helping clients uncover hope in times of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and stress.
Life can be challenging, and having the right person in your corner is a valuable resource. I would love to find out if I can be that right person for you. Every one of us seeks to feel seen, heard, and understood. In therapy, I give space for you to share your experiences. Noticing the patterns of how you connect with others (and yourself) can help enrich your relationships. I trust that you know yourself better than anyone else, and I will provide an outside view to empower you to navigate the shifts and changes you are facing.
(435) 731-5925 View (435) 731-5925
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Jacob Cameron
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Logan, UT 84322
I help with a variety of life challenges: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief, motivation, relationships, faith challenges, ADHD, substance (ab)use, self-harm, suicidality, body image & eating concerns, and affirming gender & sexuality support.
I value working together with other human beings on alleviating their distress, often through exploration of what leading an authentic, connected & balanced life could look like for them. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, relational & cultural. I practice using psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, feminist & Jungian therapies. I care to meet those that I serve where they are at, using a strength-based, collaborative perspective to help improve their overall wellbeing. I am passionate about young adult development, social justice & working with diverse individuals within their sociocultural context.
I help with a variety of life challenges: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief, motivation, relationships, faith challenges, ADHD, substance (ab)use, self-harm, suicidality, body image & eating concerns, and affirming gender & sexuality support.
I value working together with other human beings on alleviating their distress, often through exploration of what leading an authentic, connected & balanced life could look like for them. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, relational & cultural. I practice using psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, feminist & Jungian therapies. I care to meet those that I serve where they are at, using a strength-based, collaborative perspective to help improve their overall wellbeing. I am passionate about young adult development, social justice & working with diverse individuals within their sociocultural context.
(256) 487-7574 View (256) 487-7574
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.