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Brianna Bowman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Worker (LCSW), psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, life stress, adjustment, grief & loss, and trauma. I strive to bring perspectives of person-centered, trauma-informed, and research in neuroscience into the therapy room as we work together to change old patterns and cultivate new ways of being and thriving.
I am a Licensed Clinical Worker (LCSW), psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, life stress, adjustment, grief & loss, and trauma. I strive to bring perspectives of person-centered, trauma-informed, and research in neuroscience into the therapy room as we work together to change old patterns and cultivate new ways of being and thriving.
(757) 760-3986 View (757) 760-3986
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Alexis Rennie Wagner-Call
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Hello. I am Alexis and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work practicing in Virginia. I have over twenty years of experience working with clients of all ages in a wide range of settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient care, in-home, school and residential. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who struggle with grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, Autism Spectrum, PTSD, developmental and intellectual disabilities, abuse, trauma and major life changes.
Hello. I am Alexis and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work practicing in Virginia. I have over twenty years of experience working with clients of all ages in a wide range of settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient care, in-home, school and residential. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who struggle with grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, Autism Spectrum, PTSD, developmental and intellectual disabilities, abuse, trauma and major life changes.
(540) 609-2696 View (540) 609-2696
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Tatyana Maizel
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
Stafford, VA 22554  (Online Only)
I believe when we are able to feel safe, seen, and heard, we can heal. This is the basis for all healthy relationships, and my goal is to create a space for my clients to thrive based on this premise. With a trauma-informed approach, I understand so much shows up for us, including attachment and inner child wounds, grief, anxiety, depression, negative self-thoughts, and unhealthy coping skills. My goal is to help you understand what you've been through and create a new way of living that helps you feel most in connection with yourself.
I believe when we are able to feel safe, seen, and heard, we can heal. This is the basis for all healthy relationships, and my goal is to create a space for my clients to thrive based on this premise. With a trauma-informed approach, I understand so much shows up for us, including attachment and inner child wounds, grief, anxiety, depression, negative self-thoughts, and unhealthy coping skills. My goal is to help you understand what you've been through and create a new way of living that helps you feel most in connection with yourself.
(804) 571-7469 View (804) 571-7469
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Lauren Blitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Grief Informed Professional, I am passionate about helping people who might be feeling fragmented or alone to reconnect with themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
Do you want to become more aligned with your values and the life and relationships you want for yourself? When people first contemplate questions like this they may feel overwhelmed. Therapy can provide a safe space for us to begin living into the answers of questions that build our self awareness, understanding of those we love, and ability to navigate the circumstances we face in our lives and environment.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Grief Informed Professional, I am passionate about helping people who might be feeling fragmented or alone to reconnect with themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
Do you want to become more aligned with your values and the life and relationships you want for yourself? When people first contemplate questions like this they may feel overwhelmed. Therapy can provide a safe space for us to begin living into the answers of questions that build our self awareness, understanding of those we love, and ability to navigate the circumstances we face in our lives and environment.
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Bridget Dunnavant
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23225
Concerns with which I assist include anxiety, depression, relationship and family distress, loss- and other trauma- related reactions, decision-making, general life transitions, and other stressors.
I offer both individual and couples counseling to adults of all ages, also teaching mindfulness meditation when desired. In addition to ameliorating symptoms, decreasing emotional pain, and helping to solve difficult problems, therapy and meditation can facilitate significant personal growth and increased wellness. My approach is broadly humanistic, meaning we seek together in a safe and secure environment, mutual understanding of you as a whole person, honing your internal "voice" and tapping into your existing strengths. Once we identify who you really are and what is most important to you, the path to bringing your life into alignment becomes clearer.
Concerns with which I assist include anxiety, depression, relationship and family distress, loss- and other trauma- related reactions, decision-making, general life transitions, and other stressors.
I offer both individual and couples counseling to adults of all ages, also teaching mindfulness meditation when desired. In addition to ameliorating symptoms, decreasing emotional pain, and helping to solve difficult problems, therapy and meditation can facilitate significant personal growth and increased wellness. My approach is broadly humanistic, meaning we seek together in a safe and secure environment, mutual understanding of you as a whole person, honing your internal "voice" and tapping into your existing strengths. Once we identify who you really are and what is most important to you, the path to bringing your life into alignment becomes clearer.
(804) 793-8685 View (804) 793-8685
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Celia Luella Farr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC, CTTS, IMH-E
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
As a trauma specialist, I offer EMDR, Neurofeedback, and specialized grief therapies.
Life has changed since 2020. If you have lost a loved one and need a hand, as you grieve, I can help. If you have lost your way and you are struggling to regain your footing, I can help. If the anxiety, depression and/or stress you faced before have multiplied, I can help. Let's connect . We are all in this together!
As a trauma specialist, I offer EMDR, Neurofeedback, and specialized grief therapies.
Life has changed since 2020. If you have lost a loved one and need a hand, as you grieve, I can help. If you have lost your way and you are struggling to regain your footing, I can help. If the anxiety, depression and/or stress you faced before have multiplied, I can help. Let's connect . We are all in this together!
(757) 347-8303 View (757) 347-8303
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Elana Sowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Elana Sowers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients from children (ages birth to 12), adults, couples, families, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. She specializes in treating concerns or conditions related to difficult life transitions, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, family conflict, sexual assault, grief, stress, loss, low self-esteem, depression, and more. Elana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York College-Brockport and her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York-Albany.
Elana Sowers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients from children (ages birth to 12), adults, couples, families, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. She specializes in treating concerns or conditions related to difficult life transitions, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, family conflict, sexual assault, grief, stress, loss, low self-esteem, depression, and more. Elana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York College-Brockport and her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York-Albany.
(757) 821-6908 View (757) 821-6908
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Letitia D Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23226  (Online Only)
Individuals seek mental health counseling for an array of issues including- phase of life issues, divorce, retirement, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses.
Lets talk! The practice focus is person centered, strengths based, and focuses on personal growth and working together in a supportive setting to facilitate a patient’s journey towards empowerment evolution of self and living their best version of their life.
Individuals seek mental health counseling for an array of issues including- phase of life issues, divorce, retirement, grief and loss issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses.
Lets talk! The practice focus is person centered, strengths based, and focuses on personal growth and working together in a supportive setting to facilitate a patient’s journey towards empowerment evolution of self and living their best version of their life.
(804) 269-8390 View (804) 269-8390
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Amy K. Ebeid
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
I specialize in women's issues, trauma, and grief and loss.
True growth begins to take shape through self-awareness, reflection, and change. The therapeutic relationship is a major step towards that growth through collaboration, exploration, and understanding. I take great value in this relationship and hope to provide a sense of safety, curiosity, and overall relief of symptoms. I hope to help individuals develop and utilize better coping strategies, gain understanding of behaviors, and make connections between the past and present. It's truly an honor to watch individuals work to gain the successes in their lives, find true happiness and security, and an overall solid sense of themselves.
I specialize in women's issues, trauma, and grief and loss.
True growth begins to take shape through self-awareness, reflection, and change. The therapeutic relationship is a major step towards that growth through collaboration, exploration, and understanding. I take great value in this relationship and hope to provide a sense of safety, curiosity, and overall relief of symptoms. I hope to help individuals develop and utilize better coping strategies, gain understanding of behaviors, and make connections between the past and present. It's truly an honor to watch individuals work to gain the successes in their lives, find true happiness and security, and an overall solid sense of themselves.
(703) 691-5437 View (703) 691-5437
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Dawn Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I have over 20 years experience in the field of grief and loss, difficult relationships, and traumatic brain injury.
Every person experiences challenging times in life and making the decision to seek professional counseling can be helpful. These last two years during the pandemic have been particularly hard and have magnified the things that may not be working in our lives. However, I believe, difficult life situations can lead to positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative approach where you, the client, set the goals and I, the therapist, guide you with my professional knowledge in finding solutions, feeling relief, and making a better life.
I have over 20 years experience in the field of grief and loss, difficult relationships, and traumatic brain injury.
Every person experiences challenging times in life and making the decision to seek professional counseling can be helpful. These last two years during the pandemic have been particularly hard and have magnified the things that may not be working in our lives. However, I believe, difficult life situations can lead to positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative approach where you, the client, set the goals and I, the therapist, guide you with my professional knowledge in finding solutions, feeling relief, and making a better life.
(571) 485-7656 View (571) 485-7656
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Eeremene Piaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
(434) 442-2840 x1 View (434) 442-2840 x1
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Terry J Thorpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gloucester, VA 23061  (Online Only)
I have extensive post graduate training in grief and trauma and how it affects us spiritually, mentally and physically.
I am a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University, with a master’s in social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Virginia. I have been working with individuals and families for approximately 18 years.
I have extensive post graduate training in grief and trauma and how it affects us spiritually, mentally and physically.
I am a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University, with a master’s in social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Virginia. I have been working with individuals and families for approximately 18 years.
(757) 828-3249 View (757) 828-3249
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Sierra Thorpe
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have always had a desire to help others and create less suffering in those around me. As a resident in counseling, I am fairly new to the field, but have over 3 years of experience helping those who struggle with their mental health. I have worked with elementary aged children, adolescents and adults. I have found my niche in adolescent mental health, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, multicultural concerns, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I tend to focus heavily on the therapeutic relationship and guiding my clients through intense self-exploration. We all have a variety of identities that intersect and make us who we are.
I have always had a desire to help others and create less suffering in those around me. As a resident in counseling, I am fairly new to the field, but have over 3 years of experience helping those who struggle with their mental health. I have worked with elementary aged children, adolescents and adults. I have found my niche in adolescent mental health, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, multicultural concerns, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I tend to focus heavily on the therapeutic relationship and guiding my clients through intense self-exploration. We all have a variety of identities that intersect and make us who we are.
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Pamela Beverage
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
In a typical work week I may talk with people who are dealing with: loss and grief, life transitions, relationship concerns, communication and conflict, mother-daughter or father-son issues, depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, job dissatisfaction, or early conflicts underlying addictions.
In my work I make deep connections with people as we meet and talk honestly. Each person who meets with me seeks to find meaning and purpose in life. Part of this process is helping the unconscious and the conscious talk to each other because many of our inner conflicts, i.e. fights with ourselves, come from a lack of communication between the conscious and unconscious. A part of the work is exploring what lies in shadow. This is not just repressed, ugly stuff. For many folks untapped gifts and potential lie in the unknown parts of themselves.
In a typical work week I may talk with people who are dealing with: loss and grief, life transitions, relationship concerns, communication and conflict, mother-daughter or father-son issues, depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, job dissatisfaction, or early conflicts underlying addictions.
In my work I make deep connections with people as we meet and talk honestly. Each person who meets with me seeks to find meaning and purpose in life. Part of this process is helping the unconscious and the conscious talk to each other because many of our inner conflicts, i.e. fights with ourselves, come from a lack of communication between the conscious and unconscious. A part of the work is exploring what lies in shadow. This is not just repressed, ugly stuff. For many folks untapped gifts and potential lie in the unknown parts of themselves.
(540) 905-8130 View (540) 905-8130
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Kathryn Braswell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Forest, VA 24551
I have been fortunate to gain experience working with teens to older adults in both the home and outpatient setting. I believe that building trust with my clients is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process, as it is an invaluable asset to gain as I champion them to reach their goals toward healing and thriving. I have worked with clients who have suffered from depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, codependency issues, emotion dysregulation, panic disorder, and grief. I have also worked with children in the foster care system, caregivers of those in foster care, and individuals who have suffered from sexual abuse.
I have been fortunate to gain experience working with teens to older adults in both the home and outpatient setting. I believe that building trust with my clients is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process, as it is an invaluable asset to gain as I champion them to reach their goals toward healing and thriving. I have worked with clients who have suffered from depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, codependency issues, emotion dysregulation, panic disorder, and grief. I have also worked with children in the foster care system, caregivers of those in foster care, and individuals who have suffered from sexual abuse.
(434) 474-2903 View (434) 474-2903
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Veronica Tisdale Wrubel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23455  (Online Only)
Online Scheduling -Telehealth - available through practice website: www.CoastalLightCounseling.com) Specializing in trauma, grief & loss, career & life transitions, & using EMDR to treat many mental health concerns, I enjoy working with adults to help them heal from the effects of life’s traumatic & distressing events. My passion in providing therapy is recognizing & honoring the mind & body’s own path & resilience to heal itself. The counseling process is a form of self-care to heal & grow. Together we will navigate a healing course towards transformation & growth.
Online Scheduling -Telehealth - available through practice website: www.CoastalLightCounseling.com) Specializing in trauma, grief & loss, career & life transitions, & using EMDR to treat many mental health concerns, I enjoy working with adults to help them heal from the effects of life’s traumatic & distressing events. My passion in providing therapy is recognizing & honoring the mind & body’s own path & resilience to heal itself. The counseling process is a form of self-care to heal & grow. Together we will navigate a healing course towards transformation & growth.
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Nadia Dhillon
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23224  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you having difficulty dealing with grief? Is this affecting your relationships and overall happiness? Anxiety and depression can display in many ways but are some of the most common issues faced by people today. Therapy can help break the cycle of stress and aid in developing the necessary tools for a happy life. Call now to schedule an appointment with Nadia!
Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you having difficulty dealing with grief? Is this affecting your relationships and overall happiness? Anxiety and depression can display in many ways but are some of the most common issues faced by people today. Therapy can help break the cycle of stress and aid in developing the necessary tools for a happy life. Call now to schedule an appointment with Nadia!
(804) 294-4617 View (804) 294-4617
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Molly McKeon-Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CGCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annandale, VA 22003
I am trauma- and grief-certified and enjoy using different types of therapeutic interventions that allow the individual to heal through talking, art, or other methods.
Life can be difficult and at times feel hopeless. Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you need to find a new therapist, call me and let’s get you feeling better. I am available for both telehealth and in-person sessions.
I am trauma- and grief-certified and enjoy using different types of therapeutic interventions that allow the individual to heal through talking, art, or other methods.
Life can be difficult and at times feel hopeless. Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist or you need to find a new therapist, call me and let’s get you feeling better. I am available for both telehealth and in-person sessions.
(703) 810-3803 View (703) 810-3803
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Eeremene Piaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
(703) 952-7234 View (703) 952-7234
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Nikki Greaux
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
As a specialist in The Grief Recovery Method, I offer in-person and virtual One-on-One Sessions and in-person Group Sessions.
Hello, my name is Nikki. My therapeutic style combines talk therapy and various techniques to offer a holistic approach covering multiple aspects of life: familial, social, emotional, cognitive, cultural, and spiritual. I have clinical experience working with adolescents and adults who have survived trauma, struggle to set healthy boundaries in relational dynamics, and mood/anxiety disorders. I thoughtfully facilitate couples, parent-child, and family sessions to address the needs identified by my clients. I provide services to special needs adolescents and adults by identifying their strengths and fostering resilience.
As a specialist in The Grief Recovery Method, I offer in-person and virtual One-on-One Sessions and in-person Group Sessions.
Hello, my name is Nikki. My therapeutic style combines talk therapy and various techniques to offer a holistic approach covering multiple aspects of life: familial, social, emotional, cognitive, cultural, and spiritual. I have clinical experience working with adolescents and adults who have survived trauma, struggle to set healthy boundaries in relational dynamics, and mood/anxiety disorders. I thoughtfully facilitate couples, parent-child, and family sessions to address the needs identified by my clients. I provide services to special needs adolescents and adults by identifying their strengths and fostering resilience.
(703) 782-4380 View (703) 782-4380

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.