Grief Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Lindsay Hill
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121
Other areas of interest are loss and grief, self-esteem, stress management, body image issues and life transitions.
You should feel seen, heard and understood. You should never feel judged, and you should always feel welcome. If you choose to spend your time with me, that is what you can expect in therapy. Therapy is at your pace, and it starts with us building a relationship. I listen to your story, get to know you and your goals and learn how to best support you. Together, we look at who you are, what you believe and how you cope with challenges to determine a treatment plan that is right for you.
Other areas of interest are loss and grief, self-esteem, stress management, body image issues and life transitions.
You should feel seen, heard and understood. You should never feel judged, and you should always feel welcome. If you choose to spend your time with me, that is what you can expect in therapy. Therapy is at your pace, and it starts with us building a relationship. I listen to your story, get to know you and your goals and learn how to best support you. Together, we look at who you are, what you believe and how you cope with challenges to determine a treatment plan that is right for you.
(206) 701-9694 View (206) 701-9694
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Lily Gordon
Counselor, MAEd, LMHCA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
My clients are typically women 18+ experiencing high functioning anxiety, the effects of trauma and childhood emotional neglect, or grief and loss.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I know first-hand the vulnerability it takes to seek support, and the courage it takes to make change. Together, we can navigate anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, existential crises, and relationship difficulties. I’m here to help you develop self-awareness, nurture self-compassion, and cultivate resilience so you can realign with your true self and thrive.
My clients are typically women 18+ experiencing high functioning anxiety, the effects of trauma and childhood emotional neglect, or grief and loss.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I know first-hand the vulnerability it takes to seek support, and the courage it takes to make change. Together, we can navigate anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, existential crises, and relationship difficulties. I’m here to help you develop self-awareness, nurture self-compassion, and cultivate resilience so you can realign with your true self and thrive.
(206) 899-0804 View (206) 899-0804
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Laura Takacs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
After a sudden, traumatic death such as through suicide, death due to drug use, homicide or COVID, those bereaving are often left with both the heavy burden of grief, and images that may feel haunting and overwhelming. Other feelings, such as guilt, anger, and profound sorrow accompany other distressing experiences, including, feeling alone, increased agitation, depression and anxiety. When put together, these feelings can feel unbearable to hold alone.
After a sudden, traumatic death such as through suicide, death due to drug use, homicide or COVID, those bereaving are often left with both the heavy burden of grief, and images that may feel haunting and overwhelming. Other feelings, such as guilt, anger, and profound sorrow accompany other distressing experiences, including, feeling alone, increased agitation, depression and anxiety. When put together, these feelings can feel unbearable to hold alone.
(360) 858-9428 View (360) 858-9428
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Caitlin A Jesse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
I specialize in the areas of grief and loss, particularly in working with young widows and bereaved men, and caregivers of those who are ill. I hope you will find working with me to be a safe, compassionate space in which to explore your experience, the story of your loss, the impact of grief in your everyday life, and progress towards building a life around your grief. My clients come to me with many areas of grief; challenging relationship dynamics or divorce, loss of a job or hope, change in health, or other significant life transition. My practice also addresses other areas of mental health, including anxiety and depression.
I specialize in the areas of grief and loss, particularly in working with young widows and bereaved men, and caregivers of those who are ill. I hope you will find working with me to be a safe, compassionate space in which to explore your experience, the story of your loss, the impact of grief in your everyday life, and progress towards building a life around your grief. My clients come to me with many areas of grief; challenging relationship dynamics or divorce, loss of a job or hope, change in health, or other significant life transition. My practice also addresses other areas of mental health, including anxiety and depression.
(206) 825-6312 View (206) 825-6312
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Stephanie Casey
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107
Stephanie's main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life changes, trauma, and stress.
Stephanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMCHA) in the state of Washington. She graduated with honors from City University of Seattle"˜s Master of Arts in Counseling program. Stephanie works with individual adult clients who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each client holistically and views the therapeutic relationship as collaborative. In sessions, Stephanie strives to create a safe, welcoming space that supports clients to increase their confidence, self-awareness, and promote healthy changes.
Stephanie's main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life changes, trauma, and stress.
Stephanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMCHA) in the state of Washington. She graduated with honors from City University of Seattle"˜s Master of Arts in Counseling program. Stephanie works with individual adult clients who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each client holistically and views the therapeutic relationship as collaborative. In sessions, Stephanie strives to create a safe, welcoming space that supports clients to increase their confidence, self-awareness, and promote healthy changes.
(206) 984-4170 View (206) 984-4170
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Seattle Grief Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
Going through grief with others to lean on often reduces the burden and isolation that comes with experiencing loss.
Compassion and integrity are at the core of my practice. I honor the unique path of everyone I work with. My focus is to create a comfortable and safe space. I am a therapist specializing in grief and bereavement. I have 18 years' experience working with individuals and their caregivers living with serious illness. . A recognized leader for more than 17 years in the field of oncology. I provide-grief therapy and facilitate grief support groups . Working with the bereaved and companioning them through their journey has been a long-time passion for many years
Going through grief with others to lean on often reduces the burden and isolation that comes with experiencing loss.
Compassion and integrity are at the core of my practice. I honor the unique path of everyone I work with. My focus is to create a comfortable and safe space. I am a therapist specializing in grief and bereavement. I have 18 years' experience working with individuals and their caregivers living with serious illness. . A recognized leader for more than 17 years in the field of oncology. I provide-grief therapy and facilitate grief support groups . Working with the bereaved and companioning them through their journey has been a long-time passion for many years
(206) 202-0823 View (206) 202-0823
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Kir Rian
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, & I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. As a trauma-certified EMDR trained therapist, I work with a wide range of issues, & I specialize in grief, trauma, & illness/medical trauma. Whether recent circumstances are stressful, or aspects of the past need to be reconciled & faced, my clients are working to process, cope, & move toward holistic healing. They want to own their lives & feel better. They want clarity, meaning, understanding, & support working through daily challenges, anxieties, and stress management.
These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, & I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. As a trauma-certified EMDR trained therapist, I work with a wide range of issues, & I specialize in grief, trauma, & illness/medical trauma. Whether recent circumstances are stressful, or aspects of the past need to be reconciled & faced, my clients are working to process, cope, & move toward holistic healing. They want to own their lives & feel better. They want clarity, meaning, understanding, & support working through daily challenges, anxieties, and stress management.
(503) 400-3421 View (503) 400-3421
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Alexandra Szablya
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121
I work with individuals and couples who are looking to get more out of their lives. Choosing the right therapist for you is important - email, text or call to set up a free consult to see if we're a good match to work through your issues. With couples, I help increase communication and understanding of each other using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman. My areas of focus for individuals include work issues, depression and anxiety, grief, navigating American culture, and sexual issues that get in the way of committed relationships.
I work with individuals and couples who are looking to get more out of their lives. Choosing the right therapist for you is important - email, text or call to set up a free consult to see if we're a good match to work through your issues. With couples, I help increase communication and understanding of each other using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman. My areas of focus for individuals include work issues, depression and anxiety, grief, navigating American culture, and sexual issues that get in the way of committed relationships.
(206) 981-5260 View (206) 981-5260
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Katie Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98133
You want to appear confident and like you have it all together, but deep down, you struggle to get it all done and stay connected to the present moment. You may be fed up with the constant battle of proving yourself, feeling anxious you are missing something, or preoccupied with pleasing others. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel connected and enjoy the NOW. You’re ready to smile and laugh again. Most of all, you’re ready to take charge of your life and no longer be controlled by anxiety and grief.
You want to appear confident and like you have it all together, but deep down, you struggle to get it all done and stay connected to the present moment. You may be fed up with the constant battle of proving yourself, feeling anxious you are missing something, or preoccupied with pleasing others. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel connected and enjoy the NOW. You’re ready to smile and laugh again. Most of all, you’re ready to take charge of your life and no longer be controlled by anxiety and grief.
(206) 278-3107 View (206) 278-3107
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Julia Clare Larsen
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I tend to work frequently with clients who are working through grief and loss and looking for hope and meaning.
Grappling with anxiety, depression, grief or a significant life transition can feel all consuming. Even if you have good support in your life, these experiences can exhaust your energies and feel isolating. It may be hard to see beyond a current painful time, or imagine things can feel different. In our therapy relationship, I will hold these challenges with care, and try to help you grow, find deeper meaning, peace, clarity, and ultimately more of yourself. It’s my belief that the therapy relationship invites more creative and authentic capacities to navigating life's inevitable changes and challenges.
I tend to work frequently with clients who are working through grief and loss and looking for hope and meaning.
Grappling with anxiety, depression, grief or a significant life transition can feel all consuming. Even if you have good support in your life, these experiences can exhaust your energies and feel isolating. It may be hard to see beyond a current painful time, or imagine things can feel different. In our therapy relationship, I will hold these challenges with care, and try to help you grow, find deeper meaning, peace, clarity, and ultimately more of yourself. It’s my belief that the therapy relationship invites more creative and authentic capacities to navigating life's inevitable changes and challenges.
(206) 800-8692 View (206) 800-8692
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Lindsey Rosen
Counselor, MA, R-DMT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
You may be experiencing a great loss, or even many losses from the pandemic, or feel stuck in patterns that no longer serve your growth. You may be experiencing pain or conflict in relationships, anxiety at work, stress from trying to “balance it all”, or residual pain from the past. There may be a sense of increased collective grief and eco-anxiety. The discomfort brings us back into conversation with ourselves- all the parts. From here we begin the process of healing and meaning making, to come to inhabit your life in a more embodied, present, and clear way.
You may be experiencing a great loss, or even many losses from the pandemic, or feel stuck in patterns that no longer serve your growth. You may be experiencing pain or conflict in relationships, anxiety at work, stress from trying to “balance it all”, or residual pain from the past. There may be a sense of increased collective grief and eco-anxiety. The discomfort brings us back into conversation with ourselves- all the parts. From here we begin the process of healing and meaning making, to come to inhabit your life in a more embodied, present, and clear way.
(253) 343-0830 View (253) 343-0830
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Lisa Kothari
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
My clients explore many facets of their lives with me, including their feelings of anxiety and depression. I also walk alongside people who are navigating their racial identity. Others are in a space of transition in their career paths and personal relationships. Finally, I specialize in working with people grieving a loss in their lives. No matter what your struggles are, my capacity to sit in difficult spaces with myself is the cornerstone of the work I do with those who engage with me in therapy.
My clients explore many facets of their lives with me, including their feelings of anxiety and depression. I also walk alongside people who are navigating their racial identity. Others are in a space of transition in their career paths and personal relationships. Finally, I specialize in working with people grieving a loss in their lives. No matter what your struggles are, my capacity to sit in difficult spaces with myself is the cornerstone of the work I do with those who engage with me in therapy.
(206) 202-5595 View (206) 202-5595
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Ross Kling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
In grief therapy I offer a safe space filled with reflective listening for you to explore your feelings.
Ross Kling, MA, LMFTA. I offer counseling to help you heal, reconnect with yourself, and rediscover your connection with others. With empathy and understanding developed over 25 years as an independent funeral director, I have helped thousands of individuals and families navigate deeply distressing feelings of vulnerability and emotion. This informs my approach as a therapist. I embrace a welcoming openness for the human experience and a desire to deeply listen to another. I utilize solution based and narrative therapies as well as Gottman based practices to help people better understand themselves and one another.
In grief therapy I offer a safe space filled with reflective listening for you to explore your feelings.
Ross Kling, MA, LMFTA. I offer counseling to help you heal, reconnect with yourself, and rediscover your connection with others. With empathy and understanding developed over 25 years as an independent funeral director, I have helped thousands of individuals and families navigate deeply distressing feelings of vulnerability and emotion. This informs my approach as a therapist. I embrace a welcoming openness for the human experience and a desire to deeply listen to another. I utilize solution based and narrative therapies as well as Gottman based practices to help people better understand themselves and one another.
(206) 222-4633 View (206) 222-4633
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Anne Ihnen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
Not accepting new clients
I work with people facing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and family of origin issues.
I have a gentle approach that recognizes each person's unique strengths and gifts in addition to the issues that brought them to therapy. I see my role as a collaborative partner and guide, and I believe that everyone has the potential to make positive changes in their lives. I help my clients connect with and heal the deeper issues underlying their troubling symptoms, working at a pace that feels safe and supportive.
I work with people facing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and family of origin issues.
I have a gentle approach that recognizes each person's unique strengths and gifts in addition to the issues that brought them to therapy. I see my role as a collaborative partner and guide, and I believe that everyone has the potential to make positive changes in their lives. I help my clients connect with and heal the deeper issues underlying their troubling symptoms, working at a pace that feels safe and supportive.
(206) 759-2872 View (206) 759-2872
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Jessica Bowen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ACHt
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Grief can leave you feeling isolated, misunderstood, confused and wondering if what we are experiencing is “normal.” You may believe you are supposed to move on, get over it, or hurry up the grieving process. And yet, what you are experiencing, physically, emotionally, and mentally can leave you with little clarity on how to go forward. Our work together is about helping you process the complexities of your grief, to give you coping skills that honor what you've lost.
Grief can leave you feeling isolated, misunderstood, confused and wondering if what we are experiencing is “normal.” You may believe you are supposed to move on, get over it, or hurry up the grieving process. And yet, what you are experiencing, physically, emotionally, and mentally can leave you with little clarity on how to go forward. Our work together is about helping you process the complexities of your grief, to give you coping skills that honor what you've lost.
(206) 384-4549 View (206) 384-4549
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Yasha Carpentier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
I have an area of expertise in grief and loss and would be honored to walk the path of healing with you if this is something you are dealing with.
I assist clients in processing through feelings and symptoms related to traumas or negative experiences that impact your life today. I believe that every individual possesses the ability to make positive changes in their lives and I would like to be a part of that journey with you. It takes strength and courage to face your problems and together we can take on this challenge. The treatment I provide is individualized to the person or couple I am working with. Because change is constant, we each go through phases of challenges and peace, and my attention will be on supporting you and/or your family in this process.
I have an area of expertise in grief and loss and would be honored to walk the path of healing with you if this is something you are dealing with.
I assist clients in processing through feelings and symptoms related to traumas or negative experiences that impact your life today. I believe that every individual possesses the ability to make positive changes in their lives and I would like to be a part of that journey with you. It takes strength and courage to face your problems and together we can take on this challenge. The treatment I provide is individualized to the person or couple I am working with. Because change is constant, we each go through phases of challenges and peace, and my attention will be on supporting you and/or your family in this process.
(206) 202-2059 View (206) 202-2059
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Christine Ma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
As we face the challenges of life, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Old issues along with our current circumstances may collide. As a counselor, I work with you to explore these issues while acknowledging your strengths to develop coping skills. Issues common to my practice include anxiety, depression, difficulties managing emotions, grief and loss, issues of life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, trauma, and work related stress. Telehealth only. Conversational proficiency in Cantonese and Toisanese.
As we face the challenges of life, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Old issues along with our current circumstances may collide. As a counselor, I work with you to explore these issues while acknowledging your strengths to develop coping skills. Issues common to my practice include anxiety, depression, difficulties managing emotions, grief and loss, issues of life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, trauma, and work related stress. Telehealth only. Conversational proficiency in Cantonese and Toisanese.
(206) 681-2113 View (206) 681-2113
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Max Zhvanetsky
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Are you finding yourself burnt out? Feeling stuck, isolated, or traumatized by current or historical events? We feel the pressure to better this world but struggle with feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. At times like these, it is vital to reclaim spaces of joy, safety, and connection within ourselves and the world around us. I am a queer, Jewish, immigrant with firsthand experience of needing to reclaim self within larger narratives of oppression and isolation. I know that this process can often involve navigating trauma and grief, and none of us can do this alone.
Are you finding yourself burnt out? Feeling stuck, isolated, or traumatized by current or historical events? We feel the pressure to better this world but struggle with feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. At times like these, it is vital to reclaim spaces of joy, safety, and connection within ourselves and the world around us. I am a queer, Jewish, immigrant with firsthand experience of needing to reclaim self within larger narratives of oppression and isolation. I know that this process can often involve navigating trauma and grief, and none of us can do this alone.
(206) 759-2615 View (206) 759-2615
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Elizabeth Sikes
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
Are you going through a major life transition, such as a recent move to Seattle or a change in the status of your -or a loved one's-job, relationship, or health? Major transitions in life, whether seen as positive or negative, can stir up a lot of mixed emotions and bring up old issues from the past. I am experienced in helping people during times of confusion, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and struggle with old traumatic injuries. I can help you find compassion, open insight, and create value and meaning from this time of transition.
Are you going through a major life transition, such as a recent move to Seattle or a change in the status of your -or a loved one's-job, relationship, or health? Major transitions in life, whether seen as positive or negative, can stir up a lot of mixed emotions and bring up old issues from the past. I am experienced in helping people during times of confusion, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and struggle with old traumatic injuries. I can help you find compassion, open insight, and create value and meaning from this time of transition.
(206) 966-4387 View (206) 966-4387
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Julie Stein
Counselor, MPH, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Hello! Adulting can be really overwhelming sometimes. I work with clients during various transitions in their lives who are dealing with challenges in their relationships, the road to parenthood, as well as grief and loss. These are not easy stages of life – working through differences with a partner; challenges with fertility, pregnancy, or the highs and lows of parenting; or adjusting to the loss of a loved one.
Hello! Adulting can be really overwhelming sometimes. I work with clients during various transitions in their lives who are dealing with challenges in their relationships, the road to parenthood, as well as grief and loss. These are not easy stages of life – working through differences with a partner; challenges with fertility, pregnancy, or the highs and lows of parenting; or adjusting to the loss of a loved one.
(425) 510-5342 View (425) 510-5342
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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.