Grief Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Sunita Benning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a broad range of clinical issues: relational/family difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief/loss, parent/child conflict.
We carry on our day to day lives, hope for change, work hard and at times still feel like nothing is working; we feel like these challenges make it impossible to move past or live the life we intend to live. I provide counseling for individuals, and couples of all kinds dealing with challenges that leave them feeling stuck. It is my privilege to work alongside you to provide you the space to experience, examine and process what is going on in your life right now.
I have experience working with a broad range of clinical issues: relational/family difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief/loss, parent/child conflict.
We carry on our day to day lives, hope for change, work hard and at times still feel like nothing is working; we feel like these challenges make it impossible to move past or live the life we intend to live. I provide counseling for individuals, and couples of all kinds dealing with challenges that leave them feeling stuck. It is my privilege to work alongside you to provide you the space to experience, examine and process what is going on in your life right now.
(253) 733-0186 View (253) 733-0186
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Emilia Stoneham
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
The realities of pain, suffering, and grief are universal human experiences that need to be tended to with compassion and acceptance.
If you are here that means you are likely seeking support for something in your life that feels difficult, overwhelming, confusing, or painful. My work is to offer you a safe, kind, and accepting space to further explore your internal and external realities. Together we will be curious about your unique life experience, the impact of your experience, the struggles and conflicts you may be facing, and what you need to thrive. I believe therapy is the process of uncovering who you were meant to be before the world told you who you should be or wounded you with its expectations and cruelty.
The realities of pain, suffering, and grief are universal human experiences that need to be tended to with compassion and acceptance.
If you are here that means you are likely seeking support for something in your life that feels difficult, overwhelming, confusing, or painful. My work is to offer you a safe, kind, and accepting space to further explore your internal and external realities. Together we will be curious about your unique life experience, the impact of your experience, the struggles and conflicts you may be facing, and what you need to thrive. I believe therapy is the process of uncovering who you were meant to be before the world told you who you should be or wounded you with its expectations and cruelty.
(425) 600-3251 View (425) 600-3251
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Lisa Benjamin
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102
Engaging in therapy is an act of bravery and self-love. I have immediate in person, telehealth, & weekend availability. I offer a safe and sex positive place where you will feel seen and heard. My approach is collaborative, non-judgmental and gently direct. I work with clients who may be healing from trauma, experiencing grief and loss, exploring their identity, or grappling with anxiety. I tailor each session to the unique needs of my clients. If you suffer from awful panic attacks, I'll give you strategies to tolerate and manage them so you can stop canceling plans at the last minute and gain control over your anxiety
Engaging in therapy is an act of bravery and self-love. I have immediate in person, telehealth, & weekend availability. I offer a safe and sex positive place where you will feel seen and heard. My approach is collaborative, non-judgmental and gently direct. I work with clients who may be healing from trauma, experiencing grief and loss, exploring their identity, or grappling with anxiety. I tailor each session to the unique needs of my clients. If you suffer from awful panic attacks, I'll give you strategies to tolerate and manage them so you can stop canceling plans at the last minute and gain control over your anxiety
(425) 475-2124 View (425) 475-2124
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Seattle Grief Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98110
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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Beth Croat
MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Maybe you know exactly what you’re looking for in a therapist, or maybe this search is an overwhelming experience. I’m here to meet you where you are. I’m currently accepting new clients, so please reach out for a free 20-minute consultation. I specialize in working with individuals and couples navigating grief, anxiety, life transitions, relational conflict, and the impact of trauma.
Maybe you know exactly what you’re looking for in a therapist, or maybe this search is an overwhelming experience. I’m here to meet you where you are. I’m currently accepting new clients, so please reach out for a free 20-minute consultation. I specialize in working with individuals and couples navigating grief, anxiety, life transitions, relational conflict, and the impact of trauma.
(206) 350-8919 View (206) 350-8919
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Kathryn Hamilton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
Welcome to my practice. People often seek out a therapist at a time of crisis such as a loss, transition, career change, or relationship problem. Therapy can be helpful with many such situations, and can also serve to cast a wider view on recurring themes in our lives. Thus, it can be just a few sessions, or a longer-term working relationship. I welcome, and honor, clients of all backgrounds and identities. I strive to provide a safe, open, respectful, and warm environment for you to explore your concerns. As a licensed psychologist, it is my privilege and my responsibility to offer a professional perspective on your concerns.
Welcome to my practice. People often seek out a therapist at a time of crisis such as a loss, transition, career change, or relationship problem. Therapy can be helpful with many such situations, and can also serve to cast a wider view on recurring themes in our lives. Thus, it can be just a few sessions, or a longer-term working relationship. I welcome, and honor, clients of all backgrounds and identities. I strive to provide a safe, open, respectful, and warm environment for you to explore your concerns. As a licensed psychologist, it is my privilege and my responsibility to offer a professional perspective on your concerns.
(206) 899-4093 View (206) 899-4093
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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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Theresa Nuccio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98136
I offer an integrative approach to individuals and couples seeking solutions and insight into their life challenges. Client-centered psychotherapy is the basis of my work for concerns such as anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, family stressors, relationship issues, difficulties with self-esteem, grief and loss, or life transition. I work with couples, individual adults, and young adults (18+) and provide both short-term and long-term psychotherapy approaches. I have experience with clients who are either in recovery from an addiction themselves or have a family member struggling with these concerns.
I offer an integrative approach to individuals and couples seeking solutions and insight into their life challenges. Client-centered psychotherapy is the basis of my work for concerns such as anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, family stressors, relationship issues, difficulties with self-esteem, grief and loss, or life transition. I work with couples, individual adults, and young adults (18+) and provide both short-term and long-term psychotherapy approaches. I have experience with clients who are either in recovery from an addiction themselves or have a family member struggling with these concerns.
(206) 965-8019 View (206) 965-8019
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Nica Selvaggio
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98102
I specialize in working with folks who struggle with eating disorders, PTSD, C-PTSD, Grief/Bereavement, Adoption and/or Foster Care, Gender Dysphoria, Transgender issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, and issues related to sex/sexuality.
Mental health shouldn’t be a privilege. So much of how we feel in our minds and bodies has to do with the identities we inhabit in the world and how our environments do or do not support us. Counseling is a tool that can be helpful when dealing with the natural anxiety, depression, and grief that can arise as a result of living in a culture that refuses to see you or value you. I work with folks through an anti-oppression and somatic (body-based) lens. As a Non-Binary and Queer therapist, I am passionate about the decolonization of the therapy space. The personal is political.
I specialize in working with folks who struggle with eating disorders, PTSD, C-PTSD, Grief/Bereavement, Adoption and/or Foster Care, Gender Dysphoria, Transgender issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, and issues related to sex/sexuality.
Mental health shouldn’t be a privilege. So much of how we feel in our minds and bodies has to do with the identities we inhabit in the world and how our environments do or do not support us. Counseling is a tool that can be helpful when dealing with the natural anxiety, depression, and grief that can arise as a result of living in a culture that refuses to see you or value you. I work with folks through an anti-oppression and somatic (body-based) lens. As a Non-Binary and Queer therapist, I am passionate about the decolonization of the therapy space. The personal is political.
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Julie Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCHH
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
I believe that we all hold an enormous ability and inner wisdom to heal and expand. I honor each person as an individual with unique experiences and values. My goal is to provide support, insight and a safe space for clients to process as they find their way toward wholeness. My specialties are Anxiety, Trauma and Grief. My clinical approach is Humanistic and strength based. My personal approach is warm, humorous, compassionate and direct.
I believe that we all hold an enormous ability and inner wisdom to heal and expand. I honor each person as an individual with unique experiences and values. My goal is to provide support, insight and a safe space for clients to process as they find their way toward wholeness. My specialties are Anxiety, Trauma and Grief. My clinical approach is Humanistic and strength based. My personal approach is warm, humorous, compassionate and direct.
(208) 536-8142 View (208) 536-8142
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Jeanette Silva
Counselor, MSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98133
As an individual with both diabetes and a disability, I have become extremely familiar with the grief, anger, and depression that often accompany a life altering medical condition.
As a therapist, I believe that to have a successful counseling experience, it is critical that you feel fully listened to and understood. I use careful listening and reflecting to join with you to address what is most important to you. I have a compassionate, empathetic style, which I believe is essential for us to move forward as we discuss what is troubling you. I have helped many clients deal with a variety of difficult relationship issues, anxiety and depression, work / life stress, divorces, trauma and abuse. I ensure that you are fully understood and attain the support that you need to deal with life’s difficulties.
As an individual with both diabetes and a disability, I have become extremely familiar with the grief, anger, and depression that often accompany a life altering medical condition.
As a therapist, I believe that to have a successful counseling experience, it is critical that you feel fully listened to and understood. I use careful listening and reflecting to join with you to address what is most important to you. I have a compassionate, empathetic style, which I believe is essential for us to move forward as we discuss what is troubling you. I have helped many clients deal with a variety of difficult relationship issues, anxiety and depression, work / life stress, divorces, trauma and abuse. I ensure that you are fully understood and attain the support that you need to deal with life’s difficulties.
(206) 984-2966 View (206) 984-2966
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Enely Van Ness
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
I specialize in grief and loss; LGBTQ+ issues; depression and anxiety; and trauma processing. I approach therapy from a place of curiosity, humor, and collaboration. It can be difficult to go through challenges alone and sometimes we need an outside perspective to challenge the unhelpful and negative narratives we have constructed for ourselves during those challenging times. I am here to help uncover and create a narrative that reflects your strengths and intrinsic identity.
I specialize in grief and loss; LGBTQ+ issues; depression and anxiety; and trauma processing. I approach therapy from a place of curiosity, humor, and collaboration. It can be difficult to go through challenges alone and sometimes we need an outside perspective to challenge the unhelpful and negative narratives we have constructed for ourselves during those challenging times. I am here to help uncover and create a narrative that reflects your strengths and intrinsic identity.
(206) 537-0675 View (206) 537-0675
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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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Gwen Wilson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98133
Change happens! Maybe your life changed in a single event or slowly over time. It could be a loss of a person, a job, your health, or just the way things were. Sometimes the script of what you thought your world was about has flipped or no longer fits your new situation. We are in difficult times; our once reliable ways of coping and caring for ourselves may not work as well today. Even if you feel unsure of what’s possible, I can support you in finding new tools and revising your story to better fit your present needs and values. Let’s work together to discover what works best for you so you can get back to living your life.
Change happens! Maybe your life changed in a single event or slowly over time. It could be a loss of a person, a job, your health, or just the way things were. Sometimes the script of what you thought your world was about has flipped or no longer fits your new situation. We are in difficult times; our once reliable ways of coping and caring for ourselves may not work as well today. Even if you feel unsure of what’s possible, I can support you in finding new tools and revising your story to better fit your present needs and values. Let’s work together to discover what works best for you so you can get back to living your life.
(206) 752-5653 View (206) 752-5653
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Erin Swan Fearless Healing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
I am a real human who has experienced struggle, big loss, and made life-changing mistakes and have grown (and continue to grow) in my own therapy and healing.
You are ready to start working on healing inner wounds. We start by getting curious about what your nervous system needs to feel safe, using curiosity and compassion. Distress and trauma need to move through you. We can start softening your symptoms related to anxiety, PTSD or C-PTSD, and grief/loss by looking within. For couples in distress, you CAN engage with more thoughtful reflection and heal relational wounds in order to transform your relationship; And if there is ambivalence about your future together as a couple, I can help you choose a path forward using short-term Discernment Counseling.
I am a real human who has experienced struggle, big loss, and made life-changing mistakes and have grown (and continue to grow) in my own therapy and healing.
You are ready to start working on healing inner wounds. We start by getting curious about what your nervous system needs to feel safe, using curiosity and compassion. Distress and trauma need to move through you. We can start softening your symptoms related to anxiety, PTSD or C-PTSD, and grief/loss by looking within. For couples in distress, you CAN engage with more thoughtful reflection and heal relational wounds in order to transform your relationship; And if there is ambivalence about your future together as a couple, I can help you choose a path forward using short-term Discernment Counseling.
(206) 966-4920 View (206) 966-4920
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Tara Conroy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98133
Tara Conroy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years of experience. Tara is passionate about helping adults who are struggling with anxiety, panic disorder-related issues, grief, loss, low self-esteem, and much more.
Tara Conroy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years of experience. Tara is passionate about helping adults who are struggling with anxiety, panic disorder-related issues, grief, loss, low self-esteem, and much more.
(206) 208-7561 View (206) 208-7561
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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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Dr. Debra A. Vilhauer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
I work well with adult clients who struggle with depression, anxiety and grief. My training and years of practice have included a range of conceptual approaches including developmental, family systems, behavioral and cognitive behavior theory. My approach to any client is to tailor the treatment plan to accommodate the needs of that individual.
I work well with adult clients who struggle with depression, anxiety and grief. My training and years of practice have included a range of conceptual approaches including developmental, family systems, behavioral and cognitive behavior theory. My approach to any client is to tailor the treatment plan to accommodate the needs of that individual.
(425) 474-3773 View (425) 474-3773
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Greg Malone Trained Lifespan Integration Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv, BCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I specialize in grief and loss, medical trauma, PTSD, anxiety and shame issues. I have over 22 years experience working in both the mental health field as well as hospice and palliative medicine. My work with clients is marked by curiosity and compassion. I believe that grief is something that cannot be fixed, but it can be navigated and supported. I serve my clients by providing education, empathetic listening, and strategies for coping with grief. If there are elements of trauma within one's experience, I use Lifespan Integration as a means help the brain rewire so that the triggers are no longer too activating.
I specialize in grief and loss, medical trauma, PTSD, anxiety and shame issues. I have over 22 years experience working in both the mental health field as well as hospice and palliative medicine. My work with clients is marked by curiosity and compassion. I believe that grief is something that cannot be fixed, but it can be navigated and supported. I serve my clients by providing education, empathetic listening, and strategies for coping with grief. If there are elements of trauma within one's experience, I use Lifespan Integration as a means help the brain rewire so that the triggers are no longer too activating.
(206) 590-3351 View (206) 590-3351
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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
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.