Grief or Loss

Grief and loss are a part of the human condition. Grief is typically considered to be brought on by the death of a loved one, but can also be triggered by any significant life-altering loss (such as a divorce or the loss of a job). Grief is a natural response to loss, but that doesn’t make it easy to deal with.  Symptoms of grief may include sadness, loneliness, anger, denial, depression and a myriad of other thoughts and feelings.  There is no “normal” amount of time for grief to pass, but if you find that your grief is not improving over time or that it is interfering with your everyday life, you may want to consider seeking professional help. A qualified grief counselor can help you to cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s grief experts today.

Meet the specialists

I completed my entire counseling training working within the cancer/chronic illness field and continue to do so. Grief and loss is an essential part of a process and have supported hundreds of people through the grieving process as they lose a loved one or grief the loss of the life that has changed.

— Jill Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Petersburg, FL

I have specialized training in the Grief Recovery Method.

— Jenna Vandenberg, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL

Loss can be an incredibly isolating experience. It can feel like no one knows the right thing to say & that your pain will never end. If you’re wondering how you are going to face tomorrow, cope with shattered dreams, or feel like you can’t do this on your own, you are not alone. There’s no “normal” timetable & typically no right or wrong way to grieve. Whether your loss occurred recently or long ago, you deserve space for processing & honoring your grief.  I'm here to help.

— Madalina Coman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA

I've worked with clients on a variety of grief and loss scenarios, from parental loss to loss of employment. I've worked for 30+ years on my own complicated grief & loss in psychoanalysis.

— Anne Crawford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, a health diagnosis, life transitions such as moving to a new city, ending a career, or ending a relationship can bring on manifestations of grief. I support clients by providing a safe and supportive environment to process and work through their grief and learn new ways to cope through these difficult times.

— Katrina Clark, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Death of a loved one, the aftermath of a sexual assault, endings of relationships or marriages, loss of your identity as you move through the stages of being someone's mom - these can be painful periods of loss in a woman's life. Making meaning of when our lives change in significant ways is one of the most critical steps in healing. I'm here to help.

— Leah Rockwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mercersburg, PA

I am an experienced grief counselor. I have worked with individuals who have lost children, spouses, parents, and dear friends. I also work with traumatic loss such as suicide or homicide grief. The waves of grief can feel overwhelming and losing a loved one can either create conflict in families, or exacerbate unhealed conflict. Healing is possible by having a safe space to share the pain of your loss.

— Eileen Martin, Counselor in Gibsonville, NC

Have you lost someone, or something, dear to you? Have you been struggling with the loss, not knowing how respond to it in some meaningful way? If the loss was due to suicide, do you feel guilty, ashamed, afraid, confused, alone, angry, bitter, or devastated by this challenging event? Have you found it difficult or impossible to talk with anyone about how you feel? You are not alone. I will provide you a safe, supportive environment in which you can explore and work through your experience.

— Peter Carpentieri, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

The last thing that anyone wants to go through is death or loss. If you’re wondering how you are going to face tomorrow, cope with shattered dreams, or feel like you can’t do this on your own, you are not alone. We will work on processing any unresolved expectations, traumatic memories, emotional distress, reducing anxiety , exploring feelings of guilt, discussing beliefs of shame, and establishing routines.

— April Thomas-Kenney, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Morgan, CO

You may be feeling overwhelmed with grief, knowing that a disability or difference you don't accept is life-long. You may not want this concern to define you and are worried that you'll never be able to get past it. Let's work together to find solutions to your feelings of inadequacy and your sadness and anxiety.

— Patrick Tully, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA