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 am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. I use the Grief Recovery Method, an Evidence Based Method for working with grievers who have experienced the death of a loved one, or any other significant emotional loss, or trauma. I provide support and tools that fit the clients individual needs to help them move forward & begin to live again. I also know integrating a persons faith into the healing process can be important & provide Faith-Based Christian Counseling upon request.

— Lori Downing, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Ana, CA

When you lose someone you love, your life is forever changed. My training and knowledge provide me with the capacity to support you in your own transformation as your journey through these experiences.

— Sarah Bower Ho, MA, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

No matter the loss, it is important to know your grief is individual. We will explore styles of grief, factors which impact our loss experience, secondary losses, coping skills, and finding a new normal.

— Monica Cagayat, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Kirkland, WA
 

Grief and loss impact our lives through death, life transitions, job changes, relocation, and illness. Counseling can be that safe place for you to grieve, feel heard, and be supported as you process the changes and loss.

— Priscilla Gilbert, Counselor in Camas, WA

Personal loss can often leave us feeling lost, paralyzed or even denying ourselves the right to grieve. Feelings can be complicated and often times, our lives simply don't allow for the time it takes to work through grief, and sometimes even those that are closest to us don't seem to understand why we can't just "get over it". I help clients work through feelings of grief at their pace.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

Dr. Talmage specializes in treating painful emotional states including anxiety, depression, and chronic trauma. She also has extensive experience in helping others with grief and bereavement.

— Susan Talmage, Psychologist in Dallas, TX
 

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®

— Marlena Butler, Therapist in Murfreesboro, TN

Contrary to popular belief, grief does not happen in predictable or measurable stages. Each person’s response to grief is unique. It is big, unpredictable, and, like a wave, it keeps coming at us relentlessly. The emotions and physical impact that come with grief can be so intense that they can seem frightening, confusing, or overwhelming. At times, the grief we endure can seem unbearable and endless. Sadly, the world around us often tries to push away grief and sorrow. Asking us to “get over it” and return to normal, productive, happy lives. Yet, for those who are grieving, this often provides nothing but isolation in a world is forever changed. I offer a supportive and safe environment that provides connection, healing, and growth. A place where you can explore and navigate through your grief with someone who will help you not get lost or drown in it.

— Kimberley Mead, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

You have just suffered a major loss and feel devastated and lost. If you feel stuck and unable to move on in your life, therapy is a great way to learn how to follow natural and healthy grieving cycles. I offer a safe, gentle and non-judgmental space for you to process anger, sadness, confusion or any other feelings you might have. In therapy, I enter into the pain with you and journey with you through it, helping you understand and cope with the norms of the grieving process.

— Dillon Welliver, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tallahassee, FL

Loss has crashed down on you. Loss of a loved one, a home, a job, a community you loved, your own cancer diagnosis. Your feelings express themselves in unwanted places. You need to talk, but don’t want to burden those around you. You worry that if you start crying you will never stop. The way you coped in the past isn't working for you anymore. You don't know what to do or where to begin.

— Anna Bradshaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, NJ

Loss happens in many areas of life. Our hearts bleed and tear when we lose a loved one, a relationship, job and things that are of meaning to us. Surviving and growing in spite of any loss is our hearts' desire.

— Stella Osemwegie, Counselor in Phillipsburg, NJ
 

Having worked on my own grief (particularly the loss of my father to cancer), I learned how it has helped me grow personally and professionally. I am devoted to help those who grieve in various forms, whether it's a primary loss (through death, separation/breakup/divorce) or the associated secondary loss (e.g., loss of community after moving, changes in work, life phase, identities). I hope to support you on your grief journey. No one needs to do this alone.

— Lina Pranata, Psychologist in Seattle, WA

Personal loss can often leave us feeling lost, paralyzed or even denying ourselves the right to grieve. Feelings can be complicated and often times, our lives simply don't allow for the time it takes to work through grief, and sometimes even those that are closest to us don't seem to understand why we can't just "get over it". I help clients work through feelings of grief at their pace. I am also certified in Perinatal Loss to especially help moms who experience loss during pregnancy.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

Personal loss can often leave us feeling lost, paralyzed or even denying ourselves the right to grieve. Feelings can be complicated and often times, our lives simply don't allow for the time it takes to work through grief, and sometimes even those that are closest to us don't seem to understand why we can't just "get over it". I help clients work through feelings of grief at their pace. I am also certified in Perinatal Loss to especially help moms who experience loss during pregnancy.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

When working with grief, I tend to invite clients to sit with me in whatever they are feeling. Grief turns your world upside down and inside out, you don’t have to navigate through it alone.

— Genevieve Saenz, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
 

I am here to sit with you in your pain and loss. To hear you and be with you, without wanting to change you or make you feel better.

— Jenna Gross, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Thousand Oaks, CA

Grief and loss can come in many forms, due to many situations, both expected and unexpected. I work to help educate my clients around the different stages of grief and loss, and assist in identifying their own unique experiences, where they are at with coping, processing each emotion and feeling that is encountered, and find healing.

— Krystal Marcinkiewicz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Beaverton, OR

I worked for a prominent cancer organization in nyc for 10 years, helping people of all ages to cope with illness, caregiving and loss. I have had extensive training in mindfulness, CBT and the psychology of grief/los, illness and death. It is my firm belief that Grief manifests itself throughout our lives whenever we face any type of current or past change or transition; motherhood, marriage/relationship shifts, career shifts, identity changes, etc...and if we allow ourselves to feel these losses, then process them, we can be freer to find joy and peace in the present moment. I find that when my clients are able to sit with the things that cause them pain, they are better equipped to fashion a life for themselves that feels congruent with who they really are.

— Erin Robbins, Counselor in Maplewood, NJ
 

I have extensive experience working with grief and loss. I have done years of experience working at grief clinics and in communities with complex trauma. You don't have to go through your loss alone.

— Nicole Nemiroff, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA