Loss or Grief

Grief is the emotion that you feel after a significant loss, such as the death of a loved one. You may feel many different painful emotions as part of the grieving process. Feelings of shock, sadness, heartache, anger, depression, anxiety and denial are a few of the more common symptoms, but grieving is highly personal and each individual will have a unique experience and timeline. Although typically thought of as an emotional experience, the stress of grief can also result in physical problems like insomnia, changes in weight, lack of energy, and general aches and pains. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but a mental health professional can help you to find healthy ways to cope with the pain and, ultimately, to move on.

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Nicole Casthely (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

Loss and grief can have profound effects on individuals. I can support you through any symptoms of grief you are experiencing.

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Kitty Kloud (She/They)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

The finality of the end of a life can leave you looking for answers, hoping for some kind of relief from the hole left in your world. But relationships don’t end with death, they are only transformed. As painful as it can be to hear right now, it is true that you will someday be okay again. In grief counseling you won’t be asked to be “over it” on any timeline other than you own. You will receive gentle support, guidance, and a reminder that you are not alone in this.

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Julie Bloom (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC, PCA, LMHC-A

Grief is a complex emotional journey—a confrontation of loss in all of it's forms. Although we may tend to associate grief with a death loss, grief is an expansive term for a diverse range of losses—whether it's a transition to a new city, a loss of a friendship, a faith transition, ora late diagnosis of autism or ADHD in adulthood. Every loss deserves to be acknowledged and held with care and support.

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Jenny Larson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC (OR), LMHC (WA)

I have had clients suffering from grief and have successfully treated them and have resources available to them.

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Danielle McWilliams LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC NCC

Loss, grief, & bereavement take many forms & can have a lasting impact on who we are & how we see & be in our world. Whether our loved one is human or a special animal relationship, processing & healing after loss is essential. Through rituals, expressive work & myriad ways to remember & honor the connection shared, a new place to hold our love safe & secure can be created, treasured & maintained.

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Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC RDT

Grief is a highly personal experience and is often not a linear process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, only your way. However, to undergo the process alone can feel very isolating. Counseling can assist in this process, so that you can effectively grieve in a way that allows for the building of new coping strategies and ultimately allow you to move forward.

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Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

MA, MS, PsyD

Grief is often a result of losing something you love. Often we feel shame or guilt for not being able to 'get over' our grief. We might experience sadness, disappointment, frustration or anger along with it. Grief is normal and can take time to process. Sometimes it comes unexpectedly, even when we think we're 'finished' with it! Together we will honor your grief and develop coping strategies.

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Caitlin Keitel (she/her)

Professional Counselor

M.A. Process Oriented Facilitation

We experience many deaths in our lives, though we do not always acknowledge the grief that accompanies our losses. Grief work gives us new language to understand our experiences, and ways of evolving in relationship to our losses and our loved ones who have died.

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Kelly Rees (she/her)

Clinical Sexologist

Certified, ACS

Unprocessed grief can hold us back from living. If you have suffered a terrible loss, we can work together to bring light and air in the wounded places, thereby releasing you to live more fully. Often sexuality is deeply impacted by grief because so many feelings are accessible through sex.

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Jessica Kremm (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C7989

Our current American culture does not honor or recognize grief or loss well. We are expected to move on and heal quickly when often, grief and loss is something we have to learn to carry and live with in a way that honors what we lost and allows us to continue to move forward.

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G. Ravyn (Ravyn) Stanfield (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.in Counseling, EMDR trained, Licensed Acupuncturist

Whether expected or sudden, loss and grief can turn our lives upside down. I help people navigate grief, even when it’s complicated, and find meaning and solid ground.

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Annette Smith (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC, LPC Registered Associate

Much of my work focuses on the loss and grief individuals experience throughout their lives. Life transitions, both positive and negative, carry with them some level of loss and grief and I help individuals process those and work toward creating balance in their lives as they experience these losses.

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Jireh Miller (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

LMHCA

My masters program and concentration in Trauma and Abuse emphasized the impact of loss, and the important, but painstaking process that is grief.

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Nancy Pearson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

There are so many kinds of loss and grief . . . divorce, death, illness, failure, and poignant missed opportunity. They are a part of the life cycle and can not be avoided or overlooked. Instead, they become markers of change that can help inform us and inspire us to meaningful ways of living. I can work with you and your family to integrate grief and loss into your bigger life story.

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Kelly Reams MSW, BCD Psychoanalyst (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lcsw, bcd

A large percentage of the children and adults I see are seeking help with grief reactions or loss experiences, either contemporary or a past history of early loss. Trained as a psychoanalyst, I'm able to help patients access unprocessed grief that has been hidden away or not accessible for other reasons. I receive referrals from the Dougy Center for children and families with loss through suicide

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Lisette Heidtke (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Together I have worked with clients to process the immense pain that comes from experiencing loss. Sessions are spent reflecting on emotions, the experience itself and gaining an understanding of how to move forward.

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Kendra Smith (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Loss of someone in our lives can have a ripple effect of change and bring up a variety of emotions. I believe that grief and loss can extend to changes that life transitions can bring. I have several years of experience facilitating bereavement support groups, as well as personal experiences with loss. I have learned that grief is complex, and the processing of it is not linear. Tears and laughter can coexist in the grief processing space. I am honored to hold both, and everything in between.

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Carl Jensen

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

There is work to be done in processing the deep layers of sadness and other emotions, as well as the subsequent reactions that surface. Grieving comes in waves, and has it's own time frame.

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Jenna Steen (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Grief is a process, not a pathology. Grievers need a space where they're welcome to feel all their feelings without expectations or judgments. I specialize in helping the bereaved to make sense of the often difficult, sometimes overwhelming feelings and thoughts that arise in the wake of loss. I also work with those who support grievers-- partners, extended family members, friends-- to navigate grief stewardship.

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Kerry Powers, LPC (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Grief exists in many forms from a loss of a dream or opportunity, personal power, a loved one, a health diagnosis or impairment. It is vital that you have a safe and supportive place to process feelings of anguish or sorrow and in time arrive at healing. Much of my clinical work has centered around loss and navigating transitions with a commitment to honor your experience with compassion.

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Courtney Watson (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Grief can make you feel alone, isolated, lost, and empty. Having strong social networks and supports are key to our healing. This can also include having a skilled grief therapist on your side. I have an extensive amount of experience working with individuals who are grieving - both in and out of therapy. I also have my own personal experiences with grief and death. Reach out if you are experiencing grief and are ready to begin the healing integration process.

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Gabriella Losada (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

My personal experience with grief and loss led me to volunteer at the Dougy Center where I spent time with teens whose parents or siblings died. After two years of helping facilitate grief groups there, I began seeing clients one-on-one who came in with various concerns but each of them had experience with grief or loss that impacted them deeply.

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Kate Parker-Shames (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Loss, change, and transition is a natural and deeply painful part of being human. I will provide a space to support you as you grieve, seek to understand, process, and heal. I believe in your resiliency and strength. You do not have to face this alone. I can help.

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Kelle DeBruin (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, Supervisor

I approach grief with education, support, and intuition. I find that the most challenging part of grief for people is the unpredictability and the loss of control that is felt as grief tends to take over various areas in people’s lives. To grieve is to acknowledge the loss of something significant in your life while also applying coping mechanisms.

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Xan Scott (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

After caring for 3 senior clients at the end of their life and then being the primary caregiver for my own mother who passed 8 years ago, I know grief. Everyone's experience is so unique and unpredictable. It may feel hard to enjoy life for various reasons of guilt and shame. Loss can also be from a significant relationship ending and the feeling of not being able to give the love you still feel towards them. I am here to help track your patterns and navigate the ups and downs of this time.

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Danae Merrill (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Experiencing pregnancy loss is a devastating and isolating experience. I have seen many women grieve and bear this burden quietly, but the experience of your journey and story should be seen and held. Miscarriages are estimated to occur in 10-15% of early pregnancies and it is a personal passion of mine to normalize the experience of discussing pregnancy loss and create space for women to fully feel and process their grief.

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Nani Waddoups (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Grief is a deeply personal experience, and everyone processes thier grief in their own unique way. There is no right way to grieve, no timeline on which we can mark when grieving 'should be over,' no roadmap of what to expect after a loss. My work with clients experiencing loss is to validate all of their responses as right for them, and as a necessary part of the transformational process.

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Becca Flatt (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

Grief and loss are two of the most unifying issues humans face. I've taken specialized training in grief and loss issues. Disenfranchised grief is an area that I have a great deal of knowledge in. Disenfranchised grief often feels like you have to qualify why your loss is painful. I provide a safe space to work through issues of grief and loss no matter how trivial it may seem. Your pain matters.

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Aaron Buchholz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have a lot of experience helping people with grief and past trauma. There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. -Henry Wordsworth

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Monica Bloom (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Aletha Eastwood (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Certified Hakomi Therapist, National Certified Counselor, Level 1 AEDP therapist

Grief is complex, and each person has their own unique experience. Sometimes we collect our losses and do not recognize our deep need to grieve. Sometimes our loss is unrecognized by others. The dominant American culture often does not allow much space or permission to grieve. A sudden or unexpected loss can lead to traumatic grief, kicking in our body's survival mechanisms. Wherever you find yourself in the process, I can help you navigate to a place that feels workable and connected.

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Joshua Bogart (He/Him/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Grief takes many forms - from the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a place we once called home. In therapy, you don't have to pretend that you're "over it." I offer a safe space where you can fully grieve and process your loss without judgment or pressure. Let's work together to honor your grief and find a path forward.

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Jessica Bowen (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

For nearly 15 years I've worked with folks navigating grief, loss and life transition.

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Nova (Stephenie) Knutson (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, CHT

Although we are all impacted by loss and grief, contemporary dominant culture lacks tools and rituals to process and move through our grief. Grief and loss are a normal part of the human condition which, when processed have the potential to offer us depth, meaning and richness. I am honored to support clients through transformative grief processes.

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Daniel Maher, LCSW (He / Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Everyone experiences loss of all kinds -- people, pets, relationships, jobs, physical ability, material items, roles, identity, etc. I work to create a respectful and supportive space in which we can help you move through the very normal but painful process of grief and bereavement, as well as help identify and attend to areas where you may be stuck.

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Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

One of the most common presenting issues is relationship loss. I have extensive experience helping people navigate through this kind of loss. I also have experience working with loss of a child, the loss of parents, and the loss of a loved one to suicide.

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Laura Marie Separa MA LPC MFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

A hollow emptiness often characterizes the inner world of grief. This direct experience of mourning is the balancing act of a lifetime. My approach to understanding grief is to turn toward this empty space and to seek meaning within the loss. While this is a profound undertaking, it can often be the challenge that serves our greater purpose.

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Adam Marx (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A.

My primary specialty is supporting clients through grief and loss. I combine my academic training and counseling experience with my lived experience of grieving the deaths of a brother and of a son.

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Valenca Valenzuela (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

I have spent the last 15 years sitting with those living with loss. I am passionate about providing grief-informed care and bring a wealth of experience with me. I am not here to save you from your pain, but to witness and hold space for you to move through your grief. My greatest purpose in life is to help those who are feeling grief after a profound loss.

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Patrick Welly Jungian Analyst

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am a passionate in my commitment to the profound healing and growth inherent in loss and grief. Courage, creativity, and conscious suffering offer a pathway through.

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Jessica Feinsmith MA LPC (She/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

In life, we will experience some form of loss, whether the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship or friendship, or the loss of hopes and dreams. I believe that an empathic, resilient, strengths-based approach will eventually result in your ability to discover your silver lining and deeper insight into yourself. Through therapeutic healing, you will develop inner wisdom unique to yourself. I'm also very empathetic of pet loss and grief.

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Travis Wright (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

I believe that most of us carry around quite a bit of unexplored grief and loss. Our culture is not very good at allowing these feelings to be present. If you are alive then you will experience grief and loss. By having the time, space, and permission to explore these feelings this then frees us up to the larger experience of being alive.

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Cathy Walker, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

As a suicide loss survivor and a past outreach volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, I have worked with many people who have experienced the devastating loss of a death by suicide, in addition, to those losses from divorce, illness, job loss and aging.

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Kelly Arthur, LMFT, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Life is full of loss, and no two losses are ever the same. I work with individuals moving through the grief process by providing a safe place to be in pain. I will support you in being exactly where you are in the moment, fully exploring your experience and all the existential issues that arise in the face of loss. I facilitate grief groups and so know firsthand what tends to support healing.

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Jack Marvin (She/They)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

There is no doubt that grief and loss are processes that we experience as a result of death. However, grief and loss are all too commonly relegated solely to the realm of death loss, ignoring the fact that being a human presents everyday experiences of grief and loss. Loss of time, expectations, relationships, to name a few, are often disenfranchised, resulting in exacerbated and unnamed grief. I work to validate these everyday losses and support you in navigating grief regardless of its causes.

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jane Newman

Licensed Professional Counselor

My area of expertise is in grief and loss -having worked in Hospice and an Outpatient Cancer Center. Grief and loss encompasses life transitions, divorce, job loss, chronic illness and, of course, death. Grief is a natural, normal process and my role is to offer support, validate (normalize) and companion people through this process.

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Brittany Kleinschnitz (they/them)

Clinical Social Work Associate

CSWA, PPSC

I have been exploring and studying grief and loss since 2016. I also specialize in eco-grief and have been running eco-grief circles for a year and a half.

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Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Whether it is the loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, or health diagnosis, life is full of loss and grief. Even life changes such as moving to a new city, ending a career, or completing a project we are passionate about can bring on manifestations of loss and grief. Having a place to make sense of these changes in a supportive environment is how I support clients through this difficult time.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, PMH-C

Throughout life, we face many losses that can make it difficult to function. Whether someone has experienced a miscarriage or recent perinatal/postnatal loss, I help individuals work through grief that leaves them feeling helpless, lost or perhaps paralyzed with fear and sadness. I work alongside you, to help you get to a place where you feel like yourself again. Specializing in perinatal loss that includes terminations, miscarriages and/or abortions. Visit www.mindbodymamapdx.com to learn more.

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Wild Wish Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

Suffering the death of a loved one can have a tremendous impact on your emotional wellbeing and last for years to come. We, as people, form strong bonds with our friends, family and loved ones. When those bonds are broken, the aftereffects can be extreme, overwhelming and unpredictable. Wild Wish Counseling can help challenge and approach these feelings in a safe and healthy environment.

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Beth Ann AKA BA Short LCAT, ATR-BC (they/them)

Art Therapist

LCAT

Grief is fluid and the emotions that one can experience in this state can be volatile and difficult to face. Using art therapy in the grief process for any age is a safe container to externalize feelings. In our sessions clients are often able to find words for thoughts and feelings they may not have understood in previously.

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Christine Finucane (She/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, SUDP, LICSW, SEP

Loss is a natural part of our life cycle yet we are not taught healthy methods of coping. Elizabeth Kubler Ross's stages of grief have helped us learn about grief as a process not just an event. Grief becomes complicated when there are previous unresolved, often in childhood, death and other losses. My work is to help people heal from all their losses, to develop recognition of the emotional pain and a compassionate presence towards oneself and towards one's pain.

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Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

'The tragedy is not that we suffer, the tragedy is that we suffer alone.' Grieving the loss of a loved one may be the hardest thing you ever do -- you don't need to do it alone. Through one-on-one counseling and/or bereavement groups, you can heal the hole in your heart and live a life full of vitality once again.

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Gayle Waitches

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Our culture often places an expiration date on grief's timeline. But for those of us who have known grief-who have lived the full body experience of loss as a visceral, shattered, flattened, leaded amputation of life as we once knew it- understand that grief will not be censored. Honoring and tending and holding and loving our grieving parts-- this is the spacious journey through.

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Samantha Auclair (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC, NCC

I have a background in bereavement support, including working directly with people in hospice. I work with clients who have experienced tragic and sudden losses, anticipated losses, and complicated grief.

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Jackie Turner (she, her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

To grieve is to love. We might grieve the end of an era of our lives, the end of an important relationship, or the death of a loved one. We might grieve events occurring in our world that feel out of our control, or we could be experiencing griefs we are struggling to name but that we still feel acutely. I have supported clients of many ages in navigating grief and loss, and I lean on existential and transpersonal psychology in my work in this area in particular, in addition to attachment.

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Ryan Grassmann, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I believe loss and grief is the great leveler. Nobody, regardless of their privilege, can escape the inevitability of loss. As a culture, we suffer from a lack of pathways to effective and meaningful grieving. I help people learn to identify the opportunities for meaning-making that follow loss. If you're experiencing acute loss, I recommend reading the work of David Kessler, particularly, "Making Meaning," released in late 2019. Professional support can help tremendously too.

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Kelly Hirstein

Licensed Professional Counselor

The experience of loss and grief can arise in so many ways throughout our lives. Taking time to honor what has come and gone, whether it be a family member, a beloved pet, relationship, a job, all of these things deserve to be honored and given the space to be properly grieved. Grief can feel complex, because it also entails other emotions, like sadness, anger, resentment, confusion, and can be unique to each person. Grief also connects us to love, and can lead to new heart openings and growth.

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Vinnie Gwozdz (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC, MS

Loss and grief go hand in hand and are happening in our lives constantly in ways big and small. Having a space to process grief can be immensely helpful and that is one thing I would love to help you with!

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Larissa Kaul

Somatic Practitioner

Loss and grief are experienced for many reasons, sometimes even every day. I consider being an expert in loss or grief a necessity as a counselor. My training includes my particular approach as a counselor and spirit worker, which focuses on building emotional awareness and resilience, and creating ritual around change and transformation.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We encounter many forms of grief in our lives. I have conducted bereavement groups for those who have lost loved ones. I am also attuned to the grief that accompanies a lost childhood (for instance, when a parent has major mental illness), or lost innocence (the sense of safety, for instance, that disappears due to abusive or chaotic upbringing).

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Derica Waller (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

My experience in working with grief has focused on both supporting those grieving the death of a loved one from illness or accident as well as the loss of a pregnancy or still birth. Grief is often present in major life changes as well, from moving to divorce to career changes. I can help you understand your own personal grief process, it's challenges and lessons, as you walk this path.

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Lori Eckel (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, APHSW-C

I work with individuals experiencing their own loss of self, identity and function resulting from the illness experience as well as family members as they grieve the loss of their important other due to serious illness.

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Vedalia Zellers (she/they)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

Losses happen not only when someone dies, but when we grow apart from someone, leave a community, reexamine our beliefs, give up on a dream, and more. Grief is natural, but the process can get interrupted when we believe we don't have the right to our feelings, maybe telling ourselves (or being told) that there's no point, or no time, or that other people have it worse. Acknowledging and working with our grief often helps it become "unstuck" and gives it permission to move through us.

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Angela Keeney, LCSW (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

While grief is most commonly associated with the death of someone close to us, we may also experience grief around a variety of other life challenges/transitions, such as the ending of a relationship, job loss, parenting milestones, loss of a deeply held belief, or a move to a new place. I can help you face grief and loss with courage, allowing for healing and a deeper sense of meaning to emerge.

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Shawna Oliver, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Grief and loss does not look or feel the same for everyone who experiences it. And grief and loss can be associated with not only losing a loved one but also a relationships ending, difficult life transitions, loss of employment, and many other challenges life presents. With support in developing the tools necessary, individuals can better cope with loss and still lead happier lives.

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Micah Hala

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Loss and grief touches all of us in various degrees. Both are part of our experience of being a human being and are not avoidable. In my work with those who are working with grief and loss, I allow space for all and any emotion to come forward and be explored and strive to create provide a safe and compassionate space to do this work. After all, compassion is a relationship between equals.

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Bethany Ingram (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Grief is not something we need to "move past" or "get through". Grief is something we learn to integrate into our daily lives as the impact of our loss shifts and changes over time. We have to learn to keep living after a loss of person, pet, identity, relationship, etc has changed how we move through the world. It is my honor to support people to feel their emotional pain and have compassion for themselves in the midst of this pain.

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Avery Lewis (she/her)

Student Counselor

Loss is a part of the human experience, and comes to us in many forms. Whether you have recently lost a family member, friend, or dear pet, or are experiencing a broader ecological or historical grief, therapy can help. I support individuals and families as they navigate the grieving process, from anticipatory grief through bereavement. I have particular passion for supporting families when a family member has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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Melissa Yeary (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, CHT

Loss, disappointment, and grief are inevitable parts of being human. My experience and training in navigating these difficult times will support you to emerge with renewed hope. Working through the stuck places you encounter along your journey to healing will bring you insight and wisdom you’ll be able to apply to all aspects of your life.

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Johanna Courtleigh

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Life is full of losses. Most of us were trained to suppress our feelings and get over it. The people who taught us were folks who couldn't manage their own feelings. Grief in the face of loss is normal and deeply human. There's no right way or timeline to process our feelings. Therapy offers support so you can both feel, and learn to care for yourself in these deeply human, challenging times.

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Professional Counselor Associate

Experiencing loss and grief can be considered an effort to meet or do justice to the fullness and complexity of ones relationship to what has been lost, and to the experience of loss itself. Framing grief in this way can facilitate relating to it and weathering the pain involved in the process of healing.

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Katharyn Waterfield, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

OR Lic #C4802

Most of us know that there are expected aspects of grief and loss. What we often don't realize is that OUR WAY of grieving is just that, it is OUR way. We cannot compare to find a 'right way'. We do need permission to allow the experience to unfold. And then we watch, in time, as Intensity, Duration, and Frequency of the pain changes. The loss is forever. The quality of our sadness changes.

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Kimberlee Harrison

Licensed Professional Counselor

CGP, CCTP-II

I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP).

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Grief and Loss are frequent 'clients' of mine. Whether they arrive in the wake of losing a loved one, a pregnancy or a child, a relationship or a marriage, an ability or a dream, they are needed allies to integrate difficult life experiences, and they deserve nurturing and attention.

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Colleen Burke-Sivers, LPC (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Life is a series of losses, but most people are not prepared for the impact of significant losses on their psyche and sense of well-being. If you have recently experienced the loss of someone close, a relationship, or a dream, I will help you to come to terms with the loss and rediscover joy in life at a pace that will not rush you through your grief.

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Jennie Hayes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Loss alway takes more from us than the person or relationship we've lost, and grief doesn't happen in any one way or on any one's timeline. But with care and connection, there can be deep meaning and healing in even the most profound pain.

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Kate Keating (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC-A

I co-facilitated a grief group for middle school students with a clinician from the Dougy Center. The group was specific to students who had lost an immediate family member. I've also done a lot of personal reading about grief and loss.

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Jamie Krahulec (she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, BA, #R7573

Grief is deeper than sadness and death is not the only loss that must be experienced in order to grieve. The swirling emotions within "grief" are messy, confusing, frustrating and contradictory. My training has taught me techniques to help people process, acknowledge, and learn ways to adjust to living. One of the most important parts to understand/accept is that every grief experience is unique and no matter the way it shows up in your reactions or behaviors, it is trying to serve a purpose.

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Sakura Counseling (She/He/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Death & bereavement are universally inescapable events that we all have faced. Individuals may experience suicidal thoughts, numbness, or the disconnection, which often interferes with daily activities. What we do with the grief transition either gives us strength or hinders us from fulfilling our goals.  Our counseling clinic offers compassionate support for loss and grief, providing a safe space to process emotions, cope with the pain, and find ways to heal and rebuild life after loss.

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Arah Erickson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, LPC-A

Each person's experience of loss is unique. There is no "right" way to grieve, however it can feel overwhelming and isolating to navigate this journey. My hope is to support you in creating a safe space to experience your grief in a healing way, and to support you in whatever healing looks like for you. It often feels like we are told to move past, or get over our loss. The real work is perhaps to find a way to transform our lives to hold space for our loss in a sustainable way.

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Justin Anderson

Marriage and Family Therapist

Experiencing grief can be crippling, and is a very personal experience. No two people process grief in the same way. If you or your family suffer from loss it can feel unbearable and important parts of your life can feel small. I have been through grief and loss personally, and will use my unfortunate wealth of experience to support you and your family through it.

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Amy Altenberger (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA in Art Therapy

With all trauma comes loss and grief. I have dedicated my career to working with individuals dealing with grief and loss related to trauma. My focus has been on working with trauma, both current and historical. I also have experience in working with acute and prolonged grief.

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Krystal Marcinkiewicz

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

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.

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Julianna Vermeys

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

I am dedicated to the conscious experience and expression of loss and grief both personally and professionally. Using thoughtful, compassionate, empathic therapy in conjunction with mindful somatic awareness, I can help you feel less traumatized by the pain of major or minor loss and grief. My hope is that my work with you will help you integrate your experience into a richer and more profound life right now.

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Emma Stern (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C7542

Our experiences around loss are some of the most significant and universal yet many of us find we do not have ways to memorize, share, and honor the endings in our life. When we process endings and share experiences of grief and loss, we give voice to what once felt unspeakable. In doing this, we open up a courageous and compassionate aspect of our humanity that will help us ultimately find greater peace, deeper wisdom, and tremendous empathy.

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Regina Tricamo (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

There can be so many types of losses - loss of community or job/career, death of a loved one, pregnancy loss (through termination, stillbirth, miscarriage). I allow time for full expression of grief, recognition of all of the losses that are attached to it and then, gradually, the building of meaning, purpose and healing.

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Jake H. Jacobsen (HE/HIM)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MA, LCSW

In New York I lived through the AIDS pandemic and 9/11 working with people dealing with PTSD. Today we are living through another pandemic with Covid-19, as well as major socio-political upheaval. These events profoundly changed me as a person and as a therapist. Honing my skills in working with people dealing with trauma and loss became a focal point of my training as a therapist. Trauma and loss are often the roots of complicated mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety and depression.

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Henry Cameron (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

It is sadly a part of our culture that a mindful and respectful dialogue about death, loss and the inevitable passage of time is lacking for most of us. I bring years of study, reflection, philosophy, and a little bit of humor, to the topic that we all must face.

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Emily Smith (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

My approach to grief and loss work is grounded in the idea that "We don't "move on" from grief, we move forward with it" (Nora McInerny). Loss can be so isolating and can manifest in many different, unexpected, confusing ways. I work with clients on exploring the impact of new and old losses, anticipated loss, sudden loss, and/or disenfranchised grief. I can help you find ways to continue bonds and meaningfully integrate the memory of your loved one as you move forward.

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Audrianna J. Gurr (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC License and CADCI certificate, CDWF certificate

We all experience loss in our lives whether it is the loss of an influential person, job or experience. We even experience loss and grief with 'good' things happen, we move, have the birth or adoption of a child, get a new job, etc. We often need help and compassion to sort through the various feelings and process the steps to help us move into places of acceptance of our new situations.

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Polly Harrison (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C7190

Grief is a normal part of a loving life, but it can be a time of confusion, isolation, and terrible emotional pain. Mourning the death of a loved one, or even an acquaintance or a change of life, can bring to the surface thoughts of one's own mortality and vulnerability to further pain. It can be complicated. Often there are collateral losses- changes in finances, community, and identity.

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Melinda Laus

Professional Counselor

LPC

I have devoted my career to supporting the bereaved on their journey of healing. I have received hundreds of hours of specialized training in grief and bereavement care. Beyond my clinical training and expertise, I have also experienced personal traumatic loss with the sudden and unexpected death of my late husband.

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Alma Hadzidedic (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have extensive experience working with people who. are caught in various stages of grief.

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Leslie Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have helped clients express grief over the loss of partners, friends, family members, the ability to have a baby, and pets. I have come to learn that grief comes in myriad forms. I maintain safety and expertise in providing a venue for clients to be heard and express the pain of profound loss.

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Kelly Sullivan (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L4631

While we will all experience losses in our life, each person's story is unique. I provide context and connection to other's experiences, while providing space to each person as they determine their own meaning and direction after loss. My work has spanned supporting people through pregnancy loss, the loss of a child and the death of a life partner.

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Emily Berry (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Grief/loss is a particularly special and delicate piece of the human experience and our understanding of mental health, as the process of grief/loss is universal, yet distinctly unique to each individual's felt experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. We all need space to allow grief to unfold in order to heal. We can discover your own unique, healthy and honest grieving process.

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