Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: ACTS Therapy 8170 Old Carriage Court N, Shakopee
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Grief and loss do not necessarily relate to just death. ~ The loss of family through divorce, drug or alcohol use, or anger is another aspect where one feels grief and loss. ~ Loss of an ideal for a job, the ideal child, ideal spouse or ideal self is also an area of grief and loss. ~ The loss of one’s health or that of someone close to them through illness or an accident is also an area of grief and loss.~ My point is there are many circumstances where one may feel grief and loss. ~ We will identify your area of grief and loss and develop a plan of action to help understand and face the reality of a changed future due to this loss together. It is a difficult journey but one that is made easier w....

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

Location: 8460 Montgomery Court, Eden Prairie
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Overcoming grief and loss requires a balance of experiencing emotional pain and the conscious attempt to move forward in life in positive ways. This is a delicate balance and healing may take time. But there is always hope for a positive future that must be nurtured within the reality of one's loss.There must be an authentic experiencing of the feelings of hurt and pain. And this may take considerable time and patience, though every person is different in the way that they handle loss. Every person should be respected in their path taken for personal healing.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

Location: , Eden Prairie
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The impact of loss in our lives can be devastating and often impacts one's desire for life. The meaning of your life may seem very different when you experience a loss. Loss and grief often result in some form of depression or anxiety. Sometimes you may just try and divert the pain by becoming over involved in areas of your life. The effort of trying to bury the pain only serves to enhance the loss. Therefore, seeking help for your loss in therapy can be crucial. While working with you, we can begin to understand the meaning of your loss and the painful feelings. Receiving professional psychological services can help you endure the loss and still live your life with purpose.

Sonja Benson, Ph.D., L.P.

Licensed Doctoral Level Counseling Psychologist

Location: 600 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Ste. 219, Wayzata
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Most people think of grief/loss when there has been a death and I certainly have experience in this type of grief counseling. However, I also help people through the loss of relationships, the loss of health/lifestyle after a medical issue and the loss of a job. Another loss people sometimes don't count on includes the feeling of loss coming from an empty nest. Grief, from whatever the source, can become entrenched as depression if not dealt with appropriately and in a timely fashion. Don't wait to address your grief or loss!

Meridee Wilson, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

Location of Therapist: Edina, MN
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The loss of a loved one (whether through physical or emotional separation) is a profound experience and one that will forever mark a transformational point in your life. Often times the pain you feel is evidence of the depth of your caring, and you may actually feel ambivalent about reducing your suffering in the face of such devastation. You and I can walk together through this process, helping you to find peace alongside the suffering and growth in the midst of loss.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

Location: 13911 Ridgedale Drive #335, Minnetonka
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Grief is part of life as the buddists say. My approach is to help clients accept the loss by working through the pain, without feeling alone that way they can adjust to the loss and move on. Grief is painful. It is easier to deal with when one does not feel so alone. I use a strength based approach to grief work. Each person knows what is best for them to heal and I yeild to that internal wisdom.

Barbara Benson, RN, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: , Minnetonka
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There is no greater pain we feel in life than that resulting from loss. Whether you are experiencing the visceral, gut-wrenching shock and intense longing due to a sudden loss or the aching, chronic sadness of living with a terminal illness, I would love to help. I may not be able to answer all the "why"s, but I can listen, support and help you move through, what Worden calls, the "tasks" of grieving.

Tom Mills, MA.,LP

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 13911 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
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Watching my own parents die premature deaths due to cancer and alcoholism has sharpened me as a therapist as well as given me more than just professional empathy and compassion from an observer's perspective. I couldn't be effective with patients had I not gone through my own struggles with grief and loss. My fifteen plus years of working with patients dealing with grief and loss has been a privilege and an honor. I look forward to working with you.

Craig Allen, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Location: 3025 Harbor Lane, Suite 221, Plymouth
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At some point in our lives, each of us faces the loss of someone or something dear to us. The grief that follows such a loss can seem unbearable, but grief is actually a healing process. Recovering from grieving and its stresses pass more quickly, with good self-care habits. It helps to have a dose circle of family or friends. It also helps to eat a balanced diet, drink enough non-alcoholic fluids, get exercise and rest. Most people are unprepared for grief, since so often, tragedy strikes suddenly, without warning. If good self-care habits are always practiced, it helps the person to deal with the pain and shock of loss until acceptance is reached. Developing your spirituality is helpful.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: , Bloomington
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I work a great deal with trauma issues. I consider trauma a loss. I offer EMDR therapy for trauma and loss issues and trauma for veterans. Patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events can now gain relief from a therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. Many patients who have made slow progress in the past benefit greatly with EMDR.

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Grief Counseling Chaska MN.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Chaska MN grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Chaska, MN trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Chaska, MN does not mean that all of the pain, memories or significance of a loved one are resolved, but that one is able to accept what has happened, and that those experiences and memories are an important part of life, but not all consuming. When you see a Chaska MN trauma therapist or Chaska MN grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Chaska MN can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Chaska MN grief therapy and counseling in Minnesota can help one move through the shock, trauma, and acute suffering, so that you are not destroyed by what has happened. Most likely, there are still loved ones in your life who need you, and if you are grieving, you may utterly lack any emotional energy at all to deal with them. Chaska MN grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Chaska MN with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A Minnesota grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength, to cope, and move through the trauma. Chaska grief counseling can be an important tool to help you through this difficult time. And while nothing anyone can say can completely heal the pain, you can still find strength to cope and to find hope in the darkness. Therapy is a very important part of moving through grief. Please contact a Chaska, MN grief therapist below today.