Jennifer Musty Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 615 West Lake Street, Suite 315, Minneapolis 55408
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Grief and Loss is a natural part of life, and sadly our culture doesn’t make much time for the process. Everything is so fast paced, and we are supposed to bounce back to our old selves quickly. Well, it takes time to mourn our losses, and it is so useful to have someone to listen with patience and compassion for as long as it takes to adapt to such momentous changes. If you decide to work with me, you will find a place to process your feelings, in your own time, alongside someone who is compassionate, warm and understanding. I encourage you to call to set up a complimentary, 30 minute consultation and see if we are a good fit.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychology, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 2840 Humboldt Ave South, Minneapolis 55408
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Grieving is different than depression! At times we may not be able to distinguish between the two. Grieving is a very individual process. We all do it differently. It can result from the death of someone significant in our lives, but also from other events too. For example, meeting a long-term goal, divorce, the loss of physical health & functioning, loss of a job, or after a traumatic experience. To grieve effectively any of us need support and encouragement to face the needs and painful feelings that we often would prefer to avoid. I find that providing a warm, safe environment and supportive guidance allows my clients to feel what they need to feel in order to integrate painful losses.

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.

Steven Boman, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 4725 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 400, St. Louis Park
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Grief is a natural process that unfolds in its own way for each person. Many progress through the stages of grief without serious setbacks. In such cases, if counseling is needed, it’s often matter of supporting the person through the grieving process. Others, however, may encounter emotional roadblocks that keep the individual stuck in deep sadness and suffering for a prolonged period of time. In cases of prolonged, deep grief, I can offer a tool known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is a powerful form of treatment that stimulates the brain’s natural ability to resolve traumas, stress and can heal grief and loss to a degree never before possible.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2840 Humboldt Ave S, Minneapolis 55408
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There isn't a right way to grieve: we all have our own process and it doesn't always follow the traditional stages of grief. If you've experienced a recent loss, feel that it's taking too long for you to grieve, or that old losses keep coming up, I'll listen to your feelings and help you learn ways to cope. Losing a loved one, being diagnosed with an illness, ending a relationship or job, moving, or having children leave home will naturally lead to feelings of grief. Life transitions, significant events and anniversaries can also trigger or intensify these feelings, long after the original loss.

Renee Divine, MA, LAMFT

Relationship & Sex Therapist

Location: 4748 Chicago Ave S, Suite 9, Minneapolis 55407
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My grief and loss work takes on many shapes. Most often I work with grief and loss as it pertains to lifecycle transitions. I work with clients to honor the phase of life they are exiting, may it be an age milestone, ending of a relationship or marriage, children leaving home, and new parents, as examples. I help clients mourn the loss of a past life and explore what the transition and new life may bring.

Sara Schwatken, PhD

Psychologist

Location: 621 W Lake Street, Suite 315, Minneapolis 55408
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Loss can come in many forms and you do not have to have a "traditional" loss of a love one to benefit from grief counseling. In my approach to grief and loss I follow one simple rule: there is no "right" way to grieve. Together we can work to process through your loss, honor past relationships and increase acceptance as appropriate. Grieving is not a linear process and we can take all the time you may need to grieve your loss.

George Brisse, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 5407 Excelsior Blvd., Suite A, St. Louis Park
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One of my greatest areas of interest as a therapist is working with clients struggling with grief and loss. Regardless of the type of loss, allowing ourselves the time and space to grieve is essential to the healing process. Grieving is a form of catharsis---a means of letting go of our painful emotions while at the same time retaining our memories of the person we've lost. It's been an honor woking with clients doing grief work and watching them slowly and steadily return to a state of quietude and inner peace.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 3137 Hennepin Avenue South #104, Minneapolis 55408
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Have people told you that you need to "move on", "get over it" or "they are in a better place"? Grief is a complicated issue and healing can take some time. We will work together to honor your personal journey. For many their goal is to work toward resolution of the loss so that the feelings of pain are lessened and the memories of the lost loved one are held dear. Each individual is unique and our work together will be based on your personal life story. If there is trauma involved in the loss Connie Studer, MA, LMFT is skilled in trauma resolution.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

Location: 11900 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 216 B, Minnetonka
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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.


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Grief Counseling Minneapolis.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Minneapolis grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Minneapolis, MN trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Minneapolis, 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 Minneapolis trauma therapist or Minneapolis grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Minneapolis can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Minneapolis 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. Minneapolis grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Minneapolis 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. Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, MN grief therapist below today.