John A Bragstad, LMFT, M.Div

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

Location: 11550 Stillwater Blvd N, Lake Elmo
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Grief and feelings of loss are normal and cannot be passed through easily. But prolonged feelings of loss can become a backwater where we get trapped. We retreat from life and from those we love. Cognitive therapy can assist people who have gone through major changes or who are dealing with trauma (past or present) to provide support, a place to talk, guided conversations around the burden of unresolved grief and how to heal it. It can help deal with associated problems such as sleep disturbance, triggers and flashbacks, depression, anxiety, lost job performance. CBT can be a bridge that encourages people to accept what has happened and to move forward courageously.

CenterLife Counseling

Location Near Therapist: Oakdale, MN
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How one experiences grief varies widely from one person to another. After the death of a loved one, life can lose its meaning, others expectations of how we 'should' be feeling, doing or behaving can create added stress. We will help you understand your experience of loss, redefine your life, create a different future and help you restore your heart and spirit, finding your path back to a different life, full and joyful again. Call for your initial appointment at 651-288-0332

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 3640 Talmage Circle, Suite 210, Vadnais Heights
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Sorrow can immobilize life. It binds our hearts, hands and feet and although we may try desperately to ignore it, grief hangs like a heavy wet cloak. Wanting to toss this heavy cloak of loss aside, the idea of welcoming sorrow seems out of the question. Yet the only way to lighten its burden is to dive into its mystery and try to understand it. When we sing our sorrows we give them wings. We find, as the poet Wendell Berry says, “That the dark, too, blooms and sings.” Neither ignoring sorrow, nor dwelling in its seductive grasp will make it go away. In working with clients who are dealing with loss, we start by giving it the type of attention it deserves so we can send it on its way.

Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury, PhD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 7582 Currell Boulevard, Ste. 108, Woodbury
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When you have lost a loved one, whether it be suddenly in an accident, because of the tragedy of suicide, or a prolonged illness, you deserve to be consoled, comforted and accompanied in your grief. If your loss is due to a life transition, whether it is expected or sudden, the loss can be overwhelming. No one should endure such depth of grieving alone. Allow us to take this grief journey with you. Comfort and healing is possible.

Trista Weber, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1937 Woodlane Dr. , Woodbury
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While experiencing loss is a part of life, it can be difficult to navigate. I believe we each have our own unique way of grieving and no single approach can give us all of the answers. I am committed to walking through the difficult process of grieving with clients, attending to their particular situation and needs. We can discuss a plan, together, that can allow for hope, healing, and growth. If you have experienced loss, both recent or in the past, and are in the midst of grief it can feel confusing, and you may not have a clear sense of what to do. You are not alone. This is the first step. Please contact me and we can discuss options for this process.

Meredith Severson, MS, LPC

Licences Professional Counselor

Location: 58 Griggs St N, Saint Paul
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Grief and loss are lonely events. Often we do not express the true depth of pain to our loved ones as a way of caring or protecting them. As your therapist, I can handle the full breadth of your grief. I will also help you go through the stages of grief in as meaningful a way as possible. I will provide education and information about these normal stages and I will suggest helpful interventions to ease the way.

Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 1085 ½ Grand Avenue, Saint Paul
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Any loss is a shock to ourselves. Whether it is losing a loved one, a job, a house, a connection with someone, a form of well-being or functioning. Allowing yourself to grieve and learning how to grieve can create a much bigger path in your grieving experiences. Knowing the stages of grief and identifying how they relate to you and affect you while having an empathic therapist, will help you in this difficult time.

Andrea Scharlatt, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 889 Grand Avenue, St. Paul
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Do you feel unable to move beyond a great loss? Does your grief seem unending? Are you still suffering from traumatic events that happened long ago? Grief, loss, and life transition can come in many forms. It is through our pain that we often become stronger, wiser, and more resilient individuals. But it takes a willingness to confront your pain and loss to get to the other side. Often people need a companion on that difficult journey through. Together we can work to help you discover resilience, hope, and meaning in your life.

Emily Stevenson, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Oakdale, MN
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My approach to grief counseling involves helping clients to explore the complicated nature of their loss in order to fully embrace this reality. I believe that by exploring this pain, with support and collaboration, clients are able to sort through their circumstances to discover what is still left in their lives. It is then possible to explore all that life can hold in the future.

Renee Divine, MA, LAMFT

Relationship & Sex Therapist

Location: 4748 Chicago Ave S, Suite 9, Minneapolis
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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.


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Grief Counseling Oakdale MN.

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

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