Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in Portland.


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Grief & Loss

Judith Potts, M.A,

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Coach

6115 SE 40th Ave., Portland, OR 97202

Each person feels loss in a unique way. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, no time limit, no emotion that is inappropriate. There are many different kinds of loss, not just the loss of a loved one. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of a pet, a relationship that ended, a child moving away, a close friendship, the home you've lived in for many years, a long-term career or job. Perhaps you've experienced a miscarriage, a personal or family health crisis or chronic illness, a child born with health problems. Any loss that is significant to you is important. If you feel stuck in handling a loss, I can help you process your feelings and move through grief to a more peaceful place.

Grief & Loss

Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC

Holistic Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

1942 NW Kearney St, Suite 23, Portland, OR 97209

Loss can be devastating and tragic. Whether the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, losing a job or home, or even letting go of a role or identity that no longer suits you, loss can rattle us to the core and disrupt every corner of our lives. What can we do when our lives are shaken? Often we try to brush ourselves off and push on, or find that no one really understands and we feel terribly alone. But you do not have to go through this alone. It is important to give yourself space, time, and support for the many feelings and experiences that accompany such significant changes. Together we will discover what you need to care for and work through this important time in your life.

Grief & Loss

Jon Fox, MS

Professional Counselor

15 SE 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Loss of a loved one, a family member, a pet, a relationship, a job is painful and can cause you to feel sadness, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, confusion, regret, or full on depression. Through our work together you can find strength and resilience to engage in your life in a meaningful way again. You'll learn how to be compassionate to yourself, find the social supports you need, and learn coping skills to manage these strong emotions.

Grief & Loss

Ross Cohen, MA, LPC, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

325 NW 21st Ave., Suite 204, Portland, OR 97209

Nothing in life compares to the pain of losing someone (or something) that was dear to your heart. As painful as a significant loss is, with support and guidance, you can move through the emotional pain and come to peace with your loss. From a trauma perspective, grief and loss issues are seen as a major trauma. Fortunately, the grief process can be significantly aided by the use of highly effective trauma processing modalities that I use (e.g. EMDR, Brainspotting, Energy Psychology). The ultimate goal of the grief work that I do is to help you feel understood and supported as you move through, come to terms with, and make sense of your grief.

Grief & Loss

Joseph Schutte, LMFT, QMHP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Portland, OR

Loss is experienced in a variety of ways: the death of a close friend or family member or the loss of a significant relationship. Grief can feel like a never ending cycle of unhappy and sad emotions. We frequently feel stuck and hopeless; as though the pain in unending. I work with people who struggle with grief and loss. I assist them with process the stages of grief and reclaiming control of their life.

Grief & Loss

Barry McVay, M.A. - LPC - State of Oregon

Licensed Professional Counselor

Willamette Counseling Services - 0112 S.W. Hamilton Street, Portland, OR 97239

Grief galvanizes us from the vibrancy of our lives. I work gently my clients through this natural human experience with understanding, compassion, and patience; helping them endure this painful experience while safely assisting them to transcend this journey through a deeper understanding, acceptance, and reconciliation – experiencing eventual healing and forgiveness.

Grief & Loss

Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

7409 SW Capitol Hwy #207, Portland, OR 97219

Grieving any deep loss can be overwhelming (esp. for the Highly Sensitive), whether it is the loss of a person, relationship, community, ability, career, dream, life path, opportunity or possession (to name only a few). Significant losses are never simple, nor singular, rather they involve a myriad of complex experiences & emotions and can feel all consuming at times. My approach involves attending to the core of the grief as well as the ways it ripples into all areas of your life. We will find ways that best support you in holding the intensity of the pain, & in your own time, retrieve the gifts and lessons of that which has passed so that you can open space for living well with the loss.

Grief & Loss

Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, MA

Individual, Couples, Family Therapist

2080 NW Everett, St. Suite 202, Portland, OR 97209

When a client tells me about suffering from past trauma and loss, I ask them how they would like to feel instead. Many of them have forgotten that there could be another way to feel. Over the weeks, as we work together to discard their old harmful brain pathways, replacing them with new life-affirming positive ways of thinking and being, they are amazed. Reprocessing old harmful thought patterns through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a great therapeutic tool. They make changes and move forward with new balance and love for themselves and others. This is true for parents suffering from the loss of a child, domestic violence victims, veterans, and spousal death.

Grief & Loss

Caroline Resari, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2143 NE Boadway Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Grief is not a linear process. It is something that has many levels, filters and meandering pathways. After losing someone or something people often say, "Get over it" or "Move on." If you could you would. And sometimes you may not want to. If you want help navigating this pathway in your life, I offer tools to go through it versus trying to get over it or ignore it, giving you space to explore and express. Amazing things happen when people are given loving presence.

Grief & Loss

Sarah Gregory, MA, LMHCA

MA Professional Counselor

12 SE 14th Ave, Suite 203, Portland, OR 97227

Wading through the grief process can be a painful journey, however it is my hope to provide a place for you to work through the emotions that arise in order to truly find healing. The good news is I fully believe this is completely possible! When working with grief and loss counseling, my clients are given space to learn about the mourning process in order to grieve in a healthy, honoring way. This looks different for each person, however often it involves a combination of psychoeducation (learning about your experience) as well as open, safe space to process your unique emotions during this difficult, and at times, confusing, experience.


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Grief Counseling in Portland.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of grief counseling are to help the individual move through the pain, find acceptance in the present, and redefine a future that still has hope and meaning. Contact a bereavement therapist in Portland, OR and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in Portland, OR means finding a way to move through the pain and work through it to find hope and meaning in life again.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, consider grief counseling in Portland and speak with a licensed therapist. A Oregon grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength and tools to make it through the grieving process, and help redefine a new future that still has joy and happiness.