Grief and Loss Counseling in Council Bluffs, IA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Council Bluffs, IA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Dena Crosby, MS, LIMHP, CPC

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Loss...it is a pervasive human experience. We will all lose something/someone special to us at one time or another. It is our tendency to want to rush through this time. However, ignoring the pain, avoiding the emptiness will not resolve it. Together, one step at a time we can, through practical means cross this dark and difficult valley, find hope and restoration of joy once again.

Grief Counselor

Brian Hofsommer, LIMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Everyone experiences grief and loss. It is the normal reaction to losing something that we care about and cannot replace. Grief is the process of wading through the questions that have no easy answers and learning to live without the thing that made life safe and calm. You cannot just "move on" or "get over it" and the road towards regaining your joy can be full of ups and downs. What you can do is talk to a friend who will listen without judgment and who will patiently struggle with you until you find your joy again.

Grief Counselor

Joan Elizabeth Fink-Arney, M.S., LMHP, LPC, NCC

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Our grief is as individual as our lives. I use the 5 stages of grief identified by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. These stages have evolved since their introduction. They are responses to loss that many people experience, but honestly, there is no "cookie-cutter" response to loss, as there is no typical loss and everyone handles loss differently. I provide a safe and confidential environment to allow you the opportunity to explore your feeling of loss and grief, and help you release them.

Grief Counselor

Steve Brownrigg, NCC, LADC, LMHP

Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Ideally, many people can process Grief or Loss without much professional assistance, if they have an adequate support system in their lives. Often, however, they encounter other challenges in their lives that complicate or delay this normal process, such as Substance Abuse, Guilt or Shame, Anxiety, or Anger Issues. Often client's may think things like: "I should have been a better ____" or "I can't survive without him/her" or "I can't forgive him/her for treating me that way." I generally enable client's to naturally process Grief or Loss by helping them to remove these frequent barriers to healing.

Grief Counselor

Jennifer Francke, LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

At some point in life we will each be confronted with grief and loss. When this happens, you may feel profound sadness or experience disbelief, guilt, anger and even resentment. You may notice yourself shifting and cycling through different emotions, only to return to them again at a later time. The grief process is not linear and it is deeply personal. In working with grief and loss I appreciate the uniqueness of your individual journey and I will tailor counseling strategies to meet your individual needs.

Grief Counselor

Scott Panning, MA, PLMHP

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Professional

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Grief needs time, and our society often does not allow us that time. Grief and loss therapy allows you the space and time to really understand what it is that you have been through and how you have been affected by it. Once this is done, (it takes time) it is possible to reclaim greater amounts of freedom that our grief had stolen from us. Don't let anyone tell you that you need to stop thinking about what happened and move on. It is only through thinking about what happened in a constructive way that we can actually have the power to move on.

Grief Counselor

John Genereux, LIMHP, LADC, LPC

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practictioner, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Grief is a journey that is different for each person. As such when working with clients regardless of age I allow them to take the road to healing that they want. I am there to help facilitate the journey and address any major issues they may come up along the way like guilt, stress, anxiety, or depression. I have been trained as a grief facilitator by Ted E Bear Hollow. I have good experience in helping people of all ages and genders in the grieving process. Let me help you too.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Council Bluffs, IA.

Thank you for visiting our Iowa search of licensed grief specialists in Council Bluffs.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Council Bluffs right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Council Bluffs is located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. It has a land area of 42.88 square miles and a water area of 2.64 square miles.  The population of Council Bluffs is 62,597 people with 24,770 households and a median annual income of $45,551. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Council Bluffs, IA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Council Bluffs, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Council Bluffs may have flexibility or sliding scales