Grief and Loss Counseling in Lawrence, KS.

Therapy and bereavement services in Lawrence, KS. Find real help with the right therapist.


Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Grief Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64152 - Nearby to Lawrence.

I am passionate about my work with individuals suffering with grief and loss. I have been touched personally by significant losses including the death of my father when I was a child and the unexpected death of my first husband after being married for just seven months. Some life experiences teach you more than what can ever be learned in the classroom. I consider it a privilege to be with you in this process. While no two experiences are the same I can relate in a very real way and be able to draw on experiences to help you manage your way through grief. I can hold your hope when you are left to pick up the pieces and create a life that you can live in without the one you love.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66212 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Your loved one will always be a part of you. The process of acceptance, and integration of their memory and the emotions around this, is a journey. Don't let anyone tell you that you should be over your loss in a set amount of time. We are all do grief differently. Our current culture is often not helpful with this process. Sometimes those closest to us are not helpful either. I have lost both parents, and 25 years ago suffered the loss of my brother. My family had no experience with healthy processing of grief. My experience informs my training and passion for wanting to be a place of compassion and empathy for you and your loved ones. Help is available now

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Lawrence.

The loss of a loved one or instrumental person in your life brings a range of mixed emotions. There are times when grief and loss can become debilitating, and the help of a trained therapist can be helpful. Overwhelming sadness can turn into depression and post traumatic stress disorder. EMDR, individual talk therapy, and expressive techniques such as art and sand tray therapy can help. Nothing can bring your loved one back. But being able to live your life, while remembering your loved one and all the positive memories, will help you be able to look forward in life, instead of feeling stuck in the past.

Lauren Kilber, MA, LPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Lauren Kilber, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66061 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Grief is overwhelming. It's hard to know where to begin at times. Grief is also complicated. Often times we experience several emotions besides sadness when dealing with the lost of a loved one. I help clients identify these emotions and barriers they may have to feeling them, while also providing a comforting and safe space for you to process your loss.

Crossroads Therapy, LLC, LSCSW/LCSW
Grief Counselor

Crossroads Therapy, LLC, LSCSW/LCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66048 - Nearby to Lawrence.

There is no right way or right amount of time to grieve. We often think of grief and loss as something to avoid, or as something we have to "get over". Instead, it is so important to understand it in its context- to acknowledge the hole left in our lives after tremendous loss. The grieving process can be extraordinarily painful. Don't go it alone.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Grief Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Loss and grief has an impact in our lives of which we often do not understand, but it is a common thread that links all of us together. Unfortunately our culture is one in which it doesn't like to acknowledge or talk about it and often denies it's effect. My goal would be to help you understand your journey, acknowledge its emotions, help you embrace it and pass through this difficult period in your life. Please remember grief and loss is NOT a thing to be fixed in you, it is a process we often need more understanding about in accepting and dealing with it today and in our future.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Grief Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Debra provides a three step personalized plan to help individuals get through the first stages of their particular loss. Using best practice and plan driven by the individual, clients find short and long term relief and hope for loss due to separation, divorce, job termination , breach of trust, and death. Equally important, Debra provides counseling to help individual work through grief and loss in ways that reduce the long term negative emotional affects of unresolved grief. For those who are dealing with multiple unresolved issues of loss from the past, counseling is available.

Terri Clinton-Dichiser, MA, JD, LCPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Terri Clinton-Dichiser, MA, JD, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 66223 - Nearby to Lawrence.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Lawrence, KS.

Thank you for visiting our Kansas search of licensed grief specialists in Lawrence.  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 Lawrence right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Lawrence is located in Douglas County, Kansas. It has a land area of 34.13 square miles and a water area of 0.78 square miles.  The population of Lawrence is 93,917 people with 34,913 households and a median annual income of $46,406. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lawrence, KS

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Lawrence, 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 Lawrence may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lawrence public health department.