Grief and Loss Counseling in Merriam, KS.

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


Grief Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

As a therapist working with grief and loss, I offer a supportive role, staying present and creating a safe environment for individuals to work through their experiences with understanding and compassion. Grief & Loss encompasses many areas within a person's life. Whether a loss of a loved one, loss of one's health, or the loss of relationships. I assist people in processing their pain, gaining understanding and finding strength to move forward in a process that is individualized for their journey.

Grief Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional response we feel when someone or something is no longer there. Grief can set in after the death of a loved one, divorce, lost relationship, employment, quitting an addiction, empty nest syndrome, death of an animal, etc… Therapy will provide education on the grieving process, teach healthy coping skills, and help you move forward while celebrating the positives.

Grief Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

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.

Grief Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Grief and loss can come in all shapes and forms; it can be debilitating and it can often go unnoticed or it can get left unattended. Grief and loss can resurface if it is not properly addressed and tended to. It can be scary to deal with grief as other unexpected emotions may surface as well, such as anger. However, it can also be a place where healing and growth can take place.

Grief Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

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.

Grief Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Merriam

In life, we will all experience grief and loss. We can mourn even when changes are positive and we've initiated them. There is no timeline or one specific method to grieving, each person's style is unique as well as their story. Therapy provides a safe and trusted place where you can share your grief and be heard, validated for what you are experiencing, and have a person to partner with in the process. The time spent in therapy is set aside just for you.

Grief Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

I use Self Psychology (a branch of psychoanalysis that uses human developmental science, sustained empathy and the therapy relationship itself to understand and bring healing to problems). I work from a warm, empathic standpoint in which I try to enter your shoes and understand your experiences as you do, not as others do. Insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that really catalyze psychological growth and healing. Benefits include increased: feelings of vitality and realness, hope, self-esteem, emotion regulation, etc.

Grief Counselor

Michelle Niehues, LMFT, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Grief and loss can range anywhere from someone passing away or maybe a loved one who is no longer in your life. I work with clients to process through the loss, finding your next step, and coping along the way. The pain sometimes takes over the parts of life you used to have joy in. Grief can take time, however, talking to someone may help the process not seem so unbearable.

Grief Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

Grief and loss in a part of life. The pain associated with grief can rob you of hope and the ability to move forward in your life. I believe that it is important to allow the natural grieving process to take it's course; however, it is also important to find hope and meaning for your life through this process of loss. Narrative therapy allows you to discover your own unique path of healing.

Grief Counselor

Richard Bates, LMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Grief is an experience in which many emotions come to the surface with little control. One moment may be happiness with a fond memory, quickly replaced by crushing sadness. Anger followed by joy about how others loved you in it. The sorrow is chronic. We never "get over" our loses, as others would have us do. We will explore those emotions in session. Having lost two children, you will definitely be felt and cared for.

Grief Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

Within driving distance of Merriam

It is important to understand that working through grief is a journey. It is coming to terms with the loss of hopes, dreams, and visions of what we thought the future would bring. Working through grief takes time and permission to allow ourselves to feel what we feel and still move toward a resolution of hope and healing for the future. Let me help you discover ways of coping that are best suited to you and your pace during this time of healing. Giving yourself permission to move forward with life is not a dismissal of the loss of people, events, physical belongings, or plans that were most important to you… it is redefining what you envision for yourself and your future.

Grief Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Clients can expect to feel heard and validated in their grief process. Grief is exactly that, a process. What you are feeling and experiencing is uniquely yours. There is no time frame and no specific order in the stages of grief. It is fluid, can come and go, and you can experience more than one stage at once. I strive to assist clients with whatever they are going through.

Grief Counselor

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

When we lose someone close to us it can be difficult for us to "move on," when the world tells us to "get over it." This causes us to question how we can keep on going. Oftentimes it leads us to question God or what goodness there is in the world. Grief counseling can help you explore these difficult life questions and help you reach a sense of healing.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Merriam, KS.

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

Merriam is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 4.32 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Merriam is 11,288 people with 5,016 households and a median annual income of $56,914. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Merriam, KS

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Merriam is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Merriam therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility