Grief and Loss Counseling in Bethesda, MD.

Therapy and bereavement services in Bethesda, MD. Find real help with the right therapist.


Victoria Smith, PhD
Grief Counselor

Victoria Smith, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 703-923-8965

Hope+Wellness is a therapy and counseling practice with a unique story. It was created based on our philosophy that hope can be found even in the most difficult seasons of life. We believe that people need hope and resilience to set goals and affect change, to persevere in the face of life challenges and thrive. Our approach is simple — we provide exceptional psychotherapy and assessment services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives. At Hope+Wellness, we provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness based therapies, and other premier evidence-based treatments. We work with children, teens, young adults, adults, and their families with depression, anxiety, grief..

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

To help a client cope through grief and loss, I sometimes use the example of how an oyster forms a pearl. The oyster ingests a grain of sand that causes pain, and which cannot be removed or dissolved (just like we cannot eliminate the pain of missing a loved one). So the oyster begins to encase the grain of sand with layers of calcium-like substance, that makes the grain of sand easier to carry and hold, without the rough edges. Coping through grief and loss can involve learning how to unpack, experience, and adjust how we carry the pain. Therapy can help you soften and encase the pain of loss, forming a "pearl" around it that is easier to carry with you, and perhaps make it more precious.

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP
Grief Counselor

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP

Psychologist

6917 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 301-641-8406

Grief and loss are part of life. Everyone determined to live an examined life must accept the losses they have encountered. However, some individuals have had early losses, exceeding amounts of loss, or must face loss that's come about unexpectedly and/or in a traumatic manner. While I do not limit my practice to grief and loss, these topics are routinely addressed in my practice through helping individuals integrate their experience into their personal narrative.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 301-654-0100

Grief & Loss For those who grieve, I offer support and encouragement for healing from their loss. Working through shock, numbness, denial, and disbelief is common to the grieving process, as well as emotions such as anger, guilt, and depression that may emerge. I support my clients in working through their grief, which helps them avoid physical or psychological symptoms. Readjustment and transformation develop gradually, as a new life emerges.

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Grief Counselor

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 | 202-342-1762

Grief and loss are some of the most difficult issues we can encounter. The feelings can be very intense and feel as though they will never end. All feelings have a beginning, a middle, and an end. As we move through the stages of grief, we can feel confused about what is normal and what is to be expected. Seeking help will allow you to move through your issues more quickly and effectively. I will assist you in moving through the grief process towards healing and expanded growth.

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C
Grief Counselor

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Individuals and Couples

14504 Pebblewood Drive, North Potomac, Maryland 20878 | 301-309-8824

Grief and Loss are an inevitable part of adult life, and it is not unusual for people to have experienced significant losses in childhood, as well. These are profound life experiences, which can leave people stuck in a prolonged state of depression, anxiety, trauma, melancholy...or any combination, including all of these. Also, any new losses can be charged with unresolved issues from previous losses. Therefore, as painful as it is, when you are going through your time of grief and loss, I hope you will let me guide you through the process of "working through" -- learning how to cope with your current grief, complete the grieving of old losses & glean wisdom from your suffering.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Grief Counselor

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Loss is inevitable. It is the flip side of love and the greatest pain we know. Hearts can break and hearts can heal. We must first accept ALL feelings. We can cultivate gratitude for the gifts our loved one gave us. Sometimes it is also important to acknowledge and learn from the mistakes of the one we have lost., the ways they may have caused pain to themselves and others. If the person has been a large part of our daily living, it is as if we need to recreate our lives bringing new resources into the emptiness. The waves of extreme pain become less frequent with time. The person's memory remains with us, and their gifts to us can inspire those very strengths in ourselves.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Bethesda, MD.

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

Bethesda is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It has a land area of 13.25 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Bethesda is 62,024 people with 25,007 households and a median annual income of $144,772. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Bethesda, MD

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Bethesda is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Bethesda an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bethesda public health department.