Grief and Loss Counseling in Independence, MI.

Therapy and bereavement services in Independence, MI. Find real help with the right therapist.


Robert Flewelling, Psy.D. LP
Grief Counselor

Robert Flewelling, Psy.D. LP

Licensed Psychologist

In 48071 - Nearby to Independence.

The most difficult part of life is experiencing the loss of a loved one. Nothing we experience is more painful than this. Despite this often incapacitating pain, with work and time, one can heal and overcome. When this occurs, one emerges from the pain as a new person, in ways that one could not formerly conceive. A large part of my work is guiding people through this process, as I am deeply familiar with it, both personally and professionally.

Kim Snyder, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Grief Counselor

Kim Snyder, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC

Counselor

In 48152 - Nearby to Independence.

Grief is a natural process everyone feels when they have experienced a loss. We can experience a loss not just in a loved one (or pet) but in lost opportunities, in divorce with the loss of the unity of a family, and a host of other losses. We suck it up and stuff it down until one day something is too big for us and then "everything" we've sucked up or stuffed down begins to surface like a flood. Grief is meant to be fluid (continually moving). Grief isn't something you "get over." It's something you "go through."

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW
Grief Counselor

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW

Divorce and Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, & SW

In 48334 - Nearby to Independence.

Recognizing that people deal with loss and grief in a variety of ways that are unique to who they are, there prior experiences with loss and grief, I meet each person where they are at a attempt to faciliate them through the grieving process via their uniqueness. In addition, I educate clients on the different feelings, etc. that they might be experiencing and help them label it in a way that makes sense for them and who they are.

Elizabeth Talbot, L.P.C., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Grief Counselor

Elizabeth Talbot, L.P.C., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Liz Grazioli-Talbot

In 48307 - Nearby to Independence.

Grief is a normal development issue for individuals. Other issues may surface, due to the grief you are experiencing. With my compassionate guidance, you can feel a sense of relief within 5 sessions. At that point in time, we re-evaluate where you are in your grief process and continue on with your individualzed treatment plan. Grief and loss does not have to keep you from finding and maintaining joy and wellness in your life.

Thomas Blume, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC
Grief Counselor

Thomas Blume, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 48302 - Nearby to Independence.

I believe that people's identities are intertwined, and therefore the loss of a significant person leaves gaps in our lives--even when we don't recognize them. We can recover, but we can't go back. Time helps, but what helps most is having someone who can hear the stories, both the painful ones and the joyful ones. A new story is already being written and with a trusted helper it can be a source of strength.

Chad Allee, LMSW, LPC
Grief Counselor

Chad Allee, LMSW, LPC

Therapist

In 48375 - Nearby to Independence.

Often times, scheduling your first appointment is one of the most difficult steps of the counseling process; I'm glad you're here. During our time together, I hope to offer you support in the areas in which you are having difficulty. There are various methods of Personal Counseling, each based on the individual counselor and the needs of the client.

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW
Grief Counselor

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Social Worker

In 48067 - Nearby to Independence.

Grief and loss are experienced not only when losing a loved one but when a relationship ends, a sex life declines and a person experiences a coming out process. The grief and loss attached to endings of a way of life can be just as devastating if not moreso. In death, the end is final. In grief involving relationships things change and grief can be prolonged. Coming out as LGBT one experiences loss of heterosexual privilege which can be painful. Losing trust with a spouse after cheating and affairs is hard to recover from and grief gets in the way of recovery.

Brian Shaffer, CPBS, GC-C, FT
Grief Counselor

Brian Shaffer, CPBS, GC-C, FT

Grief Counselor & Thanatologist

In 48099 - Nearby to Independence.

Grief and bereavement are natural emotions that we all will experience. In an adult’s lifetime, one will likely experience grief in a number of different relationships, including, but not limited to, the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling, friend, family member, co-worker, or child. Many factors play into how we will grieve including what the nature of the relationship was with the loss. Your journey through grief is unique. The same experiences which have shaped who you are will also affect how you experience and process grief and loss. Although your experience will be unique, there is much that is common about the grieving process. My approach to grief and loss counseling is to understan....

Franklin Sollars, and Associates
Grief Counselor

Franklin Sollars, and Associates

Licensed Psychologist

In 48326 - Nearby to Independence.

Grief therapy aims to help people cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (e.g., divorce, major illness). Everyone experiences and expresses grief in their own way, often shaped by culture. They believe that it is not uncommon for a person to withdraw from their friends and family and feel helpless; some might be angry. One can expect a wide range of emotion and behavior associated with grief. We believe that in all places and cultures, the grieving person benefits from the support of others.

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC
Grief Counselor

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48331 - Nearby to Independence.

I am a psychotherapist who understands life, especially after a significant loss, can feel like a daily struggle. No one should have to endure these feelings alone. I compassionately listen and support clients as well as offer a therapeutic counseling relationship that provides the opportunity to emotionally move forward and bring a healthy balance back into their lives. It is possible to heal, gain a sense of well-being, restore hope, and rekindle happiness even during the most challenging times.

Stephanie Sachs, LPC
Grief Counselor

Stephanie Sachs, LPC

Licensened Psychotherapist

In 48009 - Nearby to Independence.

What have you lost? What deep sadness has you reading this, today? Do you struggle with regret, shattered: hope, self-esteem, promise? Are you having difficulty making sense of things? Yourself? Having trouble picking up the pieces and moving forward? Wondering if anyone else ever felt your same feelings in their circumstances? Is what you're feeling normal? What do you do with these feelings?! Do you feel overwhelmed, stuck, in shock? Does the anger surprise you? There are many different kinds of feelings that surface when you are dealing with loss, and grief is much more complicated than most people realize. Causes include: endings of any kind; beginnings of any kind; illness; love; life!

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.
Grief Counselor

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.

Clinical Therapist

In 48346 - Nearby to Independence.

Sooner or later, each of us experience grief and loss. Though it is an unavoidable reality of life, it can be intensely painful and confusing. In my years of serving as a therapist, I have found that those who seek counseling recover more quickly. Surviving the deep waters of loss requires careful navigation. It is a process that requires hard work. Allow me to help you in the healing process.

Michael Govan, MA, LLP, LPC, LSGC, EMDR II
Grief Counselor

Michael Govan, MA, LLP, LPC, LSGC, EMDR II

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48326 - Nearby to Independence.

I know personally what it is to experience loss. My clients sense I can relate to their unique situation, and are surprised to learn about the User-Friendly tools that help each person to maximize their recovery in a short period of time!!! I help them to determine their losses from the event and the feelings associated with these losses. Then we examine the consequences of the loss-feeling combinations. Often we use EMDR from there to settle the feelings and turn around any negative self-belief that has arisen from the losses. This turns out to be a fairly quick process even for those who have years of grief over their loss(es).



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Independence, MI.

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

Independence is located in Oakland County, Michigan. It has a land area of 34.99 square miles and a water area of 1.30 square miles.  The population of Independence is 36,347 people with 13,377 households and a median annual income of $80,738. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Independence, MI

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Independence for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Independence public health department.