Grief and Loss Counseling in Pontiac, MI.

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


Marilyn Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Marilyn Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48185 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Grief occurs when we experience any type of loss. The loss may be a person, a dream, a job, or anything else that we valued. It is normal and expected. However, sometimes the grief is so strong, or lasts so long, that you need help to move forward and rebuild your life. I will provide a safe place where you can say the things you want to say, feel what you feel, and begin to imagine what your life can look like as you move forward. I will walk with you as you look for the positives in your life and support you as you begin to overcome the obstacles that grief and loss leave in your path.

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW
Grief Counselor

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW

Divorce and Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, & SW

In 48334 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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.

Sally Palaian, Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Sally Palaian, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

In 48025 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Grief is a natural part of life; we will eventually have to say goodbye to everything we love and are connected to. Yet, for many of us, grief does not feel natural. Sometimes we might feel angry about our losses -- that life is unjust. We might be depressed and longing for our loved one's presence again. Grief is a process. It takes time to heal. Often, people think "what is the use of counseling when they won't bring my loved one back?" There can be healing inside you even if your loved one cannot come back. Don't be alone in your grief.

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 Pontiac.

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).

Thriveworks, Master & Ph.D Level Counselors
Grief Counselor

Thriveworks, Master & Ph.D Level Counselors

Thriveworks Beverly Hills

In 48098 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Grief is a person's response to any sort of loss. It can be the result of a loved-ones death, the death of a pet or even the loss of a relationship. People experience grief in a number of different ways. There is no right or wrong way , nor is there a timeline that is "normal." Our therapists help clients move through the grieving process at a pace and way that is unique to each client. If you or a loved one are experiencing grief resulting in unrelenting distress, a Thriveworks therapist can help.

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC
Grief Counselor

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48331 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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.

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

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.

Clinical Therapist

In 48346 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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.

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

Thomas Blume, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 48302 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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.

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

Kim Snyder, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC

Counselor

In 48152 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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."

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 48309 - Nearby to Pontiac.

While grief is our natural human response to loss, it can drain our energy and motivation for life. As a trained Grief Recovery specialist I join you in the journey as you review your relationship. Recovery from grief involves an accurate review of your relationship, looking at the positive and painful experiences. Together we discuss any regrets, guilt, joys and pain and take the specific steps necessary to complete your grief. The process generally takes about 7-10 sessions. It could take less or more time for you to experience significant relief from grief symptoms depending on the length and nature of your relationship, and other possible factors. Contact me today at (248) 929-5354.

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 Pontiac.

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.

Donna Major, LMSW, BCD
Grief Counselor

Donna Major, LMSW, BCD

Donna Major

In 48084 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Loss is painful and it is part of life. Grieving is a process that I can help walk you through. You don't have to go through it alone. The suffering you feel may cause deep heartache, but I am here to listen and provide support and understanding. In time, the pain will diminish and you will move on with your life. As a therapist I provide hope and guidance.

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

Brian Shaffer, CPBS, GC-C, FT

Grief Counselor & Thanatologist

In 48099 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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....



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Pontiac, MI.

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

Pontiac is located in Oakland County, Michigan. It has a land area of 19.97 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Pontiac is 59,917 people with 23,566 households and a median annual income of $28,505. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontiac, MI

Difficult yet possible - ask your therapist

Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Pontiac. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Pontiac. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontiac public health department.