Grief and Loss Counseling in Andover, MN.

Therapy and bereavement services in Andover, MN. Find real help with the right therapist.


Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

In 55369 - Nearby to Andover.

When someone we love dies,or we have been blindsided by a major life event, it feels like life itself stops. Everything as we have known it, feels changed. We cannot depend upon the emotional, physical or maybe even spiritual securities which we were previously grounded in. We are often flooded with intense emotions that are very difficult to understand and manage. Sometimes life's challenges bring up unresolved past pain, guilt or shame. Grief's best friend is someone who will sit with us, listen, offer support, emotional catharsis, and hope. Talking to a supportive other is the path out of our grief pain. Don't suffer alone, call us today.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Andover.

Grieving is different than depression! At times we may not be able to distinguish between the two. Grieving is a very individual process. We all do it differently. It can result from the death of someone significant in our lives, but also from other events too. For example, meeting a long-term goal, divorce, the loss of physical health & functioning, loss of a job, or after a traumatic experience. To grieve effectively any of us need support and encouragement to face the needs and painful feelings that we often would prefer to avoid. I find that providing a warm, safe environment and supportive guidance allows my clients to feel what they need to feel in order to integrate painful losses.

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT
Grief Counselor

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Andover.

Sorrow can immobilize life. It binds our hearts, hands and feet and although we may try desperately to ignore it, grief hangs like a heavy wet cloak. Wanting to toss this heavy cloak of loss aside, the idea of welcoming sorrow seems out of the question. Yet the only way to lighten its burden is to dive into its mystery and try to understand it. When we sing our sorrows we give them wings. We find, as the poet Wendell Berry says, “That the dark, too, blooms and sings.” Neither ignoring sorrow, nor dwelling in its seductive grasp will make it go away. In working with clients who are dealing with loss, we start by giving it the type of attention it deserves so we can send it on its way.

Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Andover.

We know everyone experiences grief and loss, but when it's happening to you it can feel so lonely and overwhelming. In my office, you don't have to pretend to be okay and we can talk about every feeling or thought you're experiencing - no matter how "crazy" or dark or insignificant it feels or sounds to you. Setting up a counseling appointment can be the first step in taking care of yourself.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT
Grief Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Andover.

People who work with me on grief and loss will benefit from my person-centered and non-pathologizing approach. When we loose someone or something that has deep meaning in our lives, it is only natural that our lives are disrupted. I provide people with the support, time and space they need to move through grief and loss at a pace that is right for them.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Andover.

Have people told you that you need to "move on", "get over it" or "they are in a better place"? Grief is a complicated issue and healing can take some time. We will work together to honor your personal journey. For many their goal is to work toward resolution of the loss so that the feelings of pain are lessened and the memories of the lost loved one are held dear. Each individual is unique and our work together will be based on your personal life story. If there is trauma involved in the loss Connie Studer, MA, LMFT is skilled in trauma resolution.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Andover.

Grief is part of life as the buddists say. My approach is to help clients accept the loss by working through the pain, without feeling alone that way they can adjust to the loss and move on. Grief is painful. It is easier to deal with when one does not feel so alone. I use a strength based approach to grief work. Each person knows what is best for them to heal and I yeild to that internal wisdom.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Andover.

Grief is a process that is different for everyone. It is a journey and it does take time. I want to hear your story. I want to hear about the person or focus of your loss. Eventually the hope is that you will get to the point where, even though you can't forget the pain, eventually it has less of an impact on your day-to-day life. Just being able to be heard and understood can be helpful. Rituals of closure can also help. You don't have to go through your grief alone. I do in-office and online counseling. You can self-register and self-schedule and mnonlinecounseling.com.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Grief Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55446 - Nearby to Andover.

The impact of loss in our lives can be devastating and often impacts one's desire for life. The meaning of your life may seem very different when you experience a loss. Loss and grief often result in some form of depression or anxiety. Sometimes you may just try and divert the pain by becoming over involved in areas of your life. The effort of trying to bury the pain only serves to enhance the loss. Therefore, seeking help for your loss in therapy can be crucial. While working with you, we can begin to understand the meaning of your loss and the painful feelings. Receiving professional psychological services can help you endure the loss and still live your life with purpose.

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW
Grief Counselor

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

In 55112 - Nearby to Andover.

Whether your loss is sudden and clear or chronic and ambiguous you will experience grief. Grief is a normal response but it seems to have a mind of its own and can be completely overwhelming. Yet you must go on with your life somehow. The goal of grief counseling is not to get over it, but to help you build resilience and strength, find a new sense of meaning, and to grow forward in your own way. I will walk with you through this valley and support you in finding the path to recovery.

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Grief Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55410 - Nearby to Andover.

The loss of a loved one (whether through physical or emotional separation) is a profound experience and one that will forever mark a transformational point in your life. Often times the pain you feel is evidence of the depth of your caring, and you may actually feel ambivalent about reducing your suffering in the face of such devastation. You and I can walk together through this process, helping you to find peace alongside the suffering and growth in the midst of loss.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Andover.

Grief and Loss is a natural part of life, and sadly our culture doesn’t make much time for the process. Everything is so fast paced, and we are supposed to bounce back to our old selves quickly. Well, it takes time to mourn our losses, and it is so useful to have someone to listen with patience and compassion for as long as it takes to adapt to such momentous changes. If you decide to work with me, you will find a place to process your feelings, in your own time, alongside someone who is compassionate, warm and understanding. I encourage you to call to set up a complimentary, 30 minute consultation and see if we are a good fit.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 55345 - Nearby to Andover.

Loss isn’t something we “get over.” It’s something we get through. And healing takes time. Relationships don’t end when someone you love dies, leaves home, or gives up. You continue to carry that person with you going forward. It’s important to be patient with the grief process, and to talk about your loss with someone who doesn’t try to rush you, or paint a smiley face on your loss. Let’s talk. Let’s celebrate what was good, what you will miss, what made that relationship unique. Shakespeare said it best when he suggested we “Give sorrow words.” Talking is healing when someone really understands.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Andover, MN.

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

Andover is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.88 square miles and a water area of 0.95 square miles.  The population of Andover is 32,213 people with 10,117 households and a median annual income of $93,932. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Andover, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Andover is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Andover public health department.