Grief and Loss Counseling in Cottage Grove, MN.

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


Grief Counselor

Meredith Severson, MS, LPC

Licences Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

Grief and loss are lonely events. Often we do not express the true depth of pain to our loved ones as a way of caring or protecting them. As your therapist, I can handle the full breadth of your grief. I will also help you go through the stages of grief in as meaningful a way as possible. I will provide education and information about these normal stages and I will suggest helpful interventions to ease the way.

Grief Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

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.

Grief Counselor

CenterLife Counseling

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

How one experiences grief varies widely from one person to another. After the death of a loved one, life can lose its meaning, others expectations of how we 'should' be feeling, doing or behaving can create added stress. We will help you understand your experience of loss, redefine your life, create a different future and help you restore your heart and spirit, finding your path back to a different life, full and joyful again. Call for your initial appointment at 651-288-0332

Grief Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

When someone experiences loss, they may not move through the typical "stages" of grief that are so commonly talked about. This can trigger feelings of shame and guilt. They may wonder why they aren't "over it" or others may ask why they haven't "moved on". In therapy, we will focus on letting your experience of grief be what it is rather than fighting it or trying to grieve a certain way. Letting go of "should" and accepting what is can be incredibly freeing and often provides some relief right away. Grief comes in waves over time so we will deal with these waves as they come and help you find effective ways to manage them. I will support you in processing grief in your own way and own time.

Grief Counselor

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

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.

Grief Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

Grief is a reaction to loss, and it can be intensely painful and overwhelming, often involving complex feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, hopelessness, and longing. Grieving is a process and it takes time, even though well-meaning friends and family may grow impatient and suggest you “get over it” or “move on.” It is a process of learning how to live in a world that has changed in fundamental ways, whether due to the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, moving or losing a job, or countless other reasons. As a therapist, I can help you bear and understand the painful feelings that keep company with grief, and, over time, come to find meaning in a changed world despite your losses.

Grief Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

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.

Grief Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

Everyone experiences grief and loss differently, depending on the type of loss and where one is at in life. And the truth is, there is no one right way, which can make this particular journey especially confusing. My clients are able to share what they need to share, grieve freely in a supportive and compassionate environment, and learn to incorporate their loss into their lives. Additionally, I use horses in therapy a great deal - and would love to talk more with you about how they may be able to help you on your grief and loss journey! I offer home-based therapy, or the more traditional office setting.

Grief Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

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.

Grief Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

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.

Grief Counselor

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

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.

Grief Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

When you lose someone or something that you love, it can feel as though your world has ended. Everyone reacts to grief and loss differently. For example, one person may cope by denying that the loss has happened, another person may bury his/her hurt in busy behaviors (such as working), while others may be able to express their sadness in a direct manner. All are common responses to loss. Grief can prove difficult: it may abate and then reappear seemingly out of nowhere. Or in the case of couples, different grief reactions can result in significant conflict. Our work together can address the common feelings associated with grief, improve overall coping, and increase acceptance of the loss

Grief Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Cottage Grove

I work a great deal with trauma issues. I consider trauma a loss. I offer EMDR therapy for trauma and loss issues and trauma for veterans. Patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events can now gain relief from a therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. Many patients who have made slow progress in the past benefit greatly with EMDR.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Cottage Grove, MN.

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

Cottage Grove is located in Washington County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.62 square miles and a water area of 3.88 square miles.  The population of Cottage Grove is 35,918 people with 11,890 households and a median annual income of $83,181. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Cottage Grove, MN

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Cottage Grove 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