Grief and Loss Counseling in Cottage Grove, MN.

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


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

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to 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.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to 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.

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied
Grief Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to 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.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55337 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Grief and loss are part of life. We all go through grief at our own pace and it is not a linear process. It is more of a jumbled process landing on different phases of: anger, denial, depression, bargaining and eventually acceptance. After consulting with a grief counselor for a couple years I feel competent in helping clients move through their grief.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Grief Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Grief is sometimes a lonely journey. Each person reacts to loss in their own way and on their own time schedule. I approach psychotherapy for grief and loss as an opportunity to learn about the cycle of grief. I want to learn more about you and where you are at in the process. Similarly, I try to give practical tips for dealing with sad moments while supporting you through the process.

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT
Grief Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to 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.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to 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.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to 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.

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Losing a loved one is often a time of disruption and chaos, of sadness and loneliness. The predictability of "models of grieving" and their accompanying stages are often helpful, but can also be limiting in that no one person's process is just like anyone else's. When working with grief and loss, I help my client to remember the person they loved, and strive to meet my client where he or she at with their thoughts and feelings. The counseling may just be one or two sessions or may last over a year, depending on the circumstances and needs of my client.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Life Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to 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

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Grief Counselor

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Grief and loss is a frequent issue among substance abusers and people in recovery. People can experience a significant sense of grief and loss for a variety of reasons, not just from the death of a loved one. Any loss viewed as significant to the individual can bring on the grieving process: loss of a pet, job, home, relationship, child, a life transition such as high school or college graduation or retirement, the coming out process for an individual of the LGBT community, or their loved ones and the loss of “what they thought the persons future would bring” can be a loss. I can help clients work through the various emotions associated with their loss as part of their healing process.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT
Grief Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to 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.



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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Cottage Grove public health department.