Grief and Loss Counseling in West St. Paul, MN.

Therapy and bereavement services in West St. Paul, MN. Find real help with the right therapist.


Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Hanson Associates
Grief Counselor

Hanson Associates

Gary D. Hanson, MA, LMFT and Joy A. Hanson, MA, LMFT

In 55369 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

We demonstrate a heartfelt compassion for those experiencing significant grief and loss. Utilizing a widely accepted, proven effective, narrative, cognitive-behavioral approach, we encourage grieving loss effectively, allowing one to gain new perspective, make meaning of the loss, heal emotional wounds and enable a view to the future. With your permission; we also welcome the opportunity to integrate and Christian faith-based perspective for seeking comfort and understanding of grief in time of loss.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT
Grief Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

The only way I know to help someone experience grief and loss is to create a safe place for them to feel their emotions and help them eventually make sense of their sorrow. I use empathy, compassion and a non-judgmental approach to hold your pain when sometimes the burden is too heavy. My particular specialty is grief and loss associated with reproductive concerns and I have a certificate in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Grief Counselor

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55118 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

In 55427 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Are you asking: What is the right way to grieve? How do I help my children cope with losing someone while I am grieving? How do I work through my guilty feelings surrounding this death? Why am I sad about losing someone who hurt me? Why am I not sad? Will this pain ever get better? There is no right way to grieve. There may be healthier ways for you to grieve that will help you move through the intense feelings. Often, it is most important to make time to remember the good times, to process the painful memories connected with that person and to reconnect with life. I specialize in providing individual, couple or family grief counseling to adolescents, adults, veterans, and first responders.

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 West St. Paul.

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.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Grief Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in West St. Paul, MN.

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

West St. Paul is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 4.90 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of West St. Paul is 19,727 people with 8,261 households and a median annual income of $47,710. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for West St. Paul, MN

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in West St. Paul, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around West St. Paul may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local West St. Paul public health department.