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.


Jason Walter, MA, LPCC, LADC
Grief Counselor

Jason Walter, MA, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55042 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

The goal in my approach to grief counseling is to help my clients to accept the loss by getting them to talk and allow themselves to feel what they are feeling. I will help you work through the grief instead of suppressing or masking it. Getting you to express your feelings related to the lose and help you identify the categories of your emotions. You will learn to be able to separate emotionally from the lose and work towards moving forward with a more positive outlook on the future.

Katy Wait, MA LMFT
Grief Counselor

Katy Wait, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55344 - 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 emotional pain.

CenterLife Counseling
Grief Counselor

CenterLife Counseling

In 55109 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55337 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55316 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Whether you have lost a loved one, a job or house you know that your world has changed. Unfortunately those around you may have little insight into what you are going through. Frankly you as well be confused. Those around you mean well but their well-intentioned words bring little relief. I can help you understand what you are going through and what would make sense as far as the next steps to take. I will teach you about how to pace yourself regarding any changes you might want to make. I will assist you in understanding the nature of grief and what to expect as far as your own experiences. Ultimately I will assist you in finding your own path toward hope and relief.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55403 - 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.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Grief Counselor

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Coping with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or even a job can be difficult. Having the support and guidance to get you through these life transitions is what our clinicians do best. Don't be afraid to reach out for help. We will help explain the stages of loss and assist you through the process so you can resume your optimal functioning. You don't have to do it alone.

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.

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.

William Schultz, MA
Grief Counselor

William Schultz, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

In 55109 - 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 emotional pain.

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.

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55071 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Clients will benefit from grief and loss counseling with me by learning how his or her loss is a part of their story. We will work together to develop a memorial, tell stories, process hurts, and create new traditions as you see fit. The grief process is unique. The time that it takes to develop a new sense of normal will also be unique to who you are, the relationship that you had with your loved one, and the nature of his or her passing.

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.

Minnesota Online Counseling
Grief Counselor

Minnesota Online Counseling

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. Therapy can help with this journey. 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. We offer online counseling, delivered to you wherever you are. You can self-register and self-schedule and mnonlinecounseling.com.

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

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Grief is normal, exquisitely painful, and seriously lonely. My earliest therapy experience was as a Hospice Grief Counselor for four years. In those formative years, I learned the core issues that hamper our grief, the practices that make grief more tolerable, and the practiced patience necessary to bring comfort to those suffering sudden and protracted loss. I won't rush you. I'll normalize your pain and I'll nudge you gently toward practices that help.

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Grief Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55410 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

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

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

In 55112 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Anna Grimm, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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!

Augustin Kendall, MA
Grief Counselor

Augustin Kendall, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 55407 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Whether it is from a one-time event or an ongoing experience, grief can challenge how we look at the world and even our conception of self. I provide a supportive and affirming space for you to explore your grief, get to know it, and learn how to live with it. Grief never disappears, but over time can become a more manageable part of your life. All of the feelings you may have in the grieving process are welcome in the room with me.

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Grief Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55127 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Few of us are able to avoid feeling grief or loss. It can occur throughout our life in many different situations and for many reasons. It can be devastating to individuals, families, and communities. A person's ability to cope (resilience) is a big factor to consider when helping people with grief. Help is a very individual process. Therapists must be able to understand the event, but more importantly the impact on and resilience of the client, for best interventions.



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.