Grief and Loss Counseling in Raytown, MO.

Therapy and bereavement services in Raytown, MO. Find real help with the right therapist.


Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Grief Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Raytown.

As a therapist working with grief and loss, I offer a supportive role, staying present and creating a safe environment for individuals to work through their experiences with understanding and compassion. Grief & Loss encompasses many areas within a person's life. Whether a loss of a loved one, loss of one's health, or the loss of relationships. I assist people in processing their pain, gaining understanding and finding strength to move forward in a process that is individualized for their journey.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Grief Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Raytown.

Loss and grief has an impact in our lives of which we often do not understand, but it is a common thread that links all of us together. Unfortunately our culture is one in which it doesn't like to acknowledge or talk about it and often denies it's effect. My goal would be to help you understand your journey, acknowledge its emotions, help you embrace it and pass through this difficult period in your life. Please remember grief and loss is NOT a thing to be fixed in you, it is a process we often need more understanding about in accepting and dealing with it today and in our future.

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCSAS
Grief Counselor

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Raytown.

When we lose someone close to us it can be difficult for us to "move on," when the world tells us to "get over it." This causes us to question how we can keep on going. Oftentimes it leads us to question God or what goodness there is in the world. Grief counseling can help you explore these difficult life questions and help you reach a sense of healing.

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW
Grief Counselor

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66215 - Nearby to Raytown.

The client will benefit from Mary's many personal dealings with grief and loss. Being the primary caregiver for 5 different elders through the years, and experiencing many losses herself, gives Mary the insight needed to help those experiencing their own grief and loss. Everyone's journey is unique, but Mary listens with compassion and understanding.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Grief Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Raytown.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional response we feel when someone or something is no longer there. Grief can set in after the death of a loved one, divorce, lost relationship, employment, quitting an addiction, empty nest syndrome, death of an animal, etc… Therapy will provide education on the grieving process, teach healthy coping skills, and help you move forward while celebrating the positives.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Grief Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66204 - Nearby to Raytown.

I use Self Psychology (a branch of psychoanalysis that uses human developmental science, sustained empathy and the therapy relationship itself to understand and bring healing to problems). I work from a warm, empathic standpoint in which I try to enter your shoes and understand your experiences as you do, not as others do. Insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that really catalyze psychological growth and healing. Benefits include increased: feelings of vitality and realness, hope, self-esteem, emotion regulation, etc.

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Raytown.

Clients can expect to feel heard and validated in their grief process. Grief is exactly that, a process. What you are feeling and experiencing is uniquely yours. There is no time frame and no specific order in the stages of grief. It is fluid, can come and go, and you can experience more than one stage at once. I strive to assist clients with whatever they are going through.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Raytown.

The loss of a loved one or instrumental person in your life brings a range of mixed emotions. There are times when grief and loss can become debilitating, and the help of a trained therapist can be helpful. Overwhelming sadness can turn into depression and post traumatic stress disorder. EMDR, individual talk therapy, and expressive techniques such as art and sand tray therapy can help. Nothing can bring your loved one back. But being able to live your life, while remembering your loved one and all the positive memories, will help you be able to look forward in life, instead of feeling stuck in the past.

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC
Grief Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

In 64081 - Nearby to Raytown.

It is important to understand that working through grief is a journey. It is coming to terms with the loss of hopes, dreams, and visions of what we thought the future would bring. Working through grief takes time and permission to allow ourselves to feel what we feel and still move toward a resolution of hope and healing for the future. Let me help you discover ways of coping that are best suited to you and your pace during this time of healing. Giving yourself permission to move forward with life is not a dismissal of the loss of people, events, physical belongings, or plans that were most important to you… it is redefining what you envision for yourself and your future.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Grief Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64149 - Nearby to Raytown.

I am passionate about my work with individuals suffering with grief and loss. I have been touched personally by significant losses including the death of my father when I was a child and the unexpected death of my first husband after being married for just seven months. Some life experiences teach you more than what can ever be learned in the classroom. I consider it a privilege to be with you in this process. While no two experiences are the same I can relate in a very real way and be able to draw on experiences to help you manage your way through grief. I can hold your hope when you are left to pick up the pieces and create a life that you can live in without the one you love.

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Raytown.

Loss and suffering in life seem almost unavoidable. Whether it's the death of a loved one, a lost or unhealthy relationship, or the feeling of hopelessness that can come from a loss of vision or identity. Grief and loss is a vital place of the human experience that I am confident can be comforted and redeemed in the context of a relationship with God and others. It is core to understanding the value and impact of your life and I would love to help and encourage you in this place of feeling despair and hopelessness.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Grief Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Raytown.

Debra provides a three step personalized plan to help individuals get through the first stages of their particular loss. Using best practice and plan driven by the individual, clients find short and long term relief and hope for loss due to separation, divorce, job termination , breach of trust, and death. Equally important, Debra provides counseling to help individual work through grief and loss in ways that reduce the long term negative emotional affects of unresolved grief. For those who are dealing with multiple unresolved issues of loss from the past, counseling is available.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Grief Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Raytown.

It is my goal to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment while you process your loss. I believe that everyone's grief and life circumstances are unique. Whether you are experiencing anger, sadness, anxiety, or not sure what you're feeling, having a space to process your feelings can be an important aspect of healing. It would be an honor to be a part of your journey.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Raytown, MO.

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

Raytown is located in Jackson County, Missouri. It has a land area of 9.92 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Raytown is 29,401 people with 11,405 households and a median annual income of $49,139. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Raytown, MO

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Raytown, 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 Raytown 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 Raytown public health department.