Grief and Loss Counseling in Riverside, MO.

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


Grief Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Riverside

Grief and loss can come in all shapes and forms; it can be debilitating and it can often go unnoticed or it can get left unattended. Grief and loss can resurface if it is not properly addressed and tended to. It can be scary to deal with grief as other unexpected emotions may surface as well, such as anger. However, it can also be a place where healing and growth can take place.

Grief Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Riverside

In life, we will all experience grief and loss. We can mourn even when changes are positive and we've initiated them. There is no timeline or one specific method to grieving, each person's style is unique as well as their story. Therapy provides a safe and trusted place where you can share your grief and be heard, validated for what you are experiencing, and have a person to partner with in the process. The time spent in therapy is set aside just for you.

Grief Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Riverside

Your loved one will always be a part of you. The process of acceptance, and integration of their memory and the emotions around this, is a journey. Don't let anyone tell you that you should be over your loss in a set amount of time. We are all do grief differently. Our current culture is often not helpful with this process. Sometimes those closest to us are not helpful either. I have lost both parents, and 25 years ago suffered the loss of my brother. My family had no experience with healthy processing of grief. My experience informs my training and passion for wanting to be a place of compassion and empathy for you and your loved ones. Help is available now

Grief Counselor

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

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

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Riverside

Grief and loss in a part of life. The pain associated with grief can rob you of hope and the ability to move forward in your life. I believe that it is important to allow the natural grieving process to take it's course; however, it is also important to find hope and meaning for your life through this process of loss. Narrative therapy allows you to discover your own unique path of healing.

Grief Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Riverside

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.

Grief Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Riverside

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 Riverside, MO.

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

Riverside is located in Platte County, Missouri. It has a land area of 5.50 square miles and a water area of 0.27 square miles.  The population of Riverside is 3,150 people with 1,230 households and a median annual income of $32,372. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Riverside, MO

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Riverside. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Riverside. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for