Grief and Loss Counseling in Manchester, VA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Manchester, VA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Ellie Shumaker, MA, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Ellie Shumaker, MA, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 23230 - Nearby to Manchester.

Here's a good quote about grief: "When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found." But we all know what a painful journey it can be as we struggle to go from those tears to that laughter. I deal with 3 aspects of grief: #1: The time before an anticipated loss--Much can be done to prepare for a loved one's or our own death to lessen our anxiety. #2: The time immediately after a loss when we are trying to make sense of ourselves & the world with this new & aching absence. #3: Further down the road when we seek to reshape our future, building on the increased wisdom & personal strength we have gained through out loss. I'd love to help you on this journey.

Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy, LCSW, Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy, LCSW, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is an intense feeling of sadness or sorrow. You can try to suppress your grief but can’t avoid it forever. We are here to help you face it head-on with bereavement therapy. Understanding the different types of grief is important so we’re better prepared and so we can be supportive of others who are going through it. It's your battle, but you don't need to fight alone. We are here to help you with grief counseling.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Grief Counselor

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Maryland and Virginia

Available for Online Therapy

Loss is inevitable. It is the flip side of love and the greatest pain we know. Hearts can break and hearts can heal. We must first accept ALL feelings. We can cultivate gratitude for the gifts our loved one gave us. Sometimes it is also important to acknowledge and learn from the mistakes of the one we have lost., the ways they may have caused pain to themselves and others. If the person has been a large part of our daily living, it is as if we need to recreate our lives bringing new resources into the emptiness. The waves of extreme pain become less frequent with time. The person's memory remains with us, and their gifts to us can inspire those very strengths in ourselves.

Nedra Voorhies, LPC
Grief Counselor

Nedra Voorhies, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 23111 - Nearby to Manchester.

Although grief and loss are normal parts of life, the pain and suffering we experience is more manageable when we share it. Dr. Nedra Voorhies, LPC has many years of experience as well as extensive training in bereavement. She will be happy to assist you with surviving a loss. She is a "Wounded Healer" whose empathic concern for clients is evident. Individual and group support is available.

Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC

Resident in Counseling

In 23111 - Nearby to Manchester.

Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. While many people associate grief with death, grief can come from divorce or the end of a relationship, loss of good health, loss of a job, miscarriage, loss of financial stability, loss of a pet, loss of a dream, loss of family home, and so many more reasons. After a loss it is important to let our feelings out, if we bury them, they later may come out as continual depression and sadness. It is important to honestly recognize the grief or sadness and work through it.

Kate Regnier, LICSW, LCSW, LMSW
Grief Counselor

Kate Regnier, LICSW, LCSW, LMSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

You've lost a loved one suddenly and now you've been jolted into a life you never thought you'd have. You feel you're too young for this to have happened. You can't stop picturing your loved one in pain and just want the suffering to stop. You may also be having harsh thoughts about yourself such as "I should've done something to stop this" or "My life will have no meaning ever again". During our work together, we will use EMDR Therapy to reprocess the disturbing thoughts and images to they not longer affect you so strongly in present day life. We'll also process the negative beliefs you hold about yourself and replace them with more positive beliefs.

Megan Szczepanik, LCSW, c-IRT
Grief Counselor

Megan Szczepanik, LCSW, c-IRT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 23173 - Nearby to Manchester.

The grieving process is intensely personal and intensely painful. It can feel as if the world has gone crazy and is spinning away without you. How do you make sense of anything in the face of such pain? The simplest tasks can feel impossible. Going to the grocery store, visiting the bank, walking the dog, and even making your morning coffee can trigger a heart-wrenching ache. With mindfulness and support, you CAN begin to heal and weave your loss into the tapestry of your life. You will laugh again, dream again, and love again.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Manchester, VA.

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

Manchester is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It has a land area of 5.93 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Manchester is 10,402 people with 4,226 households and a median annual income of $53,571. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Manchester, VA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Manchester is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Manchester therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Manchester public health department.