Grief and Loss Counseling in Federal Way, WA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Federal Way, WA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Alison Withey, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98112 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Moving through grief and loss is a process. Often loss creates a change and that change can affect you on many levels. Your loss can impact you physically, emotionally; it may alter your identity, your dreams and leave you with thoughts of what should have or what would have been. When I work people experiencing grief and loss, we begin by witnessing the loss, learning what it means to you and how it has changed your life. Depending upon the loss and the person, we will find ways to support and help you manage your pain and your life as you move through the process.

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS
Grief Counselor

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98466 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Loss is something that can be very difficult and confusing to go through. I have worked with children and young adults through this process to find healing and joy again. Grief and loss looks different for each person but you can find tools to help you get through to the other side. Grief and loss in children is a very difficult thing and I am honored to help children and their families find healing, understanding and joy again. I have a lot of experience helping children through grief and loss as well as equipping parents to help their children as well.

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Death of a loved one or loss of something significant in your life can creep up in ways you hadn't expected. My holistic way of looking at your situation and compassionate presence can help you explore your feelings and allow you deeper freedom to get through this difficult time. Finding the right fit with a counselor is of utmost importance. For that reason, if a client visits with me for the first visit and decides he or she does not want to continue on with me, that first session is absolutely free.

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98101 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. Some people recover from grief and resume normal activities very quickly. Others may feel better after many months or eve a year. And sometimes people continue to grieve for years without seeming to improve or find relief even temporarily. Grief can also be complicated by other conditions and circumstances. No one way of grieving is better than any other. Each experience of grief is unique, complex, and personal, and our therapists will tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each person. Using evidence based therapeutic approaches, your counselor will help you move through this process.

Karen Morton, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Karen Morton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I have been honored to work with many people who have lost a dear relationship. This is a pain where the circumstances cannot change, the loss is real and fundamentally changes the person who has experienced that loss. However, not all is lost and you still have a life to live. Often, people need someone outside of their friend/family group to process through the waves of anger and denial, guilt and fear. I like to remind my clients that grief will cycle through, but with each cycle they are growing stronger, standing on the gift of their loved ones' life and honoring them in their healing. You can heal and your loved one will not be forgotten.

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC

Relational Psychotherapist / Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Federal Way.

You're sad and you don't know why. You cry and are confused. There are areas in your life where you have lost much and you don't know how to grieve it, or where to go to get help. You've heard well meaning friends tell you the pad answers, but you really just want someone to hold you and make it go away. Therapy is a sense of "emotional holding" that helps those feelings make more sense and as opposed to those feelings going away, we learn how to live within our grief and loss when we explore it.

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHCA
Grief Counselor

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Is grief making it difficult to function in daily life, leaving you unable to enjoy living? Are you feeling overwhelmed by excessive bitterness, guilt or anger? Do you find yourself withdrawing from friends and family with near constant feelings of despair? If you find you answered yes to several or all of these questions, your grief may have evolved into clinical depression and it may be time to seek help. Be gentle with yourself, knowing there is no right or wrong way to grieve and all of your feelings are normal, even if it feels like you're going crazy. I will help you to understand what is happening to you and walk beside you as you move through your very personal grieving process.

Parke Burgess, MA
Grief Counselor

Parke Burgess, MA

Psychotherapist

In 98407 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Despite what some have said, grieving an important loss rarely unfolds in predictable stages or by a knowable timetable. Sometimes we can feel stuck in our loss, as if we will never be able to move forward again. In a safe, supportive setting, we can explore all that is bound up with our grief and in this way begin to heal. Part of that healing comes from the deepening discovery of our own experience; and part of the healing comes from no longer being alone in it. Then the loss can be tolerated and integrated into our world so that we can begin to venture out and grow again.

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist WA

In 98005 - Nearby to Federal Way.

You do not need to be alone with your grief. Together we can chart a path that will greatly reduce your pain and help you naturally process emotion, thought, and physical sensations that may be held in your body and mind. Although loss is a part of life, when we are not able to fully process these experiences we can become stuck and unable to create joyful relationships or feel happy in our daily lives. Feeling bad, angry, numb, or depressed can be a symptom of being stuck in the grieving process. Our society expects us to "get over it" when we actually need much longer to come to a place of acceptance. I provide a compassionate healing space to resolve your losses and return to life.

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Grief Counselor

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98042 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When grief and loss hit, life can feel unbearable. When this happens, we sometimes try to avoid our painful feelings, but this never works for long and can lead to unhealthy ways of coping. As hard as it is, the way to heal from loss is to lean into the pain instead of running away from it. I provide a safe place for my clients to heal and move through their pain so they can fully engage in life again.

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Losing someone important to us is one of the most difficult and fully human experiences. It is my honor to walk with you as you adjust to the waves of emotions that is losing someone. Your pain is real, but in good grief and loss counseling you will be given ample space to work through whatever mixed emotions you may be experiencing. I seek to offer gentle support, genuine understanding and provide tangible ways of coping with your grief.

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Grief Counselor

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Grief can show up in surprising ways, and it can be overwhelmingly powerful. Our culture doesn't really teach us to grieve well, and it is not unusual for some people to suppress grief. But there has been quite a bit of research which has identified grieving as a necessary part of a healthy life when we are hit with painful losses - of people we love or changes in our own health. I come alongside clients to help them work through a healthy grieving process, so that they can integrate the loss into their life and move forward.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Grief may arise due to the loss of a loved one, a break-up of an emotionally intimate relationship, loss of a pet, loss of a job, and many other life events. Everyone experiences grief and loss in their own unique way. It is often accompanied by sadness, irritability, guilt, regret, anger and many other feelings. Whether you are experiencing any of these feelings or symptoms, or simply are having difficulty in your daily functioning, I can help to wade through the stressors causing you grief by teaching coping skills that you can use on your own.

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

The emotional suffering you experience after the loss of a loved one can feel overwhelming and relentless. Impacting every part of who you are. There is no set amount of time to grieve and sometimes it can take more time then our loved ones or even our selves can bear. Having a therapist to help you work through the painful emotions and be support is a significant part of the grieving process.

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Counselor

In 98446 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When a family loses somebody it can take a huge toll on its members and how they relate to each other. You don't have to do this alone. I can help you navigate the rough waters of staying together after a loss. When a couples loses a child, the grief is particularly intense and can impact all areas of life. I help find support groups so they won't feel so alone in this dark time.

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98027 - Nearby to Federal Way.

If you have experienced loss in the form of death, divorce or other estrangement in relationships, I can help you through this process. Grief and loss can take their toll, but connecting with a therapist can make the difference. Though none of us wants to experience the pain, these kinds of events can deepen our character. Give yourself the time, space and self-nurture it takes to move through the emotions. Call me at 425 652-1413 to set up an appointment.

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP
Grief Counselor

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98121 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Many times surprising emotions come up after a loss. Often much guilt, regret, anger and blame contribute to thoughts of what we could or should have done differently. These thoughts keep taking up space in the mind and stop us from processing and coming to terms with loss. I help clients during this difficult time by listening empathetically and using methods that help clients grieve in a healthy productive way. I help client find self-compassion, forgiveness and hope during this time time of adjustment.

Robert Olsen, MS, LMHC, CTT, PMP, CPLC
Grief Counselor

Robert Olsen, MS, LMHC, CTT, PMP, CPLC

Licensed Counselor & Certified Professional Life Coach

In 98409 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Lost a loved one, divorced and still feeling very alone, or your adolescent child is acting out with little hope left? Give us a call at Marriage & Family Life. We are committed to the process of recovery from grief and loss. Our professional staff has vast experience and education, as well as personal history with loss and grief. Personally experiencing major loss joined with professional expertise creates a perfect counselor for clients who are gripped with grief and personal loss.

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS
Grief Counselor

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98115 - Nearby to Federal Way.

The loss of a loved one is difficult to work through. It helps to have someone to talk to. Sometimes new relationships are difficult because of loss of past relationships and the abandonment we feel. It is hard to love, trust and move forward after loss and the grief that accompanies it. I provide a comfortable, confidential environment with tools to help you move into your future.

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When you lose someone unexpectedly, the whole world feels out of control, dangerous. This time can be wrought with confusion, anger, grief, darkness and numbness. When you experience a loss, you may feel all alone and as if no one will ever understand your experience. Therapy is a place to give voice to this experience and make space for the feelings that come with loss. I provide a judgment free, warm, environment for exploring pain, remembering, processing what you've lost and healing.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 07739 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 98188 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP
Grief Counselor

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP

Psychoanalyst and psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Working through grief and loss, while respecting needed defenses can take months if not years, but can enhance the quality of your life. We will respect defenses and consider a variety of emotions, which may include relief, anger, sadness, regret, fear and loneliness with my help. It is my strong believe that this process entails work and time, but can lead to personal growth, which can enhance your knowledge and appreciation of yourself and therefore enhance your capacity to be empathic with others.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Grief Counselor

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

We examine the issues surrounding your grief and or loss, and then look at ways you can gain some healing. Much of this is through insight, reframing, exercises by way of homework, and other ideas that come from you. The process of moving through grief and loss takes time, and its important to be compassionate with yourself and allow yourself experience the span of emotions that are likely to occur.

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I am particularly practiced at helping clients work through the kinds of grief and loss that result from life-long or acquired disability and chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness. My professional interest in this area stems from my personal experiences with a life-long disability and, more recently, a chronic illness. I use Emotion Focused, Existential, mindfulness-based, and other strategies to help my clients gain access to their feelings regarding their losses and figure out how to live the richest life possible given their particular circumstances.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Federal Way, WA.

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

Federal Way is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 22.27 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Federal Way is 95,171 people with 34,117 households and a median annual income of $55,673. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Federal Way, WA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Federal Way 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 Federal Way 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 Federal Way public health department.