Grief and Loss Counseling in Tacoma, WA.

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


Parke Burgess, MA
Grief Counselor

Parke Burgess, MA

Psychotherapist

3503 N Cheyenne St, Tacoma, Washington 98407 | (253) 256-5133

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.

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

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

902 Market St. Suite 310, Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 206-317-1898

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.

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

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

Licensed Counselor & Certified Life Coach

3102 S. 23rd St, Tacoma, Washington 98405 | 253-355-6619

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.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Grief Counselor

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Life Path Counseling, PLLC - 2367 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 360-865-4852

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.

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS
Grief Counselor

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2002 65th Ave W, Tacoma, Washington 98466 | 206-588-5140

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.

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA
Grief Counselor

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

1011 S L St. , Tacoma, Washington 98405 | 253-666-7485

Just as each loss is unique, each grieving experience is unique. From the loss of a family member, job, marriage, physical function, or other, it is hard to anticipate grief or prepare for it. Through learning about grief itself and fully "sitting-in" the emotions that occur, grief is meant to be experienced. Preventing or interrupting this experience can add length or permanently prolong negative effects.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Tacoma, WA.

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

Tacoma is located in Pierce County, Washington. It has a land area of 49.73 square miles and a water area of 12.68 square miles.  The population of Tacoma is 207,948 people with 79,026 households and a median annual income of $52,042. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tacoma, WA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma public health department.