Grief and Loss Counseling in Vashon, WA.

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


Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98107 - Nearby to Vashon.

We tend to bottle up our grief when we experience a loss. I seek to provide an environment for you to share the various stages of grief you may be facing, and in doing so, I journey alongside you in this painful season. At times I may recommend some reading that may be helpful to you as well as help you identify stages of grief that are commonly experienced by others.

Veronica Paige, MA, MBA, LMHCA
Grief Counselor

Veronica Paige, MA, MBA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98033 - Nearby to Vashon.

Grief eventually finds us all, yet grieving is often interrupted by the practical concerns of continuing to live. Allowing yourself time and space to grieve is necessary to your recovery. No matter what the specific circumstances of your loss, there are common feelings, concerns, and anxieties that most people experience. I can help you know what to expect and how to cope with the intense emotions that surround profound losses such as the death of a loved one or abandonment. Grief counseling can help you at all stages of grieving, from supporting you through the logistics to forging your strengthened individual identity.

Leslie Fleming, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Leslie Fleming, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98020 - Nearby to Vashon.

I provide a safe and compassionate container for the healing expression of grief and loss. I support your journey to clear feelings and unresolved relational issues that can get you stuck. Gently, we face the fears you may be feeling around your own life and moving forward. Your grief and loss can shift from an overwhelming, debilitating and soul-crushing, ever-present feeling to something clean, loving, bitter-sweet, slowly fading into the background. Thus, opening space for you, for life, for joy to show up, again.

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98112 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist WA

In 98005 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Counselor

In 98446 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Missy Neill, M.Ed, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Missy Neill, M.Ed, LMHC

Licensed Counselor

In 98003 - Nearby to Vashon.

Suffering loss can result in a mix of strong emotions such as sadness, anger, confusion, and regret. I lost my mother in my twenties, so I can relate to the overbearing range of emotions you might deal with. You can benefit from my first-hand experience, along with learned counseling techniques that can help you find peace. Personally, I learned that my feelings of sadness and loss meant that I loved my mother, and that she had a stronger impact on my life than I realized. I’ll always miss my mother, but I’ve found ways to deal with the loss by honoring her memory, and helping others who are struggling in this way. Talking with someone who understands can help you tremendously.

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98101 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Karen Morton, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Karen Morton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98103 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

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 Vashon.

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 Vashon.

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.

Julie Hanson, Psy.D., LMHC
Grief Counselor

Julie Hanson, Psy.D., LMHC

Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors

In 98105 - Nearby to Vashon.

At Bluestone Psychological Services, you will find Dr. Bill Roedel and Randie Clark, LMHC, each of whom have had extensive and yet unique training in helping people cope with grief and loss. In a way that honors what has been lost, each will help you express all that has changed and figure out how to shape your life in a way that respects and maintains your connection with what is missing as well as build a life filled with meaning as you go forward.

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP
Grief Counselor

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98121 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Vashon.

Grief is a difficult issue for all of us because it looks differently for everyone. However, there are some common themes in how we grieve as men and women. If you or someone you know is grieving and finding it difficult to acknowledge their grief or know what to do next, therapy is the best place to explore how they might grieve fully and in so doing, be able to move forward in life.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Iris Hogan, LICSW
Grief Counselor

Iris Hogan, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

In 98103 - Nearby to Vashon.

There is no right way too grieve, no right amount of time to do it in, and no way of avoiding it. It is common for a person to withdraw from their friends and family, feel overwhelmed and helpless to the intense waves of emotions—sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, and numbness. When the emotional intensity becomes too much, we don’t seem to be able to move forward with life. I offer grief therapy to help you find ways to cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, pregnancy loss, or the mourning that often comes along with major life changes.

John White, LICSW, CMHS
Grief Counselor

John White, LICSW, CMHS

Mental Health Therapist

In 98107 - Nearby to Vashon.

Grief and loss effects every one at some point in their life. At times when grief or loss become so great that they feel unmanageable, it is necessary to reach out to others. Better yet is reaching out to professionals who have training and experience helping individuals process their grief in a safe, structured, and effective manner. Please don't feel as if you have to go through this time of grief and loss alone. There is hope! You just need to make the first, often difficult step of reaching out for help. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA
Grief Counselor

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Vashon.

Loss can be found in almost every experience - even the most positive changes in life ask us to let go of something, something we are familiar with, something that - for good or ill - is part of us. Loss can create confusion and discontent and other defeating patterns that can keep you stuck, blocking the sometimes frightening yet relieving, healing flow of grief - grief that can lead you to new hope and renewed or expanded meaning in life. With this in mind, as you are able, we'll explore what loss you have experienced or are currently facing in your particular situation or life story, and thus find our way to your heart and soul where grieving can open up space for hope and new perspective

Parke Burgess, MA
Grief Counselor

Parke Burgess, MA

Psychotherapist

In 98407 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Gary Mayne, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Gary Mayne, MA LMHC NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98405 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.

Mario White, M.A., LMHCA
Grief Counselor

Mario White, M.A., LMHCA

Relational Therapist

In 98337 - Nearby to Vashon.

Experiencing grief and loss often leaves us with a deep ache because the people and things that should remain with us no longer do. These are not issues to be processed from a distance and the relational approach I offer provides an opportunity for you to walk through these difficult times with a sense of being deeply cared for. This happens as I follow Jesus' words, "mourn with those who mourn." My previous clients have experienced the surprise of hope and have walked away changed. It is my desire that the same might take place for you.

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98102 - Nearby to Vashon.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Vashon, WA.

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

Vashon is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 36.92 square miles and a water area of 43.85 square miles.  The population of Vashon is 10,447 people with 4,757 households and a median annual income of $71,820. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Vashon, WA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Vashon for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Vashon public health department.