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There are few things worse than losing a loved one or friend. Grief can leave you reeling and throw your mental health for a loop, leading to depression, stress, anxiety, and more.

Unaddressed grief can influence your life for years. That’s why it is best to consider professional help to help you grieve. Whether you are located in downtown Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms and Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are some common symptoms of grief that signal you should seek help:

  • You blame yourself for your loved one’s passing.
  • Your grief is so profound that you find it difficult to keep up with your everyday routine (getting out of bed, showering, going to work, etc.)
  • You purposely isolate yourself.
  • You have unexplained new anger, anxiety, or depression.
  • You turn to alcohol, drugs, or sex to numb or distract from your loss.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

You may not experience grief in this specific order. You may also feel disenfranchised grief, which is grief that does not fit into societal norms of what you should be grieving. Disenfranchised grief can include grief for a pet, a lost dream, a breakup, infertility, or more. No matter what type of grief you are experiencing, your symptoms may look different from those in the above list.

To learn more about grief types and stages, read licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article on how to move through grief. You can also check out our founder’s personal story of how therapy helped him move from grief to growth.

Get Grief Counseling Today!

A grief therapist can provide much-needed support for you as you go through the stages of grief and find your footing again. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified grief therapist is easy! Start by browsing grief experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Rebecca Kim
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I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of therapy. Together we will uncover how past ways of coping with emotions, experiences, and relationships are no longer effective and together identify healthier coping strategies.


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I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of therapy. Together we will uncover how past ways of coping with emotions, experiences, and relationships are no longer effective and together identify healthier coping strategies.

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I view therapy as a collaborative process and use an integrative therapeutic approach. I believe therapy is an opportunity to recognize and untangle patterns in order to have a healthier relationship with yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief
  • Self-Compassion
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Ronald Shectman
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Work on building the cognitive and behavioral skills required for dealing with current challenges well. If warranted, I will point out blind spots, unrecognized strengths, examples of self-sabotage, and ways in which the past has shaped the present.


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Work on building the cognitive and behavioral skills required for dealing with current challenges well. If warranted, I will point out blind spots, unrecognized strengths, examples of self-sabotage, and ways in which the past has shaped the present.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am always ready to present new ways of thinking or concrete guidance should there exist gaps in self-understanding or know-how. My suggestions are never imposed but are presented for you to consider, and I will respect your right of refusal.

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  • Anxiety Management
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Relationships
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Kirk Burke-Hamilton
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We begin by building a therapeutic relationship. We will elevate your concerns and adjust based on your personal needs. I don’t start stress or trauma work until we agree on healthy coping techniques for you to use throughout the treatment.


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We begin by building a therapeutic relationship. We will elevate your concerns and adjust based on your personal needs. I don’t start stress or trauma work until we agree on healthy coping techniques for you to use throughout the treatment.

Something to know about my approach is:

First, we assess the concerns and develop a plan together. Then we get to know each other through a "therapeutic relationship." Followed by methodically working our way through psychoeducation and mixed modalities to address each concern.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
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Dr. Anthony LoPresti
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Get to know your presenting issues, where they come from, how they serve (and don't really serve) you, and find a path forward. We will also understand your feelings and how you can cope with them in the moment.


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Get to know your presenting issues, where they come from, how they serve (and don't really serve) you, and find a path forward. We will also understand your feelings and how you can cope with them in the moment.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am actively committed to helping clients learn more about themselves. I don’t just sit and listen. I talk and ask thought-provoking questions. I offer new perspectives while also offering time to reflect together.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse
  • Adulting
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Identity
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Amanda Rhodes
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In therapy, I use a person-centered, collaborative approach to explore meaningfulness and vitality. And, through courage and compassion, we work ACTively with the barriers and immense challenges that get in the way of living the life you want.


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In therapy, I use a person-centered, collaborative approach to explore meaningfulness and vitality. And, through courage and compassion, we work ACTively with the barriers and immense challenges that get in the way of living the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach mixes ancient eastern mindfulness practices with modern day empirically validated behavioral treatments (ACT, CFT, MBSR). I use humor and playfulness to break the hold our thoughts, feelings, and sensations have over our experience.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • End of Life
  • Grief
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