Grief Therapy

Whether you're struggling with the loss of a family member, friend, or pet, grief therapy can help you find healing and meaning in the aftermath of loss.

What are the Stages of Grief?

The stages of grief are a well-known model for understanding the emotional and psychological experiences that people may go through after losing a loved one. The most commonly recognized model of the stages of grief is the Kubler-Ross model, which includes five steps:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

These stages are not necessarily linear or experienced in a specific order. Some people may move through these stages quickly, while others may linger in one step for extended periods. Grief is a highly individualized experience, so not everyone will necessarily experience each stage. However, they can serve as a framework for understanding the complex emotional journey of mourning.

Types of Grief Counseling

General grief counseling helps people of all ages during their experience of normal emotional reactions after losing someone. It can help you find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of loss and identify healthy ways to honor and remember loved ones.

However, you may benefit from other forms of therapy if your grief is overwhelming or you find it difficult to cope. Below are affiliated options available to you.


Bereavement counseling is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals cope with grief and loss's emotional, psychological, and practical challenges (such as funeral planning).


Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT) is a specialized therapy that focuses on the prolonged and intense symptoms of complicated grief after losing a loved one.


This form of therapy helps address behavioral and physical problems that people face in the aftermath of loss, especially when they cannot separate emotionally from the person who passed away.


Traumatic grief therapy focuses on helping those experiencing intense grief reactions after a traumatic loss, such as sudden or violent death or one personally witnessed.

What We Treat

If you are struggling with your mental health, substance abuse, or both, we are here to help you regain control over your life. Our inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs are designed to treat a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and co-occurring disorders in a comfortable setting.

Mental Health

We diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, including trauma effects, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and codependency.


Substance use disorders we treat include addiction to alcohol, opiates, fentanyl and prescription opioids, methamphetamine and other stimulants, benzodiazepines, cannabis, and other psychoactive substances.

Other Behavioral Health Concerns

A mental health crisis can be layered and confusing. If you don’t see your disorder listed—or don’t know exactly why you are struggling—reach out to us to see how we can help. We treat each client at Sequoia on a personal level, and we’re ready to help you overcome whatever you may be facing.

Ready to Start Your Healing Journey?

Our experienced, compassionate team is here for you. Reach out to us today by calling us or scheduling a conversation at a time that works for you. All information will be kept private and confidential.

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