Grief Counseling Scottsdale AZ

Grief counseling helps people deal with the loss of a loved one or bereavement. Counseling helps people through what is commonly known as the five stages of grief. These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and ultimately acceptance of the loss. See below to learn more and to gain access to qualified grief counselors in Scottsdale, AZ who provide grief counseling.

Ms. Heidi Sonntag
Heidi Sonntag, LCSW
(480) 236-1432
9929 No. 95th Street, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, St
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Michelle Wolfgram
(602) 769-1170
5040 E Shea Blvd Suite 268
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Ms. Anna Valenti-Anderson
SANE Resources
(623) 695-0064
2400 E. Arizona Biltmore Circle Bldg 4, Ste 2430
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S
Licensed in Arizona
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Dixie Ciccarelli
Dixie Ciccarelli, LLC
(602) 397-8280
1130 E. Missouri Ave Suite 550
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: MACE, MAPC, LPC, ATR
Licensed in Arizona
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Runaways, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Pamela Solem-Weser
(480) 529-5934
Scottsdale, AZ
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Bobette S Siegel, MSW,, LCSW
(480) 948-6222
15849 N. 71st Street Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions, Perso
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Donna Hodax
Donna A Hodax PC
(602) 448-8832
5070 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arkansas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Daubenbis
(602) 550-8101
2942 N. 24th Street Suite 114
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Arizona
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Mult
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Rachel Beth Thomas
(520) 955-5275
Therapy With Heart, PLLC9832 N. Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Infertility, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: USD
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Susan Charney
(480) 467-0223
Scottsdale Paradise Valley Phoenix Fountain Hills
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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What Is Grief?

Topics - Grief and Loss
Written by Derek Wood   

Grief, according to Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross follows fivesteps: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression , and acceptance. We do not go through these steps sequentially, or one at a time. We may move forward, then step back into a previous phase.

In the denial and isolation phase, the person suffering grief usually talks about the future, avoids family and friends, and avoids talking about the incident. People in this stage can best be helped through nonjudgemental acceptance of their behavior, not taking their actions personally, and listening when they wish to talk.

In the anger phase, the person suffering from grief becomes angry that this occurred. They may question why this happened to them, they may begin to question their religious beliefs, and may become angry with family, friends, and those attempting tosupport them. The best support that can be given to people in this situation requires remembering that anger is not directed at a person but at the situation, remembering how you would feel in the situation, understanding that this is a natural progression in the process of change and healing, and not allowing the person to alienate you.

In the bargaining stage of grief, the person will attempt to make a promise, or bargain with god to change their lives if they or another person is allowed to live. The main support that can be given is to listen to the person, as what they are bargaining may be a long held guilt or fear that they would like to rid themselves of.

The depression phase of grief occurs when the realization comes that the person really has died, or will die. While "cheering up" a person may help somewhat, allowing them toexpress themselves and their feelings through just being there and listening may be the most beneficial actions that can be taken. They can draw support merely from your presence.

Finally, in the acceptance phase of grief, the person turns more introspective, and comes at last to grips with the death.

Sudden death raises additional issues for the bereaved person. They are more shocked and confused initially. They are notprepared for the death. There was no foreseeable reason for the death. They may be faced with the involvement of more organizations such as the police, coroner, and media....

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