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Grief Therapists


A grief therapist, or bereavement counselor, offers therapy for those who are mourning the death of a family member or a loved one. Therapists help survivors work through their sadness and possible feelings of anger or guilt and help them recover from their loss. Counselors may be brought into communities or facilities to help individuals after a national disaster, act of violence, or an accident. Grief therapists may be self-employed as independent counselors or work for hospitals, funeral homes, schools, hospice organizations, nursing homes, or government or private agencies. The Association for Death Education and Counseling has nearly 2,000 members. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree




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Career Ladder
Self Employed, or College Department Head, or Health Care Executive

Experienced Grief Therapist

Entry-Level Grief Therapist

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