Grief counseling

Meet our incredible team! We are here to walk beside all individuals who are grieving the death or terminal diagnosis of a family member. Our master-level grief counselors and our social work interns offer free short-term grief support for youth, young adults, adults, and families. They are compassionate professionals with a desire to support and guide you. Please fill out our contact form to talk with one of our team members about next steps.        

Melisa Gesick, MSW, GCCA-C
Ryan Moravetz, MA
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, FT, Clinical Supervisor
Colleen Martin, MSW Intern
Alex Wieber, MSW Intern

Please note that our short-term grief support is not a form of therapy. Our goal is to provide a bridge to HOPE by helping you take intentional steps towards healing. If we determine that our services will not match the scope of your needs, we will refer you to other organizations in your area. Below are some throughout the Twin Cities that offer long-term support, trauma therapy or psychiatric care; please check their websites for information on insurance and scheduling.

Canvas Health

Canvas Health provides stigma-free help for those struggling with mental illness, substance use, crisis, sexual assault, grief, loss, and trauma. Several locations throughout the state of Minnesota.

Family Means

The Center for Grief and Loss is a nonprofit Family Means program that offers specialized therapy for complicated grief, trauma and life transition. The Center staff provides caring support to individuals, couples and families who are experiencing loss or trauma. Located in St. Paul.

Washburn Center for Children

Washburn Center for Children provides trauma-based therapy for children of all ages. Several Twin Cities locations.

Relate Counseling

Relate Counseling Center is a nonprofit community-based mental health center. Relate has been a leading provider of outpatient assessments and counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples and families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis since 1969.

Synergy eTherapy

Synergy eTherapy has a talented grief support team, serving the state of Minnesota, who are committed to helping you find healing so you can feel whole again.

Mindfully Healing

Melissa Spicer and team help individuals and families overcome a variety of life’s challenges, including grief and trauma. Located in Spring Park.

Monarch Counseling Service

Coral Popowitz and team provide compassionate mental health services for all ages including trauma, grief and loss. Located in Willow River.

Recovering u

Designed for family members and loved ones who know a person who has died from addiction-related causes.

becoming together MN

Becoming Together is a community based, therapy practice located in Eden Prairie, MN.

ellie family services

When life has you feeling down, their qualified & compassionate therapists are here to help you feel better.

care counseling

Our clinicians work with you to understand the challenges you face while establishing a positive therapeutic relationship.


PrairieCare provides individuals of all ages the psychiatric care they truly need. They offer a continuum of mental health services in several locations.