Our Purpose

Sarasota Grief Counseling provides experienced bereavement care to people who are grieving a loss and to anyone in need of counseling services.

Most people find themselves needing help with tough emotions at some point in their lives, especially surrounding the loss of a loved one. We offer the full range of professional counseling services for individuals, couples, children, families, and groups in methods that include Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Couples Therapy, and Art Therapy, among others.

Our Practices

Sarasota Grief Counseling offers the full range of professional counseling services across many therapeutic styles, a broad-based referral network for adjunctive care, and flexibility in counseling format including phone and Zoom sessions. Together we can design an approach that best suits your treatment needs.



Book an appointment today to begin your journey to healing.

About Karen

Karen L. Hildreth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the Executive Director of Sarasota Grief Counseling.

Specializing in grief, loss, and trauma therapy for individuals and their families, Karen practices from a psychodynamic orientation. She intentionally incorporates the tools of other disciplines to promote change in her clients by helping them develop greater awareness and make more self-actualized choices in their lives. She holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Florida State University. Karen is also a State of Florida Quality-Assured Counselor Supervisor and is dedicated to helping counseling interns define their individual professional identities and gain the experience needed to thrive as Licensed Mental Health Counselors.


Karen was the final piece in the puzzle to put me back together!

Her kind, caring and deep understanding of what I was experiencing and her constant encouragement allowed me to heal! To this day, both my husband and I are so grateful to her and appreciate both her knowledge and her skill in treating me which led to my success.


Karen Hildreth’s compassion, wisdom, and scope of knowledge regarding grief and loss is amazing.

Karen, I appreciate your generosity of time and interest in helping me understand the spectrum of bereavement and its complications more completely. Thank You!