Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in El Cajon CA.


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Grief & Loss

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

Losing someone you love is one of the biggest challenges in life, especially if it was unexpected. There can be trauma associated with the loss that can be disturbing. My approach to grief and loss is to allow expression of all the feelings involved in losing a loved one. It can be a confusing time with a mixture of shock, sadness, anger, fear, and hopelessness. Finding ways to express unresolved feelings through talking and letter writing can be helpful. What I also offer that is unique are mind/body therapies such as EMDR that help process and release distressing or stuck feelings. You can feel more at peace and accepting with the help of these techniques.

Grief & Loss

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

Sooner or later you will lose someone you love or something that is important to you. It happens to all of us and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and lose perspective in such times. There is a process that guides you through grief and brings you to the other side whole. I offer to guide you through the process at your pace and in your way so you will have your time to grieve with comfort and perspective and emerge stronger having endured the experience.

Grief & Loss

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

There are many forms of loss that can significantly impact a person's life (i.e. losing a job, friendship, home, death of a loved one, giving up a destructive habit or addiction). The pain that accompanies grief and loss can be so overwhelming that it takes all of our will power just to get through the day. Depending on the nature of the loss, it can feel like purpose and passion for living are missing. I assist clients in a 3 step process which involves acceptance of the loss, finding meaning to the pain they are experiencing, and developing goals to help the client continue productively on their life journey.

Grief & Loss

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

When you suffer the loss of a loved one, you certainly will experience great sorrow. But it is also possible that you may experience symptoms similar to clinical depression. It is normal for these symptoms to last for days. But if they continue at a significant level for a week or more, you may need extra support. Grief counseling can be of benefit. I will help you move through the grief process in a constructive and purposeful way. We will engage you in specific interventions that honor your loss, and help you find the meaning in the painful reality you experience. Taking time for purposeful grieving, you learn to re-engage in your normal life, minimizing the risk of clinical depression.

Grief & Loss

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

Grief is a very real and painful experience with many dimensions, and it has no time limit. Well-meaning loved ones may not understand the extent of your grief and pain. Mourning is a process that is unique and personal. Not everyone grieves in the same way nor does everyone require the same amount of time to work through their grief. Grief can be complicated by the length of the relationship with the person who died, the nature of that relationship, any traumatic components to the loss, multiple losses, and the strength of your remaining support system. If your grief feels overwhelming or your depression lasting, contact me for the support you need to heal and find your way forward.

Grief & Loss

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

People experience many different kinds of grief and loss, from the death of a friend or family member (including pets) to loosing a job or one's health. Therapy for grief and loss can help you through a very difficult and painful transition. Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and allowing yourself to spend time grieving instead of pushing down the feelings and emotions that ought to be expressed can help you to manage through this time in the best way possible. I provide a safe and caring place and a supportive therapeutic relationship as you work through your experience and manage the wide range of emotions you may feel.

Grief & Loss

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

Grief and loss are a part of life and how we deal with it are our feelings around it is very important for internal relief. I help clients undue unwilled and unwanted unbearable aloneness. This can come from many different areas in our lives such as past or present trauma, loss of a relationship, death of a loved one, etc.. Helping clients move through the grief and loss process with support and care is a priority to me.

Grief & Loss

Heather Bone, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

I provide a safe place to grieve the loss of your loved one and can help you move through the stages of grief, finding peace and acceptance while honoring the love you shared. I would be grateful to assist you in processing your feelings and helping you find rituals that will honor and help you say goodbye. I am able to guide individuals, couples and families through this process.

Grief & Loss

Melonie Gale, MA, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC(WA), NCC

Licensed Psychotherapist / Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

Melonie Gale, a Licensed Psychotherapist in San Diego, provides a safe, supportive counseling environment for clients to share and process feelings surrounding grief and loss issues. Melonie has been working with clients for over twenty years. Once you understand the stages of grief and how having a supportive nonjudgmental witness to discuss and process your feelings, you will have a new understanding about how to move through this difficult time and begin to have new hope for your future.

Grief & Loss

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Cajon, CA

Your unresolved grief, whether from a death, divorce, or the many other types of loss is individual and unique. For over 20 years, I have been assisting survivors recover. Grief is a natural part of life; however, if your sadness, insomnia, anxiety, fears, avoidance and perhaps anger are overwhelming, my experience, understanding and specialty in treating anxiety disorders with cognitive behavioral and compassion-focused counseling will help you gain specific strategies to manage your painful symptoms and come out the other side. To move forward in your recovery, call me at 619-542-0536


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Grief Counseling in El Cajon CA.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of grief counseling are to help the individual move through the pain, find acceptance in the present, and redefine a future that still has hope and meaning. Contact a bereavement therapist in El Cajon, CA and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in El Cajon, CA means finding a way to move through the pain and work through it to find hope and meaning in life again.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, consider grief counseling in El Cajon CA and speak with a licensed therapist. A California grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength and tools to make it through the grieving process, and help redefine a new future that still has joy and happiness.