Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Location: 680 Telegraph Cyn Rd, Chula Vista

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.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location of Therapist: Chula Vista, 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.

Samuel Newman, M.A., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2214 5th Avenue, San Diego

People grieve loss in similar, yet individual ways. Samuel Newman, MFT, can effectively assist clients in identifying and resolving the stages of grieving as they uniquely occur for each individual. Through this process, the client will become aware of the benefits of identifying, understanding, and releasing grief-related thoughts and emotions . People behave in a variety of ways in response to grief and loss. By understanding and exploring the issues associated with grief, indivduals can then choose behaviors which are healthier and more adaptive. This can benefit not only the well being of the individual, but of the entire family and other social sytems.

Dr. Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location: , San Diego

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2121 5th Avenue, Suite 211, San Diego

I have extensive specialized training with treating clients suffering with grief and loss. No matter what the loss is; death of loved one, divorce, relationship, job, etc., I can help! There are several stages of grief that I assist each client in working through. The stages are painful to work through, so I am there to provide guidance, compassion and support each step of the way.

Archana Jajodia, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 3821 Front Street, San Diego

Grief is often complicated and mixed with a lot of emotions – sadness, depression, emptiness, anger, guilt, anxiety, regret, and spiritual doubt. Our ‘quick fix’ culture makes matters worse. When grief goes on for a while, we get the message that we are not normal. I use present centered, emotion focused, acceptance based approaches to help clients dealing with grief and loss. My clients are able to see grieving as a unique process. A compassionate, patient, and accepting stance from me helps them extend these qualities to themselves. I help my clients open up more to their emotions, to new meanings, to rediscovering a sense of purpose, and to reconnect with others.

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

Licensed Psychotherapist / Counselor

Location: 3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210, San Diego

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.

Lori Underwood, MA

Couple and Family Therapist Intern (IMF 68950)

Location: 2835 Camino del Rio S., Suite 120, San Diego

Unfortunately, loss is a part of life. Personal loss can take many forms including (but not limited to) the death of a loved one; loss of a job, career, or income; divorce; and for some, even issues around infertility. While we all likely will experience stages of grief (denial; anger; bargaining; depression; and acceptance) people can go through these five stages in varying order (or not at all). The focus of therapy will be to help you find a renewed sense of hope; place the proper priority on caring for yourself; managing your available energy and emotions; and planning ahead for those situations (which when left unmanaged) can re-trigger feelings of being overwhelmed.

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego

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.

Scott Wood, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Location Near Therapist: Imperial Beach, 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.


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Grief Counseling Imperial Beach CA.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Imperial Beach CA grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Imperial Beach, CA trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Imperial Beach, CA does not mean that all of the pain, memories or significance of a loved one are resolved, but that one is able to accept what has happened, and that those experiences and memories are an important part of life, but not all consuming. When you see a Imperial Beach CA trauma therapist or Imperial Beach CA grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Imperial Beach CA can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Imperial Beach CA grief therapy and counseling in California can help one move through the shock, trauma, and acute suffering, so that you are not destroyed by what has happened. Most likely, there are still loved ones in your life who need you, and if you are grieving, you may utterly lack any emotional energy at all to deal with them. Imperial Beach CA grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Imperial Beach CA with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A California grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength, to cope, and move through the trauma. Imperial Beach grief counseling can be an important tool to help you through this difficult time. And while nothing anyone can say can completely heal the pain, you can still find strength to cope and to find hope in the darkness. Therapy is a very important part of moving through grief. Please contact a Imperial Beach, CA grief therapist below today.