Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in San Diego.

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Grief & Loss

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego, CA 92116

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.

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Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

9330 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92129

People tend to associate grief and loss with death and dying, however symptoms of loss are associated with any major life change. Examples of life changes include: Marriage Divorce Birth of First Child Career change Moving Mid-life Identity issues Empty-nesting Retiring These are just a few examples of life changes that are associate with feelings of loss. Grief and loss is a normal human experience and I teach concrete skills and tools to navigate through these life changes.

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Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2121 5th Avenue, Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92101

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.

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Joanne Wendt, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA

The loss of a loved one can be the most painful experience in life and finding a way to cope with that heartache may seem insurmountable. Dr. Wendt, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, has helped many individuals work through their journey from deep sorrow to peaceful acceptance while keeping their loved one close to them in healthy, comforting ways.

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Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2333 Camino del Rio S., Ste 250, San Diego, 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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Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Psychologist Assistant

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA

Everyone at one time or another experiences loss and goes through the grief process. What helps a person through this is to cognitively process the event. An excellent way to do this is through the EMDR technique. I have received training through the EMDR institute (Emdria) and can assist individuals through times of loss and help them through the grief process. EMDR is one of the most effective methods to help process the loss, allow the person to experience the wave of emotions and bring the feeling and belief of resolve and completion which will help the person move forward.

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Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA

Throughout our lives we all experience grief and loss. It is inevitable and yet it feels so overwhelming and lonely. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a pet, career, relationship or a life transition, I can help you. As a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I have successfully treated many people for grief and loss. I can help you learn to cope with your situation in a warm, caring and supportive way. Let's work through this together.

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

Licensed Psychotherapist / Counselor

3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92103

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.

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Heather Bone, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Counselor

5752 Oberlin Dr. #225, San Diego, CA 92121

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.

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David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92108

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.

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Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130

Grief and loss is a painful and individual experience. Individuals express and experience bereavement in their own unique way. Grief work is beneficial to individuals dealing with bereavement because it provides one with the opportunity to process the loss, release painful emotions, develop constructive coping mechanisms and reinvest one's emotional energy in the present. Grief work also allows one to develop a new connection to the loss and provides one with a unique opportunity for personal growth.

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Jonathan Steele, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

2121 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Grief and loss can be one of the greatest unexpected obstacles in life. They can range from the death of a loved one to the loss of a job or close relationship. I see grief as a part of your journey towards healing that changes who you are. Those changes take time and include acceptance, working through pain, adjusting to your new environment, and reinvesting in the future. I see hope, courage and grace as key components in this journey and I am here to walk alongside.

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Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92131

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.

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Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4025 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108

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.

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Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4080 Centre Street, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92103

Grief is something that can be difficult to explain or understand if it has not been felt. After the loss of my daughter Riley, I went through a time of grief and loss unlike anything I had experienced before. As your therapist, you can be assured that I am not only extensively trained in grief counseling methods - but that I also intimately know what it feels like. I have the heart knowledge as well as the book knowledge allowing me to better address your concerns and thoughts than someone who has not experienced painful loss.

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Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

2121 5th Ave. Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92101

Grief can be tricky. It comes and goes at unexpected times and for unpredictable reasons. It can help to have someone to talk to who understands what you're going through. And grief doesn't occur just when someone dies — you may be grieving the loss of a job, a friendship, or a pet. Grief takes time to heal, yet healing and hope are possible. My experience volunteering as a hospice counselor gives me special insight into the grieving heart.

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Diego, CA 92101

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 or 877-606-6161.

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Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

845 Fort Stockton drive, San Diego, CA 92103

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 San Diego.

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 San Diego, CA and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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.