Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in Santa Barbara.

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Grief & Loss

Philip Kolba, MA LPCI


Within Driving Distance of Santa Barbara, CA

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of everyone's life. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with you in the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Grief & Loss

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Grief and loss effects all of us to a greater or lesser extent at some point in our lives. I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of the grieving process, and never rush my clients through it. When we grieve our losses we honor them. I often use EMDR to facilitate the grieving, and also use the Kubler-Ross stages of grief to help the client understand what he or she is going through. Clients come out of their grieving process not only with a greater understanding of their loss, but also of themselves.

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Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

22 West Micheltorena St. Ste.A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Grief is natural. It is our human response to change or loss. It can be very painful. How the pain of grief moves through the body, mind, and soul is unique to each person. Sometimes we don't know why we feel empty, hurt, or sad. The process of gently exploring and sharing in a supportive environment helps us to really feel the feelings so they can pass through. We can then slowly begin to move forward again.

Grief & Loss

Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

22 W. Micheltorena St. Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Everyone experiences losses in their life. Loss is a part of life. From the loss of someone close to us, a family member, or even a pet, all of us are susceptible to feelings of deep overwhelming depression and grief around losing those people and relationships that are important to us. Finding the motivation to move forward, and the will to live your life again in a new way can be difficult challenge on your own. I've helped many people work through depression and grief and I am happy to help you if that's issue for you. If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, I have over 18 years of clinical experience successfully helping people get back on their feet and enjoy life again.

Grief & Loss

Alissa Gregory, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The process of grief can feel like a roller coaster and many people judge themselves about how they "should" or "shouldn't" be feeling on this bumpy ride; they want to know what is "normal" and if they are grieving in the "right" way. Take heart, there aren't any rights or wrongs here, together we can help you understand what you might expect as part of the process of grief and also give you tools to move through this process. Loss permeates our lives in many forms, loss of innocence, loss of dreams, loss of relationship, loss of work, loss of life -- it is unavoidable and well worth our time and investment to learn ways of living with it and through it with compassion and grace.

Grief & Loss

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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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Grief Counseling in Santa Barbara.

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