Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in Valley Village CA.


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Grief & Loss

Jeannette York, MFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

When we lose someone we love, the emotional and physical pain is difficult to explain. Studies show that grief and loss for many people are represented by real pain often in the area of the heart. This is where the term a "broken heart" originates. In many other countries when a person loses a loved one, they take several weeks away from work to process and handle the intense emotions from their loss. In the U.S. we are generally "allowed" 3 working days to "get over it!". Pain from the loss of a loved one takes time to heal. If you are mourning and need to talk with someone who understands and can help, please call to make an appt. Jeannette York, 818.200.9513 4405 Riverside Burbank,$150.

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Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

I am very mindful of the pain that clients are experiencing when they have lost a loved one, or are experiencing grief over upcoming loss of a person or of a dream that they have had for their life. The loss of a relationship produces feelings of grief that can be difficult to manage and work through. I help patients focus on the feelings that surround "grief": anger, denial, depression, guilt that they may be burdened by, etc. I help them develop new coping skills so they can move toward acceptance of the loss at the same time as they rebuild hope for themselves in this new reality without the person or relationship they have lost. Together with the client we redefine a hopeful future.

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Tom Danis, LPCC, M.ED

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

When we lose we anything we love, whether it be a person, a thing, a life situation or something we relied on, two things need to happen in therapy. First, we need a place to express the sadness of what we have lost. I give clients the safety, support, and guidance to the feel powerful emotions that come with any significant loss in life. Secondly, everything significant to us has a “dream” attached to it. A vision of what it means to us in the present and a view of what it will mean to us in the future. When we lose that thing, we lose the dream. Grief work is about grieving the actual loss and also dealing with the dream that went along with it. I know how to help clients with both of t....

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Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing someone significant in your life can turn your world upside down. Sometimes we need a space to pause, reflect, regroup, and express the often-conflicting thoughts and feelings that have become overwhelming. In order to make sense of loss and move forward, we must "grieve well" by honoring our own very real and difficult feelings, as well as who or what we have lost. I will join you as you process your experience and assist in integrating the past, present and future during this very difficult time.

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Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone's story of grief and loss is unique. There is no such thing as the right way to grieve or the appropriate amount of time to grieve. Most everything people tend to say about grieving and loss is addressing their own discomfort. Grieving does not have to be only about enduring and getting through the pain of loss, it can actually bring forth new meanings, a deeper sense of self and greater connections.

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Anita Langer, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

At some point in our lives, most of us will experience grief following the loss of a loved one. While everyone experiences grief in their own unique way, grief is a major stressor that can often be a very isolating experience. Western culture tends to deal with grief on a timetable that doesn't allow most individuals adequate time to process their loss. I assist clients by helping find ways to regain a sense of control over their lives as well as adapting to life without their loved one. Working out what you need to do to help yourself during this time is important - I can help.

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Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing someone significant in your life can turn your world upside down. Sometimes we need a space to pause, reflect, regroup, and express the often-conflicting thoughts and feelings that have become overwhelming. In order to make sense of loss and move forward, we must "grieve well" by honoring our own very real and difficult feelings, as well as who or what we have lost. I will join you as you process your experience and assist in integrating the past, present and future during this very difficult time.

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Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Dr. Eris Huemer is has created a seven step system to heal your heart after the loss of someone you love. Dr. Eris gives you hope and growth in the face of death and loss. She will help you construct possibilities rather than limitations, and provides hope and comfort in a time of despair. Once you go through the grief process, you will expand your ability to a life trasformative experience.

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Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief can hit you like a ton of bricks or creep up on you day by day. Its course is unpredictable and its pace needs to be honored. Most of all clients who have experienced grief and loss come to counseling needing a safe, accepting space in which they can express all of their feelings. They need to know that their counselor can handle the full range of those feelings--despair, anger, terror, gratitude, love--whatever is coming up on any given day. They need not to be pushed but to be honored as they move through life's greatest challenge.

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Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief & Loss is a part of every human beings' life. Grief & Loss Therapy is an intrinsic part of moving forward. The benefits of Grief & Loss Therapy is that it allows people to plunge forward in their lives. Tragedy is a part of human existence, but how and what we do with it, determines who we are. I work with people to process & metabolize grief, to leave what they don't want behind, and to keep with them that which benefits, nourishes, and enhances their life!

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Morella Hammer, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing a love one is difficult. You begin to experience confusing, anger, anxiety and depression. In therapy you will have a space that is safe to explore different feelings. In therapy you will also learn about the stages of grief and will brainstorm coping strategies that will support your healing process. You do not have to go through this journey on your own. Call know to get support.

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Robert Ogner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

I helped a man whose losses piled up on the shores of his soul. His wife of their youth: cancer. Ten years later, their treasure of a son in an accident. 25 years further: his second wife’s complex betrayal and leaving of him. He and I and you do not know what to do with our pain of loss. We turn against it unless someone helps us make a place for it in our hearts. We hate ourselves for our pain and strengthen to subdue our anguish. We close our hearts further as pain builds upon pain. Now fear is added: Where are we? We have to learn to trust our pain, to make a loving place for it in our heart, to find ourselves again. But this seems so impossible. I would like to help.

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Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Although loss is an inevitable part of life, it can be debilitating. I provide a safe environment where you can process your painful feelings so that you can find satisfaction and pleasure in your life again. Many people can feel paralyzed after the loss of a loved one. Often times this paralysis is a conscious or unconscious attempt to hold on to the one that was lost. Moving forward can feel unbearable, like you are losing your loved one all over again. I can help you move forward and still feel a deep connection to your loved one so that you can go on to live a life that feels fulfilling and worth living.

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Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Although loss is an inevitable part of life, it can be debilitating. I provide a safe environment where you can process your painful feelings so that you can find satisfaction and pleasure in your life again. Many people can feel paralyzed after the loss of a loved one. Often times this paralysis is a conscious or unconscious attempt to hold on to the one that was lost. Moving forward can feel unbearable, like you are losing your loved one all over again. I can help you move forward and still feel a deep connection to your loved one so that you can go on to live a life that feels fulfilling and worth living.

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Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grieving and losing loved ones can be such a difficult time. Everyone grieves differently, and you partner may even pull away. Sometimes your friends don't know what to say, so they don't call or come around. This can leave you feeling alone, sad, angry, and depressed. You need someone to talk to and support you during this difficult. The worst thing you can do is stuff those feelings down. They will find their way to surface one way or another. Hopefully, with caring, supportive counseling, you can express yourself and get through this difficult time.

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Steven Shaps, M.A. MFT

Steven Shaps Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Often loss means the end of relationships we have come to value more then anything else, whether it is a loved one, health, transitions from our carriers, or even loss of a pet. That loss can leave a space or emptiness, followed by disbelief, anger, resentment, or a feeling depression. Grieving that loss, is about self care, compassion, self love, giving thanks and of course, giving ourselves the freedom to dance with the many feelings, thoughts, memories and expressions that find themselves coming through us. There is no way to predict how long this process takes, for each of us is unique in the ways we communicate. A safe environment to share yourself is offered here.

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Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Loss and grief are an inevitable part of life. The loss of a loved one, friend, job or life-stye may result in painful experience. Talking through the feelings of shock, disbelief, sadness, anger, and guilt can be a tremendous help at these times. It can hasten your progress toward acceptance of the loss and the new world of possibility that awaits you. An experienced therapist of 32 years, I have guided many people through this journey and have seen the wonderful benefits of a safe, caring and encouraging relationship during times like these.

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Roni(t) Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Clinical Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Org. Psych.

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and loss can be overwhelming, confusing and debilitating. There are often overpowering feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety, guilt and anger. If you experience the loss of a loved one or the loss of your marriage (going through divorce), i am here to help. I will work with you through your feelings, whatever they may be, to provide a sense of clarity and self-connection in the journey of grief.

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Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and Loss is profound and a natural part of the life cycle. Losses occur everyday from a simple disappointment ( lunch cancelled) which is easily recoverable to a more significant and impactful loss ( a job,relationship,health or finances). I believe clients benefit from having their grief and loss witnessed by another and by having a place to process the experience and it's meaning to them. The benefit of therapy is to allow the individual to unfold and assimilate the loss which may never be "gotten over".

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Joy Davidson, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

When we talk about grief, most people first think of death: mourning a loved one who has passed on. But a deep sense of loss and grief can be triggered by other life events where "death" is more metaphorical than actual. Clearly, the loss of any meaningful relationship through separation, divorce, or betrayal fits into that category. As does the loss of a position in life you held dear, or a role you relied on in defining yourself. Even the completion of a demanding creative project can leave you feeling empty or despairing. In any of these situations (and so many others) I can help you come to terms with a loss, respect it, gain meaning from it, and, eventually, move beyond it.

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Andre Estephan, Ed.D, LMFT, CSAT-C

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We all experience losses in life and I know from personal experience that working through the ensuing pain and hurt is never easy. I understand the grieving process and the host of emotions it involves, from numbness and disbelief to anger, guilt, loneliness, and sorrow, which can be at times overwhelming to you. Through counseling, I can help you process your feelings and move through the stages of grief to regain your strength and recover your vitality. In a warm and caring way, I will walk with you on a healing path which leads to a sense of joy and new meaning in life that both honors the memory of what is lost and allows you to continue to invest in your life and relationships.

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Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and loss are very much part of our life. As much as it's painful to experience loss, it is through suffering we may gain a greater sense of gratitude for our own existence. In a safe and supportive environment, I am fully dedicated to facilitating this process of uncovering the dichotomy of life through which we can together achieve a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life.

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

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.

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Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

My years of experience as a psychologist has confirmed that there is no particular timetable for overcoming grief whether from a death of relative, partner, friend, pet or the more symbolic losses of empty nest, end of career, decisions not to have children or marry. I provide a safe environment for patients to explore the many feelings associated with grieving on their own terms and timetable.

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Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief following a loss is not only normal, but part of the healing process. Sometimes however, a subset of people experiencing normal grief find themselves drifting into a clinical depression. Dr. Levine offers supportive therapy for those experiencing normal grief and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for that subset of grieving people who grief has gotten out of control and morphed into a more severe emotional state of despair and hopelessness. Dr. Levine has over 20+ years of experience both professional and personal dealing with the grieving process. He is here to help you.

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Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief & Loss is a part of every human beings' life. Grief & Loss Therapy is an intrinsic part of moving forward. The benefits of Grief & Loss Therapy is that it allows people to plunge forward in their lives. Tragedy is a part of human existence, but how and what we do with it, determines who we are. I work with people to process & metabolize grief, to leave what they don't want behind, and to keep with them that which benefits, nourishes, and enhances their life!

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Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing someone can be hard, and you might need a place to go where you can talk freely about what you think and feel. You might think that you should be "further along" in the process than where you are. No two people grieve alike, and it's going to take you as long as it takes, and not one moment less . I help people to accept and go through their grief process, and I see grief as a testament to the love and caring that you had for the person you've lost. However, we don't just grieve for people who have died. We grieve for lost opportunities, beloved pets we've lost, and relationships that are over.

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Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Sometimes loss is unbearable. If you are suffering from a depression brought on by the death of a loved one or the loss of something else immensely important to you, I can help. Maybe you've lost hope, as if there is no reason to get out of bed anymore. Psychotherapy with a caring therapist can help tremendously. Psychotherapy can help you move the stages of grief at a pace that is comfortable for you.

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Claire Hapke, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult thing we go through. This is a universal experience that can be addressed in therapy. Therapy can help clients address unresolved issues with their lost loved one, express their confusing and complex feelings, and to make sense or find meaning in this experience. Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things to face and therapy can support you in this process.

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Charles Rosasco, MFT, CIRT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

If you are struggling with great loss the first thing to do is break isolation. Loss of a loved one, a career, a home, health, a pet-- any of these can trigger great emotional stress. Being alone increases the stress dramatically. Feeling understood with compassion and safety can bring you a long way back into a place of well being. It can also be important to create ritual space in your life to deal with a loss. Letter writing, art therapy, group support- these are just some of the rituals we can work on to help you in your time of grief.

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Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

In compassionate surroundings, explore how you can heal in the grief process and honor those you love as an ongoing part of your story. I offer support during many different kinds of loss, knowing each person’s experience is singular and different. Individuals, couples and families go through transitions, loss and change. I can nurture connection and remembrance, listening deeply to what matters most.

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Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone experiences loss at some point in their lives. Grieving is a natural response to loss. Sometimes, though, a person's ability to grieve is thwarted by life stressors, resulting in feelings of guilt, confusion and depression. There is no right way to grieve, but it is important not to avoid it so you can begin your healing. If you have lost a significant other: a partner, parent, friend or pet, therapy is an safe place and an effective way to begin or continue your grieving process.

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Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief can be an overwhelming process that takes time and support to work through. I offer a safe place where you have permission to grieve the loss and permission to take the steps to continue with your own life. Grief counseling also teaches coping skills to help you get through the most difficult days of the grieving process. How to honor your loved one and how to move through anniversary dates and learn to live again.

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Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone's story of grief and loss is unique. There is no such thing as the right way to grieve or the appropriate amount of time to grieve. Most everything people tend to say about grieving and loss is addressing their own discomfort. Grieving does not have to be only about enduring and getting through the pain of loss, it can actually bring forth new meanings, a deeper sense of self and greater connections.

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Dana Julian, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Feelings of grief and loss encompass so much more than death. We feel grief over a lost job, a divorce, a loss of a friendship, or a severe change in a relationship. There are so many ways to feel grief and loss. Honestly, we may never get over a loss, yet we can learn to manage it. Starting in July 2016 I will be offering a 10 week grief and loss process therapy group. Grief is one experience that is pretty universal. Come and be part of a inviting group of people engaging and sharing their loves and losses.

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Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Loss and grief are natural occurrences in life. However, they can be major intrusions in the quality of our life if we are too caught up in them. They can also interfere if we are so defended against them that they limit our ability to function or impair our daily interactions with others. Sometimes, what we have lost is not a person but a job or a situation in our life that has had great meaning for us, like our self-image. That can feel devastating. Just like losing a person, these events must be grieved if we are to be able to move on. Grieving doesn’t mean forgetting or being weak. It’s a sign of love and strength. Together, we can work through the grief so you can move on.

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Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We all encounter loss. It's and inescapable part of life. Painful as it can be, how we deal with grief and loss determines how we either thrive or live our lives always feeling the loss that once was. The inability to work through grief or loss keeps us from living fully in the moment. The ability to let go of the things we've lost is crucial to moving on. People who grieve well live well. Those who don't, don't. Feel free to call my office for a free 15 minute telephone consultation at 800-474-1445.

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Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We all will inevitably experience loss- i.e., the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship, possibly significant life transitions. Grief and loss work focuses on developing effective and healthy coping mechanisms while moving through often challenging emotional states. Often individuals utilize maladaptive coping strategies, such as substances, alcohol and/or food to help minimize painful feelings. My philosophy is that while there are identifiable stages of grief and loss, they are not experienced sequentially. Navigating often confusing and competing emotions is necessary to ultimately heal.

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Kristin Allen, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Have you had someone close to you die recently? Death of a loved one can be so painful to go through and although friends and family may be there initially, one is often left feeling alone. It may feel like you will never be the same... like a piece of you died with your loved one. Feelings such as anger, sadness, and guilt may arise leaving you confused. I will work with you to help guide you through the grieving process and process so many of the feelings you may be experiencing that are too overwhelming to deal with alone. Life may not be the same, but healing is possible.

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Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and Loss is profound and a natural part of the life cycle. Losses occur everyday from a simple disappointment ( lunch cancelled) which is easily recoverable to a more significant and impactful loss ( a job,relationship,health or finances). I believe clients benefit from having their grief and loss witnessed by another and by having a place to process the experience and it's meaning to them. The benefit of therapy is to allow the individual to unfold and assimilate the loss which may never be "gotten over".

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Sheri Rose-McCashin, M.S., LMFT,

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 28036)

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and Loss is profound and a natural part of the life cycle. Losses occur everyday from a simple disappointment ( lunch cancelled) which is easily recoverable to a more significant and impactful loss ( a job,relationship,health or finances). I believe clients benefit from having their grief and loss witnessed by another and by having a place to process the experience and it's meaning to them. The benefit of therapy is to allow the individual to unfold and assimilate the loss which may never be "gotten over".

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Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and Loss are some of the most real and difficult emotions and feelings to deal with and to cope and live with. Loss of a beloved family relationship, dear friend, mentor, as well as a beloved pet can cause a shock and vast loss that is seemingly impossible to overcome. Grief and loss therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my decades of counseling. Grief and loss therapy is not a band aid to the pain. It is a process for working to create closure and a continued internal relationship which can still sustain life after loss. When relationships are important, grief and loss are a process of dealing with the depths of love and attachment which are key to being human.

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Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Among the benefits of grief counseling are: normalizing (grief feels strange but it is universal); making meaning (coming to terms with our mortality); and the opportunity to express feelings, safely and in full, about the person who has died. When a client suffers a loss during or prior to treatment, I communicate the message that each of us is entitled to a grief process of our own, with its own tempo, mood, and meaning, all of which fluctuate, often in complex ways. The support of an empathic person can help you walk the painful path that grief puts before you, a path which leads out of grief and back to life.

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Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and loss are a part of the human experience. We all go through it at times in our lives. It can be the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a pet, divorce, separation, etc. When the feelings of grief and loss become so great that we feel we need help to cope, sometimes psychotherapy is the answer. As your therapist, I will provide a trusting and secure environment allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings around the loss or losses you have experienced. I will help you build support for yourself and teach coping skills to help you get through this very difficult time. I believe that when grief and loss are dealt with in a healthy way, the outcome is strength and courage.

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Ida Vandaei, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone experiences loss in their own way. A loss can cause feelings of grief, which are associated with feelings of sadness, guilt, regret, anger, hopelessness or a sense of feeling lost. Our treatment will be tailored to meet your specific needs and your stage of grief. We will work on accepting the loss, working through the pain of the grief, and adjusting to the changes.

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Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

At some point, everyone experiences the grief and loss of something or someone valuable in life. The key is knowing how to grieve one's loss. Most people don't know how to grieve and our culture does not allow for it. Entering therapy after a loss of a job, relationship, or a loved one can help heal the wounds and help the individual move on with life.

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Corey Hooper, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing a loved one, a friend, a job, a home, a dream, or financial security is something we are never prepared for and never get used to. Although we have all at some time experienced grief and loss of some sort, it is very hard to carry the weight alone. When we reach out to trained professionals we can often find emotional support that helps us navigate the dark forest of sorrow and suffering. Our nightly dreams and daytime imaginings can also offer hidden clues that help guide us and determine next steps. If you are in the throes of grief, feel stuck, or have unearthed an old heartache, please contact me so we can talk about how I can help with this difficult journey.

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Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

It is almost impossible for any of us to go through life without experiencing one or a series of losses. It could be a death, the end of a romantic relationship, loss of a job, being turned down by a university, or any other form of loss. Any type of loss can produce understandable feelings of sadness, shock, anger, difficulty sleeping, and confusion. When we experience loss, we go through various stages of grieving. I am specifically trained and have considerable experience helping people navigate through their experiences of loss and the grieving. Having experienced several losses in my own life, I have a good idea about what works and what doesn't.

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Howard Grossman, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

One of the hardest things in life is experiencing the loss of someone or something so close to us. Whether you are mourning the loss of a loved one, a friend, a pet, or a major change in your life such as a traumatic event, developing a chronic health condition or a loss of a job, it's important to have a safe and comfortable space to work through your feelings. I will support you as you navigate through the stages of grief, and adapt to the changes life has brought your way. If you have lost someone close to you, I will help you find meaningful ways for you to honor their memory, as well as help you identify community resources to support you in your healing process.

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Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Confronting the pain of loss may feel too intense, but counseling can bring relief. How? Talking about your sadness, regrets, guilt, anger, etc., will help you release thoughts and feelings… slowly accept how the loss impacts your life… give the lost loved one a new place in your heart... and eventually adjust to your changed life and often-new self. You can re-discover the joy of life without forgetting what you have lost.

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David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone grieves in their own way. You shouldn't feel you are out-of-control because you grieve in unexpected ways or for a longer peroid. Cultural and religious differences in grieving exist which are perfectly acceptible. A therapist must be sensitive to these issues. Grief is said to involve denial, anger, bargaining, deperession and acceptance. We will monitor your reactions to validate those feelings in session. Unhealthy reactions to loss do occur; self-medicating, and isolating oneslef for long periods, experiencing full-blown depression -- these behaviors, can prove detrimental. We will monitor your behaviors and mood changes and deal with negative conditions, should they occur.

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Tracey Cleantis, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Most patients I see realize that they have had losses and have suffered grief and yet are not sure exactly how to grieve or even if they should be grieving. "Shouldn't I be over this by now?", I hear many patients ask me. My answer to them and to you is that you aren't over it until you are over it, and even then the losses you have suffered are something that is a part of your life story. In our work together we create a place for you to mourn the losses that you have suffered, go through the stages and grief in a safe and supportive environment---for the only way to get through the other side of grief is to go thought it.

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Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grieving a loss can feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or need to process a loss from your past, a safe space to freely express your thoughts and feelings can be healing. Children's response to loss is framed by their developmental capacities. For this reason, children may process a loss and then need to reprocess at a later stage of development. Therapy provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to process their loss in age appropriate ways.

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Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

My approach to Grief & Loss is for the client to be aware of the 7 stages of grief and to have them understand that their feelings about their loss are normal. Many times when someone close to us dies, we question whether not crying, crying too much, or perhaps feeling angry at the world is OK. These are all normal feelings and reactions people have to loss. Once a client understands this, they can continue to grieve without having any questions about their own actions or feelings.

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Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone experiences loss in life. When those losses overwhelm us and create a grief that gets stuck, it's important to seek counseling to move through it. Whether you are suffering from a death, loss of a relationship or failed expectations, it's normal to feel sadness, anger, and confusion. Don't suffer in isolation. I can help you navigate these waters and lead you to acceptance.

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David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone grieves in their own way. You shouldn't feel you are out-of-control because you grieve in unexpected ways or for a longer peroid. Cultural and religious differences in grieving exist which are perfectly acceptible. A therapist must be sensitive to these issues. Grief is said to involve denial, anger, bargaining, deperession and acceptance. We will monitor your reactions to validate those feelings in session. Unhealthy reactions to loss do occur; self-medicating, and isolating oneslef for long periods, experiencing full-blown depression -- these behaviors, can prove detrimental. We will monitor your behaviors and mood changes and deal with negative conditions, should they occur.

Grief & Loss

David Silverman, Licensed LMFT, EMDR Trained

Free 60 minute First Session/Consult

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone grieves in their own way. You shouldn't feel you are out-of-control because you grieve in unexpected ways or for a longer peroid. Cultural and religious differences in grieving exist which are perfectly acceptible. A therapist must be sensitive to these issues. Grief is said to involve denial, anger, bargaining, deperession and acceptance. We will monitor your reactions to validate those feelings in session. Unhealthy reactions to loss do occur; self-medicating, and isolating oneslef for long periods, experiencing full-blown depression -- these behaviors, can prove detrimental. We will monitor your behaviors and mood changes and deal with negative conditions, should they occur.

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Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We may all experience the grief and loss of a loved one, a pet, a home, a sense of belonging, a career, finances or stature in life. There needs to be a time to grieve, as well as a time to be cared for and held. As co-therapists in the room together, we nurture, we provide safety, and we offer perspectives. We work on the tools couples need to get the support they deserve from each other. We believe it is essential to explore shutting down and isolating and the paths to getting back to each other. We help build safe structures to support holding the memories, the loneliness, the complexity and the growth.

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Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Among the benefits of grief counseling are: normalizing (grief feels strange but it is universal); making meaning (coming to terms with our mortality); and the opportunity to express feelings, safely and in full, about the person who has died. When a client suffers a loss during or prior to treatment, I communicate the message that each of us is entitled to a grief process of our own, with its own tempo, mood, and meaning, all of which fluctuate, often in complex ways. The support of an empathic person can help you walk the painful path that grief puts before you, a path which leads out of grief and back to life.

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Heather Huff, MA, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Experiences of grief and loss are both universal, and deeply personal/unique. I will support you in exploring your experiences of loss and pain. We will look at the ways that your experiences continue to impact your life; your relationships; and your ability to move through the present moment, and experience contentment. Together, we will work to shift those stories in meaningful and supportive ways.

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Ann Dypiangco, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We have all experienced loss at some point in our lives. Grief becomes very tricky when we start feeling stuck and can't seem to, or don't want to, move on. Complicated grief means you still feel as sad, angry and upset about the loss as you did in the days immediately following. Sometimes this is even years later. I help people process their loss through a trauma-focused lens. This means, I help people learn relaxation skills to help manage the strong feelings they have, gain insight into their current coping patterns and relationships, and detail what happened during the loss to obtain a different way of thinking about it.

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Pasadena Relationship Center A Marriage and Family Therapy Corporation, MS LMFT 40546

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We provide individual and group therapy for those struggling to come to terms with major life losses, such as the death of a significant other, relationship, career, or health. If you are grieving any loss, do not suffer alone. Our therapists are experienced and/or certified with the skills to help you through your journey to healing and reconciliation.

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Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Loss is a natural part of life, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult an experience when we lose someone close to us. The grief we feel at that moment can surround us completely, permeating every aspect of our lives. We can sometimes feel the grief we’re experiencing in our bodies, see it change our relationships and impact our work. It filters through into our daily thoughts, our vision for the future and our remembrances of the past. Grief is a natural and necessary process, but sometimes having support can help. Story is a powerful tool; maybe one of our most powerful. Telling your personal story of loss, as an individual and a family, is an important part of the work I do. It helps you develop the positive coping skills to manage your sadness,...(view profile to read more)

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Chris Massman, MA, LMFT, CDS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and loss is a delicate life experience. I will be mindful of where you are in your grief process and meet you there. I believe it is difficult to understand grief without experiencing it directly, which I have in many different ways. I process grief and loss issues in a variety of ways. One avenue is psycho-education on the grief/loss stages. Another tool is through creativity through art and writing. Bibliotherapy, reading grief books, is another coping strategy. Finally, a grief support group where you will meet others enduring pain is another instrument to work through the pain of losing a loved one.

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Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

I have lost people close to me and I can understand what you may be experiencing, even if you had violent/sudden loss. I offer a highly supportive environment in which we talk through your loss, share memories, and I can teach you about grief and loss. In addition, I offer a supportive therapy group for bereavement, which has been proven extremely helpful to people grieving. I use energy therapies and other alternative therapies along with more conventional psychotherapy which enhances your healig and working through losses. I offer a holistic approach to therapy through talk therapy, art and creative therapy, group therapy, bibliotherapy and energy therapies. Contact me because I can help!

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Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Are you grieving or experiencing a loss? Do you feel like the sadness will never let up? Most people associate grief with the death of a loved one. However, any loss can cause grief. The loss of: relationships, health, jobs or a goal. Experiencing a loss may result in many difficult & surprising emotions; shock, anger, even guilt. Together we’ll resolve your grief & lessen the painful emotions you’re experiencing; accepting them as part of the grieving process & developing some healthy, productive ways to cope with your sadness. Everyone grieves differently. There’s no order or timetable for grief. In session I’ll help you find the best way to resolve your grief & heal from your loss.

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Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Clients will experience psychological relief from their pain when they are able to participate in grief and loss counseling. Clients will also be able to properly grieve people and events in their life they were not able to before. My hope is that through therapy there will be freedom from the emotional distress they have been tolerating. I also hope that clients will be able to remain connected in a health way to those they have lost.

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Diann Wingert, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Psychotherapist & Certified Coach

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

There are many losses at mid life, from seeing our children grow up and leave the nest to the loss of our parents, a "grey divorce" after many years of marriage or a mid career lay off or career change. Everything seems to be changing at this age and stage and so many transitions all at once can trigger all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. While these feelings are normal, you don't have to deal with them all alone. Change is necessary and loss is inevitable, but having a trusted professional who offers empathy, a fresh perspective and some coping tools can make all the difference.

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Tom Danis, LPCC, M.ED

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

When we lose we anything we love, whether it be a person, a thing, a life situation or something we relied on, two things need to happen in therapy. First, we need a place to express the sadness of what we have lost. I give clients the safety, support, and guidance to the feel powerful emotions that come with any significant loss in life. Secondly, everything significant to us has a “dream” attached to it. A vision of what it means to us in the present and a view of what it will mean to us in the future. When we lose that thing, we lose the dream. Grief work is about grieving the actual loss and also dealing with the dream that went along with it. I know how to help clients with both of t....

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K. Michelle Tapia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and loss can be so very difficult to work through. Whether the loss was expected or unexpected, it still hurts. I will guide you through the process with a combination of talking and sharing, art projects, journaling projects, and mindfulness exercises. Whether you lost a family member, a friend, or a beloved pet, I can help you process the pain and feelings of loss as you find closure. And I will never tell you to "just get over it".

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Stephanie Mintz, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and loss are a difficult part of life. Having someone to share your story and your feelings with can have an immense effect. I want to understand your loss and help you move forward but not forget. Learn to carry the special moments with you as you continue to find happiness in your own life. I will be there along the way as support and with guidance.

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Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Saying goodbye to someone you loved, and who has loved you, is bittersweet. The thought of not seeing a beloved family member or friend again just plain hurts. It’s normal for someone to feel bitter, even angry during this time. I can help young adults grieve the death of a loved one, whether it be a person ... or a pet. I support my clients in making sense of their loss and healing their pain, so that they are able to move forward again in their lives.

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Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We all encounter loss. It's and inescapable part of life. Painful as it can be, how we deal with grief and loss determines how we either thrive or live our lives always feeling the loss that once was. The inability to work through grief or loss keeps us from living fully in the moment. The ability to let go of the things we've lost is crucial to moving on. People who grieve well live well. Those who don't, don't. Feel free to call my office for a free 15 minute telephone consultation at 800-474-1445.

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Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Depression and anxiety are often a result of not having processed past difficult situations. We all experience loss, and we have a natural process involving our emotions which helps us recover. Most of us do not receive the permission or the teaching to help us use this natural process. Therapy can help work through "stuck" experiences so that we are freer to move forward in life with less restriction.

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Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

In treating grief and loss, it is essential to facilitate a safe, respectful therapeutic interaction, in which clients are able to tell their story, process and express their feelings of grief, explore the meaning of their loss, and revise their relationship with the deceased. Additionally, using cognitive and behavioral therapy techniques enable people to develop skills for coping with the anxiety, depression, and difficult emotions that may arise as a result of the grieving process.

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Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

As a hosptial chaplain and licensed therapist, I have years of experience working with people who are experiencing the loss of someone they loved who has died. When someone we love dies, we are never prepared for this. It is like losing an arm, how do you cope when your arm is gone? As a grief therapist, you will benefit from my years of experience and caring support helping you to grieve your loss. Counseling will help you to properly say goodbye and process the pain and feelings of anger, depression, and acceptance. You also will benefit from learning new ways to cope and adjust so that you do not remain stuck in loneliness.

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David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Coping with grief and loss is unique to each person and situation. Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that has meant a great deal to you and been part of your life. Even changes in your health, career, or lifestyle, can cause grief. I approach each case by starting where you are. Although there are different "stages" to working through grief and loss, each person experiences these stages in different ways, durations and may even revisit some of these stages multiple times throughout the process. My goal is to allow you the opportunity to experience each stage at your own pace while focusing on maintaining your health.

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Pasadena Relationship Center A Marriage and Family Therapy Corporation, MS LMFT 40546

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We provide individual and group therapy for those struggling to come to terms with major life losses, such as the death of a significant other, relationship, career, or health. If you are grieving any loss, do not suffer alone. Our therapists are experienced and/or certified with the skills to help you through your journey to healing and reconciliation.

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Rebecca Bokoch, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

According to the Kubler-Ross model, there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I believe that the grieving process is different for everyone. I think the most important thing for people who are dealing with loss is to accept that what they are feeling is normal for their process. My goal is to help people to grieve in a healthy way that identifies coping skills and support systems.

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Sarah Neustadter, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

As an expert in grief and as someone who who has experienced a sudden and tragic loss, I know how to guide clients through this dark landscape and healing process. Everyone's grief is unique and the grieving process takes a different amount of time for each individual. I create a safe container for you to feel all the raw emotions that come up, and with each session, you will leave a little bit of the pain behind in my office.

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Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing a person, relationship or beloved companion animal can leave you feeling alone, lost and scared. I can help you give voice to your emotions and begin to integrate the grief into your life in a healthy way. It's normal to grieve deeply when we love deeply. Honoring those feelings is an important part of walking the path of healing. Therapy offers those experiencing the tidal wave of emotions that are often present after a loss the opportunity to process the past, present and future in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work together to process the loss, discuss stages of grief & begin working towards deeper healing & acceptance. We never fully "get over" the losses in our lives, but we learn how to accept them & move towards a healthier view of...(view profile to read more)

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Gary Stollman, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, Professional Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We all encounter loss. It's and inescapable part of life. Painful as it can be, how we deal with grief and loss determines how we either thrive or live our lives always feeling the loss that once was. The inability to work through grief or loss keeps us from living fully in the moment. The ability to let go of the things we've lost is crucial to moving on. People who grieve well live well. Those who don't, don't. Feel free to call my office for a free 15 minute telephone consultation at 800-474-1445.

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Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Loss comes in many forms -- the end of a life, a relationship, a job, an identity or phase of life, a home, a culture, or even losing "what could have been." The experience of loss can be one of the most isolating and confusing experiences a person goes through. You do not need to be alone in your grief -- however messy it is. I will come alongside you to help you find meaning and peace with your particular loss, so that you can begin to walk forward again.

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Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing someone you love whether it is divorce, death, or some other life transition is hard, sometimes even devastating. By the time you realize how hard it has hit you, people around you have already moved on, and you are left feeling like you should just “get over it.” But that isn’t how grief works. It isn’t something that happens in a moment, it is something that happens over time. Having a safe place to work through everything that comes up is the best way to truly grieve. When we don’t adequately deal with our losses, it can come back to bite us, sometimes even years later. I will help you grieve in a private, safe space.

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Annie Miller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

"Grief is a process, not a state" -Anne Grant. Grief and loss reach us all at some point in our life, and it will touch each person differently. It may come if the form of the death of loved family member or dear friend, or possibly the loss of an important relationship, a job, or a home. If you are experiencing grief and loss, I will provide a warm, supportive space as you begin to explore these important feelings.

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Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Dealing with Grief is an important part of living well. Loss is a part of life, so we all have to find ways to deal with it. Sometimes the grief we feel results in normal ups and downs that we can manage on our own. But sometimes the grief gets so painful that we need the help of a trained therapist to help us find our way out of it. If your grief is lasting too long, or your sadness is going too deep don't try to go through this on your own. We have trained professionals who can come along side of you and help.

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Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Losing a loved one is hard to deal with and talking to the right person can really make a difference. Putting those messy emotions into a wrapped up package is not the way it is meant to be. The Kubler- Ross Stages of Grief will enable you to process grief if you know what to expect. Those stages are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. These stages are not ones that are necessarily done in order when dealing with the loss of your loved one. Knowing what to expect and having the right counselor to talk with will help by giving you the tools to frame and identify this loss. It is time to start learning to live life to the fullest again. Call for a free consultation today.

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Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief is a normal reaction to any type of loss. The therapeutic objective is to help bereaved individuals recover from the emotional pain caused by the loss. Therapy goals consist of: recovery from the loss to help the client feel better, choosing a healthier approach to grieving, finding new meaning for living, reducing fears and unhealthy ways for dealing with the loss, and having the ability to enjoy memories and connecting to the deceased rather than resorting to isolation/depression. My therapeutic approach consists of educating about the stages of loss, working on issues complicating the grief process, validating emotions and teaching better coping mechanisms to handle the loss.

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Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Nothing in life can be more difficult and painful than dealing with loss. When we love deeply we will also grieve deeply. When we don't know how to grieve well, prolong sadness and pain can remain. The therapeutic relationship is one place where a safe place can be found to open fully the pain of loss. I also offer divorce support and grief groups where a community of suffers can join in the journey of recovery.

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Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

The loss of a loved one is never easy to cope with, neither is the loss of intimate relationships, separations or life changes that cause us to experience grief. Remember, your grief/loss process is unique to you,give yourself the opportunity to share your feelings in a safe environment, where no one is pushing you to "move on" or "get over it."

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Donald Goodman, LCSW

licensed clinical social worker

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We believe a vital part of therapy is the idea of grief and loss. Your ability to accept things the way they are can be hugely affected by the way you have dealt with loss in your life. In order to create a new future, sometimes that requires mourning the loss of some aspect of yourself. If therapy is something you are considering, then chances are you have had many struggles in your life and something you resorted to for survival may not be the best coping skill of today. However, letting go of that coping skill can be a painful loss of yourself. For example, if you found validation in sexual experiences and clung to some aspect of relationships throughout your life, then letting go of

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April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Having experienced several losses as a child, I know the pain that people experience when they lose a sibling, a parent/grandparent, or friend. Grief can affect many areas of your life. Feeling sad, lonely, or lost is a common experience. I want to help you work through the grief process so that you can remember your loved one and continue living the life you want.

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Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Everyone must deal with grief and loss at some point in their lives. When the loss is significant, the sadness can be overwhelming. Sometimes, the best therapy in such cases is simply to provide a safe place for the client to be heard and supported. Just being there for someone who is dealing with loss and the grief that accompanies it is often sufficient to help them manage the feelings and get back to living their own life in a productive and satisfying way.

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Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We all will experience grief and loss at some point in our lives. For some people, these losses can be taken in stride. For others, it becomes a watershed moment that is hard to move past. I have many years of experience working with clients who have experienced grief and loss. It is common to experience shock, overwhelming sadness, anger and disbelief after a loss has occured. Through the counseling process, I will help you come to terms with the loss and begin to move forward in your life. You can begin to find the meaning in your life and start to experience enjoyment and happiness once again.

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Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

While we all experience loss in our lives, some losses seem to completely knock our feet out from under us, leading to anxiety, depression, fears, guilt and sometimes, at its worst, causing us to question whether we want to go on. I will help you by compassionately and supportively accompanying you through the process of identifying, expressing, and recovering from the painful feelings you are experiencing. While some losses are never fully recovered from, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is possible to rediscover a sense of meaning, peace, and joy after loss.

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Taryn Klein-Wachs, PsyD

Registered Psychological Assistant

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

The grief of losing a loved one or pet can be devastating and debilitating for obvious and not-always-obvious reasons. When we try to bury our feelings and just move on without properly dealing with them the effects can be devastating to all aspects of our life and health. Many myths about grieving exist that make many unaware of how to heal and recover from a loss. One of the most unhelpful myths is that 'time heals all wounds." I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and I help men and women struggling with the after effects of grief, loss, disappointments, regret, and guilt to effectively process and complete their grief.

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Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

These feelings are authentic and are in your body, so you must feel them. If grief and loss felt and expressed at the time it is felt, it is healthy and appropriate. It is best, however, to try to live in the present and not dwell on the past or go in the future with feelings of hopelessness. Grief in children and adults are different and are treateddifferently.

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Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Death comes quickly or slowly in everyone's life. Loved-ones might suffer chronic illness followed by painful death. In these situations, grief and loss occur before the loved-one has actually died; the experience of death is a drawn-out process of sadness. Loved-ones can also die suddenly and shockingly. Without any warning, someone is gone. Regret, guilt, wishes to have done something differently compound grief. Sadness, emptiness, confusion, over-whelm and numbness follow too. Children dying is beyond pain Relief comes from honest & open work--the type of psychotherapy that few friends or family feel equipped to provide you during your time of loss. DrCarolFrancis.com 310-543-1824

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Megan Lundgren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

You need support. Someone who can really listen. I'm here to help you. Grief and Loss counseling is a safe place where you can talk about feeling helpless and hopeless. In the warmth of my home-like office, we can talk about how to cope - and ultimately, how to heal. If you are hurting from a loss, give me a call at (626) 272-4908. I'm here for you.

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Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

While we all experience loss in our lives, some losses seem to completely knock our feet out from under us, leading to anxiety, depression, fears, guilt and sometimes, at its worst, causing us to question whether we want to go on. I will help you by compassionately and supportively accompanying you through the process of identifying, expressing, and recovering from the painful feelings you are experiencing. While some losses are never fully recovered from, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is possible to rediscover a sense of meaning, peace, and joy after loss.

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Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

We provide a supportive climate to facilitate clients' grieving process while equipping them with effective coping skills to improve functioning and significantly decrease depressive symptoms. As clients become aware of depressive symptoms that continually engage them in a negative, self-defeating cycle, they gain greater sense of control. Our goal is to assist clients in the process of grieving, while challenging them to reestablish normalcy in their lives.

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Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Devastation through grief and loss are unspeakable. Let me help you navigate through the maze that is your new reality. Sometimes these feelings must be experienced in a safe place with a counselor who understands that at times, there are no suitable words to express the extent of this pain. As an expert in this area of grief counseling, I will help you achieve the self compassion needed to deal with the pain, and thrive in your life.

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Sue Passalacqua, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Experiencing loss is part of the human experience and may be one of the most painful events in one's life. Developing a safe and supportive environment is critical to the grieving and healing process. Part of my role in treating grief and loss is creating a safe and trusting place for my clients to express their pain and move forward in a renewed manner.

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Kristin Martinez, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief and Loss are two topics that come into play in a variety of places whether it is after the death of a loved one, a separation, or divorce, or even the grief of the loss of childhood due to a history of abuse. Whatever the reason that you may be experiencing grief, finding a great therapist is important. My name is Kristin Martinez and I am an experienced therapist specializing in childhood trauma and the effects of childhood trauma on children, adults, teens, couples and families.

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Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Death comes quickly or slowly in everyone's life. Loved-ones might suffer chronic illness followed by painful death. In these situations, grief and loss occur before the loved-one has actually died; the experience of death is a drawn-out process of sadness. Loved-ones can also die suddenly and shockingly. Without any warning, someone is gone. Regret, guilt, wishes to have done something differently compound grief. Sadness, emptiness, confusion, over-whelm and numbness follow too. Children dying is beyond pain Relief comes from honest & open work--the type of psychotherapy that few friends or family feel equipped to provide you during your time of loss. DrCarolFrancis.com 310-543-1824

Grief & Loss

Vi Ballard, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

There are many kinds of grief and loss. I know losing someone you love is so very difficult. However, also losing a relationship due to divorce or losing a pet is many times just as devastating . Call me. It helps to be able to share your grief and tell your story. Did you know that the contents of tears of sadness are different than the contents in tears of joy or happiness?

Grief & Loss

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

I am a therapist specializing in grief and loss and life transitions. I have been offering bereavement counseling services to children, teens and adults for the past 12 years. My office is located in Redondo Beach and offers a pleasant and safe atmosphere. I also provide grief support groups based around specific types of loss. I help clients build on their strengths and find meaning during difficult times.

Grief & Loss

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Grief is a normal response to loss, and all of us experience it. Sometimes it is harder, and we can feel stuck in our pain, unable to begin the healing process. If that is your experience, or if you simply need some support during your grieving, counseling can help a great deal. I use a variety of methods that can be helpful, ranging from supportive work to healing traumas that may have accompanied the loss you have experienced. Everyone's situation is different, so my approach is different for each person. Please call if you would like to explore whether therapy might help at this time.

Grief & Loss

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

I understand that you need a safe and comforting person to think out loud with and and find the best therapy toolsI for your healing journey at your unique pace. We will work together to help ease the pain and plan for the future. You can learn to find the courage to find the strength in you by taiking it out and using stimple tools that we can discover together.

Grief & Loss

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Have you lost a loved one? Had a divorce? Laid off from your job? There are many ways we experience loss, and it often hampers the way you live life. Come learn how to process and move on--in a healthy, natural way that honors your loss . . . and honors you. At CCRG, you will learn why you're feeling this way, and often, you'll learn WHAT you're feeling--it's sometimes confusing to identify just what's going on because you may have never felt these things before. We understand, and we want to help you along.

Grief & Loss

Jill Ruby-Wahba, MA, LMFT, ATR

Marital and Family Therapist, Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy

Within Driving Distance of Valley Village, CA

Overcoming the loss of a loved one, experiencing a tragedy, or change in what you once knew can make your future seem dull and lifeless, too. It doesn't have to be that way. I can help you to understand your feelings, and learn ways to manage your pain and stress as you go through stages of grieving. Together, we may look at ways the loss affects you, but also what you loved before the loss, in order to find light and hope, and strength to continue on, filling the empty spaces in your heart.

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Grief Counseling in Valley Village 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 Valley Village, CA and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in Valley Village, 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 Valley Village 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.