Grief and Loss Counseling in Carpinteria, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Carpinteria, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93101 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

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.

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 93103 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. 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 the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Maureen Houtz, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Maureen Houtz, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93001 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

Working with older adult children as they care for their aging parents involves grief and loss. The difficulty in becoming the caregiver of one's parent stirs up many feelings of loss and pending grief. Anticipating the changes that life brings as we age are also stages of grief that when navigated well bring a greater sense of contentment. Whether it be a parent or a beloved pet, grief is painful. Gaining understanding of the process does help.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 93108 - Nearby to Carpinteria.

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.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Carpinteria, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in Carpinteria.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Carpinteria right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Carpinteria is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It has a land area of 2.58 square miles and a water area of 6.68 square miles.  The population of Carpinteria is 13,727 people with 5,192 households and a median annual income of $71,174. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Carpinteria, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Carpinteria for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Carpinteria public health department.