Grief and Loss Counseling in Gardena, CA.

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


Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Grief Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Gardena.

Grieving the loss of a relationship? Lost someone close to you, either through a breakup, divorce, or death? Struggling with the loss of a dream, a pet, or miscarriage? It can be very painful. While these feelings can be difficult, they are a normal reaction to loss. I can encourage you to share your feelings regarding this loss in your life in order to clarify them and gain insight into their causes. I can help you to develop effective strategies to cope with your grieving and loss. I can help you to appropriately grieve the loss in order to normalize your mood so you can return to your previous level of functioning. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Are you experiencing grief or loss of some kind? Are you stuck in the negative thoughts and emotions that can feel overwhelming at times? You are not alone in this. It is normal and common to go through certain stages of grief, but everyone grieves in their own unique way. Having someone to walk you through this process as well as help you take care of yourself and begin the journey of recovery can be a very helpful resource. If you are ready to begin the healing journey, I am here to help.

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

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

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

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!

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT
Grief Counselor

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Gardena.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Gardena.

The sudden or eventual loss of a loved one can cause feelings of emptiness, uncertainty, and long-lasting depression. While death, dying, and loss are inevitable events in life, it does not lessen the mental toll it can take on individuals. Through intervention, people learn how to process grief, prepare for events that trigger depressed or anxious feelings surrounding death, dying, and loss, and learn how to reflect on the positive times one had experienced with their loved ones.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Grief Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Richard Brouillette, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Richard Brouillette, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90046 - Nearby to Gardena.

We are all facing a kind of mass grief right now. Some of it anticipatory, and tragically some for personal loss. We all react differently to mass trauma and stress like the coronavirus outbreak. Sometimes it helps to have someone to share new or confusing or overwhelming feelings with. Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than pain.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Grief Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Gardena.

Losing a loved one (human or animal) can make us question our mortality and the meaning in our own life. Everyone has a unique way of grieving, yet we are often expected to grieve in culturally predefined ways. I can help and encourage you to create your own personal way of working through the acceptance of the loss, at whatever timeline feels appropriate to you. I can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to mourn. As you reflect on the loss, I will be with you to remember the joyous times with your loved one as well. I can guide you with different exercises, helping you on your way toward recovery.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Grief Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Gardena.

Losing a loved one, including a pet can cause severe pain and suffering. We need to grieve. Sometimes, we need permission or help to allow us to grieve. Therapy gives us the opportunity to share our experiences, remember our loved ones, express our emotions and allow us to let the loved one rest in peace.

Stephanie Weston, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Stephanie Weston, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90066 - Nearby to Gardena.

Unfortunately, grief and loss are inevitable in life and sometimes we need guidance to process all that we’re feeling. My approach is to validate their loss and allow them to speak openly about it and then help them find healthy connections to their loved ones through memories. So much of the time when there is a loss, all people hear is “time heals all wounds.” That is rarely helpful in getting your life back on track because that implies you need to wait awhile before feeling better! Through our work, you will slowly learn to adjust to the new reality of your life without your loved one. This might require incorporating a new routine or even adopting a new sense of identity.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Grief Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

When you lose something or someone important or close to you, it may be difficult to make sense of life or to feel that others can relate to or understand what you are going through. If you need someone to talk to about what happened, I am here for you. I understand that sadness is sometimes something that shouldn't be fixed, but embraced. I will come alongside you, listen to you, and support you in the journey of making sense of what has happened to you. Grief and Loss is a painful time of life, but its one that every human being goes through. You are not alone. One strategy I use to help my Grief/Loss clients is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where I help you explore unhelpful thoughts

David Highfill, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91604 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA
Grief Counselor

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90302 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Grief Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Gardena.

Losing a baby is the hardest challenge that any parent can face. There are no words to describe the grief and pain that follow. It is a loss that cannot be measured. Parents can feel utterly alone, wondering if they can survive as relatives and friends are encouraging them to move on. Anger can mount in trying to understand why. Grief and loss take time to heal. I work with fathers who have lost a baby, had a stillbirth, termination, or lost a baby in neonatal care. Take the time to reach out for help. This is a difficult journey that takes time and is slow. The death of a baby is hard for many to understand. I encourage you to care for yourself and reach out for help.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Gardena.

When a person looses a loved one, life can become very, very dark. I understand, and I can help. Sometimes it is not a death. Sometimes it is the loss of a relationship, an estranged relationship, a divorce. Sometimes it is the loss of health or a career. But it is always something that is very dear to the person, and losing that something causes the person's world to fall apart. I know what it is like and I can help them navigate through the darkness, and help them find a new way of life.

Christine Brown, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Christine Brown, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90742 - Nearby to Gardena.

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Go through the stages and you'll be fine. Don't you wish it were this easy? Losing someone you love affects every part of you. You're sad and scared and anxious. You're pulling away from people, wishing they would just leave you alone. Or you're feeling guilty for that last angry word you said, or the words you didn't say. God's getting his share of your anger with many "Why did you let this happen?" The old adage is true: a burden shared is a burden halved. Therapy will provide a safe place for you to unpack your whole burden of grief and guilt and anger and sorrow, and to eventually learn how to begin living again.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Gardena, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in Gardena.  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 Gardena right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Gardena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 5.82 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Gardena is 60,447 people with 20,897 households and a median annual income of $47,674. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Gardena, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Gardena, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Gardena may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Gardena public health department.