Grief and Loss Counseling in Huntington Beach, CA.

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


Sue Shepard, MFT
Grief Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

2900 Bristol St., Suite G-201, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 714-751-0888

Grief & loss is often felt with the death of a loved one. It can also be experienced from the loss of a relationship, your health, your job, or your home. The grieving process can be complicated. You may love someone who suffers from a significant memory loss due to Alzheimer’s, stroke or a traumatic brain injury. You may feel guilty for grieving the loss of the person you knew before the illness because you feel you should be grateful he/she is still alive. As a person loses their memory, an important part of who they are gets lost. It is appropriate for this grieving process to begin before death. I would love to support you through whatever loss you are currently experiencing.

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

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

16152 Beach Boulevard, Suite 260, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | (714)274-9361

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.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

17111 Beach Blvd. Ste. 205, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | 714-326-6578

The loss of a family member or a close friend can be a traumatic event. It's common to have a mixture of feelings at this time as well as difficulty picturing how our life can go on without our loved one. In therapy it can be helpful to reminisce about our experiences with them and articulate the feelings we have, no matter what the feelings or experiences are. All while in a private and safe environment

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.

Counselor

7677 Center Ave., #405, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | 888-503-1549

If you are suffering from moderate to severe grief and loss symptoms it is very helpful to attend therapy. Therapy will provide a healthy and safe outlet for you to express your inner emotions and thoughts. The therapist will provide a unique treatment plan and recovery goals for situation. You will also be introduced additional options including access to a psychiatrist if needed, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), meditation practices, yoga, and other holistic options.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Although grief is an inevitable experience in life, coping with loss can be immobilizing. Because each individual is unique, finding the support you need to move through to a place of peace and acceptance is vital. I work with clients to help them process the pain of loss by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues that may be keeping them from resolving their pain and moving forward to a place of healing and acceptance. We work together to build a structure that both motivates and enables the healing process to begin and ultimately gives them the opportunity to overcome and triumph over grief.

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

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

16168 Beach Blvd. #241, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | 714-960-2490

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.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

When we lose someone we love, it feels like we have lost a part of ourselves. Something within us has been torn out, leaving a hole that we easily imagine will never heal. The pain can be profound, the feelings of helplessness, or regret, or guilt overwhelming. Having a partnership where you can talk through these feelings can make a huge difference not only in how quickly and how well you are able to move through the process of grieving, but also how you ultimately are able to frame the experience and your memories of the person lost into the narrative of your own self and life as you move forward. What you carry with you afterward is just as important as surviving the hurt of the loss.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

1550 Bayside Drive, Suite 6, Corona Del Mar, California 92625 | 949-280-7729

Navigating the pain of grief is an individual process, which can result in a myriad of social/cognitive/physical/emotional symptoms. Each person’s experience is unique, and should be treated as such. Treatment helps to understand the complexity of the loss, in addition how to manage its symptoms. Many people around you have unrealistic expectations of how you should handle, or can be uncomfortable with normal grief reactions. The support you receive at this difficult time should be consistent to help you to manage the wide variety of feelings you will have for weeks and months following such a major loss in your life.

Christine Brown, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Christine Brown, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Huntington Beach, California 90742 |

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.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Huntington Beach, CA.

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

Huntington Beach is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 26.93 square miles and a water area of 5.18 square miles.  The population of Huntington Beach is 201,899 people with 74,460 households and a median annual income of $83,252. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Huntington Beach, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach public health department.