Grief and Loss Counseling in Irvine, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Irvine, 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.

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-391-3505

As a certified Bereavement Counselor, I help adults and children who are struggling with the process of grief. The journey through loss is not about letting go, it is about creating a new, and different relationship with your loved one that provides comfort and that is everlasting. There are no "shoulds", despite what well-meaning friends and familiy members might tell you. I will help you get in touch with what is right for you, and you alone.

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

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family
Grief Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

1000 Quail Street, Suite 275, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-1975

Many losses can feel unbearable. Sometimes it may feel like you cannot survive the pain. Grieving is painful, however repressing the pain is worse. It is crucial that you express and mourn your losses. Emotional illness like depression and anxiety occur when we do not express our grief. I would like to help you work through the grieving process and begin living your life again.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4000 Barranca Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, California 92604 | (562) 477-2530

Some times we need a little extra support when it comes to grief. We can feel completely overwhelmed by the sadness. If you feel like you are having a particularly hard time with this loss call me. I will be there to help you get through this difficult time. Some times you just need a little extra guidance get you through. Call (562) 477-2530 and let me help you do this like you need.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss comes in many shapes and forms and can take a toll on various aspects of your life. Processing grief and loss takes time and is different for everyone but doesn’t have to be done alone. I will offer support, empathy, and a safe space for you to process your emotions openly. Together we will get through this difficult time in your life. You are not alone.

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Grief Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

222 W. Main St., Ste. 203, Tustin, California 92780 | 949-375-2235

Working through the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult challenges in life. My approach to this special challenge is to work with clients to process the loss of their relationship and to enter into a safe environment in which real mourning can occur. With compassion, we can come to terms with the loss and create a contest for cherishing what was.

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.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

15615 Alton Pkwy., Suite 450, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-357-4206

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.

Sara Fakhraei, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sara Fakhraei, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Irvine, California 92618 | 1-949-302-2478

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Irvine, CA.

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

Irvine is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 65.58 square miles and a water area of 0.34 square miles.  The population of Irvine is 256,927 people with 87,235 households and a median annual income of $92,278. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Irvine, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Irvine is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Irvine public health department.