Grief and Loss Counseling in La Jolla, CA.

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


Grief Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Throughout our lives we all experience grief and loss. It is inevitable and yet it feels so overwhelming and lonely. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a pet, career, relationship or a life transition learn to stay connected and process your loss. As a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I can help you learn to cope with your emotions and give you tools to deal with the changes that result in your life from the loss. Lets work together in a warm, caring and supportive environment. Call today for a free 20 minute consultation (760) 930-0886.

Grief Counselor

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

All loss is grief. Grief is a normal response to loosing anything: a loved one, a home, a job, a relationship. Grief is a journey. Some grief can be more complicated and more difficult journey to walk through alone. Grief is as unique to each person as is their they are. No two people will grieve the same, nor should they. Thus, my therapeutic approach to grief therapy is uniquely patterned to the individual and their personal experience. There are a variety of therapeutic approaches that can be used. I will find what works best for you.

Grief Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Loss happens and that pain can feel unbearable. From birth we form attachments-homes, jobs, friends, families-that can end. I help clients express, not "stuff", feelings, learn "aspects" of normal grieving-anger and shock are expectable, guilt is likely inappropriate and puts us at risk of getting "stuck", process means we don't do one "stage", finish with it, and move on to the next. Healing from loss is a very individual experience.

Grief Counselor

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

The experience of losing someone or something that we love can be devastating. We need to allow ourselves to feel the pain - which can open us to true healing and recovery. Sometimes, however, we cannot see our way out. Therapy can help you with that process so that you can move forward - not denying the loss - but growing through the pain. Suffering through the loss of a loved one can also bring clarity to one's priorities in life. Our relationships are primary. Love is really all there is.

Grief Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Grief and loss are a part of life yet can feel overwhelming! If you are suffering from illness, the death of a loved one, loss of a job or relationship, or going through life transitions, therapy can assist in your healing. Grief can be isolating. Individuals, couples, and families can learn to stay connected rather than be torn apart during these difficult times. Learning to cope with your situation in an accepting atmosphere can help you develop a renewed sense of hope and renewed connection, first to yourself and then to significant others. You do not need to go through your pain alone!

Grief Counselor

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Losing someone you love is one of the biggest challenges in life, especially if it was unexpected. There can be trauma associated with the loss that can be disturbing. My approach to grief and loss is to allow expression of all the feelings involved in losing a loved one. It can be a confusing time with a mixture of shock, sadness, anger, fear, and hopelessness. Finding ways to express unresolved feelings through talking and letter writing can be helpful. What I also offer that is unique are mind/body therapies such as EMDR that help process and release distressing or stuck feelings. You can feel more at peace and accepting with the help of these techniques.

Grief Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Grieving cannot be done alone. All you can do by yourself is be sad and alone. This is not healing. Grieving is a process that has a beginning and an end and must include one other person who is understanding and compassionate. If you are tired of feeling like no one understands your loss on an emotional level, then you may wish to consider a visit with Thomas.

Grief Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Grief is a very real and painful experience with many dimensions, and it has no time limit. Well-meaning loved ones may not understand the extent of your grief and pain. Mourning is a process that is unique and personal. Not everyone grieves in the same way nor does everyone require the same amount of time to work through their grief. Grief can be complicated by the length of the relationship with the person who died, the nature of that relationship, any traumatic components to the loss, multiple losses, and the strength of your remaining support system. If your grief feels overwhelming or your depression lasting, contact me for the support you need to heal and find your way forward.

Grief Counselor

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Sometimes when losing your special loved one, your heart may cause you to wonder if you will ever enjoy life again. Learning about the grieving process is one way to build hope. There is no "normal" in grief. Your grief journey will be unique to you. I can help you identify and let go of the feelings you may have buried inside. I will also provide tools to equip you through the process. I want to support you as you learn to live and define life without the presence of your loved one.

Grief Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

The loss of a loved one, a relationship, or even a job can leave you wondering how to cope. While grief is a normal part of loss, it can sometimes be hard to see a way to the other side of grief on your own. Grief is a journey you are on, not a place you have to stay. I can help you find ways to honor the memories while also finding hope again for the future.

Grief Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Are you struggling to carry on with your life without being overwhelmed by your grief? After a significant loss, grief can come and go in waves. You need a safe place to come and talk with someone who understands grief and knows how to help. I was trained at San Diego Hospice, and I have experience walking with people through the grief process. Call me at 760 566-5513. It would be a privilege to work with you.

Grief Counselor

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within driving distance of La Jolla

Sooner or later you will lose someone you love or something that is important to you. It happens to all of us and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and lose perspective in such times. There is a process that guides you through grief and brings you to the other side whole. I offer to guide you through the process at your pace and in your way so you will have your time to grieve with comfort and perspective and emerge stronger having endured the experience.

Grief Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Jolla

There are many forms of loss that can significantly impact a person's life (i.e. losing a job, friendship, home, death of a loved one, giving up a destructive habit or addiction). The pain that accompanies grief and loss can be so overwhelming that it takes all of our will power just to get through the day. Depending on the nature of the loss, it can feel like purpose and passion for living are missing. I assist clients in a 3 step process which involves acceptance of the loss, finding meaning to the pain they are experiencing, and developing goals to help the client continue productively on their life journey.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in La Jolla, CA.

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

La Jolla is located in San Diego County, California.