Grief and Loss Counseling in La Mesa, CA.

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


Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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.

Grief Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

Grief and Loss are some of the most difficult transitions we encounter in life. You can learn emotional release, Mindfulness and other skills as ways to ease the pain and suffering that these losses can create. Although it may not feel like it when you encounter a loss, facing the challenge can be transformational. New understandings can unfold from going through these situations consciously. With the right support your heart can heal and you can move on in life with ease and grace. i collaborate with you to balance conflicting parts of your life and to transform difficult stresses into meaningful challenges.

Grief Counselor

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of La Mesa

I have been providing individual, couple, family, and group therapy to people coping with grief and loss for 15 years. Specializing in oncology, I understand the challenges for individuals and families coping with life threatening and long term illness. I have experience in perinatal death, sudden death, and helping grieving children. Grief and loss isn't just about death and dying, it is about the many small and large changes that occur in life when everything changes quickly. Choosing me as a therapeutic partner ensures a level of understanding around the many layers of challenges you and your family are facing.

Grief Counselor

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of La Mesa

Grief and loss are a part of life and how we deal with it are our feelings around it is very important for internal relief. I help clients undue unwilled and unwanted unbearable aloneness. This can come from many different areas in our lives such as past or present trauma, loss of a relationship, death of a loved one, etc.. Helping clients move through the grief and loss process with support and care is a priority to me.

Grief Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

Are you greving the loss of a loved one? At times, grief can be overhwleming and bring you to your knees. I am compassionate and empathetic and can help you work through your pain in a sensative and skillfull manner. Find a place of warmth to process and work through the pain. Regain yourself, heal, and restore you heart by contacting me today.

Grief Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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 situation in a warm, caring and supportive environment. Loss can often make you feel isolated and alone. Let's work through this together.

Grief Counselor

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

People tend to associate grief and loss with death and dying, however symptoms of loss are associated with any major life change. Examples of life changes include: Marriage Divorce Birth of First Child Career change Moving Mid-life Identity issues Empty-nesting Retiring These are just a few examples of life changes that are associate with feelings of loss. Grief and loss is a normal human experience and I teach concrete skills and tools to navigate through these life changes.

Grief Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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.

Grief Counselor

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

People experience many different kinds of grief and loss, from the death of a friend or family member (including pets) to loosing a job or one's health. Therapy for grief and loss can help you through a very difficult and painful transition. Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and allowing yourself to spend time grieving instead of pushing down the feelings and emotions that ought to be expressed can help you to manage through this time in the best way possible. I provide a safe and caring place and a supportive therapeutic relationship as you work through your experience and manage the wide range of emotions you may feel.

Grief Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of La Mesa

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in La Mesa, CA.

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

La Mesa is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 9.09 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Mesa is 60,089 people with 23,785 households and a median annual income of $54,667. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for La Mesa, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in La Mesa is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your La Mesa therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility