Grief and Loss Counseling in La Palma, CA.

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


Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to La Palma.

Grieving a loss can feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or need to process a loss from your past, a safe space to freely express your thoughts and feelings can be healing. Children's response to loss is framed by their developmental capacities. For this reason, children may process a loss and then need to reprocess at a later stage of development. Therapy provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to process their loss in age appropriate ways.

Debra Burianek, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Debra Burianek, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to La Palma.

Sometimes things can be overwhelming and you may feel that you just can’t do it anymore. It can feel very lonely and frustrating. You are not alone. This is a difficult process to manage. I will be here to help you move through the process. I provide an empathetic and warm environment to help you process the grief and loss. Give me a call and we can set up an appointment. I can help you utilize the strength that is within you and help you to process the grief and loss that you are feeling.

Nicole Woolf, M.A.Ed., MSW, ACSW
Grief Counselor

Nicole Woolf, M.A.Ed., MSW, ACSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

In 90048 - Nearby to La Palma.

Grief and loss are complicated emotions and experiences that may begin before someone leaves or dies. It is also possible to mourn your loss of independence and change in expectations. Your emotions can come on suddenly, creep up on you, come and go in waves or never leave. I can help you processing these feelings, which can help you manage the painful position you are in, understand your grief and potentially help you move on from your loss. Your ability to move on from the burden and weight you feel is possible. I can help you walk down this path.

Steven Harris, PhD
Grief Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to La Palma.

Very few losses are easy. Even persons who extensively prepare for loss are not ready for the intensity of how it feels when it happens. We cope with life by forming valued relationships and attachments to things. We need our attachments and loss can make it feel like we do not know how we can go on. A dilemma with loss is that reality demands that we move on, while to let go is to invite many painful and difficult feelings. I will respect both as you try to move forward through the hard feelings and the often unpredictable stages of grieving, so that you can find a way to cope, face up to, and move forward with your life.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Nancy Bubica, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

In 90815 - Nearby to La Palma.

I know grief too well, having lost significant, beautiful people in my life. Thus, I am able to help you navigate the complex waves of emotions that overtake us in grief and leave us feeling depleted and empty. 1 Corinthians 12 (Living Bible) states that, "Love never ends". Christ promised we will meet our loved ones again in eternity. This is the greatest comfort one can hold onto in time of grief and loss.

Sandra Lambert, LMFT, LPCC, Ed.D
Grief Counselor

Sandra Lambert, LMFT, LPCC, Ed.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91741 - Nearby to La Palma.

The death of someone we love is devastating and painful for all of us. All of your feelings are "normal" and it is ok to allow yourself the opportunity to experience them. But sometimes the sad, anxious thoughts and feelings do not dimish and you may need help in dealing with your grief. I provide a safe and compassionate place for you to share your thoughts, feelings and memories as well as helpful stratagies to help you cope and find meaning in this life altering loss.

Amy Montague, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Amy Montague, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to La Palma.

I work with the emotional issues pertaining to stroke victims. The grief and loss components of a stroke can compound and hinder recovery and slow down physical therapy effectiveness. Care givers often do not take care of their personal needs and experience a loss of self and independence. I help both victims and care givers to over come the immense obstacles that they face.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92821 - Nearby to La Palma.

There are two emotions which can be utilized in the process of healing from trauma: anger and sadness. Sadness can be a very effective vehicle for healing. The only problem with sadness is that it is such a short leap from there to depression. Sadness heals; depression does not. Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. You must be very careful not to fall into depression when you decide to explore your feelings about the negative experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many people find the difference between sadness and depression to be obscure at best, and they often vacillate between the two. We encourage you to be very careful of depression becau....

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to La Palma.

Everyone's story of grief and loss is unique. There is no such thing as the right way to grieve or the appropriate amount of time to grieve. Most everything people tend to say about grieving and loss is addressing their own discomfort. Grieving does not have to be only about enduring and getting through the pain of loss, it can actually bring forth new meanings, a deeper sense of self and greater connections.

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91740 - Nearby to La Palma.

Loss can be experienced in many different ways - death (expected or sudden), ending of a relationship, and/or life transitions. Well meaning friends and family can try to get us to "move past it" faster than we are ready to. These interactions can be hurtful and sometimes add to our pain. Working through issues of grief and loss can give you a safe place to express your feelings so that you can work through your disbelief, pain, and anger to a place of healing.

David Silverman, LMFT
Grief Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90045 - Nearby to La Palma.

Everyone grieves in their own way. You shouldn't feel you are out-of-control because you grieve in unexpected ways or for a longer peroid. Cultural and religious differences in grieving exist which are perfectly acceptible. A therapist must be sensitive to these issues. Grief is said to involve denial, anger, bargaining, deperession and acceptance. We will monitor your reactions to validate those feelings in session. Unhealthy reactions to loss do occur; self-medicating, and isolating oneslef for long periods, experiencing full-blown depression -- these behaviors, can prove detrimental. We will monitor your behaviors and mood changes and deal with negative conditions, should they occur.

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90805 - Nearby to La Palma.

I lost my father suddenly and unexpectedly a few years ago and at the time it didn't feel like something I could get through. Surviving my grief and moving through it was incredibly difficult but I've learned a lot about grief and about myself in the process. As a result of my experience I understand what it's like to lose someone so close to you. A lot of times with grief just knowing you're not alone and your experiences are valid makes it survivable. As a result of my journey, I'm able to support others going through grief at a deeper level and share what I've learned that helped me survive and thrive following a difficult loss.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92821 - Nearby to La Palma.

We all know that with life comes loss but it doesn't make the experience any easier. Grief and loss is different for everyone and there is no right way to go through the process. Loss in life can bring about changes in our view of the world or ourselves; it can often bring about anxieties that we've never experienced before. My approach is to help you understand the grieving process and how to move forward in life.

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.

Counselor

In 92647 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Grief Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC
Grief Counselor

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to La Palma.

With a practice of over 28 years, I have assisted many clients who have been overcome with grief and loss. Any significant loss in our life can leave us feeling helpless, lost, and alone with many unanswered questions. It may also create a feeling of aphathy toward life and the future. Professional and objective help can assist you to deal with these complex feelings and emotions. It can ultimately bring you "back" to you and give you some sense of hope for the future, one without such pain and saddness. Get your life back, I hope you will call me and let me help you in this time of need.

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.

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90755 - Nearby to La Palma.

Grief and loss is a functional part of being human. While we all accept this reality we are all too often unprepared for the emotional impact of the event. The loss of anyone close to us is always difficult. Sometimes we are impacted by the loss of others whom we do not even know. The loss of a child, spouse or significant other is often the most painful. In therapy we will explore the level of grief and loss and help to minimize the pain while understanding and realizing our own needs. counseling will provide coping teaching tools, allowing us to move on with our lives.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Grief Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 92627 - Nearby to La Palma.

Grief and Loss are an inevitable life happenings and we at Barn Life Recovery work with clients suffering from grief and loss. We offer long term support for grief and loss at Barn Life. We use modern western psychotherapy alongside eastern modalities aimed at treating the whole person and putting our clients back onto a path of joy and contentment.

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 La Palma.

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!

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 92602 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Grief Counselor

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

In 91001 - Nearby to La Palma.

As a hosptial chaplain and licensed therapist, I have years of experience working with people who are experiencing the loss of someone they loved who has died. When someone we love dies, we are never prepared for this. It is like losing an arm, how do you cope when your arm is gone? As a grief therapist, you will benefit from my years of experience and caring support helping you to grieve your loss. Counseling will help you to properly say goodbye and process the pain and feelings of anger, depression, and acceptance. You also will benefit from learning new ways to cope and adjust so that you do not remain stuck in loneliness.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to La Palma.

Grief can be an overwhelming process that takes time and support to work through. I offer a safe place where you have permission to grieve the loss and permission to take the steps to continue with your own life. Grief counseling also teaches coping skills to help you get through the most difficult days of the grieving process. How to honor your loved one and how to move through anniversary dates and learn to live again.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in La Palma, CA.

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

La Palma is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 1.78 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of La Palma is 15,904 people with 5,043 households and a median annual income of $82,304. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for La Palma, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in La Palma 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 La Palma public health department.