Grief and Loss Counseling in Laguna Woods, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Laguna Woods, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

I understand the tremendous sorrow we experience when losing someone special in our lives. Beyond our loss, grief can also leave us in isolation. Friends and family may not know what to do to help, so they do nothing, or say things that invalidate our feelings. I do not believe we move through "stages" of grief. While we may experience emotions like denial or anger, grief often manifests as a great wave-- some days it knocks us down, some days we ride it out. Do not sit alone in your grief. I will walk with you through feelings of pain and emptiness, while honoring the memory of your loved one and navigating your life in its new normal.

Grief Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Losing a friend, spouse, or family member is always a difficult trial. Nobody wants to experience or think about these types of events, but it's happened. Perhaps you've tried to cope, but it still hurts. There is help and support for you no matter what stage of grief you're in. We will help guide you through this unfortunate state in your life with all the care and support that you need. Many have made it through and hope can still be found! Reach out to us. You deserve to live again!

Grief Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Losing someone you love can leave you shocked, numb, sad, lonely, confused or frustrated. You cannot NOT grieve. It needs to be expressed in a healthy way so that you can heal and eventually feel joy again. One of my specialties is working with people that are grieving. It doesn't matter if the loss was recent or a long time ago. I help my clients to accept, allow, express and cope with their feelings of loss and sadness, so that it doesn't rob them of feeling the joy they can eventually have in life.

Grief Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

We each cope with dying, death, losses, & grief in our own unique way. I can support you in making the process a much gentler one. In more complicated grief situations, I can help you find a way out of something that may seems bottomless. Specialized techniques & tools can help you move to resolve conflicts of separation/loss & return to wholeness.

Grief Counselor

Hui Reccow, MA, MFTI

Registered Marriage Family Therapist intern

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Grief & Loss is part of the rhythm of life through our growing, living, and dying. No matter what phase we are at in life, loss has been experienced, and when that loss is heightened by death or suicide of a loved one, grief can feel overwhelming and unbearable. I offer support around the pain in grief & loss so that you can heal and have the quality of life that honors the loss.

Grief Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Grief and loss can occur at any time in many ways during a person's life. It can be an actual death, illness, a loss of relationship or even a loss of a career or job, an identity. While normal and a part of life, they are often met with indifference and ignorance, sometimes fear. Thru the process of therapy grief and loss can be explored and understood, it can be a shared experience where there is value and acceptance.

Grief Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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

Grief Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

How we grieve depends deeply upon our own personal experiences and pain. I work to assist each individual to grasp the depth and poignancy of this ended relationship and give them the tools that they need to live without this person/creature. Once this is completed, I help them to embrace the qualities that they can make part of their own legacy.

Grief Counselor

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Faced with the death of a loved one is for most of us an emotional challenge filled with pain. Talking to another will help you process the many confusing thoughts and emotions which accompany grief. Grief never happens in a predictable way. Having a professional therapist help you through the "stages of grief" will enable you to understand the complexity of grief, offer you comfort, and give you hope for the future. The "grief process" can be overwhelming at times and knowing you have a skilled counselor to guide you through this journey will offer solace in a difficult time. Losing a loved one may change our lives forever, but eventually the pain can be transformed.

Grief Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Grief and loss counseling helps individuals process the loss of a loved one. Sometimes our losses feel so overwhelming, we lose our way and we are unable to use normal coping mechanisms. I work to help such individuals express their emotions and thoughts about the loss - including guilt, anger, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, relief, confusion, anger, or numbness. When words are too difficult, especially with children, I use art and play therapy.

Grief Counselor

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Clients in grief and loss therapy with Dr. Parke benefit from having a safe space to grieve over time. Therapy goes at your pace, with your level of readiness for each step. Hope and healing are possible. There is meaning and purpose to be found in your pain. Though you will never forget your loved one, you can live in a way that honors them and their life's legacy.

Grief Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Grief Counselor

Simina Eshtehardi, Ph.D., MFTI, Hypnotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, Somatic Psychotherapy (holistic approach)

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Most often when we lose loved ones in our lives we are expected to get back to our daily routine only days or weeks after our loss. But grieving takes time. We need time to think, feel, and process in a safe space with someone who cares. Dr. Simina's warm and genuine approach provides individuals with the opportunity to feel, grieve, and process through all that the loss of a loved one brings.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Laguna Woods, CA.

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

Laguna Woods is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 3.34 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Laguna Woods is 16,406 people with 11,306 households and a median annual income of $38,674. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Laguna Woods are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Laguna Woods may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more