Grief and Loss Counseling in Laguna Woods, CA.

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


Sue Shepard, MFT
Grief Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I understand that you need a safe and comforting person to think out loud with and and find the best therapy toolsI for your healing journey at your unique pace. We will work together to help ease the pain and plan for the future. You can learn to find the courage to find the strength in you by taiking it out and using stimple tools that we can discover together.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to 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.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

In 92657 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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....

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92808 - Nearby to 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.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to 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.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Clients will learn how to integrate their loss and grief into their life going forward. I am compassionate in my approach and aim to restore a sense of purpose to continue living a meaningful and productive life while honoring the emotional and physical loss you are enduring. Finding acceptance and the courage to forgive yourself or others, is often crucial in resuming your journey through life and moving through the pain. Give yourself the chance to improve the quality of your life.

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92653 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is undoubtedly the most devastating, life-changing event we will face in our lifetime. I believe no one should face such a time alone. I bring empathy, warmth and compassion to the grieving process & believe meeting my client where they are and truly listening are the greatest gifts I can offer while walking alongside them along the path to healing.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Dr. Laura Adams is a licensed MFT and Psychoanalyst in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach CA, specializing in grief & loss counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Adams counsels Individuals, families and couples using a Psychodynamic approach as a way to help patients to process feelings and experience following the loss of a loved one. Dr. Adams can be reached at (949) 244-1992. www.SouthOCTherapist.com

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Grieving can be such a complicated process, filled with mixed emotions. Even seeking closure can feel confusing and wrong at times. Therapy can provide a place to gently face painful feelings and thoughts. You do not need to stay stuck in the suffering, confusion, or pain. By processing through these layers with a trained professional, you can gain understanding, peace, and healing.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Grief Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93021 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

EXPERIENCING THE INTENSE PAIN OF LOSS? Whether it is due to the loss of a loved one, a job or something that means a lot to you, I can help! In counseling you can work through the feelings of sadness, grief, emptiness, regret, anger, guilt, frustration… so that you can come to terms with unfinished businesses and move on to healing, recovery, growth and empowerment. Don't hesitate to call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Grief Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Grieving the loss of a relationship? Lost someone close to you, either through a breakup, divorce, or death? Struggling with the loss of a dream, a pet, or miscarriage? It can be very painful. While these feelings can be difficult, they are a normal reaction to loss. I can encourage you to share your feelings regarding this loss in your life in order to clarify them and gain insight into their causes. I can help you to develop effective strategies to cope with your grieving and loss. I can help you to appropriately grieve the loss in order to normalize your mood so you can return to your previous level of functioning. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971.

Catherine Wheeler, MFT
Grief Counselor

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

Dr.

In 92879 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

A part of life we all face at some point is coping with grief or loss. Using tools to help you recover from the sadness or lonliness you may struggle with is helpful. In some cases people struggle with grief or loss from thier past that they may not have really dealt with. Using tools to deal with buried pain that surfaces and causes depression or anxiety helps you feel ready for the next pahse of your life!

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Grief Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to 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!

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625
Grief Counselor

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92692 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Are you dying inside? Experiencing heartbreak that fills you with utter despair? Do friends and family keep telling you that it is time to “move on”? Do you feel that no one could possibly understand your pain? Please understand that YOUR EMOTIONS ARE NORMAL AND TO BE EXPECTED! I would like to help you recognize and understand the reactions that you may be feeling…feelings of sadness, frustration, confusion, anger, anxiety, numbness, and helplessness, all of which are normal. I will listen to you, support you, and I will not rush you. I will help you draw upon your own strengths and develop healthy coping mechanisms that will allow you to gradually recover and feel joy again.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Loss in all its forms in an integral facet of life. Most of us have formed deep bonds with spouses, family, and friends, and grieving is both a testimony to the deep importance of those others to us, and part of a difficult, gradual process of letting go. Therapy work includes the honoring of either ended or failed relationships--deaths of many types--and also the grieving of we go through due to illness and aging.. A good therapist-patient relationship deals with numerous such painful "necessary losses", as well with successes in life.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to 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.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92604 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Anne Marie Ruta Buchanan, LPCC. BC-DMT, NCC
Grief Counselor

Anne Marie Ruta Buchanan, LPCC. BC-DMT, NCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92867 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

The pain you are feeling as you grieve is horrible. Somehow you get through the day, accomplishing certain tasks, but it takes so much effort. Time is warped. Your motivation and enjoyment is things is lost. As a grief counselor, I offer gentle guidance as you open to the flurry of emotions, and give you the time you need to really allow yourself to feel. With me, you can find a compassionate and kind listener, and explore coping strategies and actions you can take to endure this heart-wrenching experience. Together we come to plan a future for you that is hopeful and eventually contains moments of peace and even joy.

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Loss is part of life. Many times we can get overwhelmed by loss and start to shut down. Together we can help you to process the many complex feelings that you may experience during the grieving process and help you to learn how to accept and come to terms with loss in your life. It's important to reach out to others when you are hurting and not to isolate yourself. Finding the right therapist may the first step to beginning your healing and finding new and healthy ways to cope.

DeAnn Richter, LMFT
Grief Counselor

DeAnn Richter, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92870 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

People come and go in our lives and many times the emotions related to people leaving our lives is sometimes more than we can handle. The sadness and feelings of loss or separation is often disabling and we feel like we cannot move forward. Grief, loss and separation from someone can even be physically debilitating. Through grief and loss counseling, we will work with your emotional distress while we discover new paths to act in response to your emotional pain.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Losing someone can close to you can be one of life's most challenging times. Whether loss is due to death or a relationship breakup, coping with the absence of someone close to you can take a toll. Sometimes you may feel unable to get out of bed, feel a loss of interest in activities and people you used to enjoy, feel a loss of hope. It can be overwhelming. If you're feeling alone, withdrawn, hopeless, uncertain, sad, and unable to participate in life the way you used to, it's time to get help. I will help you work through your grief, cope with your pain, and begin to feel better again.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to 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



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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Laguna Woods public health department.