Grief and Loss Counseling in Lake Forest, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Lake Forest, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

When we lose someone or something we love the feelings that come up can seem devastating and overwhelming. Although feelings of anger, sadness and guilt are normal responses to a loss it is sometimes difficult to move through them and may seem never-ending. I create a safe environment in which we can process these feelings. Often one loss can trigger memories of past, unresolved losses. Talking about these times of sadness helps to lift the heavy burden of grief. In addition to talk therapy I may use referrals to grief groups to help with you process. I can help you navigate through this painful process and heal in ways that will strengthen and enrich your life.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Grief Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92886 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Sometimes when you lose a loved one, you need extra help. If you have experienced death of a friend, spouse or someone close to you, it can create severe emotional distress. When going through a major loss like this, it is easy to feel depressed, lonely and empty. Sometimes you may say to yourself, "Just snap out of it", but it does not seem to help. If you are struggling through the loss of a loved one and need someone to talk to that can help more than just a friend, please give me a call.

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92821 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Loss can take different forms, and going through loss is one of life's biggest challenges. I understand this and believe it is essential for those going through a loss to talk about it, feel it, and grieve it. In time, healing will occur but time itself does not heal. I will provide a safe place for you to explore how your loss affects your life and help you to use the resources, time, and tools necessary to not only get through it -- but grow through it -- and survive.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Amy Montague, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Amy Montague, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Suzanne Jessee, M.A.

Counselor

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Many losses can feel unbearable. Sometimes it may feel like you cannot survive the pain. Grieving is painful, however repressing the pain is worse. It is crucial that you express and mourn your losses. Emotional illness like depression and anxiety occur when we do not express our grief. I would like to help you work through the grieving process and begin living your life again.

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

As a certified Bereavement Counselor, I help adults and children who are struggling with the process of grief. The journey through loss is not about letting go, it is about creating a new, and different relationship with your loved one that provides comfort and that is everlasting. There are no "shoulds", despite what well-meaning friends and familiy members might tell you. I will help you get in touch with what is right for you, and you alone.

John Mayfield, MFT
Grief Counselor

John Mayfield, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 92832 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

OC Relationship Center, LMFT
Grief Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92603 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Grief hurts. The loss of a love hurts. And other losses too - like the loss of a job or a move. Are you tired of well-meaning friends who just don't get it? You hurt. You want love and support but some people are in your life are trying to get you to make (or change) decisions that don't feel quite right. Here is what we at OC Relationship Center know: It takes as long as it takes. And sometimes it takes an unbiased third party to help you sort it all out. Please let us help. If you are struggling with grief or loss, please visit http://OCRelationshipCenter.com or call us at 949.381.5778. We want to help you feel better and sort this all out.

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Grief and loss can feel very confusing as it usually includes a mix of several emotions that for some change daily and others even more rapidly. This can be very frustrating and can cause us to feel isolated and confused. We all grieve differently and finding someone to talk to and provide support during grief and loss in very important. Loss is different to everyone, loosing a job may affect on person much more than the next. Loss can be a death of a loved one, move from to a new home or state. Loosing or quitting a job, kids or family members moving away, new limitations due to health issues. The list goes on and navigating through the feelings is what I strive to help you do.

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Grief Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92677 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

The experience of grief and loss, while expected at various life stages, can result in physical pain, and the emergence of symptoms that lead to experiencing a slow downward spiral in overall wellbeing, and perhaps desire to withdrawal from personal and professional commitments. Many clients seek compassionate and sensitive guidance to navigate through the ups and downs of any number of losses, ranging from diminishing health, to ending a relationship, or other life transition. Together, clients and I develop a transformative plan to stabilize, heal, gain insight and to enhance their proficiency to improve the strength needed to reconstitute their skills and hopes for today and the future.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Grief Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

When you lose something or someone important or close to you, it may be difficult to make sense of life or to feel that others can relate to or understand what you are going through. If you need someone to talk to about what happened, I am here for you. I understand that sadness is sometimes something that shouldn't be fixed, but embraced. I will come alongside you, listen to you, and support you in the journey of making sense of what has happened to you. Grief and Loss is a painful time of life, but its one that every human being goes through. You are not alone. One strategy I use to help my Grief/Loss clients is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where I help you explore unhelpful thoughts

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92821 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

At My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, we help our client's through each of the five stages of grief by helping them find comfort in God's word and processing his/her emotions in healthy ways. With loving support, we journey with the client through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. At MTT, we are mindful that everyone processes grief and loss differently and on different timetables.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Lake Forest, CA.

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

Lake Forest is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 16.63 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Lake Forest is 82,492 people with 27,044 households and a median annual income of $91,254. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lake Forest, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Lake Forest is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lake Forest public health department.