Grief and Loss Counseling in Northridge, CA.

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


Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Northridge.

Grief is a normal reaction to any type of loss. The therapeutic objective is to help bereaved individuals recover from the emotional pain caused by the loss. Therapy goals consist of: recovery from the loss to help the client feel better, choosing a healthier approach to grieving, finding new meaning for living, reducing fears and unhealthy ways for dealing with the loss, and having the ability to enjoy memories and connecting to the deceased rather than resorting to isolation/depression. My therapeutic approach consists of educating about the stages of loss, working on issues complicating the grief process, validating emotions and teaching better coping mechanisms to handle the loss.

Todd Deutsch, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Todd Deutsch, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Northridge.

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.

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Northridge.

Losing someone you love is one of the most difficult and painful experiences to endure in life. In times like these, it can be extremely beneficial to have a professional guide you through the process of healing. I offer a safe, compassionate environment to support you in your journey of processing the loss and its devastating effects. I can facilitate adjustment with healthy coping skills in order to move towards the goal of peace and serenity through comfort and healing.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Grief Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90049 - Nearby to Northridge.

It is almost impossible for any of us to go through life without experiencing one or a series of losses. It could be a death, the end of a romantic relationship, loss of a job, being turned down by a university, or any other form of loss. Any type of loss can produce understandable feelings of sadness, shock, anger, difficulty sleeping, and confusion. When we experience loss, we go through various stages of grieving. I am specifically trained and have considerable experience helping people navigate through their experiences of loss and the grieving. Having experienced several losses in my own life, I have a good idea about what works and what doesn't.

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Northridge.

At some point in our lives, most of us will experience grief following the loss of a loved one. While everyone experiences grief in their own unique way, grief is a major stressor that can often be a very isolating experience. Western culture tends to deal with grief on a timetable that doesn't allow most individuals adequate time to process their loss. I assist clients by helping find ways to regain a sense of control over their lives as well as adapting to life without their loved one. Working out what you need to do to help yourself during this time is important - I can help.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90077 - Nearby to Northridge.

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.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Northridge.

We all will inevitably experience loss- i.e., the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship, possibly significant life transitions. Grief and loss work focuses on developing effective and healthy coping mechanisms while moving through often challenging emotional states. Often individuals utilize maladaptive coping strategies, such as substances, alcohol and/or food to help minimize painful feelings. My philosophy is that while there are identifiable stages of grief and loss, they are not experienced sequentially. Navigating often confusing and competing emotions is necessary to ultimately heal.

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91355 - Nearby to Northridge.

Losing a loved one can be so difficult, whether it's a parent, grandparent, sibling or even a pet. I believe losing a child would be one of the most difficult losses a parent could experience. I am here to help you grieve through these losses by providing you with a supportive, safe and compassionate environment. I will also remind you that all the feelings that you are experiencing, whether it's anger, guilt, denial or sadness are all normal and need to be expressed. I will also make sure that your grief does not turn into a clinical depression, which will add to your sadness and difficult in functioning. Talking to therapist is different than with a friend or family due to our skill-set.

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.
Grief Counselor

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

In 93065 - Nearby to Northridge.

Grief is a normal response to loss, and all of us experience it. Sometimes it is harder, and we can feel stuck in our pain, unable to begin the healing process. If that is your experience, or if you simply need some support during your grieving, counseling can help a great deal. I use a variety of methods that can be helpful, ranging from supportive work to healing traumas that may have accompanied the loss you have experienced. Everyone's situation is different, so my approach is different for each person. Please call if you would like to explore whether therapy might help at this time.

Adam Sheck, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Northridge.

As a Clinical Psychologist in the second half of life, I know about grief and loss from my own personal experience as well as professionally over the past 25 years. Grief and loss aren't always about death. It can also be loss of a relationship, loss of a career, loss of health, loss of functioning because of injury, disease or aging or loss of self-identity. I explore all of this with you compassionately, empathically and allow you to feel and release whatever is necessary in your own time, to move forward in your life, in your own way.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Northridge.

Loss and grief are natural occurrences in life. However, they can be major intrusions in the quality of our life if we are too caught up in them. They can also interfere if we are so defended against them that they limit our ability to function or impair our daily interactions with others. Sometimes, what we have lost is not a person but a job or a situation in our life that has had great meaning for us, like our self-image. That can feel devastating. Just like losing a person, these events must be grieved if we are to be able to move on. Grieving doesn’t mean forgetting or being weak. It’s a sign of love and strength. Together, we can work through the grief so you can move on.

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

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Northridge.

Grieving and losing loved ones can be such a difficult time. Everyone grieves differently, and you partner may even pull away. Sometimes your friends don't know what to say, so they don't call or come around. This can leave you feeling alone, sad, angry, and depressed. You need someone to talk to and support you during this difficult. The worst thing you can do is stuff those feelings down. They will find their way to surface one way or another. Hopefully, with caring, supportive counseling, you can express yourself and get through this difficult time.

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Northridge.

Everyone must deal with grief and loss at some point in their lives. When the loss is significant, the sadness can be overwhelming. Sometimes, the best therapy in such cases is simply to provide a safe place for the client to be heard and supported. Just being there for someone who is dealing with loss and the grief that accompanies it is often sufficient to help them manage the feelings and get back to living their own life in a productive and satisfying way.

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91367 - Nearby to Northridge.

Losing someone you love whether it is divorce, death, or some other life transition is hard, sometimes even devastating. By the time you realize how hard it has hit you, people around you have already moved on, and you are left feeling like you should just “get over it.” But that isn’t how grief works. It isn’t something that happens in a moment, it is something that happens over time. Having a safe place to work through everything that comes up is the best way to truly grieve. When we don’t adequately deal with our losses, it can come back to bite us, sometimes even years later. I will help you grieve in a private, safe space.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Northridge.

Losing someone can be hard, and you might need a place to go where you can talk freely about what you think and feel. You might think that you should be "further along" in the process than where you are. No two people grieve alike, and it's going to take you as long as it takes, and not one moment less . I help people to accept and go through their grief process, and I see grief as a testament to the love and caring that you had for the person you've lost. However, we don't just grieve for people who have died. We grieve for lost opportunities, beloved pets we've lost, and relationships that are over.

Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.
Grief Counselor

Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Northridge.

Everyone experiences loss at some point in their lives. Grieving is a natural response to loss. Sometimes, though, a person's ability to grieve is thwarted by life stressors, resulting in feelings of guilt, confusion and depression. There is no right way to grieve, but it is important not to avoid it so you can begin your healing. If you have lost a significant other: a partner, parent, friend or pet, therapy is an safe place and an effective way to begin or continue your grieving process.

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Northridge.

While we all experience loss in our lives, some losses seem to completely knock our feet out from under us, leading to anxiety, depression, fears, guilt and sometimes, at its worst, causing us to question whether we want to go on. I will help you by compassionately and supportively accompanying you through the process of identifying, expressing, and recovering from the painful feelings you are experiencing. While some losses are never fully recovered from, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is possible to rediscover a sense of meaning, peace, and joy after loss.

Ann O'Brien, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Ann O'Brien, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

In 90066 - Nearby to Northridge.

All of us experience grief and loss at some point in our lives. Our culture, however, is often not well-equipped to handle it, and we can sometimes struggle alone in our grief. In therapy, I aim to create a safe space where you will feel supported. In addition to a safe environment to express your grief, therapy can provide an understanding of the process of grieving and skills to help you through that process. Please reach out to see if therapy might benefit you as you work your way through grief and loss.

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90025 - Nearby to Northridge.

The heartbrokenness of grief and loss can be so huge. When cords of love and attachment are broken, it hurts terribly. It’s vital to heal those broken cords so that they don’t invite depression and so that you can find your way to loving and living fully again. Please consider working with Janet Niederman, Ph.D. of Heartminded Psychotherapy to help you heal.

Sheila Forman, PhD, CGP
Grief Counselor

Sheila Forman, PhD, CGP

Psychologist

In 90403 - Nearby to Northridge.

Life is loss. Whether it is the death of a loved one, a dire diagnosis, or a life transition, loss happens. And when we feel loss, regardless of its origins, it is important to express and experience it, as painful as it may seem. One way to deal with grief is by joining one of my group and doing group therapy. In group, you share your loss and your group members offer support and comfort. If group isn't for, I am here to bear witness to your pain in individual sessions, as well.

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Northridge.

When we try to run away from grief, we may be able to push it down temporarily, however there becomes a time for “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Grief layers with loss. So when we attempt to run away from the grief we are actually intensifying our pain and we tend to deaden a part of us in the process. When we delay grief, which is common to many individuals, we narrow our options in life. We begin to survive rather than fully live. We must complete our psychological business with the past before we can move on and form new attachments and live life fully. Accepting losses means facing the real or the threatened losses of attachment, safety, childhood innocence and spontaneity, trust. We do not recognize the ability to play, to make...(view profile to read more)

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Northridge.

Losing a loved one (human or animal) can make us question our mortality and the meaning in our own life. Everyone has a unique way of grieving, yet we are often expected to grieve in culturally predefined ways. I can help and encourage you to create your own personal way of working through the acceptance of the loss, at whatever timeline feels appropriate to you. I can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to mourn. As you reflect on the loss, I will be with you to remember the joyous times with your loved one as well. I can guide you with different exercises, helping you on your way toward recovery.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Grief Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Northridge.

Devastation through grief and loss are unspeakable. Let me help you navigate through the maze that is your new reality. Sometimes these feelings must be experienced in a safe place with a counselor who understands that at times, there are no suitable words to express the extent of this pain. As an expert in this area of grief counseling, I will help you achieve the self compassion needed to deal with the pain, and thrive in your life.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91436 - Nearby to Northridge.

Although loss is an inevitable part of life, it can be debilitating. I provide a safe environment where you can process your painful feelings so that you can find satisfaction and pleasure in your life again. Many people can feel paralyzed after the loss of a loved one. Often times this paralysis is a conscious or unconscious attempt to hold on to the one that was lost. Moving forward can feel unbearable, like you are losing your loved one all over again. I can help you move forward and still feel a deep connection to your loved one so that you can go on to live a life that feels fulfilling and worth living.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Northridge, CA.

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

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