Grief and Loss Counseling in Oceanside, CA.

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


Grief Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Grief and loss is a painful and individual experience. Individuals express and experience bereavement in their own unique way. Grief work is beneficial to individuals dealing with bereavement because it provides one with the opportunity to process the loss, release painful emotions, develop constructive coping mechanisms and reinvest one's emotional energy in the present. Grief work also allows one to develop a new connection to the loss and provides one with a unique opportunity for personal growth.

Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Grief Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Grief and loss are a part of life yet can feel overwhelming! If you are suffering from illness, the death of a loved one, loss of a job or relationship, or going through life transitions, therapy can assist in your healing. Grief can be isolating. Individuals, couples, and families can learn to stay connected rather than be torn apart during these difficult times. Learning to cope with your situation in an accepting atmosphere can help you develop a renewed sense of hope and renewed connection, first to yourself and then to significant others. You do not need to go through your pain alone!

Grief Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

The loss of a loved one, a relationship, or even a job can leave you wondering how to cope. While grief is a normal part of loss, it can sometimes be hard to see a way to the other side of grief on your own. Grief is a journey you are on, not a place you have to stay. I can help you find ways to honor the memories while also finding hope again for the future.

Grief Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Grief is a very real and painful experience with many dimensions, and it has no time limit. Well-meaning loved ones may not understand the extent of your grief and pain. Mourning is a process that is unique and personal. Not everyone grieves in the same way nor does everyone require the same amount of time to work through their grief. Grief can be complicated by the length of the relationship with the person who died, the nature of that relationship, any traumatic components to the loss, multiple losses, and the strength of your remaining support system. If your grief feels overwhelming or your depression lasting, contact me for the support you need to heal and find your way forward.

Grief Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Grief and Loss are some of the most difficult transitions we encounter in life. You can learn emotional release, Mindfulness and other skills as ways to ease the pain and suffering that these losses can create. Although it may not feel like it when you encounter a loss, facing the challenge can be transformational. New understandings can unfold from going through these situations consciously. With the right support your heart can heal and you can move on in life with ease and grace. i collaborate with you to balance conflicting parts of your life and to transform difficult stresses into meaningful challenges.

Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Oceanside

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.

Grief Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

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

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within driving distance of Oceanside

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.

Grief Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Are you struggling to carry on with your life without being overwhelmed by your grief? After a significant loss, grief can come and go in waves. You need a safe place to come and talk with someone who understands grief and knows how to help. I was trained at San Diego Hospice, and I have experience walking with people through the grief process. Call me at 760 566-5513. It would be a privilege to work with you.

Grief Counselor

Gerald (Jerry) Kamp, M.S. L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

I have worked with various types of depression, loss, hopelessness and grief since I have been in this counseling field for close to 30 years. This is what a client recently stated..." I wasn't able to function on my job. I had to have someone else do my work! I'm now doing GREAT at work! Before I was only able to sleep 2-3 hours a night. Now...My sleep's back to normal! No more thoughts of suicide and no more depression! I can't believe it! Now...I'm... EVEN... happy! I've been doing the things you've suggested and THEY"VE WORKED! I feel blessed! All this within a few visits?!"

Grief Counselor

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

The experience of losing someone or something that we love can be devastating. We need to allow ourselves to feel the pain - which can open us to true healing and recovery. Sometimes, however, we cannot see our way out. Therapy can help you with that process so that you can move forward - not denying the loss - but growing through the pain. Suffering through the loss of a loved one can also bring clarity to one's priorities in life. Our relationships are primary. Love is really all there is.

Grief Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Oceanside

Grieving cannot be done alone. All you can do by yourself is be sad and alone. This is not healing. Grieving is a process that has a beginning and an end and must include one other person who is understanding and compassionate. If you are tired of feeling like no one understands your loss on an emotional level, then you may wish to consider a visit with Thomas.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Oceanside, CA.

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

Oceanside is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 41.25 square miles and a water area of 0.92 square miles.  The population of Oceanside is 175,691 people with 60,493 households and a median annual income of $57,703. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oceanside, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Oceanside is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Oceanside therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility