Grief and Loss Counseling in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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


Grief Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

My years of experience as a psychologist has confirmed that there is no particular timetable for overcoming grief whether from a death of relative, partner, friend, pet or the more symbolic losses of empty nest, end of career, decisions not to have children or marry. I provide a safe environment for patients to explore the many feelings associated with grieving on their own terms and timetable.

Grief Counselor

Kristen Gardenhire, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

Clients will experience psychological relief from their pain when they are able to participate in grief and loss counseling. Clients will also be able to properly grieve people and events in their life they were not able to before. My hope is that through therapy there will be freedom from the emotional distress they have been tolerating. I also hope that clients will be able to remain connected in a health way to those they have lost.

Grief Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

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)

Grief Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

Grieving a loss can feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or need to process a loss from your past, a safe space to freely express your thoughts and feelings can be healing. Children's response to loss is framed by their developmental capacities. For this reason, children may process a loss and then need to reprocess at a later stage of development. Therapy provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to process their loss in age appropriate ways.

Grief Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

Grief following a loss is not only normal, but part of the healing process. Sometimes however, a subset of people experiencing normal grief find themselves drifting into a clinical depression. Dr. Levine offers supportive therapy for those experiencing normal grief and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for that subset of grieving people who grief has gotten out of control and morphed into a more severe emotional state of despair and hopelessness. Dr. Levine has over 20+ years of experience both professional and personal dealing with the grieving process. He is here to help you.

Grief Counselor

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

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

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.

Grief Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

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.

Grief Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

Everyone's story of grief and loss is unique. There is no such thing as the right way to grieve or the appropriate amount of time to grieve. Most everything people tend to say about grieving and loss is addressing their own discomfort. Grieving does not have to be only about enduring and getting through the pain of loss, it can actually bring forth new meanings, a deeper sense of self and greater connections.

Grief Counselor

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

Are you grieving or experiencing a loss? Do you feel like the sadness will never let up? Most people associate grief with the death of a loved one. However, any loss can cause grief. The loss of: relationships, health, jobs or a goal. Experiencing a loss may result in many difficult & surprising emotions; shock, anger, even guilt. Together we’ll resolve your grief & lessen the painful emotions you’re experiencing; accepting them as part of the grieving process & developing some healthy, productive ways to cope with your sadness. Everyone grieves differently. There’s no order or timetable for grief. In session I’ll help you find the best way to resolve your grief & heal from your loss.

Grief Counselor

Jordan Kirschner, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

"The only way out is through." ~ I believe this to be true in terms of dealing with grief and loss. Whether it's dealing with the loss of a person, relationship, or dream, we all grieve differently and for different reasons, but we don't have to go through it alone, which is why finding the right kind of therapeutic support is important. I believe that giving people the right kind of guidance, tools, coping strategies, and support, will help them pass through the grief cycle and come out of it with more insights about life and themselves, feel more resilient, and more empowered.

Grief Counselor

Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

Grief can hit you like a ton of bricks or creep up on you day by day. Its course is unpredictable and its pace needs to be honored. Most of all clients who have experienced grief and loss come to counseling needing a safe, accepting space in which they can express all of their feelings. They need to know that their counselor can handle the full range of those feelings--despair, anger, terror, gratitude, love--whatever is coming up on any given day. They need not to be pushed but to be honored as they move through life's greatest challenge.

Grief Counselor

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

These feelings are authentic and are in your body, so you must feel them. If grief and loss felt and expressed at the time it is felt, it is healthy and appropriate. It is best, however, to try to live in the present and not dwell on the past or go in the future with feelings of hopelessness. Grief in children and adults are different and are treateddifferently.

Grief Counselor

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Pacific Palisades

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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

Pacific Palisades is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Pacific Palisades is 27,000 people.