Grief and Loss Counseling in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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


Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90066 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

We may all experience the grief and loss of a loved one, a pet, a home, a sense of belonging, a career, finances or stature in life. There needs to be a time to grieve, as well as a time to be cared for and held. As co-therapists in the room together, we nurture, we provide safety, and we offer perspectives. We work on the tools couples need to get the support they deserve from each other. We believe it is essential to explore shutting down and isolating and the paths to getting back to each other. We help build safe structures to support holding the memories, the loneliness, the complexity and the growth.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to 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.

Cynthia Cunningham, MFT 34,049
Grief Counselor

Cynthia Cunningham, MFT 34,049

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 90210 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

People who are grieving or who have suffered a loss go through predictable stages: Anger, Denial, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. A person can go thru them in order or go back and forth between stages or they can stay stuck in one stage for long periods of time even years. Inorder to reach the resolution or acceptance stage, it is extremely helpful to have a supportive, empathic companion to go on this journey with you. Someone who can identify where you are in the process and who knows how to help you move forward. I can be that person. Start your journey toward healing today. Don't stay stuck or go back and forth. Call (818) 575-9049 today to arrange a FREE 20 MINUTE SESSION

Sheila Forman, PhD, CGP
Grief Counselor

Sheila Forman, PhD, CGP

Psychologist

In 90403 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Grief Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Grief & Loss is a part of every human beings' life. Grief & Loss Therapy is an intrinsic part of moving forward. The benefits of Grief & Loss Therapy is that it allows people to plunge forward in their lives. Tragedy is a part of human existence, but how and what we do with it, determines who we are. I work with people to process & metabolize grief, to leave what they don't want behind, and to keep with them that which benefits, nourishes, and enhances their life!

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

In 90048 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Sometimes loss is unbearable. If you are suffering from a depression brought on by the death of a loved one or the loss of something else immensely important to you, I can help. Maybe you've lost hope, as if there is no reason to get out of bed anymore. Psychotherapy with a caring therapist can help tremendously. Psychotherapy can help you move the stages of grief at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

When we lose someone we love, it feels like we have lost a part of ourselves. Something within us has been torn out, leaving a hole that we easily imagine will never heal. The pain can be profound, the feelings of helplessness, or regret, or guilt overwhelming. Having a partnership where you can talk through these feelings can make a huge difference not only in how quickly and how well you are able to move through the process of grieving, but also how you ultimately are able to frame the experience and your memories of the person lost into the narrative of your own self and life as you move forward. What you carry with you afterward is just as important as surviving the hurt of the loss.

Todd Deutsch, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Todd Deutsch, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Grief and loss are a part of the human experience. We all go through it at times in our lives. It can be the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a pet, divorce, separation, etc. When the feelings of grief and loss become so great that we feel we need help to cope, sometimes psychotherapy is the answer. As your therapist, I will provide a trusting and secure environment allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings around the loss or losses you have experienced. I will help you build support for yourself and teach coping skills to help you get through this very difficult time. I believe that when grief and loss are dealt with in a healthy way, the outcome is strength and courage.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

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.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Grief can be an overwhelming process that takes time and support to work through. I offer a safe place where you have permission to grieve the loss and permission to take the steps to continue with your own life. Grief counseling also teaches coping skills to help you get through the most difficult days of the grieving process. How to honor your loved one and how to move through anniversary dates and learn to live again.

April De Higes, LMFT
Grief Counselor

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Having experienced several losses as a child, I know the pain that people experience when they lose a sibling, a parent/grandparent, or friend. Grief can affect many areas of your life. Feeling sad, lonely, or lost is a common experience. I want to help you work through the grief process so that you can remember your loved one and continue living the life you want.

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90025 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Have you lost a loved one? Had a divorce? Laid off from your job? There are many ways we experience loss, and it often hampers the way you live life. Come learn how to process and move on--in a healthy, natural way that honors your loss . . . and honors you. At CCRG, you will learn why you're feeling this way, and often, you'll learn WHAT you're feeling--it's sometimes confusing to identify just what's going on because you may have never felt these things before. We understand, and we want to help you along.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90212 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Among the benefits of grief counseling are: normalizing (grief feels strange but it is universal); making meaning (coming to terms with our mortality); and the opportunity to express feelings, safely and in full, about the person who has died. When a client suffers a loss during or prior to treatment, I communicate the message that each of us is entitled to a grief process of our own, with its own tempo, mood, and meaning, all of which fluctuate, often in complex ways. The support of an empathic person can help you walk the painful path that grief puts before you, a path which leads out of grief and back to 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.

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90036 - Nearby to 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.

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 Pacific Palisades.

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.

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90805 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

I lost my father suddenly and unexpectedly a few years ago and at the time it didn't feel like something I could get through. Surviving my grief and moving through it was incredibly difficult but I've learned a lot about grief and about myself in the process. As a result of my experience I understand what it's like to lose someone so close to you. A lot of times with grief just knowing you're not alone and your experiences are valid makes it survivable. As a result of my journey, I'm able to support others going through grief at a deeper level and share what I've learned that helped me survive and thrive following a difficult loss.

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90210 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Grief and loss is one of the more sensitive subjects that makes its way through a therapists office. Grief and loss can also occur in anyone at any time as a result of any type of loss. When processing grief and loss, empathy is an essential component of the therapeutic process. Grief and loss can also impact one’s sexual wants, needs, and desires. It is essential that grief and loss is thoroughly processed and given the necessary space within one’s life. I appreciate you trusting your therapeutic needs with me.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.



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