Grief and Loss Counseling in Playa Vista, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Playa Vista, 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 90034 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90036 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

I address grief and loss issues with understanding, validation, and empathy. My deep respect for the fact that it takes time to sufficiently mourn and grieve the loss of what once was is key in working with clients who experience grief and loss. We are all unique, and we grieve in ways that may look different than other's ways. There is no wrong way to experience loss! I model compassion and patience, hoping that in time my clients can experience self-compassion and allow themselves to feel the depths of their feelings without excess shame or self-judgment. I believe that social and cultural factors may also play a role in our grieving process, so I explore those factors in therapy as well.

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91356 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and takes time to grieve. Loss can bring up intense feelings that cause problems in our lives, and sometimes paralyzes growth. There are also other types of losses that have a negative impact on us, and get in the way of personal progress. The goal of grief work is not to “get over it”, but rather to learn to live with the loss, finding a “new normal”.

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

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

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 91301 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

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

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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)

Marcy Muray, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Marcy Muray, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90232 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

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 Playa Vista.

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!

Nancy Bubica, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

In 90815 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

I know grief too well, having lost significant, beautiful people in my life. Thus, I am able to help you navigate the complex waves of emotions that overtake us in grief and leave us feeling depleted and empty. 1 Corinthians 12 (Living Bible) states that, "Love never ends". Christ promised we will meet our loved ones again in eternity. This is the greatest comfort one can hold onto in time of grief and loss.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90806 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Grief Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Playa Vista, CA.

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

Playa Vista is located in Los Angeles, California. It has a land area of 1.30 square miles.  The population of Playa Vista is 6,010 people and a median annual income of $68,597. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Playa Vista, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Playa Vista are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Playa Vista public health department.