Grief and Loss Counseling in Playa Vista, CA.

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


Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW
Grief Counselor

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW

LCSW

In 90025 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Grief could at times make us feel less than whole, as if something is there, and yet missing. In the personal journey of grief, our approach is to find ways in which to honor the experience, the people, and the bonds once shared. Our approach to therapy is client-centered, meaning that it is individually-tailored to your needs within a supportive environment to help you honor that experience, find strength, and move through it as best you can. In doing so, we support a healthy balance of mental, emotional and behavioral activities to help you stay connected with yourself and your surroundings during experiences of loss.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Grief Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Dr. Eris Huemer is has created a seven step system to heal your heart after the loss of someone you love. Dr. Eris gives you hope and growth in the face of death and loss. She will help you construct possibilities rather than limitations, and provides hope and comfort in a time of despair. Once you go through the grief process, you will expand your ability to a life trasformative experience.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Grief Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90004 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

The goal of grief and loss therapy is to help you identifying the emotions connected to the loss, and express feelings related to the loss, i.e. guilt, blame, shame, anger, anxiety, helplessness and sadness.To address ways in which you can stay healthy and keep functioning. To help you understand your method of coping and what works best for you.

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91604 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Losing someone significant in your life can turn your world upside down. Sometimes we need a space to pause, reflect, regroup, and express the often-conflicting thoughts and feelings that have become overwhelming. In order to make sense of loss and move forward, we must "grieve well" by honoring our own very real and difficult feelings, as well as who or what we have lost. I will join you as you process your experience and assist in integrating the past, present and future during this very difficult time.

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

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.

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT
Grief Counselor

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

The loss of loved one can bring a lot of mixed emotions ( anger, depression, sadness, desire, shock, guilt) for us. In personal therapy, in a safe environment, I will help you to process the negative events in order to move forward and start the healing process. I will practice positive communication, relaxation techniques and mindfulness during our session.

David Highfill, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Coping with grief and loss is unique to each person and situation. Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that has meant a great deal to you and been part of your life. Even changes in your health, career, or lifestyle, can cause grief. I approach each case by starting where you are. Although there are different "stages" to working through grief and loss, each person experiences these stages in different ways, durations and may even revisit some of these stages multiple times throughout the process. My goal is to allow you the opportunity to experience each stage at your own pace while focusing on maintaining your health.

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91426 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91020 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Loss is a natural part of life, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult an experience when we lose someone close to us. The grief we feel at that moment can surround us completely, permeating every aspect of our lives. We can sometimes feel the grief we’re experiencing in our bodies, see it change our relationships and impact our work. It filters through into our daily thoughts, our vision for the future and our remembrances of the past. Grief is a natural and necessary process, but sometimes having support can help. Story is a powerful tool; maybe one of our most powerful. Telling your personal story of loss, as an individual and a family, is an important part of the work I do. It helps you develop the positive coping skills to manage your sadness,...(view profile to read more)

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.

John Warrington, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

When someone is grieving, it is sometimes difficult to know what to say. People feel awkward and often are reduced to well-meaning platitudes. There is no magic wand to take away the feelings experienced in grief but having a place of safety and honesty can be an important step on the road to restoration. Being able to talk, weep, get angry and feel the feelings is often present in the early stages. The purpose of grief work is not about forgetting remembering with love in spite of the wounds it leaves behind.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90291 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Grief Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Losing a loved one, including a pet can cause severe pain and suffering. We need to grieve. Sometimes, we need permission or help to allow us to grieve. Therapy gives us the opportunity to share our experiences, remember our loved ones, express our emotions and allow us to let the loved one rest in peace.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90713 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

No One Should Be Alone in Their Grieving! Grief and loss is a very delicate and personal process. The pain and hurt one experiences through grief and loss is so deep. I believe prayer, reading God’s word, and processing your experience in your own time is helpful. There is no one way to heal from loss. Each individual has their own personal journey, but this is a process where having a supportive, caring, and knowledgeable counselor can be of assistance. No one should deal with loss alone.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Grief can be a difficulty beast to manage, a beast which can surface at any moment without warning and often comes in waves. When I’ve been grieving I’ve felt like I was in an emotional pong ball. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you to heal and leave the pain, loss, and grief in the past while holding on to the happy memories. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage this particular issue.

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.

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Loss comes in many forms -- the end of a life, a relationship, a job, an identity or phase of life, a home, a culture, or even losing "what could have been." The experience of loss can be one of the most isolating and confusing experiences a person goes through. You do not need to be alone in your grief -- however messy it is. I will come alongside you to help you find meaning and peace with your particular loss, so that you can begin to walk forward again.

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

We have all experienced loss in our lives, whether we lose a pet as a child or a parent, spouse or someone close to us. Loss is part of being human and with loss comes grief. Many physicians and other professionals minimize the impact of loss and grief but it is one of the most important human emotions and must be allowed to exist for as long as necessary. The 5 stages of depression come into play with grief and loss: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. When grief becomes depression, additional support is necessary. My work with grief and loss normalizes the impact of this powerful emotion and supports the person who struggles with this most human of feelings.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Depression and anxiety are often a result of not having processed past difficult situations. We all experience loss, and we have a natural process involving our emotions which helps us recover. Most of us do not receive the permission or the teaching to help us use this natural process. Therapy can help work through "stuck" experiences so that we are freer to move forward in life with less restriction.

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

In compassionate surroundings, explore how you can heal in the grief process and honor those you love as an ongoing part of your story. I offer support during many different kinds of loss, knowing each person’s experience is singular and different. Individuals, couples and families go through transitions, loss and change. I can nurture connection and remembrance, listening deeply to what matters most.



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.