Grief and Loss Counseling in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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.

Grief Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

Loss happens and that pain can feel unbearable. From birth we form attachments-homes, jobs, friends, families-that can end. I help clients express, not "stuff", feelings, learn "aspects" of normal grieving-anger and shock are expectable, guilt is likely inappropriate and puts us at risk of getting "stuck", process means we don't do one "stage", finish with it, and move on to the next. Healing from loss is a very individual experience.

Grief Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

People tend to associate grief and loss with death and dying, however symptoms of loss are associated with any major life change. Examples of life changes include: Marriage Divorce Birth of First Child Career change Moving Mid-life Identity issues Empty-nesting Retiring These are just a few examples of life changes that are associate with feelings of loss. Grief and loss is a normal human experience and I teach concrete skills and tools to navigate through these life changes.

Grief Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

Losing someone you love is one of the biggest challenges in life, especially if it was unexpected. There can be trauma associated with the loss that can be disturbing. My approach to grief and loss is to allow expression of all the feelings involved in losing a loved one. It can be a confusing time with a mixture of shock, sadness, anger, fear, and hopelessness. Finding ways to express unresolved feelings through talking and letter writing can be helpful. What I also offer that is unique are mind/body therapies such as EMDR that help process and release distressing or stuck feelings. You can feel more at peace and accepting with the help of these techniques.

Grief Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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 thereā€”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

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and Loss are some of the most real and difficult emotions and feelings to deal with and to cope and live with. Loss of a beloved family relationship, dear friend, mentor, as well as a beloved pet can cause a shock and vast loss that is seemingly impossible to overcome. Grief and loss therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my decades of counseling. Grief and loss therapy is not a band aid to the pain. It is a process for working to create closure and a continued internal relationship which can still sustain life after loss. When relationships are important, grief and loss are a process of dealing with the depths of love and attachment which are key to being human.

Grief Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

Grief and loss are a part of life and how we deal with it are our feelings around it is very important for internal relief. I help clients undue unwilled and unwanted unbearable aloneness. This can come from many different areas in our lives such as past or present trauma, loss of a relationship, death of a loved one, etc.. Helping clients move through the grief and loss process with support and care is a priority to me.

Grief Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

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

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe

When you suffer the loss of a loved one, you certainly will experience great sorrow. But it is also possible that you may experience symptoms similar to clinical depression. It is normal for these symptoms to last for days. But if they continue at a significant level for a week or more, you may need extra support. Grief counseling can be of benefit. I will help you move through the grief process in a constructive and purposeful way. We will engage you in specific interventions that honor your loss, and help you find the meaning in the painful reality you experience. Taking time for purposeful grieving, you learn to re-engage in your normal life, minimizing the risk of clinical depression.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

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

Rancho Santa Fe is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 6.71 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Rancho Santa Fe is 2,838 people with 1,052 households and a median annual income of $111,250. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Rancho Santa Fe is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment