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.


Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92008 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Grief is only natural after suffering a significant loss. Nevertheless, it can take a great toll on our mental and physical well-being--and just because it is a naturally part of our life experiences, doesn't mean we should suffer alone. When working with clients who are in mourning, I provide warm and patient supportive counseling, as well as effective psychotherapy tailored to help the client cope with feelings of deep sadness and sorrow, with an eye towards ultimately finding meaning and hope moving forward.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Although grief is an inevitable experience in life, coping with loss can be immobilizing. Because each individual is unique, finding the support you need to move through to a place of peace and acceptance is vital. I work with clients to help them process the pain of loss by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues that may be keeping them from resolving their pain and moving forward to a place of healing and acceptance. We work together to build a structure that both motivates and enables the healing process to begin and ultimately gives them the opportunity to overcome and triumph over grief.

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP
Grief Counselor

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist

In 92101 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Everyone deals with grief and loss differently. So having someone to talk to who can meet your unique needs during the time that you are processing a loss is important. I am both a skilled listener and problem solver that can help you process your loss, emotions and any "unfinished business". This support will help you move through the stages of grief.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92121 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to 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 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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to 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.

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92037 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Your unresolved grief, whether from a death, divorce, or the many other types of loss is individual and unique. For over 20 years, I have been assisting survivors recover. Grief is a natural part of life; however, if your sadness, insomnia, anxiety, fears, avoidance and perhaps anger are overwhelming, my experience, understanding and specialty in treating anxiety disorders with cognitive behavioral and compassion-focused counseling will help you gain specific strategies to manage your painful symptoms and come out the other side. To move forward in your recovery, call me at 619-542-0536

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Grief Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to 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.

Stephanie Sandoval, MA
Grief Counselor

Stephanie Sandoval, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

"Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried." Grief is often an incredibly lonely experience. Even if we are surrounded by others in our lives, that support is often limited. Although grief is a normal human experience, each person’s grief is subtly different. As a grief and loss therapist in San Diego, I facilitate the exploration of client's thoughts, emotions and feelings, helping process and navigate the complexities of bereavement in a supportive environment.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Grief Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to 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.

Cynthia Valentine, MA
Grief Counselor

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Grief is a force that requires great care and self-compassion. No one grieves in the same way. Grief is not always linked to the death of a loved one. Grief and loss can happen because of a job loss, moving, death of a pet, completing college or a graduate degree program, or even loss of a career. We will practice ways of integrating the loss into your loss, so it isn't this consuming force. For many, the goal of grief counseling is to simply "learn how to live with it." We will practice ways of living with the loss in a way that honors yourself, your experience, and your future plans.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92104 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Working through grief and loss can be confusing and feel isolating. With my approach, I can walk alongside you through the different stages of grief, help you identify the unique ways you are currently grieving now and will need to grieve in the future, and bring you back to a place of resolution regarding your loss, whether that's related to a loved one, a relationship, or otherwise.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Grief Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93065 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

EXPERIENCING THE INTENSE PAIN OF LOSS? Whether it is due to the loss of a loved one, a job or something that means a lot to you, I can help! In counseling you can work through the feelings of sadness, grief, emptiness, regret, anger, guilt, frustration… so that you can come to terms with unfinished businesses and move on to healing, recovery, growth and empowerment. Don't hesitate to call me for a free telephone consultation session.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Grief Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to 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.

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Welcome! Have you recently experienced the loss of a family member or a significant other? This is an extremely difficult time and seeking therapy is the first step in making progress. The process can be difficult but you have arrived at the right place. We will work with you on your process of beginning to process your recent loss and work through your current struggles.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP
Grief Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner | GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is hard. Grief is natural. Animals grieve. Grief is something we feel deep in our bodies and can be disorienting and destabilizing. Grief brings up questions about who we are, the world, the existence or goodness of God, and purpose and futility of life. Dealing with grief, especially when the loss is traumatic and unexpected, requires a slow and tender space to allow the grief to move through our body and to settle in our hearts with warmth and memory. I am here to help you grieve the loss of your loved one, experience, health , future or even your beloved pet. .

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92075 - Nearby to 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!

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Grief Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

When you lose something or someone important or close to you, it may be difficult to make sense of life or to feel that others can relate to or understand what you are going through. If you need someone to talk to about what happened, I am here for you. I understand that sadness is sometimes something that shouldn't be fixed, but embraced. I will come alongside you, listen to you, and support you in the journey of making sense of what has happened to you. Grief and Loss is a painful time of life, but its one that every human being goes through. You are not alone. One strategy I use to help my Grief/Loss clients is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where I help you explore unhelpful thoughts

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling
Grief Counselor

Christian Snyder, PHD-IP, MDIV, MA-Counseling

Military and First Responder PTSD Specialist

In 92010 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

In your deepest moments of grief and loss, you will learn how to process the loss correctly and realize a practice that will heal your wounded heart. It is natural to feel sad and mourn the death of a loved one yet, I will lead the client to a place of understanding and to the realization for the purpose of life and the purpose of death. For believers, you can trust in the only Man that ever overcame sin and death. Together, I will lead you to the comfort in his Word that promises "whoever lives and believes in me shall never die!" (John 11:25 – 26) Don't wait. Call today. 951-581-4200

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Grief Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92008 - Nearby to 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 set up an appointment with Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT today.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to 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.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91942 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

People experience many different kinds of grief and loss, from the death of a friend or family member (including pets) to loosing a job or one's health. Therapy for grief and loss can help you through a very difficult and painful transition. Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and allowing yourself to spend time grieving instead of pushing down the feelings and emotions that ought to be expressed can help you to manage through this time in the best way possible. I provide a safe and caring place and a supportive therapeutic relationship as you work through your experience and manage the wide range of emotions you may feel.

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Grief Counselor

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Everyone at one time or another experiences loss and goes through the grief process. What helps a person through this is to cognitively process the event. An excellent way to do this is through the EMDR technique. I have received training through the EMDR institute (Emdria) and can assist individuals through times of loss and help them through the grief process. EMDR is one of the most effective methods to help process the loss, allow the person to experience the wave of emotions and bring the feeling and belief of resolve and completion which will help the person move forward.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92067 - Nearby to Rancho Santa Fe.

Throughout our lives we all experience grief and loss. It is inevitable and yet it feels so overwhelming and lonely. We often have few tools to deal with the emotions accompanying the loss and few tools to manage the changes in our lives that result from the loss. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a pet, career, relationship or a life transition, learn to stay connected and process your loss. I have worked as a psychologist in my Carlsbad private practice for over 22 years treating grief and loss. Call today for a free 20 minute consultation at: (760) 930-0886 and to schedule an appointment. To learn more about grief visit my website: Rakefet Benderly.com


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

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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. .


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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Rancho Santa Fe public health department.