Grief and Loss Counseling in Santa Cruz, CA.

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


Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Grief Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

5905 Soquel Drive, Suite 400, Soquel, California 95073 | 831-479-1960

Dr. Dufford provides a safe, caring environment to resolve issues of grief and loss. Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist has over 25 years experience in helping clients release emotional stress and trauma associated with losses in life. He provides the tools and techniques to let go, access inner resources, move on and create the life you want to have. Dr. Dufford integrates various therapeutic approaches including talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy and guided imagery. Call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Grief Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| 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. .

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief & Loss: As an experience psychologist, I help people struggling with deep sorrow, pain of loss, guilt, denial, anger, and coping with tragedy process these emotions and experiences in a healthy way. If not handled properly, people can get stuck in 'complicated grief,' meaning that feelings of loss/grief do not improve over time. Through specific interventions, I can help a person move through these painful experiences and emotions to the other side and to eventual acceptance.

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2955 Park Ave, Soquel, California 95073 | 831-566-8077

Grief can be experienced in many different ways and sometimes the loss felt so strongly that it is helpful to talk to a professional. I offer a safe and comforting space to listen and suggest ways to process and move through grief for adults, teens and children. Making meaning through means of ritual, journaling, art or simply making space are several approaches that I utilize to support my clients during times of loss.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

5819 Soquel Drive, Suite A, Soquel, California 95073 | 410-330-9517

Losses from death, miscarriages & abortions, divorce, important relationships, jobs, friends, pets, integrity, independence, are all significant and important to process. Complicated grief requires skill and patience but is possible. Spirituality is an important component of grieving, finalizing and reconciling losses especially the most difficult ones.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Santa Cruz, CA.

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

Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 12.74 square miles and a water area of 3.08 square miles.  The population of Santa Cruz is 64,220 people with 21,516 households and a median annual income of $62,164. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Cruz, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz public health department.