Grief and Loss Counseling in South El Monte, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in South El Monte, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

The experience of grief and loss, while expected at various life stages, can result in physical pain, and the emergence of symptoms that lead to experiencing a slow downward spiral in overall wellbeing, and perhaps desire to withdrawal from personal and professional commitments. Many clients seek compassionate and sensitive guidance to navigate through the ups and downs of any number of losses, ranging from diminishing health, to ending a relationship, or other life transition. Together, clients and I develop a transformative plan to stabilize, heal, gain insight and to enhance their proficiency to improve the strength needed to reconstitute their skills and hopes for today and the future.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to South El Monte.

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.

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to South El Monte.

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.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person goes through. It is so important to be able to honor the relationship in a space where one can speak freely, tell stories, and attribute meaning to the connection. I am interested in exploring the impact and legacies of significant relationships and how clients can integrate them into their current lives.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Grief Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90042 - Nearby to South El Monte.

I have lost people close to me and I can understand what you may be experiencing, even if you had violent/sudden loss. I offer a highly supportive environment in which we talk through your loss, share memories, and I can teach you about grief and loss. In addition, I offer a supportive therapy group for bereavement, which has been proven extremely helpful to people grieving. I use energy therapies and other alternative therapies along with more conventional psychotherapy which enhances your healig and working through losses. I offer a holistic approach to therapy through talk therapy, art and creative therapy, group therapy, bibliotherapy and energy therapies. Contact me because I can help!

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

In 90631 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Most people come to therapy because of some loss and the need for grief work . Whether it is the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, most therapy involves grieving. We listen to the clients loss and validate their pain. We help educate them about the stages of grieving, then give them tools to help them tolerate the pain. It has been said ,"Most people don't care about how much we know, until they know how much we care". We genuinely respect each and every person who calls. We provide clients our direct cell phone numbers , because we want to be easily accessible to them.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to South El Monte.

How we grieve depends deeply upon our own personal experiences and pain. I work to assist each individual to grasp the depth and poignancy of this ended relationship and give them the tools that they need to live without this person/creature. Once this is completed, I help them to embrace the qualities that they can make part of their own legacy.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to South El Monte.

I understand that you need a safe and comforting person to think out loud with and and find the best therapy toolsI for your healing journey at your unique pace. We will work together to help ease the pain and plan for the future. You can learn to find the courage to find the strength in you by taiking it out and using stimple tools that we can discover together.

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Ed Segawa, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92886 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Sometimes when you lose a loved one, you need extra help. If you have experienced death of a friend, spouse or someone close to you, it can create severe emotional distress. When going through a major loss like this, it is easy to feel depressed, lonely and empty. Sometimes you may say to yourself, "Just snap out of it", but it does not seem to help. If you are struggling through the loss of a loved one and need someone to talk to that can help more than just a friend, please give me a call.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to South El Monte.

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.

David Highfill, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to South El Monte.

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.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Grieving can be such a complicated process, filled with mixed emotions. Even seeking closure can feel confusing and wrong at times. Therapy can provide a place to gently face painful feelings and thoughts. You do not need to stay stuck in the suffering, confusion, or pain. By processing through these layers with a trained professional, you can gain understanding, peace, and healing.

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW
Grief Counselor

Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW

Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis

In 90802 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Grief is a painful and frightening process and it's important to recognize that each individual experiences grief in a different way. There is no "right way" to grieve. Some people may show a lot of emotion and others may retreat into themselves and become quiet. Alternatively, some people may become physically ill, display anger, throw themselves into a project or work, or simply lay on the couch and feel unable to do anything. Psychotherapy helps in understanding the grief process and assists in actively working through it. It also helps in developing an awareness of the strong feelings you have and an understanding of how previous experiences and loss have an impact today.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Grieving a loss can feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether you are grieving a recent loss or need to process a loss from your past, a safe space to freely express your thoughts and feelings can be healing. Children's response to loss is framed by their developmental capacities. For this reason, children may process a loss and then need to reprocess at a later stage of development. Therapy provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to process their loss in age appropriate ways.

Debra Burianek, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Debra Burianek, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Sometimes things can be overwhelming and you may feel that you just can’t do it anymore. It can feel very lonely and frustrating. You are not alone. This is a difficult process to manage. I will be here to help you move through the process. I provide an empathetic and warm environment to help you process the grief and loss. Give me a call and we can set up an appointment. I can help you utilize the strength that is within you and help you to process the grief and loss that you are feeling.

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Grief Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Losing a friend, spouse, or family member is always a difficult trial. Nobody wants to experience or think about these types of events, but it's happened. Perhaps you've tried to cope, but it still hurts. There is help and support for you no matter what stage of grief you're in. We will help guide you through this unfortunate state in your life with all the care and support that you need. Many have made it through and hope can still be found! Reach out to us. You deserve to live again!

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Loss and grief are an inevitable part of life. The loss of a loved one, friend, job or life-stye may result in painful experience. Talking through the feelings of shock, disbelief, sadness, anger, and guilt can be a tremendous help at these times. It can hasten your progress toward acceptance of the loss and the new world of possibility that awaits you. An experienced therapist of 32 years, I have guided many people through this journey and have seen the wonderful benefits of a safe, caring and encouraging relationship during times like these.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90034 - Nearby to South El Monte.

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.

Jordan Kirschner, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jordan Kirschner, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91606 - Nearby to South El Monte.

"The only way out is through." ~ I believe this to be true in terms of dealing with grief and loss. Whether it's dealing with the loss of a person, relationship, or dream, we all grieve differently and for different reasons, but we don't have to go through it alone, which is why finding the right kind of therapeutic support is important. I believe that giving people the right kind of guidance, tools, coping strategies, and support, will help them pass through the grief cycle and come out of it with more insights about life and themselves, feel more resilient, and more empowered.

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90805 - Nearby to South El Monte.

I lost my father suddenly and unexpectedly a few years ago and at the time it didn't feel like something I could get through. Surviving my grief and moving through it was incredibly difficult but I've learned a lot about grief and about myself in the process. As a result of my experience I understand what it's like to lose someone so close to you. A lot of times with grief just knowing you're not alone and your experiences are valid makes it survivable. As a result of my journey, I'm able to support others going through grief at a deeper level and share what I've learned that helped me survive and thrive following a difficult loss.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to South El Monte.

Grieving is a complex process. There is no right or wrong, ideal or non-ideal formulaic process to grieving. Grief is personal and varies from person to person. Allowing oneself to grief, while not loosing perspective on life is a difficult process and often requires assistance. This is where I can be of help. I will listen and provide guidance during the process of grief.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 91733 - Nearby to South El Monte.

We all know that with life comes loss but it doesn't make the experience any easier. Grief and loss is different for everyone and there is no right way to go through the process. Loss in life can bring about changes in our view of the world or ourselves; it can often bring about anxieties that we've never experienced before. My approach is to help you understand the grieving process and how to move forward in life.

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91105 - Nearby to South El Monte.

The devastating loss of someone you love can be all-consuming. On some days, you can think of nothing but your overwhelming loss. Other days, life will seem unusually fine until a memory knocks your whole day off track. I have been allowed to be a guiding force in the healing of many people going through the grief process. It's not about "getting over it" and pretending like nothing happened. It's about coming to an understanding of life in a different way than it has ever been before. The path forward is built on deep understanding and having tools for the hard days.

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

In 90004 - Nearby to South El Monte.

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.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to South El Monte.

No one grieves exactly the same way. While some may grieve a loss within a short amount of time, others take much longer and both are normal. Problem areas may be an extended grief process, along with other conditions, such as depression, medical conditions, or many other life's stressors and transitions. There is no set schedule towards grieving as some individuals may show pain and suffering openly whereas others hide their sorrow but may show it in ways that even they are unaware, i.e., medical conditions, struggles in every day life projects, and inability to connect with others. Psychotherapy can help; I have a great deal of experience with grief and loss of loved ones and/or pets too



South El Monte is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 2.84 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of South El Monte is 20,878 people with 5,243 households and a median annual income of $40,938. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for South El Monte, CA

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Mental health treatment and therapy in South El Monte is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in South El Monte are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local South El Monte public health department.