Grief and Loss Counseling in Spring Valley, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Spring Valley, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Grief Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW
Grief Counselor

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

All loss is grief. Grief is a normal response to loosing anything: a loved one, a home, a job, a relationship. Grief is a journey. Some grief can be more complicated and more difficult journey to walk through alone. Grief is as unique to each person as is their they are. No two people will grieve the same, nor should they. Thus, my therapeutic approach to grief therapy is uniquely patterned to the individual and their personal experience. There are a variety of therapeutic approaches that can be used. I will find what works best for you.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

There are many forms of loss that can significantly impact a person's life (i.e. losing a job, friendship, home, death of a loved one, giving up a destructive habit or addiction). The pain that accompanies grief and loss can be so overwhelming that it takes all of our will power just to get through the day. Depending on the nature of the loss, it can feel like purpose and passion for living are missing. I assist clients in a 3 step process which involves acceptance of the loss, finding meaning to the pain they are experiencing, and developing goals to help the client continue productively on their life journey.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92067 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

Throughout our lives we all experience grief and loss. It is inevitable and yet it feels so overwhelming and lonely. 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. As a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I can help you learn to cope with your emotions and give you tools to deal with the changes that result in your life from the loss. Lets work together in a warm, caring and supportive environment. Call today for a free 20 minute consultation (760) 930-0886.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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!

David Peters, MS, MFT
Grief Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.

Deborah Moyer, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT
Grief Counselor

Kari Katzenmeier, LMFT, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92103 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

I have experience working with individuals, children, and families as they navigate life after the death of a loved one. As a counselor at San Diego Hospice, I came to understand that grief can be a lonely and sometimes complicated process. At times the loss does not seem real, it can be scary and overwhelming to feel the pain it brings, and finding ways to "move on" can be daunting. I would be honored to assist you in this journey and help guide the way towards embracing life again.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T
Grief Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92128 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

Are you greving the loss of a loved one? At times, grief can be overhwleming and bring you to your knees. I am compassionate and empathetic and can help you work through your pain in a sensative and skillfull manner. Find a place of warmth to process and work through the pain. Regain yourself, heal, and restore you heart by contacting me today.

Philip Kolba, MA
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to Spring Valley.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Spring Valley, CA.

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

Spring Valley is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 7.16 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Spring Valley is 29,841 people with 9,497 households and a median annual income of $62,356. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Spring Valley, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley public health department.