Grief and Loss Counseling in Topanga, CA.

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


Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

I feel deep compassion for those in grief. It's the perfect time to reach out to a professional whether your pain is from loss of a loved one, job or break-up My best advice about mourning that has worked for so many is: to make your mourning your own. There is no right way to grieve and no "right" amount of time. People really do heal from talking so one of the most important things I'll do is listen and reflect back what I am hearing to shift your guilt or pain to help you into a more accepting place. I'll offer you hope and concrete action steps to help you get life moving. We'll create ways to feel connected to your loved one, or find the door opening to a better job or relationship.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Grief Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Coach/consultant

In 90025 - Nearby to Topanga.

At some point, everyone experiences the grief and loss of something or someone valuable in life. The key is knowing how to grieve one's loss. Most people don't know how to grieve and our culture does not allow for it. Entering therapy after a loss of a job, relationship, or a loved one can help heal the wounds and help the individual move on with life.

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Topanga.

These feelings are authentic and are in your body, so you must feel them. If grief and loss felt and expressed at the time it is felt, it is healthy and appropriate. It is best, however, to try to live in the present and not dwell on the past or go in the future with feelings of hopelessness. Grief in children and adults are different and are treateddifferently.

Wendy Davis, MS, LMFT, EMDRIA Certified
Grief Counselor

Wendy Davis, MS, LMFT, EMDRIA Certified

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

While we all experience loss in our lives, some losses seem to completely knock our feet out from under us, leading to anxiety, depression, fears, guilt and sometimes, at its worst, causing us to question whether we want to go on. I will help you by compassionately and supportively accompanying you through the process of identifying, expressing, and recovering from the painful feelings you are experiencing. While some losses are never fully recovered from, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is possible to rediscover a sense of meaning, peace, and joy after loss.

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.
Grief Counselor

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Topanga.

Losing a loved one is hard to deal with and talking to the right person can really make a difference. Putting those messy emotions into a wrapped up package is not the way it is meant to be. The Kubler- Ross Stages of Grief will enable you to process grief if you know what to expect. Those stages are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. These stages are not ones that are necessarily done in order when dealing with the loss of your loved one. Knowing what to expect and having the right counselor to talk with will help by giving you the tools to frame and identify this loss. It is time to start learning to live life to the fullest again. Call for a free consultation today.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Topanga.

We all will inevitably experience loss- i.e., the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship, possibly significant life transitions. Grief and loss work focuses on developing effective and healthy coping mechanisms while moving through often challenging emotional states. Often individuals utilize maladaptive coping strategies, such as substances, alcohol and/or food to help minimize painful feelings. My philosophy is that while there are identifiable stages of grief and loss, they are not experienced sequentially. Navigating often confusing and competing emotions is necessary to ultimately heal.

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Topanga.

Have you lost a loved one? Had a divorce? Laid off from your job? There are many ways we experience loss, and it often hampers the way you live life. Come learn how to process and move on--in a healthy, natural way that honors your loss . . . and honors you. At CCRG, you will learn why you're feeling this way, and often, you'll learn WHAT you're feeling--it's sometimes confusing to identify just what's going on because you may have never felt these things before. We understand, and we want to help you along.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Topanga.

Losing a loved one (human or animal) can make us question our mortality and the meaning in our own life. Everyone has a unique way of grieving, yet we are often expected to grieve in culturally predefined ways. I can help and encourage you to create your own personal way of working through the acceptance of the loss, at whatever timeline feels appropriate to you. I can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to mourn. As you reflect on the loss, I will be with you to remember the joyous times with your loved one as well. I can guide you with different exercises, helping you on your way toward recovery.

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91356 - Nearby to Topanga.

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and takes time to grieve. Loss can bring up intense feelings that cause problems in our lives, and sometimes paralyzes growth. There are also other types of losses that have a negative impact on us, and get in the way of personal progress. The goal of grief work is not to “get over it”, but rather to learn to live with the loss, finding a “new normal”.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Topanga.

Loss and grief are natural occurrences in life. However, they can be major intrusions in the quality of our life if we are too caught up in them. They can also interfere if we are so defended against them that they limit our ability to function or impair our daily interactions with others. Sometimes, what we have lost is not a person but a job or a situation in our life that has had great meaning for us, like our self-image. That can feel devastating. Just like losing a person, these events must be grieved if we are to be able to move on. Grieving doesn’t mean forgetting or being weak. It’s a sign of love and strength. Together, we can work through the grief so you can move on.

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

In 90277 - Nearby to Topanga.

I have lost many loved ones and can ID the stages very quickly to help. I use various methods depending on the person. I believe groups are good for grief and encourage support networks. Talking to a Therapist at this time helps a great deal to minimize the grief. I believe that love never dies and one should be able to remember those with love and compassion. Time helps! Multiple losses are the hardest to deal with and need a counselor to start the healing process. Come in and talk! I have a protocol which is meaningful to anyone that has lost a loved one that works.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90049 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Jane Israyelyan, LMFT, CADC-II
Grief Counselor

Jane Israyelyan, LMFT, CADC-II

Marriage and Family Therapist, Addictions Specialist

In 91360 - Nearby to Topanga.

There are never enough "good-byes" when we loose someone we love. I understand that. Sometimes the world moves on quicker than we are ready to and that's okay. Many of us find ourselves cycling through the stages of grief waiting for our feelings to become less intense. Sometimes we try to forget only to remember more. If you would like to set a space and time to share please contact me. 100% confidential.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Topanga, CA.

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

Topanga is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 19.12 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Topanga is 8,923 people with 3,221 households and a median annual income of $112,330. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Topanga, CA

Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Topanga 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 Topanga public health department.