Grief and Loss Counseling in Topanga, CA.

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


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”.

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

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

Grief can be a difficulty beast to manage, a beast which can surface at any moment without warning and often comes in waves. When I’ve been grieving I’ve felt like I was in an emotional pong ball. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you to heal and leave the pain, loss, and grief in the past while holding on to the happy memories. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage this particular issue.

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Topanga.

The sudden or eventual loss of a loved one can cause feelings of emptiness, uncertainty, and long-lasting depression. While death, dying, and loss are inevitable events in life, it does not lessen the mental toll it can take on individuals. Through intervention, people learn how to process grief, prepare for events that trigger depressed or anxious feelings surrounding death, dying, and loss, and learn how to reflect on the positive times one had experienced with their loved ones.

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.

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT, MBA
Grief Counselor

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT, MBA

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 90210 - Nearby to Topanga.

We have all experienced loss in our lives, whether we lose a pet as a child or a parent, spouse or someone close to us. Loss is part of being human and with loss comes grief. Many physicians and other professionals minimize the impact of loss and grief but it is one of the most important human emotions and must be allowed to exist for as long as necessary. The 5 stages of depression come into play with grief and loss: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. When grief becomes depression, additional support is necessary. My work with grief and loss normalizes the impact of this powerful emotion and supports the person who struggles with this most human of feelings.

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

My years of experience as a psychologist has confirmed that there is no particular timetable for overcoming grief whether from a death of relative, partner, friend, pet or the more symbolic losses of empty nest, end of career, decisions not to have children or marry. I provide a safe environment for patients to explore the many feelings associated with grieving on their own terms and timetable.

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Topanga.

Grief is a normal reaction to any type of loss. The therapeutic objective is to help bereaved individuals recover from the emotional pain caused by the loss. Therapy goals consist of: recovery from the loss to help the client feel better, choosing a healthier approach to grieving, finding new meaning for living, reducing fears and unhealthy ways for dealing with the loss, and having the ability to enjoy memories and connecting to the deceased rather than resorting to isolation/depression. My therapeutic approach consists of educating about the stages of loss, working on issues complicating the grief process, validating emotions and teaching better coping mechanisms to handle the loss.

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91426 - Nearby to Topanga.

Grieving and losing loved ones can be such a difficult time. Everyone grieves differently, and you partner may even pull away. Sometimes your friends don't know what to say, so they don't call or come around. This can leave you feeling alone, sad, angry, and depressed. You need someone to talk to and support you during this difficult. The worst thing you can do is stuff those feelings down. They will find their way to surface one way or another. Hopefully, with caring, supportive counseling, you can express yourself and get through this difficult time.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Grief Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Topanga.

Devastation through grief and loss are unspeakable. Let me help you navigate through the maze that is your new reality. Sometimes these feelings must be experienced in a safe place with a counselor who understands that at times, there are no suitable words to express the extent of this pain. As an expert in this area of grief counseling, I will help you achieve the self compassion needed to deal with the pain, and thrive in your life.

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

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 91362 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

Everyone must deal with grief and loss at some point in their lives. When the loss is significant, the sadness can be overwhelming. Sometimes, the best therapy in such cases is simply to provide a safe place for the client to be heard and supported. Just being there for someone who is dealing with loss and the grief that accompanies it is often sufficient to help them manage the feelings and get back to living their own life in a productive and satisfying way.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Grief Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

Dr. Eris Huemer is has created a seven step system to heal your heart after the loss of someone you love. Dr. Eris gives you hope and growth in the face of death and loss. She will help you construct possibilities rather than limitations, and provides hope and comfort in a time of despair. Once you go through the grief process, you will expand your ability to a life trasformative experience.

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.

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Grief Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

In 90401 - Nearby to Topanga.

Saying goodbye to someone you loved, and who has loved you, is bittersweet. The thought of not seeing a beloved family member or friend again just plain hurts. It’s normal for someone to feel bitter, even angry during this time. I can help young adults grieve the death of a loved one, whether it be a person ... or a pet. I support my clients in making sense of their loss and healing their pain, so that they are able to move forward again in their lives.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Nicole Woolf, M.A.Ed., MSW, ACSW
Grief Counselor

Nicole Woolf, M.A.Ed., MSW, ACSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

Grief and loss are complicated emotions and experiences that may begin before someone leaves or dies. It is also possible to mourn your loss of independence and change in expectations. Your emotions can come on suddenly, creep up on you, come and go in waves or never leave. I can help you processing these feelings, which can help you manage the painful position you are in, understand your grief and potentially help you move on from your loss. Your ability to move on from the burden and weight you feel is possible. I can help you walk down this path.

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.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Grief Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90049 - Nearby to Topanga.

It is almost impossible for any of us to go through life without experiencing one or a series of losses. It could be a death, the end of a romantic relationship, loss of a job, being turned down by a university, or any other form of loss. Any type of loss can produce understandable feelings of sadness, shock, anger, difficulty sleeping, and confusion. When we experience loss, we go through various stages of grieving. I am specifically trained and have considerable experience helping people navigate through their experiences of loss and the grieving. Having experienced several losses in my own life, I have a good idea about what works and what doesn't.

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

We all will experience grief and loss at some point in our lives. For some people, these losses can be taken in stride. For others, it becomes a watershed moment that is hard to move past. I have many years of experience working with clients who have experienced grief and loss. It is common to experience shock, overwhelming sadness, anger and disbelief after a loss has occured. Through the counseling process, I will help you come to terms with the loss and begin to move forward in your life. You can begin to find the meaning in your life and start to experience enjoyment and happiness once again.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Grief Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90004 - Nearby to Topanga.

The goal of grief and loss therapy is to help you identifying the emotions connected to the loss, and express feelings related to the loss, i.e. guilt, blame, shame, anger, anxiety, helplessness and sadness.To address ways in which you can stay healthy and keep functioning. To help you understand your method of coping and what works best for you.

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

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

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

In 90272 - Nearby to Topanga.

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. .

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW
Grief Counselor

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW

LCSW

In 90025 - Nearby to Topanga.

Grief could at times make us feel less than whole, as if something is there, and yet missing. In the personal journey of grief, our approach is to find ways in which to honor the experience, the people, and the bonds once shared. Our approach to therapy is client-centered, meaning that it is individually-tailored to your needs within a supportive environment to help you honor that experience, find strength, and move through it as best you can. In doing so, we support a healthy balance of mental, emotional and behavioral activities to help you stay connected with yourself and your surroundings during experiences of loss.

David Silverman, LMFT
Grief Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90049 - Nearby to Topanga.

Everyone grieves in their own way. You shouldn't feel you are out-of-control because you grieve in unexpected ways or for a longer peroid. Cultural and religious differences in grieving exist which are perfectly acceptible. A therapist must be sensitive to these issues. Grief is said to involve denial, anger, bargaining, deperession and acceptance. We will monitor your reactions to validate those feelings in session. Unhealthy reactions to loss do occur; self-medicating, and isolating oneslef for long periods, experiencing full-blown depression -- these behaviors, can prove detrimental. We will monitor your behaviors and mood changes and deal with negative conditions, should they occur.



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.