Grief and Loss Counseling in Watsonville, CA.

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


Magda Wroblewska, MA, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Magda Wroblewska, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Loss is part of life. Loss of a loved one, of a life as we knew it through illness, divorce, or unemployment. It is as natural as changing seasons. Yet it still causes pain and suffering. Sometimes we get stuck in grief. I often start therapy by asking: would your loved one want you to be in pain for the rest of your life. Nobody ever said: yes. Acknowledging that there is life after loss is the first step to recovery. After that we will talk about your sadness, grief, sometimes guilt, sometimes resentment, sometimes abandonment. All these feelings need to be respected, processed and slowly you will start noticing that the sun is still shinning and there is a new challenge in front of you

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

Jean Galica, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jean Galica, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95037 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Your life changes forever when you lose someone, whether you were close or had a strained relationship. Knowing how to make this transition when your emotions are all jumbled and you at times feel like you might go crazy can be very scary and lonely. Healing from a loss doesn't happen in isolation, nor is it a sole event. That is why seeking help is not only comforting, but also reassuring you are on the right path, knowing what to expect and how best to weather the storm. Eventually you will be able to go on with life and again find happiness and meaning. I've not only walked this journey personally, but I have walked alongside many others. Together we've made the journey successfully.

Peter Cellarius, AMFT
Grief Counselor

Peter Cellarius, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

At My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, we help our client's through each of the five stages of grief by helping them find comfort in God's word and processing his/her emotions in healthy ways. With loving support, we journey with the client through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. At MTT, we are mindful that everyone processes grief and loss differently and on different timetables.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Grief Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95073 - Nearby to Watsonville.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Although grief is an inevitable experience in life, coping with loss can be immobilizing. Because each individual is unique, finding the support you need to move through to a place of peace and acceptance is vital. I work with clients to help them process the pain of loss by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues that may be keeping them from resolving their pain and moving forward to a place of healing and acceptance. We work together to build a structure that both motivates and enables the healing process to begin and ultimately gives them the opportunity to overcome and triumph over grief.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95120 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Grief, if left blocked, can be a significant drain on our energy. It is possible (and common) to move at such a fast pace through life that we are completely unaware of unprocessed feelings. When sadness, loss, and regret are identified, expressed, and released we reclaim our vitality and improve self-esteem. Another benefit of this process is improvement in our relationships. I provide a safe, comfortable environment to explore these issues.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Grief Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Watsonville.

I know personally how painful grief and loss can be. Also, my studies and my work at Hospice, counseling people in grief, showed me the many facets of this journey. Whether a loved one has passed, or you are going through divorce, change of home or career, a major loss presents big challenges. You may very well face day to day difficulties like low energy, foggy thinking, overwhelming feelings, physical pain, and changing relationships. I can help you navigate these challenging days and weeks and months. Your journey through your grieving can ultimately be a blessing in your growth, self understanding, and in the expansion of your loving heart.

Mark Schwartz, Sc. D.
Grief Counselor

Mark Schwartz, Sc. D.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93940 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Loss is a post traumatic stress and effective grieving is essential to recovery.I use the regrets, resentments, and appreciations dialogues so that an individual has an opportunity to release contradictory and confused feelings often tied to loss.Usually it is helpful for a couple to come if in relationship, so the intimacy of the relationship can fascilitate the healing.Psychodrama can also be helpful in expressing feelings tied to loss.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Watsonville, CA.

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

Watsonville is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 6.68 square miles and a water area of 0.09 square miles.  The population of Watsonville is 53,628 people with 14,216 households and a median annual income of $46,018. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Watsonville, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Watsonville, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Watsonville may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Watsonville public health department.