Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in National City CA.


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Grief & Loss

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Sooner or later you will lose someone you love or something that is important to you. It happens to all of us and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and lose perspective in such times. There is a process that guides you through grief and brings you to the other side whole. I offer to guide you through the process at your pace and in your way so you will have your time to grieve with comfort and perspective and emerge stronger having endured the experience.

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Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

I have extensive specialized training with treating clients suffering with grief and loss. No matter what the loss is; death of loved one, divorce, relationship, job, etc., I can help! There are several stages of grief that I assist each client in working through. The stages are painful to work through, so I am there to provide guidance, compassion and support each step of the way.

Grief & Loss

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Grief and Loss are some of the most real and difficult emotions and feelings to deal with and to cope and live with. Loss of a beloved family relationship, dear friend, mentor, as well as a beloved pet can cause a shock and vast loss that is seemingly impossible to overcome. Grief and loss therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my decades of counseling. Grief and loss therapy is not a band aid to the pain. It is a process for working to create closure and a continued internal relationship which can still sustain life after loss. When relationships are important, grief and loss are a process of dealing with the depths of love and attachment which are key to being human.

Grief & Loss

Shirley Babior, LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Your unresolved grief, whether from a death, divorce, or the many other types of loss is individual and unique. For over 20 years, I have been assisting survivors recover. Grief is a natural part of life; however, if your sadness, insomnia, anxiety, fears, avoidance and perhaps anger are overwhelming, my experience, understanding and specialty in treating anxiety disorders with cognitive behavioral and compassion-focused counseling will help you gain specific strategies to manage your painful symptoms and come out the other side. To move forward in your recovery, call me at 619-542-0536

Grief & Loss

Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Grief is something that can be difficult to explain or understand if it has not been felt. After the loss of my daughter Riley, I went through a time of grief and loss unlike anything I had experienced before. As your therapist, you can be assured that I am not only extensively trained in grief counseling methods - but that I also intimately know what it feels like. I have the heart knowledge as well as the book knowledge allowing me to better address your concerns and thoughts than someone who has not experienced painful loss.

Grief & Loss

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

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Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

People experience many different kinds of grief and loss, from the death of a friend or family member (including pets) to loosing a job or one's health. Therapy for grief and loss can help you through a very difficult and painful transition. Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and allowing yourself to spend time grieving instead of pushing down the feelings and emotions that ought to be expressed can help you to manage through this time in the best way possible. I provide a safe and caring place and a supportive therapeutic relationship as you work through your experience and manage the wide range of emotions you may feel.

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Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Sometimes when losing your special loved one, your heart may cause you to wonder if you will ever enjoy life again. Learning about the grieving process is one way to build hope. There is no "normal" in grief. Your grief journey will be unique to you. I can help you identify and let go of the feelings you may have buried inside. I will also provide tools to equip you through the process. I want to support you as you learn to live and define life without the presence of your loved one.

Grief & Loss

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

I have been providing individual, couple, family, and group therapy to people coping with grief and loss for 15 years. Specializing in oncology, I understand the challenges for individuals and families coping with life threatening and long term illness. I have experience in perinatal death, sudden death, and helping grieving children. Grief and loss isn't just about death and dying, it is about the many small and large changes that occur in life when everything changes quickly. Choosing me as a therapeutic partner ensures a level of understanding around the many layers of challenges you and your family are facing.

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Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

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Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

People tend to associate grief and loss with death and dying, however symptoms of loss are associated with any major life change. Examples of life changes include: Marriage Divorce Birth of First Child Career change Moving Mid-life Identity issues Empty-nesting Retiring These are just a few examples of life changes that are associate with feelings of loss. Grief and loss is a normal human experience and I teach concrete skills and tools to navigate through these life changes.

Grief & Loss

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

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Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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!

Grief & Loss

Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

The only way to heal from grief is by grieving. There is no other way around it. Grief and loss are two of the most painful feelings we can experience. The hopelessness and helplessness that accompany these feelings are deep and seem unrelenting. Bereavement counseling can provide a safe place for the expression of all feelings surrounding grief including anger, and the realization that love is stronger than death and loss.

Grief & Loss

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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 situation in a warm, caring and supportive environment. Loss can often make you feel isolated and alone. Let's work through this together.

Grief & Loss

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

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.

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