Grief/Loss Services

Grief counseling in San Diego

Many of us will experience loss at some point in our lives. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Bereavement is a type of grief involving the death of a loved one. Bereavement and grief can trigger a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger. It can also involve guilt, longing, and regret. Associated emotions can vary in their strength or mildness, and come in random waves, which can also be confusing.

The process of adapting to a significant loss varies from one individual to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost. People in grief can experience different thoughts as they make sense of their loss. People may assign themselves varying levels of responsibility, from “There was nothing I could have done,” to “It’s all my fault.” Grieving behaviors also vary from sharing their feelings with others to being alone and social withdrawal.

No one way of grieving is better than any other. Some people are stoic and may seek distraction from the loss. Others are more emotional and delve deep into their feelings. Every individual has unique needs when coping with loss.

We focus on multiple forms of loss counseling, including:

  • Child Loss
  • Divorce
  • Grandparents’ Loss
  • Parent Loss
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Loss (car accidents, gun violence, natural disasters)

Our grief counseling specialists focus on:

  • Acceptance
  • Anger
  • Adjustment
  • Adapting
  • Bargaining
  • Coping
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Social Life
  • Managing New Routines
  • Future Plans

Our team of specialists provide grief counseling, grief support groups, coping mechanisms, adaptive life skills, and adjustment tools for kids, teens, and adults who are struggling with grief and loss. We are sensitive to your religious, and socio-cultural values and belief, and tailor support and treatment to your unique family needs.