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Grief Counseling San Diego

Loss is a natural part of your human experience. Many of us have been taught ways to cope with loss and emotions that may bury the pain, which may show up several years later and make you feel overwhelmed.

You may have found this page because your heart is broken and you’re looking for help. Regardless of how you found us, we’re glad you did and we think you’re a special person. We look forward to supporting you in healing your broken heart.

All grief is experienced at 100%.  There is no such thing as a half-griever and we do not compare grief.  Every person has experienced any one of the hundred types of loss.  And each person will experience those losses in just as wide an array of types of loss.

You are not supposed to feel a certain way, and we aren’t going to tell you that we know how you feel because we don’t.  Only you know how you feel.   

Let us help you heal your broken heart.

John Bacon Gilbert – Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, LMFT #125762

Grief Recovery Method Certified

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Types of Grief Counseling

We are ready to help you in the process of recovery and help with healing. Explore our multiple counseling and therapy services in San Diego to find a solution that suits you.

Usually, the word “grief” is associated with when we lose someone in our life. But what do we call it when we have uncomfortable feelings with someone who is still with us or someone who has never been there for us? In short, grief can come in multiple forms and can be described as a normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind. If you have been shown that grief is not normal or natural, I’m not surprised. Until we found the Grief Recovery Method, it wasn’t either.

You may also be experiencing grief and confusion as the result of a change to a familiar pattern. This definition opens the door to positive experiences such as getting married, buying a house, moving, having a baby, new job, becoming debt free or getting sober from drugs or alcohol.

Bereavement Counseling

Overcoming loss is not easy. Most people struggle to overcome the pain of losing a loved one, which can significantly impact their coping with relationships, friends, death, work productivity, and overall functioning.

Counseling and therapy, either group or individual, with a family therapist is an excellent way to ground yourself and reconnect with happiness.

Our therapists work at your pace for the best results.

Pet Loss

We typically outlive our pets, and the pain of losing them can take a toll on us. We know everyone experiences and tries to process the loss of their pet in an individual way.

We offer pet loss groups and grief support groups so you have the support you need after losing a pet. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you lost your special friend.

We help you manage your feelings so you can reflect on the loss of your pet with both happy memories and sad ones without guilt.

Relationship Loss

Loss can shake the foundation of any relationship. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, loss of a child, divorce, relationship issues, infertility, life transitions, loss of a job, or experiencing an empty nest for the first time, each partner experiences each loss differently—which may divide strong relationships. If you have concerns that grief has negatively impacted you and your partner, try one of our groups.

Our therapists implement practical solutions, reinforcing communication and empathy in your relationship and family.

You can feel confident with our services, knowing you have relationship support during these challenging times.

Grief In The Workplace

Loss affects many facets of life, including work. If you struggle to manage emotions, you may fail to meet expectations on the job.

We offer counseling services for those who struggle with grief in the workplace. Utilize our resources to get back on track with your routine.

Dealing With Loss

Losing a loved one can be a devastating life event that impacts your happiness and families.

Grief is a natural response to loss. Many of us have not been given the opportunity to recognize grief as normal and natural—in fact, it’s been anything but. Often, we are told things like “time heals all wounds.”

We can help you understand the common types of grief and how to walk through each one. We aren’t going to tell you it’s time to get over it or to not have a difficult time.

Grief Recovery Method Certified

Meet Your Grief Counselor in San Diego

Choose us when you need to find a grief therapist or marriage counseling in San Diego. There is hope. We have a team of dedicated specialists who value your health and happiness.

Treating clients is not just a job for us; it’s a passion. Having walked through our own unprocessed grief and struggling with personal and emotional depression, we have first-hand insight and we believe everyone can benefit from this process. Schedule a consultation so we can match you with the right group for your needs. We specialize in grief recovery and grief support groups, so you can be confident about the treatment.

Meet the San Diego team and learn more about our compassion and why we love to serve.

Grief Counseling San Diego: What You Need to Know

We make grief therapy in San Diego, CA, accessible to anyone in the world who needs support. Our specialists are standing by to answer your questions and concerns and guide you through the grieving process. We guide you if you are unsure which services you need.

The most important thing is that you are taking this step now. We know it can be scary, which may cause discomfort or hesitation.

Our process is effective for treating all forms of loss.

Consider partnering with us if you struggle with:

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Although our support groups are 6-8 weeks long, we are here for you as long as you need us. Therapy is sometimes challenging, but we will support you until you regain the confidence you desire.

We Make Treatment Accessible and Affordable

Sadly, many people who struggle with grief do not find the safe space or support they need within their families. Generally, money and time play a crucial role in this challenge.

Unfortunately, these sacrifices may worsen symptoms and cause more suffering over time. We want to see you improve your life so much that we reserve 25% of our spots for reduced-fee clients. We understand that schedules may not always align, but we can help reduce the cost barrier.

We promote accessible and affordable services. We make booking flexible so that you can meet with us around a busy schedule. In addition, your therapist will proactively plan sessions to help you get the most from your visits.

Don’t let time and money keep you from getting the quality support you deserve. We are here to help with your grieving.

Manage Other Mental Health Conditions with Grief Counseling

Grief impacts other mental health conditions you may be dealing with. Fortunately, our treatment may relieve various conditions, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Dissociation

  • Irritability

  • Physical Fatigue

  • Loss of motivation

  • Dependency concerns

  • Survivor’s guilt

  • Insomnia

  • Nightmares

Since many of these conditions result from grief, we can help you better understand them. Our licensed therapists will address each problem.

We know that we may not be the best option for everyone, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see you get help.

We make frequent contact with other therapists in San Diego who practice integrative medicine and can offer referrals to therapists with openings.

Let us know how we can help you manage other mental health conditions if you feel we aren’t a good option. We will guide you in the right direction.

Book Your Appointment Today In San Diego

We put your health first. Our team takes time to learn about you and your challenges.

If you are grieving and ready to take the next step, contact us today. Our friendly staff will answer your questions about our methods and pricing options.

It’s time to start feeling better and practice new routines. Book an appointment with our family therapist today by clicking the button below.

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6 Week Program ~ Small Groups ~ Six 90-Minute Sessions

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8 Week Program ~ Small Groups ~ Eight 90-Minute Sessions

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Pay $395 Today, $200 In Week 3, & $200 In Week 6