Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

There are few things worse than losing a loved one or friend. Grief can leave you reeling and throw your mental health for a loop, leading to depression, stress, anxiety, and more.

Unaddressed grief can influence your life for years. That’s why it is best to consider professional help to help you grieve. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms and Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are some common symptoms of grief that signal you should seek help:

  • You blame yourself for your loved one’s passing.
  • Your grief is so profound that you find it difficult to keep up with your everyday routine (getting out of bed, showering, going to work, etc.)
  • You purposely isolate yourself.
  • You have unexplained new anger, anxiety, or depression.
  • You turn to alcohol, drugs, or sex to numb or distract from your loss.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

You may not experience grief in this specific order. You may also feel disenfranchised grief, which is grief that does not fit into societal norms of what you should be grieving. Disenfranchised grief can include grief for a pet, a lost dream, a breakup, infertility, or more. No matter what type of grief you are experiencing, your symptoms may look different from those in the above list.

To learn more about grief types and stages, read licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article on how to move through grief. You can also check out our founder’s personal story of how therapy helped him move from grief to growth.

Get Grief Counseling Today!

A grief therapist can provide much-needed support for you as you go through the stages of grief and find your footing again. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified grief therapist is easy! Start by browsing grief experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Benedict Choi
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We will explore attachment injuries from the past that impact present relational functioning. We will notice the emotions you're experiencing and the meaning you make about them. We will identify blocks and traumas that keep you stuck.


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Together, we will:

We will explore attachment injuries from the past that impact present relational functioning. We will notice the emotions you're experiencing and the meaning you make about them. We will identify blocks and traumas that keep you stuck.

Something to know about my approach is:

My clients express that they gain additional insight about themselves as they becoming curious about one's own reactions and responses comes to the forefront. People feel safe, validated and seen.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attachment Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma EMDR
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Carla Avalos
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In therapy, my goal is to help my clients seek clarity, find peace and self-compassion in their lives while also working on healing their wounds that may feel too heavy to overcome or carry on their own. I provide a safe and collaborative space .


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In therapy, my goal is to help my clients seek clarity, find peace and self-compassion in their lives while also working on healing their wounds that may feel too heavy to overcome or carry on their own. I provide a safe and collaborative space .

Something to know about my approach is:

My therapy approach uses techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) , interpersonal therapy (IPT) and person centered therapy with a healing centered , anti-racist and culturally sustaining approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Immigration
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Adjustment
  • Marital stress
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • Situational Stress
  • Working Professionals
  • Work-Life Balance
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Carla Avalos  remote and phone therapy in California
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Natasha Aronson
Together, we will:

Together, we will collaborate to explore and promote change, build affect tolerance, acceptance, anxiety management, self-compassion, and non-judgement.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will collaborate to explore and promote change, build affect tolerance, acceptance, anxiety management, self-compassion, and non-judgement.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe you are the expert of your own experience and your strengths and resources, which have brought you this far, will continue to help you move forward toward the growth and healing you desire.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Work-Life Balance
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Natasha Aronson remote and phone therapy in California
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Carrie Covell
Together, we will:

take a close look at your behaviors, experiences, and relationships to determine what's working for you and what's not. We'll use this information to set goals and collaboratively work toward any changes you want to make.


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Together, we will:

take a close look at your behaviors, experiences, and relationships to determine what's working for you and what's not. We'll use this information to set goals and collaboratively work toward any changes you want to make.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I balance acceptance and change strategies. My sessions are structured yet flexible. While we'll develop a strong relationship and even enjoy some laughs, you'll almost always leave session with a small homework assignment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Carrie Covell remote and phone therapy in California, New York
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Emily Jenchura
Together, we will:

explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.


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Together, we will:

explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is called Cascade Clarity Psychological Services. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you make small changes that CASCADE to many aspects of your life. I use Mindfulness and Self-Compassion approaches to help you gain CLARITY.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • career burnout
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Dermatillomania / Skin Picking / Excoriation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trichotillomania / Hair Pulling
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Emily Jenchura remote and phone therapy in California