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The following practitioners, listed in alphabetical order, specialize in providing grief support to bereaved individuals, couples and families.

Mikey Alter, MFT
Santa Monica
310-453-7766
Specializing in individual, adult and couples bereavement counseling.

Csilla Andor, MSW, LCSW
South Pasadena
323-333-2121
www.Fourth-Trimester.com; www.postpartum.net
Specializing in loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, infertility, pregnancy and postpartum emotional difficulties (e.g., postpartum depression)

Claire L. Austin, M.Phil
Imaginative Resources for Children
Los Angeles
310-273-7841
www.childhelper.com
Founder of Imaginative Resources for Children, recommending books to help children through challenging times.

Judy Axonovitz, LCSW
Los Angeles
310-838-6996
Counseling and consultation with individuals, groups and families around issues of illness, loss and bereavement.

Joyce Boucher, LCSW, MFT
Santa Monica and Woodland Hills
310-455-1779
Individual and couple’s counseling for grief and loss, including pregnancy loss, stillbirth, abortion, medical/genetic issues. Also working with cancer and general illness.

Julie Brams-Prudeax, MFT
Hollywood
213-243-2023
Certified grief counselor for adults who have lost a spouse, partner or parent, using traditional and energy therapy.

Maxine Dusig, MA, MFT
Santa Monica and Tarzana
310-828-2323
Individual and relationship psychotherapy, including couples, sibling and group counseling for recent and long-term bereavement and HIV/AIDS loss.

Rochelle Elias, MFT
Santa Monica
310-394-6104
Marriage and family therapist specializing in grief, loss and creativity.

Steven Fitch, PhD
Camarillo
805-987-7006
Grief and bereavement support for individuals, couples and families; also working with caregivers and those with chronic pain, health problems, PTSD, depression or anxiety.

Patricia Giermann, LCSW
Pasadena
626-441-5510
Clinical social worker specializing in bereavement and complex bereavement counseling/therapy.

Jill Gross, MFT
Beverly Hills
310-552-0439
Art therapist and marriage & family therapist focused on adults and couples dealing with cancer, illness, bereavement and loss

Beth Haynes, PhD
Thousand Oaks
805-435-4569
Clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, bereavement and anxiety; also facilitates pregnancy loss and youth loss support groups for Hospice of the Conejo.

Terry A. Jordan, LCSW, DCSW
West Los Angeles
310-895-4848
www.psychotherapyinla.com
Specializing in individual, group and couples therapy addressing issues of grief and loss. Groups held for teens who have lost a parent to suicide, adults who have lost a loved one to suicide, and adults whose spouses/significant others are suffering from a terminal/chronic illness or disability.

Lina Kaplan, PsyD
Los Angeles
310-277-4305
www.drlinakaplan.com
Clinical psychologist specializing in helping women and couples contend with the experience of pregnancy loss.

Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, ADTR
Los Angeles
310-289-2202
Group and individual therapy. Specialization in dance/movement therapy. Adults, geriatrics and teens. Treatment of loss, bereavement, illness, depression or general life change issues.

Sandra Jacoby Klein, MA, MFT
West Hollywood
310-652-2501
AIDS bereavement counseling, specializing in the emotional effects of grief and loss. Author of Heavenly Hurts: Surviving AIDS-Related Deaths and Losses.

Melissa Lopez, LCSW
107 South Fair Oaks Avenue #312
Pasadena , CA 91105
323-841-9950
mlopezlcsw@gmail.com
www.mlopezcounselingservicesforallseasons.com
Bilingual/Sliding scale available.

Nina Luce, RN, MFT
West Los Angeles
310-454-2411
Registered nurse and marriage and family therapist, working in bereavement and illness with individuals, couples and families. Specializing in the impacts of illness on marriage.

Bonnie Moore, LCSW
Burbank and Ventura
818-885-1290
Expert on children, loss and grief

Jay Nagdimon, PhD
Westwood
310-869-8292
Licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in counseling with individuals and families after loss through suicide,

Dr. Richard Ross
South Bay, Santa Monica, Culver City and the Westside
310-458-9298
Specializing in counseling for depression, anxiety disorders and/or grief.

Ellie Ross, MFT
Santa Monica
310-586-6995
Specializing in loss related to infertility and pregnancy loss, and other couples’, families and women’s issues.

Suzanne Shayne, MFT
14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite# 1100
Sherman Oaks, CA
818-517-6956
Specializes in Family and Spousal Bereavement.

Rick Shuman, PhD
Los Angeles
310-477-9700
Specializing in loss due to violent crime.

Marsha Spike, LCSW
Tarzana and Woodland Hills
818-346-4772
Social worker for adults and couples; experienced in issues related to bereavement, loss and serious illness.

Marilyn Stolzman, PhD, MFCC
Woodland Hills
818-591-2706
Bereavement specialist since l982. Executive Director of the H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and clinical hypnotist. Individual and relationship therapy.

Karen Tobias, LMFT
Redondo Beach
310-376-7865
Licensed marriage and family counselor, specializing in psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and families, focusing in loss and bereavement.


NOTE: These practitioners are neither endorsed nor supported by The Jewish Bereavement Project or any affiliated organization. This is not a comprehensive list of bereavement therapists, but rather, a select group of experienced professionals who were gathered through informal bereavement community networking. All practitioners work with Jewish and non-Jewish patients and clients and are committed and licensed to provide culturally and religiously sensitive and appropriate counseling. To receive a referral for psychiatric services, please contact your local Jewish Family Service office, or your personal healthcare insurance group.

 
   
© 2006 The Jewish Bereavement Project. Designed by Karin Mueller. Supported by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.