Welcome to Stages of Grief Recovery

Your Grief and Loss Specialist in
San Luis Obispo County

  • Do you wonder how long it will take to go through the stages of grief?
  • Are you hurting after losing a loved one – a spouse, a parent, a child, a pet?
  • Have you faced a major life transition and wonder how to move forward?
  • Do you feel like life is passing you by?
  • Have the months or years passed and you wonder how to find happiness again?

My name is Debbra Bronstad. I am a special kind of grief recovery coach and counselor who helps people process and complete their grief after recent and long ago losses:

  • Loss of a spouse through death or divorce
  • Death of a child
  • Job loss
  • Loss of a home due to move, divorce, fire, natural disaster or foreclosure
  • Pet loss
  • Loss of a parent
  • Loss of a community
  • Life transitions
  • Retirement
  • Empty nest
  • Past losses
  • Loss of a grandparent
  • Relationship estrangement
  • Other disappointments in life 

I can help you deal with your grief and loss. Call (805) 242-3569 for a free consultation.

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Many of us have heard the saying, “time heals all wounds.”

Do you have wounds that have not healed over time? It is a myth that time alone will take care of grief. Many are waiting a very long time to find happiness again.

You are not alone.

The fact is time is not enough to complete the grieving process. There are specific steps that are required for your heart to recover from tragedy and loss so you can find happiness again.

Some people go through some of the steps of grief recovery over time, but rarely do people go through all of the steps for significant losses in their lives. When grief is incomplete it restricts energy and hinders us from living the abundant, joyful life we long for.

I invite you to read more about how the stages of grief we take for granted, are more of a myth than a reality. The stages of grief model can actually hinder your recovery.

Time alone does not heal wounds of the heart. These stages of grief models suggest that if you just wait long enough, you will move through all the stages until you are healed. This leads to months and years of unnecessary heartache and disappointment.

Counseling available for men, women, children and couples in San Luis Obispo County.

Debbra Bronstad, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Grief Recovery Specialist® and Life Coach, serves the communities of Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Morro Bay, Cambria, Los Osos, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, Nipomo and Santa Maria.

Offices located in Arroyo Grande and Atascadero.

Do you live somewhere out of the area? Too far to make the drive to the office?

Ask about phone or Skype coaching. Call (805) 242-3569 for a free consultation.

Counseling Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, San Luis Obispo,  Nipomo, Santa Maria, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach,  Morro Bay,  Los Osos, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Santa Margarita

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT
MFC 52836
Marriage & Family Therapist
Grief Recovery Specialist®
Life Coach
(805) 242-3569 Central Coast California
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Arroyo Grande

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