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Complicated Bereavement Treatment in San Diego

Complicated bereavement, also called complicated grief, is a nuanced illness that needs care that is expert, specialized and compassionate.

Solara Mental Health provides that care with our calming environment and our experienced, caring staff. At our psychiatric facility, we create a personalized combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy and holistic therapies.  Veterans explore their grief in a safe, nurturing environment and develop the skills needed to accept their loss and find mental and emotional healing.

Complicated Bereavement Signs & Symptoms

Losing a loved one is a profoundly painful, heartbreaking experience. Although mourning is often a difficult, time-consuming process, complicated bereavement disrupts this process, keeping those struggling with it from overcoming the pain of their loss and functioning normally in everyday life.  Instead, individuals suffering from complicated bereavement find themselves stuck in mourning.  The pain of their loss seems ever-present and never fading. These feelings can be extremely isolating and debilitating, inhibiting normal social and occupational functioning.

There is a wide variety of symptoms of complicated bereavement, including the following:

  • All-consuming grief
  • Inability to accept the loss
  • Avoidance of things related to/reminiscent of the loss
  • Frequent/constant thoughts about the loved one who has passed, coupled with a powerful longing to be with them again
  • Feelings of anger, guilt, or bitterness
  • Isolation, loneliness, detachment, numbness
  • Inability to trust or connect with others
  • Insomnia or other sleep disruption
  • Anxiety
  • Physical symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, weight changes, nausea, and muscle pain

Therapy for Complicated Grief

Complicated grief can cause stress and difficulties with daily functioning. Complicated grief can also lead to suicidal ideation, symptoms of depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. With treatment, complicated bereavement symptoms can be reduced and recovery can be found.

Treatments for complicated grief can include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) — learning about the grief process, challenging negative thoughts, and practicing healthy coping skills. CBT can also help with providing a narrative to better process the loss without blame or anger
  • Interpersonal Therapy — therapists begin by focusing on grief and have a secondary focus on interpersonal problems
  • Support groups — providing an environment to relate with peers who are having similar struggles
  • Motivational Interviewing — helping with realizing capabilities of changing and how to go about changing

Complicated Grief Help for Veterans

Complicated bereavement, otherwise known as complicated grief, can be a challenge for active military and veterans. Especially for combat veterans, there is an added risk because the death of fellow servicemembers can be a part of a deployment. Solara Mental Health is VA contracted as a community care provider to give mental health services to veterans in need and help with complicated bereavement.

Complicated Bereavement Treatment in San Diego

Solara Mental Health in San Diego provides peaceful facilities where veterans can learn how to accept and heal from their loss. Working with clinicians and peers, veterans will break free of their isolation and realize they are not alone in their struggles. Our structured Grief & Loss therapy group is especially vital to healing from complicated bereavement.

In this structured space, veterans come together as peers to address their feelings, build a support network, and practice techniques for returning to everyday functioning. Through this program, veterans come to accept their loss and cope with the pain it has caused them, finally allowing them to heal and live a full life.

While our veterans make considerable and rapid improvements, complicated bereavement is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our mental health treatment center has learned how to provide our veterans with the entire spectrum of care.  From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our veterans from the clutches of complicated bereavement.

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What Our Clients Say


The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.

Watson Family

Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.


I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.

Michelle Family

I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.


Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.


We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.


The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.


Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.


The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed


The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.