Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in Castro Valley CA.


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Grief & Loss

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Relationship grief and loss can feel much the same as the grief and loss we experience through the death of a loved one. We progress through the same stages; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally, acceptance. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you as you work through these stages and develop a greater understanding of your self and your relationship to others. Whether you are mourning the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a relationship, therapy can provide a compassionate and supportive place for you to heal from the pain and learn to grow and be happy again.

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Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

"Why can't I seem to shake this grief & loss like other people can?" you ask yourself. Chances are you have other unresolved losses that are being triggered. When you come to me, I will do an assessment, identify the unresolved losses and use Lifespan Integration or EMDR to help you get relief. On average my clients see me 10-12 sessions and are able to function again.

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Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

We know how to grieve, naturally, and there are times in every person's life that failing to grieve fully can cause significant emotional difficulties, which may seem unrelated. You can't completely grieve by yourself - you need someone to listen while you work out, and tell, the story of your loss. If we're isolated, or the people around us aren't able to listen, it's easy to get stuck in the sadness of the loss - or stuck running away from it, one way or another.

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Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I have taught and practiced grief counseling for over 24 years. One thing I observed early on is that people who share their grief with others progress through the stages of grief and get much relief, while those who try to grieve on their own seem to just stay locked into the early stages of suffering for many years. I offer compassionate and loving support through the process. Loving, gentle support can make all the difference.

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Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Although grief and loss are universal human experiences, there are many factors which can make it difficult to process. I offer a safe space to explore all that you are going through and feeling. Expressing all your complex feelings is healthy and can be so relieving. Repressed grief can make you physically or emotionally ill. Many losses are complicated with feelings of anger, guilt or the pain and confusion of unfinished business. Sometimes, when the loss is unexpected, shock can get in the way. Personal issues around ability or willingness to feel or show vulnerability can make it hard to grieve. I have many years of experience in offering safety and support to grieving clients.

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Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

In coping and adjusting to an environment, where the person is no longer around or has deceased, it is a necessary step towards acceptance. I work with the bereaved to start the acceptance, the healing, preserving the memories and begin rebuilding a new environment with hope for the future. You will get assisted in a nurturing way to help you find the strength to establish new routines or adapt previous ones, that worked well. You will slowly work on the acceptance that even though the physical presence of the departed may be missing, you can continue to relate to them through rituals, feelings and memories. You will also work on the reason why this person choose to come into your life.

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Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief and loss is often complicated by a painful, irrational belief that you could have done something different to prevent it. Using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), clients can experience relief from the tremendous burden they carry of what they should have/could have/ought to have done differently. Through the processing of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories, clients feel a greater sense of relief and acceptance.

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Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When we encounter real tragedy in our lives, few of us have readily available tools for the ongoing pain that accompanies mourning, grieving, and loss. Tapping into authentic moments of grief can help us move beyond the pain and expand our idea of who we are as we grieve, yet doing this alone can be overwhelming and even scary at times. Grief work is critical to healing, and having a compassionate and seasoned guide to support the journey can be the means to feel, grow, learn, and ultimately heal from the grief of loss. Please know that you do not have to suffer alone. Grief can open many old wounds and you so deserve not to have to do this alone. I'm here, I can help, and I care.

Grief & Loss

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

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Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you're grieving, you know too well how flat and empty the world can seem. Grief is a natural process that is something to be lived through rather than avoided, but there is a graceful way of doing so, beginning with self-compassion and opening your heart to the range of feelings you may experience. As a grief counselor I can help you through this experience—help you process your loss without getting mired in despair. In addition to simply being able to sit with you in your pain, I'll offer guidance through this territory, and help you explore the meaning of your loss, in a way that will allow you to gain nurturance, succor and support from their memory.

Grief & Loss

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I find that so much of my work as a psychotherapist involves helping people to grieve their losses, whether that loss is an actual death of a beloved family member or friend, or whether it is something less tangible, but no less impactful, such as the loss that comes from realizing that they were neglected as a child or made to feel unworthy or insignificant. I believe that one of the most important things I do as a therapist is to make space for my clients to grieve their losses so that they can free up stuck energy to invest in their present lives and relationships. For me this is one of the most sacred gifts of my profession, to be able to be there for this deeply important work

Grief & Loss

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

The good news is that there is effective therapy for grief, loss, and bereavement in Oakland. Therapy begins with having a safe place to be able to talk about how you really feel, with someone who can accept your pain without judgement or fear and with whom you can be yourself. EMDR and somatic interventions are excellent for those times when grief, loss, and bereavement involve complicated grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma. CBT offers research based help for depression and irrational thoughts about grief, loss, and bereavement. I offer these therapies to people who are grieving in Oakland. Call 415-820-1487 for a free phone consultation.

Grief & Loss

Cynthia Mansur, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you're grieving the loss of a loved one, I'll help you work through the overwhelming feelings you may be experiencing. We'll explore what your loved one meant to you, and what makes losing him or her so painful. We'll celebrate your loved one's contributions to the world, and the many unseen gifts you received from him or her. We'll address the theme of repeated loss if this loss reminds you of other losses in your life. If you're feeling hopeless, uncertain of the meaning in life, or lonely, I'll help you to gradually reclaim hope, a meaningful life, and companionship. If you'd like a free phone consultation to learn more about how I work, you can reach me at 510-508-2169.

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Meri Levy, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88213

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Losing a loved one is hard in so many ways. In addition to missing them, we often find ourselves evaluating our relationship with them and what remained unsaid. Grief follows its own course, and friends and family may not understand your own individual process of grieving. I support clients in experiencing their grief, working through unresolved relationship issues, and in their own time, coming to terms with what they have lost.

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Karyn Goldberg-Boltz, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When you are suffering from grief and loss, you are in pain emotionally and physiologically. You are in a fragile and vulnerable state. It's important to remember that you are not alone. Reaching out for help now will help you to cope better and ultimately to recover and in a more healthy manner. I will offer you support and teach you tools to get through this difficult time. I will help you draw on your strengths, develop your resilience, and define and create your new life path.

Grief & Loss

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Experiencing a loss, whether is a death or a relationship, can be one of the most difficult and life changing events one might go through in life. Grief comes in waves and can be overwhelming. Having a safe place to go express this grief and experience it can be very healing. Understanding how you might experience the grieving and loss process can be helpful when it feels like it is consuming you. Therapy can be a start to working through some of the feelings, emotions and thoughts about your loss. I will be able to support you through this process.

Grief & Loss

Galina Litvin, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

With Grief and loss I feel it is important to allow yourself to feel and accept the different emotions. Whether you are feeling anger, sadness, or denial we will work together to explore these feelings and come with the best ways to manage them. Every person deals with grief and loss in different ways and with my support I can lead you on the path of recovery.

Grief & Loss

Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief and loss is something that visits each of us, we are joined in that. Learning how to process, adapt and travel though the stages of grief with someone helping is a wise idea. We do not have to do this alone especially at a time that can feel all too isolating. Being brave sometimes means asking for help, I'm happy to be a gentle guide through a time of loss.

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Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When practicing grief and loss, I use Kubler-Ross's stages of grief model. I address grief issues from loss of a pet, to loss of a job, and loss of a person. When working with grief issues, I assess where each person is in the grief cycle. I also normalize the process of grief, after all we have all lost someone or something. Then I work with people on strategies for grieving. For example, talking to a photo of a lost one, engaging in an activity to celebrate the loved one's memory.

Grief & Loss

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

There is a deep instinctual basis for our strong need for other people in our lives. This need to be connected to others goes against what were taught; that happiness comes from being at peace with being able to be alone. It's simply not true. Peace of mind and happiness comes through our connection to community, especially that one special partner. When we lose someone close to us it can be overwhelming and devastating. This can cause us to have thoughts of despair and a belief we can't go on. I can help you feel willing to healing and start living again.

Grief & Loss

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

You may be in the throws of it right now. Perhaps it is a death. Perhaps it is the end of a relationship. Perhaps it is a job or abandonment. There are many things that trigger our grief and loss. I carve out a sacred space that is just for YOU. You may need to cry. You may need to yell. You may need your pain to be seen. You may need to bargain or to blame yourself for a while. We can do this together while making sure you are on a path towards transformation. Having somebody that really listens and really gets it is the first step towards healing. If you are experiencing a deep grief or loss in your life, you owe it to yourself to go through this painful process supported.

Grief & Loss

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When you are experiencing loss and grief, it can be of invaluable benefit to have someone to listen to you in ways that friends and relatives may not be able to listen. During times of profound grief and loss, you may be experiencing your core life situations in a different light, and you may have feelings that seem endless or even strange. You may even wonder if you are normal. Although you may be feeling waves of pain, a lot of personal growth can also happen when we are griving. I hope that you will take the opportunity to get to know and understand yourself better as you heal, and I would be honored to work with you during this time.

Grief & Loss

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you're grieving, you know too well how flat and empty the world can seem. Grief is a natural process that is something to be lived through rather than avoided, but there is a graceful way of doing so, beginning with self-compassion and opening your heart to the range of feelings you may experience. As a grief counselor I can help you through this experience—help you process your loss without getting mired in despair. In addition to simply being able to sit with you in your pain, I'll offer guidance through this territory, and help you explore the meaning of your loss, in a way that will allow you to gain nurturance, succor and support from their memory.

Grief & Loss

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A.

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When loved ones pass away, it can feel as though a part of ourselves dies with them. Loss is difficult because it reminds us of our own mortality and loneliness, leaving us with the void that is the role that this person once had in our lives. I assist the grieving process by helping you find closure in your relationship with the deceased so that you can move forward in a restored and fulfilling way.

Grief & Loss

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Loss, whether sudden or not, is often one of life's most challenging experiences. Many people enter therapy with me grieving the loss of a family member, or the end of a relationship, or a difficult change in a work situation. The grief that can follow such losses has its own rhythm and timeline; as much as we would like to "get over" our pain, it is often our effort to do so that stunts our own healing. As a therapist, I have seen again and again that the more we can lovingly attend to our suffering, the more we are able to move through it, and grow as people in the process. I have helped many people find their way through the grief process to a place of healing and peace.

Grief & Loss

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Ironically, even though grief and loss is integral to life, it can be a more difficult state to deal with. For instance, when young, many learn to deal with overwhelming emotions by closing them off. Others may feel their feelings, but then feel quite alone when unable to share them with caregivers. I help clients create the safety within themselves to feel what is present, and trust that they can handle it as adults. The safety of my caring presence and acceptance helps too. There is another type of grieving, which comes when a client resolves an old issue. It’s bittersweet as there is joy in the growth, but also sadness realizing so much time was lost feeling that way. In session we make room to feel that too.

Grief & Loss

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief looks differently for different people. Grief needs its own time and can't be forced. Many contemporary cultures have forgotten their collective ways to face loss and to support grieving people through ritual and community. Therapy provides an ongoing compassionate relationship, a rock for you to return to again and again with your process. An ear that won't get tired of listening. Bringing presence to the grieving process allows healing and the rich rewards of a strong and open heart. You will feel joy and peacefulness again.

Grief & Loss

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Having a safe caring environment to talk about your sorrow is the beginning of the healing process. Everyone goes through grief and loss in their own unique time and way. I can help you hold that pain as you explore and work through the many related emotions and issues that surface along with loss. You can get through this and begin to move toward living your life again without that dark cloud over you. You need not struggle through this alone. I can help you. Call for a consultation today and begin feeling better sooner rather than later.

Grief & Loss

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Have you recently experienced a death, the loss of a partner, a friend or pet? Grief, anger and difficulty functioning are normal but very challenging responses to loss. Most people tell themselves they must reach closure, but this takes more time than most people realize. Don't isolate or just tell yourself to be strong- lets work it through together.

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Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Losing a loved one, whether through unexpected or anticipated circumstances, is always traumatic and can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Although grieving is a natural human reaction to a loss it can be overwhelming. In therapy I provide a safe place were we can process those feelings together and explore which meaning the loss you experienced will receive in your life.

Grief & Loss

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Ironically, even though grief and loss is integral to life, it can be a more difficult state to deal with. For instance, when young, many learn to deal with overwhelming emotions by closing them off. Others may feel their feelings, but then feel quite alone when unable to share them with caregivers. I help clients create the safety within themselves to feel what is present, and trust that they can handle it as adults. The safety of my caring presence and acceptance helps too. There is another type of grieving, which comes when a client resolves an old issue. It’s bittersweet as there is joy in the growth, but also sadness realizing so much time was lost feeling that way. In session we make room to feel that too.

Grief & Loss

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Experiencing a loss can leave us feeling vulnerable, helpless and raw. Impermanence and uncertainty are the two of the greatest challenges we face as humans. Sometimes we just need a safe place to land and give expression to all we are experiencing. I am here to support and honor you and your grief as you travel this courageous journey of healing.

Grief & Loss

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

There really isn't anything much worse in life than losing someone we loved. You don't have to experience it alone. I can help you go through all the stages of grief. Sadly, loss is something we all have to experience in life but we can try to make it as easy as possible for you. I will look to support you through this difficult time and help you manage what at times can feel overwhelming.

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Josie Valderrama, Psy.D

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I am an experienced grief and loss therapist. We each mourn in our own way, and I endeavor to hold a space for you to express yourself honestly and with unconditional support. Particularly because the passing of a loved one can be an uncomfortable topic of discussion even among our closest friends, having a therapist you can turn to in your time of grief can be especially helpful. I work with my clients to help process their emotions, bolstering their inner strength and fostering balance and self-compassion through their loss. It can be hard in our on-the-go society to feel like there's room for us to grieve, and yet it can be essential for our mental well being.

Grief & Loss

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Get emotional support to cope with the death of a beloved person or pet and for life changes. There is loss in changing or losing a job, moving, getting married, having a baby, growing older and other life transitions. Talking to a therapist can help you process the loss and let the feelings flow through you instead of stagnating and causing problems. Talking to a therapist can relieve some pain and help you find meaning in loss and death.

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Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Each of us will experience grief and loss within our lives. Some losses can feel so huge that it can seem impossible to move on. I believe that each loss we experience can stir up emotions and feelings related to past losses. I provide a safe environment for you to explore your feelings of grief and loss. By making links between the past and the present and deeply listening and interpreting the possible origins of your grief we can open up the space needed for you to move forward.

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Anne Perry, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

"We do not lose our loved ones all at once, we lose them in pieces." Grief and loss is a process and a journey, and I consider the healing process of bereavement counseling to be a privilege from the clinician's perspective. No two grieving processes are the same---I work to be present with the client while allowing space for all emotions to be expressed, while helping the client find a way through his/her process so he/she can gain a better sense of meaning and direction.

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Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

During times of grief and loss one needs a support network to help them get through the pain and suffering of the loss of a loved one. People often isolate instead, for fear perhaps of burdening others, or upsetting others more by talking about it, or because they feel others won't relate or understand their pain. As a result, they find themselves alone with their feelings at a time when they most need support. Grief counseling and support can help you better understand your personal grieving process while providing a safe place to heal.

Grief & Loss

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief is a natural response to loss and it takes many forms. Everyone grieves differently and contrary to popular belief, there is no set amount of time grief is "supposed to last." I acknowledge a client's unique response to grief in a sensitive and compassionate way while letting him/her know that his/her response is normal. I help clients recognize and understand the wide range of feelings that come with loss. I assist clients in developing healthy coping strategies based on their innate strengths.

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Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

There are endless possibilities for the way people incur loss- the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, a pet, the loss of a part of yourself through trauma. Whether your loss is recent or long standing, it can have crippling affects on your relationships, your sense of safety, and your sense of self. The loss you experience can leave you feeling lost and the grief that accompanies this can feel insurmountable. It's easy to become fearful that this will never change, to sink into the hopelessness you feel. It seems like an impossible task to overcome, but if you're on this site you have hope. Together you and I can increase that hope and, from this loss, help you to grow stronger.

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Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

In coping and adjusting to an environment, where the person is no longer around or has deceased, it is a necessary step towards acceptance. I work with the bereaved to start the acceptance, the healing, preserving the memories and begin rebuilding a new environment with hope for the future. You will get assisted in a nurturing way to help you find the strength to establish new routines or adapt previous ones, that worked well. You will slowly work on the acceptance that even though the physical presence of the departed may be missing, you can continue to relate to them through rituals, feelings and memories. You will also work on the reason why this person choose to come into your life.

Grief & Loss

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I first help you ground yourself out of the shock of the loss, feel calmer and able to connect with the rest of your life. Then we process the feelings that come up in layers - the stages of grief - until they resolve. Often they tap into previous losses, or negative beliefs about yourself, which also need to be healed. We can use EMDR and/or body-related awareness and release techniques to do this work. I always use whatever skills and pacing work for you.

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Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief and loss issues can stem from recent losses, or ones from decades past. They can feel overwhelming to deal with because of the intensity of emotion. However, having a safe environment to work through these issues at a pace that you are comfortable with is the best way to begin that journey. With grief, as with so many other things in life, the only way around the feelings are through them. I have experience working with individual and leading grief groups. I understand how grief manifests differently for different people, and will help you on your journey of healing. Please call me to discuss further and to determine if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

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Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Most of us feel unprepared when suffering a significant loss. Grief can feel different, even opposite from what you expect. You may be overwhelmed by sadness and pain, but there may be feelings of guilt, regret, anger, and relief. Or you may feel numb and disoriented. There is no “normal” way, but we do not grieve well in isolation. Bereavement counseling is a safe haven to be with everything you experience. I offer you compassionate, caring attention to sort through your feelings to find acceptance, forgiveness and meaning. Like many, you may find new appreciation for life and arrive through the grieving process at an emotional and spiritual depth and that was previously unknown to you.

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Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Loss, whether sudden or not, is often one of life's most challenging experiences. Many people enter therapy with me grieving the loss of a family member, or the end of a relationship, or a difficult change in a work situation. The grief that can follow such losses has its own rhythm and timeline; as much as we would like to "get over" our pain, it is often our effort to do so that stunts our own healing. As a therapist, I have seen again and again that the more we can lovingly attend to our suffering, the more we are able to move through it, and grow as people in the process. I have helped many people find their way through the grief process to a place of healing and peace.

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Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Children express grief differently from adults and their grief can look different at various ages. For example an infant will experience the loss of a significant caregiver through his or her senses (father's cologne, mother's skin, nanny's voice). A school aged child may ask a lot of questions or not seem affected at all from the outside. While many children can be resilient, they are often the "forgotten mourners." Unresolved grief can lead to problems down the road.

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Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I find that so much of my work as a psychotherapist involves helping people to grieve their losses, whether that loss is an actual death of a beloved family member or friend, or whether it is something less tangible, but no less impactful, such as the loss that comes from realizing that they were neglected as a child or made to feel unworthy or insignificant. I believe that one of the most important things I do as a therapist is to make space for my clients to grieve their losses so that they can free up stuck energy to invest in their present lives and relationships. For me this is one of the most sacred gifts of my profession, to be able to be there for this deeply important work

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John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I help men cope with grief and loss, to find meaning in their pain, and to move forward in their lives. My clinical work over the past 10 years has taught me that the way men cope with grief can sometimes be different than women. Cultural ideals and "male training" can lead many men to suffer alone in stoic silence. But you are not alone, and you do not have to be. The benefit of psychotherapy with a therapist who specializes in psychotherapy with men, is that you are much more likely to feel heard and understood in a way that is right for you. Over my career, I have been honored help many men transform themselves. I am happy to offer a free initial phone consultation. Give me a call today.

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Jonathan Eli Herrick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Having lost a son, I know from personal experience about grief and how to help people work through the stages of grief and loss. It is never easy, and I always approach the person seeking help with tremendous gentleness and compassion. Since everyone has a different response to loss I find that the best counseling is collaborative, finding a way together through what sometimes seems insurmountable. I also make myself available by phone on a daily basis. Especially in the early phase of grief such support can make a tremendous difference. Depending on the client's comfort level, I offer a wider, spiritual perspective and non-sectarian spiritual practices as well.

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Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Learning to feel and manage the variety of feelings that come up around death, loss, and endings is an integral part of life. I will support and guide you through this process. It can be very healing and renewing to consciously and creatively meet one's grief and loss. I will help you to reflect on and release the past, to open simply and directly to the loss, and to find peace and grounding in your deeper connection to the truth.

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Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grieving is such a painful experience. Whether your grieving the loss of a beloved partner, friend or animal or grieving the loss of a job, a marriage, or a dream you had hoped for, our culture is not set up to take space to grieve. The messages we all get from society are about getting over it, picking up and moving on with our lives. Sometimes it's just not that easy and we need a place to process our grief with someone who is trained and skilled to be with us in our place of grief. Grieving loss is a process and I'm here to help you through it.

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Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

There is a deep instinctual basis for our strong need for other people in our lives. This need to be connected to others goes against what were taught; that happiness comes from being at peace with being able to be alone. It's simply not true. Peace of mind and happiness comes through our connection to community, especially that one special partner. When we lose someone close to us it can be overwhelming and devastating. This can cause us to have thoughts of despair and a belief we can't go on. I can help you feel willing to healing and start living again.

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Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Experiences of grief for someone important but not central to one's life can move towards healing as feelings are freely expressed and the importance of the relationship is explored. More acute grief for the loss of someone central to one's life involves a more extended process of expressing the many different emotions that emerge, sometimes using art supplies to express feelings not ready for words. Reflection on the meaning this person had in your life and the the many losses involved can eventually lead to thoughts about how one can go on, using the wisdom gleaned from the grief process. A major grief never goes away entirely but the precious memories are sustaining.

Grief & Loss

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

In coping and adjusting to an environment, where the person is no longer around or has deceased, it is a necessary step towards acceptance. I work with the bereaved to start the acceptance, the healing, preserving the memories and begin rebuilding a new environment with hope for the future. You will get assisted in a nurturing way to help you find the strength to establish new routines or adapt previous ones, that worked well. You will slowly work on the acceptance that even though the physical presence of the departed may be missing, you can continue to relate to them through rituals, feelings and memories. You will also work on the reason why this person choose to come into your life.

Grief & Loss

Connect2 Marriage Counseling Chandrama Anderson, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief cracks you wide open. It seems the pain will ever end. Life continues and everything is going faster than you are. Maybe people are saying platitudes – to help you feel better. But it doesn’t help. Maybe no one wants to talk about your loved one, and that is actually worse. You don’t want him or her to be erased. Just getting through the day takes all the energy you have. You see your loved walking, but it's not him. You smell her scent, but it's not her. At the same time, you’re supposed to be making financial and practical decisions, and likely still trying to work. It can feel crushing or numb. You don’t have to go through this alone. I can help. I’ve been through it myself.

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Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief and loss are often mismanaged by therapists who do not understand the difference depression and grief. If you are dealing with a loss that doesn't seem to be diminishing, or is interfering with your functioning for a period of time that does not seem reasonable to you, now may be the time to seek a consultation. The pain of the loss does not have to last forever.

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Philip Rahm, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

The experience of loss and grief is fundamental to the human condition. Often, the experience of loss and the ensuing grief are some of the most intense and painful emotional experiences we ever have. It is important to have appropriate and understanding support during the most acute phase of this process. My approach to helping my clients through the grieving process is to provide a a solid and steady presence without ever pressuring either subtly or overtly to "get over" the loss. Anger is a core component of the process and needs to be fully acknowledged before one can move forward in a meaningful way. Please call or email for further information.

Grief & Loss

Lori Godin, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

With respect to grief and loss, I generally only work with people who have experienced a traumatic loss and then are unable to move past it, even after a lengthy amount of time. The grief process is unique to each individual, and depending on your relationship with the person who has passed, it can take a long time to heal. However, if it appears that there is no progress being made in the healing process and the loss was traumatic, I can help with resolving the trauma to allow the healing process to continue.

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Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Loss and grief are painful, difficult, yet normal experiences we all go through as human beings, whether they be the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship or the loss of a dream. Sometimes loss can bring up unresolved concerns from our past, which complicates matters. If you want an experienced person to listen, feel stuck in the grieving process or worry that you have become a burden to friends and family, I can accompany you and help you move through the grieving process. By appreciating and mourning what you have lost, you become more free to move on with your life, and can emerge more wise and more open to joy.

Grief & Loss

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grief and loss can take many forms in our lives. If you have lost a loved one to death, divorce, addiction or estrangement, the pain can be intense and disorienting. Other forms of loss such as disability, loss of health, infertility, infidelity, loss of faith or the loss of a lifelong dream can also leave us reeling and grieving. Loss is very personal. While others may not understand what you're going through, I will respect your experience and walk through it with you for as long as it takes.

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Kathryn Kinsey, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Gain understanding of how to handle loss and move through the grief process in a very supportive atmosphere. Learn to manage your feelings and move forward with your life and see possibilities for a more optimistic future. During times of painful loss, whether through death, divorce, disability, or changes in circumstances, we all need help and support to gain strength and find new meaning in our lives. For more info, please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com.

Grief & Loss

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

During times of loss - death, divorce, disability and profound life changes - we all need support and understanding to regain our strength and ability to carry on. It usually takes months, even years, to fully integrate our changed circumstances into our lives. My goal is to provide a supportive, empathic atmosphere to help you move through your pain and suffering and discover new direction and meaning for your future. Please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com for more.

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Grief Counseling in Castro Valley CA.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of grief counseling are to help the individual move through the pain, find acceptance in the present, and redefine a future that still has hope and meaning. Contact a bereavement therapist in Castro Valley, CA and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in Castro Valley, CA means finding a way to move through the pain and work through it to find hope and meaning in life again.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, consider grief counseling in Castro Valley CA and speak with a licensed therapist. A California grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength and tools to make it through the grieving process, and help redefine a new future that still has joy and happiness.