Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in Half Moon Bay CA.


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Grief & Loss

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Anne Perry, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Lori Godin, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Connect2 Marriage Counseling Chandrama Anderson, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief and Loss come in many forms and symptoms can sometimes mimic other issues like depression/anxiety. We can carry grief about many things; the relationships we desperately longed for with our parent, children, partners that never materialized, the betrayal of our bodies as we age or deal with disability, loss of a loved one, pet, or dream. Working through grief is its own very personal journey. My experience working with Bereaved families with Hospice and my own personal losses help inform my approach with clients to deal with their own grief and mourning.

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Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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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Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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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John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief, if left blocked, can be a significant drain on our energy. It is possible (and common) to move at such a fast pace through life that we are completely unaware of unprocessed feelings. When sadness, loss, and regret are identified, expressed, and released we reclaim our vitality and improve self-esteem. Another benefit of this process is improvement in our relationships. I provide a safe, comfortable environment to explore these issues.

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Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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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Josie Valderrama, Psy.D

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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René Bairos, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Life brings various events that change the course of our life. Many events are so traumatizing that our human response is to avoid the pain, this is a natural response to pain. After the loss, a time of grief occurs at various times and re-experiencing the can be pain can be overwhelming. With purposeful care and nurturance, together, grief and loss recovery is possible.

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Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Erin Rosenblum

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Losing someone or something in our lives can feel overwhelming. It is hard to imagine that life will be able to continue in the absence of that person or object of your affection but it does and I can help you navigate through the process and reach that moment where your days is no longer consumed by the pain and sadness you may be experiencing. Every persons experience with grief looks and feels a little different. I will help you find the tools you need to help yourself put one foot in front of another as you continue to live your life despite the loss you are experiencing. Call today and ask for your free 15 minute phone consultation by mentioning theravive.

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Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

When someone we love passes, there are no words to describe our hurt. We may experience pain and alienation. Our world may seem shattered and without meaning. Our life may feel lifeless and dull. While there are no predictable responses to grief, these are some typical responses: denial, anger, confusion, depression, and eventually acceptance. Grief is most challenging when it gets complicated. Other issues can be entangled with our loss. Our grieving process can get stuck. When we are grieving, we most need sensitivity, patience, understanding, kindness, and caring.

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Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief and Loss are some of the most real and difficult emotions and feelings to deal with and to cope and live with. Loss of a beloved family relationship, dear friend, mentor, as well as a beloved pet can cause a shock and vast loss that is seemingly impossible to overcome. Grief and loss therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my decades of counseling. Grief and loss therapy is not a band aid to the pain. It is a process for working to create closure and a continued internal relationship which can still sustain life after loss. When relationships are important, grief and loss are a process of dealing with the depths of love and attachment which are key to being human.

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Jonathan Eli Herrick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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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Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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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Janet Akyol, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief and loss visits all of us, can take many forms, be it death, divorce, a health crisis, or a myriad of other life events. Initially people may have rallied around you, but slowly life goes on, and friends and family return to their lives. You may feel compelled to try to move on, perhaps sharing your pain less, and hiding your sorrow more, thus grief and loss are often dealt with in isolation. The fabric of your life has been torn, and piecing it back together is a process, not an event. It takes time, but time alone is often not enough. It also takes tools. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey.

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

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay, 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.

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Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, 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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Joanne Shurter, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief and loss can leave you feeling alone and empty. Losing someone, or something, you value is one of the most difficult parts of life. When you walk with grief, the path can be puzzling and long. It can feel like no one else understands what this loss means, or how personal it is. Therapy is a way to receive support in finding your way. It is having someone listen, and think together with you, and help you reflect about what you are going through. I work with individuals and families to help them through the process of grief toward finding their equilibrium again. This is a path you do not have to walk alone. Reach out for help today.

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Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Loss is painful. Some losses hurt, but we're able to move past them. Some losses hit harder and we can get stuck in the sadness or anger or a sense of un-reality. We all experience loss during our lives, and all losses affect our sense of self to some degree. If you are struggling with grief that has knocked you off balance, together we can honor what you lost and discover ways for you to continue forward with a new reality.

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Mary-Stone Bowers, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief - a natural and intense emotional response to loss. This loss if often of someone close to us, but can also be the loss of a career, time of life, or capability of some sort. Grief can also occur before the actual loss and is called "anticipatory grief". If you are suffering through this intense emotional experience, talking with a psychotherapist can bring support and relief in a safe and trusting environment.

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Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Whether you are grieving over a loved one or experiencing some other form of loss, please know that you are not alone. Our society tends to expect people to recover from loss well before we are truly ready. Therapy can help you get through this difficult time so that you can begin to feel "normal" again. It is my hope for you that you gain the support you need at this time in your life.

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Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Half Moon Bay, CA

Grief and loss are never easy, but I can help and support you through the process with the empathy and care you deserve. You'll have a safe place to express and explore the wide variety of emotions that come with loss. Depending on your preferences, we can integrate art, writing, ritual, prayer, and other processes that will ease your pain, bring meaning, and move you forward in your life. I can help with loss of a loved one, a marriage, a career, a path not taken, your health, your youth, or any other experience of loss. I am an animal lover and have a particular interest in helping people who have lost a pet.

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Grief Counseling in Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay, CA and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay 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.