Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in San Francisco.

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Grief & Loss

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3150 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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

414A Fair Oaks St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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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Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA 94104

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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Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2171 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

45 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

1197 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110

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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Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

2354 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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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Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco, CA 94102

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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Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

1630 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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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Josie Valderrama, Psy.D


842 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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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Grief Counseling in San Francisco.

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 San Francisco, CA and begin steps towards healing. Recovery from loss through a grief counselor in San Francisco, 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 San Francisco 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.