Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in San Jose.


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Grief & Loss

Mary-Stone Bowers, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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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Rob Grellman, LMFT, Psy.D.

Dr. Rob Grellman

3880 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95124

I have had many years of working in grief and loss, and what is hopeful is that whatever your loss is that is overwhelming you can change. It is a natural expectation to hope for a type of cure in grief and loss, yet in truth it’s really learning how to process and experience your grief and loss that is needed, and how profoundly helpful and meaningful it can be to share your experience. The Five Stages of Greif continue to be my foundation for grief work which also continues to be of substantial and significant help to many.

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Tom Cheney, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1022 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95126

I will help you meet grief with compassion. Rather than repeat unkind advice that you "move on," I will strive to help you find connection, meaning, and hope. If the circumstances of your loss were at all traumatic, I will help you make peace with painful memories. Times of loss can produce great gains in strength and love. I will help you build a life that honors your loved one and all they have meant to you.

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Joanne Shurter, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

1101 S. Winchester Blvd. A101, San Jose, CA 95128

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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Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Jose, CA 95111

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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René Bairos, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4320 Stevens Creek Boulvard, Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95129

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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Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, CA 95120

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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Harry Motro, Psy.D., LMFT, P.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3880 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95124

Do you need specialized GRIEF COUNSELING for COUPLES? Couples who have experienced significant loss have also experienced a crisis in their marriage. For some, this untimely difficulty has become a rich opportunity for growth bringing the two closer together. But for others, the crisis has brought major marital distress. As a grief counselor for couples, I help you: - Resist the temptation to inflict on to your partner the hurt that you are feeling. • Expand your support network so your partner is not your sole source of emotional support. • Teach you ways to constructively communicate the depth of the pain. • Find ways to find shared meaning and purpose out the suffering.

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Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1120 McKendrie Street, San Jose, CA 95126

Loss is an inevitable part of life and one of the toughest. Therapy can be extremely helpful and I have assisted many people through their losses. Some of the most common losses have included death of a family member or partner, death of a pet, loss of a relationship. While working with my clients as they experience their loss, I attempt to hone in on the uniqueness of the relationship and honor the meaning of it.

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Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3880 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 212, San Jose, CA 95124

Dr. Dufford provides a safe, caring environment to resolve issues of grief and loss. Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist has over 25 years experience in helping clients release emotional stress and trauma associated with losses in life. He provides the tools and techniques to let go, access inner resources, move on and create the life you want to have. Dr. Dufford integrates various therapeutic approaches including talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy and guided imagery. Call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

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Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

1174 Lincoln Ave #6, San Jose, CA 95125

At some stage the bereaved move to a position of acceptance at which point, life begins to feel more normal again. Grief counseling helps process the feelings of loss associated with grief. If you are experiencing grief or loss, counseling can help you process it in a more healthy way. As a bereavement counselor, I offer you a space to explore your feelings in confidential and safe space. I can help you through the grieving process to process the painful emotions, to accept the loss, to make relevant adjustments and to help discover productive coping mechanisms.

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Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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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Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1302 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 205, San Jose, CA 95125

Sadly, loss is an integral part of life; none of us is immune. Yet, when we're in it, we can feel so alone during the grieving and bereavement process. I offer a safe place to explore the meaning behind the grief and the thoughts and feelings that are sacred to you as you go through this challenging life transition. It is my goal to assist you as you honor the loss of a person, relationship, pet, or a stage in life.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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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Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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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Janet Akyol, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4950 Hamilton Ave, Suite 102, San Jose, CA 95130

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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Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Grieving is a very personal experience and we all experience it differently and for different amounts of time. It helps to have someone you can share your experience of confusion, numbness, loss, relief or pain with who won't judge you, or tell you to "get over it." I work with people who are grieving the loss of a spouse, friend, or family member to death, Alzheimer's, chronic pain or addiction. The loss of a child who goes to college, the service, or moves out of the area is a grievous loss that almost no one understand who hasn't experienced it. I listen and we reflect on the times you have lost people and places that were precious to you, and you move towards acceptance, life and hope.

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Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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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Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

I know personally how painful grief and loss can be. Also, my studies and my work at Hospice, counseling people in grief, showed me the many facets of this journey. Whether a loved one has passed, or you are going through divorce, change of home or career, a major loss presents big challenges. You may very well face day to day difficulties like low energy, foggy thinking, overwhelming feelings, physical pain, and changing relationships. I can help you navigate these challenging days and weeks and months. Your journey through your grieving can ultimately be a blessing in your growth, self understanding, and in the expansion of your loving heart.

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Grief Counseling in San Jose.

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