Grief and Loss Counseling in El Cerrito, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in El Cerrito, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Elena Gardella, MFT
Grief Counselor

Elena Gardella, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94611 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Grief is a journey. Sometimes people feel pressured to "get over it" or "move on", but grief has its own timing. Grief comes in waves, and is not linear in its phases. I help clients with their grief by helping hold their overwhelming feelings, making space for all of it - the sorrow, the anger, the regret, the denial. Recovering from loss can be confusing and lonely. Seeking therapy for grief is a great way to feel less alone.

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

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

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94618 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94510 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

James W Holley, M.A.
Grief Counselor

James W Holley, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Endings, of any kind ... jobs, school, friendships, children moving out of the home, loving marriages, and life itself ... often bring with them sadness and a profound sense of loss. Grieving is a natural and important part of being able to move forward after that ending. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, nor a 'normal' timeline for how long it takes. I can support you through your process by: - sharing it with you - creating a safe place to feel and talk about your loss - to remember the experience - the good, the bad, the indifferent - to express and own remorse and gratitude - to let go by making amends and forgiving

Toi Lynn Wyle, MS, LMFT, CHT, E-RYT
Grief Counselor

Toi Lynn Wyle, MS, LMFT, CHT, E-RYT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

In 94901 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Grief is a necessary response to loss, from the daily losses of change and pain, to tragic losses of death, divorce and various forms of trauma. When Grief is not allowed to express fully, it can become stuck in the body where it manifests as physical symptoms of stress, illness, longer term depression. When one is stuck in Grief, one is stuck in living a partial life. An integrative approach involves working with the thoughts and emotions, as well as the physical release of the grief through body/mind processes such as breathwork, hypnotherapy and expression through art or ritual. Grief is then transformed at all levels of being so that one can feel fully connected to living again.

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94563 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Grief Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 94016 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Grief and Loss are an inevitable life happenings and we at Barn Life Recovery work with clients suffering from grief and loss. We offer long term support for grief and loss at Barn Life. We use modern western psychotherapy alongside eastern modalities aimed at treating the whole person and putting our clients back onto a path of joy and contentment.

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

In 94704 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Grief Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

When we lose someone we love, it feels like we have lost a part of ourselves. Something within us has been torn out, leaving a hole that we easily imagine will never heal. The pain can be profound, the feelings of helplessness, or regret, or guilt overwhelming. Having a partnership where you can talk through these feelings can make a huge difference not only in how quickly and how well you are able to move through the process of grieving, but also how you ultimately are able to frame the experience and your memories of the person lost into the narrative of your own self and life as you move forward. What you carry with you afterward is just as important as surviving the hurt of the loss.

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 94123 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

The key to my approach in working with people who are grieving a loss is to recognize that, while grief and loss are universal experiences, the way each person grieves can be very different. It is important to honor that. The key benefit in working with me is that I will help you find a way through your grieving that works for you. There is no one correct way. Each person has their own unique way of coping with grief and loss. My job is to help you find ways to heal in your own way.

Sean Faulkner, MFTi
Grief Counselor

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 94010 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Grief Counselor

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I personally experienced a great deal of grief and loss in my 20's so feel I bring my own personal experience to helping others deal with this. Losing people we love is one of the hardest things we will face in our lives, and getting help and support can be invaluable. I will help you process your feelings, feel cared for and supported through the process, and guide you.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Losing a loved one changes you forever. While grief is a natural part of the life cycle, everyone can benefit from the emotional support psychotherapy provides. I can help you move through the grieving process so it does not turn into social isolation and depression. You don't have to go though this alone. I provide a safe place for you to sort through your sadness and loss. I can help you gather strength to move forward.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

"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.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Grief Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

In 94610 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

At some point, everyone experiences the grief and loss of something or someone valuable in life. The key is knowing how to grieve one's loss. Most people don't know how to grieve and our culture does not allow for it. Entering therapy after a loss of a job, relationship, or a loved one can help heal the wounds and help the individual move on with life.

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

In 94590 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

In addition to working with grief from the loss of a loved one, I also help people experience and heal grief that is more subtle. Early life neglect, abandonment, as well as deep regrets about unfulfilled potentials or about hurts we have caused others- can be potent forms of grief. When not recognized or experienced, loss can be expressed as irritability, restlessness, addictions, frustrations, lethargy and other physical/emotional symptoms. Identifying loss and developing the capacity to experience and express grief (pain, sadness, remorse..) is a powerful healing- and can transform our self and our body.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Grief Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

At My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, we help our client's through each of the five stages of grief by helping them find comfort in God's word and processing his/her emotions in healthy ways. With loving support, we journey with the client through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. At MTT, we are mindful that everyone processes grief and loss differently and on different timetables.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Grieving can feel like a bottomless pit at times. Having someone to share the loss with who can hear your pain and understand how hard this is can actually begin to relieve the suffering. Grieving has many different ways of being expressed, sometimes as disbelief, as anger, as hope that the situation can be changed, sometimes as feeling hopeless. Having someone to talk to so that you are not alone in the process helps it begin to feel possible to get through.

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94523 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Grief Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in El Cerrito, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in El Cerrito.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in El Cerrito right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

El Cerrito is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 3.65 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of El Cerrito is 24,954 people with 9,981 households and a median annual income of $88,737. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for El Cerrito, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in El Cerrito for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local El Cerrito public health department.