Grief and Loss Counseling in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in Half Moon Bay, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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 Counselor

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D. PSY 29273

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult life experiences and it is also often an invitation towards growth, greater understanding, and deep healing. I have learned a tremendous amount about grief and loss from my clients as well as from my own experiences of losing loved ones. I know that grief is complex and the process is unique to each individual and I also know that making sense of the loss of a loved one together with a trusted other can bring peace and healing to an aching heart. If you have been faced with grief and loss, I am here to help.

Grief Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

"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.

Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be thereā€”to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Grief Counselor

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I have extensive experience working with clients who are grieving and dealing with loss. I worked with people who were affected by the attacks on 9/11 in NYC. I also work with folks who are experiencing a breakup and are having a difficult time transitioning and adjusting to the breakup. I have extensive experience of working within the LGBTQ community.

Grief Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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 Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in Half Moon Bay.  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 Half Moon Bay right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Half Moon Bay is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 6.42 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Half Moon Bay is 12,657 people with 4,585 households and a median annual income of $103,255. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Half Moon Bay, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Half Moon Bay is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees