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

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

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

More than 35 million Americans are living with some form of chronic mental or physical illness or disability. The vast majority depend upon their families for care. Caring for a family member who is ill can have a dramatic effect upon a family. Although it can provide opportunities for closeness, it can also be stressful. If you or someone you love is ill, you may need psychological support to continue to live life as optimally as possible. You may also need help in processing your grief, especially if your loved one has become debilitated or has died. Please call me to discuss your particular needs and how counseling can help. I can be reached at 415-533-9724.

Grief Counselor

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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

Grief Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Grief Counselor

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

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

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

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 there—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

Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Loss is a normal experience within human experience. The pain, confusion, and stress often accompanying loss can be of benefit to us as it allows for the healthy purging of emotions which creates space for new, more positive feelings and life experiences. This natural process sometimes needs guidance from a safe, compassionate, understanding mental health professional skilled at helping the grieving tolerate, learn from, transform, and move on from their emotional pain.



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