Grief and Loss Counseling in Novato, CA.

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


Peter Bernhardt, MFT
Grief Counselor

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 94706 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Grief Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 91301 - Nearby to Novato.

EXPERIENCING THE INTENSE PAIN OF LOSS? Whether it is due to the loss of a loved one, a job or something that means a lot to you, I can help! In counseling you can work through the feelings of sadness, grief, emptiness, regret, anger, guilt, frustration… so that you can come to terms with unfinished businesses and move on to healing, recovery, growth and empowerment. Don't hesitate to call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Pastoral Counselor
Grief Counselor

Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Pastoral Counselor

Napa Interfaith Counseling

In 94559 - Nearby to Novato.

Grief and loss are universal human experiences, though few of us are given the tools or the support we need to express our grief, or, when the time is right, make our way back to life after loss. We are each unique in our response to the loss of people and things that are dear to us. Nevertheless, it does not serve us well either to try to ignore our experiences of painful loss or to keep them at the center of our experience for the rest of our days. I help people move through their grief at a pace that makes sense to them, and I help them, over time, to value the many gifts from who or what has been lost for their ongoing experience of life.

Philip Kolba, MA
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

In 94590 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Zak Forrest, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Novato.

Grieving from a profound loss becomes a marker in time from which life may never feel the same again. From personal and professional experience I've found there is a necessary freedom to deeply grieve in the safe company of someone other than family and friends. Having a time and space devoted to getting through such a transition with a professional can ease pain and allow for the experience to integrate into living a life after loss.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Grief Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94115 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Novato.

There are endless opportunities for loss in this lifetime- the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, a pet, lost potential, loss of a part of yourself through trauma. Whether your loss is recent or long-passed, it can have crippling affects on your relationships, your sense of security, 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, but if you're on this site you have hope. Together, you and I can build on that hope.

Cressida Forester, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Cressida Forester, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist PSY18902

In 95476 - Nearby to Novato.

Sometimes you feel as if nobody could know what your grief is like, or that nobody could help you with your loss. Sometimes nothing could ever replace what you've lost, yet you have to find a way to go on with your life. You may wish to just be alone, yet also wish someone could just be with you through this time, letting you be silent, letting you talk, whatever you need, giving you all the time that you need. You have to find your own way through grief and loss, in your own time. But you don't have to be alone as you do that. I will sit with you, bringing my warmth, experience, and understanding to help you find your way through to life and the future you can't yet imagine.

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI
Grief Counselor

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

In 94123 - Nearby to Novato.

It can be a tremendous challenge to return to our daily life following a loss, and grieving does not have a time limit or expiration date. While our society may not be built to allow space for processing loss or grieving, in therapy with me you can expect to find all the space you need to move through your own process at your own pace. With my unwavering support, you will feel encouraged to authentically explore your grieving needs and to honor the gravity of your loss.

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94704 - Nearby to Novato.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Novato, CA.

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

Novato is located in Marin County, California. It has a land area of 27.44 square miles and a water area of 0.51 square miles.  The population of Novato is 55,530 people with 21,403 households and a median annual income of $78,439. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Novato, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Novato 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 Novato public health department.