Grief and Loss Counseling in Novato, CA.

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


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.

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.

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94704 - Nearby to Novato.

If you're grieving, you know too well how flat and empty the world can seem. Grief is a natural process that is something to be lived through rather than avoided, but there is a graceful way of doing so, beginning with self-compassion and opening your heart to the range of feelings you may experience. As a grief counselor I can help you through this experience—help you process your loss without getting mired in despair. In addition to simply being able to sit with you in your pain, I'll offer guidance through this territory, and help you explore the meaning of your loss, in a way that will allow you to gain nurturance, succor and support from their memory.

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94115 - Nearby to Novato.

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

Jennifer Hampton, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Hampton, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94559 - Nearby to Novato.

Feel completely heard. Find out how and when to reach out for help. Honor the best parts of your relationship, acknowledge the hope, learn to process the loss in a way that doesn't consume you, but nurtures you and makes you stronger. Welcome the stages of grief in a supportive environment and accept your new normal, full of resilience and vitality.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

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.

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94123 - Nearby to Novato.

Learning to feel and manage the variety of feelings that come up around death, loss, and endings is an integral part of life. I will support and guide you through this process. It can be very healing and renewing to consciously and creatively meet one's grief and loss. I will help you to reflect on and release the past, to open simply and directly to the loss, and to find peace and grounding in your deeper connection to the truth.

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.

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.

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

The experience of grief and loss, while expected at various life stages, can result in physical pain, and the emergence of symptoms that lead to experiencing a slow downward spiral in overall wellbeing, and perhaps desire to withdrawal from personal and professional commitments. Many clients seek compassionate and sensitive guidance to navigate through the ups and downs of any number of losses, ranging from diminishing health, to ending a relationship, or other life transition. Together, clients and I develop a transformative plan to stabilize, heal, gain insight and to enhance their proficiency to improve the strength needed to reconstitute their skills and hopes for today and the future.



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

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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.