Grief and Loss Counseling in Petaluma, CA.

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


Donald Wallach,  M.A., LPCC, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Donald Wallach, M.A., LPCC, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

222 Weller Street #205, Petaluma, California 94952 | 707-583-2305

Experiences of grief and loss may occur in small doses on a regular basis. But some losses are too intense to handle on your own. When a major loss occurs, whether the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job or relationship, you may benefit greatly from contact with a psychotherapist. I am experienced at helping others get through these difficult and painful times. Suffering is unavoidable in this world. But you do have a choice about whether to do it alone. Let me know if you would like to talk about getting some counseling to help you through a difficult time.

Monica Dyer, Psy.D(c)
Grief Counselor

Monica Dyer, Psy.D(c)

Psychological Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Each persons grief journey is a deeply personal and unique experience. Recognizing this, my approach is empathetic and client-centered. In our work together, you can expect a safe and compassionate space to navigate emotions. Using techniques like narrative therapy and mindfulness, we foster healing and resilience, and empowerment to find meaning amidst loss.

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP
Grief Counselor

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

So much of my experience as a therapist has roots in supporting clients with grief and loss. Grief is a process, and I can guide you through each phase of grief. We all grieve in our own time, but it's best to do so with a therapist. By allowing the feelings (anger, sadness, frustration, fear, sorrow) to flow through you, the grieving process will happen at a healthier pace. If you feel lost, alone, and struggling to process a loss, I can be your guide. Facing hospice, palliative care, or the loss of a loved one suddenly can each have its own special set of challenges. This is a personal journey, and I am here to offer you support, understanding, and a safe place.

Christine Dufond, MFT
Grief Counselor

Christine Dufond, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

130 Petaluma Ave. Suite 2A, Sebastopol, California 95472 | 707-483-8232

Grief can be overwhelming to navigate on our own. One thing I have learned from my studies of Carl Jung and Sandra Ingerman is the importance of honoring your soul when you are grieving. I will hold the safe space for you to actively move through your grief so that you don't end up with depression or soul loss. Grief can be a beautiful process, like entering sacred grounds where you come to understand your own soul and its needs. I am always honored to guide a client through their grief. Grief work is often a catalyst for coming into more authenticity and self compassion, and developing a deeper understanding of concepts such as Soul mates, forgiveness, and how to create healthy closure.

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist, LMFT

Available for Online Therapy

I am a Certified Advanced Grief Specialist. Grief is a natural process following a meaningful loss and it can influence physical, emotional, behavioral & spiritual aspects of our lives. Grief is most associated with the death of a loved one, but also occurs with the loss of a pet, job, relationship, and changes in your health. People cope with grief in a variety of ways. The intensity and duration of grieving differs between individuals. Therapy is a safe place to express & explore your feelings. I will help you learn to cope and transform your pain into healthier ways of meaning and remembrance. Through therapy you will find permission to live your life and develop connection again.

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

320 Western Avenue, Petaluma, California 94952 | 415-860-6070

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.

Sid Aaronson, Ph.D., MFT
Grief Counselor

Sid Aaronson, Ph.D., MFT

Ph.D, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

920 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, California 95401 | (707) 544-9000

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Grief Counselor

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is hard. Grief is natural. Animals grieve. Grief is something we feel deep in our bodies and can be disorienting and destabilizing. Grief brings up questions about who we are, the world, the existence or goodness of God, and purpose and futility of life. Dealing with grief, especially when the loss is traumatic and unexpected, requires a slow and tender space to allow the grief to move through our body and to settle in our hearts with warmth and memory. I am here to help you grieve the loss of your loved one, experience, health , future or even your beloved pet. .

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Grief Counselor

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss is a part of so much more than many recognize in every day life. Most folks are familiar with the Kubler-Ross stages, but processing grief is much more than those five stages. There are tasks of mourning that can be explored and expanded with support in therapy. There are secondary losses as a result of an initial loss. Grief impacts how open we feel to new relationships in our lives. I work with clients to help them understand their responses to grief, move through their grief and feelings through expressive arts and verbal processing.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Petaluma, CA.

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

Petaluma is located in Sonoma County, California. It has a land area of 14.38 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Petaluma is 60,438 people with 21,616 households and a median annual income of $80,276. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Petaluma, CA

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