Grief and Loss Counseling in Pleasanton, CA.

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


Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Grief Counselor

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

344 Division Street, Suite 202, Pleasanton, California 94566 | 925-216-6561

Grief and loss is often complicated by a painful, irrational belief that you could have done something different to prevent it. Using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), clients can experience relief from the tremendous burden they carry of what they should have/could have/ought to have done differently. Through the processing of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories, clients feel a greater sense of relief and acceptance.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Grief Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

780 Main St. Suite #201, Pleasanton, California 94588 | (925) 963-9786

I have taught and practiced grief counseling for over 24 years. One thing I observed early on is that people who share their grief with others progress through the stages of grief and get much relief, while those who try to grieve on their own seem to just stay locked into the early stages of suffering for many years. I offer compassionate and loving support through the process. Loving, gentle support can make all the difference.

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA
Grief Counselor

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life leaves little time for grief. Instead it demands constant attention and engagement. Therefore it’s a separate set of tools you need to keep going when grief and loss come into your life. Taking a dedicated amount of time and space for the work is where counseling with me comes in. I’m here to help you process and make room for the grief as well as develop the tools to keep going.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Grief Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

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. .

Brian Jones, AMFT
Grief Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss comes in all forms, from the death of a pet, to moving, to the loss of a dream, to the death of a child or spouse, and more. My clients discover grief and loss are a process (which includes: shock/disbelief, anger, blaming, depression/sadness, bargaining, and denial), and how to move through that process to an increased state of acceptance. As their state of acceptance increases, my clients experience an increase in forgiveness, healing, freedom and hope for the present and future. My clients see how they can begin to feel good about their life and future again.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Pleasanton, CA.

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

Pleasanton is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 24.12 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Pleasanton is 79,510 people with 26,020 households and a median annual income of $124,759. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pleasanton, CA

Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Pleasanton is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pleasanton public health department.