Grief and Loss Counseling in Santa Rosa, CA.

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


Karen Gordon, MS, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Karen Gordon, MS, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In our culture, we put a time cap on how long someone is allowed to grieve. We aren't taught how to grieve. Grief is not linear. It moves in circles, overtaking us and then receding, as we slowly heal. I have experienced much loss in my life and I draw on my experiences to help others grieve exactly as they need to, in their own way.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Grief Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Free 30 minute zoom call - Grief & Loss are normal experiences in life. Yet, they are often overwhelming - combining experiences of sadness, fear, anxiety, surprise & disorientation, frustration, worry, loneliness, confusion & more. Grief is truly not meant to be experienced alone. The guidance of a caring therapist as well as the support of loving, friends, family & community is invaluable and truly needed. Grief takes time, comes in waves and needs expression in multiple ways, through tears, writing, talking and the help of a grief counselor.

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. .

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.

Annie Buxbaum, LMFT, PsyD
Grief Counselor

Annie Buxbaum, LMFT, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3410 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, California 95403 | 707-582-0701

Grief is a normal human experience that can feel abnormal when we are going through it. Some days may be sad days and some days may be fine. Sometimes humans feel grief over the loss of a loved one and sometimes grief can happen over the death of someone that may have been harmful. All are normal and you are normal for feeling those things. Asking for help during this time is a good thing. Send me a message so we can get you feeling better, faster.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Grief can be a difficulty beast to manage, a beast which can surface at any moment without warning and often comes in waves. When I’ve been grieving I’ve felt like I was in an emotional pong ball. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you to heal and leave the pain, loss, and grief in the past while holding on to the happy memories. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage this particular issue.

Eric Ryan, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Eric Ryan, Ph.D.

Psychologist

633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404 | 707-239-1096

Grief and loss are some of the most difficult of concerns. Yet our grief is a natural reaction to having lost something or someone that was important or invaluable to us. I help individuals and couples focus in on unresolved grief/loss issues, to honor the memories while learning to move on with your life. As a result of my approach, you can learn to live with your loss, move on with your life, while honoring cherished memories.

John Kane, LMFT
Grief Counselor

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

When you lose something or someone important or close to you, it may be difficult to make sense of life or to feel that others can relate to or understand what you are going through. If you need someone to talk to about what happened, I am here for you. I understand that sadness is often something that shouldn't be fixed, but embraced. I also specialize in helping people who were hurt or abused by the deceased. Grief and Loss is a painful time of life, one that every human being goes through. You are not alone. I will come alongside you through the anger, loneliness, fear, shock, and panic. In the middle of the grief, the way forward can bring hope, strength, peace and freedom from guilt.

Richard Doleman, MA, MFT
Grief Counselor

Richard Doleman, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

865 Third Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404 | (707) 573-8436

The loss of someone we love or something that is central to our lives is one of the most painful experiences that we can have. We enter a vortex called grief that colors everything and seems like it will never relent. The torn places in us where our missing and longing meet absence feel jagged and raw. The journey to acceptance and relief is best done in the company of others. Family and friends are good but an experienced, mature, warmly compassionate and skilled guide can help you over the rough patches. This is who I am. I can help you.

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.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Santa Rosa, CA.

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

Santa Rosa is located in Sonoma County, California. It has a land area of 41.29 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Santa Rosa is 174,972 people with 64,088 households and a median annual income of $61,050. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Rosa, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Santa Rosa are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Rosa public health department.