Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in San Jose.


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Grief & Loss

Tom Cheney, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1022 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95126

I will help you meet grief with compassion. Rather than repeat unkind advice that you "move on," I will strive to help you find connection, meaning, and hope. If the circumstances of your loss were at all traumatic, I will help you make peace with painful memories. Times of loss can produce great gains in strength and love. I will help you build a life that honors your loved one and all they have meant to you.

Grief & Loss

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

In coping and adjusting to an environment, where the person is no longer around or has deceased, it is a necessary step towards acceptance. I work with the bereaved to start the acceptance, the healing, preserving the memories and begin rebuilding a new environment with hope for the future. You will get assisted in a nurturing way to help you find the strength to establish new routines or adapt previous ones, that worked well. You will slowly work on the acceptance that even though the physical presence of the departed may be missing, you can continue to relate to them through rituals, feelings and memories. You will also work on the reason why this person choose to come into your life.

Grief & Loss

Rob Grellman, LMFT, Psy.D.

Dr. Rob Grellman

3880 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95124

I have had many years of working in grief and loss, and what is hopeful is that whatever your loss is that is overwhelming you can change. It is a natural expectation to hope for a type of cure in grief and loss, yet in truth it’s really learning how to process and experience your grief and loss that is needed, and how profoundly helpful and meaningful it can be to share your experience. The Five Stages of Greif continue to be my foundation for grief work which also continues to be of substantial and significant help to many.

Grief & Loss

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, CA 95120

Grief, if left blocked, can be a significant drain on our energy. It is possible (and common) to move at such a fast pace through life that we are completely unaware of unprocessed feelings. When sadness, loss, and regret are identified, expressed, and released we reclaim our vitality and improve self-esteem. Another benefit of this process is improvement in our relationships. I provide a safe, comfortable environment to explore these issues.

Grief & Loss

Mary-Stone Bowers, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Grief - a natural and intense emotional response to loss. This loss if often of someone close to us, but can also be the loss of a career, time of life, or capability of some sort. Grief can also occur before the actual loss and is called "anticipatory grief". If you are suffering through this intense emotional experience, talking with a psychotherapist can bring support and relief in a safe and trusting environment.

Grief & Loss

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1120 McKendrie Street, San Jose, CA 95126

Loss is an inevitable part of life and one of the toughest. Therapy can be extremely helpful and I have assisted many people through their losses. Some of the most common losses have included death of a family member or partner, death of a pet, loss of a relationship. While working with my clients as they experience their loss, I attempt to hone in on the uniqueness of the relationship and honor the meaning of it.

Grief & Loss

Harry Motro, Psy.D., LMFT, P.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3880 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95124

Do you need specialized GRIEF COUNSELING for COUPLES? Couples who have experienced significant loss have also experienced a crisis in their marriage. For some, this untimely difficulty has become a rich opportunity for growth bringing the two closer together. But for others, the crisis has brought major marital distress. As a grief counselor for couples, I help you: - Resist the temptation to inflict on to your partner the hurt that you are feeling. • Expand your support network so your partner is not your sole source of emotional support. • Teach you ways to constructively communicate the depth of the pain. • Find ways to find shared meaning and purpose out the suffering.

Grief & Loss

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

1174 Lincoln Ave #6, San Jose, CA 95125

At some stage the bereaved move to a position of acceptance at which point, life begins to feel more normal again. Grief counseling helps process the feelings of loss associated with grief. If you are experiencing grief or loss, counseling can help you process it in a more healthy way. As a bereavement counselor, I offer you a space to explore your feelings in confidential and safe space. I can help you through the grieving process to process the painful emotions, to accept the loss, to make relevant adjustments and to help discover productive coping mechanisms.

Grief & Loss

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Whether you are grieving over a loved one or experiencing some other form of loss, please know that you are not alone. Our society tends to expect people to recover from loss well before we are truly ready. Therapy can help you get through this difficult time so that you can begin to feel "normal" again. It is my hope for you that you gain the support you need at this time in your life.

Grief & Loss

Janet Akyol, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4950 Hamilton Ave, Suite 102, San Jose, CA 95130

Grief and loss visits all of us, can take many forms, be it death, divorce, a health crisis, or a myriad of other life events. Initially people may have rallied around you, but slowly life goes on, and friends and family return to their lives. You may feel compelled to try to move on, perhaps sharing your pain less, and hiding your sorrow more, thus grief and loss are often dealt with in isolation. The fabric of your life has been torn, and piecing it back together is a process, not an event. It takes time, but time alone is often not enough. It also takes tools. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey.

Grief & Loss

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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.

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Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1302 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 205, San Jose, CA 95125

Sadly, loss is an integral part of life; none of us is immune. Yet, when we're in it, we can feel so alone during the grieving and bereavement process. I offer a safe place to explore the meaning behind the grief and the thoughts and feelings that are sacred to you as you go through this challenging life transition. It is my goal to assist you as you honor the loss of a person, relationship, pet, or a stage in life.

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Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Grieving is a very personal experience and we all experience it differently and for different amounts of time. It helps to have someone you can share your experience of confusion, numbness, loss, relief or pain with who won't judge you, or tell you to "get over it." I work with people who are grieving the loss of a spouse, friend, or family member to death, Alzheimer's, chronic pain or addiction. The loss of a child who goes to college, the service, or moves out of the area is a grievous loss that almost no one understand who hasn't experienced it. I listen and we reflect on the times you have lost people and places that were precious to you, and you move towards acceptance, life and hope.


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