Grief & Loss Counseling and Bereavement Services in West Sacramento CA.


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Grief & Loss

Catherine Zanzi, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC # 53648

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

I believe we are meant to love. But as loving human beings, the loss of important people in our lives is one of our most difficult challenges. Let me help you move through your grief, staying gently with you as you mourn. Grief has it's own timeline, with healing occurring quietly and inconsistently. Over time and with support, you will begin to experience hope, and even joy again.

Grief & Loss

Joan Fellows, M.A. MFC

Licensed Marriage, Family, Individual Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Life is full of many losses, the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, illness, loss of home, loss of friendships. With loss comes grief .We may not grieve as hard or as much when moving to a new home as we do when we have lost a loved one but we do still grieve. When we grieve we go through many stages, such as denial, anger, sadness, and acceptance. This process is unique to each individual and is unique to the kind of loss experienced. In therapy I will support you as you process often times very painful feelings related to your loss. Therapy will give you the support you deserve and in your own time you will be able to move forward in your own life.

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Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

When we are grieving, we need time and space to experience and process our feelings, some of which may be very intense. Often, people feel very alone or weighed down by the pain of their loss. I offer a warm, supportive environment where clients can feel safe to openly express their grief and to honor the memory of their loved one, while they start to heal and move forward in their own life.

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Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH,CHT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

I tell my clients that everyone grieves in their own, unique way, and that there is no "right way" to grieve. Sooner or later, we all face major losses of loved ones, and the grief involved can feel devastating. I provide loving support and help my clients connect with grief and loss support groups and other supports. We explore what the loss means for my client and ways to honor the memories of the loved one. We also explore and process unfinished, incomplete, or difficult losses that involve anger, shame, resentment, and deep disappointment.

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Kathleen Oravec, LMFT #51941

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief is a natural response to loss. You may associate it with the death of a loved one- and that type of loss does often cause the most intense emotions. But any loss can cause grief, including: a relationship breakup, loss of health, losing a job, loss of financial stability, a miscarriage, death of a pet, loss of safety after trauma, a loved one's serious illness Please note that there is no "normal" timetable for grieving. As an experienced therapist, I can help you work through your intense emotions and overcome obstacles to your grieving.

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Jozeffa Greer, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief is a normal part of loving and losing the person you loved. For many, however, it can become overwhelming and even lead to symptoms of depression. Or maybe you think you should be over it by now, and can't understand why you're not. For five years, I volunteered with Hospice, helping people with complicated bereavement issues to come to terms with the loss of the one who had been so important in their lives. You don't have to carry this alone. Get the support and relief you need as you say good-bye to your loved one so that you can move forward again in your life.

Grief & Loss

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

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.

Grief & Loss

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

For a new short term, effective approach to Psychotherapy, give me a call or email, kevin@kevinflemingphd.com
Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

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Ursula Lewis, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of a relationship, unresolved grief and loss can be very painful and immobilizing. I am here to help you work through the pain on your time without pressure to speed the process. Grief is a very individualized process, and empowering YOU to know when you are healed regardless of others expectations is my passion. I would be honored to be part of your journey!

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Ameshia Arthur, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Have you lost a loved one to death, divorce, or estrangement? Everyone goes through loss at one point. The loss of a loved one can come suddenly or as a result of a long standing sickness or situation and still it may upend loved ones lives. I work with clients to move past regrets and overwhelming sadness to a place of honoring the memory and redefining ones future in the absence of a loved one.

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Joe Borders, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

I help people struggling with grief and loss issues by creating a safe, supportive environment for them to talk about what has happened to them. People tend to experience mental health problems when they are unable or do not allow themselves to experience their emotions surrounding grief and loss. Often times people in our lives try to be supportive but do not know how, so people end up telling us that there is a certain way to grieve or that we need to "just get over it". Everybody has their own grieving process. It is my job to help you open up to your emotions in a way that does not feel like they are going to swallow you whole, and to help you grieve in your own way and in your own time.

Grief & Loss

Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief and loss are central to many if not all psychological conditions, in that change and transformation are natural ongoing processes. Coming to terms with this continual change is what positive adjustment entails. Experiencing a “broken heart” can feel like the end of the world and pitch us into despair. But facing loss finally allows us to hatch into a larger true identity. I utilize several creative processing modalities, including Art Therapy, EMDR, and Hypnotherapy to access and clarify appropriate symbols and metaphors which allow this hatching to occur.

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Heather Blessing, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief and Loss are a part of life, but that does not make it any easier to get through it. We experience Grief and Loss in many different ways and we each go through the experience at our own unique pace. Let me help you find your way through the grief. We can work through it together. Many people do not realize how often we actually deal with grief and loss issues. From grieving the loss of a dream to grieving the loss of someone close to you, we experience it daily. Let us work together to find a healthy way to work through your grief and loss.

Grief & Loss

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief and Loss are some of the most real and difficult emotions and feelings to deal with and to cope and live with. Loss of a beloved family relationship, dear friend, mentor, as well as a beloved pet can cause a shock and vast loss that is seemingly impossible to overcome. Grief and loss therapy is very important to me and has been a major part of my decades of counseling. Grief and loss therapy is not a band aid to the pain. It is a process for working to create closure and a continued internal relationship which can still sustain life after loss. When relationships are important, grief and loss are a process of dealing with the depths of love and attachment which are key to being human.

Grief & Loss

Talal Alsaleem, D.Min, MA Professional Counseling

Talal H. Alsaleem, LMFT dba Happily Ever

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Losing someone close to you is difficult for anyone to go through. We all experience grief in different ways, which means there is no one-size-fits all approach to loss. If you have experienced a loss in your life, my approach to grief and loss will help you to overcome your struggles and move forward with your life. You will leave your sessions with a better outlook and more insight to your situation.

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Nancy Ryan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief can occur from losing a relationship, losing a loved one or many other transitions or losses. Life seems to go on around you, but the hurt and sadness can take a long time to recover from. Family can only help for so long. Getting professional help is a step toward the beginnings of recovery. Overcoming grief is about processing your emotions, honoring the loss and creating small steps to a new life. Timing is individual and not everyone grieves in the same way. I would be honored to help you start feeling better.

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Jennifer Lee, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grieving is a process that is unique and different for each individual. Sometimes we put it off because we are afraid that once we face it, it will never end! Grieving, while difficult, can be a sacred time to reflect, accept, and recover. You can start healing and moving forward. I can help you deal with the painful losses you've experienced. Although loss cannot be reversed, learning how to accept and cope with grief can be tremendously empowering. I will support you in a gentle, sensitive manner as we honor your experience and work toward peaceful resolution of your pain.

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Kim McLaughlin, LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief is tough to handle alone. You have tried everything you can think of and the sadness still continues. Grief can affect your life and make it hard to go on day to day. Suffering loss alone is not necessary. There is a way to feel better and I would love to help you. You might think you "should be over this" and you are not. How you are feeling now is OK. I would love to help you feel better, give me a call at 916-847-8053 today to schedule an appointment.

Grief & Loss

Heidi Summers, M.A., LMFT,LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

If you have had a loss in your life, whether it's a loved one, a relationship, a pet, or even the loss of a dream, you know how difficult and painful it can be. Experiencing loss and grief can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel like you are alone or that things just don't make sense. I will provide a safe and caring place for you to not feel so alone and to help you cope with your loss. Together we will move you through the darkest places and into a more steady and hopeful place.

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Gerald Frye, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Grief counseling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief, overwhelmed by loss to the extent that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down. Grief counseling facilitates expression of emotion and thought about the loss, including sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness. Often people feel disorganized, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams, and experience change in appetite. These too are addressed in my grief and loss counseling sessions.

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Diana Conwell, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Career Counselor, Life Coach

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

The loss of a loved one can completely turn your world upside down. It can leave you wondering if you will ever experience peace and happiness again. Grief recovery counseling offers support, guidance, and gentle coaching to guide you through the heartbreaking emotions, stress, and practical needs of living life again after loss of a loved one, or loss of health, a job, or a relationship. I can help you move through the pain of grief to a place where you truly can survive, thrive and live a meaningful life despite your loss. You don't have to walk through your grief and loss alone. Please allow me to help.

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Kimberly Greene, MA, LMFT

Kimberly Greene, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Each experience of grief is unique, complex, and personal, and I will tailor treatment to meet your specific needs. I will help you find different ways to maintain healthy connections with the deceased through memory, reflection, ritual, or dialogue about the deceased and with the deceased. I will help you view your grief and loss with curiosity and without judgment, in an effort to understand and heal. I can help you recognize and access your inner strength, autonomy, and capacity to step back into life after loss.

Grief & Loss

Caitlin Markham, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Navigating life after the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Oftentimes survivors are left feeling overwhelmed by emotion states, unable to function in every day life. We can feel guilt for wanting to “get over” our grief which can keep us from moving forward. Come in and learn how you can both honor the loss and actively work towards reclaiming your life from debilitating unaddressed emotions.

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Retha Millikan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Counselor

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

From death of a loved one to loss of a significant relationship, processing loss is a painful and lonely journey...especially done alone. Often, one of the aspects of loss is that there is compounding guilt for one's feelings. Normalizing and supporting my client's experience during a wrenching time is something I enjoy. The length of the process varies greatly from person to person, but support is paramount.

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Joan Druckman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of West Sacramento, CA

Loss is like an emotional injury that requires grief to heal. There is a natural healing process that occurs, but sometimes our grief does not resolve and therapy can help support you during the natural process of healing or help when healing is not progressing. I will help you accept the reality of the loss, have a safe place to experience and understand the pain of grief, and adjust to the loss and all that it requires to create a "new normal." Moving forward means finding meaning in life in spite of the loss and also holding on to and remembering the parts of the loss that held joy.

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