Grief Therapists in Kensington, CA

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Jen Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707
I am trained in grief work, stress reduction techniques, expressive arts therapy, craniosacral therapy, herbology and Tantric Buddhism.
Welcome to my practice. I am a heart-centered therapist who works collaboratively with you. This work supports you in finding the roots of self- limiting beliefs and relationship patterns, and provides tools and techniques for healing, which gives way to inner clarity and freedom. When you are connected to your inner wisdom and intelligence, your life becomes healthy and grounded, relationships are more intimate and loving, and quality of life becomes richer. I use a holistic body-heart-and soul approach with those who are committed to growth and healing.
I am trained in grief work, stress reduction techniques, expressive arts therapy, craniosacral therapy, herbology and Tantric Buddhism.
Welcome to my practice. I am a heart-centered therapist who works collaboratively with you. This work supports you in finding the roots of self- limiting beliefs and relationship patterns, and provides tools and techniques for healing, which gives way to inner clarity and freedom. When you are connected to your inner wisdom and intelligence, your life becomes healthy and grounded, relationships are more intimate and loving, and quality of life becomes richer. I use a holistic body-heart-and soul approach with those who are committed to growth and healing.
(628) 227-5436 View (628) 227-5436
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Dana McMullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kensington, CA 94707
I have worked with adults, couples, adolescents and children for over 18 years. I offer a free telephone consultation as you explore what your needs are in finding a therapist and whether you feel I might be of help to you.
I have worked with adults, couples, adolescents and children for over 18 years. I offer a free telephone consultation as you explore what your needs are in finding a therapist and whether you feel I might be of help to you.
(510) 466-1217 View (510) 466-1217
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Robin Eve Greenberg MFT, Jungian Psychoanalyst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , MFT
Verified Verified
Kensington, CA 94707
I feel honored to provide an environment where the inner life can emerge. People seek therapy at a vulnerable time in their lives. I offer a warmly related environment where suffering can be approached gently, and new possibilities can emerge.
I feel honored to provide an environment where the inner life can emerge. People seek therapy at a vulnerable time in their lives. I offer a warmly related environment where suffering can be approached gently, and new possibilities can emerge.
(415) 830-9404 View (415) 830-9404
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Kelly Jeanne Zehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707  (Online Only)
I offer coaching and psychotherapy to support women who wish to connect with and express their most authentic Self, in order to live a life aligned with their soul's purpose. I help you to move beyond fear, doubt and shame inflicted by culture and life experience, so that you may love yourself more fully and offer your gifts freely to the world. To support you in this deep healing process, we may incorporate various somatic and spiritual practices into our work together, based on your unique needs and values.
I offer coaching and psychotherapy to support women who wish to connect with and express their most authentic Self, in order to live a life aligned with their soul's purpose. I help you to move beyond fear, doubt and shame inflicted by culture and life experience, so that you may love yourself more fully and offer your gifts freely to the world. To support you in this deep healing process, we may incorporate various somatic and spiritual practices into our work together, based on your unique needs and values.
(415) 702-1669 View (415) 702-1669
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Tina Smelser MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707
Often, much of the suffering a person experiences comes from difficulties in relationships; with others and with oneself. With compassion and understanding, I can help you explore what gets in the way of having satisfying relationships. As part of that process, we can look at ways to communicate more effectively. I have special interest and experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds, of mixed cultural backgrounds, or in cross-cultural relationships. I have worked with many clients who are adult children of alcoholics, and understand the challenges of such an upbringing. I work with individual adults and couples.
Often, much of the suffering a person experiences comes from difficulties in relationships; with others and with oneself. With compassion and understanding, I can help you explore what gets in the way of having satisfying relationships. As part of that process, we can look at ways to communicate more effectively. I have special interest and experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds, of mixed cultural backgrounds, or in cross-cultural relationships. I have worked with many clients who are adult children of alcoholics, and understand the challenges of such an upbringing. I work with individual adults and couples.
(415) 663-2971 View (415) 663-2971
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Ros Wyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707
Are you struggling in your life right now?  Are you going through a challenging life transition, experiencing difficulties in your relationships, feeling anxious or depressed? You are very far from being alone.  There are times in our lives when we all need support and guidance, and seeking therapy shows both your courage and your desire to create change in your life.  I work to create a warm and welcoming environment and bring both empathy and humor to our collaboration. My aim is to create a trusting relationship where my clients feel safe and heard.
Are you struggling in your life right now?  Are you going through a challenging life transition, experiencing difficulties in your relationships, feeling anxious or depressed? You are very far from being alone.  There are times in our lives when we all need support and guidance, and seeking therapy shows both your courage and your desire to create change in your life.  I work to create a warm and welcoming environment and bring both empathy and humor to our collaboration. My aim is to create a trusting relationship where my clients feel safe and heard.
(925) 431-6279 View (925) 431-6279
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Tasha B Pera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Kensington, CA 94708
I am currently providing telehealth Hippaa-compliant videoconferencing! We each have the tools within ourselves to make it possible to improve our lives. At times, however, we may be so overwhelmed with difficult circumstances, relationships, or transitions, that we want help from a professional. I have worked with individuals, couples and families who struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, marital and family conflicts, food and substance use. I tend to see many adults, as well as adolescents who mainly suffer with anxiety-related problems. I have a positive and respectful attitude.
I am currently providing telehealth Hippaa-compliant videoconferencing! We each have the tools within ourselves to make it possible to improve our lives. At times, however, we may be so overwhelmed with difficult circumstances, relationships, or transitions, that we want help from a professional. I have worked with individuals, couples and families who struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, marital and family conflicts, food and substance use. I tend to see many adults, as well as adolescents who mainly suffer with anxiety-related problems. I have a positive and respectful attitude.
(510) 400-8075 View (510) 400-8075
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Rachel Greenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707
Are you ready for change and personal growth? Would like to explore and experience more fulfilling relationships? People seek therapy for many reasons, often it is when they are confronted by a challenging life circumstance or interested in resolving familiar issues or breaking destructive patterns. Whatever your reason for wanting therapy at this time, chances are you would like to feel happier more of the time.
Are you ready for change and personal growth? Would like to explore and experience more fulfilling relationships? People seek therapy for many reasons, often it is when they are confronted by a challenging life circumstance or interested in resolving familiar issues or breaking destructive patterns. Whatever your reason for wanting therapy at this time, chances are you would like to feel happier more of the time.
(510) 250-3886 View (510) 250-3886
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Monika S Broecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kensington, CA 94707  (Online Only)
I am the therapist for the working professional and their families. I am available to accept new clients. I provide Problem Solving Strategic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Career and work-related Coaching and Leadership Development. I work with high functioning adults and adolescents, individuals and families; with students on performance and anxiety issues; with couples to improve communication and emotional connection/intimacy. Trying to conceive, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting (including parenting of autistic/2e/PDA kids). I work in California for therapy; globally for coaching.
I am the therapist for the working professional and their families. I am available to accept new clients. I provide Problem Solving Strategic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Career and work-related Coaching and Leadership Development. I work with high functioning adults and adolescents, individuals and families; with students on performance and anxiety issues; with couples to improve communication and emotional connection/intimacy. Trying to conceive, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting (including parenting of autistic/2e/PDA kids). I work in California for therapy; globally for coaching.
(650) 241-1330 View (650) 241-1330
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Bryn Kahn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707
(510) 680-2591 View (510) 680-2591
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Kayoko Yokoyama
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, CA 94707  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals who face a range of issues related to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, grief, family-work-life balance, parenting, career counseling, and stress management.
I am dedicated to working with clients to face the challenges that life may bring with respect and compassion. I use my knowledge and training as a counseling psychologist to create a safe space for you to explore your challenges in the context of your strengths while taking the full complexity of who you are into consideration. I balance my traditional psychological and scientific training by grounding my work firmly within a sociocultural context. I utilize an integrative, strength-based approach informed by multicultural and feminist perspectives.
I work with individuals who face a range of issues related to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, grief, family-work-life balance, parenting, career counseling, and stress management.
I am dedicated to working with clients to face the challenges that life may bring with respect and compassion. I use my knowledge and training as a counseling psychologist to create a safe space for you to explore your challenges in the context of your strengths while taking the full complexity of who you are into consideration. I balance my traditional psychological and scientific training by grounding my work firmly within a sociocultural context. I utilize an integrative, strength-based approach informed by multicultural and feminist perspectives.
(510) 900-8303 View (510) 900-8303

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Alberto Barrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Welcome and bienvenidos. Do you want help in dealing with big changes, loss, and the unexpected turns in life? Are you feeling stuck or unsure of how to move forward? Would you like to break free from depression, anxiety, grief or unproductive thoughts? Are you struggling with the challenges of intergenerational conflict, identity, culture shock, or discrimination? I create a compassionate, non-judgmental and welcoming space to help you better understand yourself and uncover your own strengths. I support you in building confidence and skills to make life changes, find healing and self-acceptance.
Welcome and bienvenidos. Do you want help in dealing with big changes, loss, and the unexpected turns in life? Are you feeling stuck or unsure of how to move forward? Would you like to break free from depression, anxiety, grief or unproductive thoughts? Are you struggling with the challenges of intergenerational conflict, identity, culture shock, or discrimination? I create a compassionate, non-judgmental and welcoming space to help you better understand yourself and uncover your own strengths. I support you in building confidence and skills to make life changes, find healing and self-acceptance.
(510) 947-8870 View (510) 947-8870
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Michele Rae Bachmeier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
I have extensive experience working with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, mental illness, trauma, relationship and parenting issues, and chronic pain.
My approach consists of assisting people in identifying and exploring the stressors, issues, or losses that are causing pain, in order to begin to address them. I have a warm, direct communication style and will support you in developing a practice of self-care and self-reflection, while also implementing practical solutions, and coping skills. Building a healthy curiosity about your behavior, thoughts, and feelings will be encouraged in order to achieve a better understanding of the conscious and unconscious influences that perpetuate difficulties and conflicts. Deepening a self-understanding strengthens an ability to build healthier, more satisfying relationships with others and with yourself.
I have extensive experience working with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, mental illness, trauma, relationship and parenting issues, and chronic pain.
My approach consists of assisting people in identifying and exploring the stressors, issues, or losses that are causing pain, in order to begin to address them. I have a warm, direct communication style and will support you in developing a practice of self-care and self-reflection, while also implementing practical solutions, and coping skills. Building a healthy curiosity about your behavior, thoughts, and feelings will be encouraged in order to achieve a better understanding of the conscious and unconscious influences that perpetuate difficulties and conflicts. Deepening a self-understanding strengthens an ability to build healthier, more satisfying relationships with others and with yourself.
(510) 573-7878 View (510) 573-7878
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Janet M Latoures
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include relationship conflicts, parenting, body image issues, bereavement, survivors of physical and sexual abuse, and postpartum depression.
As we go through life, we all develop particular patterns for dealing with challenges. Though some of these patterns are helpful, others actually get in the way of reaching our goals. Sometimes we're not even aware that what we're doing may be sabotaging our happiness and success. In therapy, I will give you direct feedback which will illuminate these problematic patterns. This will help you understand how to overcome obstacles, and find deeper satisfaction in your life. As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I have helped many people work through depression and anxiety and move towards success.
My areas of expertise include relationship conflicts, parenting, body image issues, bereavement, survivors of physical and sexual abuse, and postpartum depression.
As we go through life, we all develop particular patterns for dealing with challenges. Though some of these patterns are helpful, others actually get in the way of reaching our goals. Sometimes we're not even aware that what we're doing may be sabotaging our happiness and success. In therapy, I will give you direct feedback which will illuminate these problematic patterns. This will help you understand how to overcome obstacles, and find deeper satisfaction in your life. As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I have helped many people work through depression and anxiety and move towards success.
(415) 845-3501 View (415) 845-3501
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Judy Blumenfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
My areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss and working cross culturally.
An exploration of your childhood, relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work.
My areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss and working cross culturally.
An exploration of your childhood, relationships and deepest self can be a beautiful and powerful journey.Together we can develop a curiosity and exploration of vulnerabilities and resilience in the face of challenges and hardship. I work with you in a collaborative way to understand together the obstacles to having healthy and meaningful relationships. If you feel stuck and unable to understand some of your own behaviors and choices we can talk together and begin to find words to understand your experience. I have a warm style of relating and can at times bring humor to our work.
(510) 575-9984 View (510) 575-9984
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Natalie Compagni Portis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
I offer treatment for those dealing with life transitionsof all sorts, loss and grief.
I offer psychotherapy through the life cycle and I believe that each of us brings our unique history and experience to each relationship, with our partner, our children, our colleagues, friends and families. Through dialogue and learning deep empathy and understanding of ourselves as well as our partners, we can learn to trust, heal old wounds and love more deeply, and find deep satisfaction within ourselves and in our relationships.
I offer treatment for those dealing with life transitionsof all sorts, loss and grief.
I offer psychotherapy through the life cycle and I believe that each of us brings our unique history and experience to each relationship, with our partner, our children, our colleagues, friends and families. Through dialogue and learning deep empathy and understanding of ourselves as well as our partners, we can learn to trust, heal old wounds and love more deeply, and find deep satisfaction within ourselves and in our relationships.
(510) 592-9050 View (510) 592-9050
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Daniella K Bermudez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94709
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California, with an office in Walnut Creek, CA. I am a trained psychotherapist certified in Perinatal Mental Health and offer professional therapeutic services covering a variety of issues and concerns. I have clinical experience in the areas of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, crisis management, suicide prevention, life transitions, parenting stress, and reproductive and maternal mental health. I experience working in various settings, including community health, prenatal clinic, non-profit organizations, schools and in-home counseling.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California, with an office in Walnut Creek, CA. I am a trained psychotherapist certified in Perinatal Mental Health and offer professional therapeutic services covering a variety of issues and concerns. I have clinical experience in the areas of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, crisis management, suicide prevention, life transitions, parenting stress, and reproductive and maternal mental health. I experience working in various settings, including community health, prenatal clinic, non-profit organizations, schools and in-home counseling.
(925) 515-4150 View (925) 515-4150
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Lucia Grauman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2018 & 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families, infidelity); grief & loss; addiction, recovery & codependence; anxiety & depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
Awarded Oakland Magazine's "Best Therapist" 2018 & 2020, my specialties include: relationship issues (such as conflict resolution, dating, pre-marital counseling, divorce, blended families, infidelity); grief & loss; addiction, recovery & codependence; anxiety & depression. My approach is both warm and direct-- my clients experience me as accepting and empathic, while also feeling challenged the right amount to grow and change. I am an integrative therapist, meaning I integrate more than one way/theory/model to view and treat psychological and/or relational concerns. See my website for education, experience and credentials.
(415) 799-3799 View (415) 799-3799
Photo of Rachel F Kaplan, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rachel F Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Shit Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Shit Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
(415) 702-3703 View (415) 702-3703
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Lynda Paulson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
I treat anxiety, depression, bipolar/mood disorders, addictions, PTSD and complex trauma, adjustment disorders, obsessive/compulsive behaviors and grief and loss.
I seek to be of service to you as you explore therapy as a path to heal and thrive. Taking this step to engage in therapy can feel like a daunting task and I am here to take that step with you. Throughout my practice I have focused on the importance of identifying all aspects of my clients’ lives that impact their well-being (support systems, cultural, work/ school environment, physical health, life experience, faith/spirituality) to provide treatment through a holistic person-in- environment perspective. I offer myself as a partner to support you on your life journey through building connection, bonding and trust.
I treat anxiety, depression, bipolar/mood disorders, addictions, PTSD and complex trauma, adjustment disorders, obsessive/compulsive behaviors and grief and loss.
I seek to be of service to you as you explore therapy as a path to heal and thrive. Taking this step to engage in therapy can feel like a daunting task and I am here to take that step with you. Throughout my practice I have focused on the importance of identifying all aspects of my clients’ lives that impact their well-being (support systems, cultural, work/ school environment, physical health, life experience, faith/spirituality) to provide treatment through a holistic person-in- environment perspective. I offer myself as a partner to support you on your life journey through building connection, bonding and trust.
(415) 881-4254 View (415) 881-4254

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Grief Therapists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.