Grief Therapists in Downtown, Oakland, CA

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Cassandra Wells
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
My specialties include working with the severely mentally ill, children and adolescents, adults of all ages with a focus on anxiety, depression, grief work, college counseling, couples, families, and eating disorders.
I am a Black therapist with about 10 years of experience working with a wide breadth of clients from various cultural backgrounds and diversities. I primarily work from a Cognitive Behavioral background looking at how your thoughts can influence your feelings and behaviors and developing coping skills to manage thoughts and better regulate feelings. My main goal in therapy is to meet the client where they are at and provide treatment and support based on the goals and needs of the client. I am very energetic, positive, and down to earth while also being mindful to match my client’s energy and personality.
My specialties include working with the severely mentally ill, children and adolescents, adults of all ages with a focus on anxiety, depression, grief work, college counseling, couples, families, and eating disorders.
I am a Black therapist with about 10 years of experience working with a wide breadth of clients from various cultural backgrounds and diversities. I primarily work from a Cognitive Behavioral background looking at how your thoughts can influence your feelings and behaviors and developing coping skills to manage thoughts and better regulate feelings. My main goal in therapy is to meet the client where they are at and provide treatment and support based on the goals and needs of the client. I am very energetic, positive, and down to earth while also being mindful to match my client’s energy and personality.
(510) 630-1007 View (510) 630-1007
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Ronnie Doss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Have you wondered when life became stagnant? Does a past trauma keep invading your present day despite your best efforts? Have you experienced a loss that you still grieve? Stress over things that may or may not happen? Are you not engaging in the life you used to or thought you would? Hiding your pain and feeling sadness, anger, shame, or guilt for experiencing it? If this sounds like you and you feel ready to take back your life, then you may benefit from counseling services I could provide.
Have you wondered when life became stagnant? Does a past trauma keep invading your present day despite your best efforts? Have you experienced a loss that you still grieve? Stress over things that may or may not happen? Are you not engaging in the life you used to or thought you would? Hiding your pain and feeling sadness, anger, shame, or guilt for experiencing it? If this sounds like you and you feel ready to take back your life, then you may benefit from counseling services I could provide.
(415) 548-7096 View (415) 548-7096
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Cheryl Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
My work is informed by my own experiences with illness, death and grief.
No matter what difficulty you face, together we can find our way through. Most of us change only when what we've been doing completely stops working! In that way, our most challenging times also have the potential to change us in mysteriously positive ways. Let's travel together to find your best life!
My work is informed by my own experiences with illness, death and grief.
No matter what difficulty you face, together we can find our way through. Most of us change only when what we've been doing completely stops working! In that way, our most challenging times also have the potential to change us in mysteriously positive ways. Let's travel together to find your best life!
(510) 587-9085 View (510) 587-9085
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Jacqueline Esquer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel alone in your emotions and challenges? Do negative thoughts, anxieties and worries sometimes seem uncontrollable and overwhelming? Or maybe you are curious about how your past experiences may be showing up in your present life. Grief, anxiety and life transitions can cause us to feel so many uncomfortable, difficult feelings that at times feel unbearable. As the world turns on, it can be difficult to find the time to understand how life's ups and downs impact how we show up for ourselves and others every day. Therapy is a great way to broaden this understanding.
Do you feel alone in your emotions and challenges? Do negative thoughts, anxieties and worries sometimes seem uncontrollable and overwhelming? Or maybe you are curious about how your past experiences may be showing up in your present life. Grief, anxiety and life transitions can cause us to feel so many uncomfortable, difficult feelings that at times feel unbearable. As the world turns on, it can be difficult to find the time to understand how life's ups and downs impact how we show up for ourselves and others every day. Therapy is a great way to broaden this understanding.
(510) 319-0132 View (510) 319-0132
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Joseph McConico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
My specialties are centered on supporting people with value guided living, life transitions, cancer care support, grief & loss, and trauma.
While honoring you being the expert of your life, I seek to walk alongside you as a guide & partner during this particular challenging part of your life journey.
My specialties are centered on supporting people with value guided living, life transitions, cancer care support, grief & loss, and trauma.
While honoring you being the expert of your life, I seek to walk alongside you as a guide & partner during this particular challenging part of your life journey.
(619) 292-8016 View (619) 292-8016
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Nicole Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my primary page! Are you struggling with relationship conflicts, difficulty communicating your wants and needs, or finding yourself stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and comparisons that keep you up at night? Look no further, I'm here to help. I specialize in assisting people with anxiety, grief, and stress. Let's work together to overcome these challenges and find a peace of mind.
Welcome to my primary page! Are you struggling with relationship conflicts, difficulty communicating your wants and needs, or finding yourself stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and comparisons that keep you up at night? Look no further, I'm here to help. I specialize in assisting people with anxiety, grief, and stress. Let's work together to overcome these challenges and find a peace of mind.
(619) 693-1362 View (619) 693-1362
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Kiara Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Kiara M. Garcia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2021. Starting therapy can be scary. Kiara’s intent is to create a welcoming, safe, and nurturing space for her clients to be vulnerable and authentic, in order to improve themselves. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Grief, Stress, and Trauma. Her initial approach is person centered.
Kiara M. Garcia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2021. Starting therapy can be scary. Kiara’s intent is to create a welcoming, safe, and nurturing space for her clients to be vulnerable and authentic, in order to improve themselves. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Grief, Stress, and Trauma. Her initial approach is person centered.
(510) 650-1052 View (510) 650-1052
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 649-9274 View (415) 649-9274
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 612-3556 View (415) 612-3556
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Silver Lake Psychology--Oakland location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 969-7850 View (415) 969-7850
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 949-2547 View (415) 949-2547
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 949-6514 View (415) 949-6514
Photo of Brandy Dunn - Silver Lake Psychology--Oakland location, PsyD, Psychologist
Silver Lake Psychology--Oakland location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 475-0984 View (415) 475-0984
Photo of Brandy Dunn - Silver Lake Psychology---Oakland location, PsyD, Psychologist
Silver Lake Psychology---Oakland location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 712-1543 View (415) 712-1543
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Ariana Ortega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Life situations can sometimes be extremely difficult, and counseling can be a helpful tool in progressing beyond and through certain challenges. Helping clients to develop healthy coping and problem-solving skills is my specialty. My areas of interest are relationships, attachments, families, grief, personal growth and resiliency. I specialize in treating all types of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and an array of issues that influence mood, functioning and self-worth. I take a person-centered approach in working with each individual.
Life situations can sometimes be extremely difficult, and counseling can be a helpful tool in progressing beyond and through certain challenges. Helping clients to develop healthy coping and problem-solving skills is my specialty. My areas of interest are relationships, attachments, families, grief, personal growth and resiliency. I specialize in treating all types of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and an array of issues that influence mood, functioning and self-worth. I take a person-centered approach in working with each individual.
(510) 439-9703 View (510) 439-9703
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Taylor Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
My style is an honest approach to a client-centered model that allows for the client to guide the direction with my support. Together we can navigate through some of today’s hurdles and stress such as depression/anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication issues, loss/grief/bereavement, and family conflict. With the mutual understanding that we may not be able to change certain aspects of our life, I am here to help you process, adjust expectations, cope, improve communication skills, set boundaries, and strengthen your resilience.
My style is an honest approach to a client-centered model that allows for the client to guide the direction with my support. Together we can navigate through some of today’s hurdles and stress such as depression/anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication issues, loss/grief/bereavement, and family conflict. With the mutual understanding that we may not be able to change certain aspects of our life, I am here to help you process, adjust expectations, cope, improve communication skills, set boundaries, and strengthen your resilience.
(510) 480-3369 View (510) 480-3369
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Khalida Bradford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, grief & loss, and other life stressors. If you are trying to navigate these areas of life, I am confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to your life. With therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, grief & loss, and other life stressors. If you are trying to navigate these areas of life, I am confident that I have the experience to help you rediscover what brings happiness to your life. With therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
(510) 737-4950 View (510) 737-4950
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Eric Burns
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of life challenges; addiction and chemical dependency (abstinence and harm reduction), dual diagnosis, codependency, men in transition, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and healthy self-image for teenagers and adults.
Your mental health is very important. Whether you are struggling with a new problem or one that has been ongoing, an emotional problem or a biochemical one, or even relationship challenges, getting support can make a world of difference. Establishing a safe environment to talk and building a trusting relationship is essential in building a therapeutic relationship. I provide a warm and caring environment for you to trust and share intimate thoughts and feelings, including at times, conflicting thoughts, anxious feelings, depressed mood, and traumatic events.
I work with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of life challenges; addiction and chemical dependency (abstinence and harm reduction), dual diagnosis, codependency, men in transition, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and healthy self-image for teenagers and adults.
Your mental health is very important. Whether you are struggling with a new problem or one that has been ongoing, an emotional problem or a biochemical one, or even relationship challenges, getting support can make a world of difference. Establishing a safe environment to talk and building a trusting relationship is essential in building a therapeutic relationship. I provide a warm and caring environment for you to trust and share intimate thoughts and feelings, including at times, conflicting thoughts, anxious feelings, depressed mood, and traumatic events.
(510) 214-4236 View (510) 214-4236
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 996-1740 View (415) 996-1740
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94612
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 985-7193 View (415) 985-7193
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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.