Grief Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Dr. Aviva Wilcox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94602  (Online Only)
I support folks in navigating anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, and life transitions, including divorce, identity exploration, and responding to the impacts of discrimination.
The single most consistent predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I prioritize creating a trusting relationship. My approach is collaborative, relational, and interactive. I balance listening deeply with gently challenging clients to make meaningful change. I am not a therapist who sits back silently. I also do not presume that any given technique or my own experience hold all the answers in our journey together. Rather, I draw on evidence-based, relational practices, more than a decade of clinical practice, and your lived experience, cultural and personal practices, beliefs, and values.
I support folks in navigating anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, and life transitions, including divorce, identity exploration, and responding to the impacts of discrimination.
The single most consistent predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I prioritize creating a trusting relationship. My approach is collaborative, relational, and interactive. I balance listening deeply with gently challenging clients to make meaningful change. I am not a therapist who sits back silently. I also do not presume that any given technique or my own experience hold all the answers in our journey together. Rather, I draw on evidence-based, relational practices, more than a decade of clinical practice, and your lived experience, cultural and personal practices, beliefs, and values.
(510) 902-1335 View (510) 902-1335
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Callum Eastwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I have over 12 years experience working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing relationship problems, anxiety and mood concerns, emotional and/or behavioral troubles, trauma and loss, and difficulties with burnout and the compassion fatigue of caring for loved ones with these issues. If you are an adult attempting to work through such difficulties in your life, the partner of someone having these problems, or if you are a parent seeking help for your child, I would welcome a chance to talk with you about how I may help.
I have over 12 years experience working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing relationship problems, anxiety and mood concerns, emotional and/or behavioral troubles, trauma and loss, and difficulties with burnout and the compassion fatigue of caring for loved ones with these issues. If you are an adult attempting to work through such difficulties in your life, the partner of someone having these problems, or if you are a parent seeking help for your child, I would welcome a chance to talk with you about how I may help.
(510) 460-1303 View (510) 460-1303
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Amina Elfiki
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94601
I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression.
I am passionate about working with: People of Color; Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer folks; Polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals, couples, families and other relationship configurations; Activists and organizers involved in social justice movements and struggles for liberation; and especially, people at the intersections of these categories. Therapy with me may be able to help with: depression and anxiety; grief and loss; PTSD and complex trauma; difficulty forming and maintaining nourishing relationships; and distress related to oppression.
(510) 544-6870 View (510) 544-6870
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Alexander Shen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
I am especially experienced in supporting clients dealing with life transitions, high achievement, identity exploration, relationship/attachment issues, and processing trauma and grief.
Starting therapy can be an important life decision. Whether you are hoping to focus on specific concerns, or exploring broader, longer standing challenges, therapy can be useful in understanding how aspects of one‘s temperament and relational tendencies interfere with living life authentically, and with reaching one’s full potential. By addressing issues in real-time, while also considering the impact of situational factors and past experiences, therapy can help to identify areas of one’s life to examine and evolve. Importantly, effective therapy often promotes resiliency, self-awareness and personal growth.
I am especially experienced in supporting clients dealing with life transitions, high achievement, identity exploration, relationship/attachment issues, and processing trauma and grief.
Starting therapy can be an important life decision. Whether you are hoping to focus on specific concerns, or exploring broader, longer standing challenges, therapy can be useful in understanding how aspects of one‘s temperament and relational tendencies interfere with living life authentically, and with reaching one’s full potential. By addressing issues in real-time, while also considering the impact of situational factors and past experiences, therapy can help to identify areas of one’s life to examine and evolve. Importantly, effective therapy often promotes resiliency, self-awareness and personal growth.
(415) 523-9022 View (415) 523-9022
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Revi Hope Airborne-Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
I work with folks navigating trauma, grief, illness, anxiety, depression, inequity, spiritual matters, creative blocks, and relationship problems.
Therapy is a space you carve out with me to reconnect - with yourself, your goals, your life’s meaning, your passion, your creativity, your spiritual path. We all struggle with difficult things at times; they pull us away from who we want to be, or the path we intend to walk in life. I believe relationships are the most important healers we have in our lives – starting with your relationship with yourself! Extending to all your other important and beloved relationships - with family, friends, community, planet, and spirit. No matter where you are, your journey to self-empowerment and joy begins Right Here. I will be there with you.
I work with folks navigating trauma, grief, illness, anxiety, depression, inequity, spiritual matters, creative blocks, and relationship problems.
Therapy is a space you carve out with me to reconnect - with yourself, your goals, your life’s meaning, your passion, your creativity, your spiritual path. We all struggle with difficult things at times; they pull us away from who we want to be, or the path we intend to walk in life. I believe relationships are the most important healers we have in our lives – starting with your relationship with yourself! Extending to all your other important and beloved relationships - with family, friends, community, planet, and spirit. No matter where you are, your journey to self-empowerment and joy begins Right Here. I will be there with you.
(510) 422-0908 View (510) 422-0908
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Monica Lois Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94605  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples on issues related to anxiety and depression, trauma, relationships, parenting, grief, transitions, body-image, and navigating the ups and downs of ones 20s and 30s.
I work with individuals and couples on issues related to anxiety and depression, trauma, relationships, parenting, grief, transitions, body-image, and navigating the ups and downs of ones 20s and 30s.
(510) 319-1012 View (510) 319-1012
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Logan Begneaud
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
I have a background working with survivors of interpersonal violence & helping people with trauma, grief, relationship issues & boundaries.
We all deserve to feel seen, heard & understood— and I genuinely want to know you and your story. I believe deeply in the transformative and healing power of a therapeutic relationship that is based in mutual trust, respect and brave vulnerability. I strive to create a safe, warm environment for you to connect with curiosity & compassion in exploring your inner world— together, we will make space for your past experiences, current struggles & the future you imagine/want for yourself. In undoing feelings of aloneness & experiencing emotional safety, we can grow to understand ourselves more fully and begin healing from pain & trauma.
I have a background working with survivors of interpersonal violence & helping people with trauma, grief, relationship issues & boundaries.
We all deserve to feel seen, heard & understood— and I genuinely want to know you and your story. I believe deeply in the transformative and healing power of a therapeutic relationship that is based in mutual trust, respect and brave vulnerability. I strive to create a safe, warm environment for you to connect with curiosity & compassion in exploring your inner world— together, we will make space for your past experiences, current struggles & the future you imagine/want for yourself. In undoing feelings of aloneness & experiencing emotional safety, we can grow to understand ourselves more fully and begin healing from pain & trauma.
(415) 915-9561 View (415) 915-9561
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Mark Lederer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Good therapy begins by finding a therapist who is a good fit. I am glad you found your way to this website to find someone who is a good fit for you. My areas of focus are helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. These struggles can lead us to feel stuck, scared, overwhelmed, sad, exhausted. We focus our attention on only a few strong feelings, a few loud inner voices, and a limited number of choices. We feel small, frightened, conflicted and not fully ourselves and turn away from aspects of our experience that can bring healing and relief.
Good therapy begins by finding a therapist who is a good fit. I am glad you found your way to this website to find someone who is a good fit for you. My areas of focus are helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. These struggles can lead us to feel stuck, scared, overwhelmed, sad, exhausted. We focus our attention on only a few strong feelings, a few loud inner voices, and a limited number of choices. We feel small, frightened, conflicted and not fully ourselves and turn away from aspects of our experience that can bring healing and relief.
(510) 876-4723 View (510) 876-4723
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Silver Lake Psychology--Oakland location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
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) 968-2338 View (415) 968-2338
Gregg E Bernstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94619
I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want. I have lost a child, so I have a special sensitivity to grieving parents and their challenges.
I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want. I have lost a child, so I have a special sensitivity to grieving parents and their challenges.
(510) 817-2108 View (510) 817-2108
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Andreea Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94602
I have a unique ability to support families who are dealing with loss, bereavement and chronic illness.
Choosing a therapist and beginning therapy isn't easy. The first step is recognizing the feeling that you don't want to be alone in working on your challenges. My commitment is to help you find out whether I might be a good match as your therapist, and to be your guide in the process of getting support. I work particularly well with anyone who is negotiating difficult life cycle transitions--from challenges of beginning school, moving or dealing with loss to the strains of adolescence, marriage or divorce or the demands of aging and caring for aging parents.
I have a unique ability to support families who are dealing with loss, bereavement and chronic illness.
Choosing a therapist and beginning therapy isn't easy. The first step is recognizing the feeling that you don't want to be alone in working on your challenges. My commitment is to help you find out whether I might be a good match as your therapist, and to be your guide in the process of getting support. I work particularly well with anyone who is negotiating difficult life cycle transitions--from challenges of beginning school, moving or dealing with loss to the strains of adolescence, marriage or divorce or the demands of aging and caring for aging parents.
(510) 746-8126 View (510) 746-8126
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Jessica Nagahashi Baer
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94605  (Online Only)
Is loneliness, grief, self-doubt and static hum of floating adrift governing your sense of being? Do you miss feeling like YOURSELF? Being Human is Hard. These past few years have put our minds and bodies to the test in ways we are only beginning to understand. I am with you. I can help you navigate the road back to your infinite fabulousness where you will have the confidence to hold the relationships, purpose, and self-love you seek.
Is loneliness, grief, self-doubt and static hum of floating adrift governing your sense of being? Do you miss feeling like YOURSELF? Being Human is Hard. These past few years have put our minds and bodies to the test in ways we are only beginning to understand. I am with you. I can help you navigate the road back to your infinite fabulousness where you will have the confidence to hold the relationships, purpose, and self-love you seek.
(510) 804-8851 View (510) 804-8851
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Zvi Bellin
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I specialize in meaning struggles, life and family transitions, addiction recovery, grief, LGBTQ issues, couples work, and processing trauma.
Struggle in your life, relationships, and family can provide surprising opportunities to cultivate resilience, connection, and meaning. Working with me is a collaborative process. I work with individuals, couples, and families to develop a framework that fosters nourishing joy and holistic health. I welcome clients who experience social/racial marginalization. If you struggle with communication, satisfaction, depression, meaning, or difficulty in life transitions, you will find resonance with my mindfulness-based and narrative approach. I work best with clients who seek to ease suffering and aim for transformation.
I specialize in meaning struggles, life and family transitions, addiction recovery, grief, LGBTQ issues, couples work, and processing trauma.
Struggle in your life, relationships, and family can provide surprising opportunities to cultivate resilience, connection, and meaning. Working with me is a collaborative process. I work with individuals, couples, and families to develop a framework that fosters nourishing joy and holistic health. I welcome clients who experience social/racial marginalization. If you struggle with communication, satisfaction, depression, meaning, or difficulty in life transitions, you will find resonance with my mindfulness-based and narrative approach. I work best with clients who seek to ease suffering and aim for transformation.
(510) 924-0291 View (510) 924-0291
Women's Support Groups
LPC Intern, APCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Our group members are recovering from a variety of challenges, including substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, loss, and grief. Group members are seeking a safe place to share their feelings and move forward at their own pace.
Our group members are recovering from a variety of challenges, including substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, loss, and grief. Group members are seeking a safe place to share their feelings and move forward at their own pace.
(510) 561-0796 View (510) 561-0796
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Barbara Cox
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Is life feeling like a struggle? Let's work together to help you feel better than you have in a long time. We can work together to clear anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, work stress, uncover your strengths and purpose, enjoy your life again. If you feel stuck, afraid or down, we can work together to get you feeling calm and centered. I have specialties in treating anxiety disorders, as well as work stress and professional burnout. I enjoy working with many types of clients, + therapy to other therapists. Check out my book for women 'The Muse Process: Unleashing the Power of the Feminine'. I look forward to helping you!
Is life feeling like a struggle? Let's work together to help you feel better than you have in a long time. We can work together to clear anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, work stress, uncover your strengths and purpose, enjoy your life again. If you feel stuck, afraid or down, we can work together to get you feeling calm and centered. I have specialties in treating anxiety disorders, as well as work stress and professional burnout. I enjoy working with many types of clients, + therapy to other therapists. Check out my book for women 'The Muse Process: Unleashing the Power of the Feminine'. I look forward to helping you!
(510) 890-3327 View (510) 890-3327
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Silver Lake Psychology--Oakland location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
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) 943-1903 View (415) 943-1903
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Judith Muschel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
I have more than 25 years of helping individuals and couples from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds work through concerns about intimacy, communication, grief, parenting, life transitions.
Choosing a therapist is a significant decision, and one in which it is crucial to trust your feelings. I am a very engaging, warm and thoughtful person. My approach is eclectic and interactive, and is adapted to the unique needs of each individual or couple. Humor, respectful listening, honest dialogue and collaboration are all important aspects of my work. My priority is to provide a safe connection as a foundation for growth, enhanced self-esteem, and well-being. Habitual patterns causing impasses, lack of passion, anxiety and depression, can shift once underlying needs and feelings are legitimized and given voice.
I have more than 25 years of helping individuals and couples from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds work through concerns about intimacy, communication, grief, parenting, life transitions.
Choosing a therapist is a significant decision, and one in which it is crucial to trust your feelings. I am a very engaging, warm and thoughtful person. My approach is eclectic and interactive, and is adapted to the unique needs of each individual or couple. Humor, respectful listening, honest dialogue and collaboration are all important aspects of my work. My priority is to provide a safe connection as a foundation for growth, enhanced self-esteem, and well-being. Habitual patterns causing impasses, lack of passion, anxiety and depression, can shift once underlying needs and feelings are legitimized and given voice.
(510) 403-8134 View (510) 403-8134
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Liana Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I have had the privilege to work with individuals with generational trauma, grief, ADHD, and relational/familial issues.
When we are exposed to trauma at an early age, it can seriously impact how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others. Trauma can also profoundly affect whether we feel this is a safe world and can contribute to depression, anxiety, and relational/familial issues. My practice is from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective with a non-judgmental framework. I aim to understand clients’ internal responses and to provide more options for emotional regulation and problem-solving.
I have had the privilege to work with individuals with generational trauma, grief, ADHD, and relational/familial issues.
When we are exposed to trauma at an early age, it can seriously impact how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others. Trauma can also profoundly affect whether we feel this is a safe world and can contribute to depression, anxiety, and relational/familial issues. My practice is from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective with a non-judgmental framework. I aim to understand clients’ internal responses and to provide more options for emotional regulation and problem-solving.
(415) 942-6964 View (415) 942-6964
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Shannon Knorr
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I enjoy in working with; self esteem & worth, trauma healing & recovery, body image & body positivity, disordered eating & relationship to body, belonging as our birthright, transforming deep shame into liberation, body & sex shame, relationships and boundaries, anxiety, stress & hyper-vigilance, nervous system imbalances, life transitions & identity, honoring grief, loss & death, life threatening illness, cancer, auto-immune disease, rites of passage, aging, adolescence, menopause, women's empowerment, highly sensitive people & empaths, people pleasers, intergenerational trauma & ancestral healing, mothering & the mother wound.
I enjoy in working with; self esteem & worth, trauma healing & recovery, body image & body positivity, disordered eating & relationship to body, belonging as our birthright, transforming deep shame into liberation, body & sex shame, relationships and boundaries, anxiety, stress & hyper-vigilance, nervous system imbalances, life transitions & identity, honoring grief, loss & death, life threatening illness, cancer, auto-immune disease, rites of passage, aging, adolescence, menopause, women's empowerment, highly sensitive people & empaths, people pleasers, intergenerational trauma & ancestral healing, mothering & the mother wound.
(510) 983-4457 View (510) 983-4457
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Cindy Sachs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, ABD, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Most people I've seen in my many years of practice seek psychotherapy in response to personal loss, trauma, relationship difficulties in love or work, or self defeating thought or behavior patterns that have become unmanageable. As we begin to meet on a regular basis, the anxiety, depression or crisis that propelled them into my office starts to calm. Broader questions like “Why do I keep waiting to live my life in the way I always imagined it to be?” and “Why have my personal or professional accomplishments not provided the fulfillment I hoped for?” then begin to emerge.
Most people I've seen in my many years of practice seek psychotherapy in response to personal loss, trauma, relationship difficulties in love or work, or self defeating thought or behavior patterns that have become unmanageable. As we begin to meet on a regular basis, the anxiety, depression or crisis that propelled them into my office starts to calm. Broader questions like “Why do I keep waiting to live my life in the way I always imagined it to be?” and “Why have my personal or professional accomplishments not provided the fulfillment I hoped for?” then begin to emerge.
(510) 986-4342 View (510) 986-4342
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