Grief Therapists in Orinda, CA

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Elizabeth Rae Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, MFT
Verified
I understand I skillfully work with those who are in crisis, managing significant life changes, suffering from grief and loss , sorting out work problems, lacking satisfaction in their intimate relationships and searching for meaningful relationships.
Living a life where struggling is a regular experience is difficult to change, because no one wants to feel worse. Therapy helps by talking through what's happened, what feels wrong and what ideas you have about it, all which may be conscious or unconscious. What's unconscious surfaces naturally through our work together. Most people enter therapy afraid, because they don't know where to start or are overwhelmed because so much has happened. I can help you navigate this terrain to relieve pain, clarify thoughts and beliefs, and improve well-being.
(925) 259-3986 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Rachel Jaffe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #105946
Verified
I work within a social justice lens and with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement , relationship challenges including divorce and separation, and life transitions.
Compassionate psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. I believe in the innate wisdom of every individual, and utilize an integrative and eclectic approach to promote self-awareness, healing, wholeness, connectedness and growth within each of my clients. In a safe and supportive environment, we will explore whatever life challenges you, your child, or family may be experiencing and find ways to increase inner resources and sense of well-being. I believe in the transformational process of therapy, and want to support you in reaching your unique goals and living your most full, authentic, empowered life.
(925) 231-0238 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Jean Milam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with adults and older adults, experiencing anxiety, depression, grief , and transitions.
I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental space where every part of you is welcome, the parts you know and like and those parts that you may keep hidden. Asking for help is not easy. You may have been taught that you should be able to handle difficulty by yourself, but, in fact, seeking support is the most courageous step you can take toward your own healing and emotional well-being. You don't have to experience sadness, anxiety, trauma, anger, or loss on your own.
(510) 257-9386 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Patsy Mickens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Many of my clients report that our work has changed their lives. Clients share that they moved from feeling hopeless to feeling happy to be alive; from being overwhelmed by grief to feeling joyful again, even as they carry their grief ; and they share how good and empowering it feels to live from the heart. I specialize in adults and couples (all sexual orientations; all types of relationships). My goal for you is not only to reap the benefits of feeling better because your depression has lifted or your anxiety has quelled, but to thrive, in every way.
(925) 297-5064 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Bruce Sorenson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief , anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
(925) 248-4567 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Mira Counseling, Mira Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Counseling can help you through challenging times and be life changing. I have dedicated myself to helping adults with serious life challenges by providing therapy and education to empower my clients to: make sense of their feelings, not feel alone, hurt less, re-frame their life narratives, develop healthy coping skills, and feel more confident. I specialize in life transitions, grief , loss , health issues, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, immigration issues, domestic violence/abuse, and death & dying. Typically, my clients decide to work with me because they trust me to guide them toward a place of peace and hope.
(925) 962-5207 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Debra Jay Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
In my practice I work with adults, couples, teens, families, people suffering from loss ,depression, anxiety, PTSD, life threatening illness, care taking aging parents, parents of children with special needs, divorce and retirement.
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
(925) 357-9935 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Aza Tetelman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Aza Tetelman is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in depression, anxiety, grief , trauma, inter-generational conflicts and acculturation difficulties. She enjoys facilitating self-understanding via bibliotherapy techniques, whether through the use of novels, self-help books, comics, or other media. She also believes that preventative care is just as important as healing in the aftermath of life challenges. Her clinical approach is warm and attentive, and takes on relational, dialectic, and insight-oriented approaches to treatment.
(415) 449-1861 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Ericka Bettge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Some of the specialities I work with is with addiction, anger management, anxiety, depression, grief , self-esteem, and self harm.
I am here to help you create your most beautiful life! Whatever you are going through, I am here to listen, support, and encourage you in the process. My cat, Lucy, often likes to sit in on sessions :). I would describe myself as authentic, compassionate, and colorful.
(925) 515-5883 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Barbara Zachary Grelling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Barbara Grelling is a licensed psychologist with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She specializes in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression and life stress. Dr. Grelling helps women who are dealing with anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and throughout motherhood. Dr. Grelling also specializes in helping older adults cope with the emotional consequences of loss , caregiving demands, illness, disability and other age-related changes.
(925) 290-6049 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Nicolas Jadot
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with people struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief , issues regarding self worth, codependency and difficult relationships and more. I see teenagers, young adults and adults interested to explore the mind-body connection. I have experience helping people connect to themselves more deeply, feel better in their own skin, communicate better within their couple and family, and gain a sense of agency over their life.
(925) 267-6501 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Paige O'connell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I aim to be your ally as you face life’s challenges. We are all individuals with our own needs, cultures, beliefs, and experiences. We all face our challenges in unique ways. I approach therapy from a place of cultural humility, with a strong belief that effective therapy is simultaneously flexible and tailored to you. In my private practice, I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, people in STEM and tech fields, college and graduate students, and working adults. Together we can address a wide range of issues, from anxiety, depression, and impostor syndrome, to trauma, grief , and experiences of discrimination.
(707) 247-2854 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Alex Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I can help you develop awareness of debilitating emotions such as shame, grief , guilt, sadness, anger, self doubt, depression and anxiety.
Make therapy a gift to yourself and the journey of a lifetime. Experience the therapeutic process as an exploration into a landscape full of your own creative capacities, strengths, and dreams that already exist. Replace out-dated belief systems with new ones that better reflect your current, authentic self. Continue the process of growing into the person you believe yourself to be. Move from the victim to the empowered. I work in collaborative ways with you, helping to identifying assumptions, thoughts, and beliefs that are keeping you from the experiences, relationships, and life that you want.
(510) 250-3293 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Mark Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
I work with adults and teens struggling with a range of difficulties from relationship issues, problems at work, school behavior, addictions, sexuality, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss , aging, and illness.
Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs.
(510) 756-2113 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Mary Dockter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, and when it does, we all deserve help and support. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief and loss , self-esteem, or any other issue -- together we can work to equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. There is hope for a better tomorrow.
(925) 369-7487 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Peggie Lee LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Together, we can work on any of the following issues: Anxiety and Depression, Grief and Loss , Life Transitions, Family and Relationship Conflicts, Work and Career Challenges, Anger Management, and Stress Management.
As a clinical social worker, I have an eclectic approach to treatment. I help you examine your life experience holistically. I walk beside you in treatment, support you in your endeavors, and cheer you on towards wellness. My therapeutic approach and compassion are rooted in my past work with the homeless population, foster youth, the severe and persistently mental ill, and survivors of rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. After receiving an M.S.W. from the University of Southern California, I practiced in the Los Angeles and San Francisco area.
(415) 968-5418 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Nicole Kangas
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, JD
Verified
*VIDEO/PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE* Do you find yourself facing difficult or unexpected struggles? Responding to life's challenges can be hard and can result in stress and unwanted feelings or symptoms. I am here to help you gain the strength, confidence, and clarity needed to tackle life’s obstacles and to feel well. I work with individuals from adolescence through adulthood who are dealing with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship and parenting concerns, grief and loss , trauma recovery, and more. I also help couples work through problems and strengthen their bond.
(925) 660-7363 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Renee K. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Through the use of EMDR, grief is reprocessed and past traumas are healed.
My experience includes 15 years of helping clients heal themselves and their relationships.The essence of my counseling approach is each person has access to health and well being regardless of what is currently being experienced. I help clients regain that innate health through deep listening and non-judgmental feedback. I work deeply with current thoughts, beliefs and feelings about one's self to uncover deep seated self-judgment that blocks happiness. Anxiety, depression and unhappiness transform into greater peace and understanding. In turn, self awareness is enhanced which leads to greater understanding, compassion and empathy for self and others.
(925) 695-7914 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in transition to parenthood, pregnancy loss , building family (straight and LGBTQ), adoption, foster and kinship parenting, perinatal mood disorders, attachment challenges and disruptions, developmental and life transitions, parent child relationships at all ages, children's school problems, behavioral issues, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as our bodies, brains, relationships and societal expectations change. While the challenges along the way bring the discomfort of vulnerability and negative emotions, they also create opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
(510) 692-9736 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Cindy Sachs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, ABD, MFT
Verified
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 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Grief Therapists
Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one.

If you're looking for an Orinda grief therapist, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Orinda.