Grief Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Photo of George Hearne, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
George Hearne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 13333
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
My theoretical approach is adaptable, be it helping to cope with recent trauma or grief, or reducing the severity of chronic conditions such as low self esteem, anxiety and depression.
I believe that when you first begin therapy, you hope to make changes in yourself that will improve your life. Possible changes might include ending the feeling that you are basically bad, or always at fault, or never good enough, or unlovable. You are aware that such feelings have caused you to lose valued relationships, caused you failure in school or at work, and possibly caused you to behave in ways you regret. If you are usually depressed, anxious, lonely or feeling guilty, you hope that therapy will bring relief, that you can finally begin enjoying your life.
My theoretical approach is adaptable, be it helping to cope with recent trauma or grief, or reducing the severity of chronic conditions such as low self esteem, anxiety and depression.
I believe that when you first begin therapy, you hope to make changes in yourself that will improve your life. Possible changes might include ending the feeling that you are basically bad, or always at fault, or never good enough, or unlovable. You are aware that such feelings have caused you to lose valued relationships, caused you failure in school or at work, and possibly caused you to behave in ways you regret. If you are usually depressed, anxious, lonely or feeling guilty, you hope that therapy will bring relief, that you can finally begin enjoying your life.
(916) 472-0222 View (916) 472-0222
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Dr. Rebecca Gillogly
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
My areas of speciality include: trauma informed care, survivors of suicide, trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety, postpartum, relationship issues, work stress and imposter syndrome, burnout, grief & loss, and first responder and healthcare specialities.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and also have a background in marriage and family therapy. I believe in the importance of a good relational fit for your therapy to be meaningful and make a difference in your life. My therapy approach is to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space where we can partner together to set and reach your goals using both client-centered and strengths-based approaches. I feel that clients are the experts of their lives and determine the direction and depth of their time in therapy. This means I begin where you are at and strive to foster a collaborative and supportive environment.
My areas of speciality include: trauma informed care, survivors of suicide, trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety, postpartum, relationship issues, work stress and imposter syndrome, burnout, grief & loss, and first responder and healthcare specialities.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and also have a background in marriage and family therapy. I believe in the importance of a good relational fit for your therapy to be meaningful and make a difference in your life. My therapy approach is to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space where we can partner together to set and reach your goals using both client-centered and strengths-based approaches. I feel that clients are the experts of their lives and determine the direction and depth of their time in therapy. This means I begin where you are at and strive to foster a collaborative and supportive environment.
(916) 884-2641 View (916) 884-2641
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Danielle Laughter
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
I enjoy and have expertise working with autistic teens/adults as well as individuals struggling with grief, anxiety, and depression.
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we plan, and it's difficult to know how to navigate through the challenges we confront. Finding a therapist can be intimidating, and it takes courage to take the first step--so congratulations! Building rapport and trust are essential toward developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Therapy should never be a “one size fits all” approach, and I hope to help you feel validated and supported by acknowledging your own unique life journey. I work hard at creating an emotionally safe environment where you can feel free from biases and judgment.
I enjoy and have expertise working with autistic teens/adults as well as individuals struggling with grief, anxiety, and depression.
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we plan, and it's difficult to know how to navigate through the challenges we confront. Finding a therapist can be intimidating, and it takes courage to take the first step--so congratulations! Building rapport and trust are essential toward developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Therapy should never be a “one size fits all” approach, and I hope to help you feel validated and supported by acknowledging your own unique life journey. I work hard at creating an emotionally safe environment where you can feel free from biases and judgment.
(916) 796-1263 View (916) 796-1263
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Jory W Irons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
If you are a Veteran or just feeling blah, unmotivated, or stuck in a rut, you're in the right place. I love helping people climb out of their rut to find joy again. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, you don't have to face it alone. Whether depression, anxiety or grief, my focus is care and devotion to you, offering a warm, secure place to work through your thoughts, feelings, and troubles regarding the pressures of living, demands of job, family, school and social media. I care about helping teens, young adults, civilians and Veterans achieve the ultimate outcome--a better you.
If you are a Veteran or just feeling blah, unmotivated, or stuck in a rut, you're in the right place. I love helping people climb out of their rut to find joy again. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, you don't have to face it alone. Whether depression, anxiety or grief, my focus is care and devotion to you, offering a warm, secure place to work through your thoughts, feelings, and troubles regarding the pressures of living, demands of job, family, school and social media. I care about helping teens, young adults, civilians and Veterans achieve the ultimate outcome--a better you.
(916) 295-6765 View (916) 295-6765
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Lisa Prahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
Hello- I have worked with adults and children for the duration of my 27 year long career. I have extensive experience with clients of different age groups, ethnicities, trauma histories, and life transitions. Feelings of loss, depression or anxiety, and adjustment can be difficult to manage in today's world. The world is changing every day - everyone needs assistance now and again. My goal in therapy with you is to create a safe compassionate experience where you can share your feelings and emotions.
Hello- I have worked with adults and children for the duration of my 27 year long career. I have extensive experience with clients of different age groups, ethnicities, trauma histories, and life transitions. Feelings of loss, depression or anxiety, and adjustment can be difficult to manage in today's world. The world is changing every day - everyone needs assistance now and again. My goal in therapy with you is to create a safe compassionate experience where you can share your feelings and emotions.
(424) 340-7707 View (424) 340-7707
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Sara Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
Whether the challenges are within a relationship, anxiety, grief/loss, confidence, or issues stemming from one’s childhood traumas, I encourage you to tap into your strengths and internal belief systems.
Hi! My name is Sara Gilbert, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I work with adults and adolescents via Telehealth and specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, grief/loss, and increasing self-empowerment. I use Strength-based, Humanistic, and Mindfulness approaches to help you to create an inner union and learn a deeper sense of freedom and joy.
Whether the challenges are within a relationship, anxiety, grief/loss, confidence, or issues stemming from one’s childhood traumas, I encourage you to tap into your strengths and internal belief systems.
Hi! My name is Sara Gilbert, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I work with adults and adolescents via Telehealth and specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, grief/loss, and increasing self-empowerment. I use Strength-based, Humanistic, and Mindfulness approaches to help you to create an inner union and learn a deeper sense of freedom and joy.
(916) 461-7234 View (916) 461-7234
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Dawn DiRaimondo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Feeling connected and comfortable with your therapist is an essential part of treatment and healing. Using a relational approach, I try to create an environment that helps people work on deeply personal and challenging issues. My particular areas of interest and experience include grief and loss, relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent and parenting issues, and identity/sexuality issues. I recently published my first book on sibling loss, "Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death." (Available on Amazon)
Feeling connected and comfortable with your therapist is an essential part of treatment and healing. Using a relational approach, I try to create an environment that helps people work on deeply personal and challenging issues. My particular areas of interest and experience include grief and loss, relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent and parenting issues, and identity/sexuality issues. I recently published my first book on sibling loss, "Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death." (Available on Amazon)
(916) 674-2957 View (916) 674-2957
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Michael Thaden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
I have worked intensively with clients impacted by grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chemical/co-dependency, anger/impulse control problems, and life transitions.
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to facilitate a compassionate perspective to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process.
I have worked intensively with clients impacted by grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chemical/co-dependency, anger/impulse control problems, and life transitions.
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to facilitate a compassionate perspective to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process.
(916) 259-3990 View (916) 259-3990
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Nina Unger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
Therapy is a process which demands great courage and patience with yourself. I hope that you will find the therapist with the right fit for you. I am especially interested in working with couples and relationship issues, caregiver/eldercare dilemmas, grief and loss and men's issues. I approach clients from a holistic perspective with a background in nursing and social work.
Therapy is a process which demands great courage and patience with yourself. I hope that you will find the therapist with the right fit for you. I am especially interested in working with couples and relationship issues, caregiver/eldercare dilemmas, grief and loss and men's issues. I approach clients from a holistic perspective with a background in nursing and social work.
(916) 546-9713 View (916) 546-9713
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Sharon Skelton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Have you lost your footing? I specialize in traumatic grief counseling and reducing the negative effects of traumatic events. Sudden losses can throw you off center. Unattended losses and past traumas can leave you feeling disconnected from the people you love. I use EMDR therapy to help people make sense of their past losses so they can live more joyfully in the present. A certified facilitator of The Daring Way, I use the research published by Dr. Brené Brown to help people brave connection and claim their sense of worthiness and belonging.
Have you lost your footing? I specialize in traumatic grief counseling and reducing the negative effects of traumatic events. Sudden losses can throw you off center. Unattended losses and past traumas can leave you feeling disconnected from the people you love. I use EMDR therapy to help people make sense of their past losses so they can live more joyfully in the present. A certified facilitator of The Daring Way, I use the research published by Dr. Brené Brown to help people brave connection and claim their sense of worthiness and belonging.
(916) 259-3941 View (916) 259-3941
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Darcy Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95815  (Online Only)
Do doubt, worry, fear, judgment and isolation plague your thoughts? Does it feel like family/friends do not understand your choices? Are you struggling to see a way through grief and loss? Does the burden of infertility feel hopeless? I believe we all have a story to tell and sometimes we need guidance to move between the chapters of life.
Do doubt, worry, fear, judgment and isolation plague your thoughts? Does it feel like family/friends do not understand your choices? Are you struggling to see a way through grief and loss? Does the burden of infertility feel hopeless? I believe we all have a story to tell and sometimes we need guidance to move between the chapters of life.
(916) 756-9918 View (916) 756-9918
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Haven Trauma Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
We specialize in treating people who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden loss, childhood abuse or divorce.
When something terrible has happened and you feel unable to cope, life can become overwhelming. At Haven, we offer compassionate mental health counseling to help you get your life back. With thoughtful attention, we address common symptoms of trauma such as panic attacks, nightmares, substance abuse, co-occurring depression and anxiety, and relationship problems. Our goal is to help alleviate distress so you can start living a life you love.
We specialize in treating people who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden loss, childhood abuse or divorce.
When something terrible has happened and you feel unable to cope, life can become overwhelming. At Haven, we offer compassionate mental health counseling to help you get your life back. With thoughtful attention, we address common symptoms of trauma such as panic attacks, nightmares, substance abuse, co-occurring depression and anxiety, and relationship problems. Our goal is to help alleviate distress so you can start living a life you love.
(530) 212-7497 View (530) 212-7497
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Allison Jean Pichardo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
I am passionate about helping individuals achieve their best selves and find fulfillment in life. Sometimes, we are held back by past hurts, low self esteem, anxiety, loss, or other life challenges. If you want to find ways to overcome life challenges, feel more confident, and have better relationships, I am here to help! I also love working with couples. Relationships, especially those with our spouse or partner are the most important thing in life. Often couples find themselves struggling to communicate and feel disconnected from one another. I would love to help you and your partner feel more connected!
I am passionate about helping individuals achieve their best selves and find fulfillment in life. Sometimes, we are held back by past hurts, low self esteem, anxiety, loss, or other life challenges. If you want to find ways to overcome life challenges, feel more confident, and have better relationships, I am here to help! I also love working with couples. Relationships, especially those with our spouse or partner are the most important thing in life. Often couples find themselves struggling to communicate and feel disconnected from one another. I would love to help you and your partner feel more connected!
(408) 705-2569 View (408) 705-2569
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Amy A. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
I specialize in trauma, grief and loss, and depression.
Recent and past trauma, the loss of a loved one, stress, and strong emotions can be too much to manage. Life can be very overwhelming and there is hope.
I specialize in trauma, grief and loss, and depression.
Recent and past trauma, the loss of a loved one, stress, and strong emotions can be too much to manage. Life can be very overwhelming and there is hope.
(916) 619-0514 View (916) 619-0514
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Sandra Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819
I specialize in anxiety, especially clients who have had past trauma. I work with both individuals and couples, especially if someone in the relationship has had past trauma. Some of the types of trauma I address in individual therapy are abandonment trauma, sexual trauma, racial trauma and physical abuse. Other challenges I support individuals with include perfectionism, overly responsible, avoidance, fight or flight responses relationship issues & grief. Emotional healing is key to recovering from your past. I support my clients to understand their emotions better and learn how to move through their emotions in a healthy way.
I specialize in anxiety, especially clients who have had past trauma. I work with both individuals and couples, especially if someone in the relationship has had past trauma. Some of the types of trauma I address in individual therapy are abandonment trauma, sexual trauma, racial trauma and physical abuse. Other challenges I support individuals with include perfectionism, overly responsible, avoidance, fight or flight responses relationship issues & grief. Emotional healing is key to recovering from your past. I support my clients to understand their emotions better and learn how to move through their emotions in a healthy way.
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Kelly Pemberton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, LEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95819  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people move through the challenges of anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions.
You are committed to feeling better, you've tried everything, but still you feel lost in the pain. You've always been able to "fix" things in your life, why not this? This time, you feel stuck. Maybe you feel gripped by anxiety or panic. Maybe you feel consumed by grief from trauma or loss of a person, pet, or life dream. Maybe you're finding yourself in new life circumstances (a significant health challenge, life milestone, career or relationship change) and wonder "who am I now"? Life has a way of challenging us. There is a way through.
I specialize in helping people move through the challenges of anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions.
You are committed to feeling better, you've tried everything, but still you feel lost in the pain. You've always been able to "fix" things in your life, why not this? This time, you feel stuck. Maybe you feel gripped by anxiety or panic. Maybe you feel consumed by grief from trauma or loss of a person, pet, or life dream. Maybe you're finding yourself in new life circumstances (a significant health challenge, life milestone, career or relationship change) and wonder "who am I now"? Life has a way of challenging us. There is a way through.
(916) 432-2011 View (916) 432-2011
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Lindsay Glass
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
You love your partner, but you are exhausted and overwhelmed by having the same conversation or argument over and over again only to feel even more alone, unheard, and unloved each time . I am a relationship therapist who supports adult couples and individuals with emotional and physical intimacy, communication, anxiety, and loss. I use an attachment-focused lens and have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals. Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to learn more or schedule your first appointment today.
You love your partner, but you are exhausted and overwhelmed by having the same conversation or argument over and over again only to feel even more alone, unheard, and unloved each time . I am a relationship therapist who supports adult couples and individuals with emotional and physical intimacy, communication, anxiety, and loss. I use an attachment-focused lens and have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals. Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to learn more or schedule your first appointment today.
(530) 420-8204 View (530) 420-8204
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Theresa Inslee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
If you’ve landed here, you are no doubt considering making some changes in your life and I'm glad to see that you are exploring your options for feeling better. People I work with typically feel worried, sad, overwhelmed or stressed, or are trying to cope with grief--before, during, or after--an important loss. Feeling stuck in old ways of thinking and behaving, having problematic relationships, or feeling uncomfortable with the status quo and wanting to improve one's quality of life are common themes that bring people to my office.
If you’ve landed here, you are no doubt considering making some changes in your life and I'm glad to see that you are exploring your options for feeling better. People I work with typically feel worried, sad, overwhelmed or stressed, or are trying to cope with grief--before, during, or after--an important loss. Feeling stuck in old ways of thinking and behaving, having problematic relationships, or feeling uncomfortable with the status quo and wanting to improve one's quality of life are common themes that bring people to my office.
(916) 545-6316 View (916) 545-6316
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Rachel Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are motivated to make changes, build insight, and strengthen their connections. I work with clients seeking support in addressing a range of challenges such as self-worth, intergenerational trauma/patterns, grief, conflict resolution, codependency, and interpersonal difficulties. My primary goal as your therapist is to assist you in identifying and overcoming the barriers that may be hindering your progress. Sometimes, these barriers can be self-imposed. We will work together to recognize the ways in which we unintentionally impede our own growth and well-being.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are motivated to make changes, build insight, and strengthen their connections. I work with clients seeking support in addressing a range of challenges such as self-worth, intergenerational trauma/patterns, grief, conflict resolution, codependency, and interpersonal difficulties. My primary goal as your therapist is to assist you in identifying and overcoming the barriers that may be hindering your progress. Sometimes, these barriers can be self-imposed. We will work together to recognize the ways in which we unintentionally impede our own growth and well-being.
(916) 365-4289 View (916) 365-4289
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Jennifer L Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Taking a closer look at a difficult experience takes strength and I appreciate your reaching out for guidance and support. Whether to manage a recent event, like a significant loss or transition, or to process an early issue that continues to impact your sense of worth, my role is to come to understand your experience and to externalize the issue so we can approach it in a way that is manageable. We will examine to what degree practiced coping strategies support current needs and we will call on strengths and supports that serve you. I will offer you information and strategies useful in developing a sense of wellbeing.
Taking a closer look at a difficult experience takes strength and I appreciate your reaching out for guidance and support. Whether to manage a recent event, like a significant loss or transition, or to process an early issue that continues to impact your sense of worth, my role is to come to understand your experience and to externalize the issue so we can approach it in a way that is manageable. We will examine to what degree practiced coping strategies support current needs and we will call on strengths and supports that serve you. I will offer you information and strategies useful in developing a sense of wellbeing.
(279) 346-4558 View (279) 346-4558

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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.