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Jon Sommer
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
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Jon Sommer

Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE

San Mateo, CA 94401
Let's Connect (650) 860-4187
Our programs and offerings, focused on human and pet loss, can help to normalize your grief, and to make it more bearable and less isolating through a variety of modalities designed to make you feel safe, supported, and accompanied. Our work is open and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and disabilities. Without judgment of you or your grieving process, religiosity, or any agenda, and with deep compassion, skill, confidentiality, and 29 years of combined education, training, and experience as a grief counselor and rabbi, I hope through our time together you will find the care you need and expect.
We employ a spiritual as well as nature and equine based approach to grief and pastoral work. While I do offer traditional phone/Zoom and in-person sessions, it is especially powerful to be supported through a connection to the beauty and cycles of nature, and the special benefits of equine interaction.
In working with a trained and experienced counselor and the ironclad confidentiality of clergy, you may find that: you are able to express emotions and ideas you cannot in other arenas of your life, release accumulated stress knowing that your emotions, or even lack thereof, and other grief responses are normal, feel accompanied, and be your authentic self.
Call or Jon Sommer now for a free 15 minute consultation - (650) 860-4187

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 860-4187

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

I offer in-person sessions, along with equine assisted pastoral counseling, nature based pastoral care, and phone and online counseling.
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (650) 860-4187

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 860-4187

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

I offer in-person sessions, along with equine assisted pastoral counseling, nature based pastoral care, and phone and online counseling.
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $180
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Paypal
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE

Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 1998
  • In Practice for 26 Years
  • Certificate from ACPE 1995
  • Certificate from ACPE 2010
  • Attended Hebrew Union College , MA, Graduated 1998
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Grief
  • Spirituality
Do these issues align with your needs? or (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
Do these issues align with your needs? or (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Hebrew

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Hebrew

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Grief Support
  • Pastoral
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At the core, this work is about cultivating connection: to your unique and individual sense of spirituality which can be found in a host of arenas and usually exists outside the corporate religious structures, to the natural world, being nurtured by some of the world's most beautiful locations right here in the Bay Area, and with equine supported grief counseling.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
"
At the core, this work is about cultivating connection: to your unique and individual sense of spirituality which can be found in a host of arenas and usually exists outside the corporate religious structures, to the natural world, being nurtured by some of the world's most beautiful locations right here in the Bay Area, and with equine supported grief counseling.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE

Location

Primary Location

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 860-4187

Additional Location

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 860-4187

Nearby Areas

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I offer in-person sessions, along with equine assisted pastoral counseling, nature based pastoral care, and phone and online counseling.
Call for a free consultation now - (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
"
I offer in-person sessions, along with equine assisted pastoral counseling, nature based pastoral care, and phone and online counseling.
Call for a free consultation now - (650) 860-4187
Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2023