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In Person & Video Psychotherapy Sessions

Serving the South Bay Area for In-Person Sessions: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola. Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Campbell, San Jose and more.

550 Water Street Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Serving Online Therapy Sessions Including: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Sonoma, Oakland, Napa Valley, Marina District, SOMA, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Mission District, Cow Hollow, North Beach, Russian Hill, Inner Richmond, Outer Richmond, Sunset District, Union Street, Chestnut Street, Golden Gate, Pacific Heights and more.

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Do I need grief counseling?


Grief counseling can help you when your self-healing process seems to have stalled. Typically, if your feelings are interfering with your work or life, it might be time to consider grief counseling.

Other signs you may want grief counseling include:

  • Intense sadness

  • Longing or yearning

  • Feelings of emptiness or meaninglessness

  • Difficulty engaging in happy memories

  • Avoiding any reminders of the departed

  • Preoccupation with the deceased

  • Preoccupation with the circumstances surrounding their death

  • Lack of desire in your personal interests

  • Bitterness or anger

How does grief counseling work?


Grief isn't something to be fixed. It's something to tend. 

I will help you understand what particular thoughts, events or actions activate your grief. A treatment plan might include traditional individual therapy, meditation, relaxation, reflection, memory sharing or group work.

When the loss involves a family member, it’s often helpful to engage in couples counseling or family counseling. Many people find peace when sharing their thoughts, memories and feelings in a safe, loving and guided setting.