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We Help with Grief

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We Help with Grief We can help you make meaning from and transform your grief

The way you experience grief now can be a source of resilience, strength and meaning in the future.

In your grief, you may experience:

  • Pressure to “get over it” or being told “this too shall pass,” which implies the time it takes to go through your grief is inappropriate
  • Thoughts of self-doubt: “What is wrong with me that I can’t move on faster?” “If only . . .”
  • Lack of motivation
  • Not knowing what to do next, how to go on. Fear that life will not get better.
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Disorientation
  • Loneliness
  • Anger
  • Regret

Grief Specialists

  • Krista Regedanz, Ph.D.
  • Myrtle Heery, Ph.D.
  • Amy Sharp, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Sarlin, LMFT

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  • Isolation as people say the wrong thing over and over again
  • The feeling that no one can understand or help
  • Confusion because you don’t feel anything
  • Guilt
  • Raw, overwhelming sadness
  • Nightmares and/or insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hopelessness

Grief is a natural response to loss

Each person experiences grief in their own way, and each loss is different.  We help with many forms of grief including:

  • Loss of a loved one (including family, friends, or pets)
  • Divorce or relationship breakup
  • Loss of health (like being diagnosed with an illness)
  • Professional or personal betrayal
  • Traumatic sudden loss to accidents or suicide
  • Loved one diagnosed with a life threatening illness
  • Loss of identity following traumatic experience

Our experts understand and have experienced complicated grief.  We know it is important to honor your journey, the time it takes, and the suffering you will find along the way.  We can help you sort out your many paradoxical feelings of grief.

Take your next steps

We can help you make meaning out of what has happened, and when you are ready, honorably, with intention, take your next steps. We know it might be dark now, but with a good therapist, you can find hope at the end of this tunnel.

Call 650-422-2944, email or use our online scheduler to schedule a free consultation to find out how one of our experienced therapists can help you.