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There are few things worse than losing a loved one or friend. Grief can leave you reeling and throw your mental health for a loop, leading to depression, stress, anxiety, and more.

Unaddressed grief can influence your life for years. That’s why it is best to consider professional help to help you grieve. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms and Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are some common symptoms of grief that signal you should seek help:

  • You blame yourself for your loved one’s passing.
  • Your grief is so profound that you find it difficult to keep up with your everyday routine (getting out of bed, showering, going to work, etc.)
  • You purposely isolate yourself.
  • You have unexplained new anger, anxiety, or depression.
  • You turn to alcohol, drugs, or sex to numb or distract from your loss.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

You may not experience grief in this specific order. You may also feel disenfranchised grief, which is grief that does not fit into societal norms of what you should be grieving. Disenfranchised grief can include grief for a pet, a lost dream, a breakup, infertility, or more. No matter what type of grief you are experiencing, your symptoms may look different from those in the above list.

To learn more about grief types and stages, read licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article on how to move through grief. You can also check out our founder’s personal story of how therapy helped him move from grief to growth.

Get Grief Counseling Today!

A grief therapist can provide much-needed support for you as you go through the stages of grief and find your footing again. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified grief therapist is easy! Start by browsing grief experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dr. Anissa York
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have conversations centered around current & past challenges, how you cope, & explore what your relationships look like. This will help guide our work, increase understanding of patterns, find new ways of functioning, and build on emotion tolerance.


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have conversations centered around current & past challenges, how you cope, & explore what your relationships look like. This will help guide our work, increase understanding of patterns, find new ways of functioning, and build on emotion tolerance.

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My work is rooted in scientific approaches and led by respect, collaboration, empowerment, and relational connection. I value your culture & identity & together we'll work to decrease tough emotional experiences while addressing ongoing challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression Management
  • Family of Origin
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Jocelyn Morris-Bryant
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Explore ways to improve yourself and your relationships to smooth out the chaos to find joy. Let go of old habits and baggage that affect you and your life.


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Explore ways to improve yourself and your relationships to smooth out the chaos to find joy. Let go of old habits and baggage that affect you and your life.

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I understand how to unpack and change a habit that does not serve your adulthood and your life. My approach is unique to you and how you want your life to be. As a result, you will notice a change in how you think and respond at every session.

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  • Couples issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Conflict
  • Individual Issues
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Life Stress
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationships
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  • Self Understanding
  • Situational Stress
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Jocelyn Morris-Bryant remote and phone therapy in California
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Negar Nazari, Ph.D.
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I am especially interested in helping individuals and couples to manage anxiety, depression, life-transitions, adjustment difficulties, body image issues, self-esteem building, racial & cultural identity, academic/work challenges, trauma, and more.


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I am especially interested in helping individuals and couples to manage anxiety, depression, life-transitions, adjustment difficulties, body image issues, self-esteem building, racial & cultural identity, academic/work challenges, trauma, and more.

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Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental.

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  • Adjusting
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic stress
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Friendships
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Overwhelmed
  • Pandemic
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Reproductive Mental Health (perimenopause-menopause)
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  • Self-love
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
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  • Work stress
  • Young Adults
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Negar Nazari, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Isiah Green
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My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space that will allow you to openly express your thoughts and feelings. I specialize in assisting clients with relationship/couples’ issues, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxi


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My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space that will allow you to openly express your thoughts and feelings. I specialize in assisting clients with relationship/couples’ issues, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxi

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Passionately working with individuals and couples including Men/Women/Trans and Non-Binary clients ranging in age from 13-80. The choice to begin therapy is a testament to your strength and courage.

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  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Life Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Isiah  Green remote and phone therapy in California
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Eric van der Voort
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Find ways for you to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!


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Together, we will:

Find ways for you to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!

Something to know about my approach is:

As a psychologist, I am collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based. An eclectic provider, I draw from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when working with patients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
  • Couples sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
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  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
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  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
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  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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