Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in San Mateo, CA.

 

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. Whether you are located in downtown San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly City, or anywhere else in California, 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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Peter Chechele
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Explore your past, find out where you are stuck, and talk about what you've tried to overcome these obstacles. Then, using a mix of acceptance and mindfulness strategies we will help you determine what you want for your future and help you create it.


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Together, we will:

Explore your past, find out where you are stuck, and talk about what you've tried to overcome these obstacles. Then, using a mix of acceptance and mindfulness strategies we will help you determine what you want for your future and help you create it.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a combination of insight and a cognitive behavioral model called Acceptance Commitment Therapy. ACT can help you to both understand yourself better and learn to manage your emotions while taking action in line with what's important to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Goals/Accountability
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Workplace Issues
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Peter Chechele remote and phone therapy in California
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Alexis Lee
Together, we will:

Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.


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Together, we will:

Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will empower you to be kind to yourself through self-compassion and self-care and remind you that YOU are resilient.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • grief
  • High anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mental and emotional health awareness
  • Microaggressions
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
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Alexis Lee remote and phone therapy in California
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Naomi Babcock
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Work together finding the most effective approach to meet your therapeutic needs. My goal is to provide you with a safe space and I feel very humbled to be a participant in the change process of my clients.


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Together, we will:

Work together finding the most effective approach to meet your therapeutic needs. My goal is to provide you with a safe space and I feel very humbled to be a participant in the change process of my clients.

Something to know about my approach is:

I consider my work with clients to be a collaborative process to help children, adolescents, and adults find the most effective ways to cope with emotional experiences that might arise as a result of various life situations or trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Children
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSDs)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
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Naomi Babcock remote and phone therapy in Arizona, California
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Eliana Kohanzad
Together, we will:

Together we can turn your wounds into wisdom and your knowledge into power. Through tailoring my practice to meet the specific needs of every client, I can help you learn strategies to address your struggles and equip you with healthy coping tools.


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Together, we will:

Together we can turn your wounds into wisdom and your knowledge into power. Through tailoring my practice to meet the specific needs of every client, I can help you learn strategies to address your struggles and equip you with healthy coping tools.

Something to know about my approach is:

I listen attentively with my ears and deeply with my heart as I am here to help you uncover & better understand the life challenges and stressors that detract from your life and focus, come to peace with your past & to break old patterns and habits.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attachment Wounds
  • Breakups
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Graduate Students
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Young Adults
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Eliana Kohanzad remote and phone therapy in California
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Lisa Paer
Together, we will:

Examine how your past affects your present. Find ways to break old patterns to increase your happiness and life satisfaction. Work on gaining an even deeper understanding of yourself. We might also enjoy funny (and relevant) memes together!


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Together, we will:

Examine how your past affects your present. Find ways to break old patterns to increase your happiness and life satisfaction. Work on gaining an even deeper understanding of yourself. We might also enjoy funny (and relevant) memes together!

Something to know about my approach is:

I will meet you where you're at. The fact that you're even here right now is huge! But showing up to therapy isn't always easy. I'm patient and won't make you go further than you're ready to go, though I may gently nudge every once in a while.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Empaths/HSPs
  • Giftedness
  • grief
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Lisa Paer remote and phone therapy in California