Our grief counseling program was founded in 1973 and provides individual and group counseling to nearly 1,000 youths and adults each year.
Our confidential and free services are provided at various locations throughout the county. We offer grief response teams to schools and businesses upon request after a student or colleague has died.
Through a partner relationship with the county coroner’s office, our staff receives referrals and may, with permission, proactively contact next of kin and inform them of our services following a death. In addition, law enforcement officers request information regarding our grief counseling program at death scenes.
We provide group and individual counseling in our offices in Walnut Creek. Individual counseling is conducted by trained interns which can be one-time or last for months, depending on the needs of each client.
We operate a number of support groups, including groups for children, teens, parents, survivors after suicide, and partner loss/widows and widowers. Groups run eight weeks on and two off all throughout the year. Individuals are welcome to receive both individual and group counseling if they choose.
Grief Response Teams
Special teams provide grief counseling at schools and businesses following a death. This counseling orients friends, teachers, and colleagues to the grief process. If a student dies by suicide, we counsel school personnel in actions that reduce the likelihood of “copycat” behavior, as well as appropriate ways to discuss suicide and memorialize the deceased.
For immediate, 24-hour phone counseling, call our grief line at 800-837-1818. For more information on our grief counseling program, contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.