Getting Grief Counseling Help

Death Doulas

Death doulas help someone at the end of their life and their families, just like birth doulas help at the beginning of life with the birthing process. Unlike hospice workers, doulas don’t get involved in medical issues. Rather, they support clients emotionally, physically, spiritually and practically, joining in whenever needed and helping people through the grieving process. 

To learn more about end of life doulas or to find one in the Bay Area, please visit our friends at the End of Life Doula Alliance

Grief Counseling Options

The Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association understands that losing someone you love may not be done alone. Here we provide links to a variety of grief and bereavement resources, which you may find helpful. We do not endorse specific options, but rather provide this information to enable you to make the best choices for yourself.

  • When Someone You Care About is Grieving — offers tips on how to comfort someone who is grieving
  • Kaiser Permanente offers bereavement support, trained health care professionals, and bereavement coordinators throughout Northern California.
  • Founded in the 1970’s, Kara’s mission is to provide grief support for children, teens, families, and adults. Their services are offered in Spanish as well. Find out more about the services offered by Kara. 
  • Stanford Children’s Hospital offers compassionate support for families who have lost a child. Services include counseling, community referrals and resources, as well, as annual events.
  • By the Bay Health serves the counties of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma and the cities of American Canyon, Napa, and Vallejo. They provide grief counseling to adults, families, teens, and children.