One-on-One Bereavement Support
What are the benefits of One-on-one bereavement support for grief?
One on one counseling and telehealth provides a licensed therapist or an associate therapist who specializes in grief to help you understand the grieving process, provide a safe space to express your feelings, teaches tools to help you function and feel better as you move through your grieving process
What are the benefits of Bereavement Groups for grief?
Bereavement support groups provide a safe space to feel, express, and share you grief. A trained bereavement counselor will help create a healing atmosphere while guiding discussions about grief. Participants will connect with one another and create a community that offer support and socialization outside of the group.
Children and Teens
What are the benefits of Children and Teens for grief?
Children and teenagers have been touched in a unique way during the pandemic. It is important to have specialized programs that address their unique and changing needs. Expressive therapies allow children and teens to find a way to connect with their grief and build resiliency.
Actividades en español
¿Cuáles son los beneficios de participar en actividades para el duelo?
Es imperativo que seamos capaces de expresar nuestro dolor en nuestro propio idioma. Los terapeutas y consejeros de duelo brindan apoyo a nuestra comunidad de hispanohablantes, educan sobre el dolor y la perdida, enseñan herramientas y abordan las normas culturales para llegar a las personas que están de duelo, de una manera que sea cómoda para su personalidad única, dentro de su cultura única.
Trainings and Outreach
What are the benefits of Training and Outreach for grief?
Trainings will be provided to all licensed therapists, associate therapists, and professionals in the community who regularly come in contact with people who are grieving. Participants must meet certain criteria. Training curriculum is established by The Dougy Center, world renowned experts in grief and bereavement. Training will provide information about grief, activities and assessments that can help create goals in grief counseling, and tools that can help a bereaved person move through their grief. Trainings will be provided in Salinas and Soledad and will be provided in Spanish and English (Spanish trainings will be provided by a bilingual, end of life practitioner outside not associated with the Dougy Center).
Outreach is a strong focus of our programs with the goal of reaching EVERYONE in Monterey county. Our outreach specialist will be working with CCA, churches, employers, community centers, schools, and many other groups to be sure there are no barriers to people accessing bereavement support. Almost all services are provided in Spanish and English and will be held at times and locations that work for individual communities. We welcome community members to join our outreach by helping us spread the word.