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FRANCISCO Bereavement services
San Francisco Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Crisis Line, (415) 781-0500
HAND (Helping after Neonatal Death)
Toll free 24 hour crisis numbers:
(888) 220- 7575
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, (415) 750-4197 Offers bereavement spiritual support groups, individual counseling, healing prayer and bereavement camp for children and families.
The Compassionate Friends, (877) 969-0010 Offers peer-led grief support after the death of a child.
Hospice by the Bay, (415) 526-5699 Offers individual counseling and support groups for adults and children.
Jewish Family and Children's Services, **Member recommended**
(415) 449-3879 Offers non-denominational bereavement support groups, workshops, individual and family counseling, healing and memory services. Sliding scale fees (as low as $20/session)
Josie's Place, (415) 513-6343 Offers support groups for children and teens.
Pathways, (888) 755-7855 Offers grief support group, individual counseling and workshops.
Sutter VNA and Hospice, (415) 600-0468 Offers grief support groups and individual counseling.
Zen Hospice Project, (415) 863-2910 Offers grief support groups, individual counseling, mindfulness-based grief support group and workshops.
Talking to Children about Grief and Loss
PDF booklet on how to talk to kids about grief: http://www.hospicesantacruz.org/sites/default/files/Helping%20Children%20Understand%20Grief%20Final%209-2010.pdf
Article about how to talk to a preschooler about death: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-talk-to-your-preschooler-about-death_65688.bc?page=1
Psychology Today's Blog "Raising Grieving Children" - has a variety of articles about children and death.
Office located in SF
Office located in Eastbay
Amy Torchia, PsyD
3321 Sacramento Street at Presidio Avenue
My style is non-judgmental, active and sensitive. My fee ranges from 65-125 depending on the client's income. Prospective clients can find more information about me, my practice and getting started in psychotherapy treatment on my website: dramytorchia.com
Updated April 2013