SAY Grief Services – Sonoma

SAY Grief Services – Sonoma (formerly known as WillMar) we offer free weekly and bi-weekly peer support groups for children and adults healing after a death or the trauma of living with a family member with a life-altering illness.

Our groups are age-specific and customized to the unique emotional and developmental needs of each participant. With the support of professional mental health facilitators and trained program volunteers, youth ages 5 to 19 are able to express their grief in their own time, and in a way that is uniquely their own.

Our therapeutic use of expressive arts provides the essential tools for rich, honest communication and participants are encouraged to share their unique stories and memories while deepening their common connections with peers.

Younger children and adults meet bi-weekly, and older youth meet weekly. See our support calendar for meeting times.

Our Support Groups

Children of Divorced Parents (Ages 5-13) process life changes & feelings of confusion, grief & loss through art, journaling and play.

Living with family illness (Ages 7-18) youth living with a family member who is ill can process feelings in a safe environment through play, art & music.

Living with a sibling with a disability (Ages 7-14) process the challenges, feelings of loss & grief one feels living with a sibling with severe developmental or physical disability with art, play & journaling.

Elementary Grief Group (Ages 5-10) heal through the feelings of sadness and loss after death of a loved one through play, art & stories.

Middle School Grief Group (Ages 11-14) be with others who understand loss through art, journaling & self-care techniques.

Teen Grief Group (Ages 15-18) process grief with art, talk-therapy, music, journaling & increasing self-care practices.

Group Meeting Calendar

For more information, or to schedule a visit to SAY Grief Services – Sonoma, please contact us:

SAY Grief Services Staff Contacts:

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Julie Iverson , MFT Registered Intern #73676 Coordinator of Grief Services Supervised by Dr. Meg Tippy, Licensed Psychologist, PSY#27044 Work Phone: (707) 544-3299 x283 Work Fax: (707) 703-4910
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Natalie Evans Program Assistant, Counseling Department Work Phone: 707-544-3299 x233 Work Fax: (707) 703-4910