Grief Support

Xavia Hendriksz
Grief Counselor

Grief Support Programs

The loss of a loved one is difficult and even more challenging as we deal with the constraints of COVID-19. Our experienced bereavement team continues to be available for one-on-one consultations by phone and other electronic formats, such as Zoom and Facetime.

Weekly General Grief Support Group – Online

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please call 707.258.9080

Suicide Loss Support Group – Online

First Tuesday of the Month, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
For more information, please call 707.258.9080

Hope for the Holidays – Online

December 17
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Holidays can magnify the pain and distress of having lost someone you love. Participants in this supportive workshop will learn about the many dimensions of grief as well as specific strategies for managing holiday traditions and gatherings during this difficult time.

This program is particularly valuable to those who may be facing the holidays without their loved one for the first time and is designed for adults.

Learning to Live with Loss – Online

September 30 – November 18
Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

An eight-week, structured grief support group for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. You will learn about the many paths grief can take. A safe environment is provided where feelings and experiences can be shared.

Each session in this series builds on the information from the week before, so for the best outcome, participants are encouraged to attend each one of the sessions. Login details to the Zoom meeting will be provided prior to the first class.

For more information, please call 707.258.9080


Counseling and Community Resources Napa County (and beyond)

Crisis Lines

If you are in a crisis or distress at any time, services are available day and night.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.TALK (8255) (live chat available)
Professionals are on standby to offer counseling and assistance
for all life crises.
Crisis text line:  text “HOME” to 741741

Mental Health Crisis Hotline
Confidential support and information.  Bilingual.

Veterans Crisis Line/Military Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (Press 1)  (live chat available)
Connects with veterans, their family and friends in crisis.

Friendship Line for Older and Disabled Adults
24-hour toll-free hotline for older and disabled adults. Trained staff and volunteers respond to calls from individuals who are either in crisis or just need a friendly voice to talk to.

Community Counseling Centers

Aldea Children and Family Services

Individual, family, and group therapy, in Spanish and English.
Eligibility:  Self-referral okay.  Open to youth up to 18 years old.

707.255.0966 ext.132

Professional psychotherapy to individuals of all ages, in Spanish and English.
Eligibility:   Napa County Residents.
Fees:  Various insurances, plus sliding scale, based on client income

Ole Health

Professional, bilingual therapy

LGBTQ Connection

Bilingual counseling and support

Kaiser Permanente

Professional therapists available.
Eligibility:  Kaiser members only
Fees:  Based on member’s insurance coverage.

Private Therapists

Therapists are experienced in grief counseling

Nicole Bendayan MFT
Annette Henke, LCSW
Joanie Seidel, MFT
Penni Cremen, MFT
Angie Ito, LCS
Sharon Marks, LCSW

Loss of a Child

Compassionate Friends of Napa Valley
Call about local monthly peer support meetings

Wilmar Family Grief and Healing Center

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

Survivors of Loss Due to Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Healing Conversations”
Peer support for Survivors of loss due to suicide.
Visit:, and follow the steps under “get help”.

Denise Bleuel, LCSW                               James Warnock, MDiv
707.226.9838                                              707.332.7516

No fee phone support                               No fee phone support

Internet Resources
David Kessler – offers online support groups and many resources on death and grief, as well as a list of approved grief counselors, by state.
Dr. Alan Wolfelt – Not currently offering support groups, although he has many resources for reading and self-help, along with a list of approved grief counselors, listed by state.
The Center for Complicated Grief – offers resources, support and workshops to assist the grieving process.
Offers support groups, sharing and a journal for recording your feelings. If you go to the website and enter your zip code, you will be provided with a list of griefshare groups in your proximity.
Has a wide array of grief resources and provides links to other websites dealing with specific types of loss.
Links those wanting counseling to the appropriate type of counselor on its site.

Social Groups

Widowed Person’s Association of California, Napa Chapter.
707.254.0467  (Contact: Karen)
Meet every 2nd Friday at the Elks Lodge for lunch
Zoom meetings every Thursday at 12:45
$60 membership fee

Men’s Group
707.258.1800  (Contact: Rocky) 
Fridays, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Napa Senior Center

Gents and a Cuppa Joe
707.963.8555 x 103 (Contact: Caroll Cotton)
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Rianda House

Senior Centers

Senior Centers offer a variety of activities, from art to sport, through socialization and exercise classes.  They offer non-threatening ways to meet other people and form new interactions, as well as to learn something new, which is excellent for brain health!  All are open to all members of the public – you do not have to be a resident of that area.

Napa Senior Center
1500 Jefferson St., Napa 94559

Rianda House
707.963.8555 x 103
1475 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574

Parks and Recreation, Yountville
6516 Washington St., Yountville, 94599

Contact Us

Collabria Care is here to help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with chronic illnesses. Call the number below to talk to a trusted voice.


414 South Jefferson Street Napa, California 94559
Phone: 707.258.9080 | Fax: 707.258.9088