Alissa Hirshfeld, MFT

Alissa Hirshfeld, MFT

Santa Rosa, CA
415-385-6756

Alissa Hirshfeld, MFT

I am here to reimagine...

A way to become more accepting of death and less fearful of it, so that we can take greater risks in our lives. Also--a realization that since we all face loss, grief can unite us and deepen our compassion for our fellow human beings.

My Story

I am a psychotherapist, former hospice bereavement coordinator, spiritual director, writer, and mother. In my counseling practice, I specialize in grief, loss and trauma. My writing often explores themes of loss, grief, and spirituality. My first book, a memoir, "This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge," is based on my experience as a hospice worker going through the death of my mother, b...
I am a psychotherapist, former hospice bereavement coordinator, spiritual director, writer, and mother. In my counseling practice, I specialize in grief, loss and trauma. My writing often explores themes of loss, grief, and spirituality. My first book, a memoir, "This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge," is based on my experience as a hospice worker going through the death of my mother, birth of my daughter, and a near death experience. My second book, which I will be reading from in this presentation, "Living Waters: From Harvard Halls to Sacred Falls," is a coming-of-age novel, set at a New Age commune, that blends themes of living with terminal illness, spiritual searching, the paranormal, loss and grief, forgiveness and faith. I live in Sonoma County with my daughter and two cats.

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