Kimberly Walker DeMattei, MFT

License Type: Marriage and Family TherapistLicense #: 129595License Issued: 2021Graduate School: The Wright Institute, BerkeleyLocation: Santa RosaPhone: 707-303-3237Email:

Inevitably the death of a loved one will occur in most people’s lives and learning to cope with that experience can sometimes feel overwhelming. Discovering a way to face those feelings can seem impossible. Being able to express grief feelings can be liberating and healing.

I specialize in working with people of all ages who are experiencing grief due to an impactful loss or the death of a loved one, as well as unaddressed grief, which can often be at the root of an issue. I utilize art, mindfulness, and grief education, with a trauma-informed approach. I can offer support with psycho-education, self-care strategies, and validation. It is often a supportive therapeutic relationship, which can aid you in finding your passion, navigating change, discovering solutions, as well as learning to create healthy practices for your life.

Becoming a therapist later in life, I have had experiences and relationships that have taught me to be humble, open minded, compassionate, and a continuous learner. Friendship, marriage, divorce, partnering, parenting, as well as understanding grief and loss, have increased my awareness and empathy when working with clients.

I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and an accepting safe space for clients. I look forward to connecting and working with you!


  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Adoption
  • Adults
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety, Panic
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Children- Ages 5+
  • Chronic Illness
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Disorder
  • Co-parenting
  • DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorder
  • Family Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Threatening Illness
  • Loss of personal Identity or Meaning
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Overeating
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Play Therapy
  • Post Partum Depression
  • PTSD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Harm
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Problems or Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Phobia
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Step/Blended family
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues