Therapist for 2 1/2 year old sad about mom's cancer treatment

Hello, my 2-1/2 year old is expressing sadness about his mom's cancer treatment. It especially happens at night. We thought it would get better following her surgery, but he continues to express sadness. It's possible it will go away with time, but I did want to check in with a therapist, to see if there are other concerns he has that I am not understanding, or if there is anything we can do to assuage his sadness.

Does anyone know of a therapist in the Oakland / Berkeley / Alameda area, that works with 2-1/2 year olds?

Even better is if they are in the UnitedHealthcare network.



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Griselda Oliver Bucio is fantastic. She is highly trained in early childhood trauma and has been part of the UCSF child trauma program. She has a private practice in Walnut Creek which may be far but I would consider it - she’s that good.

Contact the Women’s Cancer Resource Center for referrals. There are some free/low-cost support services for families where the parent has cancer. 

You should reach out to Haley Pollack who runs Bright Spot Network - specifically targeting young families affected by cancer with kids under 6yrs old. She is also based in the Bay Area and has tons of resources even though the org is international.

Haley Pollack <contact [at]>