David Stang, Psy.D.
286 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502
I am committed to helping my patients cope with grieving the loss of a loved one by encouraging them to express their emotions and helping them find meaning in situations that are often tragic. I try to employ a patient approach to help with the essential task of adjustment to such sudden change. Grief therapy also involves the loss of body parts, body functions and adjustment to an illness which is often life threatening
David Palmiter, Ph.D., ABPP
Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471
When someone matters to us it is as if there are hollow tubes that are connected to our hearts. Traversing these tubes are our needs. The more important the person is to us the more tubes there are that connect our hearts. When we loose someone it is as if the tubes are axed off at the other end; our needs still reach out but now there is no one there to meet them, and that is painful. Grief work consists of plucking out these tubes, one-by-one, from our heart. It takes both time (e.g., across seasons, special occasions, memories) and the avoidance of practices that don't work (e.g., trying to tape the tubes onto someone else, getting drunk). I've helped many with this so feel free to call.
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Loss is the inevitable that takes us by surprise. The surprise is that it actually happened and then the mysterious journey can be very confusing. Ranging from feeling like you are on a roller coaster to feeling mired in depths of sadness. This journey is made all the more complex if the relationship was unresolved or conflicted. Loss is inevitable and everyone faces it. There is no one path. Many people will believe their is one path and then expect you to be on it or over it. Your path is your path. It is unique and it might have unique stumbling blocks. Your not alone.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
214 N.Washington St., Rome, NY 13440
I know personally how devastating grief is. When we lose someone or a relationship we love, it feels as if we will not be able to ever recover. Sometimes we get stuck. With a directed grief approach, you can learn how to manage your loss and move through the process. By discussing your feelings and understanding about grief, we will release the pain more quickly and retain what was beautiful, helping you move towards acceptance.
Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
We grieve the loss of family and friends, pets, and parts of our lives that we believe were lost through trauma, divorce, job loss, and the like. I work with each client to identify what the loss means, how it fits it into their life narrative, and how to adapt coping behaviors that reestablish meaning and a sense of wholeness. There is a critical difference between missing what is lost, and becoming emotionally entwined in a negative way with the object of loss. My approach is to emphasize being able to integrate the loss into ongoing life, and not becoming entwined in it.
Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor
315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York 13210
Losing a loved one, a person, a pet is like losing a part of ones self. Coping with loss is not a simple, cookbook process. No one can tell you how to manage and while some people talk about "stages of grief" it will never be that simple. Some people can find solace in their religious faith, their faith's scriptures, their faith's rituals, their faith communities. For others these resources sound and feel hollow. They need a person or people to walk with them and talk with them on the journey after death, separation or loss. I am willing to work with you throughout that process.