Laura OKeefe, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Irvington, NY

Grief is a natural response to loss. The emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away can be overwhelming. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but there are other losses which cause grief, including; loss of a pet, a Job, or home, divorce or break-up, empty nest syndrome/children leaving the home, losing a friend, etc. Therapy can aid you in processing your grief and help you to move forward and grow.

Ilana Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 50 Popham Rd, scarsdale NY 10583

A safe warm environment is so important in coping with loss or grief. Feeling less alone with your feelings will help you heal. Talking about your loss with someone empathic outside of your friends and family, can be a tremendous support. Dr. Rosenberg will help you work with your deep feelings in a skilled and compassionate way. There is a sense of relief that can come from being deeply understood.

Mary Kane, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Location: 171 East Post Road 3rd Fl., White Plains

With the diagnosis of a terminal disease or loss of a loved one, a normal range of emotions and issues arise including depression, anxieties, anger, guilt, and more. People’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors towards themselves and others are affected in different ways and can impact their routines and relationships. In some severe cases complex grief and profound trauma can last for years when combined with prior untreated conditions. I work compassionately with individuals, caregivers, family and children to help them understand their emotions and difficulties and assist them in using their inherent strengths for healing.

Gary Trosclair, LCSW, DMA

Psychotherapist, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

Location: 16 Hollywood Avenue East, Tuckahoe

Healing from grief and loss may take mainly time and mourning the loss with support from caregivers and loved ones. But bereavement may also become more complicated if the loss activates painful situations from the past without our even knowing it. Therapy can help with either a simple (though sorrowful) mourning process, or a more complicated bereavement process, by providing a safe and reliable setting to release painful feelings and to understand the meaning behind those feelings. While the therapeutic process may require understanding the past, it should also help you to eventually live in the present and to move on to the future when you are ready.

Lisa Schwartz, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Location: Northern Westchester , Pleasantville

The loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences we will ever face. When you realize you can no longer do it alone, turning to a therapist for support can make all the difference. Together we will work through this difficult time, respecting the process of a grief from both a clinical and personalized perspective. Treatment in this capacity may be short or long term.

The Imago Way

Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Social Worker

Location: 320 Orienta Avenue, Mamaroneck

I teach my clients about the stages of grief. This often which helps to normalize what they are experiencing. It can be so overwhelming and isolating to lose someone you love. I give clients a safe place to explore all of their emotions around their loss. I work to help clients feeling grounded again and take the steps necessary to find a new normal.

David Behar, MA, LMFT

David Behar Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: One 5th Avenue, Pelham

Grief is a main focus of my pracice and one in which many of my clients have experienced releif and a transformation. Grief is almost always manageable but requires time. How fast a person recovers from grief depends on many things such as mood, satisfaction in life, meaning and support. A person who is living a life that feels meaningful tends to recover from gief/loss sooner. A happy person recovers from grief sooner than a depressed person. Understanding the stages of grief loss helps guide a person through recovery. Focusing on mood and meaning are excellent ways to expedite the grieving process. In some cases grief/loss can be a wake up call to motivate a person to live well.

Phyllis Y. Sachs-Yasgur, LCSW-R, EMDR

Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Irvington, NY

Throughout the life cycle, the loss of attachment to a primary person in one's life is painful and disorienting. For children, the loss of a parent, sibling, or significant adult can have lifelong effects. Children lack the verbal ability to express their feelings. Through playful interaction children and teens in individual, family, and/or group modalities can express their feelings and acquire resiliency. For adults, the bereavement process can be affected by the type of loss and the quality of their relationship with the deceased. While no two people react to loss in exactly the same way, Phyllis will facilitate the grief process, and help clients attain acceptance.

Cindy Linde, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 61 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco

Losing a loved one is traumatic. Grief is even more complicated if the relationship was at all conflicted. I am an empathic listener who helps you through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I see my role as meeting you where you are, validating your feelings, helping you to resolve ambivalent feelings and to integrate the loss into your life so that you can live with it on a daily basis. I strive to provide an environment of trust to explore these deeply painful and personal feelings. I encourage you to gradually progress through the stages of grief so that you can say goodbye peacefully and incorporate the memories into your life positively.

Sherry Katz, LCSW

Couples and Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy

Location Near Therapist: Irvington, NY

Feeling the sadness of a loss in a safe and confidential therapy session, in which the therapist witnesses your pain, is what also begins separating from this pain. There can be a future in which the attachment and connection with the one who now is gone, is appreciated. We will work in our sessions so that future times hold relationship qualities in your heart, while you walk new roads in life.


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Grief Counseling Irvington NY.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Irvington NY grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Irvington, NY trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Irvington, NY does not mean that all of the pain, memories or significance of a loved one are resolved, but that one is able to accept what has happened, and that those experiences and memories are an important part of life, but not all consuming. When you see a Irvington NY trauma therapist or Irvington NY grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Irvington NY can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Irvington NY grief therapy and counseling in New York can help one move through the shock, trauma, and acute suffering, so that you are not destroyed by what has happened. Most likely, there are still loved ones in your life who need you, and if you are grieving, you may utterly lack any emotional energy at all to deal with them. Irvington NY grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Irvington NY with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A New York grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength, to cope, and move through the trauma. Irvington grief counseling can be an important tool to help you through this difficult time. And while nothing anyone can say can completely heal the pain, you can still find strength to cope and to find hope in the darkness. Therapy is a very important part of moving through grief. Please contact a Irvington, NY grief therapist below today.