Linda Kocieniewski, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 2004, New York
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Grief and loss are something we all experience in this life. It is the cost of loving, and of caring for others. Normally grief heals on its' own, in a gradual and natural process over time. But if you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck in grief and mourning, I can help you to move through this process. Through gentle grief counseling and the use of EMDR to let go of any regrets, painful memories or other issues that may be keeping you stuck, I can help you to move forward in your healing and begin to move on with life. You can let go of the grief and mourning while keeping and strengthening your inner connection and bond with your loved one. Feel free to call me to discuss how I can help.

Patricia J Mills, Ph.D.

Philosophical Counselor

Location: 24 East 12th Street, Suite 502, New York City 10003
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At one time or another we must all come to terms with loss, and the grief or mourning process that it entails. While there are different forms of grief (normal, complicated, traumatic), any healing requires resilience and strength. In my practice I focus on the Buddhist tradition of mindfulness, walking a mindful path, to help you find your inner strength, regain your equilibrium, and transform your grief into a spiritual and emotional healing that allows you to move on peacefully.

Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Location: 352 7th Avenue, Suite 1001, New York
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We will work together to remember your loss and to move forward in life. You will be able to identify what the loss means to you and if that is causing you to remain stuck in the grieving process. I will help you use that meaning to start a healing journey. You will learn to take advantage of community resources and I will help support you through a difficult range of emotions. You will learn the interaction of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors during the grieving process.

Roberta Estar, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed MHC

Location: 117 East 37th Street (7B), New York
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Honoring all parts of our lives - those we care about, pets, careers, health, stages of life - is essential in coming to terms with any kind of loss, even a partial one. It means remembering (through conversations, writing, photographs, etc.) how life has been enriched, and sometimes deprived. It means allowing natural feelings to flow through us when it's time to let go, yet holding on to what's meaningful. Honoring also means understanding and accepting how life changes with loss. Care, sharing, documenting, remembering, solitude and allowing for new possibilities all contribute to living well with loss

Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP

Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP

Location: Amsterdam Ave. & 70th Street, New York
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What does it mean to suffer a loss? In today’s economy, it might mean losing a long-time job or one’s home or one’s savings. Death of a beloved mate or a parent before his or her time is surely a grave loss. The death of a child is one of the most profound losses imaginable. Perhaps one may experience “merely” the loss of a relationship, the end of a love connection. But, as we all know, to some that is not a “mere” loss but a profound trauma. My expertise is in helping you through the grief process in as optimal a way as possible; to guide you in exploring avenues of hope so that you can move on and thus avert or lift the depression that often follows a serious loss.

Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R

Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks

Location: 1841 Broadway, Suite 700, New York City 10023
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Depression and grief are often confounded. Although the etiology may be different, the shared characteristic is the overwhelming sense of sadness and loss, which can be amenable to cognitive-behavioral techniques. Understanding of the progression through the stages of grief (typically Kubler-Ross) is usually helpful. I have had particular experience with patients who are immobilized by prolongued grieving.

Howard Rossen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 59 West 74th street, New York
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Sometimes events overpower our ability to cope. The loss of a loved one can throw our daily coping mechanism completely out of control. We all understand the early stages of loss but after awhile we feel that we should be coping better and just find that we can't. That is when a caring therapist can be of help. There is no time limit for the grieving process. It is a very personal experience. I always remind my patients that our job is never to forget, but rather to learn how to put those powerful memories into a safe place within our heart so that we can move forward with our lives. Only then can we begin to breathe again.

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 19 West 34th St., Penthouse, New York
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If it is a past loss we will talk about that relationship and what it meant to you, and see how that person affected you in your current life and what he/she meant to you. If it is a current or impending loss, we can focus on day-to-day issues to lessen anxiety, and process how to handle what time is left. Practical issues may be discussed. if you find yourself obsessing we will probably focus on feeling, if you find yourself lost in feeling, we may focus on verbalizing your thoughts and your feelings. If you are overwhelmed by depression and find it difficult to function, I will make recommendations for medications and/or alternative strategies.

Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LCSW

Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 119 West 57 Street, Suite 720, New York
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Grief is unavoidable and comes in many forms. From the loss of a loved one to the loss of a job or career, grief can be overwhelming and make accomplishing daily tasks difficult at best. Seldom do family and friends understand what you are going through. And after the crisis is over, your supportive friends and family become consumed with their lives. Therapy with me can offer you an environment to go through your grief while you continue your relationships outside of the office.

Melissa Divaris Thompson, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 271 Madison Avenue, Suite 708, New York
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Everyone moves through grief and loss differently. Therapy can be invaluable at a time of loss and grief. So many people want to push grief and loss down-not wanting to deal with what has happened. In order to move forward, we must move through it. Therapy can provide a space to unpack, understand, and feel our emotions. This leads to a happier and more fulfilled life.


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Grief Counseling New York City.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of New York City grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. New York City, NY trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling New York City, 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 New York City trauma therapist or New York City grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in New York City can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. New York City 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. New York City grief counseling can help stabilize you.

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