Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP

Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP

Location: Amsterdam Ave. & 70th Street, New York

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.

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Location: 200 Rector Place, 23L, New York

Grief and loss can be triggered by many things; the death of a loved one, the loss of a beloved mate, being let go at a valued job, and many others. When we cannot get over the loss by ourselves, a therapist point us down new roads. Suddenly vistas of possibility begin to open up, and what once seemed hopelessly sad begins to take on its proper importance.

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Lois Horowitz

Location of Therapist: New York, NY

Grief is a normal response to the loss of a relationship or the death of a loved one. Some people need help managing the overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, and the loneliness that occurs during the grieving process. I can help you to understand what you are feeling to promote a healing process. Please visit my website lhorowitz.com for more information about my qualifications

Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Location: 49 W. 24th St., Ste. 905, New York

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.

Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LCSW

Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 119 West 57 Street, Suite 720, New York

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.

Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychotherapist

Location: 49 West 24th Street, New York

The loss of an important person, can be a terrible shock. I help you with moving through the process of grieving, including issues of survivor guilt, anxiety and depression that may arise after a loss, whether it be loss of a person, job, or pet. When grief feels overwhelming, I can provide the support needed to find meaning in the past, and hope for the future.

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 19 West 34th St., Penthouse, New York

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.

Howard Rossen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 59 West 74th street, New York

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.

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.

Psychotherapist

Location of Therapist: New York, NY

Grief and loss are processes and like many processes, they change and transform. What feels like heartbreak to you at first, may be transformed through our work together, into a heart that has an even greater capacity for love and connection. I believe that heartbreak is necessary to break open and expand the heart's horizons. You will never forget those who you have held so dear and lost, but through our work together, you will make peace with those losses and appreciate the gifts of those relationships.

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

Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks

Location: 1841 Broadway, Suite 700, New York City 10023

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.


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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.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling New York City 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. New York City 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 New York City, NY grief therapist below today.