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.

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.

Joseph Cilona, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: Chelsea & Midtown locations, New York
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Although there is a general process to grieving, it is much like a finger print. Everyone has their own unique way of getting through it. My focus in grieving work is to help you understand how greif and loss may be impacting all aspects of your life, and to identify proactive ways that you can self-soothe, minimize difficult emotions, and begin to develop a comfort level in connecting with the memory of your loved one.

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.

Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychotherapist

Location: 49 West 24th Street, New York
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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.

Rev. Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT

Helping you find wholeness...

Location: 353 West 48th Street, 3rd Floor, New York
Fast Contact: Email or Call Rev. Christopher Smith.

Each individual's response to grief and loss is unique, and their response to different losses will have similarities and differences. There are several different periods of grief/loss in which people may seek help (before the loss, at the time of the loss, during the first few months after the loss and during later times). Some people seek to find ways that they can recognize and cope with the loss, some are concerned about how they are reacting, some seek help in dealing with others affected (especially children). It is possible to move through periods of grief and loss back to a sense of wholeness and peace. Christopher can help you through that process.

Moshe Ratson, MBA, MS MFT, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 260 Madison Avenue #8023, New York
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Losing a loved one, whether through unexpected or anticipated circumstances, is always traumatic and can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. In addition, a wide array of emotions can be experienced, such as sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt and despair. All these feelings are normal parts of grieving, yet these feelings are hard to process and accept. The process of bereavement requires time and support. spiral2grow of New York City can guide and help you through the grieving process to make it more complete and more positive.

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Lois Horowitz

Location of Therapist: New York, NY
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Horowitz.

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

Jean Fitzpatrick, L.P.

Psychotherapist and Couples Counselor

Location of Therapist: New York, NY
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jean.

After you have lost a loved one, well-meaning people say it's time to "get over it" or "move on." Grieving doesn't work that way. To absorb the experience of loss and find a way to hold onto the relationship with your loved one is a process that unfolds. We don't proceed through a standard set of "stages of grief;" sometimes you may experience many different stages -- from sadness to anger to disbelief -- all in one day. The supportive presence of an experienced, compassionate counselor can help you cope with the feelings and questions and rediscover your strength and vitality. To ask any questions you may have about grief and loss or to make an appointment, contact Jean Fitzpatrick.


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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.