Grief and Loss Counseling in Hackensack, NJ.

Therapy and bereavement services in Hackensack, NJ. Find real help with the right therapist.


Ellen Carni,  Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Ellen Carni, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 10024 - Nearby to Hackensack.

When grief's anguish becomes unbearable and life does not return to normal, psychological counseling can be extremely helpful in navigating you back to a satisfying and productive life. I work with you according to your unique experience while taking into account your cultural background and spiritual orientation. I help you review your relationship with the loved one or loss and find new meaning while respecting the impact of the loss. Memory, reflection, ritual and dialogue are some of the methods I use. I also look at how you have dealt with loss in the past. Of equal importance, I assist you in finding and maintaining healthy coping strategies to manage symptoms when times get tough

Nataliya Rusetskaya, Ph.D., LCSW,
Grief Counselor

Nataliya Rusetskaya, Ph.D., LCSW,

Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Couple and Sex Therapist

In 07030 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I use CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) approach to work with the grief and loss that you might be going through. As a part of that approach you might be asked to think, talk, sometimes write at home some thoughts and memories that I will ask you about. It will give you a chance to slow down and give attention to grieving the loss of the loved ones. I use specific manual to walk you through this process.

Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS
Grief Counselor

Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 10001 - Nearby to Hackensack.

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.

Edgard Danielsen, PhD, LP
Grief Counselor

Edgard Danielsen, PhD, LP

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 10001 - Nearby to Hackensack.

The pain you experience after losing a loved one is an intense human experience that could make you feel abandoned, hopeless, and incapable of moving forward in life. In addition, sometimes there is grief connected to losing something: a job, an opportunity, a past that will not come back, a country you left behind. I can offer an empathic ear and listening to you as you ponder important questions at this point in your life: What does your grief say? What are the fears that accompany your grief and loss? Is there a way to move forward in life knowing that the present and future will be different because someone or something won't be there with you?

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP
Grief Counselor

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Holistic Psychologist, Author, Focalizer

In 10003 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Grief, when it surfaces, is one of the most confusing of human emotions. Together, we will soothingly allow the symptoms to lead us to the heart of the suffering where transformation is possible. If one allows it, there can be a sweetness and comfort in grief resolution. This is accessible as we resolve the barrier of complex feelings, and a part of you comes alive again. It makes sense that grieving enlivens. If there had been no significant bonding in these relationships to begin with, we would not be experiencing their loss as traumatic. While in the resolution process, you may experience a state of openness and vulnerability naturally opening to new learning and corrective experiences.

Karen Lewis, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Karen Lewis, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07666 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Losing a loved one, friend, or pet can be devastating and can present profound challenges. Shortly after the loss, you will probably feel as if your brain is in a fog and you are just "going through the motions." This can be a very difficult time for you and talking to a therapist about your feelings can help you work through the loss and move forward in a positive and less inhibited manner.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Living life challenges us in so many ways, and dealing with grief and loss is something we must all face and endure. By offering you a safe and supportive space to express your grief and working with you to take steps to heal, there is hope for relief and change. Is it a quick fix? No. But by helping you regain a mindful sense of self, comforting connection with others and realistic efforts toward feeling peace, there is hope for joy.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Grief is a natural state after a loss. Mourning is natural and healthy. Acute grief does not need to be pathologized or treated. Those experiencing complicated grief may benefit from speaking to a warm, caring professional. In addition, a skilled therapist can listen, help you understand if therapy is appropriate or not, and explain what complicated grief is. If you are having sleep problems or symptoms of depression or PTSD related to the loss, therapy could be helpful. Our therapists are here to help and not interfere with the natural healing process. If support and guidance could be helpful to you, please call us with any questions.

Priska Imberti, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Priska Imberti, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 11377 - Nearby to Hackensack.

People experiencing grief and loss are often invaded by mixed emotions and thoughts, including sadness, guilt, anger, feeling frozen or ambivalent, to mention some. Difficult but essential, is to make sense of the situation and find hope. I help clients understand that what has happened might not be altered, but that they can use their own powers and that of their support systems to master the present moment.

Peter Berzins, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Grief Counselor

Peter Berzins, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Brittany Ryan-Berzins Ph.D. Birch Tree Psychology

In 07444 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Times of loss and grief are extremely sad and often people have trouble coping after the loss of a loved one. Dr. Peter Berzins helps individuals with grief and loss by discussing the loss in a safe environment, where people feel free to discuss not only thier sad memories but positive ones as well. Therapy has been proven to help minimize the stress associated with loss.

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Grief Counselor

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

In 11030 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Grief is about loss and the threat of loss. The stronger the bond between us and the person we have lost, the more we will hurt both physically and emotionally. When we are torn from a family member or friend, a part of us dies as well. Our natural need for attachment gets severed, often bringing the return of childhood fears. The world feels like a more dangerous place. As a result, we may feel out of control. We ache to have the loved person back. We know in the rational part of our minds that the person is not coming back, but it also seems impossible to let him go. We will remain emotionally conflicted until we can release our loved ones. Because letting go is so difficult, we must do it slow....

Insight Psychological Group, Psy.D.'s, LCSW's and LPC's
Grief Counselor

Insight Psychological Group, Psy.D.'s, LCSW's and LPC's

Group Practice

In 07666 - Nearby to Hackensack.

At Insight Psychological Group, one of our specialty areas is grief/bereavement counseling. We offer counseling for individuals and groups to help people move forward through the grieving process. Our experience includes counseling those who have gone through the death of a spouse, parent, or sibling. Other issues we focus on include coping with a miscarriage or a still birth. Our goal is to help people move through the process, rather than “get over it.” There are other types of loss that we offer counseling for as well. These can include divorce or the loss of a job, for example.

Helen Borel, RN,MFA,PhD
Grief Counselor

Helen Borel, RN,MFA,PhD

PsychoTherapist and PsychoAnalyst

In 10024 - Nearby to Hackensack.

There are four phases of grief which you'll go through when you've lost someone, before you can move to the next part of your life. There's shock. Then the pain of realizing who you've lost, what he or she meant to you, a gut-struggle about how you'll move on without him or her. Next comes "bargaining," a way your brain protects you from too much suffering. Whether it's to your God or another spiritual connection of yours, you may try asking for the lost person's return if you do this or that "good" thing. Finally, as your loss becomes real to you, comes Acceptance. Over my 20 years of practice, I've guided patients gently through each of these difficult stages of loss and personal growth.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Hackensack, NJ.

Thank you for visiting our New Jersey search of licensed grief specialists in Hackensack.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Hackensack right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Hackensack is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 4.18 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Hackensack is 44,834 people with 18,169 households and a median annual income of $55,289. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Hackensack, NJ

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Hackensack is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Hackensack therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hackensack public health department.