Grief and Loss Counseling in Leonia, NJ.

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


Trisha Sanders, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Trisha Sanders, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07675 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC,MS,MSEd
Grief Counselor

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC,MS,MSEd

Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach

In 06830 - Nearby to Leonia.

I offer gentle support and comfort for my clients at a pace that they can tolerate. My clients have expressed to me that my ability to listen empathetically has allowed them the time to process the devastation and loss they’ve witnessed. People who’ve experienced death or divorce may feel angry, depressed, empty, and/or alone. I take time with them to respect these feelings, and do not prescribe ways they “should” be feeling. Grief is different for all, some experience it as a sudden event while others witness gradual decline of a loved one, both can still feel numb or raw. Perspective clients can call or email me to begin a dialogue; we determine then if proceeding is right for you.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

Kenneth Langlieb, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kenneth Langlieb, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 07450 - Nearby to Leonia.

Loss of a loved one is an unbearable pain. Therapy can help you process your emotional pain and reduce the time it takes to heal rather than burying the pain only to come out years later. Sometimes letter writing, art therapy, talk therapy, play therapy assist in the grieving process. the heart has a natural process of grieving. Therapy can assist in this natural process.

Mitchell Milch, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Mitchell Milch, LCSW

Psychotherapist/Couples Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grieving the loss of loved one can be complicated if our valued identity and/or our equanimity was tied to that person given diffuse boundaries. When we overly depend on people regulate our emotions, self esteem or self confidence, then being without them can leave us angry, bereft, empty, etc. In psychotherapy we can rewrite the specious narrative that you were joined at the hip because you could not survive without that person. By internalizing what is offered by the therapist to enhance your self-reliance, you are then free to come to terms with the reality of loss of your loved one and internalize the relationship that is over. That person can now live on inside of you.

Jaime Grunfeld, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Jaime Grunfeld, LMHC

Psychoanalytic Therapy for Professionals

In 10006 - Nearby to Leonia.

The death of someone dear is like a wound. At first it bleeds, it burns, it hurts almost unbearably. The process to heal this wound is long, and very painful to go thru alone. Having someone with whom to share and who will understand your most inner feelings is a relief by itself, besides of the professional help you'll get by identifying and understanding your unclear emotions.

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

Nataliya Rusetskaya, Ph.D., LCSW,

Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Couple and Sex Therapist

In 07030 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

Atara Wertentheil, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Atara Wertentheil, Ph.D.

Limited Licensed Psychologist

In 11570 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 10013 - Nearby to Leonia.

The key to my approach in working with people who are grieving a loss is to recognize that, while grief and loss are universal experiences, the way each person grieves can be very different. It is important to honor that. The key benefit in working with me is that I will help you find a way through your grieving that works for you. There is no one correct way. Each person has their own unique way of coping with grief and loss. My job is to help you find ways to heal in your own way.

Michael Mruz, LCSW, ACSW, MSW
Grief Counselor

Michael Mruz, LCSW, ACSW, MSW

Michael G Mruz, Psychotherapist

In 10583 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grief is a natural response to a loss, and loss can come in many forms: loss of a relationship, friendship, health, job, financial stability, safety; death of a loved one or even a pet; or a loved one’s serious illness. It is normal to feel sad, numb, angry, even guilty, following a loss, but these feelings should become less intense over time. In therapy, together we can explore if the pain and feelings surrounding your loss are so constant and severe that they keep you from resuming your life, if you feel “stuck” in an intense state of morning and how to overcome and learn to live again.

Daphne Schuster, EdD, LMFT, LCSW-R
Grief Counselor

Daphne Schuster, EdD, LMFT, LCSW-R

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Clinical Social Work

In 11101 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 10003 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grief and loss can happen when you're young or old. Whenever it happens it can result in an ongoing depression that can hamper your life. I understand how devastating it can be and use various approaches to help you recover and return to your best self. Having been there myself and worked through my own grief and loss, I know what it takes to overcome the pain of grief and loss, and I will help you overcome your own pain and regain your own healthy balance.

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.

LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LAC, LCADCs, and Ph.D.

In 07666 - Nearby to Leonia.

Loss can come in so many different forms, yet the pain is there and is strong. When we hold someone or something dear to our heart and then they suddenly gone, we are often left with a hole in our heart and need to grieve that loss. Grief looks different for each person. There are 5 main stages of grief that most people will go through in an order: Denial and Isolation, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. These are hard stages to walk through alone. Reach out and call one of our compassionate therapists at Mars and Venus Counseling Center who can help you to talk through each of the emotions that you experience at each stage.

Walter Masterson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

In 10021 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

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 Leonia.

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.

Lauren Levy, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Lauren Levy, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10128 - Nearby to Leonia.

Different people respond to grief and loss in many different ways. There is no right or wrong way to deal with loss. It is important to address the feelings that come up during the grieving process, whether they be painful memories or joyous ones. People often find that they work through unresolved issues from previous losses during this process. This helps people learn how to cope with death in a way that helps them move forward while being able to think about the person they've lost in a way that does not impact them like it did before.

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida
Grief Counselor

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

In 10022 - Nearby to Leonia.

It is very common for individuals to seek psychotherapy in times of grief. The death of a loved one is perhaps the single most intensive emotional experience an individual must face.We understand that sometimes there is little hope and trust because the road to recovery has been exhausting full of short-lived success. ART is dedicated to find an individualized treatment that closely fits the unique circumstances of each client; we do not apply "one size fits all" type of therapeutic treatment.

Ariana K. Goswick, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Ariana K. Goswick, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 10007 - Nearby to Leonia.

The term “Grief” refers to one's reaction to loss. There is no normal timetable for recovering from grief. Some recover and resume normal activities within six months, while others experience grief for years without relief. In either situation, time typically does mitigate the intensity emotions related to the loss. There are some instances, however, where grief becomes debilitating and lasts for a year or longer. In these cases, the term “Complicated Grief” is used. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance in coping with grief, I encourage you to reach out for support.

Lewis Pagano, LPC
Grief Counselor

Lewis Pagano, LPC

Licensed Professioal Counselor

In 07042 - Nearby to Leonia.

I believe loss is a major issue in life and every loss brings up past losses. I work closely with individuals with all past losses to resolve current losses. This can result in relieve from extreme symptoms of loss.I have an extensive background in working with individuals with grief and loss issues from childhood also which is important in resoling current losses.

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Grief Counselor

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07058 - Nearby to Leonia.

Suffering with grief and loss is often a lonely place. Others may try to comfort you, offering sympathy which is well-intended but often doesn’t help you heal. Talking to an experience therapist can help you move through the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The stages are normal, and although the process may be painful, reaching acceptance is the stage where you realize that although you may miss the person, your life is still worth living and can be productive and happy.

Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.
Grief Counselor

Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 10010 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

MyTherapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT
Grief Counselor

MyTherapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Clinical Sexologist

In 10011 - Nearby to Leonia.

A core concept in our style of therapy is called unconditional life acceptance, which means we have to radically accept the things the universe throws at us, even when a loved one dies. Difficult for the religious, and perhaps more so for non-believers. Together we can work on the concrete issues at hand as well as come up with some rituals and ways to celebrate your loved one and begin to move towards that unconditional acceptance.

Susan Glaser, LCSW, MSW
Grief Counselor

Susan Glaser, LCSW, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07078 - Nearby to Leonia.

Having experienced my own severe and traumatic loss, I know how important it is to receive support and assistance at this crucial time. I am here to help you through the painful and inevitable grief that comes to all of us in at some point in our lives. I recognize the reality of loss and change in life, and work to bring peace. I work with both adults and children.

Sheila Berard, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07675 - Nearby to Leonia.

A loss can stop you in your tracks or some people report that they feel like they are "a witness" to their life and not a participant. We will work together on grieving your loss while also working on allowing you to become a participant in your life again. Having a dedicated space in your week to allow you to express your grief can allow you function at a higher level. Grieving does not have a timetable and it is not the same for everyone. Everyone grieves at their own pace and in their own way and we will work together at your speed and in the way that makes you most comfortable.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Leonia, NJ.

Thank you for visiting our New Jersey search of licensed grief specialists in Leonia.  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 Leonia right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Leonia is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 1.52 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Leonia is 9,219 people with 3,336 households and a median annual income of $86,107. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Leonia, NJ

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Leonia for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Leonia public health department.