Grief and Loss Counseling in Palisades Park, NJ.

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


Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist /Psychoanalyst

In 10463 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

Have you recently experienced the loss of a loved one ? Regardless of how prepared one is the loss of a dear family member or friend can be a devastating and paralyzing experience. When there is attachment to a person over many years they become a part of our being. Their loss diminishes us and a part of us is forever changed. Experiencing the feelings of grief and loss alone can be overwhelming. Psychotherapy can ameliorate pain associated with deep grief and sorrow at the loss of a loved one.

Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. LLC
Grief Counselor

Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. LLC

Dr. Fabiana Franco

In 10023 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

Recovering from grief is never an easy process and nothing can replace the essential element: time. However, in therapy I can give you tools and techniques to help you manage pain, accept loss, and open up to life again. When you are overwhelmed by grief, it can seem like the pain will never depart. Whatever you do, though, don't give up. With the right help, the time will come when you can find the proper balance between mourning and facing your own future.

Lewis Pagano, LPC
Grief Counselor

Lewis Pagano, LPC

Licensed Professioal Counselor

In 07042 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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.

Sheila Berard, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07675 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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.

Jaime Grunfeld, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Jaime Grunfeld, LMHC

Psychoanalytic Therapy for Professionals

In 10006 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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.

Serena Seligman, LCSW, MA, LCSW-R
Grief Counselor

Serena Seligman, LCSW, MA, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10016 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

Life - even a happy life - involves loss. Loss of loved one's, death of parents, separation from children, changes in intimate relationships, separation, divorce, change of life circumstances - all of these can be felt as losses. But how do we differentiate between grief and depression? Mourning is a process that has boundaries. It does not go on forever. At some point, we reorganize our lives, and move on, despite the loss. Depression lasts much longer, and is frequently a factor in relationships that have been difficult before the loss. Understanding and accepting your ambivalence can help you move on. I can help. Call me to see if we're a match.

Adam Lukeman, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Adam Lukeman, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 10027 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

When we experience the death of a loved one many types of overwhelming feelings occur. As a therapist, it is my belief that It is important for you to discover your ability to experience, understand and share such feelings. As you explore your relationship with the person who has passed and see what gifts you gave one another, and what lessons have been learned, you can put things in a larger perspective. Allowing yourself to find meaning in the relationship and see how it still lives within you is very important. Among other things, it is what I help my clients focus on.

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 10001 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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.
Grief Counselor

Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 10010 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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 Palisades Park.

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.

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 Palisades Park.

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.

Ariana K. Goswick, LMHC
Grief Counselor

Ariana K. Goswick, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 10007 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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.

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Grief Counselor

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07058 - Nearby to Palisades Park.

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.



Palisades Park is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 1.23 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Palisades Park is 20,743 people with 7,340 households and a median annual income of $64,726. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Palisades Park, NJ

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Palisades Park are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Palisades Park public health department.