Grief and Loss Counseling in River Edge, NJ.

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


Comprehensive Counseling LCSWs, LMHC, PhD, MD
Grief Counselor

Comprehensive Counseling LCSWs, LMHC, PhD, MD

Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists & Psychiatrists

In 10463 - Nearby to River Edge.

People may experience many common symptoms related to grief and loss after losing a loved-one. Patients may also pass through stages of denial, anger and depression. Therapy can help an individual process these feelings and navigate these stages. A main goal when working with grief and loss may be to reach the period of acceptance (the time of closure). Talk therapy with a professional can be a very healthy approach to dealing with loss.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10010 - Nearby to River Edge.

We all experience grief & loss from time to time. However, there are some losses that are simply too big to get through in the usual ways. At times like this we need additional support. Successful grieving entails coming to terms with the enormity of the loss and making tough decisions about how to meaningfully proceed with living in a world that no longer feels the same.

Ariella Soffer, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Ariella Soffer, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical PhD Psychologist

In 10019 - Nearby to River Edge.

People seek support following the loss of a parent, grandparent, friend, child, loved one, or a pet. Sometimes it's struggles surrounding the loss of an identity, perhaps a breakup, or an athletic or physical injury that is leading to the loss of goals you had for yourself. No matter the type of loss, getting support during this time can be particularly helpful. Together we can work through the stages of grief, learn from your loss, and rebuild your sense of self so that you can move forward in your life.

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 River Edge.

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....

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

Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 07042 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to River Edge.

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

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 River Edge.

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.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Grief Counselor

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Walter Masterson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

In 10021 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Karen Lewis, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Karen Lewis, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07666 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Kenneth Langlieb, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kenneth Langlieb, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 07450 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD
Grief Counselor

Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD

Registered Psychotherapist

In 11215 - Nearby to River Edge.

I can help you manage grief and loss in a variety of ways. I proivide a safe and sympathetic space for you to express your feelings I offer tools of hypnosis, meditation, EMDr that can help soothe you and speed up the healing process. I encourage you to manage the pain in a way that leads to growth.

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist /Psychoanalyst

In 10463 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP
Grief Counselor

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Holistic Psychologist, Author, Focalizer

In 10003 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to River Edge.

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Mitchell Milch, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Mitchell Milch, LCSW

Psychotherapist/Couples Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 10701 - Nearby to River Edge.

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Elizabeth Hill, LCADC
Grief Counselor

Elizabeth Hill, LCADC

Licensed Counselor

In 07032 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC
Grief Counselor

Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07092 - Nearby to River Edge.

Relationship endings are a guaranteed part of life that everyone experiences. When a relationship concludes – whether through death, divorce or some other reason – it is common to review it, examine it and even wish that something about it was different. Perhaps we regret something we said or longed to hear something from the other person. Endings are accompanied by conclusions to our hopes and dreams for the future. My approach to working with grieving clients is to permit them fully feel their loss and to process their grief in their own way and at their own pace. When it comes to grieving clients I will join with them in their loss and will encouraging them to feel all the feelings that surface about the person and the relationship they shared.

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Grief Counselor

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07058 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Adam Lukeman, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Adam Lukeman, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 10027 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Lauren Levy, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Lauren Levy, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10128 - Nearby to River Edge.

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.

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 11225 - Nearby to River Edge.

I am here to bear witness to your pain and to explore with you the path through it, including how much to let go of, and examination of what was lost. Grief and emotional, sometimes physical suffering are natural, albeit sometimes unbearable, responses to loss. Examining what it is that was lost, what needs it filled and how to cope in it's absence is very individual. Sometimes it hurts as a direct and equal reflection of how much we cared, for better or worse.

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 River Edge.

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.



River Edge is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 1.83 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of River Edge is 11,668 people with 3,949 households and a median annual income of $103,607. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for River Edge, NJ

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in River Edge is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local River Edge public health department.