Philip Kolba, MA
Syracuse, New York 13202
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.
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
526 Oak Street, Office A, Syracuse, New York 13203
Loss is the inevitable that takes us by surprise. The surprise is that it actually happened and then the mysterious journey can be very confusing. Ranging from feeling like you are on a roller coaster to feeling mired in depths of sadness. This journey is made all the more complex if the relationship was unresolved or conflicted. Loss is inevitable and everyone faces it. There is no one path. Many people will believe their is one path and then expect you to be on it or over it. Your path is your path. It is unique and it might have unique stumbling blocks. Your not alone.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
528 Oak St., Syracuse, New York 13203
I know personally how devastating grief is. When we lose someone or a relationship we love, it feels as if we will not be able to ever recover. Sometimes we get stuck. With a directed grief approach, you can learn how to manage your loss and move through the process. By discussing your feelings and understanding about grief, we will release the pain more quickly and retain what was beautiful, helping you move towards acceptance.
Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor
315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York 13210
Losing a loved one, a person, a pet is like losing a part of ones self. Coping with loss is not a simple, cookbook process. No one can tell you how to manage and while some people talk about "stages of grief" it will never be that simple. Some people can find solace in their religious faith, their faith's scriptures, their faith's rituals, their faith communities. For others these resources sound and feel hollow. They need a person or people to walk with them and talk with them on the journey after death, separation or loss. I am willing to work with you throughout that process.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Syracuse, New York 13210
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 email@example.com or 877-606-6161.
Ernesto Michelucci, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
620 CrossKeys Office Park, Fairport, New York 14450
Everyone experiences grief differently. And everyone expresses grief differently. My first priority is to understand the very personal meaning of each loss that is shared with me. I strive to provide an environment that feels safe for sharing the feelings of a deep personal loss. Affirming the validity of someone's emotional pain can lead to profound healing.
Margaret Masci, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hypnotherapist
Wellspring Counseling of the Finger Lakes 8732 Main St. , Honeoye, New York 14471
We all experience loss in our lives and grieve those losses in various ways. From lost jobs or relationships to the overwhelming emptiness at the death of a child or other beloved family member. It can be tough. There is no time limit to grief. Give yourself permission to grieve fully and allow those feelings the time and compassion they deserve. However, if depression deepens and your grief becomes so debilitating that it keeps you from being with those you love or prevents you doing what you love, talk to someone who will help you get back on your feet. Find some peace of mind while still keeping alive those precious memories you wish to keep. You are not alone. Call for help.
Lauren Aman, LMHC, EAS-C
Mental Health Counselor
1151 Pittsford Victor Rd, suite 103, Pittsford, New York 14534
I utilize IPT techniques to help client's express and validate their reactions to loss (whether it be the loss of a loved one or pet, or the loss of a job or relationship). My goal is to help clients grieve in a way that is healthy for them and to focus on their future and the benefits of their new roles. This technique is beneficial for anyone in transition or struggling with loss or change.
Eleni Economides, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
625 Panorama Trail, Building 1, Suite 107, Rochester , New York 14625
Losing a loved one can be detrimental and life altering and there is no designated time by which you should be "over it". Learning to live with your grief can take time and my role in this journey of yours would be to "walk" with you as you walk into a new reality for you. Grief can be hard to recognize and acknowledge. Losing a job, a promotion, a pet, a relationship or a dream might leave you feeling angry, sad and hopeless. I am here to offer a safe place to discuss all these feeling and help you make peace and create a new dream.