Grief Therapists in New York, NY

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Ellen Abrams King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I have a special interest in supporting people with anxiety and/or low mood; relational issues/changes; grief and loss; spirituality; and body image issues.
When it comes to finding the right therapist for you, there’s no one-size-fits-all! It is my goal to see the full you and to be curious about what you uniquely need as the dynamic human that you are. I honor your personal values, past experiences and place in the world. Above all, I prioritize a feeling of relational safety, and I don’t subscribe to the idea that therapy needs to be uncomfortable or overwhelming; I care about your limits and boundaries and I trust your intuition. I also bring myself into the room with humor and compassion, and you’ll be able to feel my warmth and presence in a reliable and kind way.
I have a special interest in supporting people with anxiety and/or low mood; relational issues/changes; grief and loss; spirituality; and body image issues.
When it comes to finding the right therapist for you, there’s no one-size-fits-all! It is my goal to see the full you and to be curious about what you uniquely need as the dynamic human that you are. I honor your personal values, past experiences and place in the world. Above all, I prioritize a feeling of relational safety, and I don’t subscribe to the idea that therapy needs to be uncomfortable or overwhelming; I care about your limits and boundaries and I trust your intuition. I also bring myself into the room with humor and compassion, and you’ll be able to feel my warmth and presence in a reliable and kind way.
(347) 699-3927 View (347) 699-3927
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Christiane Manzella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065
At the Seleni Institute, my colleagues and I are committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women and couples experiencing reproductive and maternal mental health challenges, from mild parenting stress and worry, to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of losing a child. We specialize in supporting women and couples through pregnancy; the postpartum period; infertility and IVF; miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss; parenting and parenthood.
At the Seleni Institute, my colleagues and I are committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women and couples experiencing reproductive and maternal mental health challenges, from mild parenting stress and worry, to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of losing a child. We specialize in supporting women and couples through pregnancy; the postpartum period; infertility and IVF; miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss; parenting and parenthood.
(347) 572-7276 View (347) 572-7276
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Elizabeth Elam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I am a seasoned, dedicated individual and couples therapist with over 15 years of experience treating adults struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grieving, relationship issues and work challenges. I will work collaboratively with you to gently and compassionately explore the recurring patterns in behavior and relating that cause you pain and stop you from getting what you want personally and professionally. We'll look to the past but spend most of our time in the present learning more effective ways to make decisions, take action and communicate with the important people in your life.
I am a seasoned, dedicated individual and couples therapist with over 15 years of experience treating adults struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grieving, relationship issues and work challenges. I will work collaboratively with you to gently and compassionately explore the recurring patterns in behavior and relating that cause you pain and stop you from getting what you want personally and professionally. We'll look to the past but spend most of our time in the present learning more effective ways to make decisions, take action and communicate with the important people in your life.
(646) 374-3677 View (646) 374-3677
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Masha Miriam Yaglom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
My bereavement group has openings.
Congratulations.You've made the first step. It usually takes a lot of courage. I would like to help you on this difficult and exciting journey into the land of self knowledge and change. I have been helping people to change their lives for more than 25 years and I have had a lot of training that enables me to help adults and children,couples, families and individuals to realize their full potential and to find peace within themselves. I am a certified interpersonal psychoanalyst, clinical social worker and psychologist.I speak English, Russian and some Hebrew.
My bereavement group has openings.
Congratulations.You've made the first step. It usually takes a lot of courage. I would like to help you on this difficult and exciting journey into the land of self knowledge and change. I have been helping people to change their lives for more than 25 years and I have had a lot of training that enables me to help adults and children,couples, families and individuals to realize their full potential and to find peace within themselves. I am a certified interpersonal psychoanalyst, clinical social worker and psychologist.I speak English, Russian and some Hebrew.
(917) 725-5026 View (917) 725-5026
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Renita Dyal
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10038  (Online Only)
Feeling lost, overwhelmed, or struggling to find yourself again? Whether you're facing grief, navigating life changes, or seeking stronger relationships, I'm here to guide you. As a therapist, I walk beside you through the darkness, helping you find the light that sparks your journey to healing and self-discovery. Let's take this transformative step forward together.
Feeling lost, overwhelmed, or struggling to find yourself again? Whether you're facing grief, navigating life changes, or seeking stronger relationships, I'm here to guide you. As a therapist, I walk beside you through the darkness, helping you find the light that sparks your journey to healing and self-discovery. Let's take this transformative step forward together.
(347) 745-7248 View (347) 745-7248
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Dana Vieira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10014
My specialties include: Stress & Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Relationship Instability, Management of Life Changes, Grief/Bereavement, School Stressors including Learning Disabilities, Couples and Family.
I focus on the treatment of adolescents and adults by integrating both psychodynamic and CBT principles. I aid my clients in achieving meaningful and lasting change by helping them better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It is my firm belief that clients ultimately do the heavy lifting in helping themselves. While I can guide them through with careful listening and appropriate questioning, it is with their dedication and hard work that they find the answers to a more fulfilling and happy life.
My specialties include: Stress & Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Relationship Instability, Management of Life Changes, Grief/Bereavement, School Stressors including Learning Disabilities, Couples and Family.
I focus on the treatment of adolescents and adults by integrating both psychodynamic and CBT principles. I aid my clients in achieving meaningful and lasting change by helping them better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It is my firm belief that clients ultimately do the heavy lifting in helping themselves. While I can guide them through with careful listening and appropriate questioning, it is with their dedication and hard work that they find the answers to a more fulfilling and happy life.
(631) 540-1716 View (631) 540-1716
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Reana Thorne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10039  (Online Only)
I have built my practice on building trust with my clients. My name is Reana Thorne, and I am an LCSW with over a decade of experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief/bereavement and ambiguous loss. I have experience in therapy for adults, children and adolescents, I have experience with parent-child and family therapy. I am trained in EMDR, and have experience with TF-CBT and CBT. I believe a strong sense of self can fortify and empower us through what life offers us.
I have built my practice on building trust with my clients. My name is Reana Thorne, and I am an LCSW with over a decade of experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief/bereavement and ambiguous loss. I have experience in therapy for adults, children and adolescents, I have experience with parent-child and family therapy. I am trained in EMDR, and have experience with TF-CBT and CBT. I believe a strong sense of self can fortify and empower us through what life offers us.
(646) 941-7839 View (646) 941-7839
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Lindsay Snow Hayden
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with relationship issues, loss of a loved one, or challenges with family members? Are you or your loved ones struggling with addiction? Together, we can explore your current behaviors and beliefs and begin to unpack how your experiences from the past may be impeding your ability to live peacefully and purposefully in the present. I will help you relieve your distress, strengthen your inner resources and sense of self, and develop more authentic ways of communicating in order to enrich the relationships in your life (including the one with yourself).
Are you struggling with relationship issues, loss of a loved one, or challenges with family members? Are you or your loved ones struggling with addiction? Together, we can explore your current behaviors and beliefs and begin to unpack how your experiences from the past may be impeding your ability to live peacefully and purposefully in the present. I will help you relieve your distress, strengthen your inner resources and sense of self, and develop more authentic ways of communicating in order to enrich the relationships in your life (including the one with yourself).
(929) 334-4068 View (929) 334-4068
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Kathryn Pace
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
I'm currently accepting new clients in-person in Manhattan, and virtually in NY state. I specialize in supporting clients through loss and grief, processing childhood trauma, navigating major life and relationship changes, substance use, chronic illness, and exploring queerness and religion. I work with adults on the autism spectrum, as well as those with a history of eating disorders and OCD, and often work with clients who are employed in creative fields.
I'm currently accepting new clients in-person in Manhattan, and virtually in NY state. I specialize in supporting clients through loss and grief, processing childhood trauma, navigating major life and relationship changes, substance use, chronic illness, and exploring queerness and religion. I work with adults on the autism spectrum, as well as those with a history of eating disorders and OCD, and often work with clients who are employed in creative fields.
(347) 923-6360 x1 View (347) 923-6360 x1
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Willann Stone
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
I am a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and have been in private practice for over 25 years. I have extensive experience working with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, illness, and loss. In addition to my private practice I have been the Director of Psychological and Neuropsychological Services in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital in New York City for the past 25 years.
I am a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and have been in private practice for over 25 years. I have extensive experience working with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, illness, and loss. In addition to my private practice I have been the Director of Psychological and Neuropsychological Services in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital in New York City for the past 25 years.
(646) 768-0889 View (646) 768-0889
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Lesley Spodek Turkel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
I have extensive expertise working with individuals struggling with: intimacy/relationship issues, eating disorders, postpartum depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, loss/trauma, and parenting issues.
As a clinical psychologist, I meet my patients exactly where they are. We work together to bring about symptom relief from the issues that have led them to therapy; to change longstanding negative patterns which continue to get in the way. The goal is to create and sustain a happier, meaningful and more fulfilling life. I have worked in many NYC hospitals including Mt. Sinai and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as a fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute. Using an eclectic approach, I practice cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and psychoanalytic techniques to tailor treatment to each individual's needs.
I have extensive expertise working with individuals struggling with: intimacy/relationship issues, eating disorders, postpartum depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, loss/trauma, and parenting issues.
As a clinical psychologist, I meet my patients exactly where they are. We work together to bring about symptom relief from the issues that have led them to therapy; to change longstanding negative patterns which continue to get in the way. The goal is to create and sustain a happier, meaningful and more fulfilling life. I have worked in many NYC hospitals including Mt. Sinai and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as a fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute. Using an eclectic approach, I practice cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and psychoanalytic techniques to tailor treatment to each individual's needs.
(646) 663-3043 View (646) 663-3043
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Sydney Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019
Grief can impact every aspect of life: relationships, behaviors, thoughts and emotions. If you've experienced something that broke your spirit, you can't keep going the way you were before. But major losses and transitions in life can also open up possibilities for big transformations. They can point you towards more meaning, connection and vitality than you've experienced before. If you're stuck in shame, loneliness, fear or doubt that seems immovable, a trauma focused approach to therapy might just be what you need help make a shift.
Grief can impact every aspect of life: relationships, behaviors, thoughts and emotions. If you've experienced something that broke your spirit, you can't keep going the way you were before. But major losses and transitions in life can also open up possibilities for big transformations. They can point you towards more meaning, connection and vitality than you've experienced before. If you're stuck in shame, loneliness, fear or doubt that seems immovable, a trauma focused approach to therapy might just be what you need help make a shift.
(917) 994-6968 View (917) 994-6968
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Amy Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
We understand the impact of trauma, grief, and loss on children.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique challenges inherent in family formation? Are you questioning how and whether to become parents? Are you in a foster or adoptive family and hope your therapist understands some of the issues specific to your situation? Are there missing pieces in your family history or have you learned new information via DNA testing? My practice is informed by my long-time focus on adoption. My focus is on understanding your story, connecting with you, recognizing your strengths, and helping you to determine how to tackle your challenges.
We understand the impact of trauma, grief, and loss on children.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique challenges inherent in family formation? Are you questioning how and whether to become parents? Are you in a foster or adoptive family and hope your therapist understands some of the issues specific to your situation? Are there missing pieces in your family history or have you learned new information via DNA testing? My practice is informed by my long-time focus on adoption. My focus is on understanding your story, connecting with you, recognizing your strengths, and helping you to determine how to tackle your challenges.
(914) 240-1127 View (914) 240-1127
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Mary F Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
I provide trauma-informed therapy to adolescents and adults, who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, as well as identity struggles due to life transitions.
You should not have to face life transitions alone or silently. Therapy should feel collaborative and authentic for it to be most effective. Together, I work with my clients to unpack any negative thought patterns that could make them feel anxious, scared, or stuck. I am honored to be on the journey with clients as they increase their emotional awareness and start to make the changes needed to become the best version of themselves.
I provide trauma-informed therapy to adolescents and adults, who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, as well as identity struggles due to life transitions.
You should not have to face life transitions alone or silently. Therapy should feel collaborative and authentic for it to be most effective. Together, I work with my clients to unpack any negative thought patterns that could make them feel anxious, scared, or stuck. I am honored to be on the journey with clients as they increase their emotional awareness and start to make the changes needed to become the best version of themselves.
(347) 754-3031 View (347) 754-3031
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Stephen Larson
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
Welcome! I am a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. I have provided support to individuals ages 7-70, addressing a number of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and grief, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, and attachment issues. My approach to therapy is solution focused and culturally sensitive, and I utilize several modalities to find the best fit for my clients including CBT, Complicated Grief Therapy, and EMDR.
Welcome! I am a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. I have provided support to individuals ages 7-70, addressing a number of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and grief, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, and attachment issues. My approach to therapy is solution focused and culturally sensitive, and I utilize several modalities to find the best fit for my clients including CBT, Complicated Grief Therapy, and EMDR.
(716) 265-6372 View (716) 265-6372
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Rachel Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
I work with people experiencing anxiety, trauma, difficult transitions, grief, and loss. I bring empathy and curiosity to the therapeutic relationship, using genuine connection to build trust and safety within our work together. In addition to focusing on your strengths, I will help you build skills to understand and navigate your emotional experience. I believe in the capacity for growth and healing within each person.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, trauma, difficult transitions, grief, and loss. I bring empathy and curiosity to the therapeutic relationship, using genuine connection to build trust and safety within our work together. In addition to focusing on your strengths, I will help you build skills to understand and navigate your emotional experience. I believe in the capacity for growth and healing within each person.
(646) 362-8697 View (646) 362-8697
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Nancy Bargebuhr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
I have over 27 years of experience assisting clients with issues that include depression, anxiety, career change, marriage and family issues, illness, sexuality aging parents and and grief and bereavement.
Tele-Health sliding scale therapist for many years available for new patients. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore possibilities for growth and change. Establishing a trusting relationship with a psychotherapist can be very empowering and life changing. My style is active, open, and supportive and will help you identify the changes you seek to make. I incorporate life coaching as well. Together we will find what actions and awareness you need to make change and growth come to life. I work best with interactive conversation that leads to better communication and better relationships with self and others.
I have over 27 years of experience assisting clients with issues that include depression, anxiety, career change, marriage and family issues, illness, sexuality aging parents and and grief and bereavement.
Tele-Health sliding scale therapist for many years available for new patients. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore possibilities for growth and change. Establishing a trusting relationship with a psychotherapist can be very empowering and life changing. My style is active, open, and supportive and will help you identify the changes you seek to make. I incorporate life coaching as well. Together we will find what actions and awareness you need to make change and growth come to life. I work best with interactive conversation that leads to better communication and better relationships with self and others.
(646) 651-4283 View (646) 651-4283
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David LaRocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
As a clinical social worker for the past 7 years, I have helped clients dealing with issues concerning anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and the lingering effects of trauma. My graduate school education includes a focus on bereavement and the grief work model. I have developed therapy groups dealing with all aspects of loss and the ripple effects these accumulated losses having on our current functioning.
As a clinical social worker for the past 7 years, I have helped clients dealing with issues concerning anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and the lingering effects of trauma. My graduate school education includes a focus on bereavement and the grief work model. I have developed therapy groups dealing with all aspects of loss and the ripple effects these accumulated losses having on our current functioning.
(347) 697-4453 View (347) 697-4453
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Lauren L Fasanella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience successfully working with a wide variety of individuals. My passion lies in supporting and helping my clients process difficult times in their lives. Specifically, I can best help with issues like the death of a loved one, acute and chronic illness, life transitions, relationship issues, eating disorders and weight management, self-esteem vulnerabilities, social media confrontations, depression, and general life anxieties. My interactive clinical approach is one that is fully adaptable to my client’s needs.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience successfully working with a wide variety of individuals. My passion lies in supporting and helping my clients process difficult times in their lives. Specifically, I can best help with issues like the death of a loved one, acute and chronic illness, life transitions, relationship issues, eating disorders and weight management, self-esteem vulnerabilities, social media confrontations, depression, and general life anxieties. My interactive clinical approach is one that is fully adaptable to my client’s needs.
(646) 960-3238 View (646) 960-3238
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Sarena B. Loya
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
Other areas include depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
Everyday I am humbled by working with those who have the courage to look in the mirror and work on themselves. I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for growth no matter where you are in your life; whether seeking support in a time of crisis, suffering from a mental illness, working on relationships, or you are simply curious about who you are and how your mind works. My treatment approach is rooted in psychodynamic and relational frameworks although I tailor my technique to each client. I value change beyond symptom resolution but also to increase self awareness and individual growth.
Other areas include depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
Everyday I am humbled by working with those who have the courage to look in the mirror and work on themselves. I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for growth no matter where you are in your life; whether seeking support in a time of crisis, suffering from a mental illness, working on relationships, or you are simply curious about who you are and how your mind works. My treatment approach is rooted in psychodynamic and relational frameworks although I tailor my technique to each client. I value change beyond symptom resolution but also to increase self awareness and individual growth.
(929) 226-6365 View (929) 226-6365

Grief Therapists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.