Grief Counseling in NYC
Grief Counseling in NYC
Grief can be a difficult experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone.
The loss of a loved one, pet, job, or the end of a relationship can bring up intense and powerful emotions. Sometimes these emotions are so overwhelming that it is hard to imagine life without them.
While we usually associate grief with the loss of a loved one, it’s important to recognize that grief can follow all sorts of losses: job loss, break-ups, and any other major life transition.
Bereavement counseling can help you make sense of your feelings, no matter which type of loss you’re going through.
Understanding loss & the grieving process
While each person and situation is unique, grief and loss are also universal human experiences. Learning more about grief and loss can help you better understand your own emotions and what you’re going through.
Our approach to grief counseling in NYC
After experiencing a loss, you might feel broken. However, we’re here to remind you that you have an innate ability to feel whole–and nothing, not even grief and loss, can ever take that from you.
You do not need to be “fixed.” After all, nothing can fill the place of who or what you lost. That’s not the goal of bereavement counseling.
Grief is different for everyone. The people you normally turn to for support in an emotional situation are often grieving the same loss. And when you’re going through grief, it can often feel like no one understands what you’re going through—like your friends and family mean well, but they just don’t get it.
That’s why it can be beneficial to talk to a therapist. We aren’t experiencing the loss with you, so we can offer outside perspective and help you navigate the complicated feelings that come with grief.
We’re here for you when you need us. We can’t bring back your loved one, or change what happened to cause your loss. But we can help you to honor the past, adapt to the present, and refine the future.
Five stages of grief
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross pioneered the theory of the five stages of grief which are:
These stages can serve as a general guideline, it’s important to remember that they are not always linear and that you may return to certain stages throughout your grieving process.
When grieving, it’s essential to be patient with yourself and understand that progress is not always straightforward.
FAQs About Grief Counseling in NYC
Reaching out to a professional can feel daunting. Here, we’ve answered some common questions about grief counseling in hopes of making the process feel more accessible. However, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly.
Therapy can help you to process the loss as well as work through the difficult and often complicated feelings surrounding your loss. This may also include helping you to better understand the wide range of reactions you may be experiencing. We can also help you move to a place where you are able to live a life that feels fulfilling and productive while honoring your loss.
A grief counselor will guide you through your grieving process. We offer support, a safe place to talk about your thoughts and feelings, help you work through your specific trauma, and help you find your ‘new normal’.
Aside from individual therapy, some people also find benefit from group therapy or informal support groups. There is no singular way to heal from loss, so it’s important to find what works best for you.
Grief counseling in NYC can give you the support you need during this difficult time.
If you feel stuck after experiencing loss, know that you’re not alone. Many people struggle to cope with grief, and it is possible to heal. Our team of grief therapists in NYC can support you in working through your feelings and learning new ways of coping.
We encourage you to reach out today for a free consultation. Together, we can help you find hope and meaning after loss.
The support and care you need to heal your pain and reconnect in your relationships.
OTHER THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED WITH ALIGNED SELF IN NYC
Our team of caring therapists is happy to offer a variety of mental health services to offer support for you and your family. We offer online therapy services in the NYC area and across the state. You can start your therapy journey alongside a trained grief therapist. Or, you can learn more about our other services, including relationship therapy, anxiety therapy, therapy for entrepreneurs, therapy for Black and Indigenous People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ Affirmative therapy. We would be honored to support you in learning new coping methods to help you cope with future grief symptoms. You can also read more by visiting our blog, FAQ, and our about page.
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