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Grief Counseling in New York, NY

Grief and loss are a normal part of life. And while we mostly associate grief and loss with the death of a loved one, feelings of grief and loss can arise from any sort of change.

Feelings of profound sadness, grief, or loss may surface if there has been a divorce, end of a relationship, loss of a job, loss of housing, a or the death of a pet or loved one.

We all experience challenging situations throughout our lives. And with these experiences there is inevitable loss. Everyone handles loss differently. Some may move through it effortlessly. While others may take a little longer to process deep emotions and feelings. They may feel stuck and unable to move and they may turn to a professional for a little assistance.

Whatever your situation, and whatever kind of loss you’re experiencing and grieving, our psychotherapists are here to help. You’re in the right place.

Free phone consultation

We offer a free consultation prior to making an in-person appointment. Contact us to get started.

Expertise and Compassion

Our licensed clinical psychotherapists have the expertise and compassion to meet you where you are and help you achieve either the peace or closure you seek. We work with you to identify coping strategies so you can understand, process, and move through grief at a pace that is most suited to you and your unique situation.

When we think of grief or loss, we often think of the death of a loved one. But that isn’t always the case. Grief and loss are not emotions reserved exclusively for death.

Much has been written about grief and loss, but to put it simply, we can experience grief and loss whenever there is an interruption or loss of anything with which we had an attachment or a relationship.

This interruption or loss may be something of your own choosing (such as deciding to end a troubled relationship or resigning from an unsatisfactory job), or it can be something you didn’t choose (such as the death of a pet or a loved one, or the societal changes resulting from a global health pandemic.) These scenarios are all different but they can cause a person to experience varying levels of grief and loss.

Our therapists at Steady NYC work with people who have experienced many different forms of loss.

Grief and loss come in many forms and present differently in every human being. There are really expansive possibilities of both how grief shows up and why grief shows up.

Many people are familiar with the widely popularized 5 Stages of Grief, as identified by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler. They are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.

At Steady NYC, we recognize these five stages and we agree with the clinical foundations. However, we also know that not everyone progresses through these five stages at the same pace or even in the same order.

The grief journey is not a linear process. In fact, it may feel like you’re on a rollercoaster at times. Sometimes grief triggers are around every corner. Other times, you may slip into a space where grief isn’t so all-consuming. All of this is normal but can be extremely difficult to process.

You may have moved quickly through one stage or you may be lingering in one stage longer than others. Wherever you are on the grief journey is perfectly normal for you. Everyone’s grief journey is different and unique because everyone’s experience and pain of grief and loss is different and unique.

One of the most effective strategies for coping with the unpredictability of grief and loss is to connect with positive and supportive people in your community or in the important relationships in our life. In a culture that is often focused on reinforcing the notion of self-reliance, it may be difficult to reach out to others. But this connection with others, this nonjudgmental fellowship can make you feel less alone and can be an incredible gift during difficult life transitions.

We will support your grief journey by meeting you where you are. With no shame, no judgment, and no unrealistic expectations to move through the stages at a prescribed pace. Your grief journey is your own. We are here to help you move through it at a pace that lends itself to healing and peace.

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Whatever your situation, and whatever kind of loss you’re experiencing and grieving, we are here to help. You’re in the right place. Contact us today.

Grief & Loss Therapists

Free phone consultation

We offer a free consultation prior to making an in-person appointment.

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