Therapists Specializing in Loss, Grief, And Bereavement in New York

Loss is a natural, yet difficult and painful, part of life. In most cases, grief is the normal and healthy feeling of anguish you experience in reaction to an emotionally significant loss, such as the death of a loved one. While each person’s grief is different, it often involves symptoms of common mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. You may feel irritable or numb, blame yourself, and worry about your own future. You might also experience difficulty concentrating or sleeping and lose interest in activities that you previously enjoyed. The experience of loss may be an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean that grieving is easy. Symptoms of grief can vary in intensity and come and go – often when you least expect it.

There is no set timeframe or “normal” way to grieve; in fact, we all respond differently to loss. However, when feelings of grief remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, it’s important to seek help. While grief itself is not a mental illness, a diagnosis of a mental health condition (such as adjustment disorder, complicated grief, depression, or anxiety) may be warranted by your symptoms. If you find yourself struggling to cope following a loss, you could benefit from working with one of the following therapists with a specialization in grief. Many different therapy modalities can be helpful, enabling you to process your grief while also learning new ways to cope and build a meaningful life following a loss.

Find vetted therapists in New York who specialize in therapy for loss, grief, and bereavement below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Ira  Bindman

Ira Bindman

175 East 96th Street, New York, NY, 10128

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I offer a nonjudgemental, supportive therapeutic approach that respects your sense of self and helps you examine the challenges you’ve come to deal with and help you find solutions to those issues.


Carla M Lisio

Carla M Lisio

Online Sessions, NY

188 East Post Road, White Plains, NY, 10601

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

I love the work that I do. I have deep respect for my clients and the transformational process of therapy. If you are considering therapy, you are likely experiencing some level of distress. Don’t let that continue. Give me a call and let’s get started. I look forward to hearing from you.


Elizabeth  Baum

Elizabeth Baum

139 Fulton Street, New York, NY, 10038

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

My faith in the therapeutic process is founded in the belief that we each have the ability to access more of what can provide comfort and clarity in our lives. Intention, curiosity and a devotion to a greater happiness are the basic tools needed to kindle profound change. Experiencing 'stuck-ness,' repetitive negative patterns, self-doubt, loss and fear can make common obstacles seem insurmountable, and cloud the path to our hopes for the future. With a non-judgmental and alert presence, the vague often becomes lucid, and confusion can give way to acceptance and understanding—with ourselves and towards others.
My interest is in simplicity of being, and in cultivating what we do that is of service, while looking with a spirit of inquiry at whatʼs not working. What is the relationship of form to function in our lives, and how can we manifest a more purposeful design? It is my most sincere hope that I can aid in supporting a natural awareness that is the key to living a fulfilled expression of our own authenticity, integrity and joy.
I specialize in life transitions, relationships, loss, identity, sexuality, creativity, fear, anxiety, spirituality and existential isolation. My work is with couples and individuals, with the collaborative goal of helping you find more effective ways to be happy, and tapping your existing resources to weather the ever-shifting currents of life.


Melissa  Divaris Thompson

Melissa Divaris Thompson

29 West 36th Street, New York, NY, 10018

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

You may feel like you are functioning in life, but struggling underneath. With so much uncertainty in the world, you may be experiencing more anxiety, sadness, or overwhelm. Perhaps you are struggling in your intimate relationship, with your family or friends or by yourself. No matter your situation, talking to someone can be helpful to feel more grounded, clear, and less stressed.

In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, I help clients express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.


Matt  McKevitt

Matt McKevitt

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

It's never easy to find time for yourself. You have a busy schedule, deadlines to meet, you have responsibilities and errands to run. Sometimes you can convince yourself that you don't even need help, although deep down you desire change.

Are you feeling more anxious then usual, struggling with depression, or maybe having difficulty managing a change in your life? I created my virtual practice to help you, the overachiever in need that struggles to schedule time for themselves. Teletherapy allows flexibility and accessibility making it easier for you to set aside one hour a week dedicated to your mental health. During that hour I will provide a safe and validating therapeutic environment and we will work together as a team to help you reach your desired goals.


Brittany  Lynch

Brittany Lynch

171 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $225 per session

Life presents twists, turns, and a host of varying challenges and sometimes, it is just downright overwhelming. You are not alone- I'm here and I want to help you navigate issues and reach your untapped potential, whatever that looks like! I invite you to be your truest, most authentic self and that is where I will meet you. No preconceived notions, no judgement, but you can absolutely count on transparency and supportive challenging. I can't wait to start our work together!


Elissaveta  Iordanova

Elissaveta Iordanova

Online Sessions, NY

353 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 - $165 per session

If you are willing to empathically embrace your present life and ready to activate your physical, mental and creative self - you certainly can improve your emotional landscape and improve your well-being. I am here to assist you by providing a safe, supportive and mindful space for your journey of healing. Together, we will re-define your feelings, collaboratively nurture your self-awareness and esteem, establish some goals, and encourage new dreams. In this process of a meaningful, client-centered interaction, I believe you can establish a new relationship to self, awareness to others, and build skills to better manifest your ever-changing life. I wish to inspire those changes you might need in order to lead a thriving life.

The various activities during therapy sessions will address issues from a creative/expressive angle together with intellectual/thinking/talking perspective. This integrative approach using mindfulness, movement, imagery, art making, visualization and verbalization can develop from simple to more complex - "being in the experience" and embodied present moments. These processes are guided and structured by me, or completely self-directed as therapy progresses, and you are ready to do so. You ARE when you move, create and express.

My approach is based on my strong belief in each client’s potential and ability to move from, through and beyond personal traumas and emotional pain in a clear direction of present, and more meaningful life.

Joy, as a basic emotion, can be harvested daily, if you don’t give up on your becoming!


Rachel  Kleinman

Rachel Kleinman

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

I care deeply about my patients. After each session I reflect upon the patient's needs, including but not limited to care coordination with other health care providers. Your mental health is a direct reflection of your physical health and should be treated with the same reverence. This is why I apply my understanding of the interdisciplinary health care system to ensure all aspects of the patient's health are treated appropriately.

I am empathetic and a good listener, while also practical and a problem solver. My support and availability extends beyond the allotted session, and I go above and beyond to be there for my patients.

Whatever it is that you’re struggling with, I would encourage you to reach out. We can all use extra support, especially today during these unpredictable times. I would be happy to hear from you and see how I can help.


Rebecca  Hershberg

Rebecca Hershberg

330 West 58th Street, New York, NY, 10019

18 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 10522

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 - $325 per session

Young children can be as exasperating as they are adorable, and -- as a mom myself -- I know that loving your kid deeply doesn’t mean that you love every single part of your kid, every minute of every day. The truth is, every child is different, as is every mom and every dad; “one size fits all” just doesn’t apply to parenting. Whether we meet once, once a month, or once a week, I can help you wade through the books, blogs, and unsolicited playground advice to figure out the parenting style and strategies that work best for you, your child, and your family.


Nikki  Lutin

Nikki Lutin

16 School Street, Rye, NY, 10580

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Starting therapy can be difficult for a variety of reasons. I put a very strong emphasis on immediately making you feel supported and heard. I believe the most important part of therapy is the relationship you build with your therapist – I am here for you 100% and want you to enjoy your weekly time with me. I put a high priority on creating an energetic and safe place for my clients to explore the obstacles in their lives and create positive goals for their future.

My ultimate goal is to make you feel comfortable and to be able to explore and reflect upon your life - both the good and the bad. We will work together to build a strong rapport and ultimately work toward the goals that you set forth. I am honest, a straight shooter, optimistic, empathetic and have a good sense of humor.


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