Welcome to Life & Loss Mental Health Counseling. My name is Diane and I’m here to help with your grief and work through the pain of your loss. As an open-minded and flexible counselor, I’m happy to talk about absolutely anything that comes up for you during our sessions. I work best with those who are committed to personal growth and interested in doing the work necessary to deal with and learn from their pain. We will likely laugh and cry together; I will challenge and guide you as we work through your grieving process and life changes as they arise.
Grieving can be tough. Having experienced the depths of grief that accompanied the deaths of multiple members of my family in a short amount of time, I know how difficult it can be. The challenges associated with bringing our lives back into balance, making sense of the significant changes that happened as a result of loss, and understanding how best to navigate it all can feel nearly impossible to manage. I’m here to help and I’m certain that we will find ways for you to become more resilient and grow through the pain of your loss.
Loss comes in different shapes and sizes. It’s not always about the death of someone important in your life. Grief can also accompany the loss of a job, career, parenting role, marriage, friendship, health or physical ability. Whatever the source of your grief we will move through the experience together and find ways for you to heal.
About me and my background: I began counseling after spending 20+ years in training and organizational development, successfully leading large-scale organizations, facilitating change and transformation. I have been working with people who are grieving since 2008, first with hospice and now in private practice.
I have presented on the topic of grief and loss at the American Counseling Association National Conference in 2016 and am an adjunct professor at St. Johns University. My work has been featured in the documentary, The Secret Map of Surviving Loss, a film that tells the story of five individuals and their personal journey through loss.
In 2018 I founded The 20-20 Grief Project which focuses on interviewing people about their losses from more than 20 years ago and sharing their stories of grief. I am a counselor, educator, and advocate, and love to help people better understand grief and the grieving process.
Counseling may ease your suffering. My life-long ambition has been to help people at a time when they might be feeling vulnerable find ways to best navigate the life challenges they are facing. I will help you learn how to cope, identify ways to become more resilient and grow through the pain of loss.
I want to help you with your personal loss. Learn more. 212-204-6586
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