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UNCOVER RESILIENCE

when facing core level

losses and disappointments

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RECOVER HOPE

when key life dreams have shattered

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CULTIVATE MEANING

when old answers no longer resonate

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EMBRACE RENEWAL

through the discovery of new possibilities

The loss of a loved one often leads the bereaved person into a new, strange and disturbing land. Familiar coping strategies fail to provide relief and a sense of well-being. Our bereavement groups and individual counseling will help you to navigate this new territory.


We can help you to:

  • Discover resources for managing pain
  • Recover lasting legacies
  • Explore avenues for life affirmation

Individuals & couples enter therapy when routine patterns of living fail to engender satisfaction. Sadness, anxiety, anger & poor communication undermine growth & joy. Our psychotherapy sessions will help you reclaim a confident self & a fulfilling relationship.


We can help you to:

  • Understand blocks to optimal functioning
  • Strengthen problem solving abilities
  • Rebuild trust and intimacy

Talk therapy frequently leads to change but sometimes it is not enough. Individuals remain stuck and immobilized in spite of insight into problems. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy technique that can help you resolve symptoms of trauma, loss, stress and under-performance.


With EMDR We can help you to:

  • Decrease painful reminders of traumatic events
  • Overcome expressions of complicated grief
  • Increase present centered living

Most people expect the workplace to be free of trauma. When a co-worker dies, employees are often shocked, dismayed and saddened by a loss in the “workplace family.” Our clinicians will come to your work-site to support and educate managers and workers.


We can help you to:

  • Arrange on-site group and individual counseling
  • Help your staff understand responses to loss
  • Develop workplace coping strategies

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."

- Viktor E. Frankl

Welcome

The Center for Loss and Renewal is a leading New York City psychotherapy and consultation group dedicated to the practice of life transition therapy. In a setting of warmth and acceptance we focus our energies on helping individuals to discover resilience, hope, meaning and coping strategies in the presence of loss, trauma, work and relationship problems. Over the last twenty five years hundreds of clients have utilized our services for grief counseling, bereavement groups, individual psychotherapy for low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, couples counseling, EMDR, and grief in the workplace crisis debriefing. We invite you to call today to embark on your journey of change.

Please call today to (212) 874-4711 to schedule an individual or marital therapy consultation or to inquire about a bereavement group or professional presentation.

NEW GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS BEGINNING IN DECEMBER:

  • Adults Mourning the Loss of a  Parent
  • Spousal and Partner  Loss
  • Workshops on Sibling Loss and Coping with the Holidays

How Can We Help

The loss of a loved one often leads the bereaved person into a new, strange and disturbing land. Familiar coping strategies fail to provide relief and a sense of well-being. Our bereavement groups and individual counseling will help you to navigate this new territory.


We can help you to:

  • Discover resources for managing pain
  • Recover lasting legacies
  • Explore avenues for life affirmation

Individuals & couples enter therapy when routine patterns of living fail to engender satisfaction. Sadness, anxiety, anger & poor communication undermine growth & joy. Our psychotherapy sessions will help you reclaim a confident self & a fulfilling relationship.


We can help you to:

  • Understand blocks to optimal functioning
  • Strengthen problem solving abilities
  • Rebuild trust and intimacy

Talk therapy frequently leads to change but sometimes it is not enough. Individuals remain stuck and immobilized in spite of insight into problems. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy technique that can help you resolve symptoms of trauma, loss, stress and under-performance.


With EMDR We can help you to:

  • Decrease painful reminders of traumatic events
  • Overcome expressions of complicated grief
  • Increase present centered living

Most people expect the workplace to be free of trauma. When a co-worker dies, employees are often shocked, dismayed and saddened by a loss in the “workplace family.” Our clinicians will come to your work-site to support and educate managers and workers.


We can help you to:

  • Arrange on-site group and individual counseling
  • Help your staff understand responses to loss
  • Develop workplace coping strategies

Meet Our Staff

Miriam Benhaim, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Miriam Benhaim, Ph.D., Clinical DirectorI have been a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years, and I continue to be enriched, challenged and personally deepened by my work with individuals and couples. My therapeutic style is to be active, engaged and empathic. I explore the past, ask questions about the present, and collaborate with my clients to brainstorm solutions for the future as I work to help people find meaning and purpose in their lives. Read More »


R. Benyamin Cirlin, C.S.W., Executive Director
R. Benyamin Cirlin, C.S.W., Executive DirectorI have been practicing psychotherapy for thirty four years and it continues to be an honor to enter the lives of the people who seek out my help. I have worked with hundreds of clients on issues relating to loss, trauma, depression and general life difficulties. My approach is to work with the whole person and be collaborative, supportive and empathic. Humans are complex and my experience teaches me that one size does not fit all. Therefore I use techniques from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Schema Therapy, Gestalt and EMDR. Read More »

GROUPS

Adult Children Coping with the Loss of a Parent

  • Days: Mondays, 12/1/14 – 2/2/15
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • (No groups on 12/22 and 12/29)
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register

Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Partner - For Widows and Widowers UNDER AGE 55

  • Days: Thursdays, 12/4/14 – 2/5/15
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • (No groups on 12/25 and 1/1)
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register

WORKSHOPS

Coping with the Loss of an Adult Sibling

  • Day: Wednesday, 12/3/14
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register
  • The death of an adult brother or sister can be devastating, and often this loss receives little attention or support. Many  bereaved siblings suffer in silence. This workshop will focus on the unique aspects of sibling loss, and will offer an opportunity for  sharing, reflection, and the development of  coping strategies.

Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season

  • Day: Wednesday, 12/17/14
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register
  • Many bereaved individuals experience the holiday season as a difficult and dreaded time period.  Expectations about joy and merriment often do not reflect the inner life of the grieving person.  This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to reflect, share and receive support about  this predicament and to learn strategies for effective coping and self care at this time of the year.


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Meet Our Staff

Miriam Benhaim, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Miriam Benhaim, Ph.D., Clinical DirectorI have been a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years, and I continue to be enriched, challenged and personally deepened by my work with individuals and couples. My therapeutic style is to be active, engaged and empathic. I explore the past, ask questions about the present, and collaborate with my clients to brainstorm solutions for the future as I work to help people find meaning and purpose in their lives. Read More »


R. Benyamin Cirlin, C.S.W., Executive Director
R. Benyamin Cirlin, C.S.W., Executive DirectorI have been practicing psychotherapy for thirty four years and it continues to be an honor to enter the lives of the people who seek out my help. I have worked with hundreds of clients on issues relating to loss, trauma, depression and general life difficulties. My approach is to work with the whole person and be collaborative, supportive and empathic. Humans are complex and my experience teaches me that one size does not fit all. Therefore I use techniques from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Schema Therapy, Gestalt and EMDR. Read More »

Groups and Workshops

GROUPS

Adult Children Coping with the Loss of a Parent

  • Days: Mondays, 12/1/14 – 2/2/15
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • (No groups on 12/22 and 12/29)
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register

Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Partner - For Widows and Widowers UNDER AGE 55

  • Days: Thursdays, 12/4/14 – 2/5/15
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • (No groups on 12/25 and 1/1)
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register

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Workshops

Coping with the Loss of an Adult Sibling

  • Day: Wednesday, 12/3/14
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register
  • The death of an adult brother or sister can be devastating, and often this loss receives little attention or support. Many  bereaved siblings suffer in silence. This workshop will focus on the unique aspects of sibling loss, and will offer an opportunity for  sharing, reflection, and the development of  coping strategies.

Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season

  • Day: Wednesday, 12/17/14
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Call 212-874-4711 to register
  • Many bereaved individuals experience the holiday season as a difficult and dreaded time period.  Expectations about joy and merriment often do not reflect the inner life of the grieving person.  This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to reflect, share and receive support about  this predicament and to learn strategies for effective coping and self care at this time of the year.

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New Year's began with high hopes: the hour had finally arrived for me to get into good physical shape. My fifteen minute daily routine of stretching ...

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Contact Details

168 West 86th Street
Suite 1D
New York, NY 10024

212-874-4711

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