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 are also trained providers of a highly researched and effective sixteen week protocol to help persons suffering from Complicated Grief.
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 GROUP AND WORKSHOP INFORMATION FOR FALL 2015:
Hundreds of people over the years have participated in our groups and found solace and support in meeting with other mourners under the guidance of sensitive and experienced professionals.
- ADULTS MOURNING THE LOSS OF A PARENT - Beginning on 9/8/15 for eight weeks - 7:30-9 p.m. -
- ADULTS MOURNING THE LOSS OF A SIBLING - Beginning on 9/10/15 for eight weeks - 7:30-9 p.m.
NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW
R. Benyamin Cirlin, LCSW, Executive Director, recently spoke on the subjects of grief and trauma following the New York Theater Workshop's production of "The Events," an award winning drama dealing with an individual's attempt to make sense of a tragic loss.
NEW RADIO INTERVIEW
R. Benyamin Cirlin, LCSW, Executive Director, recently was interviewed by the Voice of America to discuss ongoing grief reactions following the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
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
- Resolve Complicated Grief
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
I 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
I 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 »
- Adults Mourning the Loss of a Parent - Beginning on 6/22/15 for eight weeks - 7:30-9 p.m.
- Call 212-874-4711 to register
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