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The Center for Loss & Renewal is a leading New York City psychotherapy and consultation group dedicated to the practice of life transition therapy. All of our therapeutic energies are focused on helping clients to discover resilience, hope, meaning and successful coping strategies in the presence of loss and pain.
When someone or something we love has been taken from us, as a result of death, illness or the end of a relationship, we often find ourselves alone and lost in a dark and foreboding world of change and radical transition. Old paths of meaning and stability are blocked, and the task of clearing new roads towards a satisfied life often seems next to impossible. Our clients often ask: when our lives have been based on the strength of our attachments to our loved ones and cherished life patterns, how is it possible to continue in the presence of loss and of severed attachments?
No easy answers exist to these questions, and often the way out of this emotional quagmire is not easily discernible. The Center for Loss and Renewal was founded in 1988 to help sojourners in this land of loss and transition face a lonely and painful journey towards a new and changed life. We do not guarantee answers for our clients. What we do guarantee is our willingness to accompany and be present for our clients in their personal struggles towards growth and reconciliation with the vast impact of loss on their lives.
All of our clinical services – whether it be individual bereavement counseling, group bereavement counseling, or individual and couple psychotherapy, are dedicated to helping our clients explore and understand the many roads and paths that are both open and closed to a person who is coping with a life changing loss or transition. We help our clients engage in this exploration in an atmosphere of support, respect, and deep awareness of individual strengths and differences in facing difficult life situations. Our goal throughout our work is to help our clients live lives of meaning and purpose.
While we have a special expertise in helping people through losses of all kinds, our psychotherapeutic work is not limited to clearly defined "grief" situations. All change involves elements of loss and letting go, and we apply our philosophy of life transition to a wide variety of human situations and problems, including anxiety, depression, work and career issues, parenting and family issues, and sexual and relationship problems.
We form new groups on an ongoing basis when we have an adequate number of registrants. We also provide individual counseling for all loss related and relationship issues. Please call 212-874-4711 to register or make further inquires.
A recent group participant writes: My overall experience with this group has been transformational. I know I would not be nearly as far along in understanding grief had it not been for this group. It's also been THE most supportive environment in which has tremendously helped the healing process…I love that the nature of this group focuses on both the "loss" and the "renewal"… I also liked the structure each session had. The group never felt like a dumping ground.
R. Benyamin Cirlin, LCSW will be presenting the Visiting Nurse Service of New York 7th Annual Cicely Saunders Lecture on “Varieties of the Grieving Experience” on June 21st at 3:30 p.m. at VNSNY Headquarters Auditorium at 107 East 70th Street (between Park and Lexington). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Children Coping with the Loss of a Parent
Mondays, 6/3/13 – 7/22/13
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.