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Grief Counseling Resources

September 18, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

As all New Yorkers and American citizens face the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, they may find it helpful to speak with counselors who specialize in assisting people in dealing with grief. Here are some places to contact if you're looking to bring grief counselors to a meeting, to have them on call in your company's office, or just to refer a friend in need.

American Psychological Association operates a referral service for finding local psychologists. http://helping.apa.org.

The Compassionate Friends assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age, and provides information to help others be supportive. The group is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that typically works with bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. http://www.compassionatefriends.org.

Employee Assistance Professionals Association helps corporations find local counselors who can assist with employee counseling and mental health specialist referrals. http://www.eap-association.org.

New York City Department of Mental Health Services offers a referral service for groups and individuals seeking grief counseling. 212.995.5824.

Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute offers group and individual trauma therapy sessions at five locations operating throughout Manhattan. http://www.mindspirit.org.

St. Vincent's Health Crisis Center offers group sessions, which can include counseling, relaxation techniques, massage and acupuncture. 212.604.8220.

Willowgreen provides information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality. Founder James Miller is a writer, trainer, speaker, grief counselor and clergyman. http://www.willowgreen.com.

Compiled by Jill Musguire


Posted 09.18.01

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