Grief Counseling In Manhattan, NY | Dr. Debra O'Shea

Aug 13, 2021

About Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc

Welcome to Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, a trusted mental health practice located in Manhattan, NY. We understand that dealing with grief and loss can be a challenging and overwhelming experience. Our compassionate and skilled counselor, Dr. Debra O'Shea, is here to offer support and guidance during this difficult time.

Understanding Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to the loss of a loved one, and it manifests differently in each individual. The grieving process can be complex and may include a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. It is important to remember that grief is a personal journey, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Signs and Symptoms of Grief

Grief affects us both emotionally and physically. Some common signs and symptoms of grief include:

  • Intense sadness and crying
  • Feelings of emptiness and loss
  • Sleep disturbances and fatigue
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Isolation and withdrawal from social activities
  • Physical ailments such as headaches or stomachaches
  • Anger and irritability
  • Thoughts of guilt or self-blame

How Grief Counseling Can Help

Grief counseling offers a safe and supportive space for individuals to process their emotions and navigate through the complexities of grief. Dr. Debra O'Shea specializes in grief counseling and has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced various types of loss.

Benefits of Grief Counseling

Grief counseling can provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Emotional support and understanding
  • Learning healthy coping mechanisms
  • Developing resilience and strength
  • Understanding the stages of grief
  • Exploring unresolved feelings and emotions
  • Managing anxiety and depression associated with grief
  • Connecting with others who have experienced similar losses
  • Creating a sense of meaning and purpose

About Dr. Debra O'Shea

Dr. Debra O'Shea is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in grief counseling. With her compassionate approach, she provides individualized care to help clients navigate their unique grief journeys. Dr. O'Shea believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can openly express their thoughts and emotions.

Our Approach to Grief Counseling

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we believe in a holistic approach to grief counseling. Our sessions incorporate evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Dr. Debra O'Shea emphasizes the importance of self-care, self-compassion, and self-exploration throughout the therapeutic process.

Our Services

We offer a range of services to support individuals coping with grief and loss, including:

  • Individual grief counseling
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Supportive workshops and educational resources
  • Medication management, if necessary
  • Referrals to other healthcare professionals, if needed

Contact Us

If you are in need of grief counseling in Manhattan, NY, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Debra O'Shea at Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc. Taking the first step towards healing is often the hardest, but we are here to provide the support and guidance you need. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation.

Note: While we strive to provide comprehensive grief counseling services, it is important to remember that individual results may vary. Grief is a unique experience, and the counseling process may differ for each person. Dr. Debra O'Shea will work collaboratively with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your needs and goals.