Grief and loss are part of our human experience. However, we often make the false assumption as young people that we will not have to deal with these experiences and emotions until later in life.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
We can experience loss at any age: loss of a parental figure, mentor, family member, friend, or even a pet. While the experience of grief is challenging, it shows us that this person (or furry companion) had a deep impact on our lives.
Whatever loss you have experienced, you don’t need to navigate it alone. You deserve support in your grief to help you make sense of your feelings and learn how to live with this loss.
I provide grief counseling in Westchester, NY for young people like you. To learn more about how I can help, reach out today.
Grief can bring up tons of different emotions, or leave us completely numb. Wherever you’re at right now, I’m here to support you.
My name is Justine Carino. I’m a licensed therapist in Westchester County, NY and I help young people navigate grief, as well as other issues like anxiety and depression. I have a unique skill set for helping teenagers that have lost their parent. It is work that I have come across over the past few years and I feel deeply passionate about and rewarded by.
I recognize that talking to another person about your feelings can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, my interactive style will help you feel at ease even as we process through some really tough stuff. Remember, I’m here to help!
Think we might be a good fit? I encourage you to contact me today.
Grief is a natural human response to loss, but that doesn’t mean bereavement of a loved one isn’t an intense and at times desolate experience. Especially when you have lost a your mother or father during adolescence. While painful experiences are normal during this time, your emotions may feel trapped on a non-stop rollercoaster, with downs and deeper downs interspersed with periods of brief respite.
Loss is a very personal journey, with some finding it more difficult than others. While grieving for the same person can often foster compassion and connection among family and friends, it’s also common for the grieving to struggle with anger, conflict, a lack of understanding, or an inability to fully share your feelings with others. Grief and bereavement counseling offers a non judgmental and safe space for you to work through any issues you are unable to talk about with your other parent, siblings or grandparents.
I focus on helping teens learn to cope with their grieving experience. I can help you learn how to express what you are feeling and come to terms with the broad range of emotions involved in your grieving process, from those that you may expect — sadness, loneliness, exhaustion – to those that come as a surprise, such as relief, anger, and a sense of confusion.
Our work together can help you lessen the pain so you can function a little better in your post-loss life. I listen with empathy, discuss ways to deal with unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and teach you techniques to manage distress and enable you to move forward. If you’d like me to show you how, please contact me today for an appointment.