COMPASSIONATE BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
Welcome to my bereavement counseling website. I am a psychotherapist and certified Alexander Technique teacher with extensive experience in bereavement and group counseling. I received my training at the Center for Character Analytic Studies and the Brooklyn Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and have been in private practice as a therapist for over 20 years. I have offered bereavement group counseling through the Metropolitan Hospice of Greater New York, New York Methodist Hospital, and the Jewish Center for Healing, as well as privately. My desire to work with both individuals and groups coping with grief has come from my own personal experiences of loss and from a long-held professional belief in the value of body-oriented therapeutic work and group environments for finding safe, effective ways to heal.
This site offers a wealth of valuable information on the grieving process, plus more about my practice and the bereavement groups I facilitate. I urge you to look through the material here, and to give me a call or send an e-mail if you are interested in joining a group or meeting with me privately, or if you have any questions at all. My office is conveniently located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and I am available for day and evening appointments.
The next Bereavement Group Series begins on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 to 8PM.
THESE WORKSHOPS ARE DESIGNED AS COMPLETE EXPERIENCES. TO SIGN UP FOR ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS, PLEASE CALL 718-788-4991 OR EMAIL YOUR NAME AND NUMBER TO JDORLESTER@GMAIL.COM.
Below is a guided meditation I have put together for anyone who would like to use it. It first helps you find a deeply relaxed and safe space, and then guides you through a connection to your loved one that has passed. Please feel free to use it and email me with any feedback! Background music is from Steven Halpern's "Chakra Suite"