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Contact me for: Psychotherapist and Grief Expert, Edy Nathan MA, LCSW, specializes in working with adults, couples and children. Edy also helps hospice organizations and their staff cope with grief, burnout and compassion fatigue.

She holds 3-5 day intensive Grief to Grace groups nationwide. She has been a Keynote Speaker and workshop leader for 9 years on the topic of Grief. She has spoken for “The Thanatological Society” on “Grief Speak: Creative Ways to Cope with Loss”. A leader in the field of grief she has spoken and led groups for “The Adoption Conference”. At Beth Israel Hospital, where she worked intensely with long term illness, HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse she was invited to speak at Grand Rounds about loss, speaking to patients about death and to staff on burnout in the work place.

Traveling to different parts of the country, she offers weekends and week long soul explorations that help people to deeply nurture and digest the wounding they carry within.

Edy Nathan, MA, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in the integration of psychotherapy and the world of spirituality. She holds a Masters from New York University and Fordham. She has post-graduate training from the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, The Gestalt Center and the Jungian Institute.

She is a certified EMDR practitioner, regression therapist and certified hypnotherapist.

In her expertise as a grief therapist she interweaves her formal training as a psychotherapist with her views on trauma, abuse, and death. She believes that everyone experiences grief throughout their lives. Grief is not just about the death of a loved one, but the losses we experience in life.

Having trained with renowned past life therapy regressionist, Brian Weiss MD and Shamanic Healer, Hank Wesselman PhD, the use of these mediums in helping people cope with their grief allows Edy a wide repertoire of tools that help people learn to live with their grief. She believes that you cannot talk about the process of death, whether it is the loss of a loved one or it is the loss of a limb or the loss of the life you once knew, without bringing in the souls work. It is an essential element in her practice that she offers her clients the chance to combine psychotherapy with a spiritual practice. She is dedicated to helping people cope with the fear and struggle that holds them back from their full potential.

For two seasons, Edy was the psychotherapist on the show, “Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal” on A & E TV. She worked with three amazing psychics, Chip Coffey, Chris Fleming and Kim Russo. Each one of these talented people offer different aspects to the world of spiritualism and psychic ability. You cannot talk about the psychic world without talking about death.

Expert Articles by Edy Nathan MA, LCSW

Children and Death

From helpless to helpful: Parents can assist their grieving kids
When you are grieving the loss of a loved one or a pet, it is difficult to cope with your personal grief, while also helping your children cope with theirs. Reach out to support systems, attend suppor...

Expert Articles Sponsored by Edy Nathan MA, LCSW

Coping with Death and Grief

Cope with grief in a culture that tends to not honor bereavement
Perhaps you’ve already noticed, the most important thing we need to do when we’re grieving is to love ourselves deeply. This is easier for some and not as easy for others. If we already know ourse...
Learn how to cope when a loved one commits suicide
I hope that this discussion of an admittedly difficult topic helps. Perhaps the best reaction to suicide is re-dedicating our lives to creating a better world in which those who are suffering so have ...
Use memories of the person you lost to help you grieve
There are many ways to use your memories to help yourself through the loss of a loved one. You can enjoy thinking about the happy memories, and you do not have to stay angry, sad, or have regrets. Goi...
Participating in a grief support group can benefit your well-being
Groups that are created to support and provide community for those dealing with grief make an important impact. There is one constant in the journey of someone who has lost a loved one: something big ...
Grieving is normal, but it's vital to do so in a healthy way
While grief is often described as a “process,” the truth is the process is never the same for anyone. Just as our interpersonal relationships with friends and family are different and ever-changin...
How to explain death and terminal illness to your loved ones
Knowing how to start this important conversation and what to say and what not to say can help ease your own fear and anxiety during this time. Odds are you are also grieving over this diagnosis or los...
How to respond to a friend when their loved one has passed
While you may feel awkward in knowing how to respond when a friend loses a loved one, this is a time when you can show your support and true friendship. Ignoring the death is the wrong reaction. Keep ...

Loss of a Child

Creatively coping with the loss of a baby is essential for healing
Losing a baby is one of the most difficult losses that anyone can experience. It is incredibly painful and life-transforming. However, it is important to know that you are not alone and that it is pos...
How can parents manage their grief after the death of a child?
Living after your child has died is difficult at best. The journey through grief is necessary, but there are no maps to get you through to the other side. Hopefully, these suggestions will help start ...
Healing after the loss of your child: Expert advice for parents
Parents who lose their children are survivors. Each parent will travel their own unique path through healing. It is a lonely and arduous journey of losing yourself, losing your child and losing your i...
Learn how to live after loss and cope with the death of a child
The death of a child is an earth-shattering, life-altering event that no parent ever wants to experience. The pain and devastation bereaved parents feel is often overwhelming. Nevertheless, bereaved p...

Death and Loss of a Dog

Keep your dog happy and comfortable in its last days
In summary, the most important things are for you to know what to look for in terms of Quality of Life for your pet and signs of pain and illness. This will be a key to your dog’s comfort and happin...
When is putting your dog to sleep the right thing for your dog?
Euthanasia is an uncomfortable subject. But, as loving dog parents, when our baby’s quality of life is no longer good, love suggests we let them go with ease. Including friends and family in the eve...
Advice for when you find a stray dog in your neighborhood
All in all, taking in a stray dog is a good deed, but it also comes with some expectations of responsibility and accountability. One needs to be patient, understand the constraints of their local anim...

Children and Death

Mourning can help children navigate grief, loss and crisis
Grieving is a very complicated and difficult process, especially for children. It is our wit and our wisdom that help our children, and us, through the passages of grief. It is in our grieving that we...
Helping children navigate loss after the death of a loved one
There is no life without loss. Helping children navigate death and loss is extremely important because they are beginning to assimilate new information, which can be painful. The role of parents is to...
What parents need to know when talking to children about death
Talking to your children will not be easy, but if you are honest and thoughtful, it will be one of the most meaningful conversations you will have with your child. Children grieve and when we give the...
Helping kids with autism spectrum disorder navigate bereavement
Bereavement is a universal loss. While many are resilient in the face of loss, individuals on the autism spectrum may not always be so resilient as their neurotypical counterparts. It is important to ...
Effectively communicating with your kids about illness and death
When we as parents must face the painful realities of death and illness, we must first understand our own emotions and manage them. Central to good parenting is the ability to be emotionally supportiv...
What's the best way for parents to help their kids deal with loss?
Do children grieve differently than adults? Ultimately, the answer is best summarized by the phrase, “monkey see, monkey do.” But it doesn’t start out that way. Children respond normally and nat...
From helpless to helpful: Parents can assist their grieving kids
When you are grieving the loss of a loved one or a pet, it is difficult to cope with your personal grief, while also helping your children cope with theirs. Reach out to support systems, attend suppor...
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