Grief Support

In addition to the bereavement services for the families we serve,  we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 

Crisis, Grief and Healing, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.


Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.

Grief and Loss   

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

Local Grief Resources

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Paula M. Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Ordained Interfaith Minister. She has been living and working on the eastern end of Long Island for over twenty-five years.

She is Certified in Thanatology through ADEC (The Association of Death Education and Counseling, Inc.

She coordinated the social work services at St. Charles Hospice program leading bereavement groups and providing individual and family counseling. She also worked with East End Hospice until going into private practice in 1997.

She trained with and completed Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's "Externalization" program called "Life, Loss & Transition".

Paula lectures and presents workshops in the fields of death, dying, loss and transition, including how to prepare for our final passages.

Paula can be contacted by email - or by phone (631) 283-6729

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Laraine Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice for the last 15 years in Southampton, NY. Time For Teens, Inc. is a not for profit organization that was primarily created to hold an annual four day bereavement retreat for teens. Ms. Gordon’s innovation has been to create an environment geared toward grieving adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19. While specializing in helping teens, she is also available to assist adults through the grieving process.

“Having a private practice working primarily with teenagers, it has become apparent that there is a strong need for this service on the East End of Long Island.”

In addition to this bereavement retreat, TFT will be holding acting and cabaret workshops throughout the year. 

Contact us Time For Teens, Inc.
c/o Laraine Gordon P.O. Box 552 Southampton NY 11969
(631) 338-7258
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