Resources for Grief Counseling

The following list of support persons is taken from the Grief Resource Book created by the Grief Support Workgroup, a subcommittee of Madison’s Committee on Children and Youth.

Those listed below are resources to do short and longer term grief support work.
  • Suellen Aptman, LCSW
    Phone: 203-453-0210, ext. 1
  • Michael Barrios, Ph.D
    Phone: 203-453-3456, ext. 3
  • Taffy Bowes, MA, MAR, LPC
    Madison Youth and Family Services
    Phone: 203-245-5657
  • Coastal Counseling Associates, LLC
    149 Durham Road
    Suite 31
    Madison, CT 06443
    Phone: 203-245-1956
  • Scott Cochran, LCSW
    Madison Youth and Family Services
    Phone: 203-245-5688
  • Rev. Monsignor John P. Conte
    St. Margaret Church
    Phone: 203-245-9067
  • Linda Conti, Ph.D
    Phone: 203-245-0064
  • Erin Corbett, MSW
    Madison Youth and Family Services
    Phone: 203-245-5645
  • Arthur H. Criddle, M. Div.
    Phone: 203-245-0663
  • Mary Beth Golja, LMFT
    Phone: 203-245-3317
  • Thomas R. Grant, LCSW
    Phone: 203-245-0064
  • Melissa Hartmann LCSW Cell Phone: 203-676-4731
  • Rev J.F. Keough
    St. Margaret Church
    Phone: 203-245-7301
  • Abby L. Lipshutz, Psy.D
    Phone: 203-779-5490
  • Renee A. McIntyre, LCSW
    Phone: 203-245-0289
  • David Melillo, MS, LPC
    Madison Youth and Family Services
    Phone: 203-245-5649
  • John Murphy, LCSW
    Phone: 203-318-8256
  • Norcott Pemberton, LCSW
    Phone: 203-245-2029
  • Lisa Silberstein, Ph.D
    Phone: 453-3456, ext. 4
  • Rev. Linda Smith-Criddle Ph.D
    For a limited # of Sessions
    Phone: 203-245-0663
  • Sara Snyder, MSW
    Phone: 860-767-2266
  • Rev. Jeffrey White
    Phone: 203-421-4887
Reading Resources
  • The Dougy Center. Helping Children Cope with Death. Portland OR: The Dougy Center for Grieving Children, 1999.
  • Emswiler, Mary Ann and James P. Guiding Your Child Through Grief. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.
  • Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. New York: Simon & Schuster Fireside, 2000.
  • Rathkey, Julia Wilcox. What Children Need When They Grieve. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.
  • Schweibert, Pat and Chuck DeKlyen. Tear Soup. Portland, Oregon: Dynagraphics 2005. (Information about this book is available at Grief Watch.)