Phyllis Kosminsky, LCSW,PhD
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About Phyllis

     PHYLLIS KOSMINSKY, PhD, FTis a clinical social worker specializing in grief, loss and trauma. She has a private practice in Westchester County, New York, and for the past twenty years has been on the clinical staff of The Center for Hope/Family Centers, in Darien, Connecticut, an agency devoted to helping people who are dealing with bereavement or life threatening illness. In 2008 Dr. Kosminsky was named a Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), in recognition of her contributions to teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of bereavement. 

     Dr. Kosminsky was trained in social work at Columbia University and received her PhD in social welfare from Brandeis University. She is trained in Eriksonian hypnosis and  EMDR, a clinically proven method for treating trauma. Dr. Kosminsky’s first book, Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal, was written to provide reassurance to readers, to identify the stumbling blocks to healthy grieving, and to guide them toward resolution of grief and reinvestment in living.

   Dr. Kosminsky has published on a range of topics related to grief and loss. She has conducted dozens of trainings for mental health professionals throughout the United States, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. 
Please check out my new book with John R. Jordan, now available on Amazon: Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician's Guide to Foundations and Applications (Routledge, 2016).