Neil Beresin (He/him)

M.Ed. and Interfaith Chaplain

I am a counselor & interfaith chaplain who specializes in helping individuals navigate the unstable & disorienting waters of grief and loss.

Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are often experiencing overwhelming heartache: on the tailwinds of divorce, the death of someone dear, or, from some other life-altering struggle. It's not uncommon that they: feel overwhelmed or unsettled; feel trapped or compressed; wish their life could feel more manageable; are exhausted by their emotions; wonder if their intense sadness is normal; want the pain to go away; want to find more emotional balance and suffer less; want a safe place to grieve.

My Background and Approach

I provide deep listening and reverent attentiveness, helping clients reflect on and shape their loss in a safe, sacred, and peaceful space. I meet individuals where they are and focus on helping them increase their ability to cope with what are often extraordinary circumstances. It may include assisting individuals to connect or reconnect to ideas, practices, people, and principles that matter most to them. Compassion for self, ways to understand and process loss, and strategies for reparation and redemption are often part of the process. My focus is on the person and their narrative, and the work is based on humanistic, experiential and mindfulness principles. This includes carefully attending to emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and memories as the path to connecting an individual’s full response—mind, body, spirit, emotion—to experience, and bringing them to a fuller understanding and integration.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

There is plenty of evidence that unexplored sorrow is harmful to our body, spirit, and soul. It takes energy and intention to face this delicate & uncertain place. Stepping into this space is an opening to increased compassion, consolation, & resourcefulness. I have worked with individuals & families in hospitals, hospice, schools, & private practice. Multiple lenses frame my practice, including the work of theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel, Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön, psychologists Francis Weller & Murray Bowen, & the practice of mindfulness through poetry The first time we connect is a free 30-minute online or phone consultation. The goal is to give you some preliminary tools and insight, an understanding of my approach and communication style, and confidence in my ability to really help you. Also, it allows me to determine whether the two of us working together is a good fit. I want to feel assured that I can help you, and if not, I want to be able to refer you to someone who can.

I have experience with the following
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 125/session


610-742-6419 Email Neil
531 Westview Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

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