Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW

Phyllis Kosminsky

Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW

Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW, is a clinical social worker specializing in grief, loss, and trauma. Over the past 30 years, she has provided counselling and support to hundreds of bereaved individuals and families and has helped many more in grief support groups.

Dr. Kosminsky conducts trainings for mental health professionals nationally and internationally in the treatment of normal and complicated grief and is a regular presenter at national and international conferences. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters, and the book Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal. Her book with John R. Jordan, Attachment Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide to Foundations and Applications, was published by Routledge in February of 2016 and updated with a Second edition in 2024.

Phyllis Kosminsky is an adjunct Professor of Social Work at Fordham University and a past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. In 2014, she was admitted to membership in the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Financial Disclosures: Phyllis Kosminsky maintains a private practice, is on the staff of Family Centers, Greenwich, Connecticut, and is adjunct professor of social work at Fordham University, New York. She receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.