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Victoria Assumma : Grief and Bereavement Counselor

Victoria Assumma

Grief and Bereavement Counselor

Ms. Assumma is a highly skilled clinical social worker. Her experience in bereavement and grief counseling started in 1980’s as a coordinator facilitating groups and providing individual and family therapy to address transition and loss. She has over 20 years’ experience in Hospice and Palliative care and holds certificates in Grief; Trauma, Children & Loss, Affirmative Psychology, and Mindfulness, and is a certified Anxiety Treatment Professional and Oncology Social Worker. Her private practice focuses on Life Transitions and Challenges. She promotes understanding, acceptance, and healing in the midst of pain and loss and believes in the strength, and resilience of the individual to cope and honor loved ones.

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We are here to help

Thank you for calling Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services. The following information will answer some of your immediate questions regarding what will happen when death occurs and the next steps to be taken.

If a death has occurred, please call us to set an appointment 914-949-0566.

We understand this is a difficult time for you and want you to know we will help you in the days ahead as you honor your loved one.

Ballard-Durand is a Selected Independent Funeral Home

What this means to you.

Independent funeral homes that are members of this trade association are here to help you before, during and after your time of need.

  • They are invited into membership only after meeting rigorous selection criteria.
  • They are carefully screened for their commitment to quality, range of consumer choices, affordability and high standards.
  • They are privately owned, meaning that your needs come first.
  • They view their reputation as their most valuable asset.
  • They must demonstrate ongoing high standards based on feedback from the families and individuals they serve.

Customer Review

Joe C.

Elmsford, NY

October 23, 2019

Matt couldn't have done a better job in all respects. From his consultation, to the wake and funeral services, his attention to detail, organization and staff was exceptional. Matt treated us as family and made what was a very difficult time for our family, a consoling and comforting experience! Thank you for all you've done!

Trusted by Families for Generations

“It wasn’t your typical, ‘sorry for your loss’, it was personal. The job Ballard-Durand did was absolutely beautiful. I will never forget Matthew, or the team who works with him.” – Mike Bizzoco

Customer Review

Bonnie O.

White Plains, NY

October 24, 2019

Matthew and the entire team at Ballard-Durand have been nothing short of superlative. I virtually never write reviews, but Matt and the team deserve one. They have gone over and above what anyone could possibly expect from a funeral home. Unfortunately, in my life, I have had to deal with tragedies. However, to date, this loss was my greatest. I could not have asked for any better services from anyone. They have my unconditionally, highest rating and I would recommend anyone, going through the tragedy of a loved one's death, to reach out to them.