Healing From Grief And Loss
“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” ~Rumi
What is grief?
Have you experienced loss in your life, whether it be a job, person, or a dream of the future? Is the loss making you feel stuck, forever dwelling in an empty void? Do your feelings of grief and sadness tend to constantly seep into your day?
You do not have to deal with this alone.
All of us will endure loss at some point in life. Feelings of grief occur when there is a shift in the norm, a loss of something once had. Grief is normal and even healthy – the hurt and sadness show us we have lost something dear. Our emotional reaction to loss becomes unhealthy when we become stuck and unable to move on in life long after the loss has occurred. The fallout of grief takes up a great deal of emotional and mental resources, leaving us without energy to fully engage with life. It’s like being in the water with a heavy chain around your ankle. Sometimes, the emotions do not feel overwhelming and the tide lets up enough for you to take a breath. Other times, it feels like all of your emotions are holding you under the water as the storm rages around you.
Do not allow your grief to pull you under. Find help today. At Opening the Doors Psychotherapy, I strive to help people like you feel free from the weight of their grief.
How do I know grief has become a problem in my life?
We all feel grief at some point, and the appearance of grief shows that we care about people, things and our passions, but if grief has taken over and feels overwhelming or limiting you in parts of your life, it may be time to get some help.
Some common reasons for grief include:
- Death of a loved one or friend
- Loss of a friendship
- Becoming an empty nester
- Loss of a pet
- A break-up
- The end of a career or job
- The end of a passion or dream
- A loss of religion or faith crisis
- Moving to a new city
What can I do about my grief?
Grief therapy can be a great way to process your grief as you talk with a caring professional and learn how to move forward in life. It can be difficult to recognize the effects of your grief, but a therapist can help you better understand what is making you feel so empty. Many people worry that moving past grief is a betrayal to the loss, as if the emotional hurt has become a memorial. Through grief therapy, you can learn to embrace your experience and find new meaning without feelings of remorse for the loss.
How I can help
If your grief has left you feeling empty or broken, I want to help you feel whole again. As a deeply empathic and warm therapist. I approach the intricacies of your grief by using psychodynamic talk therapy and coping techniques. This helps me to get to the root of the grief and what is most important to you. I believe grief therapy is a collaborative experience where you have the power to overcome your struggles as I help support you in navigating them.
I believe you have the power to make positive changes in your life, and I would be honored to help you along the way. My treatment is tailored to you, and my door is always open.
Take the Next Step
If you are interested in taking the next step, please contact me by clicking on my Contact tab or call me today. I look forward to opening those doors to a healthier and happier you! I work with people from all over New York City and the New Jersey area. My offices are located in Columbus Circle, Basking Ridge, and Flemington.
Schedule a free phone consult. I am eager to connect with you and make positive changes in your life!