Therapy for Those that Have Experienced Loss
In a sense, all loss is unexpected. Even in situations where the outcome is known, it is difficult for many to understand and cope with the feelings that are associated with loss. When we lose someone – or something – it is not uncommon to feel a deep emptiness as you mourn its absence.
Over time, the feeling for some may start to heal, but others find that the grief they experience is profound and that it would help to work with a specialist that can transition the person back to their day-to-day life. At Long Island Psychology, our experience with grief management and therapy allows us to support those that are struggling with loss. Contact us at (516) 732-0273 if you need help.
About Loss and Mourning
Grief is a natural response to loss. We often need time to cope with the idea of living in a world where something we once knew is no longer present. Grief is most common after losing a loved one, although it may also occur when losing something of importance unexpectedly, such as a job or a home.
The emotions of grief can vary and come in many forms. Some of the symptoms may include:
- Feelings of Depression
- Emotional Numbness/Anhedonia
- Anxiety or Fear
- Substance Use and Abuse
- Discomfort in the World as it is Now
While some people find that they are able to move on from grief on their own, others find that they need help processing the grief effectively. Getting extra support can be a useful way to help you take back control of your emotions, improve your quality of life, and help prevent some of the problems associated with grief, such as the development of anxiety and depression.
Our Treatment for Grief – Therapy with Long Island Psychology
Overcoming loss can be challenging, and it is natural to feel like you’re in this alone. At Long Island Psychology, we recognize that no one can return the person to you, but we can help you process the grief, honor the memories of the person lost, and move forward with renewed courage and optimism.
We have two offices on Long Island, one in Garden City and one in Rockville Centre. We also offer remote therapy for all of the state of New York, available to those that want to meet via phone or internet. Using different approaches to psychotherapy that are catered to your specific personality and needs, Long Island Psychology addresses grief to help you move forward, including:
- Dynamic Experiential Learning
- Positive Psychology, and More
The goal of therapy for grief is not to forget the past, but rather to adapt to this new way of life and be able to continue embracing the life you have and the good around you. We are able to create a judgment free space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings, and we are available to address the complex emotions that come from experiencing loss.
Start Processing Grief Today with Long Island Psychology
Long Island Psychology is available to provide you with support when you’ve suffered from a loss, no matter what stage of grieving you find yourself in or what emotions you’ve been challenged with. Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil are both experienced psychologists that are here to provide you with the support you need to cope with loss, understand its impact, and successfully move on to your future.
Contact us today to learn more about our psychotherapy and support services or to learn more about how we can help you process your loss.