About Loss

Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW
Individual, Couples & Family Therapy
IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor
Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Posted by: Alex Robboy
CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.
267-324-9564

Loss Therapy in Philadelphia: 

Loss: Lost your job, your home, a loved one, a beloved pet? There are many forms of loss, and all are felt individually on a very personal level. Loss is being deprived of something or someone you once had a strong connection to. It can have a profound effect on your life. It can stop you from socializing, blind you to other interests, and take you emotionally away from those who love you. It can impact your job, your home, your finances, and your relationships. It is a real emotion that can run deep.

You may feel the loss physically and emotionally, like something is missing. Perhaps you begin to worry about others affected by the loss or feel an emptiness deep inside. You may begin to suffer physical symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal upset, anxiety, sleeplessness, or anorexia. Emotionally you may feel tired, lack the ability to care about what is going on around you, sleep too much or too little, over eat or under eat, and neglect yourself and those around you. These are all feelings and emotions you may experience in loss. It is important for you to recognize changes within yourself, identify your feelings, and most importantly, allow yourself to feel and begin to heal by helping yourself.

Try some of the exercises below to help you process your loss:

Processing Grief Through Writing Letters

Creating a Grief Collage

Using Music to Cope with Grief

The Power of Rituals When Grieving