CATEGORY: Grief, Sorrow, Loss and Mourning 67 articles

Grief Therapy and Loss Counseling in Philadelphia: If you have just suffered the loss of a loved one, it may seem that happiness is an emotion that is out of reach. Taking care of your own mental health during this difficult time may seem impossible, let alone caring for other loved ones. Read this section in order to identify ways to make this transition possible, and to learn about the many faces of grief. We have broken down the types of tips written on grief, sorrow, loss and mourning into the following four categories: * Children and loss * Overcoming loss and moving forward * Stages of grief * Types of loss, grief and sorrowMiscarriage and grief * Spousal grief (divorce or death) If after reading all of our self help tips, you find yourself wanting more support and you live in Center City Philadelphia or the surrounding regions, including the Main Line, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chestery County, Cherry Hill and Southern New Jersey area and want to schedule an appointment for grief counseling / grief therapy call (267) 324-9564.

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.


Mourning Your Affair Partner

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

Losing anyone you love is difficult. But losing an affair partner is difficult and complicated. This is because you may be excluded from normal mourning activities and rituals, and may…


Journaling Through Grief

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

When you’re grieving, you can feel very disoriented. On the outside, you may be faced with a million new tasks both immediate and long term. You may have to decide…


Final Words

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

I recently appeared on Dr. Oz to discuss the final words of the dying. This is an area of study that I have been passionate about for a long time…


The Six Rs

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

In the aftermath of babyloss, you may wonder where, in your grief, you should begin. Often, I encounter individuals experiencing grief who feel completely overwhelmed and are looking for a…


Complicated Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

"The amount that you grieve is equal to the amount that you love" - Unknown.

Grief is a universal, normal human process that we must all experience. I frequently encounter questions…


Continuing Bonds

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Believe it or not, there are many people out there who believe that grief is something that humans are meant to "resolve", and that good grieving is a process that…


Dual Process Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

You may be familiar with the stages of grief conceptualized by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, or the acronym DABDA. The model consists of stages that are cyclical, sometimes repetitive, and come in no…


Babyloss and Holidays

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Coping with Babyloss during the Holidays:  It's a magical time of year: snow may be beginning to fall, ornaments are hanging delicately from Christmas trees, and decorations appear across neighborhood lawns. Maybe…


Babyloss Grief: Couples

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

What happens to relationships after the loss of a pregnancy, and do men and women grieve differently? While this has been the focus of much academic literature, I would like…


Babyloss and Naming

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

What's in a Name? Deciding whether to Name the Baby You Lost

I've known, unfortunately, many women who lost babies during various stages of pregnancy. I've walked beside them as…


Sex After Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

The loss of a baby can bring about a challenging time in your life. Depending on the stage of your loss, your body may be reacting in a number of…


Symptoms of Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

We use the terms "grief" or "grieving" as if there is one standard definition, and that can be a problem to most grievers. Often, the words evoke feelings of sadness…


Postpartum 101 with a Rainbow

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Not every woman who has experienced babyloss wants to have another child, but many women do decide to try to conceive again. Though this path can be fraught with anxiety…


Babyloss Grieving Rituals

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

There are no adequate words to describe the pain of the loss of a child. When you lose a baby early in pregnancy, or due to termination or stillbirth, you…


Rubber Band Grieving

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

In Part One of this two-part series, I introduced you to two broad coping styles that I've noticed in adolescents facing the loss of a brother or sister. Since these…

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