CATEGORY: Grief, Sorrow, Loss and Mourning 51 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.


Coping with Babyloss Grief and Mother's Day

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

Mother's day is just around the corner, and no doubt you've seen a growing number of ads on social media inviting families to "celebrate" the special mothers in their lives…


Is it OK to be Jealous of Pregnant Women?

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

If you've experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or ending a wanted pregnancy, then you might be familiar with the scenarios below.

You open Facebook to be greeted by pictures of your friend's…


Becoming Pregnant After Loss of Baby

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

Becoming Pregnant After the Loss of a Baby: It’s an unthinkable concept to most expectant parents, but, sadly, many have walked the anguished path of pregnancy loss. Whether your pregnancy ended…


Telling Family about Loss of Baby

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

Telling Family and Friends about the Loss of Your Baby:There is so much to look forward to during pregnancy: hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, watching your belly…


Coming back from Tragedy

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Coming back from Tragedy: Returning to normalcy after the massacre at Pulse Nightclub is hard.  After tragedy hits in the United States, one’s sense of security and what is normal gets…


Understanding Past Relationships

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Understanding past relationships: Getting back into dating and relationships can be a fun, but anxiety provoking time. Perhaps your dating experience hasn't been that great. Or your past relationships have been…


Getting Over Being Dumped

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Getting over being dumped: So you’ve just gone through being dumped and now you’re trying to refocus back to a state of normalcy, but reaching equilibrium seems nearly impossible. What’s a…


Not Being The First

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

            You found the perfect partner. You connect on so many different levels.  You really feel like they get you, and your family and friends all…


Infertility: It is Okay to Decline a Friend’s Baby Shower

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Another baby shower invite and you panic. Why does attending a baby shower always make you feel so bad about your own infertility? How can being happy for your friend’s…


Infertility: Asking For Your Needs

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you sick and tired of your family asking, “When are you going to have a baby?” They are completely oblivious to the months your have been trying to get…


What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Before you make your standard New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week, think about what you truly…


Attachment

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Have you ever wondered why some people have such a difficult time sustaining close, personal relationships while others seem to do so with relative ease?

How we manage the balance between…


Fibromyalgia and Mental Health

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Many people in Philadelphia are affected by fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness that causes widespread pain throughout the body, and often affects mental health. Depression and anxiety often accompany…


Grief Therapy

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Grief Therapy 

Grief therapy can be very useful and effective to help individuals cope with the emotions and stressors connected to a loss. Everyone responds to loss differently, http://www.therapyinphiladelphia.com/tips/the-5-stages-of-grief and depending…


Coping with a Miscarriage

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia: Speak to a counselor in Center City today 267 324 9564

Coping with a Miscarriage: Miscarriage is more common than most people realize, with about 1/3 of…


Coping with Grief

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.

Coping with Grief: every one of us will have to deal with loss at some time in our life.  Losses come in many forms both large and small, such as…


Creating a Grief Collage

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia: Creating a Collage to Cope with Grief

Dealing with a loss of a loved one is tough work.  Grieving involves a variety of different emotions such…


End of Relationship Anger

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Anger Management in Philadelphia: End of Relationship Anger!  Has your relationship or marriage ended and do you find yourself feeling really angry?  Anger is a very normal emotion to feel…


End of Relationship Anxiety

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia 267-324-9564

End of Relationship Anxiety: some people do not think about having anxiety feelings when a relationship ends.  Sadness and even depression is…


End of Relationship Depression

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

One of the first emotions people think about when a relationship ends is sadness.  A loss has occurred and most people expect to feel sad for a short period of…


Grieving the Loss of a Relationship

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

You may associate the idea of grieving with a death.  You may be thinking – a relationship or marriage is ending, but no one died.  Why do I feel so…


Keeping a Routine During the Grief Process

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Keeping a Routine During the Grief ProcessWhen we are feeling good, we take care of ourselves on a daily basis with little effort. However, when we experience a significant loss…


Letting Go of the Dream: Grieving the Loss of a Love

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.

The end of a marriage or a significant relationship is a huge loss.  When it is sudden it can be especially devastating.  One of the elements that make a loss…


Using Music to Cope With Grief

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Music Therapy & Grief Therapy in Philadelphia:

Using Music to Cope With Grief For some people, music is a very healthy, soothing, and comfortable way to express emotions. Whether…


When Does Grieving Becoming Problematic?

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia.  To schedule an appointment, call 267-324-9564

When Does Grieving Become Problematic? Whenever we experience a loss in our life, a grief process begins.  Grieving is our psyche’s…


Facebook and Breakups

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Facebook and Breakups

Have you recently broken up with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Do you find yourself checking your ex’s (X-boyfriend, X-girlfriend, X-wife, X-husband, X-lover, X-partner) Facebook page daily? Looking for clues through…


Letting Go of Expectations

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Opening Yourself Up to More by Letting Go of Expectations

Do you find yourself often disappointed when things don’t go your way? Do you find yourself constantly disappointed by friends…


The Power of Rituals When Grieving

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Center for Growth / Grief Therapy in Philadelphia

The power of rituals when grieving: How to Honor a Loved One’s Memory Whether you lost a loved one a few months ago…


Redirecting your Post-Wedding Day Blues

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Redirecting your post wedding day blues: Many newlyweds can recall the many bits of advice they received leading up to the wedding day, “Enjoy every moment, the day goes by in…


Identifying Your Boundaries

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.

Boundaries are “guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for him- or herself that are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him…


Automatic Negative Thoughts and Core Beliefs

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.

Automatic negative thoughts and core beliefs are the two main roots of anxiety and depression.  People who suffer from anxiety and depression, usually have a maladaptive thought process that…


Coping Through the Holidays

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia: Coping through the holidays - survival strategies for widows and widowers   It’s already that time of the year again, holiday commercials have been running for almost…


How to care for yourself after a breakup

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.

How To Care For Yourself After A Break-Up All relationship break-ups are difficult; whether you are the one who initiated the ending or the one who was left behind. …


Loss of someone you know

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia / Loss of Someone You Know: Death Dying & Loss

When you lose someone close, it can be a difficult and devastating experience. You might feel confused…


What Stage Of The Problem Are You In?

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.

What stage of the problem are you in? 

Pre-contemplation (what stage of the problem)

You do not believe that there is an actual problem. Thus, you are not ready to consider…


What is Play Therapy

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.

Play Therapy in Philadelphia : Play therapy is a structured approach to therapy that builds on the natural language of children, the language of play.  Therapists use various play materials to…


Grief and Bargaining

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.

Grief and Bargaining your loved one has faced or is facing a long illness. Of course you seek to avoid this pain. Why wouldn’t you? Who really wants look directly…


Working Towards Healing After a Loss

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia - Working Towards Healing After a Loss developing a plan of action

First and foremost, acknowledge your loss. Recognize that your life, your activities, your…


Spiritual Connection

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.

Spiritual Connection: one of the primary benefits of pursuing a spiritual path is the feeling of ‘connectedness’ that often follows as a result. Human beings are innately social creatures. We…


Spirituality As My Moral Compass

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.

Spirituality As My Moral Compass: morality is the set of standards by which we deem something, particularly conduct or behavior, good or bad. Morals, our personal principles in regard to…


Letting Go On Your Own Terms

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia - Personal honor rituals - Letting Go On Your Own Terms: losing someone you love is heartbreaking. Grieving is a challenge, grieving well is even harder…


Losing a Pet

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia: About Losing a Pet: pets are a part of the family.  They depend on their humans for companionship and basic needs, therefore creating a close bond…


Keeping a Spiritual Journal

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.

Keeping a Spiritual Journal Whether you’re just beginning your spiritual journey or have been on your current path for twenty years or more, keeping a spiritual journal is a wonderful…


Death of a Spouse

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.

Death of a Spouse: few events in life are as painful as the death of a spouse. Half of all married couples will experience this loss at some point in…


Denial

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.

Center for Growth / Grief Therapy in Philadelphia - Denial: the stage of denial, like all other stages of grieving, effects different people in different ways. Some people experience almost…


Handling Feelings of Anger After Loss

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia / Anger Management Therapy in Philadelphia: Handling Feelings of Anger After Loss

Anger after loss: It’s normal to be mad at the person who died. They left you…


The Cycle of Grief

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.

The Cycle of Grief: loss of any kind is a harrowing experience, particularly the loss experienced after the death of a loved one. The “hole” or “space” left behind after…


Processing Emotions

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Processing emotions: once you identify what you are feeling, try to find a way to process it. Below is a list of action oriented suggestions for how to do this.


All Kinds of Grief

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.

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia: All Kinds of Grief

Grief comes in many shapes and sizes. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the grieving process, and there…


About Loss

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.

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…


The 5 Stages of Grief

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.

Therapy in Philadelphia believes that there are 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These stages of grief comprise a lifetime process, and are not an end in themselves. Each…