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Grief & Loss

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Everyone experiences loss at some point in life, whether it’s the death of a loved one or the end of a relationship. Grief is the reaction to loss. During the grieving process, you may experience an array of emotions. To help you understand these feelings, our team at Healthy Minds NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, in New York City provides therapy for grief and loss. The grieving process is different for everyone, but there’s nothing wrong with seeking help. Contact the team by requesting a consultation online today.

Grief and Loss Q & A

What is grief and loss?

Grief is the emotional reaction to loss. Almost everyone experiences some type of loss, such as the death of a loved one, loss of a relationship or job, or an unexpected move to a new area.

Reaction to loss differs from person to person. The grieving process usually occurs in stages and causes an array of emotions. 

The stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Longing
  • Acceptance

The stages of grief don’t occur in any specific order, nor does everyone experiencing loss go through each stage. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. But, some people find their feelings surrounding a loss confusing or hard to deal with. 

When should I seek help for grief and loss?

Everyone manages their grief and loss in their own way. Some people need to go through their stages of grief alone, while others feel comfort in sharing their feelings and loss with others. 

You should seek help from the experts at Healthy Minds NYC if you’re struggling with your loss and the emotions attached to your grief. You may also benefit from therapy if you’re using unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage your grief and loss, such as:

  • Avoiding your emotions
  • Using alcohol or drugs 
  • Keeping yourself overly busy to avoid the unpleasant feelings
  • Feeling resentment towards those who try to help
  • Struggling with grief from a previous loss

Our team includes a diverse group of therapists from an array of backgrounds and experiences. Our care coordinator at Healthy Minds NYC matches you with a therapist or team of therapists that best meets your personal needs. 

What can I expect during therapy for grief and loss?

Just like there’s no one way to grieve, there’s no one type of therapy to help you go through your stages of grief. 

Our skilled team at Healthy Minds NYC offers multiple evidence-based modalities to treat grief and loss. We create a tailored plan specific to your needs based on all the factors that affect your grieving process, including personality, culture, and experiences.

Therapy for grief and loss also helps you process your emotions and serves as a safe haven for you to express your feelings of guilt, anger, or regret without judgment.

To get help for your grief and loss, schedule an appointment with us through the online booking tool today.