Have you lost someone important to you? Do you feel as if you can’t go on without them? Are you often sad, teary, lonely, or angry?
The experience of grief or loss is an inevitable part of life. You are not the only one who feels this way. Many people seek out psychotherapy or grief counseling to help them through difficult transitions or changes in their lives. You might feel sad, angry, frightened, confused, numb, or even guilty. The impact of your loss may have hit you immediately or have been a delayed response. The loss might dredge up old memories. Your experience of grief is unique. You might feel differently in different situations. You might want to be left alone with your grief, or you might crave human companionship. You are probably confused and upset, as are those around you. You may benefit from individual, couple, family counseling or grief counseling to help you through these times.
Do you feel particularly sad? Does the sadness seem to overwhelm your life? Depression is common among people like you who have lost a loved one, a home, a business, or who have a financial loss. If it seems like the sadness will never end, or if you can’t continue with your daily life as you did before, you might benefit from professional intervention, such as grief counseling, psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or psychiatric services.
Psychotherapy will help you evaluate and address the issues and feelings related to grief and loss. Psychotherapy can help you overcome the accompanying depression, disturbing feelings and dysfunctional symptoms, behavioral manifestations. Medication can also help you handle the symptoms of depression that interfere with social or occupational functioning, such as frequent tearfulness, insomnia, inability to concentrate, loss of appetite, social avoidance, and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Grief counseling is a term used to describe the process of counseling or psychotherapy when the primary focus is on loss. The grief counselor or psychotherapist who works with you engages in a therapeutic process which will return you to the level of functioning you had prior to your loss. If medication is needed, you would be referred to a psychiatric nurse practitioner or psychiatrist who you would meet with monthly.
For further information about psychotherapy, grief counseling, and medication management with a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner for grief or loss or to schedule an appointment, call our offices to speak to a therapist about your particular needs and concerns.
It is important for someone with an anxiety disorder to seek psychotherapy and/or medication as soon as possible from a licensed psychologist, clinical social worker, psychotherapist, counselor, psychiatric nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. In a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere, psychotherapy or counseling with a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist can help the individual gain awareness, achieve positive behavioral change, and improve overall functioning. Medication can be prescribed by a psychiatric nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. The sooner treatment is begun, the sooner the anxiety can go into remission.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, phobias, fears. constant worry, or generalized anxiety disorder, and you would like more information about treatment for anxiety, want to discuss your specific needs, or make an appointment, call our office today to speak to someone.
We have licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, counselors, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners, qualified and experienced in effectively treating anxiety disorders, and we can help suggest the therapist that best meets your needs. Our telephone number is 212-996-3939.