Susan Maroto, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
517 south Orange Street, media, Pennsylvania 19063
Grief and loss are a natural - though painful - part of life. It's normal to be sad and to grieve. Unfortunately, our fast paced society often wants us to medicate and move on more quickly than might really be healthy or good for us. I encourage people to have patience with themselves and the process of grief, and to allow themselves to fully feel their feelings so that they can truly heal. Paradoxically, allowing full expression of the sadness, anger, and other emotions often does allow a person to move forward more quickly. I also always assess carefully to make sure that "normal" sadness has not spiraled into a true clinical depression, and I encourage prompt treatment if it does.
Sam Romirowsky, Ph.D
20 West Third Street, Media, Pennsylvania 19063
There are many types of losses that can have a major impact on our functioning and lead to feelings of grief. Deaths, separation and divorce, loss of a job, health issues, a child moving away, are examples of normal life situations that can be very painful to deal with. In my work, I compassionately try to help you understand the meaning of the "loss", and support you in healing and moving forward.
David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
West Chester 19382
Working with a compassionate, kind and attuned therapist during times of grief and lost can make a significant difference. Focus can be on validating feelings, connecting with the happier memories (and reducing the traumatic memories) and acquiring coping skills. Overwhelming grief and loss is understandable and going through the grieving process with a professional who cares can be an important step.
Jay Jemail, Ph.D.
5829 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Grieving and loss is part of life. While we all share aspects of this life event, it is an individual experience and needs to be addressed with care and respect. It is an opportunity for individual growth and it can have an impact on our relationships to others including siblings and spouses as well as many aspects of our life including the spiritual dimension of our being and our questioning of the meaning of life. Sometimes it is useful to work with narrative, memories and dreams. There is not one way to feel, to act or to be as one grieves. It just is.
Sandra Wiley, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
30 South Valley Road, (Suite 211), Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Grief and loss is unavoidable reality for most people at some point during their lives and by gaining a better understanding of the stages of grief and how to cope, true healing can begin. Grief and loss happen not only when a loved one dies but often take place during times of transition and change, ( like getting a divorce, moving to a new area or losing a job). Together we can find a way to make life have meaning and purpose again.
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
171 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
When we loose a loved one the world can be a dark place, and the outside world with good intentions tries to help us 'to let go' or 'to move on' much faster than we can and than we want to. I believe that grieving is not so much about letting go as it is about 'holding on'. Grieving is about having time to anchor that loved one in our hearts so deep until we can trust mto never loose that loving connection. The more we trust that connection to be there forever, the more we can indeed move on and allow ourselves to have a life again including joy and laughter without feeling like we leave somebody behind. Grief Therapy is about remembering, honoring, and telling stories of connection.