Delaware’s Grief Therapy Experts

There’s no right way to process grief and trauma. We’re here to help you untangle your thoughts.

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Grief can feel like a long, dark tunnel.

Grief is a natural process that affects every aspect of our wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Symptoms can include everything from shock and disbelief to sadness and emptiness, guilt and regret, anger and blame, fear and anxiety, and more. Perhaps you’re feeling everything at once and struggling to make sense of what’s going on.

All of us will experience loss at some point in our lives. It might be because of the death of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a financial loss, a crossroads in life, or a multitude of other reasons. Our qualified therapists specialize in helping people process grief. We want you to know that you don’t have to work through this alone.

Grief and trauma therapy can help you in many ways:

  • Rediscover your self-confidence.
  • Find resolution when it comes to loss.
  • Learn how to start rebuilding your life.
  • Learn to better understand your grief.
  • Develop skills to process your emotions.
  • Manage anger, fear, sadness, and more.
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We can help you work through prolonged grief.

Prolonged grief is also known as complicated grief. It’s an ongoing state of mourning that prevents you from healing, no matter how much time passes. This type of pain is different to normal bereavement or depression because it’s essentially a period of extended suffering.  It can be very challenging to integrate a loss into your life’s story, especially when it feels very “stuck.” In this case, we strongly recommend contacting us for professional help.

There are many different ways to treat prolonged grief including narrative therapy, prolonged grief therapy, mindfulness, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), internal family systems, art therapy, group therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Prolonged grief therapy is based on attachment theory, which suggests that humans are wired to form and maintain close relationships. Most people feel acute grief for a time before acknowledging the loss, resolving trauma, and stabilizing emotions. Some, however, get stuck in the acute grief phase. It’s common to feel self-blame, adopt unhealthy behaviors, become overwhelmed with intensely painful emotions, and continually struggle to accept your loss.

If this sounds familiar, there’s probably a reason you’re responding to grief in this way. Our experienced therapists can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself so you can learn why you feel the way you do. Our goal is to help you heal and move forward in your life in a meaningful way.

Grief is a normal process, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re feeling stuck, we’ll find the right therapeutic approach to help you move forward.

We’re here when you’re ready to start healing.

The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy was established specifically to help people struggling to come to terms with a loss. Our founder, Dr. Christina Zampitella, is a psychologist who specializes in death and loss. She has been working in the field for almost 30 years. On top of that, she knows what it’s like to live with grief. She’s walked in your shoes and has come out the other side. 

All our therapists are here to help you gain insight into the process and make sense of your experience. We can help you if you’re looking for meaning, struggling to manage your feelings, recovering from trauma, and adjusting to live after your loss. We create a judgement-free space and tailor our services to your needs. Your treatment will be yours and yours alone.

The first step is the hardest. Don’t wait to get the help you need.

Your healing journey can start now.

Contact our team today to make your first appointment and start emerging into the light. We accept cash, check, and major credit cards. However, please note we do not currently accept insurance as a form of payment. This is because every person grieves differently and we don’t want to pathologize your experience. We provide personalized services to help you heal.

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