No matter how many years pass, every New Yorker has a sharp feeling of loss at the reminder of the 9/11/2001.
Children, even the youngest ones, are affected and wounded by loss with the same profoundness and acuteness.
Time seems to help reduce those feelings, but frequently a word or picture triggers them and makes them resurface again; similar to how New Yorkers re-experience the trauma and loss of 9/11/2001, when they are unexpectedly reminded of those events.
Children also feel confused and scared due to their limited understanding of what is going on.
Often they cannot fully communicate their feelings which increases their confusion and loneliness.
Children re-live their losses year after year, every time on a new level and scale.
They can be helped to re-live their trauma with increased understanding and acceptance.
Whether your child is affected by a recent loss or still dwells on the trauma that occurred years ago, psychotherapy can help her accept what happened and cope with an extremely difficult and painful situation.