Heartbreak is a term used to describe crushing grief, anguish, and distress, often due to the pains and strains of love or a romantic relationship. Heartbreak therapy can help with these issues.
The experience of heartbreak can be so intense that some scientists suggest it feels the same as physical pain. In one study, people showed similar brain activity when they viewed a photo of a former love and when they felt extreme heat on their arm.

Heartbreak Therapy – Heartbreak Really Can Hurt the Human Heart.


Losing a partner—through a break-up or death—at any point in the relationship can be a traumatizing experience. This is why heartbreak therapy and breakup therapy are so important.

Heartbreak is associated with increased blood pressure and heart rate, which can raise cardiovascular risk. There are studies that show that individuals who recently lost their partner found the stress involved with mourning increased the risk of dying from a heart attack by 20 to 35 percent. Going to therapy after a breakup or loss can help reduce these issues.

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We Seek and Require Love

Most of us begin our life being attached and bonded with our parents—who for the most part provided love and security—helping is feel that the world is a safe enough place.

Our romantic partnerships are a continuation of the attachment we experienced with our parents or caretakers. And even when children don’t receive this kind of nurturing, they may begin to believe they can find it in their significant other.

Ideally, our partners show us love in a way that helps us feel cared for, supported and safe.  Whenever we begin a relationship, we hold hope that we might find a safe space in our partner—that we can find a place that feels like home.

No matter the stage or the context surrounding a heartbreak, a loss of a relationship can feel devastating. For some, heartbreak therapy is necessary to heal.

Heartbreak Therapy At CRIW – A Safe Space

Whether you’re going through a breakup or grieving the loss of a loved one, honesty, compassion, support, and self-care can go a long way toward easing the pain. 

Heartbreak therapy at CRIW is a warm and safe place to explore your inner self and spirituality after heartbreak. Our clinicians come from diverse backgrounds and are always focused on inclusivity, openness, and your spirituality.  

Heartbreak therapy gives you a space to re-visit layers and parts of the relationship you might not have understood and heal patterns in your relationship with love and intimacy while feeling seen and heard in the way you need to heal.

There’s no need to suffer alone. Contact us to see how heartbreak therapy at CRIW can help.

"The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it..."
— Nicholas Sparks

Heal the way that honors you & your heart