I’ll never forget my experience on the morning of September 11th fourteen years ago.

I was just a few blocks away from the World Trade Center and watched the towers fall with a mixture of disbelief and sheer panic.

Since then, I have worked with many patients whose lives were devastatingly changed forever on that day.

But all of our lives were changed in some way, and putting traumatic life experiences like 9/11 behind you and beginning the healing process can be challenging.

If you’re struggling with this, check out my Psychology Today blog post on How to Put Painful Experiences Behind You here.

All of the brave heroes who lost their lives on 9/11 are in my thoughts and prayers today.

And I’m sending my love and hopes for healing to all of the survivors who are living with the devastating loss caused by this senseless event.


Photo credit: Thomas E. Franklin