Thank you for stopping by to read a little about me.
My name is Erika Nadeau and I’m a Certified Life Coach and Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist. My experience with grief and the path to the Grief Recovery Institute has not been straight or clear.
I lost my father when I was 24 years old. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the impact that loss had on me. I was devastated, incomplete, empty, angry, confused and lost. I spent the better part of two decades in an overwhelming state of feeling like a broken human being unable to “get over” losing the most important person in my life and making poor decisions in the process.
Twenty years after losing my dad, I suffered a knee injury while playing soccer. The loss of my health, functioning, friendships and identity in no longer being able to compete athletically compounded the feelings I was already living with. It wasn’t until a friend of mine brought to my attention that what I was feeling sounded a lot like grief.
Once I had a more concrete reason for what I was feeling other than “broken”, I began my research on how to help myself. I found the Grief Recovery Institute and signed up for a two-day workshop and I’m grateful that I did. Nothing I had tried prior to that had made a difference for me.
I have been able to experience life in a different way since completing that workshop. While I still think about my father on a daily basis and will miss him forever, I’m able to recall him in a way that doesn’t cause pain. Something I never thought would happen again. I also knew during those two days that this work was something I wanted to do. To support and guide people through a way to gain control over how they wanted to experience their lives. Two years later, I received my own certification.
It is my hope and sincere desire to impact people in a meaningful way and help them heal from the pain and burdens they carry.
Currently, I’m able to hold One on One and Group sessions via Zoom and in person sessions in Patchogue, New York and serving Eastern Suffolk County. I am also available for the Pet Loss Program and Helping Children With Loss Program.
Thanks again for reading.
I wish you courage and love on your journey to healing.
I would be honored to walk the path with you.
I got in contact with Erika shortly after the death of my father, I struggled to deal with the grief and I felt lost, I had no idea how to deal with the emotions inside of me. We started the program and Erika explained the program to me, she was compassionate, and empathetic. The assignments were challenging and even though there were times I felt as if I was not able to continue, she guided me through. I felt held and safe, I opened my life, my past and she guided me through the deepest and darkest places that I have never been able to open before. When I completed the program, I was so proud of the work I had done and grateful that I met Erika, she was the person who enabled me to understand the truth of what happened in the past and in turn take ownership and control of my future. I am experiencing changes in my ovel all energy, my emotional state and in my relationships. My life will never be the same and I am grateful that I participated in the GRM with Erika. Thank YouOne-on-One Online SupportParticipant in Online, online08/30/2023
Erika was constantly available between sessions, and in our sessions she was totally and completely focused, present, and a deep listener and thoughtful, empathetic guide.One-on-One Online SupportParticipant in online, zoom07/31/2023
Erika was understanding and patient throughout the entire process. She provide great insite and information to help you navigate through the process.One-on-One SupportParticipant in Patchogue, NY07/23/2023
Having the time and space to work through the trauma and grief. Knowing I was in a safe, non-judgments and confidential environment helped me get to the trauma, and deal with the stuck feelings that prevented me from moving on. I felt listened to and understoodSupport GroupsParticipant in Tamworth, Staffordshite04/17/2023
It enlightened me as to how to acknowledge and deal with my feelings in a healthy manner. It taught me to be a better listener.Support GroupsParticipant in Patchogue, New York03/26/2023
The program went deep and made me aware of several childhood issues I had carried all my life. It was a great journey of self development and to get in touch with some unaddressed emotions. I felt relief after the program and lighter.One-on-One Online SupportParticipant in online via, Zoom03/21/2023