Grief is a process. A process that is often overwhelming and confusing, but it’s also one that you don’t have to go through alone.
If you are suffering from grief or loss, it is important to know that there are support options available. A grief therapist can help you navigate your feelings, understand what you’re going through, and support you as you grieve. Whether you’re experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one, job, relationship, or one’s health, we are here with you every step of the way.
How Grief Affects The Brain
When we lose something very important to us – a person, a relationship, an opportunity, or circumstance, it can have a major impact on our brain. We share this to reassure you that, whatever you are feeling, there is nothing wrong with you.
When you’re grieving, your brain responds to the loss as a danger or threat to survival, which can engage your fight or flight response. In actuality, grief is a normal protective response to a trauma or stressor. The grieving brain can lead to physical changes in the brain like a reduction in nerve growth and memory, and an increase in fear or anxiety.
The good news is that these changes do not need to be permanent. Working with a grief counsellor is an effective way to process your grief in a compassionate and safe setting, and work to rebuild positive pathways in the brain. No matter where you are at with your healing process, we can help.
Benefits of Grief Counselling
Grief is unlike any other challenge faced in life and can leave you feeling alone, angry, guilty, anxious, exhausted, and depressed. And while nothing can bring a loved one back or stop the pain experienced by a loss, we can support and guide you while you move through the healing process.
Grief counselling can help to:
- Reduce your sense of isolation
- Help you deal with overwhelming emotions
- Help you to understand how best to cope with your loss
- Provide time and space to focus on your own healing journey
- Understand the common stages of grief
What You Can Expect From Loss Counselling
Since loss can come in many different forms, and every unique situation is different, counselling can look different for everyone. Your grief may be stemming from a death-related loss or the loss of something important in your life, like a relationship, opportunity, or the health of yourself or a loved one. Regardless of the reason for your grief, working with a counsellor can provide a safe space to navigate your grief and loss, express your feelings, and work to heal the wounds left by the loss. This can be done through multiple psychotherapy methods, and we invite you to view our therapists’ page to read more about the unique education and clinical experience of our therapists. If you’d like guidance on which therapist may be the best fit for your situation, please reach out directly to our team.
How To Get Started With Grief Therapy
We are here to help you through this difficult time. Please send us a message and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can. You can also book an appointment or consultation online. We offer appointments at times that best fit your schedule and can meet with you virtually from Monday to Sunday between 9 AM to 9 PM.
For more information about our hourly rates for grief counselling, insurance coverage, and eligibility for discounted rates, please visit our appointments page.
Online Grief Counselling in Ontario
We are happy to offer in-person therapy for grief and loss at our offices in Toronton or London, ON. However, if you’re interested in seeing our experienced therapists from another location within Ontario, we can happily work with you via virtual therapy.
Virtual therapy is an effective option for those looking to see a therapist with a particular education or clinical background, or for those who are having a difficult time leaving the house. Virtual grief therapy is an easy way to seek the support you need, from the comfort of your own home.
You Will Get Through This, And We’re Here To Help
Grief is debilitating, but we’re here to help. If you’re ready to book your first appointment, please send us a direct message and our team will get back to you promptly with the next steps.