What is "Grief Support"?

Grief Support is a gentle way of assisting you as you mourn your loss(es). At Loss & Love you can move at your own pace and be supported in a holistic healing environment. My goal as a Grief Support Counselor is to listen with my heart, bear witness to your struggles, respect the disorder and confusion that can often come with loss, and walk alongside you on your grief journey. I am not here to fix, solve or mend; I am hear to listen, validate and support.

Will my health insurance cover my sessions?

Some health insurance plans will cover your sessions - it is dependant on your specific plan and insurance company. I can assist you in discovering what your current plan covers. Some insurance plans will only cover Registered Social Workers or Registered Psychologists which I am not. I advise you to check in with your insurance provider before booking a session if you are concerned about coverage. Greenshield, ARTA, Canada Life Insurance, and Blue Cross unfortunately do not cover the cost of a Grief Counsellor.

I haven't lost a loved one, is that okay?

Loss can look different for everyone. Pet loss, loss of a job, loss of an intimate relationship (death, divorce, separation, break up), loss of home (moving, fire, finances), loss of friendships, and loss of purpose and life direction...these are all life experiences that can bring on grief.

What can I expect during my first session?

It is normal to feel anxious or hesitant about attending your first grief support session. I want to ensure that you are feeling safe and comfortable when we meet. Our first session will ease you into the process and I will follow your lead as to what you are comfortable discussing. My goal is that when you leave, your grief is a little lighter than before and you have a few more tools and resources to help you on your grief journey.