Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Counselling in Toronto

Losing someone you love, going through a difficult breakup, or dealing with an unsettling life change can leave you struggling with many complicated feelings.

These feelings, including sadness, anger, and emptiness, are all part of grief. 

Dealing with grief, loss, and bereavement can feel incredibly isolating - but you don’t have to go through it alone.

What Events Can Cause Grief?

There are several different life events that can cause us to grieve.

Couple attending grief therapy at KMA Therapy in Toronto

Grief can be caused by:

  • Losing a pet
  • A breakup or divorce
  • The death of a loved one
  • Medical diagnosis or injury
  • Significant changes in financial status
  • Stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Retirement or other significant life changes

How do you know if you’re grieving?

Grief can show up in different ways for different people.

Seven signs of grief are:

  1. Anger
  2. Distress
  3. Sadness
  4. Frustration
  5. Difficulty sleeping
  6. Anxiety and stress
  7. Issues with appetite

What is Complicated Grief?

Complicated grief occurs when your feelings of grief don’t begin to fade with time. You may find it hard to move forward with your life or adjust to reality after the loss.

When experiencing complicated grief, it can be especially important to speak to a mental health professional such as a grief therapist.

To learn more about complicated grief, read What is Complicated Grief? (& 5 Ways to Cope)

Grief Counselling in Toronto

Woman attending grief counselling at KMA Therapy in Toronto

Here at KMA, our grief counselling begins with a 50-minute introductory session.

The session fee is $190 and is typically covered by your workplace insurance package.

In your introductory session, we’ll ask you questions to explore:

  • The loss that you are grieving
  • How you’re processing your grief
  • What areas you need the most support with

We’ll also explore whether you’re experiencing complicated grief, or any additional mental health challenges.

During your introductory appointment, we’ll develop a customized plan of action, pair you with the best therapist to support you, and recommend any additional psychological tests or additional services that could help.

Begin grief counselling at KMA Today

Beginning grief counselling at KMA is as simple as filling out our online registration form. Our care coordinator will reach out to you with more information about your introductory appointment.

We have five locations throughout Toronto, as well as online therapy options.

To learn more about grief counselling, give us a call at 416 487 6288.

To learn more about other challenges you may be facing, visit our Issues page.

Read our article How to Cope with Grief and Loss to learn more about how to navigate loss.

Grief can feel isolating, but you’re not alone. Let us help you get the support you deserve.

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