• Coping With Grief After Losing a Job

    Hey, did you know grief isn’t just reserved for heartbreaks? Losing a job can hit you right in the feels too! Imagine the drama of a soap opera, but in the job world. Your favorite gig suddenly says, “It’s not you, it’s me,” and you’re left questioning your entire career existence. Jobs give us structure, routine, and a reason to wear pants, right?

    But fear not, my friend! The fun part is, this job-loss blues

    won’t stick around forever. Here’s your playbook for turning the “I lost my job” frown upside down:

    1.    Spill the Tea: Share your feels with friends, family, or even a therapist who’s got a Ph.D. in listening. Get ready for a therapy session that’s more uplifting than your favorite sitcom.

    2.    Routine Resurgence: Just because you’re not heading to the office doesn’t mean you can’t rock a routine. Set that alarm, put on your superhero cape (or just regular clothes), and make a daily debut outdoors. Who says routine can’t be fabulous?

    3.    Opportunity Knocking: Time to turn your job hunt into an adventure! Forget the boring job listings; join online career groups, attend networking events, and make job hunting the social event of the season. Bonus: You might score a new job and some new pals. Double win!

    Chin up, job hunter! The world is your oyster, and you’ve got a front-row seat to the blockbuster movie of your life. Let the job-loss saga be just a quirky plot twist on your journey to success! 

    Offering Assistance With Grief

    We support clients in healing from loss, and we’ve worked with many patients who were struggling to cope with the loss of a job. Book here today to schedule a therapy session. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about our practice and the services we offer.

    Rebecca Steele & Smart Therapy™

    Meet Rebecca Steele, MA, MSW, RSW— She offers psychotherapy and counselling services in Kitchener-Waterloo, and all across Ontario virtually through telehealth sessions.

    With a decade of experience as a seasoned psychotherapist, she excels in delivering personalized 1:1 individual therapy sessions. Her expertise extends to guiding adults through their emotional landscape, tackling everything from grief, depression, and trauma to the complexities of life changes, boundary concerns, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and many types of anxieties—eg. general anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, anxious attachment styles, and OCD.

    Rebecca’s approach to therapy is called Smart Therapy™: Insight- Driven Depth Therapy. She provides a diverse range of psychotherapy treatments, encompassing traditional talk therapy such as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT, DBT), Psychoanalytic and Jungian Therapy, and Dream Analysis. She also offers Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy for those interested.

    Ready to dive into the world of compassionate counselling? To explore further details about Rebecca’s online counseling services in Kitchener-Waterloo, please click here