Implementing an EAP for your workplace brings maximum benefit, no matter the size of your organization. Outlined below are true accounts from a few select clients, which exemplify how our EAP services have improved the wellness of their respective workplaces.

Grief Counselling

A single, middle-aged woman finally decided to reach out to Aspiria amidst a very difficult year plagued with personal grief and loss. Her story revealed that in less than 12 months both of her parents passed away, a close cousin lost her battle to cancer, and a long-term friend moved far away. If that wasn’t enough, her 15-year old pet had to be put to sleep. She took solace in the counselling provided to her from one of Aspiria’s seasoned grief counsellors. The focus of her counselling was on both empathic support and education on the grief cycle, helping her forge through the varied emotions and stages of loss. Although she could not bring back what had been lost, with the insights and strategies gained through the counselling process and additional supports, she was able to “move on” and gradually return to her regular routine.

Organizational Trauma Counselling

A mid-sized professional agency in a large city was devastated after learning about the teenage child of an employee taking his own life. The child was well-liked and well-known to many of the office staff as he would work part time at the office during his summers off school. Not knowing how to best handle the situation, the company’s president contacted Aspiria for an immediate management consultation and spoke directly with Aspiria’s Clinical Director. After gathering all the essential details regarding the situation and the current office atmosphere, it was recommended to deploy an Aspiria trauma counsellor to the office site the following day for a group trauma debriefing among office employees and, for those who were interested, one-on-one meetings with staff members. The employee of the son was also provided the opportunity (which he accepted) to meet with an Aspiria counsellor for a set of sessions for much-needed emotional support. Counselling was also offered and provided to the employee’s family members as well, both as a family unit and individual sessions. Although it was a difficult time with many ups and downs, both the agency and the family, with the assistance of Aspiria’s management team and counsellors, worked though the emotions and eventually were able to carry on.