Professional One-on-One Help

There is no one path to healing. 

That is why we offer options for 1:1 support from our Certified Counselors as well as our Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach’s so that you can choose the path that is right for you. 

Aditi Loveridge

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Kate Koei

Counseling Therapist

Danielle Lemky​

Counseling Therapy

Syrina Daisy

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Melissa Foley

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Melissa Sulley

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Jason Dykstra

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Shelagh

Program Assistant

Shelagh (she/her) brings with her a solid background as an admin in a variety of areas from business, academia and now with a charitable organization with the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Center. She feels passionate about working in a role that benefits others in the community.

Shelagh was exposed to bereavement and deep grief at an early age and it left her with a profound sense of how fragile life is and how we need to find joy and light wherever we can. She feels privileged to be able to take this sense with her into her role with PILSC while putting her strong admin skills to good use.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions that we couldn’t answer here, feel free to contact Shelagh, our Program Admin Assistant at shelagh @ pilsc.org.

Certified counselors offer traditional psychotherapy techniques such as CBT, narrative therapy etc. Counselors are certified to evaluate and treat mental health concerns and diagnoses.

Certified coaches are not therapists and help clients identify challenges, then work in partnership with clients to work toward a future that they feel at peace in. Coaches support their clients through powerful questioning and deepening of perspectives.

Both modalities are powerful and it really depends on what feels best for you. If traditional support works best for you, then counseling would be a good fit. If you are seeking a different perspective and tangible tools to support your journey, coaching could be a good fit.

Yes! Many clients find a lot of support in seeing both.

There is no cost for service. If you have found sessions to be helpful and have the financial capacity to do so, donations are welcome but are not expected. Whether you donate or not, this will not impact the quality of support you receive.

Yes you can! All of our practitioners see clients remotely through a secure telehealth platform.

Yes you can use insurance for counseling sessions. When booking, select “Fee Based Mental health Support”. Coaches are not covered by insurance.

Please contact Shelagh (shelagh@pilsc.org), our program coordinator who can help you schedule/reschedule or cancel any appointments

Please email Shelagh, our program assistant who can help assist you with logging on (shelagh@pilsc.org). For evening appointments please email info@pilsc.org or your practitioner directly if you have seen them before.

What a coaching client has to say

A coaching client shares their experience and the power they found through the sessions. Listen below

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Aditi Loveridge

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Aditi Loveridge (she/her) is a certified coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, owner of pregnancylosshealing.com and Founder of pilsc.org. Her work includes supporting people who have experienced loss, are trying to conceive after a loss of any kind (pregnancy/infant loss, failed IVF, missed adoption), are pregnant again after loss and those still struggling after the birth of their baby.

Aditi’s coaching sessions can help you to reconnect with trust so that you can step beyond anxiety and fear. Sessions will support you to feel empowered in your healing and in your journey.

Aditi is honoured to support individuals and couples through the long-term impacts that loss can have.

*Please note that Aditi’s sessions are available no matter where you live, including those residing outside Alberta.

To book: email our Program Assistant, Shelagh @ shelagh@pilsc.org to get started. 

Book with Aditi Loveridge

In order to book with Aditi, please connect directly with our Program Assistant, Shelagh via email at shelagh@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing Shelagh. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Aditi. 

Shelagh

Shelagh (she/her) brings with her a solid background as an admin in a variety of areas from business, academia and now with a charitable organization with the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Center. She feels passionate about working in a role that benefits others in the community.

Shelagh was exposed to bereavement and deep grief at an early age and it left her with a profound sense of how fragile life is and how we need to find joy and light wherever we can. She feels privileged to be able to take this sense with her into her role with PILSC while putting her strong admin skills to good use.

Kate Koei

Counseling Therapist

Kate Koi (she/her) is a multicultural, trauma-informed counsellor working with culturally different, immigrant or individual, couples and families looking to experience counselling that honours and incorporates their faith, spiritual, cultural beliefs, and values. In private practice, she works in the areas of grief and loss, trauma and PTSD, culturally different couples, difficult relationship patterns, and domestic abuse including survivors of narcissistic abuse.

Kate holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, Grief & Loss Educator, and Group & Workshop Facilitator helping individuals, understand and work through challenges that diminish their wellbeing.

She is excited to join PILSC as a counsellor. From her own experience with grief, she recognizes that it is deeply personal and many times lonely. Her hope is that your journey together will be honouring you and your family. Your loss matters!

Danielle Lemky

Counseling Therapist

Danielle Lemky (she/her) is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology at Mount Royal University and holds a Master of Counselling degree from Athabasca University.

Danielle’s journey into supporting others began with a personal loss. She has a strong desire to help people work through the difficult feelings tied to grief, isolation, stigma, and trauma associated with varying forms of loss and bereavement, knowing the experience of this herself.

In addition to supporting those of various sexual orientations, gender identities, and persons with disabilities, Danielle has experience supporting those navigating grief and loss, trauma and PTSD, substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, career challenges, relationships, and survivors of crisis and natural disasters.

Danielle uses an integrative approach with clients that incorporates various modalities of therapy that meet you where you are at in the present moment.

Danielle is happy to meet with you from a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. Whether you have been to counselling before or not, Danielle hopes to welcome you to a safe space for you to develop the tools you need to feel empowered, cope, and work towards healing in your journey.

Syrina Daisy

Grief Coach

Syrina Daisy (she/her) is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, and Transformation Weekend Master Trainer.

After losing her son, Alex, in 2008, followed by a pregnancy loss in 2009 Syrina started her journey to heal her heart and that’s where her lifelong passion to help others started.

As a grief coach, she walks with her clients through some of life’s most difficult transitions, and she does it with incredible grace, compassion and love.

Syrina is extremely honoured to be a part of an organization that provides so much support to the community.

NOTE: Syrina received her additional coaching certification through Aditi & Danyelle’s new coaching training academy at SOGAcademy.com. Visit sogacademy.com for more information.

Melissa Foley

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach

Melissa Foley (she/her) is a trauma-informed Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach certified through the Seeds of Growth Education and the owner of Healing Loading. She has worked in a Justice related career for the last 10 years and has found her real purpose through supporting and empowering bereaved parents to speak their truth knowing this journey is lifelong and that they can move forward while carrying that with them.

In 2016 her life was forever changed when she had to deliver her son, Lachlan, silently into the world at 33 week gestation, only to say hello and goodbye in a single moment. She continues to navigate this journey, openly grieving alongside mothering all her children, 2 here on earth and 1 in the stars.

If you are reading this and you find yourself navigating through this torrential storm of living life after any type of pregnancy or infant loss, whether early in the journey or years from that initial point, navigating pregnancy after loss, parenting after loss and anywhere in between, she would be honored to support and partner alongside you in navigating this path forward.

NOTE: Melissa received her coach certification through Aditi & Danyelle’s new coaching training academy at SOGAcademy.com. Visit sogacademy.com for more information.

Melissa Sulley

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach​

Melissa (Mel) Sulley (she/her) is a Certified Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Doula, owner of josiah+co., and a fellow bereaved parent. She also holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Education from Western University.

Melissa offers intuitive, trauma-informed coaching, supporting you through loss towards an empowered future.

She is passionate about supporting folks through all aspects of their loss journey – whether a recent loss, trying to conceive, pregnancy after loss, or parenting after loss. She also holds space for secondary losses such as loss of relationships, loss of identity, and loss of faith.

Melissa is honoured to partner with an organization that provides comprehensive, accessible support to the community.

NOTE: Melissa received her coach certification through Aditi & Danyelle’s new coaching training academy at SOGAcademy.com. Visit sogacademy.com for more information.

Jason Dykstra​

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach​

Jason Dykstra helps you hold the difficult spaces so that you don’t have to go it alone. He’s a trauma-informed Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach, Leadership and Conflict coach, educator and speaker, and a fellow bereaved parent.

For over a decade, Jason has journeyed alongside individuals through difficult situations. He holds a Master’s degree in Leadership, a B.A. in English and Psychology, and an Advanced certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation. He’s a Certified Mediator, approved trainer for Mental Health First Aid, and an adjunct Professor for the University of Waterloo.

Jason journeys alongside folks at all stages of their grief – from initial loss to many years thereafter, and secondary losses as well.