Allison Chant is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families in the areas of grief and bereavement, end of life care including palliative care and hospice. She has facilitated many grief groups over the years including Motherloss for Daughters, Family Nights for single parent/guardian and children grieving the death of a loved one, Spouseloss and a volunteered on a family grief retreat.
Allison views grief as a normal response to loss and supports finding meaning and purpose in the midst of transition, sadness and grief. She believes that we all experience change and loss by virtue of being in this world and in relationships. At times, these changes, losses, unexpected and sometimes unwanted events throw us off track or render us feeling hopeless. While normal, changes and losses can be painful. The support of a trained listener helps as you seek to make meaning of changes and return to preferred ways of functioning or optimally, finding new ways of seeing life and living fully. Allison enjoys working with people seeking ways to adapt and thrive while coping with losses including death, loss of relationships, illness, depression, anxiety and many other life transitions.
A current passion of Allison’s is supporting those living with chronic illness and their partners and families. Her philosophy is that illness is a systemic experience, whether you live with illness yourself or are a family member or friend supporting someone living with illness, you are affected by this experience and are worthy of support.
Allison is honored to be a part of the team of therapists at the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition. Working in this setting with others’ who are equally passionate for supporting those living with loss and grief is a great fit for her.