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"If nothing ever changed,
there would be no butterflies"
Wendy Mass

with the 3-As

  Guidance to Cope When You Need it Most!

I am a 3-A Coping Strategist™

For Family Caregivers, Involving Dementia or Other Ongoing Serious Illnesses;

​​​And For Anyone Needing to Heal and Strengthen from Grieving Circumstances Involving Situational Loss such as Health Decline, Job Loss, Past Wounds, or Death.

    "Wherever There is Adversity, There is Situational Loss"

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Welcome! I am Eleanor and so glad that you have dropped by to obtain tips and learn about how I can assist you. I have combined my social work and grief expert skills to provide a unique service as a coping strategist™.

What does a 3-A Coping Strategist do?

We all have to cope daily, some days being more difficult than others. The key is how we cope. I provide tools applying the 3-A Coping Framework in order for you to obtain inner strength so you can effectively cope on your own with the challenges you face.

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*Servicing Ontario Residents

I offer individual and family sessions in my private practice applying and bringing to you the common sense transforming 3-A Coping Framework I developed. The 3-A components of Acknowledge, Assess, Assist ® contain empowering methods to address your unique needs, empowering you to be able to Monitor Yourself with Awareness while coping through adversity and situational loss.

Methods within the Framework include:

  • Grief Processing

  • Mindfulness

  • Self-Compassion

  • Cognitive Reframing

  • The Parts Work of Internal Family Systems

3-A Training

for Your Clients/Employees

*Servicing Ontario Residents

Coping with Strength is a virtual wellness program applying the 3-A Coping Framework:
Acknowledge, Assess, Assist ®


The objective of this psychoeducational five-session series is to empower by providing your clients/employees with the coping tools to monitor themselves with awareness through various challenges of adversity and situational loss. They are equipped to strengthen inner resiliency through training in applying the innovative components and some of the methods of the 3-A Coping Framework. The methods include Grief Processing, Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems.

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Book Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia
Grief Article
Keeping It Together

Books & Articles



"Eleanor has been a tremendous help to me. With compassion and insight, she gently guided me
through Acknowledge, Assess, Assist coping strategies during our sessions together"
Former Client


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