Grief Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Chantelle Carrier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Whether you’re struggling to cope with grief, adjusting to a ‘new normal' or relationship problems, we will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies.
Are you feeling alone in what you’re facing? Does it seem overwhelming and scary? Are you struggling to cope with a different start to parenthood than what you had hoped for? Does it feel like you are stuck in the same argument over and over? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you've reached the right place. I know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months or longer, but I'm glad you have taken the courageous step of being here. Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges.
Whether you’re struggling to cope with grief, adjusting to a ‘new normal' or relationship problems, we will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies.
Are you feeling alone in what you’re facing? Does it seem overwhelming and scary? Are you struggling to cope with a different start to parenthood than what you had hoped for? Does it feel like you are stuck in the same argument over and over? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you've reached the right place. I know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months or longer, but I'm glad you have taken the courageous step of being here. Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges.
(343) 309-9156 View (343) 309-9156
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Victoria Coombes
Registered Social Worker, BAHons, PG Dip, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J
My practice areas include dying, death, grief and bereavement, palliative care, chronic illness, stress and burnout, loss, and life transitions.
Grief counselling is my specialty. The death of a loved one is so hard and no-one prepares you for what grief looks like. I work collaboratively, at your pace, providing a safe non-judgmental space for clients to be heard and to support you in drawing upon your own strengths in order to mourn well. My professional experiences stem from working as a Social Worker and a Therapist for over 25 years in hospice palliative care, community organizations, and in private practice. I also provide counselling for those caring for a loved one at the end of life.
My practice areas include dying, death, grief and bereavement, palliative care, chronic illness, stress and burnout, loss, and life transitions.
Grief counselling is my specialty. The death of a loved one is so hard and no-one prepares you for what grief looks like. I work collaboratively, at your pace, providing a safe non-judgmental space for clients to be heard and to support you in drawing upon your own strengths in order to mourn well. My professional experiences stem from working as a Social Worker and a Therapist for over 25 years in hospice palliative care, community organizations, and in private practice. I also provide counselling for those caring for a loved one at the end of life.
(343) 307-0449 View (343) 307-0449
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Joanne E Green
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
I support clients through normal challenges and stress we all can face as well as complex situations of grief and loss, divorce, trauma and abuse. I facilitate difficult conversations in changing relationships or around family's role in caring for elders. Using a holistic approach, I focus on the total well-being of individuals and families with whom I work. I can also help you strengthen healthy coping skills or learn new strategies that better support you now in your current situation.
I support clients through normal challenges and stress we all can face as well as complex situations of grief and loss, divorce, trauma and abuse. I facilitate difficult conversations in changing relationships or around family's role in caring for elders. Using a holistic approach, I focus on the total well-being of individuals and families with whom I work. I can also help you strengthen healthy coping skills or learn new strategies that better support you now in your current situation.
(855) 205-7573 View (855) 205-7573
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Jennifer de Wet Turner
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , CRPO, OAMHP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Registered Psychotherapist with an M.A. in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in individual and family issues, couples counselling, grief work and supporting the challenges of living with cancer and dealing with dying. As a therapist, cancer patient, and the mother of six children, my life experience and training has taught me the value of working with each person as a unique, dynamic individual. I have personal experience raising children to adulthood, navigating the challenges and rewards of being in long-term relationships, and dealing with loss, illness and death.
I am an experienced Registered Psychotherapist with an M.A. in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in individual and family issues, couples counselling, grief work and supporting the challenges of living with cancer and dealing with dying. As a therapist, cancer patient, and the mother of six children, my life experience and training has taught me the value of working with each person as a unique, dynamic individual. I have personal experience raising children to adulthood, navigating the challenges and rewards of being in long-term relationships, and dealing with loss, illness and death.
(343) 307-0602 View (343) 307-0602
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Irish Dhindsa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP, TAP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
I support clients experiencing grief, emotional distress, and low self-esteem due to loss of self caused by complex trauma.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
I support clients experiencing grief, emotional distress, and low self-esteem due to loss of self caused by complex trauma.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
(289) 799-3226 View (289) 799-3226
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Martha Salguero - Florian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
I provide individual and couples’ therapy to adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship challenges, grief, trauma, and work-related stress. My goal as a therapist is to work with you to help you discover strategies for overcoming your most challenging times through compassionate and evidence-based practice.
I provide individual and couples’ therapy to adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship challenges, grief, trauma, and work-related stress. My goal as a therapist is to work with you to help you discover strategies for overcoming your most challenging times through compassionate and evidence-based practice.
(343) 307-0536 View (343) 307-0536
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Mary Jane Beavis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist specializing in trauma, grief and relational issues, I mainly use somatic therapy, accompanied by emotion-focused therapy, family systems, attachment theory and existential therapy.
It takes courage to begin taking steps toward starting therapy. Has your life become too overwhelming and stressful to manage alone? Are you grieving? Trust me, I have been there too, and feeling anxious and fearful is normal. As your therapist, I will walk with you on your healing journey. A safe and supportive ambiance would be created where we can share openly and address your concerns. I would like to help you, especially if you are experiencing relationship/identity issues, anxiety, grief, or trauma. If you are open to working with me, together we could develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your unique goals.
As a therapist specializing in trauma, grief and relational issues, I mainly use somatic therapy, accompanied by emotion-focused therapy, family systems, attachment theory and existential therapy.
It takes courage to begin taking steps toward starting therapy. Has your life become too overwhelming and stressful to manage alone? Are you grieving? Trust me, I have been there too, and feeling anxious and fearful is normal. As your therapist, I will walk with you on your healing journey. A safe and supportive ambiance would be created where we can share openly and address your concerns. I would like to help you, especially if you are experiencing relationship/identity issues, anxiety, grief, or trauma. If you are open to working with me, together we could develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your unique goals.
(343) 321-2718 View (343) 321-2718
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Robin Harnden
MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
I offer a time and place where clients can slow down and connect with themselves as they explore how past patterns are affecting their current life, and move beyond the impact of unsatisfying and painful experiences. The results can be increased self-understanding, improved relationships, coping with loss, trauma, and life transitions with resiliency, and feeling empowered to make changes in one's life.
I offer a time and place where clients can slow down and connect with themselves as they explore how past patterns are affecting their current life, and move beyond the impact of unsatisfying and painful experiences. The results can be increased self-understanding, improved relationships, coping with loss, trauma, and life transitions with resiliency, and feeling empowered to make changes in one's life.
(343) 312-6544 View (343) 312-6544
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Krista Helman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H
Thoughts, feelings, and body sensations are sources of information, behaviour is always a form of communication, and memories are at the core of mental health and symptoms. As a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and British Columbia, I help clients navigate trauma, relationships, grief, and loss. I offer Psychotherapy online in British Columbia, and in-person or online in my private practice in Ottawa, Ontario.
Thoughts, feelings, and body sensations are sources of information, behaviour is always a form of communication, and memories are at the core of mental health and symptoms. As a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and British Columbia, I help clients navigate trauma, relationships, grief, and loss. I offer Psychotherapy online in British Columbia, and in-person or online in my private practice in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Tara Cohen Wellness/OCP
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2B
* Currently accepting new clients* I specialize in working with individuals, families and groups in adjusting to illness, enhancing quality of life up to death, caregiver stress, end of life concerns, and bereavement. I am passionate about facilitating difficult conversations and will support you as you connect with your inherent strength and resilience and make meaning of challenging times. I am a Registered Social Worker and certified mindfulness instructor (MBSR Ottawa, University of Toronto). I offer counselling to individuals (16+), families, and groups.
* Currently accepting new clients* I specialize in working with individuals, families and groups in adjusting to illness, enhancing quality of life up to death, caregiver stress, end of life concerns, and bereavement. I am passionate about facilitating difficult conversations and will support you as you connect with your inherent strength and resilience and make meaning of challenging times. I am a Registered Social Worker and certified mindfulness instructor (MBSR Ottawa, University of Toronto). I offer counselling to individuals (16+), families, and groups.
(613) 801-2721 View (613) 801-2721
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Shauna Thaler Adeland
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Sometimes we all need a little support and guidance to help us through challenging moments in our life. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, a health related stress or some parenting or caregiving stressors. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of something or someone important to you or maybe you are in the process of a life transition and are seeking some support. Regardless of what brings you here, we will work together to develop a better understanding of your current situation and how it impacts you in all areas of your life.
Sometimes we all need a little support and guidance to help us through challenging moments in our life. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, a health related stress or some parenting or caregiving stressors. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of something or someone important to you or maybe you are in the process of a life transition and are seeking some support. Regardless of what brings you here, we will work together to develop a better understanding of your current situation and how it impacts you in all areas of your life.
(343) 306-4533 View (343) 306-4533
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Linnea Elizabeth McPhail
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, DVATI, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
You may be struggling to hold everything together. You may feel helpless, or that no one around you understands how you are feeling. You might be easily distracted. You feel hopeless & may lack the motivation to get through even the most basic of tasks. You might feel anxious, depressed, or just blah. You may be caring for a young human who is struggling in school or at home. They may be sensitive & have a big heart but struggle to cope with their big emotions. As an Art Therapist & Death Doula, I can help folks work with difficult emotions one may be experiencing, together in a space created with safety, kindness, & compassion.
You may be struggling to hold everything together. You may feel helpless, or that no one around you understands how you are feeling. You might be easily distracted. You feel hopeless & may lack the motivation to get through even the most basic of tasks. You might feel anxious, depressed, or just blah. You may be caring for a young human who is struggling in school or at home. They may be sensitive & have a big heart but struggle to cope with their big emotions. As an Art Therapist & Death Doula, I can help folks work with difficult emotions one may be experiencing, together in a space created with safety, kindness, & compassion.
(343) 308-0586 View (343) 308-0586
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Mara Toombs
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
My areas of speciality include attachment, sexuality, life transitions, parenting, and grief.
Wish you could feel closer to your partner, have more pleasure in your life and stop having the same repetitive fights? Or are you yearning to feel more alive and connected to the world around you? I provide psychotherapy virtually to couples and individuals in Ontario. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I employ presence-based strategies helping you connect with self-compassion, bravery and calm. You set the pace for the counselling process and we walk along together. Using a combination of Emotionally-Focused, narrative, mindfulness and sex positive approaches, I support enhanced resiliency and practical change.
My areas of speciality include attachment, sexuality, life transitions, parenting, and grief.
Wish you could feel closer to your partner, have more pleasure in your life and stop having the same repetitive fights? Or are you yearning to feel more alive and connected to the world around you? I provide psychotherapy virtually to couples and individuals in Ontario. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I employ presence-based strategies helping you connect with self-compassion, bravery and calm. You set the pace for the counselling process and we walk along together. Using a combination of Emotionally-Focused, narrative, mindfulness and sex positive approaches, I support enhanced resiliency and practical change.
(343) 307-5786 View (343) 307-5786
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Laura England
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
I am a Registered Psychotherapist focusing on the treatment of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, major life transitions including entering into parenthood, individuals struggling to find meaning and purpose in their life, grief and loss, relationship issues, shame and vulnerability and concerns related to identity formation and sexual orientation.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist focusing on the treatment of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, major life transitions including entering into parenthood, individuals struggling to find meaning and purpose in their life, grief and loss, relationship issues, shame and vulnerability and concerns related to identity formation and sexual orientation.
(855) 561-5955 View (855) 561-5955
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Nurture Ottawa
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Nurture Ottawa is dedicated to compassionately supporting and nurturing your grief or caregiver experience. If you are sad, hurt, worried or overwhelmed by grief, loss, life transitions, stress or anxiety, Nurture Ottawa can help you.
Nurture Ottawa is dedicated to compassionately supporting and nurturing your grief or caregiver experience. If you are sad, hurt, worried or overwhelmed by grief, loss, life transitions, stress or anxiety, Nurture Ottawa can help you.
(343) 309-9566 View (343) 309-9566
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Nashola Pryce
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2S  (Online Only)
I serve a wide range of individuals at different stages of life. My passion is working with young adults & adults who seek support for anxiety, depression, life transitions, and grief.
I serve a wide range of individuals at different stages of life. My passion is working with young adults & adults who seek support for anxiety, depression, life transitions, and grief.
(343) 303-5180 View (343) 303-5180
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Cecilia Taiana
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
I am a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ottawa providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals, couples, and families. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety to grief counseling, emotional and functional adjustments, PTSD, stress management, couples counseling and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help them attain personal growth. Typically, you can expect to discuss with me the events currently happening in your life and your personal history relevant to your concerns.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ottawa providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals, couples, and families. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety to grief counseling, emotional and functional adjustments, PTSD, stress management, couples counseling and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help them attain personal growth. Typically, you can expect to discuss with me the events currently happening in your life and your personal history relevant to your concerns.
(855) 727-9659 View (855) 727-9659
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Leena Sarkar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I offer individual psychotherapy on topics of developmental trauma, personal development, stress and burnout prevention, navigating life changes and transitions, grief and sustainable work.
I have 24 years of experience working with a diverse clientele. I specialize in working with anyone who is going through a major life transition and is in need of support . I welcome activists, artists, sexual, racial and cultural minorities and anyone who is struggling to find their own way through major changes in themselves, their relationships or their work. Therapy helps people uncover and express their needs and process their emotions in a safe environment. Long time patterns and beliefs can be looked at in a compassionate way and new choices can be made that better support one's life and relationships.
I offer individual psychotherapy on topics of developmental trauma, personal development, stress and burnout prevention, navigating life changes and transitions, grief and sustainable work.
I have 24 years of experience working with a diverse clientele. I specialize in working with anyone who is going through a major life transition and is in need of support . I welcome activists, artists, sexual, racial and cultural minorities and anyone who is struggling to find their own way through major changes in themselves, their relationships or their work. Therapy helps people uncover and express their needs and process their emotions in a safe environment. Long time patterns and beliefs can be looked at in a compassionate way and new choices can be made that better support one's life and relationships.
(613) 209-1824 View (613) 209-1824
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Brandon Morphet
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
My specific specializations include grief, trauma, and men’s issues.
Therapy is a sacred and safe space where change and acceptance are possible. Frequently, I find myself curious about the human experience and I have noticed that no one’s story is ever the same as another. In my experience, I have had the privilege of journeying with many people from various walks of life and often uncomfortable emotions are processed during our time together. It always surprises me how much untapped strength and resilience people possess and my role as their therapist is to help my clients come to this realization themselves.
My specific specializations include grief, trauma, and men’s issues.
Therapy is a sacred and safe space where change and acceptance are possible. Frequently, I find myself curious about the human experience and I have noticed that no one’s story is ever the same as another. In my experience, I have had the privilege of journeying with many people from various walks of life and often uncomfortable emotions are processed during our time together. It always surprises me how much untapped strength and resilience people possess and my role as their therapist is to help my clients come to this realization themselves.
(343) 429-6358 View (343) 429-6358
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Elise Laviolette
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MC:AT, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I work with clients facing work stress, life transitions, grief, and mental health challenges.
Accepting New Clients - Are you feeling stressed, stuck, overwhelmed or like you need to make a change? I can help you navigate transitions, grieve losses, address challenging issues, manage stressors, and create small but significant changes that build momentum towards your vision for your life. My approach is engaging, down to earth, and informed by evidence-based therapies. I focus on strategies to help you apply your strengths, resources and resilience to overcome challenges and improve your well-being. I am collaborative and strive to empower you to integrate new perspectives and habits into your daily life.
I work with clients facing work stress, life transitions, grief, and mental health challenges.
Accepting New Clients - Are you feeling stressed, stuck, overwhelmed or like you need to make a change? I can help you navigate transitions, grieve losses, address challenging issues, manage stressors, and create small but significant changes that build momentum towards your vision for your life. My approach is engaging, down to earth, and informed by evidence-based therapies. I focus on strategies to help you apply your strengths, resources and resilience to overcome challenges and improve your well-being. I am collaborative and strive to empower you to integrate new perspectives and habits into your daily life.
(343) 306-1495 View (343) 306-1495

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Grief Counsellors

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.