Grief Therapists in Saint Catharines, ON

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Kate Urquhart
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
Immediate availability for therapeutic support. You are at a crossroads, stuck between your past self and the future you desire. Something is missing; how can you find the direction, the motivation, and the courage to become your best and happiest self? The weight of shame or loss exhausts you and you wonder why you can’t seem to move past it. You know you have the resources, what you need is some support and some understanding. Together, we can explore what is standing between you and the peace you imagine.
Immediate availability for therapeutic support. You are at a crossroads, stuck between your past self and the future you desire. Something is missing; how can you find the direction, the motivation, and the courage to become your best and happiest self? The weight of shame or loss exhausts you and you wonder why you can’t seem to move past it. You know you have the resources, what you need is some support and some understanding. Together, we can explore what is standing between you and the peace you imagine.
(226) 798-4973 View (226) 798-4973
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Rebecca Bufalino
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2N
Acknowledging the barriers society faces in accessing timely mental health care, it is my priority to make this process seamless and comfortable. My devotion to supporting children’s well-being has led to years of first-hand experience working with children, youth, and caregivers. My focus lies in areas of grief and trauma, with experience working with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.
Acknowledging the barriers society faces in accessing timely mental health care, it is my priority to make this process seamless and comfortable. My devotion to supporting children’s well-being has led to years of first-hand experience working with children, youth, and caregivers. My focus lies in areas of grief and trauma, with experience working with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.
(289) 312-0351 View (289) 312-0351
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Breanne Griffin
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
I specialize in life transitions, grief, and loss.
Life is messy and you may be feeling like you have lost what brings you happiness, or you aren't sure how to meet your own needs anymore. You may feel lonely and like you have no one to talk to about your inner experience which isn't matching the you the world sees. You don’t have to struggle alone. I will meet you where you are at and we will work together to create a plan that meets your unique needs. You are capable of learning new ways of coping with the right support. Together we will take steps toward living a fuller, more emotionally healthy life.
I specialize in life transitions, grief, and loss.
Life is messy and you may be feeling like you have lost what brings you happiness, or you aren't sure how to meet your own needs anymore. You may feel lonely and like you have no one to talk to about your inner experience which isn't matching the you the world sees. You don’t have to struggle alone. I will meet you where you are at and we will work together to create a plan that meets your unique needs. You are capable of learning new ways of coping with the right support. Together we will take steps toward living a fuller, more emotionally healthy life.
(289) 210-6253 View (289) 210-6253
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Kyle Finlay
Registered Psychotherapist, MSEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2N
, Boundaries, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, Loss of Pets, Shame/Guilt, Anger Management, Tobacco Cessation, Issues specific to Men.
Hello! I’m Kyle, a Registered Psychotherapist. I feel that with the right connection and support, anyone can make lasting changes to issues that hold them back. For the past 13 years, I have been working on specialties and have successfully helped individuals improve their lives. My style of therapy focuses on creating an environment allowing individuals to feel comfortable regardless of the issue being discussed. I aim to be a person you can trust and confide in. Together, we will work towards creating and achieving goals that improve your quality of life.
, Boundaries, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, Loss of Pets, Shame/Guilt, Anger Management, Tobacco Cessation, Issues specific to Men.
Hello! I’m Kyle, a Registered Psychotherapist. I feel that with the right connection and support, anyone can make lasting changes to issues that hold them back. For the past 13 years, I have been working on specialties and have successfully helped individuals improve their lives. My style of therapy focuses on creating an environment allowing individuals to feel comfortable regardless of the issue being discussed. I aim to be a person you can trust and confide in. Together, we will work towards creating and achieving goals that improve your quality of life.
(289) 769-8772 View (289) 769-8772
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Iris Hartwig
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Life can take us beyond our capacity to cope, and during those times, I know that reaching out to seek help can feel like another exhausting task. As a grief and trauma focused therapist, I understand this struggle and want to meet you exactly where you are at. My goal as a therapist is to work in collaboration with you to address your current difficulties, understand and heal the deep-rooted issues which make change so difficult, and develop and strengthen your unique capacities and resources.
Life can take us beyond our capacity to cope, and during those times, I know that reaching out to seek help can feel like another exhausting task. As a grief and trauma focused therapist, I understand this struggle and want to meet you exactly where you are at. My goal as a therapist is to work in collaboration with you to address your current difficulties, understand and heal the deep-rooted issues which make change so difficult, and develop and strengthen your unique capacities and resources.
(289) 312-4818 View (289) 312-4818
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Reuben Howlett - Restful Healing Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MAPSYC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I am well renowned for working with relationship issues (using attachment theory) with individuals and couples, and mood disorders (depression, anxiety). I have robust expertise in treating concerns surrounding sleep/insomnia. Beyond that I treat struggles of self-esteem/self-worth, existential questions, burnout, life transitions, and other concerns. I also have lengthy career experience working therapeutically with grief and loss, as well as caregiver burnout. Yes that's a lot, but I just thinking helping people to heal is very neat, and so I have studied and learned much.
Accepting New Clients! I am well renowned for working with relationship issues (using attachment theory) with individuals and couples, and mood disorders (depression, anxiety). I have robust expertise in treating concerns surrounding sleep/insomnia. Beyond that I treat struggles of self-esteem/self-worth, existential questions, burnout, life transitions, and other concerns. I also have lengthy career experience working therapeutically with grief and loss, as well as caregiver burnout. Yes that's a lot, but I just thinking helping people to heal is very neat, and so I have studied and learned much.
(289) 274-8416 View (289) 274-8416
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Myra Rados
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DTATI, EMDR, MARI, BSc
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2S
Art therapy is an ideal way for individuals or groups to explore therapy and find healing and support. Therapy can be joyful and creative. My ideal client is open to discover positive and supportive creative and client-focused approaches. Whether you require talk, expressive (non-verbal), brief, long-term, individual or group art therapy, it is a realistic goal. Art-making can explore your stuck or painful feelings, alter any thoughts or behaviours affected by fear, abuse, uncertainty, trauma, grief, loss, diminished moral, or work-stress and anxiety. I look forward to discuss your treatment goals and explore our journey together.
Art therapy is an ideal way for individuals or groups to explore therapy and find healing and support. Therapy can be joyful and creative. My ideal client is open to discover positive and supportive creative and client-focused approaches. Whether you require talk, expressive (non-verbal), brief, long-term, individual or group art therapy, it is a realistic goal. Art-making can explore your stuck or painful feelings, alter any thoughts or behaviours affected by fear, abuse, uncertainty, trauma, grief, loss, diminished moral, or work-stress and anxiety. I look forward to discuss your treatment goals and explore our journey together.
(289) 210-7023 View (289) 210-7023
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Linda Jeffries
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
My expertise lies in trauma, grief and loss, relationships and the art of forgiveness specializing in a Client Centered Approach putting you directly in the driver's seat.
Are there times when the "ways of coping" have stop working and thoughts and feelings do not make sense anymore? Do you find yourself looking around confused about what is going on and how you got there? Whether it is a lifelong story or a recent one that is causing you discomfort I will provide pathways for clarity and effective strategies to help you move forward at your own pace and comfort level. Together we will establish the most effective tools for your "Tool Box" to navigate your life and empower you to define and achieve life goals for yourself.
My expertise lies in trauma, grief and loss, relationships and the art of forgiveness specializing in a Client Centered Approach putting you directly in the driver's seat.
Are there times when the "ways of coping" have stop working and thoughts and feelings do not make sense anymore? Do you find yourself looking around confused about what is going on and how you got there? Whether it is a lifelong story or a recent one that is causing you discomfort I will provide pathways for clarity and effective strategies to help you move forward at your own pace and comfort level. Together we will establish the most effective tools for your "Tool Box" to navigate your life and empower you to define and achieve life goals for yourself.
(855) 854-4003 View (855) 854-4003
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Pamela Giarrizzo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
It can be a moving experience, to be truly heard and understood. These days, with all of life's distractions, sitting with someone for an hour, who is actively listening and interested in what you have to say can take getting used to! With therapy, we begin with where you are today. I meet you where you are at and we work together on what you need to feel better in your inner and outer world. I support folks who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, or spirituality. I am here to offer acceptance, curiosity, and a new perspective on what feels stuck in your life.
It can be a moving experience, to be truly heard and understood. These days, with all of life's distractions, sitting with someone for an hour, who is actively listening and interested in what you have to say can take getting used to! With therapy, we begin with where you are today. I meet you where you are at and we work together on what you need to feel better in your inner and outer world. I support folks who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, or spirituality. I am here to offer acceptance, curiosity, and a new perspective on what feels stuck in your life.
(289) 805-4719 View (289) 805-4719
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Oliver Vertes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2S
I help clients with anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, grief/loss, stress, and burnout/compassion fatigue.
I focus heavily on your individual values and helping you discover a meaning-centered life. I believe that therapies and the therapeutic relationship are as unique as the individual, while one style may suit you, it may not suit others. I am mindful of each individual who walks through the door.
I help clients with anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, grief/loss, stress, and burnout/compassion fatigue.
I focus heavily on your individual values and helping you discover a meaning-centered life. I believe that therapies and the therapeutic relationship are as unique as the individual, while one style may suit you, it may not suit others. I am mindful of each individual who walks through the door.
(289) 210-4982 View (289) 210-4982
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Playful Solutions
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CPT-R, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2T
Liz Christie is registered and dedicated to offering EMDR and Play Therapy to her community. Liz is also an EMDRIA approved Consultant in Training. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety/OCD, depression, relational attachment concerns/RAD, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, emotional/social behaviour struggles, and self-esteem. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour and Liz can help.
Liz Christie is registered and dedicated to offering EMDR and Play Therapy to her community. Liz is also an EMDRIA approved Consultant in Training. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety/OCD, depression, relational attachment concerns/RAD, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, emotional/social behaviour struggles, and self-esteem. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour and Liz can help.
(905) 992-9283 View (905) 992-9283
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Angel G Graham
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Everyone has the potential to grow and thrive despite any adversity they may experience. Life can be challenging and as such everyone can benefit from therapy. I operate from a trauma-informed lens and strive to assist my clients with moving forward with a resilient mindset. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families on their grief journey. I respect each client's story. While grief/loss is an area that I specialize in, my expertise extends to assisting individuals who are struggling with daily life stressors and mental health challenges.
Everyone has the potential to grow and thrive despite any adversity they may experience. Life can be challenging and as such everyone can benefit from therapy. I operate from a trauma-informed lens and strive to assist my clients with moving forward with a resilient mindset. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families on their grief journey. I respect each client's story. While grief/loss is an area that I specialize in, my expertise extends to assisting individuals who are struggling with daily life stressors and mental health challenges.
(289) 807-1274 View (289) 807-1274
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Taylor Burciul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, CD
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2M
Are you living with struggles relating to your perinatal period and beyond? You are not alone! It is common to struggle with the transition that occurs, both mentally and physically, from conception to the postpartum period. Our work together can help address a variety of adversities commonly seen in birth persons and parents on a therapeutic level. Specialty topics include struggles relating to infertility, pregnancy/infant loss, rainbow babies, birth trauma, disordered eating, body image/self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and OCD. My hope is to help you find security and growth along your journey.
Are you living with struggles relating to your perinatal period and beyond? You are not alone! It is common to struggle with the transition that occurs, both mentally and physically, from conception to the postpartum period. Our work together can help address a variety of adversities commonly seen in birth persons and parents on a therapeutic level. Specialty topics include struggles relating to infertility, pregnancy/infant loss, rainbow babies, birth trauma, disordered eating, body image/self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and OCD. My hope is to help you find security and growth along your journey.
(289) 768-8956 View (289) 768-8956
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Chelsea Rothwell - In The Pines Grief And Death Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2N
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I’m so sorry that you’re looking for a grief therapist, and have a lot of respect for your courage. I’ve spent the last ten years deep in the muddy waters of loss, devoted to the skillful practice of grieving in community. I am a board-certified thanatologist who has studied grief from embodied, academic, cultural, and psychotherapeutic perspectives. I’ve worked with grief across various sectors— in hospitals and hospices, in community deathcare, as an apprentice farmer and Bruce Trail captain amidst an ongoing climate crisis, and on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I’m so sorry that you’re looking for a grief therapist, and have a lot of respect for your courage. I’ve spent the last ten years deep in the muddy waters of loss, devoted to the skillful practice of grieving in community. I am a board-certified thanatologist who has studied grief from embodied, academic, cultural, and psychotherapeutic perspectives. I’ve worked with grief across various sectors— in hospitals and hospices, in community deathcare, as an apprentice farmer and Bruce Trail captain amidst an ongoing climate crisis, and on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.
(365) 536-0830 View (365) 536-0830
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Emily Pollak
Registered Social Worker, BSSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2S
Fertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal mental health, birth trauma and trauma can impact your sense of self. This journey may not be what you expected. I am here to support you during this chapter of your life. You are not alone. We will process and reflect on your story in therapy to promote healing. We will develop strategies that are authentic to your needs and feel realistic. It would be my honour to be part of your circle of support. I bring 18 years of experience in the field and my motherhood journey.
Fertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal mental health, birth trauma and trauma can impact your sense of self. This journey may not be what you expected. I am here to support you during this chapter of your life. You are not alone. We will process and reflect on your story in therapy to promote healing. We will develop strategies that are authentic to your needs and feel realistic. It would be my honour to be part of your circle of support. I bring 18 years of experience in the field and my motherhood journey.
(647) 361-6402 View (647) 361-6402
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Stephanie Gorrill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
The very human experience that fascinates me most is grief. I am passionate about digging into its every nook and cranny. Grief is a full-body experience, it can be a reflection of love, it's messy, complicated and simultaneously beautiful (although it might be hard to see in this moment). It is often accompanied by trauma. It is my privilege to walk alongside you as you adjust, feel, adapt and grow after a loss. I'd like to acknowledge that grief is not synonymous with death. We can grieve the loss of relationships, pets and experience anticipatory grief, especially when the health of a loved one is in decline.
The very human experience that fascinates me most is grief. I am passionate about digging into its every nook and cranny. Grief is a full-body experience, it can be a reflection of love, it's messy, complicated and simultaneously beautiful (although it might be hard to see in this moment). It is often accompanied by trauma. It is my privilege to walk alongside you as you adjust, feel, adapt and grow after a loss. I'd like to acknowledge that grief is not synonymous with death. We can grieve the loss of relationships, pets and experience anticipatory grief, especially when the health of a loved one is in decline.
(289) 212-7890 View (289) 212-7890
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Rosemary Whitlock
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
People come to me after loss to grieve, to find solace in going forward alone.
Clients who see me are often in committed relationships, ones that are new and just getting started or relationships that have a long history of 20-40 years or more. People want to change the relationship, deepen it or decide if it is a keeper. What each person values may need to be clarified and shared. The language they use to communicate may not bring the results they want so we look at changing how they relate, the stance each takes, the influence of family values and history. How about intimacy: is it enough to satisfy each person, is it often enough, is it forgotten?
People come to me after loss to grieve, to find solace in going forward alone.
Clients who see me are often in committed relationships, ones that are new and just getting started or relationships that have a long history of 20-40 years or more. People want to change the relationship, deepen it or decide if it is a keeper. What each person values may need to be clarified and shared. The language they use to communicate may not bring the results they want so we look at changing how they relate, the stance each takes, the influence of family values and history. How about intimacy: is it enough to satisfy each person, is it often enough, is it forgotten?
(289) 903-1496 View (289) 903-1496
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Trish Muir Counselling & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2N  (Online Only)
You may be unsure if sharing your story with a therapist will create the positive change you need. However, if you met & even surpassed your expectations, you would likely feel well-served by the interaction. I am here to help you do just that in a safe environment. I specialize in helping individuals obtain a DISTINCT sense of RELIEF from what distresses them. My strongest experience is with STRESS related issues manifesting in ANXIETY, Depression, OCD & Eating Disorders. I also work well with those dealing with FEAR, Anger, PANIC, Addictions, Grief, Physical Health (cancer etc.) & more. Check out my YOUTUBE channel MIND BOSS!
You may be unsure if sharing your story with a therapist will create the positive change you need. However, if you met & even surpassed your expectations, you would likely feel well-served by the interaction. I am here to help you do just that in a safe environment. I specialize in helping individuals obtain a DISTINCT sense of RELIEF from what distresses them. My strongest experience is with STRESS related issues manifesting in ANXIETY, Depression, OCD & Eating Disorders. I also work well with those dealing with FEAR, Anger, PANIC, Addictions, Grief, Physical Health (cancer etc.) & more. Check out my YOUTUBE channel MIND BOSS!
(289) 206-8761 View (289) 206-8761
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Affinity Wellness Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2N
Karen McCafferty MSW RSW. We all have times in our lives when we need someone to talk to and help work through issues. I support men and women of all ages, & I’d be happy to talk to you. I have experience with individual & family counselling. I enjoy working with adolescents & young adults utilizing CBT for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship/interpersonal issues, weight management, identity concerns & overcoming loss and grief by identifying triggers, supporting client strengths & building realistic coping skills. For remote or home bound clients: tele-counselling and video counselling Is offered.
Karen McCafferty MSW RSW. We all have times in our lives when we need someone to talk to and help work through issues. I support men and women of all ages, & I’d be happy to talk to you. I have experience with individual & family counselling. I enjoy working with adolescents & young adults utilizing CBT for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship/interpersonal issues, weight management, identity concerns & overcoming loss and grief by identifying triggers, supporting client strengths & building realistic coping skills. For remote or home bound clients: tele-counselling and video counselling Is offered.
(289) 814-6091 View (289) 814-6091
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The Family Enhancement Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2W
The Family Enhancement Centre is a full service counselling centre. We work with children, youth, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, marital issues, school issues, grief / loss, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, separation / divorce, blended families, victims of crime, etc.. With multiple registered therapists we personally match your needs with our therapist's skill set, approach and style and we guarantee a good therapeutic match or we will transfer you to another one of our therapists until it is.
The Family Enhancement Centre is a full service counselling centre. We work with children, youth, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, marital issues, school issues, grief / loss, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, separation / divorce, blended families, victims of crime, etc.. With multiple registered therapists we personally match your needs with our therapist's skill set, approach and style and we guarantee a good therapeutic match or we will transfer you to another one of our therapists until it is.
(365) 800-6263 View (365) 800-6263
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Andrea Ingraham
Registered Social Worker, Hons, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Waitlist for new clients
We are all walking histories of our life. More often than not, an individual’s history involves significant life events that has caused stress, loss, pain, or trauma. Adverse life experiences can have an impact on our mental health and quality of life. I aim to support you in the ability to acknowledge and validate your past and present challenges. Together we work towards recognizing your resilience and use therapeutic interventions and resources to strengthen your coping skills. I believe we as individuals are our greatest resource! My goal is to support you healing and achieving your therapeutic objectives.
We are all walking histories of our life. More often than not, an individual’s history involves significant life events that has caused stress, loss, pain, or trauma. Adverse life experiences can have an impact on our mental health and quality of life. I aim to support you in the ability to acknowledge and validate your past and present challenges. Together we work towards recognizing your resilience and use therapeutic interventions and resources to strengthen your coping skills. I believe we as individuals are our greatest resource! My goal is to support you healing and achieving your therapeutic objectives.
(289) 273-5696 View (289) 273-5696
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Magnolia Counselling Centre Niagara
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
Theresa McAdam is Registered Social Worker within Ontario with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals dealing with trauma and mental health. Theresa specializes in the areas of trauma; domestic violence (for men & women); family abuse; anger; depression; anxiety; grief; health challenges; and life transitions. Theresa works with couples and with people experiencing divorce and separation. Theresa also works with first responders and return to work programs. Theresa works alongside her clients to provide education, therapeutic support, and empowerment as they work through their emotional challenges.
Theresa McAdam is Registered Social Worker within Ontario with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals dealing with trauma and mental health. Theresa specializes in the areas of trauma; domestic violence (for men & women); family abuse; anger; depression; anxiety; grief; health challenges; and life transitions. Theresa works with couples and with people experiencing divorce and separation. Theresa also works with first responders and return to work programs. Theresa works alongside her clients to provide education, therapeutic support, and empowerment as they work through their emotional challenges.
(289) 272-9478 View (289) 272-9478
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Helena Rocca
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
I have worked with persons facing a wide range of issues, including childhood trauma, adult trauma, intergenerational trauma, relationship challenges, emotional difficulties, grief, loss, life transitions in young adulthood, midlife and old age, sexual and gender diversity, spiritual emergency, life-limiting illness, brain injury, and Alzheimer's/dementia.
Welcome. I work from a person-centred perspective that affirms your dignity, strengths and uniqueness. I provide a private space for you to share your innermost self and life experiences, knowing that you will be heard and understood. My approach is rooted in Jungian depth psychology and also integrates other branches of psychology according to your needs. From this perspective, life's crises are opportunities for personal development and growth. Therapy is a creative and unfolding process of self-discovery that seeks meaning and purpose while working through the challenges that are inherent in our shared human experience.
I have worked with persons facing a wide range of issues, including childhood trauma, adult trauma, intergenerational trauma, relationship challenges, emotional difficulties, grief, loss, life transitions in young adulthood, midlife and old age, sexual and gender diversity, spiritual emergency, life-limiting illness, brain injury, and Alzheimer's/dementia.
Welcome. I work from a person-centred perspective that affirms your dignity, strengths and uniqueness. I provide a private space for you to share your innermost self and life experiences, knowing that you will be heard and understood. My approach is rooted in Jungian depth psychology and also integrates other branches of psychology according to your needs. From this perspective, life's crises are opportunities for personal development and growth. Therapy is a creative and unfolding process of self-discovery that seeks meaning and purpose while working through the challenges that are inherent in our shared human experience.
(289) 769-9996 View (289) 769-9996
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Anna Zwanzig
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
I work one-on-one with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, burnout, life transitions, grief/loss, and/or complex trauma.
Healing is a journey you don’t have to travel alone. It takes courage to begin this journey and it would be my honour to walk alongside you. As a therapist I meet you where you are at and create a space where you feel seen, heard, and believed. I focus on developing trust and safety in the therapeutic space. Prioritizing this therapeutic relationship is a powerful mechanism for positive change, and I have witnessed this many times.
I work one-on-one with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, burnout, life transitions, grief/loss, and/or complex trauma.
Healing is a journey you don’t have to travel alone. It takes courage to begin this journey and it would be my honour to walk alongside you. As a therapist I meet you where you are at and create a space where you feel seen, heard, and believed. I focus on developing trust and safety in the therapeutic space. Prioritizing this therapeutic relationship is a powerful mechanism for positive change, and I have witnessed this many times.
(289) 799-3033 View (289) 799-3033
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Beth Thiessen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2S  (Online Only)
My own experiences with religious trauma, body shame, grief/loss, and life transitions have helped shape my belief that everyone's experience is unique.
Are you feeling stuck, invisible, or disconnected from your own life? Overwhelmed by relationship issues, an unsustainable work-life balance, past trauma, or difficult losses? It can be challenging to get through each day feeling this way, and I'm glad you are seeking support.
My own experiences with religious trauma, body shame, grief/loss, and life transitions have helped shape my belief that everyone's experience is unique.
Are you feeling stuck, invisible, or disconnected from your own life? Overwhelmed by relationship issues, an unsustainable work-life balance, past trauma, or difficult losses? It can be challenging to get through each day feeling this way, and I'm glad you are seeking support.
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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.