Grief Therapists in Stoney Creek, ON

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Vicki Peirce
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
The main focus of my practice is on supporting those who are experiencing grief and bereavement. Grief comes in many forms as well, through life transition, loss of identity, career, relationship. If you have experienced a loss in any of these ways, I can help you with that difficult journey. I also provide support to those experiencing anxiety or depression.
The main focus of my practice is on supporting those who are experiencing grief and bereavement. Grief comes in many forms as well, through life transition, loss of identity, career, relationship. If you have experienced a loss in any of these ways, I can help you with that difficult journey. I also provide support to those experiencing anxiety or depression.
(289) 216-6827 View (289) 216-6827
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Breanne Griffin
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
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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Chantal Lester
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, grief, or a loss of identity that affects your day-to-day life? Are the demands of each day leaving you drained and overwhelmed, wondering if there's more to life? These days, many of us are struggling with feelings of uncertainty, depression, and anxiety, and if you're going through this, I want you to know that you're not alone. I am here to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and supportive space, and I will equip you with the coping skills and guidance needed to promote enduring change and healing in your life.
Do you struggle with trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, grief, or a loss of identity that affects your day-to-day life? Are the demands of each day leaving you drained and overwhelmed, wondering if there's more to life? These days, many of us are struggling with feelings of uncertainty, depression, and anxiety, and if you're going through this, I want you to know that you're not alone. I am here to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and supportive space, and I will equip you with the coping skills and guidance needed to promote enduring change and healing in your life.
(289) 275-7875 View (289) 275-7875
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Lyndsay Robertson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8E  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and grief.
Has life become so overwhelming that it is hard to know where to start and how to move forward? Are emotions surfacing and do you feel like it’s time to address them? Is anxiety, depression, stress, grief or trauma negatively affecting your life and do you wish there was a way to change this? Are you experiencing constant worry or stress and wishing that things were different? You are not alone, life can be very difficult at times and it’s important to know that a lot of people experience these issues. Are you interested in learning to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and exploring new perspectives?
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and grief.
Has life become so overwhelming that it is hard to know where to start and how to move forward? Are emotions surfacing and do you feel like it’s time to address them? Is anxiety, depression, stress, grief or trauma negatively affecting your life and do you wish there was a way to change this? Are you experiencing constant worry or stress and wishing that things were different? You are not alone, life can be very difficult at times and it’s important to know that a lot of people experience these issues. Are you interested in learning to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and exploring new perspectives?
(289) 723-1684 View (289) 723-1684
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Chelsea Rothwell - In The Pines Grief And Death Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8J
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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Klara Siber-Simic, Psychotherapy and Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, MHSc, RP
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
Have you experienced grief or loss? Are you going through a life transition? Are you living with health challenges, chronic or acute illness? Have you experienced injury and trauma? Do you provide care to a person living with chronic illness? Are you struggling to navigate through important decisions? Are you hoping to live a more balanced or more meaningful life? Through psychotherapy you can learn about yourself, identify and access your strengths, process past or present experience, gain valuable insight, build your resilience, examine beliefs and identify what you would like to change and how to go about moving forward.
Have you experienced grief or loss? Are you going through a life transition? Are you living with health challenges, chronic or acute illness? Have you experienced injury and trauma? Do you provide care to a person living with chronic illness? Are you struggling to navigate through important decisions? Are you hoping to live a more balanced or more meaningful life? Through psychotherapy you can learn about yourself, identify and access your strengths, process past or present experience, gain valuable insight, build your resilience, examine beliefs and identify what you would like to change and how to go about moving forward.
(647) 699-1987 View (647) 699-1987
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Charles Chiarelli
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, PGDip, OCT, BEd, BA(H)
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8E
Our clients face various life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addiction, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity. They are navigating significant life transitions and seeking relief from emotional distress. Our focus is on providing effective coping strategies to address their needs, fostering resilience and self-awareness. Through psychotherapy, they gain transformative insights and tools to navigate life's complexities, ultimately fostering well-being and genuine happiness. It's important to note that psychotherapy is for everyone, not just those diagnosed with "mental illness".
Our clients face various life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addiction, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity. They are navigating significant life transitions and seeking relief from emotional distress. Our focus is on providing effective coping strategies to address their needs, fostering resilience and self-awareness. Through psychotherapy, they gain transformative insights and tools to navigate life's complexities, ultimately fostering well-being and genuine happiness. It's important to note that psychotherapy is for everyone, not just those diagnosed with "mental illness".
(905) 536-9195 View (905) 536-9195
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Rattray Counselling Services Inc.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
Are you in need of couples therapy? Is infidelity, communication, trauma, unresolved conflict, or unmet needs affecting your life and relationships? Then let us talk in a safe environment how to de-escalate emotions, manage conflict constructively, enhance romance and intimacy, or attain an amicable solution. Or, are you in need of individual therapy? Is loneliness, anger, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, stress, grief/loss or other mental health issues getting in the way of your happiness? You can learn how to manage stress, regulate your emotions, channel your energy in a positive way, and have better relationships.
Are you in need of couples therapy? Is infidelity, communication, trauma, unresolved conflict, or unmet needs affecting your life and relationships? Then let us talk in a safe environment how to de-escalate emotions, manage conflict constructively, enhance romance and intimacy, or attain an amicable solution. Or, are you in need of individual therapy? Is loneliness, anger, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, stress, grief/loss or other mental health issues getting in the way of your happiness? You can learn how to manage stress, regulate your emotions, channel your energy in a positive way, and have better relationships.
(226) 400-2097 View (226) 400-2097
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Madeleine Serhal
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8J
Hey there - my name is Maddie (she/they) and I’m a Lebanese Canadian offering support to children and youth 10+, students, and young adults experiencing anxieties, school and life stressors, ADHD, relationship challenges, identity exploration, people pleasing, perfectionism, depression, grief, liberation, and the overall pressures of being a human. We will explore topics of self-awareness, attachment, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, protective patterns and narrative themes; relationship with our true selves, communities, nature; power dynamics and the impact of systems we live in; and many more mental health topics.
Hey there - my name is Maddie (she/they) and I’m a Lebanese Canadian offering support to children and youth 10+, students, and young adults experiencing anxieties, school and life stressors, ADHD, relationship challenges, identity exploration, people pleasing, perfectionism, depression, grief, liberation, and the overall pressures of being a human. We will explore topics of self-awareness, attachment, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, protective patterns and narrative themes; relationship with our true selves, communities, nature; power dynamics and the impact of systems we live in; and many more mental health topics.
(289) 236-2545 View (289) 236-2545
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Kelly-Lee Mansi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, PCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8E
Areas I work in include: Personality disorders - Depression & anxiety & anger management - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Victims of violent crime - Substance abuse & addictions, - Family conflict & dysfunction - LGBTQ & gender identity issues - Bereavement – Relationship issues - Infidelity - Life transition -Stress Mgt, Burnout, compassion fatigue.
Hello, my name is Kelly-Lee, I believe that every person is entitled to live a life that is healthy, wealthy and wise. For almost 20 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural and sexually diverse backgrounds to help empower them to overcome misaligned belief systems that were blocking their mental health, their sense of harmony and well-being. My psychotherapy and counselling work are primarily Adlerian based and incorporates an eclectic array of cognitive, psychodynamic, experiential, somatic and evidence-based therapies.
Areas I work in include: Personality disorders - Depression & anxiety & anger management - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Victims of violent crime - Substance abuse & addictions, - Family conflict & dysfunction - LGBTQ & gender identity issues - Bereavement – Relationship issues - Infidelity - Life transition -Stress Mgt, Burnout, compassion fatigue.
Hello, my name is Kelly-Lee, I believe that every person is entitled to live a life that is healthy, wealthy and wise. For almost 20 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural and sexually diverse backgrounds to help empower them to overcome misaligned belief systems that were blocking their mental health, their sense of harmony and well-being. My psychotherapy and counselling work are primarily Adlerian based and incorporates an eclectic array of cognitive, psychodynamic, experiential, somatic and evidence-based therapies.
(289) 797-1229 View (289) 797-1229
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Kim Lawrence
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8E
I have over 30 years of experience in the field of social work and 20 years of experience as a family mediator. My professional expertise includes a background in psychiatry and management. I counsel individuals, couples and families. I work with clients experiencing stress and trauma, anxiety and depression, relationship and family conflict including neglect, abuse, anger management and gender identity issues. I help couples with relationship conflict, communication, sexuality and parenting challenges, separation and divorce. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with addictions, making career decisions grief and day to day challenges.
I have over 30 years of experience in the field of social work and 20 years of experience as a family mediator. My professional expertise includes a background in psychiatry and management. I counsel individuals, couples and families. I work with clients experiencing stress and trauma, anxiety and depression, relationship and family conflict including neglect, abuse, anger management and gender identity issues. I help couples with relationship conflict, communication, sexuality and parenting challenges, separation and divorce. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with addictions, making career decisions grief and day to day challenges.
(289) 768-7742 View (289) 768-7742
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Meredith Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA/BSW
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
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I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering counselling for clients in both Ontario (in-person & online) & Nova Scotia (online only). I have worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. I have assisted adults experiencing a wide range of issues (i.e., addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress). I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
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I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering counselling for clients in both Ontario (in-person & online) & Nova Scotia (online only). I have worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. I have assisted adults experiencing a wide range of issues (i.e., addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress). I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
(226) 784-2336 View (226) 784-2336
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Glen Watkinson
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8E  (Online Only)
My areas of clinical care include trauma, abuse, violence, PTSD and C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociation, substance use and addictions, shame, anger, grief, relationships, sexual and gender identity, and spiritual abuse, deconstruction, and integration.
I believe that vitality and the chance to flourish happens when it’s safe enough to honestly be yourself. I consider it a privilege to accompany people through their pain, coping, self-discovery, healing, transformation, and joy. For the last 15 years, I have served in my community's and social services field, working alongside people living through trauma, substance use and addictions, poverty, mental health dual-diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and criminality.
My areas of clinical care include trauma, abuse, violence, PTSD and C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociation, substance use and addictions, shame, anger, grief, relationships, sexual and gender identity, and spiritual abuse, deconstruction, and integration.
I believe that vitality and the chance to flourish happens when it’s safe enough to honestly be yourself. I consider it a privilege to accompany people through their pain, coping, self-discovery, healing, transformation, and joy. For the last 15 years, I have served in my community's and social services field, working alongside people living through trauma, substance use and addictions, poverty, mental health dual-diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and criminality.
(289) 274-2492 View (289) 274-2492
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Access Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8E
You don't need to have all the answers right now—that's where we come in. By reaching out, you've already started your journey, and we're here to provide the guidance and support you need to navigate it. As a team, we have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and facing a variety of challenges, including Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem and Body Image Concerns, Stress and Burnout, ADHD Challenges, and Anger Management. Whatever you're going through, know that you're not alone, and we're here to help you find the solutions and make the positive changes you seek.
You don't need to have all the answers right now—that's where we come in. By reaching out, you've already started your journey, and we're here to provide the guidance and support you need to navigate it. As a team, we have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and facing a variety of challenges, including Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem and Body Image Concerns, Stress and Burnout, ADHD Challenges, and Anger Management. Whatever you're going through, know that you're not alone, and we're here to help you find the solutions and make the positive changes you seek.
(365) 659-4894 View (365) 659-4894
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Christine Brum Tollis
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CRPO, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8E  (Online Only)
With 20+ years of dedicated experience my expertise spans a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, emotion regulation, family conflict, self-esteem, and stress management.
Embarking on a journey towards healing and self-discovery is a profound act of courage, especially when it means opening up to someone new. Recognizing the bravery it takes to make that first step, I am deeply honored to accompany my clients on their path to wellness and would be privileged to support you on yours. My commitment is to walk alongside you at your own pace, ensuring our journey together is grounded in understanding, collaboration, and respect. With a down-to-earth approach, I prioritize creating a space that is emotionally safe and free from judgment, allowing you to feel both respected and truly heard.
With 20+ years of dedicated experience my expertise spans a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, emotion regulation, family conflict, self-esteem, and stress management.
Embarking on a journey towards healing and self-discovery is a profound act of courage, especially when it means opening up to someone new. Recognizing the bravery it takes to make that first step, I am deeply honored to accompany my clients on their path to wellness and would be privileged to support you on yours. My commitment is to walk alongside you at your own pace, ensuring our journey together is grounded in understanding, collaboration, and respect. With a down-to-earth approach, I prioritize creating a space that is emotionally safe and free from judgment, allowing you to feel both respected and truly heard.
(289) 796-1404 View (289) 796-1404
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Stephen Buzzelli
Registered Psychotherapist, ND, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8E  (Online Only)
My counselling interests include anxiety, addictions, career guidance, chronic illness, depression, sexuality, self-image, grief, loss and bereavement, stress and life transitions, and behavioural / emotional issues due to anger, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, fear, pain, worthlessness and trauma.
I hope that I can empower you to choose me as your therapist. What characteristics does a person hope to stumble upon to begin to bare their soul to a stranger? I know that trust, consistency, humor, curiosity, certainty, empathy, knowledge, professionalism and security are key components that would make it easier for me to open up. I focus on utilizing emotions as clues to investigate underlying patterns that are no longer adaptive. There‘s also the opportunity for those who choose to utilize my unique training as both a registered psychotherapist and naturopathic doctor, to approach mental health through a wholistic approach.
My counselling interests include anxiety, addictions, career guidance, chronic illness, depression, sexuality, self-image, grief, loss and bereavement, stress and life transitions, and behavioural / emotional issues due to anger, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, fear, pain, worthlessness and trauma.
I hope that I can empower you to choose me as your therapist. What characteristics does a person hope to stumble upon to begin to bare their soul to a stranger? I know that trust, consistency, humor, curiosity, certainty, empathy, knowledge, professionalism and security are key components that would make it easier for me to open up. I focus on utilizing emotions as clues to investigate underlying patterns that are no longer adaptive. There‘s also the opportunity for those who choose to utilize my unique training as both a registered psychotherapist and naturopathic doctor, to approach mental health through a wholistic approach.
(647) 492-1507 View (647) 492-1507
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Karen Althea Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BTh, RP
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
I love people. I rejoice with them when they do well and "hold their hand" in support when they struggle through various and varying challenges of life. Life happens, and it happens to everyone, including me. However, we each have different baselines at which we manage stressful situations. It is during these tough times you need a listening ear and someone trained and experienced to guide you through this turbulence. This is who I am; this is what I do. I believe in treating the holistic person, mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.
I love people. I rejoice with them when they do well and "hold their hand" in support when they struggle through various and varying challenges of life. Life happens, and it happens to everyone, including me. However, we each have different baselines at which we manage stressful situations. It is during these tough times you need a listening ear and someone trained and experienced to guide you through this turbulence. This is who I am; this is what I do. I believe in treating the holistic person, mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.
(647) 799-4051 View (647) 799-4051
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Emdr Maria del Carmen Sarmiento
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEdCPsy, EMDR C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Life obstacles may be the turning point towards new and rewarding experiences. Getting help through counselling is a safe way to move forward in your healing journey. I work with adults accompanying them on their path to self-exploration and self-awareness that will give them the courage to make new choices and create changes in their lives.
Life obstacles may be the turning point towards new and rewarding experiences. Getting help through counselling is a safe way to move forward in your healing journey. I work with adults accompanying them on their path to self-exploration and self-awareness that will give them the courage to make new choices and create changes in their lives.
(365) 607-0911 View (365) 607-0911
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Fika Low-Fee Therapy Program
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you looking for lower-cost counselling service to explore stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, ADHD, and more? Do you feel stuck and want to improve your mood and wellbeing? Are you wanting to "make things make sense" or feel less "stuck?" Do you want to attend on a weekly or biweekly basis, but felt limited by cost? We are a team of clinicians who looks forward to being able to offer sliding scale and low-cost therapy. Evening and daytime availabilities and no wait-lists (clinician dependent), and we see individuals and couples. We currently have spaces open - send us a note!
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you looking for lower-cost counselling service to explore stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, ADHD, and more? Do you feel stuck and want to improve your mood and wellbeing? Are you wanting to "make things make sense" or feel less "stuck?" Do you want to attend on a weekly or biweekly basis, but felt limited by cost? We are a team of clinicians who looks forward to being able to offer sliding scale and low-cost therapy. Evening and daytime availabilities and no wait-lists (clinician dependent), and we see individuals and couples. We currently have spaces open - send us a note!
(365) 601-4184 View (365) 601-4184
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Cheryl Drake
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA, BEd
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G
Our world is so complex. People are trying to navigate a world that is ever changing and constantly challenging. Maybe you are trying to fit in and feel appreciated. Or maybe you wonder how to find a moment to be alone and feel at peace. Maybe the last thing you want to do is be alone. Or maybe you feel disconnected and that no matter how hard you try, you just aren't able to connect with the people who are most important to you. These are all different outcomes that result when you don't feel emotionally safe and secure, attached, and valued in this chaotic world. When you are ready to change these outcomes, I am here to help.
Our world is so complex. People are trying to navigate a world that is ever changing and constantly challenging. Maybe you are trying to fit in and feel appreciated. Or maybe you wonder how to find a moment to be alone and feel at peace. Maybe the last thing you want to do is be alone. Or maybe you feel disconnected and that no matter how hard you try, you just aren't able to connect with the people who are most important to you. These are all different outcomes that result when you don't feel emotionally safe and secure, attached, and valued in this chaotic world. When you are ready to change these outcomes, I am here to help.
(289) 724-4307 View (289) 724-4307

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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.