Grief Therapists in Thorold, ON

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Linda Jeffries
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
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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Breanne Griffin
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
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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Amanda Di Zio
Registered Social Worker, HBSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V  (Online Only)
Hi There! My name is Amanda Di Zio, a Registered Social Worker with many years of experience in supporting folks with compassion and understanding. I provide support for people of all ages and identities who are navigating challenges related to gender-based violence, emotional regulation, grief and bereavement, self-esteem, shame and guilt, and anxiety. I not only address immediate crises, but also to build long-term coping skills and emotional resilience.
Hi There! My name is Amanda Di Zio, a Registered Social Worker with many years of experience in supporting folks with compassion and understanding. I provide support for people of all ages and identities who are navigating challenges related to gender-based violence, emotional regulation, grief and bereavement, self-esteem, shame and guilt, and anxiety. I not only address immediate crises, but also to build long-term coping skills and emotional resilience.
(365) 360-9087 View (365) 360-9087
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Jen Rouse
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
Not accepting new clients
As a clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychologist, I provide assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults for a range of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, worry, depression, trauma, panic, social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, insomnia, grief, anger, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, coping with chronic illness and pain, developmental difficulties, and bipolar disorder.
As a clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychologist, I provide assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults for a range of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, worry, depression, trauma, panic, social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, insomnia, grief, anger, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, coping with chronic illness and pain, developmental difficulties, and bipolar disorder.
(289) 203-1798 View (289) 203-1798
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Kelly McKay
Psychologist, MC, C Psych
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
From my office located in Thorold, Ontario, I offer psychological assessment and counselling services for individuals over 18 years of age. I provide counselling services for difficulties related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, grief/loss, life transitions, work-related issues, trauma and relationship concerns.
From my office located in Thorold, Ontario, I offer psychological assessment and counselling services for individuals over 18 years of age. I provide counselling services for difficulties related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, grief/loss, life transitions, work-related issues, trauma and relationship concerns.
(365) 607-5892 View (365) 607-5892
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Michelle Graham
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
If a session with a therapist were helpful, What would that look like? Safety, Compassion, Empathetic, Respectful, and Validating. I provide therapy for issues such as; anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, individual for youth and adults as well as couples counselling.
If a session with a therapist were helpful, What would that look like? Safety, Compassion, Empathetic, Respectful, and Validating. I provide therapy for issues such as; anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, individual for youth and adults as well as couples counselling.
(888) 232-0631 View (888) 232-0631
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Jessica VanWyngaarden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
Welcome! I’m glad you are here as it can be really difficult to reach out for help. I support individuals in working through stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict, grief and loss, history of trauma, domestic violence, and abuse. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages and phases of life who are in crisis or who have been struggling for a long time.
Welcome! I’m glad you are here as it can be really difficult to reach out for help. I support individuals in working through stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict, grief and loss, history of trauma, domestic violence, and abuse. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages and phases of life who are in crisis or who have been struggling for a long time.
(289) 236-0945 View (289) 236-0945
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Riley Collins
Counsellor, CYCP, BA
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
Are you living with feelings of uncertainty, struggling to recognize your own needs, or establishing clear boundaries? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, or unsure of where to begin because you've spent your life adhering to others' rules and expectations? Do you wonder what life could feel like if you lived authentically for yourself? Now more than ever, teens and emerging adults are facing uncertainty about their futures and navigating their identities. I am here to assist you in tapping into your intuition and supporting you as you make mindful choices to shape the life you aspire to lead.
Are you living with feelings of uncertainty, struggling to recognize your own needs, or establishing clear boundaries? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, or unsure of where to begin because you've spent your life adhering to others' rules and expectations? Do you wonder what life could feel like if you lived authentically for yourself? Now more than ever, teens and emerging adults are facing uncertainty about their futures and navigating their identities. I am here to assist you in tapping into your intuition and supporting you as you make mindful choices to shape the life you aspire to lead.
(365) 675-0751 View (365) 675-0751
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Sue Lymburner Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings. I work with clients who are healing from unresolved trauma due to early and recent physical, emotional and sexual abuse, clients struggling with addiction, heartbreak, depression, divorce, stress, a sense of emptiness, anger, anxiety, low self esteem and other challenges. We will work together to address the core issues, developing a sense of empowerment, awareness of choices and new experiences of freedom
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings. I work with clients who are healing from unresolved trauma due to early and recent physical, emotional and sexual abuse, clients struggling with addiction, heartbreak, depression, divorce, stress, a sense of emptiness, anger, anxiety, low self esteem and other challenges. We will work together to address the core issues, developing a sense of empowerment, awareness of choices and new experiences of freedom
(289) 204-0857 View (289) 204-0857
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Andrea Paschert
CNP/CPN, RN
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
Are you struggling? Do you need clarity in your life? Let's talk about your unique story! Life is a journey that has ups and downs. During this journey we can all use someone to help us through those difficult times. Getting that help makes you stronger. Learning to process our feelings and strengthen our resolve for the next challenge that comes our way will empower you. Don't struggle in silence...take back control of your emotions and feelings and thrive in life. Mental health can be something you control, instead of it controlling you! Let's start the journey to peace together.
Are you struggling? Do you need clarity in your life? Let's talk about your unique story! Life is a journey that has ups and downs. During this journey we can all use someone to help us through those difficult times. Getting that help makes you stronger. Learning to process our feelings and strengthen our resolve for the next challenge that comes our way will empower you. Don't struggle in silence...take back control of your emotions and feelings and thrive in life. Mental health can be something you control, instead of it controlling you! Let's start the journey to peace together.
(289) 212-6620 View (289) 212-6620
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Ian Robertson Social Work Professional Corp.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
I have worked as a clinician for over 30 years. I am an Advanced Clinical Supervisor for therapists and several community agencies. I am a clinical traumatologist with advanced trauma training and expanded clinical experience in providing therapy for many unique issues for families, couples, and individuals. As an instructor at Laurier University in the Professional Development Department in the School of Social Work, I also train professional therapists in advanced trauma, mental health and addiction therapeutic clinical models and approaches. Our agency provides empathetic yet effective therapeutic approaches to self-growth.
I have worked as a clinician for over 30 years. I am an Advanced Clinical Supervisor for therapists and several community agencies. I am a clinical traumatologist with advanced trauma training and expanded clinical experience in providing therapy for many unique issues for families, couples, and individuals. As an instructor at Laurier University in the Professional Development Department in the School of Social Work, I also train professional therapists in advanced trauma, mental health and addiction therapeutic clinical models and approaches. Our agency provides empathetic yet effective therapeutic approaches to self-growth.
(289) 277-0102 View (289) 277-0102
David James Cockman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thorold, ON L2V
David James & Associates strongly believe the promotion of health strengthens an individual and families well-being. David James & Associates are inspired and challenged by five core values: compassion, purpose, commitment, passion and confidence
David James & Associates strongly believe the promotion of health strengthens an individual and families well-being. David James & Associates are inspired and challenged by five core values: compassion, purpose, commitment, passion and confidence
(855) 979-8951 View (855) 979-8951
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K. Harris Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
At K. Harris Counselling, we blend expertise with an authentic, approachable vibe. Our therapists have diverse backgrounds in various therapy modalities, coupled with a sincere, down-to-earth approach that enhances our competence and helps to build a genuine authentic connection our clients. We are dedicated to being authentic in everything we do. We focus on building a space where clients feel genuinely valued and understood, free from judgment. Our approach is all about being real and relatable, creating an atmosphere where clients can comfortably explore their deepest thoughts and emotions.
At K. Harris Counselling, we blend expertise with an authentic, approachable vibe. Our therapists have diverse backgrounds in various therapy modalities, coupled with a sincere, down-to-earth approach that enhances our competence and helps to build a genuine authentic connection our clients. We are dedicated to being authentic in everything we do. We focus on building a space where clients feel genuinely valued and understood, free from judgment. Our approach is all about being real and relatable, creating an atmosphere where clients can comfortably explore their deepest thoughts and emotions.
(289) 203-4672 View (289) 203-4672
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Grounding Balance Wellness & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
We are accepting new Clients! Supporting individuals, family, parents, mentors in their journey. This experience is about you. We can provide tools, suggestions, feedback and guidance in working towards your goals and making healthy changes.
We are accepting new Clients! Supporting individuals, family, parents, mentors in their journey. This experience is about you. We can provide tools, suggestions, feedback and guidance in working towards your goals and making healthy changes.
(905) 685-5458 View (905) 685-5458
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Amanda Stemplowski
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
Welcome! I am glad you are here as I understand it can be difficult to reach out. As a Trauma Therapist, I work with children, teens, and adults while offering a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues to make a lasting change. Working together, we will find an approach that best fits your needs. My goal is to meet my clients where they are at, while guiding and empowering them to make positive changes in their life.
Welcome! I am glad you are here as I understand it can be difficult to reach out. As a Trauma Therapist, I work with children, teens, and adults while offering a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues to make a lasting change. Working together, we will find an approach that best fits your needs. My goal is to meet my clients where they are at, while guiding and empowering them to make positive changes in their life.
(289) 302-6024 View (289) 302-6024

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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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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2S  (Online Only)
We support folk experiencing existential crisis, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues (including couples counselling), perinatal mental health concerns and more.
If you're feeling disconnected, distracted, and detached from your life, it may be time to look at why. Why can't I connect, why am I not able to just "get over" my past, or why does it all feel so meaningless? Maybe there are other questions, like “what am I doing with my life” or “who do I want to be?”. It’s okay to take time that's just for you, to look at your life and see both the big picture and explore the often overlooked details. With the right support, you can feel more present, connected, and in control of your life.
We support folk experiencing existential crisis, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues (including couples counselling), perinatal mental health concerns and more.
If you're feeling disconnected, distracted, and detached from your life, it may be time to look at why. Why can't I connect, why am I not able to just "get over" my past, or why does it all feel so meaningless? Maybe there are other questions, like “what am I doing with my life” or “who do I want to be?”. It’s okay to take time that's just for you, to look at your life and see both the big picture and explore the often overlooked details. With the right support, you can feel more present, connected, and in control of your life.
(249) 488-1297 View (249) 488-1297
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Magnolia Counselling Centre Niagara
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2P  (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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Sabrina Moosa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2S  (Online Only)
Taking New Clients! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with experience supporting people with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, phobias, and relationship issues. If you are feeling stuck, have negative thoughts, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, trauma, interpersonal challenges or re-defining yourself in an unsatisfactory relationship I work through a holistic and culturally sensitive therapy approach to aid in reaching your desired goals.
Taking New Clients! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with experience supporting people with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, phobias, and relationship issues. If you are feeling stuck, have negative thoughts, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, trauma, interpersonal challenges or re-defining yourself in an unsatisfactory relationship I work through a holistic and culturally sensitive therapy approach to aid in reaching your desired goals.
(289) 217-9712 View (289) 217-9712
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Tracy Gostlow
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2T
My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, self-harm and suicide ideation, substance use, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, chronic pain, life transitional issues, disabilities, pregnancy loss, and pre and postnatal issues.
As a whole, therapy is a place that allows people to be vulnerable. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe outlet for you to share your story, validate your feelings and worries, emphasize your strengths, and encourage you to carry out the quality of life you deserve.
My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, self-harm and suicide ideation, substance use, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, chronic pain, life transitional issues, disabilities, pregnancy loss, and pre and postnatal issues.
As a whole, therapy is a place that allows people to be vulnerable. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe outlet for you to share your story, validate your feelings and worries, emphasize your strengths, and encourage you to carry out the quality of life you deserve.
(365) 675-0554 View (365) 675-0554
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Martene Harshaw
Registered Social Worker, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2T
I have 20 years of experience in treating individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, trauma and grief. Counselling takes place in a safe and therapeutic environment. Developing a relationship with my clients to engage in evidenced-based therapy techniques that have been established as effective and successful in regaining hope in your lives. These techniques can help you experience increased emotional health and wellness. I have a strong interest in trauma work. Sessions are tailored to your specific strengths, needs and values, exploring the impact of our experiences on our current life situation.
I have 20 years of experience in treating individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, trauma and grief. Counselling takes place in a safe and therapeutic environment. Developing a relationship with my clients to engage in evidenced-based therapy techniques that have been established as effective and successful in regaining hope in your lives. These techniques can help you experience increased emotional health and wellness. I have a strong interest in trauma work. Sessions are tailored to your specific strengths, needs and values, exploring the impact of our experiences on our current life situation.
(905) 341-2120 View (905) 341-2120
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Janna Noto-Campanella
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2S  (Online Only)
Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or even feelings of self-doubt and perfectionism I strive to foster a compassionate atmosphere for healing and self-growth.
Navigating the complexities of life, career, and relationships can be overwhelming. I foster a compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore more about experiences and emotions. Our lives are a tapestry where experiences, relationships, and inner battles intertwine which shapes our identities influencing our paths.
Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or even feelings of self-doubt and perfectionism I strive to foster a compassionate atmosphere for healing and self-growth.
Navigating the complexities of life, career, and relationships can be overwhelming. I foster a compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore more about experiences and emotions. Our lives are a tapestry where experiences, relationships, and inner battles intertwine which shapes our identities influencing our paths.
(289) 302-5539 View (289) 302-5539
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Amanda Harry
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2S
Help for Helpers: “How are you, really?” Is taking care of others, responding to constant demands at work and juggling responsibilities at home leaving you on high alert, feeling disconnected, exhausted, resentful and lost in your sense of self? Putting your emotions on hold, compartmentalising your life, minimising the impact of your work and your responsibilities at home and simply pushing through can lead to burn out, symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD. You do not have to do this alone, I am here to support you.
Help for Helpers: “How are you, really?” Is taking care of others, responding to constant demands at work and juggling responsibilities at home leaving you on high alert, feeling disconnected, exhausted, resentful and lost in your sense of self? Putting your emotions on hold, compartmentalising your life, minimising the impact of your work and your responsibilities at home and simply pushing through can lead to burn out, symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD. You do not have to do this alone, I am here to support you.
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Britney Binkowski
Counsellor, RP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2T
Life can be tough. Sometimes this causes you experience problems that are too difficult to handle alone. Perhaps you feel depressed, angry, stuck, sad, unsatisfied or anxious; perhaps addictive patterns or other self-destructive behaviours are wearing you down and disrupting your life. Maybe the way that you have always dealt with things is no longer working. Sometimes you might reach out for support simply because you need an unbiased person to talk to or have a nagging feeling that something is just not right and could be better.
Life can be tough. Sometimes this causes you experience problems that are too difficult to handle alone. Perhaps you feel depressed, angry, stuck, sad, unsatisfied or anxious; perhaps addictive patterns or other self-destructive behaviours are wearing you down and disrupting your life. Maybe the way that you have always dealt with things is no longer working. Sometimes you might reach out for support simply because you need an unbiased person to talk to or have a nagging feeling that something is just not right and could be better.
(647) 955-3898 View (647) 955-3898
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Michelle MacIntosh
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Drawing on over 25 years of private practice, Michelle is deeply committed to empowering women through life's transformative moments. Michelle's expertise as a social worker and meditation teacher enriches her practice, emphasizing rapid, meaningful change in day-to-day life.
Drawing on over 25 years of private practice, Michelle is deeply committed to empowering women through life's transformative moments. Michelle's expertise as a social worker and meditation teacher enriches her practice, emphasizing rapid, meaningful change in day-to-day life.
(289) 768-5741 View (289) 768-5741

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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.