Grief Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Phill Rego
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
You may be seeking out therapy to make sense of numbness or overwhelm. You seek understanding and moving out of that sense of wariness to engage with your life fully. Perhaps grief, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence are all a part of your story. But asking for support may be out of reach; you've learned to cope on your own for so long. Let us walk together through your life, and make sense of some of these untouchable parts. Gently, at your pace, we will discover what comes next and how best to resource you. Coping with new parts of life means we may need to untangle the unknown of our past. I can be there as this unfolds.
You may be seeking out therapy to make sense of numbness or overwhelm. You seek understanding and moving out of that sense of wariness to engage with your life fully. Perhaps grief, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence are all a part of your story. But asking for support may be out of reach; you've learned to cope on your own for so long. Let us walk together through your life, and make sense of some of these untouchable parts. Gently, at your pace, we will discover what comes next and how best to resource you. Coping with new parts of life means we may need to untangle the unknown of our past. I can be there as this unfolds.
(647) 370-2606 View (647) 370-2606
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Janna Joseph
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6R
Allow me to walk beside you and collaborate with you. Together we will create a space of empowerment and understanding. I am educated in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice, with specialized focus in trauma, grief, and relationships. I value being able to help my clients through their most difficult times. Through skill-building and personal discovery, I aim to help you manage current and future problems. Therapy with me will emphasize self-compassion, connection with the present moment and living your authentic life. Together, we will address your experiences holistically: body and mind.
Allow me to walk beside you and collaborate with you. Together we will create a space of empowerment and understanding. I am educated in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice, with specialized focus in trauma, grief, and relationships. I value being able to help my clients through their most difficult times. Through skill-building and personal discovery, I aim to help you manage current and future problems. Therapy with me will emphasize self-compassion, connection with the present moment and living your authentic life. Together, we will address your experiences holistically: body and mind.
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Rahma Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am a Muslim, queer-allied, trauma focused therapist. No matter where you are in your journey, I welcome you to explore, reflect on, and create a compassionate relationship with your inner world. I draw primarily from a dialectical behavioral and attachment framework, as well as parts work and psychodynamics. These frameworks are useful for anyone grappling with trauma, depression/anxiety, ADHD, grief, relationship challenges, and others. My goal is to empower clients to build internal capacity and strengthen their relationship with their internal landscape to better cope with the realities of the world.
Greetings! I am a Muslim, queer-allied, trauma focused therapist. No matter where you are in your journey, I welcome you to explore, reflect on, and create a compassionate relationship with your inner world. I draw primarily from a dialectical behavioral and attachment framework, as well as parts work and psychodynamics. These frameworks are useful for anyone grappling with trauma, depression/anxiety, ADHD, grief, relationship challenges, and others. My goal is to empower clients to build internal capacity and strengthen their relationship with their internal landscape to better cope with the realities of the world.
(437) 747-5428 View (437) 747-5428
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Amanda Honigsberg
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Love and Loss Therapy can help children, teenagers and adults process their pain, turn to love and see how loss can be a powerful catalyst for change and opportunity for growth. Losing someone or something meaningful can be profoundly painful and life changing. It can bring up challenges managing emotions including anxiety, stress, shame, sadness and more. Understanding how to manage and move forward with these feelings can give you freedom and healing.
Love and Loss Therapy can help children, teenagers and adults process their pain, turn to love and see how loss can be a powerful catalyst for change and opportunity for growth. Losing someone or something meaningful can be profoundly painful and life changing. It can bring up challenges managing emotions including anxiety, stress, shame, sadness and more. Understanding how to manage and move forward with these feelings can give you freedom and healing.
(289) 276-6929 View (289) 276-6929
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Trish Sai-Chew
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
You may feel that no matter what you do, it's not enough. You carry a huge weight on your shoulders, which can be overwhelming. It takes courage to face the pain and grief of life's challenges. In my work as an arts-based psychotherapist, I am witness to my clients' courage and resilience on a daily basis. I offer a safe, supportive space to explore one's heart and uncover hidden strengths and resources together. My approach is collaborative, person-centred and trauma-informed. I have worked for over fifteen years supporting clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, and disability.
You may feel that no matter what you do, it's not enough. You carry a huge weight on your shoulders, which can be overwhelming. It takes courage to face the pain and grief of life's challenges. In my work as an arts-based psychotherapist, I am witness to my clients' courage and resilience on a daily basis. I offer a safe, supportive space to explore one's heart and uncover hidden strengths and resources together. My approach is collaborative, person-centred and trauma-informed. I have worked for over fifteen years supporting clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, and disability.
(647) 503-4875 View (647) 503-4875
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Allyn Boyes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Hi there, I’m Allyn; it is nice to virtually meet you. I am passionate about empowering YOU with tools, techniques and understanding that will allow you to better understand yourself and decrease symptoms of anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, PTSD and much more. I am an expert at helping clients navigate life transitions and grief, whether it be the birth of a child, loss of a job or death of a loved one. My training and expertise will help you regain some control in your life which will ultimately help you to sustain your health and well-being in the long term.
Hi there, I’m Allyn; it is nice to virtually meet you. I am passionate about empowering YOU with tools, techniques and understanding that will allow you to better understand yourself and decrease symptoms of anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, PTSD and much more. I am an expert at helping clients navigate life transitions and grief, whether it be the birth of a child, loss of a job or death of a loved one. My training and expertise will help you regain some control in your life which will ultimately help you to sustain your health and well-being in the long term.
(289) 302-6637 View (289) 302-6637
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Shawna Rich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
Waitlist for new clients
My expertise includes acute and life-threatening health conditions, death and dying, grief, trauma, postpartum mental health, stress, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, sexuality and sexual identity.
I am Shawna - a passionate and innovative therapist who believes strong mental health is rooted in resilience and connection. Having worked exclusively with young cancer patients and their families over the past decade helped me realize that emotional pain and resilience are not mutually exclusive experiences - they live together. Through the process of recognizing and experiencing our deepest pain, fear and longing we can become better versions of ourselves. My style is empathic, intuitive, and interactive, and I uncover and guide my clients to use their untapped strengths, resilience, and potential for connection in their lives.
My expertise includes acute and life-threatening health conditions, death and dying, grief, trauma, postpartum mental health, stress, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, sexuality and sexual identity.
I am Shawna - a passionate and innovative therapist who believes strong mental health is rooted in resilience and connection. Having worked exclusively with young cancer patients and their families over the past decade helped me realize that emotional pain and resilience are not mutually exclusive experiences - they live together. Through the process of recognizing and experiencing our deepest pain, fear and longing we can become better versions of ourselves. My style is empathic, intuitive, and interactive, and I uncover and guide my clients to use their untapped strengths, resilience, and potential for connection in their lives.
(647) 424-0516 View (647) 424-0516
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Joelleann Forbes (Hope Leads Mental Health Care)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Joelleann (Joelle) Forbes, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker, a psychotherapist, and one of the co-founders of Hope Leads Mental Health Care. Joelle provides counseling and psychotherapy to adults across the gender spectrum, 18 years and older. Her therapeutic approach highlights the importance of empowerment, healing generational wounds, and nurturing the authentic self. She has experience supporting clients with navigating grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, self-esteem, life transitions, and various forms of oppression.
Joelleann (Joelle) Forbes, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker, a psychotherapist, and one of the co-founders of Hope Leads Mental Health Care. Joelle provides counseling and psychotherapy to adults across the gender spectrum, 18 years and older. Her therapeutic approach highlights the importance of empowerment, healing generational wounds, and nurturing the authentic self. She has experience supporting clients with navigating grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, self-esteem, life transitions, and various forms of oppression.
(289) 806-2282 View (289) 806-2282
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Modya Silver
Registered Psychotherapist, SEP, BASc, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Somatic-based trauma therapy, Relational Gestalt therapy, spiritual journeys, marriage, children, loss and grief. I’ve been around the block a few times and offer creative ways to help you explore how you keep yourself stuck, sad or overwhelmed and how you limit your growth.
Somatic-based trauma therapy, Relational Gestalt therapy, spiritual journeys, marriage, children, loss and grief. I’ve been around the block a few times and offer creative ways to help you explore how you keep yourself stuck, sad or overwhelmed and how you limit your growth.
(647) 560-8466 View (647) 560-8466
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Sebastian Gatica
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
I use an eclectic approach to my practice, drawing on various theories and modalities based on the unique needs and lived experiences of each individual, with a particular focus on grief, loss and trauma.
Whether it be a persistent issue or a recent challenge, I believe that every person has the innate capacity for growth and positive change. Through compassion and active-listening, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows for collaboration and self-discovery, so that individuals can achieve their personal goals and lead better lives.
I use an eclectic approach to my practice, drawing on various theories and modalities based on the unique needs and lived experiences of each individual, with a particular focus on grief, loss and trauma.
Whether it be a persistent issue or a recent challenge, I believe that every person has the innate capacity for growth and positive change. Through compassion and active-listening, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows for collaboration and self-discovery, so that individuals can achieve their personal goals and lead better lives.
(289) 277-5475 x707 View (289) 277-5475 x707
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Niknaz (Niki) Soghrati
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
My experiences include individual and group therapy; mood and behaviour management; enhancing self-perception and self-worth; building interpersonal relationships; and navigating loss and trauma.
Life is a journey without a roadmap, and we are all learning to navigate it in our own unique ways. I believe everyone is the expert in their own lives and my goal is to work with children, adolescents, and adults in accessing their inner power and strengths as they navigate challenges. I am passionate about getting to know people and feel privileged to be a part of their journey.
My experiences include individual and group therapy; mood and behaviour management; enhancing self-perception and self-worth; building interpersonal relationships; and navigating loss and trauma.
Life is a journey without a roadmap, and we are all learning to navigate it in our own unique ways. I believe everyone is the expert in their own lives and my goal is to work with children, adolescents, and adults in accessing their inner power and strengths as they navigate challenges. I am passionate about getting to know people and feel privileged to be a part of their journey.
(437) 747-1825 View (437) 747-1825
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Kurt Zubatiuk
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CRPO, DipTIRP, MemCAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W
Our anxiety, stress and trauma can become manageable, and we don't feel so alone in our pain, fear, grief or despair.
We all need someone to talk to, to help us through difficult times. Whether we have overwhelming issues in the present, or traumas from our past, we need someone to help us make sense of them - and to stick with us through the hard emotions that come with them. As a relational psychotherapist I believe that to get through life, and live life to its fullest, we need to deeply talk with someone. We do not need judgement. We need understanding, compassion, and we need to know we matter.
Our anxiety, stress and trauma can become manageable, and we don't feel so alone in our pain, fear, grief or despair.
We all need someone to talk to, to help us through difficult times. Whether we have overwhelming issues in the present, or traumas from our past, we need someone to help us make sense of them - and to stick with us through the hard emotions that come with them. As a relational psychotherapist I believe that to get through life, and live life to its fullest, we need to deeply talk with someone. We do not need judgement. We need understanding, compassion, and we need to know we matter.
(844) 332-2349 x1 View (844) 332-2349 x1
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Chloe Oliver
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P
I support individuals with a variety of challenges, including Anxiety, Depression, Relationships and Boundaries, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Chronic Pain, Life Transitions, as well as those interested in exploring and deepening their personal/spiritual paths. My approach is trauma-informed, person-centred, holistic, and collaborative. I have more than ten years of diverse experience supporting individuals. I bring empathy, open-mindedness, compassion and curiosity to each of my sessions.
I support individuals with a variety of challenges, including Anxiety, Depression, Relationships and Boundaries, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Chronic Pain, Life Transitions, as well as those interested in exploring and deepening their personal/spiritual paths. My approach is trauma-informed, person-centred, holistic, and collaborative. I have more than ten years of diverse experience supporting individuals. I bring empathy, open-mindedness, compassion and curiosity to each of my sessions.
(437) 747-1837 View (437) 747-1837
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Harjeet Kaur Badwall
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Harjeet. Thank you for visiting my profile and exploring the possibility to connect with each other. I’ve been working in the field of Social Work for 20+ years. I’ve had the privilege to work with people from many walks of life, across a broad range of concerns, including, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, intimate partner violence, relationship concerns, and social inequities. Co-creating peaceful, collaborative and respectful connections are important in my practice. I use many approaches, but specialize in Narrative therapy.
Hi, I’m Harjeet. Thank you for visiting my profile and exploring the possibility to connect with each other. I’ve been working in the field of Social Work for 20+ years. I’ve had the privilege to work with people from many walks of life, across a broad range of concerns, including, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, intimate partner violence, relationship concerns, and social inequities. Co-creating peaceful, collaborative and respectful connections are important in my practice. I use many approaches, but specialize in Narrative therapy.
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Susan Malek
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5H  (Online Only)
Have you experienced a loss that is causing you distress? Have you experienced a profound impact of loss, such as the passing of a loved one, the end of a significant relationship, job loss, or any other major life transition that brings about deep sadness, confusion, and a sense of isolation? You're probably experiencing several intense cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Your primary challenge lies in coping with the intense, often overwhelming emotions that accompany grief. These emotions can be difficult to manage. However, with over 20 years experience in grief recovery, I am here to help you.
Have you experienced a loss that is causing you distress? Have you experienced a profound impact of loss, such as the passing of a loved one, the end of a significant relationship, job loss, or any other major life transition that brings about deep sadness, confusion, and a sense of isolation? You're probably experiencing several intense cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Your primary challenge lies in coping with the intense, often overwhelming emotions that accompany grief. These emotions can be difficult to manage. However, with over 20 years experience in grief recovery, I am here to help you.
(437) 747-5214 View (437) 747-5214
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Megan Lawlor
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Megan and I am a Registered Social Worker that specializes in supporting adults of all ages. I have extensive experience working with clients through times of transition including loss and/or illness. I operate from a trauma-informed background with a specialized focus on supporting individuals with change or loss at any stage in their life. I integrate a strengths-based approach into helping you navigate life’s toughest challenges and utilize an integrative and collaborative approach that I tailor to be appropriate for any age.
Hello! My name is Megan and I am a Registered Social Worker that specializes in supporting adults of all ages. I have extensive experience working with clients through times of transition including loss and/or illness. I operate from a trauma-informed background with a specialized focus on supporting individuals with change or loss at any stage in their life. I integrate a strengths-based approach into helping you navigate life’s toughest challenges and utilize an integrative and collaborative approach that I tailor to be appropriate for any age.
(647) 560-1606 View (647) 560-1606
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Melissa Goldband
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6C
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in Reproductive Life Transitions including families trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy loss, fertility and menopause, often working with issues related to depression, anxiety and grief.
I specialize in Reproductive Life Transitions including families trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy loss, fertility and menopause, often working with issues related to depression, anxiety and grief.
(289) 206-8643 View (289) 206-8643
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Rhea Plosker MASc, MC, RSW, RP
Registered Social Worker, MC, MASc, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Are you seeking practical tools and techniques you can quickly apply in your life and work? Are you living with depression, anxiety, stress, or grief and loss? Are you, or is someone you care for, recovering from or living with illness? Are you facing major decisions or times of transition at work or in your personal life? ​ Do you feel you could benefit from empathetic listening as well as proven skills and tools that build on your strengths and preferences?
Are you seeking practical tools and techniques you can quickly apply in your life and work? Are you living with depression, anxiety, stress, or grief and loss? Are you, or is someone you care for, recovering from or living with illness? Are you facing major decisions or times of transition at work or in your personal life? ​ Do you feel you could benefit from empathetic listening as well as proven skills and tools that build on your strengths and preferences?
(647) 490-6073 View (647) 490-6073
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Darryl Paula Gershater
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief and loss.
I am a clinical social worker (MSW, RSW), and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Being truly present and providing a non-judgemental space for people to be heard is key in my practice. I work collaboratively with clients to explore life challenges that impact our well-being. I will work with you to draw on your strengths as you walk the journey of life with its ups and downs. I have specialized training from Columbia University and Wilfrid Laurier in grief and loss.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief and loss.
I am a clinical social worker (MSW, RSW), and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Being truly present and providing a non-judgemental space for people to be heard is key in my practice. I work collaboratively with clients to explore life challenges that impact our well-being. I will work with you to draw on your strengths as you walk the journey of life with its ups and downs. I have specialized training from Columbia University and Wilfrid Laurier in grief and loss.
(647) 696-1731 View (647) 696-1731
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Jennifer Pinto
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6N  (Online Only)
I have a keen interest and experience working with perinatal/infant loss.
Hello, I’m a Registered Social Worker (MSW) and Psychotherapist working virtually with clients in Ontario. I provide a safe and caring space to explore the struggles you are facing and guide you towards understanding, healing and overall balance in life. I work from an integrated, holistic approach. This means therapy is collaborative - you already have many strengths and inner wisdom; I shed light and guide you to identify how thought patterns, reactivity and perhaps old wounds keep you stuck. Through evidence-based, mind-body and spiritual approaches we work together so you can start to live with more balance, clarity and joy.
I have a keen interest and experience working with perinatal/infant loss.
Hello, I’m a Registered Social Worker (MSW) and Psychotherapist working virtually with clients in Ontario. I provide a safe and caring space to explore the struggles you are facing and guide you towards understanding, healing and overall balance in life. I work from an integrated, holistic approach. This means therapy is collaborative - you already have many strengths and inner wisdom; I shed light and guide you to identify how thought patterns, reactivity and perhaps old wounds keep you stuck. Through evidence-based, mind-body and spiritual approaches we work together so you can start to live with more balance, clarity and joy.
(647) 360-9816 View (647) 360-9816

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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.