Grief Therapists in Waterdown, ON

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Allison C. Restagno
PhD, MSc, B MUS, SummaCL
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B
I invite you to journey with me in spirit, and to discover through your period of great stress, grief, or circumstantial turmoil, inner strength that you never knew existed, and just what you are 'really made of'.
It is my firm belief that everyone deserves someone to talk to, and to pour out what has been long kept in their heart, body, mind, spirit, and soul. It is with that belief, that I offer my skills, and trained ear as a counselor, in order to help you navigate through this situation that you are finding yourself going through. You are never alone. Although it may feel like this at this very moment, you are stronger than you think that you are. Real strength, in my opinion, is being able to be vulnerable, being able to disclose a hidden problem or area of great pain, and to deal with this 'head on', and with someone who can help you.
I invite you to journey with me in spirit, and to discover through your period of great stress, grief, or circumstantial turmoil, inner strength that you never knew existed, and just what you are 'really made of'.
It is my firm belief that everyone deserves someone to talk to, and to pour out what has been long kept in their heart, body, mind, spirit, and soul. It is with that belief, that I offer my skills, and trained ear as a counselor, in order to help you navigate through this situation that you are finding yourself going through. You are never alone. Although it may feel like this at this very moment, you are stronger than you think that you are. Real strength, in my opinion, is being able to be vulnerable, being able to disclose a hidden problem or area of great pain, and to deal with this 'head on', and with someone who can help you.
(365) 657-1027 View (365) 657-1027
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Cortney Pasternak Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, stress, burn out, marriage & relationship conflicts, intimacy, narcissism, life & career transitions, dating, parenting, and PTSD. I realize there is rarely one issue, and it takes courage to ask for help. I offer a warm, sincere and supportive environment to share, reflect, and experience positive growth from the issues you bring to counselling. I work with individuals, couples and families - to help them become happier, more resilient, and to better cope. I have over 20 years of experience helping people share their struggles - to feel heard and understood.
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, stress, burn out, marriage & relationship conflicts, intimacy, narcissism, life & career transitions, dating, parenting, and PTSD. I realize there is rarely one issue, and it takes courage to ask for help. I offer a warm, sincere and supportive environment to share, reflect, and experience positive growth from the issues you bring to counselling. I work with individuals, couples and families - to help them become happier, more resilient, and to better cope. I have over 20 years of experience helping people share their struggles - to feel heard and understood.
(647) 699-0493 View (647) 699-0493
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Laura M Archer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BASc
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking to discuss childhood anxiety, depression/anxiety, mothering/parenting, child development, infant attachment, birth trauma, infant loss, mood concerns, relationship challenges, or just want someone objective to talk to, please reach out so we can have meaningful conversations together.
Hello! I'm Laura. As a mother myself, my passion is helping other mothers and individuals within their parenting journey. It takes a village as they say. Together, we can have meaningful conversations that align with your parenting style and goals. I provide evidence-based information to support your parenting choices and help you avoid the overwhelming internet rabbit hole. Whether it's anxiety, depression, child development, or relationship challenges, I am here to listen and support you. I meet with both children and adults up to 12 years old. Let's dive deep and find what brings you the quality of life you envision.
If you are looking to discuss childhood anxiety, depression/anxiety, mothering/parenting, child development, infant attachment, birth trauma, infant loss, mood concerns, relationship challenges, or just want someone objective to talk to, please reach out so we can have meaningful conversations together.
Hello! I'm Laura. As a mother myself, my passion is helping other mothers and individuals within their parenting journey. It takes a village as they say. Together, we can have meaningful conversations that align with your parenting style and goals. I provide evidence-based information to support your parenting choices and help you avoid the overwhelming internet rabbit hole. Whether it's anxiety, depression, child development, or relationship challenges, I am here to listen and support you. I meet with both children and adults up to 12 years old. Let's dive deep and find what brings you the quality of life you envision.
(289) 212-6495 View (289) 212-6495
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Grace Ross
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
We all experience times in life when we feel overwhelmed, anxious or in grief. Life's challenges can sometimes take a toll on our sense of well-being. When anxiety, fear, grief or relationship difficulties arise you may feel even more vulnerable. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore your feelings, uncover insights and develop greater self-awareness and compassion. Together we can create new coping skills that will support you and your loved ones during these exceptional times.
We all experience times in life when we feel overwhelmed, anxious or in grief. Life's challenges can sometimes take a toll on our sense of well-being. When anxiety, fear, grief or relationship difficulties arise you may feel even more vulnerable. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore your feelings, uncover insights and develop greater self-awareness and compassion. Together we can create new coping skills that will support you and your loved ones during these exceptional times.
(365) 800-5603 View (365) 800-5603
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Hanna Watkins
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
I have 10 years of experience and specialized training in couples/relationship therapy, perinatal mental health, and pregnancy and infant loss.
Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns, struggling to find better ways to address situations even though you know what you're doing isn't working? By focusing on relationships and attachment, I can help you get unstuck, and gain greater insight into why you do what you do, and what else might be helpful. Navigate and heal the burdens you carry. Move forward from painful dynamics. Be the best person you can be. Build the kind of relationships you desire. As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, I offer individual therapy, couples counselling, and family therapy (18+).
I have 10 years of experience and specialized training in couples/relationship therapy, perinatal mental health, and pregnancy and infant loss.
Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns, struggling to find better ways to address situations even though you know what you're doing isn't working? By focusing on relationships and attachment, I can help you get unstuck, and gain greater insight into why you do what you do, and what else might be helpful. Navigate and heal the burdens you carry. Move forward from painful dynamics. Be the best person you can be. Build the kind of relationships you desire. As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, I offer individual therapy, couples counselling, and family therapy (18+).
(289) 807-2739 View (289) 807-2739
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Nick Lauwers
Registered Social Worker, BSW , RSW, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
Other areas of practice include general life stressors, such as situational or ongoing crises, grief and loss and or issues related to the courts (family).
My practice has a comprehensive focus on mental heath, marriage couple and family therapy and family mediation. Having been trained in a hospital setting, I work effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and most mental health disorders. In addition, I have a comprehensive focus on marriage, couples and family therapy focusing on couples experiencing a high level of marital conflict, relationship breakdown or who want to improve the quality of their relationship. Restoring healthy relationships and supporting healthy family systems is one of my core passions! Do you feel you need this?
Other areas of practice include general life stressors, such as situational or ongoing crises, grief and loss and or issues related to the courts (family).
My practice has a comprehensive focus on mental heath, marriage couple and family therapy and family mediation. Having been trained in a hospital setting, I work effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and most mental health disorders. In addition, I have a comprehensive focus on marriage, couples and family therapy focusing on couples experiencing a high level of marital conflict, relationship breakdown or who want to improve the quality of their relationship. Restoring healthy relationships and supporting healthy family systems is one of my core passions! Do you feel you need this?
(289) 210-4704 View (289) 210-4704
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Lotus Counselling Services, Susan Giroux
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Susan joined the Lotus Counselling Services team in June 2022 and is a Registered Psychotherapist. Susan comes from a 20-year career as professor, author and senior administrator in one of Canada's most research-intensive universities. "I am familiar with the anxiety, depression, burnout, interpersonal conflict, lack of balance and other emotional and psychological costs of today’s competitive work environments and how these are compounded by existential challenges-relationship issues, life transitions, ageing, sickness and loss. I have the requisite skill sets and the passion to help you move towards the life you want.
Susan joined the Lotus Counselling Services team in June 2022 and is a Registered Psychotherapist. Susan comes from a 20-year career as professor, author and senior administrator in one of Canada's most research-intensive universities. "I am familiar with the anxiety, depression, burnout, interpersonal conflict, lack of balance and other emotional and psychological costs of today’s competitive work environments and how these are compounded by existential challenges-relationship issues, life transitions, ageing, sickness and loss. I have the requisite skill sets and the passion to help you move towards the life you want.
(289) 804-8475 View (289) 804-8475
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Mary Anne Bedington
RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
EMDR helps people who experience ongoing struggles as a result of past trauma (loss, accidents, abuse) or future concerns causing anxiety.
I have been providing therapy for many years and I consider it an honour to come along side others (individuals, couples and families) as they seek change and transformation. When you are faced with life's unexpected challenges, distress or overwhelming anxieties, seeking help and consulting with a therapist is a significant step.
EMDR helps people who experience ongoing struggles as a result of past trauma (loss, accidents, abuse) or future concerns causing anxiety.
I have been providing therapy for many years and I consider it an honour to come along side others (individuals, couples and families) as they seek change and transformation. When you are faced with life's unexpected challenges, distress or overwhelming anxieties, seeking help and consulting with a therapist is a significant step.
(855) 977-0194 View (855) 977-0194
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Dundas Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety or other personal or life problems? We provide treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, grief, relationship conflicts and other interpersonal problems.
Dundas Counselling & CBT provides counselling and psychotherapy services that are tailored to your unique needs and have been shown to be effective in clinical research. By taking a collaborative approach, we can help you identify the sources of your stress or your problems, and move towards strengthening coping skills and finding successful solutions.
Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety or other personal or life problems? We provide treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, grief, relationship conflicts and other interpersonal problems.
Dundas Counselling & CBT provides counselling and psychotherapy services that are tailored to your unique needs and have been shown to be effective in clinical research. By taking a collaborative approach, we can help you identify the sources of your stress or your problems, and move towards strengthening coping skills and finding successful solutions.
(289) 684-3581 View (289) 684-3581
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Access Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
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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Catherine Howson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with people who are seeking professional and compassionate support to address areas of distress in their lives - including anxiety, depression, grief, stress and substance use concerns, etc. I believe that people are generally resilient and, at times, require support to inventory their coping skills - by tweaking existing skills and/or adding new tools to their coping toolbox - in order to live balanced lives. I can provide treatment for diagnosed or suspected acute trauma, mood and anxiety disorders.
I am passionate about working with people who are seeking professional and compassionate support to address areas of distress in their lives - including anxiety, depression, grief, stress and substance use concerns, etc. I believe that people are generally resilient and, at times, require support to inventory their coping skills - by tweaking existing skills and/or adding new tools to their coping toolbox - in order to live balanced lives. I can provide treatment for diagnosed or suspected acute trauma, mood and anxiety disorders.
(289) 272-7490 View (289) 272-7490
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Gulneet Mand, Aasra Therapy & Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Bsc, DipPsyc
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R  (Online Only)
If you feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and feel that no one around you seems to understand, you are not alone. It can be very challenging to navigate day to day life while trying to make sense of this anxiety and stress. Many changes including breaking up, divorce, job loss, death of a loved one can lead to feeling lost or stuck. Trying to balance two cultures where on one side is your family's expectations and on the other side is western world's norms around dating, relationships and work can cause confusion around identity and self worth.
If you feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and feel that no one around you seems to understand, you are not alone. It can be very challenging to navigate day to day life while trying to make sense of this anxiety and stress. Many changes including breaking up, divorce, job loss, death of a loved one can lead to feeling lost or stuck. Trying to balance two cultures where on one side is your family's expectations and on the other side is western world's norms around dating, relationships and work can cause confusion around identity and self worth.
(289) 276-7374 View (289) 276-7374
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Path To Empowerment
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
These may include healing, letting go of resentment, processing your grief, improving self-esteem, regulating your emotions, rediscovering yourself, taking control of your life and decisions.
Separation & divorce is not something you considered when you and your partner were planning your lives together. Unfortunately, divorce is common and is an incredibly painful process which you can't typically prepare for. It can generate intense emotions such as anger, confusion, betrayal, loneliness, and hopelessness. Even if you know it's the right decision, you will likely be experiencing grief over what you had hoped your relationship would be. Co-parenting is another level to manage. This process can make you question who you are, and what your life will look like moving forward.
These may include healing, letting go of resentment, processing your grief, improving self-esteem, regulating your emotions, rediscovering yourself, taking control of your life and decisions.
Separation & divorce is not something you considered when you and your partner were planning your lives together. Unfortunately, divorce is common and is an incredibly painful process which you can't typically prepare for. It can generate intense emotions such as anger, confusion, betrayal, loneliness, and hopelessness. Even if you know it's the right decision, you will likely be experiencing grief over what you had hoped your relationship would be. Co-parenting is another level to manage. This process can make you question who you are, and what your life will look like moving forward.
(289) 216-7089 View (289) 216-7089
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Path To Empowerment
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
We have a team of passionate therapists here to help you. We will match you with the right therapist for you depending on your unique story and wants. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions (childhood to young adult, career, parenthood, separation etc), dealing with addiction/recovery, diagnosis, or loss/grief... life keeps us guessing. We are here to listen, help you slow it all down, and figure out a plan together.
We have a team of passionate therapists here to help you. We will match you with the right therapist for you depending on your unique story and wants. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions (childhood to young adult, career, parenthood, separation etc), dealing with addiction/recovery, diagnosis, or loss/grief... life keeps us guessing. We are here to listen, help you slow it all down, and figure out a plan together.
(289) 514-5990 View (289) 514-5990
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Lotus Counselling Services, Jen Doyle
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
With over 15 years of experience in mental health, Jen has developed the ability to support her clients through transitions and challenges that often lead to stress and overwhelm. Jen is an outgoing and positive person with a natural empathy towards her therapy clients. Her personality and experience intersect to create a therapeutic space that cultivates safety, understanding and a foundation for change. Jen will support you to reconnect with the inner strength to overcome life’s challenges while cultivating wellness, purpose, and joy.
With over 15 years of experience in mental health, Jen has developed the ability to support her clients through transitions and challenges that often lead to stress and overwhelm. Jen is an outgoing and positive person with a natural empathy towards her therapy clients. Her personality and experience intersect to create a therapeutic space that cultivates safety, understanding and a foundation for change. Jen will support you to reconnect with the inner strength to overcome life’s challenges while cultivating wellness, purpose, and joy.
(548) 490-0363 View (548) 490-0363
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Jarred McCall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
We all experience our very own challenges in life. We don’t have to navigate them alone.
We all experience our very own challenges in life. We don’t have to navigate them alone.
(289) 768-7854 View (289) 768-7854
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Lotus Counselling Services, Danielle Stam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
My name is Danielle and I am a Registered Social worker with 17 years of experience working with adults, children, teens, and families. I find joy in supporting individuals of all ages and believe strongly in the power of enhanced connections and relationships as being foundational for healing and enhanced well-being. I am holistic in my approach to well-being and believe strongly in the connection and integration of mind and body. I am genuine, people-centered, and compassionate, and am looking forward to meeting you.
My name is Danielle and I am a Registered Social worker with 17 years of experience working with adults, children, teens, and families. I find joy in supporting individuals of all ages and believe strongly in the power of enhanced connections and relationships as being foundational for healing and enhanced well-being. I am holistic in my approach to well-being and believe strongly in the connection and integration of mind and body. I am genuine, people-centered, and compassionate, and am looking forward to meeting you.
(289) 210-7280 View (289) 210-7280
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Jason Townsley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B
People have come to me when they want to: improve their mental & emotional health, address stressful relationship patterns, receive support during difficult life situations, and want help from a professional in learning about and helping to unpack clouded thoughts and feelings. People who benefit from my work are those who want to better understand the root of their challenges, and who feel making changes are important, but they're needing support in realizing those changes.
People have come to me when they want to: improve their mental & emotional health, address stressful relationship patterns, receive support during difficult life situations, and want help from a professional in learning about and helping to unpack clouded thoughts and feelings. People who benefit from my work are those who want to better understand the root of their challenges, and who feel making changes are important, but they're needing support in realizing those changes.
(289) 512-2284 View (289) 512-2284
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Alishia Boersma
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, MACP, CYW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a safe and compassionate space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? As a licensed psychotherapist, I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being.
Are you seeking a safe and compassionate space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? As a licensed psychotherapist, I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being.
(289) 216-6948 View (289) 216-6948
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Domenique Mirra | Anxiety | Self-Esteem | Relationships | Grief | Trauma
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BHSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to have it all figured out? You find yourself stuck over-comparing, over-thinking and over-doing. People-pleasing feels like second nature. Imposter syndrome is plaguing your system and you find yourself riddled with self-doubt. “Am I doing enough?” “Will I ever succeed?” “I feel like a fraud!” The next step always feels daunting because your mind is on overdrive with to-do lists and self-limiting beliefs. Maybe you find yourself over-analyzing situations, outcomes, or things that haven’t even happened. It’s difficult to set boundaries, and you are feeling disconnected.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to have it all figured out? You find yourself stuck over-comparing, over-thinking and over-doing. People-pleasing feels like second nature. Imposter syndrome is plaguing your system and you find yourself riddled with self-doubt. “Am I doing enough?” “Will I ever succeed?” “I feel like a fraud!” The next step always feels daunting because your mind is on overdrive with to-do lists and self-limiting beliefs. Maybe you find yourself over-analyzing situations, outcomes, or things that haven’t even happened. It’s difficult to set boundaries, and you are feeling disconnected.
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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.