Grief Therapists in Welland, ON

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Jennifer Virtue - Anxiety Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
As a clinician specializing in self-esteem, anxiety, and grief, I am here to tell you that you don't have to navigate these paths alone.
Are you struggling with self-doubt, feeling like you're never quite good enough, or constantly comparing yourself to others? Are these feelings holding you back from opportunities, from forming meaningful relationships, or simply from experiencing joy and satisfaction in your everyday life? Do you wish for a life where you feel confident and valued, capable of stepping into social and professional situations without that inner critic holding you back? Or perhaps anxiety is your constant companion, a relentless voice that colours your world with worry and fear, making ordinary tasks feel impossible.
As a clinician specializing in self-esteem, anxiety, and grief, I am here to tell you that you don't have to navigate these paths alone.
Are you struggling with self-doubt, feeling like you're never quite good enough, or constantly comparing yourself to others? Are these feelings holding you back from opportunities, from forming meaningful relationships, or simply from experiencing joy and satisfaction in your everyday life? Do you wish for a life where you feel confident and valued, capable of stepping into social and professional situations without that inner critic holding you back? Or perhaps anxiety is your constant companion, a relentless voice that colours your world with worry and fear, making ordinary tasks feel impossible.
(226) 457-3605 View (226) 457-3605
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Tracy Gostlow
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C
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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Tracey Marshall
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
Do you feel about to explode or you don't know where to start to make things better? I help individuals and families navigate difficult situations and mental health challenges including loss, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, divorce, trauma, and self-harm. My 20+ years experience working in mental health services including private practice, residential care, day treatment, family outreach, youth justice, and crisis services have provided me the tools and understanding to help you, starting from where you are right now.
Do you feel about to explode or you don't know where to start to make things better? I help individuals and families navigate difficult situations and mental health challenges including loss, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, divorce, trauma, and self-harm. My 20+ years experience working in mental health services including private practice, residential care, day treatment, family outreach, youth justice, and crisis services have provided me the tools and understanding to help you, starting from where you are right now.
(365) 645-6170 View (365) 645-6170
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Sarissa Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Are you feeling triggered by recent or past trauma? Are you experiencing a big change (relationship, career, move, loss)? Going through a tough time? I specialize in life transitions and trauma resolution. I am an expert at helping people feel heard and understood. We can work together via video, telephone, in office, or in nature while we walk and talk. I specialize in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
Are you feeling triggered by recent or past trauma? Are you experiencing a big change (relationship, career, move, loss)? Going through a tough time? I specialize in life transitions and trauma resolution. I am an expert at helping people feel heard and understood. We can work together via video, telephone, in office, or in nature while we walk and talk. I specialize in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
(289) 302-7460 View (289) 302-7460
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Trish Muir Counselling & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B  (Online Only)
You may be unsure if sharing your story with a therapist will create the positive change you need. However, if you met & even surpassed your expectations, you would likely feel well-served by the interaction. I am here to help you do just that in a safe environment. I specialize in helping individuals obtain a DISTINCT sense of RELIEF from what distresses them. My strongest experience is with STRESS related issues manifesting in ANXIETY, Depression, OCD & Eating Disorders. I also work well with those dealing with FEAR, Anger, PANIC, Addictions, Grief, Physical Health (cancer etc.) & more. Check out my YOUTUBE channel MIND BOSS!
You may be unsure if sharing your story with a therapist will create the positive change you need. However, if you met & even surpassed your expectations, you would likely feel well-served by the interaction. I am here to help you do just that in a safe environment. I specialize in helping individuals obtain a DISTINCT sense of RELIEF from what distresses them. My strongest experience is with STRESS related issues manifesting in ANXIETY, Depression, OCD & Eating Disorders. I also work well with those dealing with FEAR, Anger, PANIC, Addictions, Grief, Physical Health (cancer etc.) & more. Check out my YOUTUBE channel MIND BOSS!
(289) 206-8761 View (289) 206-8761
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Rosemary Whitlock
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C
People come to me after loss to grieve, to find solace in going forward alone.
Clients who see me are often in committed relationships, ones that are new and just getting started or relationships that have a long history of 20-40 years or more. People want to change the relationship, deepen it or decide if it is a keeper. What each person values may need to be clarified and shared. The language they use to communicate may not bring the results they want so we look at changing how they relate, the stance each takes, the influence of family values and history. How about intimacy: is it enough to satisfy each person, is it often enough, is it forgotten?
People come to me after loss to grieve, to find solace in going forward alone.
Clients who see me are often in committed relationships, ones that are new and just getting started or relationships that have a long history of 20-40 years or more. People want to change the relationship, deepen it or decide if it is a keeper. What each person values may need to be clarified and shared. The language they use to communicate may not bring the results they want so we look at changing how they relate, the stance each takes, the influence of family values and history. How about intimacy: is it enough to satisfy each person, is it often enough, is it forgotten?
(289) 903-1496 View (289) 903-1496
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Coretta Rego
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, grief, interpersonal conflict or dealing with life transitions, I can be in your corner and help you thrive!.
Are you feeling stuck ? Have you worked hard and done all the right things but life has not turned out the way you had expected? Perhaps the relationship that you invested your emotional energy in was unsuccessful? Or you find yourself in a career that while financially lucrative is burning you out. Maybe you look at your life and are disappointed. If you are unhappy in your relationships, career or life direction, you are not alone. You do not have to stay in a place that makes you unhappy. Change is possible!
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, grief, interpersonal conflict or dealing with life transitions, I can be in your corner and help you thrive!.
Are you feeling stuck ? Have you worked hard and done all the right things but life has not turned out the way you had expected? Perhaps the relationship that you invested your emotional energy in was unsuccessful? Or you find yourself in a career that while financially lucrative is burning you out. Maybe you look at your life and are disappointed. If you are unhappy in your relationships, career or life direction, you are not alone. You do not have to stay in a place that makes you unhappy. Change is possible!
(289) 207-7986 View (289) 207-7986
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Christina Main
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B
I focus on working with children, teens and young adults to help them navigate the challenges of life. Whether working with an individual, a family, or a group, my goal is to empower my clients to make positive changes and live fulfilling lives.
I focus on working with children, teens and young adults to help them navigate the challenges of life. Whether working with an individual, a family, or a group, my goal is to empower my clients to make positive changes and live fulfilling lives.
(289) 275-8972 View (289) 275-8972
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Riley Collins
Counsellor, CYCP, BA
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B
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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Gillian Sheldrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
Is your goal to reduce conflict within your family and live in harmony? Or reduce conflict during your separation and divorce? Would you like to receive support for you or your children? I specialize in helping family members of all ages during all phases of their lives. I am passionate about working with families who are in conflict and strive to help families come up with positive and workable solutions that aim to reduce the conflict within the family unit.
Is your goal to reduce conflict within your family and live in harmony? Or reduce conflict during your separation and divorce? Would you like to receive support for you or your children? I specialize in helping family members of all ages during all phases of their lives. I am passionate about working with families who are in conflict and strive to help families come up with positive and workable solutions that aim to reduce the conflict within the family unit.
(289) 302-7467 View (289) 302-7467
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Wayne A Ambrose-Miller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
It isn't easy to ask for help. Stressors come at us from so many directions. Issues such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and job and family stress keep us from living the kind of life that we had hoped for.
It isn't easy to ask for help. Stressors come at us from so many directions. Issues such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and job and family stress keep us from living the kind of life that we had hoped for.
(289) 312-3120 View (289) 312-3120
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Elizabeth Igoe
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Does it feel like you haven’t been yourself lately? Do you have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others? Are you struggling to create the change you want, but not sure where (or how) to start? Are things from your past keeping you ‘stuck’, and you want to reclaim your life? We all have had things happen to us or have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Sometimes, we develop thinking or behavioural patterns that helped us through hard times, but you may be noticing these thoughts or behaviours no longer benefit you in the same way they used to. Often we aren’t even aware of what cycles we are stuck in!
Does it feel like you haven’t been yourself lately? Do you have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others? Are you struggling to create the change you want, but not sure where (or how) to start? Are things from your past keeping you ‘stuck’, and you want to reclaim your life? We all have had things happen to us or have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Sometimes, we develop thinking or behavioural patterns that helped us through hard times, but you may be noticing these thoughts or behaviours no longer benefit you in the same way they used to. Often we aren’t even aware of what cycles we are stuck in!
(289) 272-7310 View (289) 272-7310
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Niagara Counselling Associates
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Professional counsellor, 29+ years, with appointments Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm with an office in Welland, as well as a counselling professor at Niagara College for 21 years teaching Child & Youth Worker diploma program, Counselling Skills for Human Services Certificate program & the Community Mental Health Certificate programs. Listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Marriage Counsellors in Niagara and won the 2019 to 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Marriage, Family and Individual Counsellor and Best Mental Health Consultant; Readers Choice Award for Best Overall Professional Services for 2023. Accepting new clients!
Professional counsellor, 29+ years, with appointments Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm with an office in Welland, as well as a counselling professor at Niagara College for 21 years teaching Child & Youth Worker diploma program, Counselling Skills for Human Services Certificate program & the Community Mental Health Certificate programs. Listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Marriage Counsellors in Niagara and won the 2019 to 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Marriage, Family and Individual Counsellor and Best Mental Health Consultant; Readers Choice Award for Best Overall Professional Services for 2023. Accepting new clients!
(289) 985-0560 View (289) 985-0560
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Tyler Harris
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OAMHP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B  (Online Only)
In my work, I think about the honour it is to support people on their mental health journey. It is hard enough to reach out for support and thank you for checking out my profile. Clients who come to see me have various goals that they wish to work on. Many of my clients seek me for support with trauma, anxiety, depression, or various other mental health concerns. A lot of times, I work with people on ways to increase the quality of life and support their various mental health goals. In fact, I use the "whatever it takes" method, meaning I am happy to do whatever it takes to support your goals. It's a real method, check it out!
In my work, I think about the honour it is to support people on their mental health journey. It is hard enough to reach out for support and thank you for checking out my profile. Clients who come to see me have various goals that they wish to work on. Many of my clients seek me for support with trauma, anxiety, depression, or various other mental health concerns. A lot of times, I work with people on ways to increase the quality of life and support their various mental health goals. In fact, I use the "whatever it takes" method, meaning I am happy to do whatever it takes to support your goals. It's a real method, check it out!
(289) 210-6249 View (289) 210-6249
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Carley Ross
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Are you feeling alone in what you are going through right now? If you are like most women I support, you are looking for someone who understands and offers compassion and zero judgement. You might be a parent, or someone facing struggles associated with chronic stress, past trauma, or challenges with mood. You might be looking for support with new coping strategies, or just someone to talk to who can understand the challenges you are facing. Life can be hard, and I can offer a soft place to explore yourself, your challenges, and your pursuit to wellbeing.
Are you feeling alone in what you are going through right now? If you are like most women I support, you are looking for someone who understands and offers compassion and zero judgement. You might be a parent, or someone facing struggles associated with chronic stress, past trauma, or challenges with mood. You might be looking for support with new coping strategies, or just someone to talk to who can understand the challenges you are facing. Life can be hard, and I can offer a soft place to explore yourself, your challenges, and your pursuit to wellbeing.
(289) 723-1935 View (289) 723-1935
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Karen Smith Herrow
Registered Social Worker, MSW , MEd, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a challenge or life transition? Do you want to make changes, but are not sure where to begin? It is common for people to feel stuck. Life, at times, can seem perplexing, painful, and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a space and place to talk things out, gather resources, look at challenges in new ways, and plan for a way forward. I work collaboratively with you, building upon your inner strength and resiliency. I honour your story and journey while helping you to achieve your goals, face life challenges, connect with supportive resources, and move forward in healing.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a challenge or life transition? Do you want to make changes, but are not sure where to begin? It is common for people to feel stuck. Life, at times, can seem perplexing, painful, and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a space and place to talk things out, gather resources, look at challenges in new ways, and plan for a way forward. I work collaboratively with you, building upon your inner strength and resiliency. I honour your story and journey while helping you to achieve your goals, face life challenges, connect with supportive resources, and move forward in healing.
(289) 301-8049 View (289) 301-8049
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Jennifer Accursi Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Jennifer has 20 years of experience in the field of social work. Her practice includes working with both youth and adults. Her clients are often struggling with depression, anxiety and/or trauma. She supports her clients in their healing journey by using a strength based collaborative approach that sees the client as the expert in their own lives. Oftentimes clients are looking for guidance, a sense of calm, a feeling of relief, a place to feel safe and heard. Other clients have specific, targeted goals that they would like to work on through therapy. Whatever the reason, Jennifer will work with you every step of the way.
Jennifer has 20 years of experience in the field of social work. Her practice includes working with both youth and adults. Her clients are often struggling with depression, anxiety and/or trauma. She supports her clients in their healing journey by using a strength based collaborative approach that sees the client as the expert in their own lives. Oftentimes clients are looking for guidance, a sense of calm, a feeling of relief, a place to feel safe and heard. Other clients have specific, targeted goals that they would like to work on through therapy. Whatever the reason, Jennifer will work with you every step of the way.
(365) 363-0346 View (365) 363-0346
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Justine Nowosiadly
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with unhealthy, and toxic relationships throughout your life? You may feel depressed, anxious, or struggle in relationships even to this day. Perhaps your self-esteem and sense of identity has been negatively impacted due to the critical voice that seems to constantly play in your head. Are you looking for healing, self-confidence, and the opportunity to build healthy relationships in your life? Please know that you are not alone.
Have you been struggling with unhealthy, and toxic relationships throughout your life? You may feel depressed, anxious, or struggle in relationships even to this day. Perhaps your self-esteem and sense of identity has been negatively impacted due to the critical voice that seems to constantly play in your head. Are you looking for healing, self-confidence, and the opportunity to build healthy relationships in your life? Please know that you are not alone.
(289) 217-0411 View (289) 217-0411
David James Cockman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B
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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Sue Lymburner Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
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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Ian Robertson Social Work Professional Corp.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B
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
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Heidi TeBrake Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B
Not accepting new clients
If you are affected by stress, anxiety or depression, or need post adoption support, please let me help you to find your inner strengths so that you can feel renewed hope. My background of working with people who experience mental health challenges, family crisis, and changing family dynamics through adoption, leads me to have a passion for teaching and guiding people as they adjust to life situations and make the changes they choose to make. Finding a way forward when dealing with the stress and changes resulting from COVID 19 is something we can do together.
If you are affected by stress, anxiety or depression, or need post adoption support, please let me help you to find your inner strengths so that you can feel renewed hope. My background of working with people who experience mental health challenges, family crisis, and changing family dynamics through adoption, leads me to have a passion for teaching and guiding people as they adjust to life situations and make the changes they choose to make. Finding a way forward when dealing with the stress and changes resulting from COVID 19 is something we can do together.
(289) 768-8740 View (289) 768-8740
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Don Neufeld
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B
Not accepting new clients
Whether it is a critical incident or an accumulation of experiences that brings one to seek counselling, the opportunity to honestly explore the dynamics of life, supported and challenged by a qualified and caring professional, can lead to the achievement of one's personal goals. As an experienced professional, my commitment is to provide a safe and supportive environment, respecting my clients' beliefs and values, and choices in life. Having studied in a multi-faith setting, I welcome the inclusion of matters of faith and spirituality where this is important to my clients. My approach is solution focused and strengths based.
Whether it is a critical incident or an accumulation of experiences that brings one to seek counselling, the opportunity to honestly explore the dynamics of life, supported and challenged by a qualified and caring professional, can lead to the achievement of one's personal goals. As an experienced professional, my commitment is to provide a safe and supportive environment, respecting my clients' beliefs and values, and choices in life. Having studied in a multi-faith setting, I welcome the inclusion of matters of faith and spirituality where this is important to my clients. My approach is solution focused and strengths based.
(289) 216-5825 View (289) 216-5825
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Nova Phoenix Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
It's not easy to seek out support, and I empathize with your struggles given my own lived experience. I work extensively with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse for individuals of all ages, as well as domestic violence. I support members of the LGBTQ+ community as a proud ally. I work with all ages and I would be happy to provide you with the support you deserve.
It's not easy to seek out support, and I empathize with your struggles given my own lived experience. I work extensively with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse for individuals of all ages, as well as domestic violence. I support members of the LGBTQ+ community as a proud ally. I work with all ages and I would be happy to provide you with the support you deserve.
(289) 274-9463 View (289) 274-9463
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Alissa Davis
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, RPN
Verified Verified
Welland, ON L3B  (Online Only)
We all face challenges through life; many of which are unpredictable and shake who we are at our core one time or another. In a world that values independence so intensely, I want to remind you that you are not alone and you don’t need to figure it out by yourself either. Through lived and professional experience, I have built my practice on a foundation of authenticity and person-centred care. The next step is a big one, but I invite you to show yourself just how much you’re capable of.
We all face challenges through life; many of which are unpredictable and shake who we are at our core one time or another. In a world that values independence so intensely, I want to remind you that you are not alone and you don’t need to figure it out by yourself either. Through lived and professional experience, I have built my practice on a foundation of authenticity and person-centred care. The next step is a big one, but I invite you to show yourself just how much you’re capable of.
(289) 212-8720 View (289) 212-8720
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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.