Grief Therapists in Quebec

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Lori Vinaric
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
There is great strength in allowing the tears to fall and asking for help. Specializing in grief and loss, I believe in the importance of informing and educating people on coping with and understanding the impact it can have on all facets of daily living. Trained in the Beck method of CBT, I provide solutions focused counselling and support to people struggling with a variety of challenges such as burn out, life cycle changes, anxiety and depression.
There is great strength in allowing the tears to fall and asking for help. Specializing in grief and loss, I believe in the importance of informing and educating people on coping with and understanding the impact it can have on all facets of daily living. Trained in the Beck method of CBT, I provide solutions focused counselling and support to people struggling with a variety of challenges such as burn out, life cycle changes, anxiety and depression.
(514) 900-0191 View (514) 900-0191
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Charbel Michel Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, TCF, Psycho, Coach, NLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4K
I am a marriage and family therapist, a licensed psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. My areas of expertise include treatments for trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, grief, stress management, bereavement, perinatal bereavement, couple and family difficulties. I believe everyone has inner resources, so I honor my clients’ unique perspectives, values and strengths.
I am a marriage and family therapist, a licensed psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. My areas of expertise include treatments for trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, grief, stress management, bereavement, perinatal bereavement, couple and family difficulties. I believe everyone has inner resources, so I honor my clients’ unique perspectives, values and strengths.
(450) 954-4854 View (450) 954-4854
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Rosa Caporicci
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OPQ, OCCOQ
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Waitlist for new clients
I treat anxiety and mood disorders whether during pregnancy or once the baby is born, and I also offer support and counselling to women and families who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss.
Sometimes "expecting" is not what you expect! If you are thinking about having a baby, struggling to conceive, are pregnant or are within your first year postpartum and are concerned about your experience, I can help. Sometimes too and tragically, pregnancies don't always end with a happy outcome. Whichever situation you are facing, I can offer you both individualized support or in a group setting so that you don't feel alone and isolated in your current struggle. I work collaboratively with my clients and my style is very conversational. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease in coming to therapy.
I treat anxiety and mood disorders whether during pregnancy or once the baby is born, and I also offer support and counselling to women and families who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss.
Sometimes "expecting" is not what you expect! If you are thinking about having a baby, struggling to conceive, are pregnant or are within your first year postpartum and are concerned about your experience, I can help. Sometimes too and tragically, pregnancies don't always end with a happy outcome. Whichever situation you are facing, I can offer you both individualized support or in a group setting so that you don't feel alone and isolated in your current struggle. I work collaboratively with my clients and my style is very conversational. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease in coming to therapy.
(514) 266-0531 View (514) 266-0531
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Howard Modlin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2W  (Online Only)
Coping with life challenges such as grief, relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, or simply a general lack of well-being, can feel overwhelming for all of us. As a licensed Psychotherapist experienced with varied clinical and solution-focused approaches, my first priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can feel heard and understood. I then encourage those I work with to build on their inner strengths, explore adaptive strategies,integrate psycho spiritual resources and pursue their potential for personal growth.
Coping with life challenges such as grief, relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, or simply a general lack of well-being, can feel overwhelming for all of us. As a licensed Psychotherapist experienced with varied clinical and solution-focused approaches, my first priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can feel heard and understood. I then encourage those I work with to build on their inner strengths, explore adaptive strategies,integrate psycho spiritual resources and pursue their potential for personal growth.
(438) 802-3756 View (438) 802-3756
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Phani Nicole Papachristou
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CO, OPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W
Sex and Shame, Loss and Grief certificates from the Argyle Institute.
I have a deep conviction in the value of this profession and in what unfolds through the therapeutic process. The most important aspect is the meaningful relationship that will develop between us. It will facilitate in the understanding of older relational patterns and will serve as a guide towards more meaningful and secure relationships.You will also have a safe space to explore and gain insight into past experiences that could be too painful and confusing to bring to awareness without a supportive therapeutic presence. Furthermore by working these through it will broaden the range of effective coping strategies used in the present.
Sex and Shame, Loss and Grief certificates from the Argyle Institute.
I have a deep conviction in the value of this profession and in what unfolds through the therapeutic process. The most important aspect is the meaningful relationship that will develop between us. It will facilitate in the understanding of older relational patterns and will serve as a guide towards more meaningful and secure relationships.You will also have a safe space to explore and gain insight into past experiences that could be too painful and confusing to bring to awareness without a supportive therapeutic presence. Furthermore by working these through it will broaden the range of effective coping strategies used in the present.
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Gina Glidden
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, SCC
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3C  (Online Only)
Relationships. Day-to-day life. Loss & grief. These can be challenging, unsettling and isolating, but they don't have to feel this way. Are you in a new or established relationship, wondering why you're not feeling happy? Perhaps it's difficult to talk with or be heard by your partner and you keep having the same disagreements over and over again. Maybe you’re feeling stress and anxiety rather than calmness, peace, security and confidence. Have you experienced a life changing loss, and find yourself grasping for air beneath the depths and unpredictability of grief and sorrow? If you recognize yourself, you are at the right place.
Relationships. Day-to-day life. Loss & grief. These can be challenging, unsettling and isolating, but they don't have to feel this way. Are you in a new or established relationship, wondering why you're not feeling happy? Perhaps it's difficult to talk with or be heard by your partner and you keep having the same disagreements over and over again. Maybe you’re feeling stress and anxiety rather than calmness, peace, security and confidence. Have you experienced a life changing loss, and find yourself grasping for air beneath the depths and unpredictability of grief and sorrow? If you recognize yourself, you are at the right place.
(438) 255-1082 View (438) 255-1082
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Celeste Alberga
Counsellor, CO, CT® , CCC, CGP, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
I am a doctoral student, certified in Grief/Bereavement education by ADEC and by CCPA with a CCC. I work from a strength based, person-centered approach and believe that each individual is the expert of their own life. Having experienced first-hand the physical, emotional and mental stress and anxiety brought on by illness and disease such as cancer, and related losses, my devotion/passion lies in walking with you through what is a turbulent journey, one that does not need to be faced alone. I have completed my Master of Counselling and field practicum under the supervision of Dr. Bassam Khoury (www.drkhoury-montrealtherapist.com).
I am a doctoral student, certified in Grief/Bereavement education by ADEC and by CCPA with a CCC. I work from a strength based, person-centered approach and believe that each individual is the expert of their own life. Having experienced first-hand the physical, emotional and mental stress and anxiety brought on by illness and disease such as cancer, and related losses, my devotion/passion lies in walking with you through what is a turbulent journey, one that does not need to be faced alone. I have completed my Master of Counselling and field practicum under the supervision of Dr. Bassam Khoury (www.drkhoury-montrealtherapist.com).
(438) 834-1617 View (438) 834-1617
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Caitlin Parsons
Counsellor, MA, MHSc, CCC, SLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with grief, anxiety, and issues of self-esteem.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with an MA in Creative Arts Therapies. My approach is person-centred and collaborative, meaning we’ll work together to figure out what you need and what will be most helpful, from the beginning and throughout the counselling process. I aim to create a space where you can openly share your experiences, thoughts, and emotions, and find a sense of comfort and security as you face life’s challenges. In session, you can expect my full presence, openness, and genuineness.
I specialize in working with grief, anxiety, and issues of self-esteem.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with an MA in Creative Arts Therapies. My approach is person-centred and collaborative, meaning we’ll work together to figure out what you need and what will be most helpful, from the beginning and throughout the counselling process. I aim to create a space where you can openly share your experiences, thoughts, and emotions, and find a sense of comfort and security as you face life’s challenges. In session, you can expect my full presence, openness, and genuineness.
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Marianne Chivi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, co, OCCOQ
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
I believe that it is a part of the human experience to struggle at times. I also believe that you don't have to struggle alone. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, a recent loss of a loved one, family/relationship challenges, sexuality issues, trauma, or stress, I will gently and authentically support you in exploring your concerns in order to work through them. My goal is to help create a non-judgmental space for you to safely achieve the changes that you wish to make in your life.
I believe that it is a part of the human experience to struggle at times. I also believe that you don't have to struggle alone. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, a recent loss of a loved one, family/relationship challenges, sexuality issues, trauma, or stress, I will gently and authentically support you in exploring your concerns in order to work through them. My goal is to help create a non-judgmental space for you to safely achieve the changes that you wish to make in your life.
(514) 700-1855 View (514) 700-1855
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Kamelia Deleva / Smart Adapt Therapy
MA, ND, CCPA, CASC, ANNC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brossard, QC J4Z
Are you going through a life transition: loss of a loved one, pet loss, separation/divorce, job loss, relocation, questioning spirituality, retirement, empty nest, aging, medical diagnosis? Do you find yourself preoccupied with questions about the meaning of life? Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or expectations? It is time to rediscover your inner peace.
Are you going through a life transition: loss of a loved one, pet loss, separation/divorce, job loss, relocation, questioning spirituality, retirement, empty nest, aging, medical diagnosis? Do you find yourself preoccupied with questions about the meaning of life? Do you feel overwhelmed with responsibilities or expectations? It is time to rediscover your inner peace.
(450) 234-4911 View (450) 234-4911
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Sarah Young
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Additionally, I have a passion for grief counselling, where I strive to help individuals process and cope with a death through education and support.
Vulnerability is not weakness; it is our most accurate measure of courage” -Brené Brown. However, expressing vulnerability can be difficult and scary. I hope to be someone who can provide a comforting, non-judgemental space where you can feel empowered to face your challenges through developing your inner strengths.
Additionally, I have a passion for grief counselling, where I strive to help individuals process and cope with a death through education and support.
Vulnerability is not weakness; it is our most accurate measure of courage” -Brené Brown. However, expressing vulnerability can be difficult and scary. I hope to be someone who can provide a comforting, non-judgemental space where you can feel empowered to face your challenges through developing your inner strengths.
(438) 300-9705 View (438) 300-9705
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Michael David Wray
Registered Social Worker, TS, MSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2K  (Online Only)
Borrowing elements from narrative and solution-based approaches, my clinical expertise focusses on helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship challenges.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, or overwhelmed by sadness or anger, getting support often helps! Improve your relationships and reduce your suffering. I offer empathetic and supportive listening, practical techniques to help regulate your emotions, improve conflicts with the people in your life, and will accompany you in making sense of what you're going through.
Borrowing elements from narrative and solution-based approaches, my clinical expertise focusses on helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship challenges.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, or overwhelmed by sadness or anger, getting support often helps! Improve your relationships and reduce your suffering. I offer empathetic and supportive listening, practical techniques to help regulate your emotions, improve conflicts with the people in your life, and will accompany you in making sense of what you're going through.
(438) 834-7904 View (438) 834-7904
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Sarah Tevyaw
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
Over the past 12 years, I have been supporting individuals who are approaching the end of life, living with illness, or embarking on a grief journey. I work to create a safe environment for children, youth, adults, and seniors as they navigate life’s greatest challenges. Whether you are a caregiver, living with your own illness, or grappling with the loss of your loved one, I am here to offer you a supportive environment to heal and grow. Art therapy offers a unique opportunity to work through difficult transitions without having to find the “right” words to express how you are feeling.
Over the past 12 years, I have been supporting individuals who are approaching the end of life, living with illness, or embarking on a grief journey. I work to create a safe environment for children, youth, adults, and seniors as they navigate life’s greatest challenges. Whether you are a caregiver, living with your own illness, or grappling with the loss of your loved one, I am here to offer you a supportive environment to heal and grow. Art therapy offers a unique opportunity to work through difficult transitions without having to find the “right” words to express how you are feeling.
(438) 230-9553 View (438) 230-9553
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Kim Desmarais
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3X  (Online Only)
In addition, I work with individuals seeking support for grief and trauma-relate difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist, I understand that life's journey can be full of unexpected twists and turns, and I'm here to offer guidance and support along the way. My approach combines clinical expertise with empathy and understanding, empowering you to cope with life’s challenges. By providing tailored evidence-based strategies, I aim to promote resilience, improve quality of life, and facilitate holistic healing. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards living a more meaningful and fulfilling life, grounded in authenticity and enhanced emotional well-being.
In addition, I work with individuals seeking support for grief and trauma-relate difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist, I understand that life's journey can be full of unexpected twists and turns, and I'm here to offer guidance and support along the way. My approach combines clinical expertise with empathy and understanding, empowering you to cope with life’s challenges. By providing tailored evidence-based strategies, I aim to promote resilience, improve quality of life, and facilitate holistic healing. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards living a more meaningful and fulfilling life, grounded in authenticity and enhanced emotional well-being.
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Odette Quenneville
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
If you are going through a difficult moment at this time, dealing with a challenging life transition, loss and/or death of a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My name is Odette Quenneville. I am a professional social worker and psychotherapist working in the Greater Montreal region. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold a psychotherapy permit delivered by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I have offices in Kirkland as well as in Hudson where I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, caregiving, spiritual counselling, grief and bereavement. I provide a safe environment where clients feel free to share their struggles and develop strategies to achieve healthy goals and objectives.
If you are going through a difficult moment at this time, dealing with a challenging life transition, loss and/or death of a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My name is Odette Quenneville. I am a professional social worker and psychotherapist working in the Greater Montreal region. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold a psychotherapy permit delivered by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I have offices in Kirkland as well as in Hudson where I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, caregiving, spiritual counselling, grief and bereavement. I provide a safe environment where clients feel free to share their struggles and develop strategies to achieve healthy goals and objectives.
(855) 637-1868 View (855) 637-1868
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Carly Berlin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, ts
Verified Verified
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W  (Online Only)
Throughout the last decade, I have heard stories of pain, sadness, shame, vulnerability, and fear; within those stories there is also resilience, strength, and the ability to overcome that which feels overwhelming. I am a seasoned social worker with experience in various community settings, and different age groups including children, adolescents, and families. I also have experience working in the public healthcare system; in this role I counsel and guide individuals and families coping with chronic illnesses such as cancer, aging and loss of autonomy, end of life, grief, and loss.
Throughout the last decade, I have heard stories of pain, sadness, shame, vulnerability, and fear; within those stories there is also resilience, strength, and the ability to overcome that which feels overwhelming. I am a seasoned social worker with experience in various community settings, and different age groups including children, adolescents, and families. I also have experience working in the public healthcare system; in this role I counsel and guide individuals and families coping with chronic illnesses such as cancer, aging and loss of autonomy, end of life, grief, and loss.
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Sarah Kennedy Certified Music Therapist
BHScPT, MA, MTA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2M
Do you struggle with emotional pain and grief that you would like to process through music? I work with adults experiencing grief and loss, bereavement, life transitions, emotional pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. I use music therapy to help my clients increase self-awareness, ease pain, develop self-soothing techniques, and restore well-being. We will harness your natural love of music to create personal transformation. Music Therapy is a certified profession. I completed a masters degree with a focus on music therapy for psychological health, and my approach is trauma-informed.
Do you struggle with emotional pain and grief that you would like to process through music? I work with adults experiencing grief and loss, bereavement, life transitions, emotional pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. I use music therapy to help my clients increase self-awareness, ease pain, develop self-soothing techniques, and restore well-being. We will harness your natural love of music to create personal transformation. Music Therapy is a certified profession. I completed a masters degree with a focus on music therapy for psychological health, and my approach is trauma-informed.
(450) 823-6270 View (450) 823-6270
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Linda J Kalman
MA, MSW
Verified Verified
Pierrefonds, QC H9A  (Online Only)
My specialization is in griefwork of both death and emotional loss.
I am an experienced, mental health professional and life coach with a diverse private practice originally in Montreal. Now working online, world wide, I see clients of all ages. Rather than having one set modality, I prefer to join with the clients where they see themselves. We can then work together in dynamic ways meant to meet individual and specific needs.
My specialization is in griefwork of both death and emotional loss.
I am an experienced, mental health professional and life coach with a diverse private practice originally in Montreal. Now working online, world wide, I see clients of all ages. Rather than having one set modality, I prefer to join with the clients where they see themselves. We can then work together in dynamic ways meant to meet individual and specific needs.
(514) 600-0224 View (514) 600-0224
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Philip Lemieux
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
Waitlist for new clients
All of us have, at times, struggled to live our lives in a way that feels fulfilling. We can become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, dreary feelings, and ineffectual behaviours. In the midst of the many challenges in life, having someone share part of the journey with you and help provide clarity can be enormously helpful. I am a psychologist with twenty years of experience counselling individuals, leading groups, and supervising therapists-in-training. I have successfully treated a variety of needs and find meaning in working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
All of us have, at times, struggled to live our lives in a way that feels fulfilling. We can become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, dreary feelings, and ineffectual behaviours. In the midst of the many challenges in life, having someone share part of the journey with you and help provide clarity can be enormously helpful. I am a psychologist with twenty years of experience counselling individuals, leading groups, and supervising therapists-in-training. I have successfully treated a variety of needs and find meaning in working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(438) 500-5375 View (438) 500-5375
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Pauline Orr
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
I am a social worker and a registered psychotherapist who has supported individuals and families in crisis, dealing with end of life issues, grief and bereavement, including from traumatic loss, as well as with those who struggle from the impact of mental health issues, terminal illness and loss of autonomy. From a holistic perspective and using a humanistic approach, I aim to engage your strengths and motivation to enable change and uncover resilience.
I am a social worker and a registered psychotherapist who has supported individuals and families in crisis, dealing with end of life issues, grief and bereavement, including from traumatic loss, as well as with those who struggle from the impact of mental health issues, terminal illness and loss of autonomy. From a holistic perspective and using a humanistic approach, I aim to engage your strengths and motivation to enable change and uncover resilience.
(438) 300-9594 View (438) 300-9594

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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.