Grief and Loss Counselling in Kitchener, ON.

Therapy and bereavement services in Kitchener, ON. Find real help with the right therapist.


Laurie Blaikie, MA
Grief Counsellor

Laurie Blaikie, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

737 Belmont Ave. West (Belmont Village--near the corner of Union Blvd. and Belmont Ave.), Waterloo, Ontario N2M 1P3 | 519-404-6632

We often don’t know what to say when we encounter someone who is in mourning, and in the process, sometimes unwittingly say things can be insensitive. We don’t really understand the grieving process, often misunderstanding why, either ourselves or others, haven’t ‘gotten over it’ in a suitable amount of time. These attitudes can leave people undergoing the grieving process experiencing such feelings as loneliness, being misunderstood and out of step—just to name a few. If our loss is due to incidents of suicide, miscarriage, or the death of a pet, our feelings of being outside of the norm can increase. Grieving is hard work. It takes as long as it takes. There is no standard time frame.

Cathryn Harris, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Cathryn Harris, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

28 Weber Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 905-319-1488

Loss has many faces, coming from many different places. Even small losses can add up and sneak up on us, leaving us empty. While loss is a common part of life, we are not always given the tools or the opportunity to do the emotional work to complete the natural process of grief so we can be free to move on. In our work together, we will explore what is keeping you stuck, and identify the resources you need to move on, while honoring your loss. I can be your companion and share many tools with you on this often lonely journey. As a certified EMDR therapist, I can also help you more easily navigate the hardest parts of the journey using the resources of your own mind.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Grief Counsellor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

12-421 Greenbrook Dr., Kitchener, Ontario N2M 4K1 | 226-600-1714

In my practice you will find a safe place to talk about and work through pain, and the feelings of sadness, confusion, guilt, shame and anger that often accompany the experience of grief and loss. Moving through grief and loss is your personal journey that takes time and is experienced uniquely from your own perspective. I provide therapy, counselling and and support for people who have lost a loved one such as a family member, friend or colleague whether through death or the ending of a relationship, those who have lost an important pet or animal companion or people who have experienced a loss that includes a loss of a job or personal identity.

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Grief Counsellor

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-351 (East Entrance), Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 | 519-265-4681

Coping with the loss of a loved one, relationship, pet or job is a process that doesn't have to be undertaken alone. We can help you to honour your feelings and where you are at in your grieving, to take the time you need, to find ways of addressing the incidental responsibilities and worries that come with loss, to honour the importance of the loss through ritual, writing, art or other means, and to find ways of creating meaning and acceptance in order to move on. Complex grief, associated with trauma, can also be addressed, working through what's still being held in the body and exploring emotion regulation skills to help you face overwhelming pain with greater resiliency.

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.
Grief Counselor

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

Available for Online Therapy

Grief brings the hardest combination of all feelings - despair, anger, fear and love. It can right leave us with unmanagable pain, feeling disoriented and questioning everything. Sometimes it feels too painful to step back into the world that dares to carry on as if nothing happened. Sometimes we need someone to remind us that it is a place we are passing through and not a destination. I offer gentle guidance and strong support through grief. I work with you find ways to make sense of you loss, learn to manage your feelings in new ways and find your way back into life again.

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.
Grief Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

38 Boreham Drive, Arkell (Guelph), Ontario N0B 1C0 | 519.824.1888

There is no love without loss. And we can't move on until we grieve. It is a healthy rite of passage. I will work with you through the 5 Stages of Grief and the terrible feelings of loss. Although the past can't die, and the future can't live, we will focus on a healthy present. I will help you learn how to manage grief rather than permit it to manage you.

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW
Grief Counselor

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

The loss of a loved one or any form of loss can be a difficult process. This loss be especially difficult if there are complicating factors or many losses within a short period of time. Sometimes someone to witness, and help you process your loss can make a world of difference. I specialize in supporting people to resolve complex grief and loss and would be honoured to guide you through your journey.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener
Grief Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

28 Weber Street West, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 519-914-5026

Grief is the emotional suffering we feel when we lose something or someone important to us. This can include the loss of friend, partner, or family member, a change in life circumstances, death of a pet, getting fired, loss of health, safety, a dream... anything that we once had and now do not. The intensity and process can be unique for each person, but like all other emotions that impact the quality of our life, ignoring it or suppressing it does not work. Seeking support as we move through the various stages of grief is very helpful. Planning for our healing is crucial so that we do not become 'stuck' in the pain. A skilled therapist can assist us during this vulnerable time.

Patti Moses, MSW RSW
Grief Counsellor

Patti Moses, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker MSW RSW

Kitchener, Ontario N2H 6J1 | 519-503-0400

Although I am not a certified "Grief and Loss' therapist I have worked with many people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. Loss can leave a void where a person or a job, or some other thing, once was. Let's talk about the feelings, the affects and how to move forward from loss in your life today. Call 519-503-0400 or email pattimoses@gmail.com

Elisabeth Needham, M.T.S.
Grief Counsellor

Elisabeth Needham, M.T.S.

Therapist

28 Weber Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 | 905-319-1488

You hurt. There is so much pain, loneliness and emptiness inside. You realize you haven’t eaten all day. How can you go on? Grief and loss comes to us all and in many forms: loss of a job, a way of life, a relationship, a pet, a loved one. Grief is an emotion that is real and true. I am here to walk with you on your journey, to help you move forward when you feel no one else would understand or when you feel you are a ‘burden’. You are not alone.

Brooke Collins, MDiv.; RP
Grief Counsellor

Brooke Collins, MDiv.; RP

Registered Psychotherapist

100 Fergus Ave, Kitchener, ON N2A 2H2, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 2H2 | 5193296988

Grief and loss can look different for every one of us. A loss could be through death, but it could also be the loss of a career, or the loss of a marriage or a significant relationship. Sometimes the losses in your life are so painful and unexpected that you might find yourself in crisis. Whatever you are going through, whatever ripple effects of grief are present in your life, together in our therapy sessions, we will make sense of your relationships and your emotions. We will increase your ability to be present in your daily life. One step at a time we will restore your hope and your peace.

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP
Grief Counsellor

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

The Kane Centre, 330 Trillium Drive, Unit A1, Kitchener, Ontario N2E 3J2 | 226-499-9755

Professionals now realize that that the process of coming to terms with one's grief is particularly hard when the grief threatens our basic beliefs about goodness or justice in the world, or when there is little social support. How we grieve is based on many factors in including our coping style. Rhonda feels called to understand each person's reaction in the context of his or her worldview and unique situation Facilitating adaptation rather than overcoming or recovering from major loss then becomes the goal. We can grieve our whole lives and it still be normal. Rhonda adds in the use of EMDR, a very effective technique, particularly useful for dealing with the traumatic aspects of loss.

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP
Grief Counsellor

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

125 St George St. West unit 6, Fergus, Ontario N1M 1H8 | 519-766-3978

When I was 14 I experienced my first death. My grandpa was my favorite person in the world at the time. He used to sit beside me and play with my earlobe while we would talk about our day. I couldn't make sense of all the emotional issues that it brought. I have also experienced loss in my life that doesn't involve death, yet profoundly affected my life in negative and confusing ways. Grief & Loss can be pretty tricky and complex! The benefits to working with me is that I go above for all of my clients! One of my clients suffering with grief had not been to the burial site since the funeral. I drove them 2 hours so that we could journey together through something they were finally ready for.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Kitchener, ON.

Thank you for visiting our Ontario search of licensed grief specialists in Kitchener.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Kitchener right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Kitchener is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 136.77 square kilometers.  The population of Kitchener is 233,222 people with 92,217 households . The population ranking for Kitchener is #21 nationally and #9 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1705.20 people per sq km. Kitchener therapists serve postal code: N2E.