Grief and Loss Counselling in Kitchener, ON.

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


Leah Valian, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1K7 | 519-632-7444

You may be grieving the loss of a loved one or of a special relationship. These kinds of losses can shake us to the core as we try to navigate our new reality amidst such a variety of changing feelings and circumstances. Everyone grieves differently. When we can turn to supportive friends and family we can be supported immensely. Sometimes, though there are issues that we may choose to share privately with an unbiased professional. I will help you to ground yourself to better cope and to ensure difficult decisions are well thought out. I will help you to do your best to preserve your relationships and self care in this process. Let's help you to cope through this major life change.

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Grief Counselor

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

You are feeling lost and lonely, as the result of the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or the loss of a part of yourself due to an accident or chronic illness. Grief robs us of what we had, leaving us to feel despair. While we cannot bring back what has been lost, we can work together to understand your grief, in order to help you feel more functional again.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Counsellor, Aging Well Consultant

690 Belmont Ave W., Suite 101, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N6 | 226-339-2218

Grief is the normal reaction one feels when someone or something of importance is lost. It is an emotional response which may vary in intensity depending on how significant the loss was. A person can grieve many things. The loss of a job, the loss of a pet, the loss of a loved one, the loss of health of one’s abilities. How you grieve is very much related to your personality and coping skills, your faith and beliefs as well as the nature and significance of the loss. There is no “normal” grieving nor time table in which you will begin to feel better. There are many symptoms of grief. Shock and disbelief, anger, sadness, anxiety, panic, fear, guilt as well as physical symptoms are common.

Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant
Grief Counsellor

Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant

Registered Clinical Social Worker

141 Ashberry Place, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 1G8 | 226-9897504

As a holistic therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and discover greater confidence and self-awareness along your journey. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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.

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.

Karen Maud Coca, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Karen Maud Coca, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist

151 Charles Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H6 | 2263365787

Interpersonal therapy can be a helpful treatment for grief and loss, depression and difficult life transitions. With a compassionate approach we will explore your grieving process, your relationship to your loss and the impact on your life. We will also focus on your current relationships and how they are impacted by this loss. Reducing isolation, increasing activity, and challenging avoidant behaviours will be addressed.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Grief Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

With Gestalt therapy the five tasks of mourning, are supported: (1) To accept the reality of the loss, (2) To experience the pain of grief, (3) To adjust to the environment in which the deceased is missing, (4) To withdraw (some) emotional energy and reinvest it in another relationship, and (5) To find a place for and maintain a continuing bond with what we lose, however not in any specific order. A gestalt therapist supports the bereaved with an emphasis on a "loving authentic presence and communication that allows expression of EACH other’s personhood" so that feelings are honored and explored at the clients own pace. The here and now is emphasized and that is what leads to support/change

Kathryn Jones, MA, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Kathryn Jones, MA, MSW, RSW

Clinical Counsellor

131 Union Street East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1C4 | (519) 772-2116

Loss is one of the most difficult and unavoidable aspects of the human experience. You may feel overwhelmed by a sense that you should be feeling or acting differently. Perhaps others do not understand the intensity of what you’re going through. Take comfort in knowing you are not alone and you do not have to grieve alone. If you are reading this because loss has impacted your life, you have my deepest sympathy. Through counselling, I will meet you where you’re at emotionally and help in whatever way I can. It would be a privilege to hear your story and help you work through the loss you’ve experienced.

Tim Tentcher, CSW
Grief Counsellor

Tim Tentcher, CSW

Registered Clinical Counselor

35 Cheltonwood, Guelph, Ontario N1E 4E1 | 5199934609

Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things to deal with. I offer a listening ear and help people take the process of moving on at there pace with an understanding heart. As a Christian, I offer faith-based support but I do not push my beliefs on anyone. I am trained in interfaith counseling. Please contact me. I can see you within 3 days. My fees flex if you are not insured. if you are they are covered under most plans

Judy Benjamins, MA, RP
Grief Counsellor

Judy Benjamins, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

26 River Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 2V6 | 519-716-9092

Grief is a process, a journey that takes time, often more time than you might expect. The journey of grief can be physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually exhausting. After a time period, family members or friends may tell you it is time to move on with life. Or, you may have your own expectations about grieving. However, there is no timeline, the process is different for each person. You cannot rush grief work. Therapy can help by facilitating a space to work through your grief, to speak about your loss and express your thoughts and emotions freely.

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.

Patti Moses, MSW RSW / Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Patti Moses, MSW RSW / Psychotherapist

Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist

103 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W1 | 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

Devon Jorge, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Devon Jorge, MSW, RSW

Psycotherapist, Registered Social Worker

684 Belmont Ave. W. (Suite 301), Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N6 | (226) 752-8857

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

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.

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.

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.

Exhale Therapy, MSW, RSW, RP, M.Psy, RP(Q)
Grief Counsellor

Exhale Therapy, MSW, RSW, RP, M.Psy, RP(Q)

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, Psychology Professional with Psychologist Supervision

944 King St. W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1G4 | 226-338-4158

Loss is something that everyone experiences in their lifetime and grief is a natural response to losing someone or something significant. At Exhale Therapy, we individualize our treatment approach for grief counselling based on our client's needs. Whether it is listening to a client process the loss, develop strategies to cope with the loss or adjust to living in the aftermath of the loss, the therapists at Exhale will use several techniques to support their client's unique experience. Psycho-education on the stages of grief, narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy and cognitive therapy are all modalities utilized by the therapists at Exhale Therapy.

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) 400-1912

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.

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Grief Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.766.2575

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.


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.