Grief and Loss Counselling in Oak Ridges, ON.

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


Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Grief Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In M8X 2X9 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

An experience of loss can be tangible such as termination from a job, death of a loved one, etc. It can also come during happy occasions, such as a wedding. While this is a celebrated occasion it can represent a loss for parents whose children move away, or a loss of singleness for the one marrying. While loss is often intangible, it can create intense grief. My work with loss and grief deals with the underlying emotions such as anger, sadness, denial, depression, hopelessness, etc. These emotions can often appear, resolve and re-appear at different times of life or during special occasions. Ultimately, acceptance and peace comes through the act of grieving which leads to reorganization.

Sonia Panchyshyn, BSW, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Sonia Panchyshyn, BSW, MSW, RSW

Therapist

In L4Z 2G7 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

Some of the losses you may experience are the loss of a job, health, pet, friendship, marriage or a loved one. I will help you grieve your loss, re-build your life and create new dreams. I will walk that journey with you to a place of recovery whereby you will move beyond your loss, thus regaining control over your life so that you can celebrate life once again. My approach is to assist you to express your grief/feelings, normalize your feelings, understand the stages of grief, and identify where you may feel stuck. I will gently guide you in moving forward in life so that you will feel more hopeful and find new purpose and meaning once again.

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.

Chris Hartley, M.A., R.P.
Grief Counsellor

Chris Hartley, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

In M2N 7E9 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

Whether it be the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or job, dealing with life's changes is incredibly hard. Change is inevitable, but it very often brings with it many negative feelings. I help clients process their grief by allowing those feelings a voice in a safe environment. I help clients to understand and make sense of their grief. As we work through the loss, we will begin to explore what change looks like and how to move forward.

Mary McClenaghan, RP (Q), BA, MA
Grief Counsellor

Mary McClenaghan, RP (Q), BA, MA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In L3Z 2B8 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

Grief and loss can be difficult to cope with. Mary honours the fact that people have their own unique and individual way to grieve and supports clients to make peace with their loss. Mary supports clients to honour their lost loved one and to find new/different relationships with their lost loved one. Mary always works with clients based on their own needs

Jeffrey Letourneau, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Jeffrey Letourneau, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

In M4M 2G3 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

While their is no 'solution' for grief and loss, many people benefit from psychotherapy to help them come to terms with an important loss. Whether it's supportive counselling during an expected death or help moving past a traumatic loss, I offer a comfortable and compassionate space in which to process the change while employing evidence-based treatments in my practice to help you get unstuck.

Bill Huggins, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Bill Huggins, Ph.D.

Therapist / Counsellor

In L6X 1K4 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

The initial reaction to all loss is shock. A strong sense of disorientation takes over. My first goal will be to allow a client to discover and to express their true feelings. Initiating daily self care will be our second goal. Then together we will try to make some sense of what has happened and prioritize small stepsto begin total recovery. Heartbreak is real. I have been there, therefore I understand your hurt. Nevertheless from personal and professional experience I can give you both hope and help.

Cindy Hayen, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Cindy Hayen, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

In L4S 0B2 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, whether it be from death, divorce, or other circumstances, you are on a very painful journey, one that takes some time to traverse and is not easy. It can be helpful to have someone like myself walk with you on that journey and honour your feelings of loss and sadness and, when you are ready, to help pick up the pieces and continue to live a productive and satisfying life. That does not mean you leave the past behind but that you find a way of integrating a new life with the old. Reaching out is a sign of courage and strength.

Patricia Thompson, MA
Grief Counsellor

Patricia Thompson, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

In M5S 3A7 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

We all must deal with grief sometime in our lives. However, there are times we lose someone dear to us and it feels as if we will never see the sun again. Processing our loss through therapy helps to make that dark journey less difficult and in time blur the sharp painful edges of pain. During therspy we will look at and restructure negative debilitating thoughts and replacing them with more constructive and positive ones. We never fully get over the loss, but we learn how to celebrate and cherish our missed loved ones.

Susan Patten, M.Sc., R.P.
Grief Counsellor

Susan Patten, M.Sc., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

In M4K 1N8 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

Dealing with grief requires addressing the many layers of life that grief touches. Facing the loss of a loved one can also bring up reminders of other losses we have experienced - some of which may still feel unresolved, and are now coming to the surface along with the acute pain that the current situation brings. Since grief is ultimately about loss of connection, my approach involves finding unique ways of "reconnecting" and healing the wounds that can be left behind when a painful loss has been experienced. I provide a safe and compassionate environment to assist in healing through grief and understanding all aspects of the grieving process as it evolves.

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4C 3P3 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

Any life will, at times, include pain. So it is understandable that at some time any of us will have to struggle to deal with loss. You can find a strength within you to pull you through this. As your therapist my commitment is to honor that wisdom and help you find even more. Yes, loneliness and isolation can come as we go through life. My experience has been that as any of us are heard in depth, we can listen beyond the pain for the inspiration we seek to move on. In contrast to how it may seem, we can actually grow through grief and loss. Similar to exercise, one’s personal balance and overall perspective on life is like a muscle - one that we can train to help us more as we progress.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In M5E 1W7 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

Grief and loss are frequently a root cause of substance abuse, addiction and disorders. The grief process tends to deplete a person's resources, taking up a great deal of their physical, mental, and emotional energy. The absence is not the only thing they are mourning. Their plans, dreams and wishes have changed, and they are being required to let go of the future they anticipated. The phases of mourning include a desire to reverse the loss, feelings of pain and chaos, and the reordering of one's life. At Valiant Recovery, clients receive personalized grief counseling tailored to their needs, as well as specialized sessions on grief and loss.

Christina Becker, MBA, Dip. Analy. Psych. (Zurich)
Grief Counsellor

Christina Becker, MBA, Dip. Analy. Psych. (Zurich)

Jungian Analyst, Clinical Member, OSP

In M6R 3B9 - Nearby to Oak Ridges.

There is nothing so powerful as the death of someone or something close to us. Death seems to open up a sacred place where we ponder questions of meaning, and the mystery and the worth of life. Jung says "When death confronts us, life always seems like a downward flow or like a clock that has been wound up and whose eventual " Grief and loss are unfortunately a natural part of life and the failure to acknowledge this inevitability can turn into a fear of life - neurotic resistances, depressions and other psychological distresses. My approach creates a safe space to allow the natural process of grief to restore you back to life.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Oak Ridges, ON.

Thank you for visiting our Ontario search of licensed grief specialists in Oak Ridges.  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 Oak Ridges right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Oak Ridges is located in Ontario, Canada. Oak Ridges therapists serve postal code: L4E.