Grief and Loss Counselling in Oakville, ON.

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


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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville
Grief Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Road, East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP
Grief Counsellor

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Couple & Sex Therapist

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 847-0955

Grief is a natural part of losing someone, a relationship or tragic event that is more than every day sadness. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Only your way. Some people get angry, some quiet and withdrawn, some walk around in a heavy fog for weeks or months. Multiple losses in a short time, loss of a parent or child, these key relationships trigger the grief process. Grief often involves bargaining, anger, denial, depression, mobilizing, testing, to reach acceptance. For over 20 years, I've helped clients with intense grief reactions, including survivors of suicide. It is important to get the support for your particular bereavement and rebuild your life again.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

400 Main Street East, Suite 210, Milton, Ontario L9T 4X5 | 905-878-5050

Although therapy cannot help you replace who/what has been lost, it can help you come to accept the reality of the loss, to be able to look backwards and remember the good, and to be able to look forward with hope. Grief and loss therapy can be helpful for those who have lost a loved one, are going through a separation or divorce, lost a job, experienced an injury, received a medical diagnosis, or recently experienced a disappointment.

Natalia Buchok, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Natalia Buchok, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

1364 Roylen Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 1V4 | 416-908-1540

We live in a culture that rarely discusses grief and the grieving process and as a result, people often struggle with trying to understand their feelings and why they aren't feeling better sooner. And then some deaths we experience are especially difficult - the loss of a spouse or a child, for example. Grief Therapy can help clients better understand the grieving process, validate their feelings, give them permission to grieve and help them in adapting to the loss of a loved one. Compassion and a safe space to grieve, helps us to heal from these kinds of wounds.

Isabel Thorman, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Isabel Thorman, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist

603 Argus Road, Suite 209, Oakville, Ontario L6J 6G6 | 416-436-3470

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. It involves conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behaviour. It is the feeling of reaching out for someone who has always been there, they are no longer there. The grief journey is so individual and unique, so our work with people who need loss support is also specific to our clients' needs. We help people properly diagnose their difficulties and help them make sense of their conflicting emotions so that they can move through life with more peace and certainty.

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 827 2121

Have you had a loss in your life? Are you feeling sad and angry at times, or just feeling that you need to talk further about this experience? Coming to counselling can help you work through your feelings. Often people feel that they are struggling with moving forward, and have difficulty picturing life with the loss they have experienced. I can help you work through the difficult and extreme emotions that often accompany grief.

Marla McGregor, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Marla McGregor, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

2525 Old Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario L6M 4J2 | 647-822-4266

I provide both assessment and treatment services for a wide range of mental health issues. I have over 15 years of experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, anger and stress management, trauma and grief/loss. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Mindfullness based strategies to help facilitate growth and change. I bring a warm approach to my work and help clients set achievable and maintainable goals.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OACCPP
Grief Counsellor

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OACCPP

Certified Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

1401 Golden Meadow Trail, Oakville, Ontario L6H 3H1 | 905-842-3626

It is normal and natural to grieve when you feel shock, sadness, loneliness, desperation, guilt, emptiness or even anger about a loss of any kind. You might have lost a beloved person, a relationship, a pet, your job, financial stability or your safety after having experienced trauma. Grieving is deeply personal. Each one of us experiences the process differently, and it is important to be aware of your needs on your journey of healing. Please allow me to listen to your story, to offer you a safe space and to gently help you cope with overwhelming and often frightening emotions. Please call 905-842-3626

Bayridge Counselling Centre
Grief Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Rd. East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

Reta Walker, MCC
Grief Counsellor

Reta Walker, MCC

Registered Counsellor

11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3E3 | 905-510-4082

Maybe you are in shock or feeling emotional, spiritual and physical anguish. Betrayal, job loss, terminal illness and death are a few causes of grief. Your experience is unique and loss is personal. Loss is an inevitable part of life, growth and confidence in the future can result from dealing effectively with grief. My aim is to provide a therapeutic and supportive environment in which you can recover meaning and purpose.

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP
Grief Counsellor

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

2250 Eighth Line,, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Z4 | 905-609-1017

My goal in grief and loss counselling is to partner with you as a companion, not an expert. In my office, and in my approach, you will find a safe place of quiet, compassion and understanding. Grief and loss are experienced in unique ways by each individual, and each individual’s way is legitimate. It is also essential that each individual mourn their loss in order to find healing and renewed strength.

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Grief Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, Ontario M9R 1Y4 | (416) 487-9129

Grief and loss are normal, universal emotional experiences, but there is a tendency to get stuck in depression or anxiety rather than feel the sadness involved with loss. That’s understandable, because suffering is painful and difficult to bear alone. A therapist can support an individual with strategies for finding hope that a broken heart will mend. The aim is to build trust that, by allowing the expression of these feelings, the energy spent on suffering can be freed and reinvested back into creating a fulfilling life. As you do with a broken shoulder, you pay attention to the pain and attend to it in healthy ways while nature takes its course, allowing broken bones or hearts to heal.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Oakville, ON.

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

Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 193,832 people with 66,269 households . The population ranking for Oakville is #27 nationally and #12 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1395.60 people per sq km. Oakville therapists serve postal code: L6H.