Grief and Loss Counselling in Oakville, ON.

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


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 Some people get angry, some quiet and withdrawn, some walk around in a heavy fog for weeks or months.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.

Kirsty Matthews, MA CCC-Q
Grief Counselor

Kirsty Matthews, MA CCC-Q

Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Losing a loved one can often result in a loss of meaning. Sometimes during grief, it feels like the whole world has lost its colour. I will sit with you in your grief, and help you to rediscover meaning and colour in your life once more at a pace that feels right for you. Please reach out to me for a free consultation, there is no obligation to commit to therapy.

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW
Grief Counsellor

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW

Registered Social Worker

345 Lakeshore Road East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905-319-1488

At some point in our lifetimes, everybody is faced with grief and loss, children and youth included. When counseling my young clients, it is evident that children and youth have many questions and feelings surrounding this issue. They often feel scared, sad and alone. Talking to a therapist is a good way for clients to face their feelings and make sense of the situation. I help children normalize these feelings so that they know it is okay to feel sad, it is okay to have questions, and they are not alone. The pain may never go away but releasing the emotions and gaining some perspective and understanding, makes it easier to move forward a day at a time.

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.

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD
Grief Counselor

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD

Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Have you found yourself in deep sadness from a recent loss or that may be many years old and perhaps you are only recently recognizing? People were designed to reach out to someone when they are grieving and have had a loss. Unfortunately in our modern world, we are expected to be brief about our losses, to shrug them off and move on. You don't have to suffer alone. I will support you to more fully allow yourself to experience this loss and sadness in safety so that you can truly process the pain. Please contact me for help.

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc
Grief Counsellor

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist

1911 Ironoak Way, Unit 5, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0N1 | +1 905-844-3844

Grief and loss can be difficult to work through. Many individuals try to ignore or completely forget about the grief or loss altogether. This generally leads to more difficulties in their functioning. My approach helps clients come to an increased awareness about how this loss has impacted them and develop coping mechanisms using compassion and mindfulness that will diminish the negative impacts grief can have on our relationships, work and overall functioning.

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.

Isabel Thorman, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Isabel Thorman, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Oakville, Ontario L6H 0A6 |

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.

Gail Paterson, MSW, RSW, RYT
Grief Counsellor

Gail Paterson, MSW, RSW, RYT

Registered Clinical Social Worker; Therapist; Mental Health Counselor, Restorative Yoga Teacher selor

4300 Upper Middle Road, Unit 3, Burlington, Ontario L7M 4P6 | 905-973-5882

My approach to assisting with loss and grieving is to normalize the experience...loss of someone or something we love creates grief. Helping people learn how to best withstand and manage the emotions, the way loss can stop you in your tracks, and how to begin moving again is vital work. The bottom line is that, as long as you love, you grieve. We CAN learn to manage.

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.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OAMHP
Grief Counsellor

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OAMHP

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

The Refuge, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Grief Counsellor

The Refuge, 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.

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.

Garrett LaFosse, M.Sc., RP, RMFT
Grief Counselor

Garrett LaFosse, M.Sc., RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I open up space for clients accept and share their grief, since many people don't feel comfortable doing so, especially with others. I help clients to work toward resolving unresolved grief and express their unexpressed grief. I help clients to honour & give space to their grief. In today's rushed world, people often don't take adequate time to honour their grief & sense of loss. I help clients to try and honour what their lost loved one would have wanted for them, or, sometimes to take back their life back from a lost loved one who didn't value or validate them. I work to prepare clients for grief to be lifelong, though that doesn't mean that it will always have the same intensity.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP
Grief Counsellor

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP

Registered Psychotherapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Oakville/ 361 Jackson St. W, Hamilton , Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905 526-1914

Sudden loss is the most painful experience we face whether it is of a loved family member or something very dear and meaningful to us (including a job or the vision we have of ourself), it is uniquely personal and finding a quiet and empathetic forum to "just talk" so that pent-up and mixed feelings are let go, and in this and this alone is what is called "moving on". Unexpressed feelings of loss are the source of ongoing emotional distress. Often, "depression" can mask long-term loss that has not been "resolved". I will help you both understand the context of your loss and to move beyond it in order to be healthy and resilient again.

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

465 Morden Road, Suite 206, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W6 | 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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic
Grief Counsellor

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic

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.

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.

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.


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 211,382 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.