Grief and Loss Counselling in Oakville, ON.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Certified Counsellor/ Certified Addictions Therapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208,, 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.

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT
Grief Counsellor

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

460 Brant St, Suite 200, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4B6 | 289 962-1107

If you have experienced a significant loss and find that it is hard to focus on your daily activities you may find it helpful to discuss your feelings with a counsellor. I have been trained to help you process your emotions, heal unresolved hurts and comfort you in your loss. Whether you have lost a loved one, recently gone through a separation or divorce or have experienced other major life transitions you may be grieving and could benefit from grief counselling.

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc
Grief Counsellor

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist

1011 Upper Middle Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6H 4L2 | 905-849-9915

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tressa Porter, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Tressa Porter, 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.



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.