Grief and Loss Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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


Stephanie Dugdale, M.A., CCC
Grief Counsellor

Stephanie Dugdale, M.A., CCC

Individual and Couple Therapist

451 Daly Ave., Lower Level 3, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6H6 | 613-230-3444

Clients experiencing grief and loss can often benefit from a supportive therapeutic process. It can allow a space to explore feelings without having to take care of anyone else-it is just for them. Clients can also explore blocks or complications to grieving that might be contributing to their struggle, for instance older traumas, difficulty with feeling or expressing their emotions.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1K0 | 1-613-518-8131

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.

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW
Grief Counsellor

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

356 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3V6 | 613-863-5092

Clients who have lost a loved one will be given the opportunity to pass through the stages of grief in a healthy way. While being supported in Psychotherapy Clients will have the chance to work through any difficult emotions they may be struggling with in relation to their loved ones death. Client will learn to honor the person they've lost while finding a way to accept that loss and continue to live a fulfilling life.

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

110 Bearbrook Road, Suite 206, Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario K1B 5R2 | 613-317-2179

Helping clients go through the stages of grief and loss by validating their experience and educating them on what these stages consist of and strategies to help them cope with the variety of emotions that they will be processing through this difficult time. Also helping clients recognize that grief and loss are a part of any type of loss that we may encounter, whether it be the loss of a relationship, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, etc.

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD
Grief Counsellor

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

53 Shouldice Cresent, Kanata, Ontario K2L 1M8 | (613) 447-5041

How individuals and families cope with dying, death, grief, loss, and bereavement is unique to each individual. Those who are bereaved experience grief, or a person's response or reaction to loss, which encompasses physical, psychological, social, and spiritual components. Historically, many grief counselors and grief therapists have chosen to follow the popular "grief counseling theory of the time." However, in the twenty-first century there are constantly changing theories regarding grief and loss, and new challenges and questions raised by researchers, clinicians, and the bereaved themselves regarding what is or is not helpful during the bereavement process.

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2A3 | 613-287-3799

Have you lost a partner, someone important in your life or ended an important relationship. While loss can be painful, you should not feel an endless sense of despair. Grief and loss of a loved one is a journey that can be overwhelming. Allow yourself time to grieve but ensure that you are taking care of yourself. Counselling may be a way to care for yourself as you adjust to this new reality. Together we can help you adapt to these losses and help you to move forward while honouring your loss.

Susan Top, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Susan Top, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

421 Gilmour Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0R5 | 613 371 5715

The pain of grief can truly be lessened by working with a counsellor. Talking about the loss and how it has affected you will help you feel the emotions, which helps them to pass through you. It is also helpful to have a professional inform you on what to expect when grieving, what types of symptoms are related to the grief, and specific approaches to comfort yourself.

Joan Stafford, M.Ed., CCC, RMFT, RP
Grief Counsellor

Joan Stafford, M.Ed., CCC, RMFT, RP

Reg. Marriage and Family Therapist, Can. Cert. Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

48 Majestic Drive, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1C8 | 6138789811

The death of a loved one, or any other great loss, is possibly the most stressful event anyone experiences. Grief is the normal, healthy response to this loss. It is important to allow yourself the time and space to fully grieve the loss. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve – it is a very personal healing process of adjusting and coming to terms with the loss. In therapy, I accompany you on this painful journey and help you to understand and make sense of the overwhelming emotions that affect your mind, body and spirit. I offer support as we create a special place in your heart and mind for your memories.

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY
Grief Counsellor

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY

Registered Marriage and family Therapist, Certified EMDR

122 Broadway Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2V8 | 6133143441

I have worked extensively with the medically ill including Cancer patients. To adjust to a chronic illness is to grieve the loss of the healthy self and all that entails; to grieve the loss of a relationship; our work; anything of importance to us is to face pain of loss and move through it's tasks. I work in various models including relational, experiential, psycho-dynamic and Attachment based models to provide a safe, empathic environment for my clients to grow in.

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships
Grief Counsellor

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships

Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors

267 O'Connor St., Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1V3 | 1.855.779.2347

The Grief and Loss Service (GLS) at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR) offers clients counselling and psychotherapy to support them to address past and present grief and loss. Unprocessed grief and loss can affect our emotional well-being, our functioning in everyday life and our interpersonal relationships. We help you to understand the meanings of your losses, and to process the unresolved or complicated emotional residue from these losses. We support you throughout your grieving process so that you may move forward with your life with a renewed sense of meaning, purpose and hope. CFIR psychologists and clinicians employ psychodynamic and experiential approaches to support

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526
Grief Counsellor

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

278 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1V4 | 1-613-238-2222

Rather than drive our grief and loss underground or deep into our unconscious, therapy allows us to focus on the pain of our loss with all its multiple layers. Processing our thoughts with the spoken word rather than keeping them as mere mental reflections permits us to actively embrace our pain. We experience clarity and eventually direction to our grieving process. We can in time come to a place of sorrowful acceptance. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross gives us understanding of the grief and loss process in her Five Stages of Grief. However, it is important to note that these stages are not linear in their progression and are somewhat unique to each individual.

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.

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP
Grief Counsellor

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & Pastoral Psychotherapist

317 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T4 | 613-371-7472

Grief and loss is hard, it is difficult and we all experience it in many phases of our life span. There is no right or wrong in grieving or any length of time however, there is life and hope after! It is learning to accept the grief, feel it and then move on with either with professional help or your own path to moving forward with your life.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Ottawa, ON.

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

Ottawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 2790.30 square kilometers.  The population of Ottawa is nearly 1 million people with 373,756 households . The population ranking for Ottawa is #4 nationally and #2 for the province of Ontario with a density of 334.80 people per sq km. Ottawa therapists serve postal code: K1T.