Grief and Loss Counselling in Ottawa, ON.

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


Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP, MASp, MBA
Grief Counsellor

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP, MASp, MBA

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.

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.

Lindsay Malleck, RP
Grief Counsellor

Lindsay Malleck, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Kensington Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 6G8 | (613) 801-8318

When we loose someone, a job, or a situation turns out differently than we had hoped, it can leaved us at a standstill. Grief and loss have no linear pathway towards healing; unique to each person, the healing and grieving process can be enhanced when done alongside another who is able to hold space for the pain, the hurt and the anguish that results from loss.

Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy, MA, RSW
Grief Counselor

Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy, MA, RSW

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

At some point in life, everyone will experience grief and loss. Grief is a normal response to a final disconnection from something or someone important to us. While grief is a common human experience, we will all experience loss in very different ways. It may occur following the loss of a pet, job, relationship, or loved one. Together, we will explore your grief to develop an understanding of what your loss means to you, and how it has impacted you. Together, we will explore how you can effectively experience and express your grief in a way that makes sense for you - there are no rules or timelines when it comes to grief.

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, RP, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Cynthia Schoppmann, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist and 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.

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7Y8 | 613-822-3300

Finding our way through a painful loss and the associated grief can be a most difficult and excruciating journey for any of us to encounter. However, it is with the intention of gently guiding clients back on the road to recovery. Through gaining insight and courageously tackling the loss both willingly and openly has proven beneficial. Ultimately allowing themselves to profoundly heal.

Michaela Clermont, M.A., R.P. (Q)
Grief Counsellor

Michaela Clermont, M.A., R.P. (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

100 argyle avenue LL300, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B6 | 613-291-7363

Loving a loved-one may have a profound and debilitating effect on us. When working with those struggling with grief and loss, I have found that EMDR therapy is particularly beneficial. I work with clients to identify the particular aspects of the loss that is the most vivid, the negative self-beliefs held about the loss, and the attachment to the negative feelings. We then, collaboratively, work together to question the truth of these negative self-beliefs and dissolve the emotional pain surrounded by the loss. At the end of grief and loss therapy, clients have the potential of restoring the wonderful memories of their loved-ones, free from the pain of their departure.

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.

Rebecca Wabischewich, Hons. BA, MPH, MACP
Grief Counsellor

Rebecca Wabischewich, Hons. BA, MPH, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3 | 705-415-2780

Grief is such a riveting emotion. While it's a natural response to loss, it often leaves us feeling completely out of control; or even scared of our feelings. As if grief on its own isn't difficult enough, we sometimes experience a sense of pressure that comes with grief: something that makes us wonder if how we are grieving is normal or even acceptable. Addressing your grief can be nerve-wracking, whether you've been actively grieving or avoiding grieving. You may feel lost, abandoned, confused or heartbroken. These feelings are normal and understandable; and, you don't need to go through them alone.

Adrienne Richardson, PhD MsED RP CSAT/CPTT SEP-A OCT
Grief Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, PhD MsED RP CSAT/CPTT SEP-A OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

With Gestalt therapy the five tasks of mourning, are supported: (1) To accept the reality of the loss, (2) To experience the pain of grief, (3) To adjust to the environment in which the deceased is missing, (4) To withdraw (some) emotional energy and reinvest it in another relationship, and (5) To find a place for and maintain a continuing bond with what we lose, however not in any specific order. A gestalt therapist supports the bereaved with an emphasis on a "loving authentic presence and communication that allows expression of EACH other’s personhood" so that feelings are honored and explored at the clients own pace. The here and now is emphasized and that is what leads to support/change

Sara Sherstobitoff, RP (Qualifying)
Grief Counselor

Sara Sherstobitoff, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss are weaved into our lives in an intimate way. Grief is natural, normal, unique and universal. Grief touches us all at one point or another and is an inevitable part of being human. The experience of grief may be associated with a range of emotions, thoughts and behaviours. It’s important to remember that the journey of grief is not linear and there is no right way to feel. Therapy is a safe space where you can explore your grief. We will move at a pace that feels comfortable to you and I will check in to ensure that you feel safe and supported. Please contact me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.

Casper Watras, MACP, BSc
Grief Counsellor

Casper Watras, MACP, BSc

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

111 Cresthaven Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6T9 | 6138541818

Grief, loss, and bereavement, whether it is the passing of a loved one, the end of a career, or the falling-apart of a relationship are all similar: we are losing or have lost an important part of our lives. Understanding the emotions, feelings, and behaviours we have when we experience grief and bereavement is part of helping us accept what has occurred, why we feel the way that we are feeling, and what is next for us. In working with clients on grief, loss, and bereavement it is important to understand that the way we process these experiences is unique to each person, and the pillar of respect is paramount.

Zahra Nafar
Grief Counsellor

Zahra Nafar

Registered Psychotherapist

1712-130 Albert St., Ottawa, K1P 5G4 | 6134109393

Grief and loss are parts of life, and yet, everyone grieves in their own way. Grief can be complicated by other conditions, most notably depression. The person’s level of dependency on the departed can also cause complications. The grieving process often involves many difficult and complicated emotions. Yet joy, contentment, and humour do not have to be a lost memory. I work with you to help you recover from grief and loss and find your way back to feeling joyful again.

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1G9 | 613-324-0948

Feelings of grief and loss are as unique as those experiencing them. Counselling support is similarly tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of the client. One may experience feelings of grief following the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of a dream, or the loss of a career; while these situations can feel overwhelming, one does not have to move through this alone.

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker, EMI Practitioner

124 O'Connor Street, Suite 310, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M9 | 1 (855) 511-3131

Losing someone you love can be the most painful experience. While grieving, you may experience all kinds of emotions, from anger to sadness. The lost of your love one may seem like your world just fell apart and you cannot imagine having a normal life again; remind yourself that this is all about grieving. Grieving is a process and can be very different from one person to another. But for sure, it takes some time and patience. An important thing that can help you go through the pain, is to have support and an ear to listen. I will provide a safe place to let your heart speak and I will help you identify ways that will help to smoothen your pain.

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

Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC
Grief Counsellor

Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC

Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 5T7 | 613-733-1422

Grieving and Loss are life and living issues that are part of the normal challenges we face in our lifetime. The often irrational and overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with them can sometimes frighten and even paralyze us when they occur. In a supportive and empathic environment I help people demystify and understand these challenges and events so they can cope again.


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.

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