Grief and Loss Counselling in Toronto, ON.

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


Anna Wesolinska Rydzy, MEd, RP
Grief Counsellor

Anna Wesolinska Rydzy, MEd, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

175 Hampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2Z3 | 416-999-2234

I work with clients experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. The process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another. It can involve yearning, anger, regret, guilt and sadness. Emotions can be overwhelming and confusing. Social support is often vital to recovery. I offer a safe space where your feelings and memories can be explored without judgements and where new possibilities emerge.

Paul Parnass, M.S.W.  R.S.W.
Grief Counsellor

Paul Parnass, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G4 | 416-994-6520

Life is fragile. At any moment our life can be turned upside down by the loss of a loved one. If you are suffering from a loss, I will support you and offer you a safe place in which to express your grief. My approach is based on an understanding of the dynamics of loss, combined with my own experience in handling loss in my life. Loss can take other forms as well...such as the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, or the loss of health. Together we will discuss your pain and come to understand the impact your loss has had on you. We will then develop new ways to manage your loss so that you can move forward again.

Stacey Gorlicky, RP
Grief Counsellor

Stacey Gorlicky, RP

Stacey Gorlicky Registered Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor

3080 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3N1 | 416-804-6375

Grief, another powerful emotion we experience when dealing with loss, is a conditioning that affects all human beings. In our society there is often a notion that we should hurry up and get over our grief but maybe we should grieve as long as we need to. One way to see loss is to see loss as change and then to let change in. By developing a practice of loving kindness towards ourselves and others we can take a gentler approach toward loss and pain.

Julia Balaisis, Ph.D, RP, OCT
Grief Counsellor

Julia Balaisis, Ph.D, RP, OCT

Psychotherapist

Bloor and Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1C1 | 416-518-0153

This is such a vulnerable and difficult time where great compassion and tenderness is required. My approach includes the need to feel and express our in-depth feelings in order to heal grief and loss. I offer a way to explore this compassionately and more thoroughly in order that clients can emerge from this time of difficulty more whole and healed.

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Grief Counsellor

Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP

Coach and Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

Pape and Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1C3 | 416-406-5147

Life isn't fair. You loved someone, and now they are gone. Or maybe you've lost a job you love... or become disabled. Your whole world has been turned upsde down. Sometimes it seems like there's not much point in going on, but that's not really the case. Let me help you move through the stages of grief without getting stuck. You deserve to have a wonderful second act. Let's write a great new script together!

Deborah Nixon, Psychologist
Grief Counsellor

Deborah Nixon, Psychologist

Dr. Deborah Nixon

182 Indian Valley Trail, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 2K6 | 905 274 0915

The grief and loss that you can experience after the death of a loved one can be overwhelming and can make you feel cut off and isolated from the world as you have known it to be. You really have a need to talk about your loved one but often friends and family are limited in their ability to support you in this way. I can offer you a safe place in which you can talk in depth about your loved one, exploring and expressing feelings about your life with that person, what he or she meant to you, from the beginning of your relationship through to the end. I can also help you to begin to face what it means to move on without that person but still holding on to your memories.

Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology
Grief Counsellor

Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology

Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor

208 St Clair Ave West Suite #2, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R2 | 416-564-6441

Clients who are experiencing grief and loss can benefit from a better understanding of how the deep emotions and feelings can support new growth and ways at looking at the world. By considering elements of the experience through memory, dreams, and reflections, great power and strength can be found. Grief and loss are normal and healthy states of being, as long as they don't overwhelm and debilitate, understanding them in the context of therapy will not only benefit the individual but those around them and generations to come.

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Grief Counsellor

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Toronto West, Ontario M9M 1B9 |

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.

Anthony Santen, SAC Dip (Adv. Psy) MCH CLC
Grief Counsellor

Anthony Santen, SAC Dip (Adv. Psy) MCH CLC

Marriage Counselling, Individual Counselling, Life Coach

2 Bloor Street West, 7Th Floor Reception, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3E2 | (416) 930-0186

Sadness is a feeling, Grieving is a process. We all feel sad at times but when we're faced with difficult circumstances and loss there's much more than sadness. Understanding the process of grieving in the context of your own life, give you the tools to create a solid base for a brighter future. We know we can grieve for loved ones who pass on, but we grieve throughout our lives for various paths un-travelled. The loss of a job, the end of a relationship, etc. Answering the question: "What now?" and turning our lives around in a constructive and courageous way, is my approach to this transformational work. You too can make it through this process.

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 | 416-939-6491

Individuals often come to see me for therapy in my practice in the downtown area of Toronto in order to help them cope with grief, bereavement, and difficulty adjusting to painful loss. For some clients this includes the loss of a close family member, for others this includes the loss of an intimate relationship. In either case, the opportunity to discuss such losses and to understand their impact is an important part of the psychotherapy process.

Mary Fulford-Winsor, Registered Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Mary Fulford-Winsor, Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist-Individuals and Couples/Marriage Counselling

120 Carlton Suite 413 (Cabbagetown/Downtown area), Toronto, Ontario M5A 4K2 | 416-528-8657

Loss is like the experience of having the air knocked out of us: it leaves us gasping and in shock. Whether through death,separation or divorce, loss of a career,death of a beloved pet or the moving away of a child for university: loss brings about a change to our relationships both within and outside of ourselves. It alters how we see ourselves and the roles we play for others. We need to give ourselves the opportunity to grieve and come to terms with what has changed. In allowing ourselves the time and space to say goodbye we create a new space within us, to hold our old relationships, and that is something that cannot be lost or taken away.

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT
Grief Counsellor

Mazda Kahnamuyipour, RP/CRPO, Diploma/ GIT

Registered Psychotherapist

124 Morrison Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1M4 | 416-660-7186

Letting go of a lost dear one, either by death or ending of a relationship can be extremely painful. We are often left in disbelief, sometimes denial and anger that may stop us from moving forward. The sadness and hopelessness may be paralysing. I will support you in acknowledging the anger, unfinished business, and/or hopelessness and fear. Overtime through therapy, you will transition to a place of having the courage to process your emotions, accepting and making peace with it, and slowly seeing choices and possibilities.

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP
Grief Counsellor

Erin Griffin, MA, CCC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M8V 1C5 | 647-932-8012

Clients come to me experiencing many forms of grief and loss- death, illness, job loss, a big move. Everyone experiences losses and grieves in their own unique way. Being able to experience your grief is immensely healthy and an vital to finding peace and healing. In therapy, you'll have the support you need to do just that, while simultaneously discovering the meaningfulness and sense of purpose you need to move forward.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Toronto, ON.

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

Toronto is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 630.20 square kilometers.  The population of Toronto is 2.73 million people with 1.11 million households . The population ranking for Toronto is #1 nationally and #1 for the province of Ontario with a density of 4334.40 people per sq km. Toronto therapists serve postal code: M3B.