Grief and Loss Counselling in Whitby, ON.

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


Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

CLINICAL AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY DOCTOR

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8L9 | 905-430-3538

Dr. Smith became a psychologist as a direct result of a traumatic loss when his brother Donald was killed by a train when Donald was l2 and Dr. Smith was a little boy. This loss caused Dr. Smith to be paralyzed with grief for several years. Dr. Smith is a recovered grief survivor because of his willingness to get professional help and training. No one should have to do this job alone. Lack of recovery from grief results in severe physical and emotional problems, including marital dysfunction, substance abuse, accidents, failure at work, relationships problems and unhappiness.

Tressa Porter, R.P.
Grief Counselor

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

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. We offer gentle guidance and strong support through grief. We 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.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Grief Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP 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

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC
Grief Counsellor

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

129 Byron Street North, Suite 200B, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4M8 | 905-706-7712

The loss of a loved one can sometimes be very complicated and is always uniquely personal. Trying to make sense of such loss and trying to re-build a life after loss can seem overwhelming. The is hope and a there is a way through. Deborah works with individuals and families to help them to cope with their loss, manage their grief and find a way to move forward.  

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.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Grief Counsellor

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

58 Rossland Road West, Suite 211, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

Drawing upon the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ("On Death & Dying" and "On Grief and Grieving"), I support people in their grieving journey, assessing the challenges and also the strengths each person has to most effectively adjust to loss and develop effective coping strategies. Ultimately, finding ways to carry this loss and grief in the most graceful way possible is the goal to be attained. Courage and faith along with a growing spiritual understanding and openness contribute greatly to the success of this work.

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 1C4 | 905-242-5900

Grief and Loss are experiences that all of us have throughout our lives. Sometimes by surprise, other times the result of one of the many significant life transitions that can lead us to despair and heartache. Such losses weigh heavy on the human heart and soul. Whether it be the death of a loved one, the departure of one once loved, a sudden illness or a change of life plan, you will feel nourished from the support I will provide to you. Working together, I will help you in the process of grieving and resolving the thoughts and feelings that such an experience can bring forth. It is important that you have the time needed to reflect and be able to move on, when the time is right for you.

Charlene Hinds, RP Qualifying
Grief Counsellor

Charlene Hinds, RP Qualifying

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying

101 Mary Street Suite 302 A, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2P2 | 289-314-2419

Experiencing a significant loss can have a dramatic impact on how we cope and feel. Grief is not a sign of weakness, it is a normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or change of any kind. The passing of a loved one, divorce, loss of job, are all experiences that can cause grief. Even positive change can create a sense of loss about the situation we are leaving. We all experience grief uniquely and in our own time. Some people don't allow themselves to grieve fully and this can lead to more suffering. Working with a therapist can help you through your pain and awaken compassion and acceptance in your heart.

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists
Grief Counsellor

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

213 Byron Street South, Unit 203, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4P7 | 905 665 8150

When a person has experienced the loss of someone or something significant, it is not uncommon for them to experience overwhelming feelings of sadness, a sense of confusion or "being at a loss", as well as difficulty experiencing happiness and joy. At New Roots Therapy, we acknowledge that these feelings - as well as many others - may emerge for you as you move through your own experience of grief and loss. We believe that, in working with grief and loss, it is not just about "moving past" or "letting go". Rather, our hope is to honour the uniqueness of your experience and to help you connect your feelings of grief to the importance of the lost relationship on your life.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Whitby, ON.

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

Whitby is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 146.66 square kilometers.  The population of Whitby is 128,377 people with 43,529 households . The population ranking for Whitby is #41 nationally and #20 for the province of Ontario with a density of 875.40 people per sq km. Whitby therapists serve postal code: L1R.