Grief & Loss Counselling and Bereavement Services in Oakville.


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Grief & Loss

Ingrid Dresher, RP

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Within Driving Distance of Oakville, ON

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.

Grief & Loss

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

2250 Eighth Line,, Oakville, ON L6H 6Z4

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.

Grief & Loss

Sonia A. Panchyshyn, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Oakville, ON

Some of the losses you may face are loss of health, a job, a pet, a friendship, a marriage or a loved one. You will experience many feelings in relationship to a loss; denial, shock, anger, blame, guilt, depression, sadness, anxiety, despair, fear and hopelessness. I can help you re-build your life and create new dreams. I can assist you to move beyond the loss and regain control over your life so that you can celebrate life once again. My approach is to help you express and understand your grief, normalize you feelings and identify where you may feel stuck. I will assist you to move forward in life so that you can feel hopeful and discover new purpose and meaning.

Grief & Loss

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

Certified Counsellor/ Certified Addictions Therapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208,, Oakville, ON L6J 1J5

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.

Grief & Loss

Amber Oke-Mac Neil, MSW, RSW, CSFT

Social Worker/Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Oakville, ON L6K 3W3

Perhaps you are facing health challenges, or you are caring for a loved one who is. Such health issues may have really impacted your daily life. Perhaps you anticipate the loss of a loved one or have already experienced this loss. You know you want to establish support to cope through this time as comfortably as you can, and/or to adjust as best you can without losing yourself entirely along the way.

Grief & Loss

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

Within Driving Distance of Oakville, ON

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.

Grief & Loss

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant

Online Therapist / Coach

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.

Grief & Loss

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Oakville, ON

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.

Grief & Loss

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Within Driving Distance of Oakville, ON

Coping with the loss of a loved one, relationship, pet or job is a process that doesn't have to be undertaken alone. The Refuge's team of specialized therapists can help you to honour your feelings and where you are at in your grieving, to take the time you need, to find ways of addressing the incidental responsibilities and worries that come with loss, to honour the importance of the loss in your life through ritual, writing, art or other means, and to find ways of creating meaning and acceptance in order to move on. Complex grief, associated with trauma, can also be addressed, and we can teach you emotion regulation skills to help you face overwhelming pain with greater resiliency.

Grief & Loss

Reta Walker, Ph.D, MCC

Registered Counsellor

11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville, ON L6M 3E3

Maybe you are in shock or feeling emotional, spiritual and physical anguish. Betrayal, job loss, terminal illness and death are a few causes of grief. Your experience is unique and loss is personal. Loss is an inevitable part of life, growth and confidence in the future can result from dealing effectively with grief. My aim is to provide a therapeutic and supportive environment in which you can recover meaning and purpose.


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