Grief & Loss Counselling and Bereavement Services in Toronto.


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Grief & Loss

Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology

Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor

208 St Clair Ave West Suite #2, Toronto, ON M4V 1R2

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.

Grief & Loss

Allan Findlay, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified EFT Couple and Family Therapist

110 Eglinton Ave W. Suite 303E, Toronto, ON M4R 1A3

In life we are faced with many losses. Grief is a deep, painful and primal emotion. The most profound experience is the death of a parent, spouse or child - made more difficult when they die young. A divorce or separation is another serious loss but the grief and sadness is complicated by the mix of fear, pain and anger. When your young adult children have left home your 'empty nest' may bring on sadness. If your aging parent develops dementia you experience a long slow grief. It is important not to bottle up your feelings of grief. Isolation makes matters worse. Talking to another person about your loss can help lift your mood and see more options.

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Patricia Thompson, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

344 Bloor St. West Suite 610, Toronto, ON M5S 3A7

We all must deal with grief sometime in our lives. However, there are times we lose someone dear to us and it feels as if we will never see the sun again. Processing our loss through therapy helps to make that dark journey less difficult and in time blur the sharp painful edges of pain. During therspy we will look at and restructure negative debilitating thoughts and replacing them with more constructive and positive ones. We never fully get over the loss, but we learn how to celebrate and cherish our missed loved ones.

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Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych

Psychologist

3130 Bathurst St. Suite 211, Toronto, ON M6A 2A1

While deep pain honors the loss of important relationships, it creates a heavy burden for the one who carries it. I help people move the deep wound of loss while retaining the positive, life enhancing qualities of loving relationships. Whether illness, divorce, death or other traumas are now causing grief that interferes with joyful living, I can help you actually remove the pain and heal your heart, using cutting edge therapeutic strategies that affect you at the deepest level.

Grief & Loss

Lesli Musicar, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

348 Danforth Avenue, Suite 215, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

Grief and loss can include feelings of anger, depression and numbness. Sometimes we can get stuck in our grief because we think we "should be over it" by now. Or we get unhelpful messages from others, like "time heals all wounds." That just makes us feel like we shouldn't talk about it, or that we'll be a burden if we do. I can help you understand your grieving process and move through it with greater ease, self-compassion, and patience.

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Dharshini Chanderbhan, BSc., M.A, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

2 Bloor Street E., Suite 3500, Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

Grief and loss can take many forms, from the loss of a loved one, to the loss of a job or the end of a friendship. How we cope with these plays an important part in determining our emotional well being. The therapists at Chanderbhan Counselling Services work with you to develop effective coping strategies that are unique to your loss, using warm and empathetic therapeutic techniques.

Grief & Loss

Sara Kamin, BSc (Hons.), MSc, DipTIRP, OSP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

1246 Yonge Street, Suite 303, Toronto, ON M4T 1W5

Losing a loved one can bring up a breadth of feelings that can often seem overwhelmingly difficult to manage. In addition to offering support and empathy, I will explore with you the experience of your loss. Together, we will bring to light the meaning of that loss, both in terms of your connection with your loved one, as well as its overall significance in your life and other relationships.

Grief & Loss

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

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.

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Marilyn Miller, Ph.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

141 Davisville Ave Suite 1101, Toronto, ON

We are seldom prepared for grief and loss. Yet through it, we often discover new strength and resilience. This is not what we feel at first . Sadness, self doubt, and feeling overwhelmed by the simplest task may cloud your days. Finding ways to make sense of the loss and changes in your life can open new meaning and purpose going forward. You do not have to do this alone. Grief counseling can help you along the way.

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

Clinical Psychologist

114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1

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.

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Sandra Lewis, MA

Psychotherapist, coach

126 Seaton Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2T3

In addition to my regular practice, I work as the Bereavement Coordinator at Better Living Health and Community Servies, organizing all bereavement and grief support, training volunteers and running grief groups. Grief / loss is one of my areas of specialty. If you are grieving, you should know that everyone grieves at their own pace and in their own way, there is no rule about that (in spite of what people might tell you). Something else you should know: you may feel a variety of aches and pains that appear around the time of the loss. This could be somatic pain, which is more related to your grief than to any physical problem.

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Julia Balaisis, Ph. D

Psychotherapist

168 Annette Street, Toronto, ON

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.

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Susan Patten, M.Sc., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

320 Danforth Ave. Suite #202, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

Dealing with grief requires addressing the many layers of life that grief touches. Facing the loss of a loved one can also bring up reminders of other losses we have experienced - some of which may still feel unresolved, and are now coming to the surface along with the acute pain that the current situation brings. Since grief is ultimately about loss of connection, my approach involves finding unique ways of "reconnecting" and healing the wounds that can be left behind when a painful loss has been experienced. I provide a safe and compassionate environment to assist in healing through grief and understanding all aspects of the grieving process as it evolves.


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