Online Therapy for Grief

Online Grief Therapy in Ontario from Registered Psychotherapists | Psychotherapy CollectiveThe pain associated with grief is a natural yet often destabilizing part of the human experience. We grieve when we experience loss – the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, the loss of identity, the loss of certainty or routine, etc. Although the experience of loss is universal, the grieving process is unique to each individual.  

Grief rarely feels like a linear process but more often comes in waves and it can be experienced as an overwhelming sense of despair, a state of shock, or as a feeling of hopelessness. Other times, grief may not feel as overwhelming. Grief can also be distracting, removing our attention from the present moment through a flooding of emotions and thoughts surrounding our pain and our sense of loss, interrupting our daily function along with our desire or ability to connect with those around us. 

With the support of a grief therapist, you can begin to explore your individual experience with grief. This process often involves acknowledging and validating the pain of the loss you have endured. Occasionally it may be helpful to slow down and turn inward, finding ways to express or make meaning of the grief. At other times, you may learn that it is more helpful to shift your focus outward and to connect with others. Whatever your grieving process, it can be helpful to remember to be kind to yourself, as you adapt and integrate the loss into your life, and perhaps find meaningful ways to honour the losses you have sustained.

 

Find a Therapist for Grief at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for grief can be difficult. At Psychotherapy Collective, our Registered Psychotherapists offer online therapy for grief in a supportive and empathetic environment to allow you the space required to explore and draw meaning from you grief. View our psychotherapist profiles below and book a free consultation.

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

My approach to therapy is founded on collaboration, drawing from your insights to co-create your path towards personal growth and empowerment. I carry a systemic lens in therapy, exploring the impacts of sociocultural factors and how they shape your identity and relationships. I strive to provide a supportive environment to allow you to connect with your most authentic self. I work with individuals, couples, families, and youth.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach strives to honour and validate clients’ own wisdom regarding their emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to navigate their path to healing, carefully and mindfully exploring relationships with partners, family, friends, and oneself in order to develop a balanced mental, emotional, and physical state of wellbeing. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

My approach to therapy is built on authenticity and transparency. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to recognize and develop their inherent strengths empowering them to heal and grow. I work from a strength-based perspective while motivating and exploring change through a solution focused lens. I work with individuals, couples, and youth.

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

At the core of my work with clients we seek to explore our unique responses to three fundamental questions; What direction do I want/need to shift my life towards? What actions can I take to make this a reality? What is getting in the way of achieving this? I believe you know what is truly best for you and my role is to support you through this therapeutic exploration rather than lead it. I work with individuals, couples, and youth 16+.

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a relational therapist I observe the impact relationships and life experiences have in shaping our interactions and external views of the world. I believe therapy is a safe space to be true to who you are, to be honest with your feelings, and to explore your current challenges with the goal of empowering you to reclaim your ideal self. I work with individuals, couples, children and families with an expertise in interpersonal relationships.