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Grief Counselling

Grief is what you experience when you lose something or someone close to you. You can experience grief after any important loss in their life such as financial, career or a major shift in direction. Trained grief therapists at CARESPACE can help you get back on track.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Grief Counselling in Kitchener Waterloo

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Grief counselling at CARESPACE

Grief counseling is a specific type of counselling that can be very beneficial in helping a person process through their emotions and learn to cope with loss. If you find yourself experiencing intense emotions and difficulty returning to your normal life after a loss, then it might be useful to consider talking to a grief counsellor. Other signs that you may need support during this difficult time are an inability to focus and concentrate, withdrawing from people and activities you once enjoyed, difficulty sleeping, or changes in appetite. It can also be helpful if unresolved feelings from another loss have resurfaced and seem overwhelming. Grief and bereavement counselling is ultimately about finding ways to cope with pain that are healthy and allow for healing; so if any of these factors are true for you, then going for counselling could help start the journey of understanding your grief experience. The therapists and counsellors at CARESPACE can help.

CARESPACE offers more than just Grief Counselling

At CARESPACE the grief counsellors work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to create coordinated plans of care. An example of this, is for someone suffering a loss who is experiencing difficulty sleeping or changes in appetite. Where appropriate the CARESPACE grief counsellor will coordinate with a Naturopathic Doctor on the CARESPACE team who specializes in sleep and nutritional issues who together will develop an effective and aligned plan of care for faster results.

Get your very own health team

You can achieve your health goals at CARESPACE with your own personal well-trained and dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that includes Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, Fitness Trainers and trained Therapists who are registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers. They will work together to create your personalized comprehensive collaborative health plan to get you fast results.

Your choice of in-clinic or online

It’s your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at one of our clinics in Kitchener or Waterloo. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It’s easy, effective and your first appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

We’re here for you day, evenings and weekends

CARESPACE makes achieving your health goals easy and accessible by offering extended clinic hours with day, evening, and weekend appointments. All are available both online and in-person at our clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo which are open:

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

Your first online appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Grief and bereavement counselling is an effective way to learn how to handle the intense emotions associated with grief and loss. It’s a supportive space to process complex feelings like sadness, anxiety, depression, confusion, guilt, anger, and regret in a nonjudgmental environment. As you explore your grief journey with a qualified counsellor, you can expect compassionate support as well as practical guidance on how to manage difficult feelings and take steps towards healing. Along the way, it’s normal to revisit painful memories and come up against challenging emotions; however, many find comfort in knowing they are not alone in their experience. Grief counselling allows you to express your thoughts and develop effective coping strategies for mourning your loss and ultimately coming out positively transformed by this difficult yet transformative life experience.

Grief counselling works by providing individuals with a safe and empathetic space to be curious about their emotions and process their grief. These sessions usually include talking through things like the different stages of grief and thoughts about what has happened in order to better understand one’s feelings. Grief counselling helps us gain insight into our unique experiences of loss, explore the meaning behind them, and find ways to confront the overwhelming distress that we may feel during difficult times. It’s also a platform for people to learn from their experiences and create more meaningful connections with themselves and those around them. In many cases, grief counselling provides an opportunity for healing in a way that supports the psychological, social, spiritual and physical needs of each individual.

One of the most beneficial aspects of grief counselling is that it provides a safe space to process the pain and suffering associated with loss. For many, this means they can actively mourn in a way that honours their loved one. By speaking to a trained caregiver, those grieving can learn how to build bridges between their current emotions and those of other family members or even develop insight about their own lived experiences connected with the loss. Furthermore, grief counselling often affords bereaved individuals access to support networks and resources to manage complicated feelings like sadness, guilt, anger and despair. Ultimately, through professional counselling services individuals can commemorate their lost loved one by working towards resilience and healing in remembering them within new cycles of life.

Grief counselling can provide individuals with an important opportunity to learn how to cope with the pain associated with losing a loved one in healthy and sustainable ways. These services can be very beneficial for those who have experienced a traumatic loss, as they often aid in accelerating the process of healing and allowing individuals to eventually move on after dealing with the grief. Grief counselling is also useful for those who may not even recognize that they are struggling due to their loss, as it helps identify and address any feelings or experiences that may have been suppressed or overlooked over time. This can ultimately allow individuals to connect more meaningfully with their feelings and emotions relating to their loss, leading to improved mental wellbeing going forward.

Grief counselling is an invaluable resource for people who are struggling to cope with a painful loss. It enables them to reach out and find comfort from someone who understands the emotional complexity of mourning. The ultimate goal of grief counselling is to help the individual move past their grief, enabling them to embrace life again. Through gentle guidance and support, a counsellor aims to provide comfort and hope in what can be a very lonely and overwhelming experience. They will also offer advice on managing stress, improving self care, addressing feelings of stigma or guilt, developing new skills to cope with grief, and more. Ultimately, various methods are employed in order to reduce symptoms of depression related to bereavement as well as aiding in relieving the pain associated with loss.

Grief counselling and therapy are both ways to cope and process difficult life events. However, grief counselling specifically focuses on helping someone overcome the unique challenges associated with grieving a loved one or dealing with a major loss. Even though grief counselling is part of the therapeutic process, its approach is slightly different because it usually involves conversations that allow people to identify, express, and confront their feelings related to the event. This type of work outdoors of traditional therapy often helps people move through their grief towards acceptance more quickly. 

Choose your Therapist

Alexia Liargovas, BA (Hons), MA (SPC), RP (Qualifying)


Victoria North

The stressors and uncertainties we face in our daily lives can be overwhelming. Alexia’s goal is to work with each client to explore why they may feel stuck and then together find a way to move forward.

Hossein Kaji BSc, MA, MA, RP (Qualifying), PhD


Weber North

Have you suffered from such things as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, loneliness, or anger? As a psychotherapist interested in existential themes, Hossein has worked with clients who have experienced these issues.

Joe White, MA, MACP, RP


Weber North

Joe will help you develop and implement strategies to manage your anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, trauma and much more.

Josh Zettel, BA (Hons), MA, CCC

Certified Counsellor, Assistant Director

Victoria North

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, career stress, grief, having difficulties with self-regulation, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationships; Josh is here for you.

Nada Jarmakani, BA (Hons), DIPT, MACP (C), RP (Qualifying)

Student Therapist

Victoria North

The narrative we tell ourselves has the power to greatly impact our lives, either by providing a sense of purpose and direction or by limiting our potential and preventing us from living a fulfilling life.

Sarah Jackson, BBA, MACP, RP (Qualifying)


Weber North

Sarah is a natural empathetic listener who focuses on the critical components of the therapeutic relationship by providing an unbiased and safe environment to explore your issues.

Sophia Sharara, BTh, MDiv, MA, RP (Qualifying)


Weber North

If you are feeling lost and can’t find a way out of a stressful situation in life, sit back and relax. Sophia creates a warm and welcoming environment for her clients to feel safe and heard.

You're only 15-minutes away from better mental health!

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Live-answer Reception

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Victoria North

1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 4A
Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3R6 →

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Weber North

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12  
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6 →

How TeleCARE online works

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Who should use TeleCARE?

It’s your choice. Most CARESPACE services are available both in-person at our clinic or online with TeleCARE (with the exception of acupuncture and massage). TeleCARE is convenient, easy and and highly effective.

We recommend that all new clients have a FREE no-obligation TeleCARE visit before coming to the clinic to discuss your health goals and objectives.

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  1. Your first appointment is FREE
  2. Meet your practitioner via Phone/Tablet/Computer
  3. Get your diagnosis and treatment
  4. Book online or call (519) 208-2273

Please call or use our easy online booking system to book your Free first appointment today!

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!