Grief Counselling Ottawa 

family therapy ottawaGrief is the emotional response to the loss of someone, something or some place of emotional significance to the person. Grief is a normal emotion which has impact on people’s physical, mental, behavioural and social states. People who are grieving usually experience fatigue and find that everything takes more effort.
People find that grief comes in waves and often need to spend time crying and reflecting on the loss. Most people have difficulty remembering recent events or discussions and may tell the same story repeatedly for a few months. People may withdraw from others, or alternatively may need specific people close by for reassurance. Grief usually reduces in intensity over six to nine months. Sometimes grief is complicated by mixed feelings about who or what was lost. People who get stuck in grief experience depression.

Psychologists with Expertise in Grief/Bereavement Counselling

Psychologists can offer a sounding board to those who are grieving and can treat those who slip from grief into depression. Contact Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa to schedule a consultation with a psychologist who has an expertise in grief counselling .

Iris Jackson

Dr. Iris Jackson

Dr. Iris Jackson provides psychological services to adults, and couples. Although she treats a wide spectrum of issues and disorders, she has special proficiency in the treatment of substance abuse problems, adult survivors of childhood trauma, anger management, mood and depression, anxiety and self-esteem disorders, post traumatic stress, grief/bereavement and relationship conflicts.

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Karen Davies

Dr.Karen Davies

Dr. Karen Davies provides psychological services to adults, adolescents and children. She treats people individually, in couples, or in families for a wide range of presenting problems, including: anxiety disorders, dealing with depression, post traumatic stress, anger management, substance abuse, grief/bereavement, difficulties with communication, intimacy issues and relationship conflict resolution.

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Doreen Gough

Dr. Doreen Gough

Dr. Doreen Gough conducts psychotherapy with individuals. She works with a diversity of adult problems including, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal feelings, post traumatic stress, substance abuse problems, dealing with grief, accepting infertility, crisis counselling, work burn-out, emotional reactions to medical problems and survival of sexual abuse, accidents, criminal attack or war.

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Qadeer Ahmad

Dr. Qadeer Ahmad

Dr. Qadeer Ahmad provides general psychological services to adults, couples and their respective families. Anger management, health psychology, hypnotherapy, addictions therapy, stress management, grief/bereavement, family difficulties and conflict resolution are some of his areas of interest.

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Paul Basevitz

Dr. Paul Basevitz

Dr. Paul Basevitz provides psychological services to adults experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief/bereavement, interpersonal problems, anger and life transitions. He maintains a particular interest in working with individuals suffering from anxiety conditions including: panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and chronic worrying.

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Deanna Drahovzal

Dr.Deanna Drahovzal

Dr. Deanna Drahovzal provides psychotherapy and assessment services to individual children, adolescents, and adults; couples; and, their families. In her practice, she assists those with a wide variety of challenges, including: anxiety/stress, depression, anger, grief, low self-esteem, health problems, learning difficulties, memory training (Cogmed) and adjustment to major life changes.

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Sarah Pantin

Dr. Sarah Pantin

Dr. Sarah Pantin provides psychotherapy to adult and young adult clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties including anger management, depression, anxiety/stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, adjustment to life changes, grief, separation, stress and work-place issues.

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Caroline Ostiguy

Dr.Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Caroline Ostiguy provides therapy to adults and couples in both English and French. She works with individuals experiencing a wide range of challenges, with particular experience treating mood and anxiety disorders.

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Marc Zahradnik

Dr. Marc Zahradnik

Dr. Marc Zahradnik provides psychological assessment (both psychodiagnostic and psychoedcuational) and psychotherapy services to both adolescents and adults. He works with clients who are struggling with the following: trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, major life changes, gambling, sleep problems, assertiveness, and anger. Dr. Zahradnik’s training has covered both the assessment and treatment of the full range of anxiety and mood disorders.

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Delyana Miller

Dr. Delyana Miller

Dr. Delyana Miller provides psychotherapy and neuropsychological and psychological assessment services to adults and seniors with a variety of psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem issues, learning and memory problems, adjusting to life changes.

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Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska

Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska provides treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families. In her psychotherapy orientation Dr. Chupetlovska brings together aspects from the psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, rational-emotive, and humanistic approaches. She closely collaborates with her clients. This approach helps clients better understand and overcome psychological barriers that prevent them from being content and satisfied with their lives.

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Emma Dargie

Dr. Emma Dargie

Dr. Emma Dargie provides services to Anglophone adults, such as individual therapy, couple therapy, mental health assessments, and assessments of gender dysphoria. She works with clients who have a range of concerns, including anxiety and depression, emotion regulation, chronic pain and health issues, sexual health/dysfunction, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ issues. She takes a collaborative, supportive, evidence-based approach that integrates theory and techniques from a range of therapeutic modalities.

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Dr. Karima Lacène

Dr. Karima Lacène

Dr. Karima Lacène provides psychological services, including assessment and individual therapy, to children, adolescents and adults. She works with clients experiencing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief, adjustment to life stressors, self esteem and stress management. She also provides psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents and adults, including testing for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Her therapeutic approach is both integrative and holistic. She provides a nurturing, accepting and client-centered atmosphere, and draws upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existential/Humanistic, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Approaches to therapy. Dr. Lacène will tailor her approach to meet the needs of each client.

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