Providing counselling to individuals experiencing grief, loss, and trauma

About Me

Paulette Smith, MSW, RSW

My name is Paulette Smith and I am a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, youth and adults. My education and training include Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Bachelor of Social Work, and Master of Social Work degrees. I am a mentor and facilitator who is committed to ongoing learning.

Bereavement and grief counselling are provided to individuals experiencing grief, loss and trauma. I recognize the process of grief encompasses a number of complicating factors; therefore, I use a variety of therapeutic interventions which includes Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief, Complicated Grief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Trauma Informed Therapy to help individuals process their grief.

Anti-Black Racism and Systematic Discrimination are embedded in institutions, policies, and practices which include the de-humanization, indifference to suffering, and limits one's social mobility. Through the use of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion framework you will be provided with strategies of empowerment that garner respect for your skills, talents and abilities.

I work from an Anti-Oppressive and Trauma Informed lens with modalities that are Person-Centered, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness in supporting clients to address and effectively manage a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ODD, and FASD. Additionally, providing strength based strategies to children who have experienced bullying and Anti-Black Racism, and victims of intimate partner violence. I enjoy working with individuals with diverse intersectionalities.

At Bereavement Counselling On Wheels

we are here to listen, to help you process your feelings, and to provide you with strategies to deal with your grief and unresolved feelings. Our services are available to all individuals regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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What We Do
Individual Counselling

Individual grief counseling aims to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional, social and cognitive responses to loss.

Family Counselling

Group support to family members in a safe and nurturing environment. Learn about  grieving while developing strategies for coping  and begin integrating these strategies.


We provide periodical seminars on grief and loss. Check the Seminars page for upcoming events. 

Grief is a healthy and necessary process. it is not healthy to avoid grief or to deny a loss for a long period of time. Avoidance of grief may lead to serious physical and emotional problems later in life. Source: Yourtotalhealth