Grief Group Therapy

8-week program | April 11 - May 30, 2024

INTRODUCING "beyond absence"


In the journey of life, the pain of losing a loved one can be overwhelming, and “Beyond Absence” is here to offer a space of healing and understanding. Our therapy group is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where individuals can navigate the complexities of grief and loss with the guidance of experienced professionals. “Beyond Absence” acknowledges the unique and personal nature of each participant’s grieving process, fostering a sense of community and shared strength. Led by our skilled therapists, this group delves into various aspects of coping with loss, offering insights, coping strategies, and a supportive network to help you navigate the path beyond grief. Through a combination of therapeutic techniques, group discussions, and personalized support, we aim to empower participants to find resilience, meaning, and hope in the midst of their loss. Whether you are navigating recent grief or have been on this journey for a while, “Beyond Absence” welcomes you with open arms. Join us at Nova Psychology as we embark on a collective journey toward healing and discovering the strength that exists beyond the absence of our loved ones.

Nova Psychology Group Therapy

How to join:

If you have lost a loved one, feel free to reach out to our clinic directly through phone or email. Together, we’ll explore paths to healing, foster connections, and discover resilience in the face of grief. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone – let us be a source of comfort and understanding as you move beyond absence.

Join us in building a supportive community where healing is a shared experience, and hope is cultivated through connection. Contact us today to take the first step toward a brighter tomorrow.

The Grief Group is set to meet every Thursday for 8 weeks, from April 11th to May 30th. Each session will last approximately 2 hours. It’s crucial for participants to commit to attending all 8 sessions to fully benefit from the program. This consistent attendance fosters a supportive atmosphere for personal growth and healing, ensuring a comprehensive and cohesive experience. If you have any scheduling concerns or inquiries, please feel free to reach out. We understand the importance of this commitment and are here to assist in any way we can.

Participants are required to make a payment of $70.00 per 2-hour session. This fee covers the therapeutic guidance provided by our experienced psychologists, as well as the resources and support offered throughout the duration of each session.

TOTAL cost for 8 weeks: $560.00

Currently, we are seeking eight individuals to participate in our grief and loss group.

Groups at Nova Psychology vary significantly in session format. Many groups are structured or semi-structured; these groups are somewhat similar to workshops in that most group sessions focus on a particular topic. Each session usually consists of brief presentations by the group leaders, group discussions, and experiential activities.

No, you do not. You alone decide how much you want to share and no one can force you to reveal your secrets or feelings. Most group members tend to share more about themselves when they feel safe in the group. While we recognize that sharing can sometimes be uncomfortable, we also know that many members report getting more out of group when they decide to share more personal aspects of themselves. We encourage you to be aware of your pace for group involvement and to share when you feel comfortable doing so.

Kari Campbell, a dedicated registered provisional psychologist, finds fulfillment in supporting clients navigating grief and loss. With a compassionate approach, Kari offers a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their emotions and process their experiences. In addition to individual sessions, Kari is passionate about facilitating group grief support sessions, recognizing the healing power of shared experiences and mutual support. Through these group sessions, Kari fosters a sense of community and connection among participants, providing a supportive environment where individuals can find solace, understanding, and companionship on their journey of healing and recovery.

Kari brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the Nova Psychology team, having co-facilitated two grief and loss groups and developed a customized grief program for a group of ten individuals. Her expertise extends to conducting workshops on grief and loss, self-care, and supporting families through separation and divorce, with sessions delivered both in-person and virtually for community members and educators in Fort McMurray. Additionally, Kari has actively pursued partnerships with organizations such as the Fort McMurray Funeral Home and mining sites outside of Fort McMurray to provide mental health programming, despite facing challenges in securing support from leadership. She has also been involved in community initiatives aimed at enhancing mental health services, including serving on committees such as the Primary Care Network Wood Buffalo Health Neighbourhood and the Wood Buffalo Mental Health Collective. Kari’s commitment to community engagement and advocacy for mental health shines through in her willingness to create workshops and contribute to the growth of Nova Psychology.

Denae Dobko, a committed registered provisional psychologist, takes great satisfaction in aiding clients as they navigate the challenging terrain of grief and loss. Employing a compassionate approach, Denae creates a secure and empathetic space where individuals can delve into their emotions and navigate through their experiences. Beyond conducting individual sessions, Denae is passionately dedicated to facilitating group grief support sessions. She acknowledges the therapeutic strength inherent in shared experiences and mutual support. In these group settings, Denae actively fosters a sense of community and connection among participants, establishing an environment where individuals can discover solace, understanding, and companionship on their path to healing.

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