Grief Support


St John’s Dixie provides a safe, welcoming group setting for those who have been torn apart by a loss of a loved one.  Groups are held on Thursday nights, 6:15 pm – 8 pm, and are facilitated by Chris Papastamos.  They are held at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery Visitation Centre in the Willow Room*, 737 Dundas St. E, Mississauga L4Y 2B5 (north-east corner of Dundas St. E. & Cawthra Road) with plenty of parking. If you would like to attend or get more information, please call 905-566-9403 or [email protected]

Chris has a Masters of Arts in Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba; Bachelor of Religious Education, Counselling from Heritage College in London, Ontario; and a Clinical Counselling Internship Award 2000 from Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba.

In addition to his education, Chris is the past president of the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists, a Certified Professional Counsellor with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists, a member of The Canadian Pain Society, and a past Certified Brain Injury Specialist with The Academy of Brain Injury Specialists.

Chris has over twenty years of counselling and psychotherapy experience in private practice and clinical settings, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. Has a vast experience with both grief and families who have experienced a death through suicide. Chris has also counselled those suffering with anxiety and depression, among other issues. He is committed to helping others as they seek to recover from their anxiety and depression.

Non-denominational support groups are held on Thursday evenings for 12-week periods, four times per year. Seating is limited*.

Although grief is painful, it is necessary and natural. Grief is a part of life. It is not a pathological illness. We are committed to providing grief support, guidance and education.

*During the Covid-19 Pandemic we are required to follow strict gathering guidelines. Group sessions will be held virtually through private Zoom meetings.

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