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Hi, I'm Linda Samson.

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

354785linda textI help people in many areas of therapy
Individual and marriage counselling, grief and depression, stress and career changes, addictions and anxiety, self esteem and assertiveness and more. I help people lead more satisfying lives.

Linda Samson, secluded, private officeYour privacy is important to me
Come and feel the comfort and quiet of my office overlooking a hundred year old forest - a sanctuary, nestled in among 13 acres of woods, gardens and ponds - designed to assure privacy, peace and recovery.

Linda Samson, Registered marriage and family therapist, GeorgetownCan you relate to these stories?
Fighting over money, fading desire, infidelity, grief, anxiety, loneliness or career changes are experience by many. I created my blog to share with you how you can overcome the troubles life brings your way.

Linda Samson, Registered marriage and family therapist, GeorgetownMore about Linda
I have a MSc in Family Studies from Guelph University. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have been doing this work for over 30 years.

Dealing with the death of a loved one

In my experience, grief (the feelings one experiences internally when a loved one dies) becomes more tolerable to the bereaved, when they can share it with someone who understands. The external expression of that grief is what we call mourning.

Unfortunately, in our society, we discourage mourning by giving advice (which is rarely helpful) instead of being a good listener. We expect people to go back to normal shortly after the funeral. People who express their grief outwardly after much time has elapsed, are sometimes seen as not handling things well.

People mourn their losses differently and we must be respectful of this. It is so painful to realize that when someone you love dies, you will never see them again in your lifetime. We are left with only our memories. I don’t believe we ”get over” a death. Instead, we learn to live with the loss…eventually.