Hope. Healing. Support.

Registration is now open for:

Free Workshop Coming Soon: Coping and Connecting After pregnancy and Infant Loss

12 Week Therapy Group: The Art of Remembering – A Journey of Hope and Resilience After Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Hi, I’m Zoe Stratis

I have always been passionate about understanding the human psyche and spirit. My background is in the arts but for as long as I can remember I have devoured countless books about psychology, spirituality, the mind body connection and alternative medicine. However, it was the loss of my first son, Wilder, in 2019 that refocused my life’s work towards counselling. I recognized the lack of specialized support for people experiencing profound grief, and committed myself to filling that gap.

I am honored to be able to draw on my history as an artist, my education and my personal experience of loss to provide a compassionate space for people navigating not only grief and loss, but a range of mental health challenges.

You don’t need to walk this path alone. 


Grief is not a problem to be solved; it’s an experience to be carried.
– Megan Devine

Therapeutic Approach

Welcome to my practice. In this space, I strive to meet you exactly where you are. Together, we’ll build on the strengths you already possess and create a brave space to explore your challenges. If you’re uncertain about where to begin, don’t worry—we can chart that course together.

I use an integrative approach that draws from humanistic, strengths-based, and person-centered modalities. My practice is also deeply influenced by feminist and existential theories, recognizing that social contexts, personal freedom, and individual meaning are central to our experiences. As a trauma-informed practitioner, I prioritize creating a safe and inclusive environment. My practice is LGBTQIA2S+ friendly and welcoming to people of all cultures. My intention is that you feel seen, heard, and understood. 

What I offer is a compassionate presence—an ally on your journey of hope and resilience. My goal is to guide you as you find unique ways to honor your losses and weave your memories of love into the tapestry of your life. It’s not about how long grief lasts, but how we learn to carry it.


*Please note that I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or personal trainer. I provide support only through counselling and coaching, if you choose to explore other healing modalities such as the ones referenced on this site, I always recommend seeking the advice of a qualified professional.*

Course Available Now

My course Supporting Bereaved Parents for Clinicians is available now through the Orca Institute in Vancouver. If you are a clinician or health care worker who would like to increase their knowledge and competency when working with families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss or fertility challenges
please go to:
Supporting Bereaved Parents for Clinicians

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Topics of Specialization

I specialize in working with people experiencing grief, bereavement and loss but I also support folks with anxiety, depression, trauma, body image issues and finding meaning and purpose in life. Though not central to every issue presented by my clients, I have found grief hiding at the heart of many issues not identified as such.

  • Grief and bereavement
  • Pregnancy and parenting after loss
  • Fertility Challenges
  • Relationship challenges after pregnancy or infant
  • Secondary losses following bereavement (loss of financial security, identity, social support, physical presence, daily routine, health etc)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body image issues
  • Self-worth
  • Life meaning and purpose
  • Pregnancy and infant loss (including abortion & TFMR)
  • Birth/Hospital/NICU trauma
  • Maternal and postpartum mental health
  • Pregnancy/parenting and substance use
  • Grief and loss not associated with death (job, home, relationship, physical abilities etc)
  • Integrating a spiritual awakening
  • Coping with a life limiting illness

My Philosophy

At the heart of the Wilder Way is the idea that everyone’s journey is unique, and that no one single approach is the right fit for everyone. Grief is a complex and overwhelming emotion that can come from many different experiences of loss. Although it is commonly thought of as related to death, it can also result from a wide range of other losses, some of which may be more difficult to recognize or comprehend. It’s important to remember that grief is a normal and natural response to any form of loss, and it should be acknowledged and honored, regardless of the source.

In a world where grief and loss touch us all, I stand by the belief that these profound experiences can deepen our understanding of life’s purpose and the human condition. I don’t profess to have all the answers, nor do I view grief as something to be ‘fixed.’ To me, grief is a testament to love. It’s sacred, normal, and very often, necessary.

I believe that true healing is a holistic experience encompassing mind, body and spirt. A combination of therapy, nutrition, exercise, nature, ritual, and more can help people reclaim their life and rediscover their innermost essence – their true and wild nature. If the pain of grief has left you feeling broken, I invite you to use the Japanese art of Kintsugi as a metaphor for life – our worst experiences and greatest hardships, can be transformed into something of value and even beauty, here is an opportunity to rebuild yourself with compassion and curiosity while honoring who and what we have lost.

Free E-Book Downloads

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