Grief and Loss Counselling in Black Diamond, AB.

Therapy and bereavement services in Black Diamond, AB. Find real help with the right therapist.


Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Grief Counsellor

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT

Social Worker - Marriage & Family Therapist

In T2T 0C2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Losing a loved one, a relationship, a dream...it's hard for all of us. It hurts, there's no getting away from it. It's the avoidance of those normal painful feelings that make things worse. Healthy grieving requires that we allow ourselves to go through, not around, the process. Learning to experience and deal with our feelings is the key to moving forward after a loss.

Chelsea Smyth, MSW
Grief Counsellor

Chelsea Smyth, MSW

Master of Social Work, Clinical Specialization

In T2Z 3Y9 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

I support women & their partners through managing grief and loss associated with infertility, pregnancy loss, and the loss of a child or spouse. Additionally, I support women as they manage the different losses associated with identity shifts in motherhood. Doing this work is difficult but leads to profound healing for my clients. Most of us want to avoid the difficult feelings associated with grief and loss, but it is through exploring these feelings we are able to find peace and begin healing.

Lucy Pascal, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Lucy Pascal, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In T2X 1M2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

When death occurs, family and friends are left behind to deal with the impact of the loss. Loss and grief are an integral part of our everyday existence, but an experience that is often misunderstood. However, as a death denying society, there is little understanding of the grief process and as a result people who grieve the loss of a loved one often do not receive the support and understanding that is conducive to a healthy grieving process. Consequently, some bereaved individuals often experience a sense of isolation and a feeling that “there is something wrong with me.” Loss and grief impact people of all ages and gender both in similar and unique ways. While grief is considered a normal response to the loss of a loved one, it can manifest itself as...(view profile to read more)

Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych., CCLC
Grief Counsellor

Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych., CCLC

Registered Psychologist

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Gerard has diverse experience as a psychologist and leader in social services, schools, university, workplaces, and his private practice. Using a theoretical foundation of social learning and cognitive-behavioural training, he is well-versed in various kinds of formal and informal assessment and solution-focussed approaches. He listens carefully to understand your needs and relies on his extensive experience to help you find solutions.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T2V 0P7 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief and loss are frequently a root cause of substance abuse, addiction and disorders. The grief process tends to deplete a person's resources, taking up a great deal of their physical, mental, and emotional energy. The absence is not the only thing they are mourning. Their plans, dreams and wishes have changed, and they are being required to let go of the future they anticipated. The phases of mourning include a desire to reverse the loss, feelings of pain and chaos, and the reordering of one's life. At Valiant Recovery, clients receive personalized grief counseling tailored to their needs, as well as specialized sessions on grief and loss.

Jenn Betts, MA, R. Psych
Grief Counsellor

Jenn Betts, MA, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T2C 4J2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief and loss can bring a variety of emotions, anywhere from sadness, anger, denial etc...There are even times that grief can be complicated by other circumstances in someone's life. When journeying with someone that is going through a loss it is important that emotions be processed freely without judgment or shame. As emotions are processed through the difficult journey of grief slowly healing begins to occur. After a significant loss there will still feel as if something is missing. However, the distressing emotions can slowly begin to lessen and freedom from sorrow occurs.

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT
Grief Counsellor

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T3E 7J4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

The loss of someone or something important to you can be extremely overwhelming. For what ever type of loss you experience, grief is a natural reaction. Feelings such as guilt, shock, sadness, and frustration are also common. Each person grieves in their own way and in their own time. There is no one "right" way to grieve, as it depends on your unique situation. I work with each person in a supportive manner to explore emotions and process the loss, so that moving forward becomes a possibility.

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling
Grief Counsellor

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling

Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor

In T2W 2V5 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Come and experience a gentle and quiet space where your feminine heart can just be. Forget having to look good or say the right things. Bring the hurt, the pain, the anger at God and the questions you don't even feel you have permission to ask and just let go. Let's walk through that fog together and see the hope God has for your future and the healing you can experience right now.

Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych
Grief Counsellor

Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Everyone experiences loss in many different forms in relationships, work, death, infertility, personal belongings, and trust to name a few. Grief becomes a very personal journey that at times can feel overwhelming. Utilizing support can help process the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, accept the new reality due to your loss, re-evaluate your own goals and aspirations, and gain hope for your life after loss.

Trinity Nina Nathoo, MC
Grief Counsellor

Trinity Nina Nathoo, MC

Intuitive/Spiritual Counsellor

In T2X 4C3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

I offer grief and loss counselling for not only a human loved one but also a beloved pet. I can deeply empathize with my clients due to having experienced these types of losses myself. I believe that it is only through personal experience that one can appreciate the unimaginable sorrow and heartache of losing a special person or animal. This is why support groups are so effective, as people take solace in the reality that they are not alone.

Donna Murphy, MSW, RSW Cert.Ad.Ed.
Grief Counsellor

Donna Murphy, MSW, RSW Cert.Ad.Ed.

Master of Social Work

In T2T 0C2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief and loss extend to more than losing a loved one to death, it includes loss of a dream of what we thought our life should be or could have been. Loss of a relationship partner to divorce or separation. Understanding the process of grief/loss helps us learn to manage the process. Working with me I can show you tools to assist with pain. The use of mindfulness has been shown to effectively help with grief/loss.

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych
Grief Counsellor

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T3H 4H9 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Dealing with grief and loss can be overwhelming and leave you feeling like there is no way forward. My job is to stand beside you with a view to the future and the tools to help you find your way forward with a safe place to resolve the sense of loss and adaptive coping skills. It is humbling and inspiring to witness clients move from fear and uncertainty toward knowing and strength.

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych. (Prov),. CPC.,
Grief Counsellor

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych. (Prov),. CPC.,

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

When it all comes crashing down, everyone needs a safe place to be heard. It should be easier for Christians - but often it is far more difficult. It's hard to find a safe place to ask the really hard questions. It's even harder to receive subtle messages to, "Contain your sorrow," from others. So, if you're tired of putting on a brave face, come and experience a place where you can be really understood and real help with navigating through that surreal fog and haze. Life's losses are never a place for pat answers or bandaid solutions.

Lindsay Kennedy, MC, R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Lindsay Kennedy, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2G 0A2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief and loss are an inevitable part of life, although this makes them no less difficult. You may be experiencing the loss of a person, a pet, a job, a relationship, health status, or something else entirely. Grieving, mourning, bereavement, and coping with loss are often linked with life transitions that present opportunities for us to experience the depth of our emotional experience, and to reconnect with what matters in our lives.

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Grief Counselor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

M.A., R.Psych. - Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Losing someone or something that is close to us, can leave us feeling as though we have a gaping hole in our hearts. Grief and Loss counselling will help you feel less alone during this time of struggle and provide the support needed to find new ways to flourish. It's incredible what kind of growth and new meaning can come from allowing ourselves to be transformed for the better by our loss.

Elizabeth Mannas, BA, BSW, MSW, RCSW
Grief Counsellor

Elizabeth Mannas, BA, BSW, MSW, RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In T2T 6N9 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Everyone experiences loss throughout their lifetime. Loss can include loved ones, friends, family, relationships, work and career, health and pets. Feeling of grief and loss can be overwhelming and distressing. These feelings can cause you to feel stuck on unable to move on with your life. Elizabeth can assist you with processing feelings of grief and loss so that you can acknowledge the loss and move forward with your life.

Glenn Rau, M.Ed., R Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Glenn Rau, M.Ed., R Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2X 1M2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief is the pain we feel over loss. Most of us associate this feeling with death, and this certainly causes intense grief. But all significant losses can cause grief-- intimate relationships, health, employment, a close pet, financial stability, friendships, or even dreams. Dealing with grief means constructively identifying and giving meaning to your feelings, learning to take care of yourself, and planning ahead for upcoming grief triggers. I can help you do this. Counselling can make a difference. I look forward to helping you get back to where you want to be.

Velma Noble, MA, RP, CCC-S, CPCS, PAg (Ret)
Grief Counsellor

Velma Noble, MA, RP, CCC-S, CPCS, PAg (Ret)

Registered Psychotherapist; Cdn. Clinical Counsellor Supervisor; Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor; Professional Agrologist (PAg-Ret)

In T3E 5R6 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief is often misunderstood. It is a powerful and natural emotion. When loss occurs, we are hit with a confusing myriad of emotions. Our minds and hearts are battered by an onslaught of scary, strange, unpredictable emotions that do not abate on their own. In the midst of loss, each person’s experience is profoundly unique and often very isolating. Today we are in a grief epidemic. Grief springs not only from death but also from life-altering events (such a brush with cancer). Grief counselling provides many valuable insights including: a) the increased ability to feel and understand the pain of loss experience; b) better ways to manage the challenges that accompany supporting ourselves and....

Victoria Russell, MA, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Victoria Russell, MA, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

In T2V 2A3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Are you ready to move forward? I can help you with this process. Grief & Loss is a natural part of life, however sometimes it impacts us to the point of being stuck in the past. I can help you heal as we explore the stages of grief together, reach acceptance, and move forward. Gone, but not forgotten- I can help and support you throughout this healing journey.

Tamara Hathaway, Registered Psychologist, M.Sc (MFT)
Grief Counsellor

Tamara Hathaway, Registered Psychologist, M.Sc (MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C1 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Grief and Loss is a process, while unique to the person there are milestones and supports that can make the process more natural and healthy. Loss and grief is part of the human experience however, we can become challenged in the process by specific events or circumstances while in the vulnerable state of adjustment and grief. Grief and Loss benefits from supports and compassion.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

[NOTE: MY OFFICE IS IN CALGARY -- I DO VIDEO SESSIONS ELSEWHERE IN ALBERTA]. You are hurting now, and I understand that. As a psychologist with 31-years of experience and some hard-earned wisdom, I too have experienced grief and loss many times in my life. I can help. Let’s sit down over coffee and chat about the pain you are feeling now. Book with me right now by going to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

Kate Kolskog, Registered Psychologist
Grief Counsellor

Kate Kolskog, Registered Psychologist

Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services

In T2H 0M2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. Each experience of grief is unique, complex, and personal, and our therapists will tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each person. Four common tasks of grieving are accepting the reality of the loss, working through the pain of the loss, adjusting to a new reality, and maintaining a connection with the deceased (in the case of death of a loved one). Our therapists can help you to work through these tasks in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.
Grief Counsellor

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 1J5 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

From the inside out. Creating a safe trust-filled, environment for the grieving person to pour out from within their memories, regrets, self blame, denial, anger. Opportunities for grievers to forgive themselves and others, resolve unfinished business, and allow their loved one to be released. Providing ways for the griever to express their love and honour their loved one. Dealing with shock for unexpected deaths. Discussing what death means for the client and creatively exploring different possible realities.

Toni Harris, MSc., R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Toni Harris, MSc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

If you have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one (pets included) and are seeking a safe environment to explore and release any pain, vulnerabilities, confusion, distressing or overwhelming feelings and emotions, I would be honoured to walk this transformative journey with you. Please contact me for further information on how I can be of assistance and support.

Agnieszka Witkowska, MC, Provisional Psychologist
Grief Counsellor

Agnieszka Witkowska, MC, Provisional Psychologist

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T2Y 4S6 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

How people experience grief and loss is in part influenced by their personal values and beliefs. I respect the unique approach, faith, worldview, or philosophy that every client brings to therapy. I accompany my clients in their journey of change and growth. I help my clients to give meaning to their experience and to face complex emotions and feelings. Time of grief and loss can bring surprising changes; it is often time of personal growth, increased self-awareness, and healing.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Black Diamond, AB.

Thank you for visiting our Alberta search of licensed grief specialists in Black Diamond.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Black Diamond right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Black Diamond is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 3.84 square kilometers.  The population of Black Diamond is 2,700 people with 1,098 households . The population ranking for Black Diamond is #1102 nationally and #130 for the province of Alberta with a density of 702.70 people per sq km. Black Diamond therapists serve postal code: T0L.