Grief and Loss Counselling in Calgary, AB.

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


Talia Zink, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Talia Zink, MSW, RSW

Masters in Clinical Social Work, Registered Social Worker

2-323 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0A5 | (403) 228-7473

Losing someone you care about can be a very challenging experience filled with a range of emotions such as: sadness, guilt, anger, and regret. Although grieving is a natural process and is often resolved over time, on occasion people find that their feelings of loss are debilitating and are not diminishing over time. Others struggle to accept the loss and are inhibited from resuming their life without the presence of their loved one. In these circumstances, grief and loss counselling can be beneficial. If you are struggling, I will strive to accompany you as you work to integrate your loss so that you are able to reach a place of acceptance and reclaim a sense of peace and well-being.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2V 0P7 | 587-952-0694

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.

Terry Lindberg, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Terry Lindberg, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Suite 354, Gulf Canada Square Building, 401-9th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C5 | 403-262-4040

It is impossible to live without experiencing the loss of someone or something that really matters to us. Grieving is a normal human experience but the emotional pain can often be unbearable. Although grieving does not necessarily have an end point, therapy can assist you to cope more effectively with the loss and return sooner to a meaningful and satisfying life.

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT
Grief Counsellor

Cathryn Hanssen, Psy.D., CSAT

Registered Psychologist

Suite 225, Building B8 (Currie Barracks), 2526 Battleford Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 7J4 | 403-922-9966

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.

Joshua Adams, M.A., B.Sc., B.RS., R.Psych
Grief Counsellor

Joshua Adams, M.A., B.Sc., B.RS., R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

Authentic Psychology - 1407 10 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0S6 | 4036907482

Losses can be very difficult to cope with. They often disrupt our routines including positive and rejuvenating activities and connecting with others who are supportive. My approach involved helping clients discuss, process, and grieve their loss in a supportive, safe, and caring place; helping clients re-connect with supportive friends and family and re-initiate positive activities as well as developing new activities and finding new support. Also, cognitive therapy can be a helpful addition which can be used to help clients develop acceptance and realistic thinking and emotions related to their recent loss.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

#318 Mayfair Place, 6707 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 0E4 | 403-254-8400

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.

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

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

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor

6707 Elbow Drive South West, Calgary, Alberta T2V 0E4 | (403) 819-3545

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.

Living Well Counselling Services Inc., MA, MEd, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Living Well Counselling Services Inc., MA, MEd, RSW

Counsellors, Psychologist & Social Worker

4803 Centre Street NW, Ste 04, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2Z6 | 403-695-7911

At Living Well we journey along side our clients suffering from a loss & offer respect as clients work through their grief. In addition to grief/loss you may be suffering with anxiety or depression, difficult decisions, family concerns & so forth. As such, we attempt to understand all that is going on and then recommend a therapist that's right for you.

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)

6327 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary, Alberta T3E 5R6 | (403) 454-1290

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....

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist
Grief Counsellor

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist

CouplesWork Senior Therapist

#208 478 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, V1Y 6N7 | 2508706507

Loss of relationship like any loss has significant emotional consequences and can have impacts across the life spectrum. The fact that relationships are one of our primary coping mechanisms multiplies the potential distress. Processing and Resolving relationship loss can lead to significant better quality of life as well as significantly improved quality of future relationships.

Sherri Shergill, CCC, MA,
Grief Counsellor

Sherri Shergill, CCC, MA,

Registered Certified Canadian Counsellor

1638 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J5 | 587-433-1039

Grief is difficult and exhausting to navigate and the end goal is hard to determine – what is it we are trying to do? It is not to forget, but to forgive the death. Our most painful experiences bring out the best and sometimes the worst in ourselves and others as everyone searches for peace. As a therapist, I work to organize your thoughts and feelings and to ultimately help find harmony with the new way in which life will be lived following a loss.

Saneeta Saunders, Ph.D, R.Psych
Grief Counsellor

Saneeta Saunders, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

2016 12 Ave. NW , Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J7 | 403-305-1699

Suffering loss and grief is universal and happens to everyone at some point in time, and the pain and suffering felt can leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, and unable to move on. People respond in very individual ways in dealing with this difficult experience, and many question if their experience/response is normal and how to best cope. I offer counselling to help with all types of grieving, including normal, complicated, traumatic, or persistent/prolonged grieving. The goal is to process your loss so that you can ultimately move forward in a healthy manner. I would consider it a privilege to walk beside you and provide guidance and skills to help you cope during this difficult time.

Brenda Duncan, MSW RSW
Grief Counsellor

Brenda Duncan, MSW RSW

Clinical Social Worker

132 - 17th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0M6 | 403-874-7690

We all have grief and loss through the course of our lives. Each experience is unique and reflects the nature of our relationship with the person who has died or departed in other ways, or the loss of hopes and dreams which had yet to be realized. You do likely want the support of people in your life, but you may also have difficulty fully sharing your experience with them. I will be able to hear all that you are thinking and feeling, without judgement or expectations. My own experiences of grief have taught me, as has my work with grieving people, that there is no right or "normal" way of grieving, that it's complicated and isn't just "gotten over". I will be there for you.

Kate Kolskog, Registered Psychologist
Grief Counsellor

Kate Kolskog, Registered Psychologist

Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services

409, 8989 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0M2 | (888)622-8350

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.

Cory Hrushka, Ph.d., C.S. D.S.T. NCPC, NCCE,
Grief Counsellor

Cory Hrushka, Ph.d., C.S. D.S.T. NCPC, NCCE,

Insight Psychological, Ph.D's, Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Canadian Certified Counsellors, AASECT Certified Sex Therapists, Therapists

#703, 7015 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary, Alberta T2H 2K6 | 403 252 1716

Clients can expect a client centered, supportive and informative understanding of what to expect regarding grief and loss issues as well as how to work through these issues through hands-on therapeutic techniques. I currently use some emotionally focused therapy techniques as well as models from three different grief cycles for grief issues which can include anything from death and loss of a loved one to giving up substances or breakup of a relationship.

Lucy Pascal, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Lucy Pascal, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

#205 259 Midpark Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2X 1M2 | 403-467-7252

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)

Cece Wiens, MHSc, RPC,R.M.F.T
Grief Counsellor

Cece Wiens, MHSc, RPC,R.M.F.T

Registered Professional Counsellor

300-340 Midpark Way SE, CALGARY, Alberta T3N 0V2 | 587 331 9887

Grief and loss is approached with grace, emotional validation and compassion in session. I am very client centred and believe that clients know what is best for them and their grieving and we will work together to find a healing path and journey that works for you in your own time. My goal is to provide compassion and validation throughout the grieving process while offering opportunities to heal and grow through the pain.

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.

Tobias Mwandala, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Tobias Mwandala, MSW, RSW

Therapist/Counsellor

41 Chelsea ST NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1P1 | 403-689-6259

I empathize and listen to individuals facing loss and grief. Many clients would benefit from my Rogerian Approach (Client-Centered Therapy) because when clients have lost a relationship, boyfriend, girlfriend, marriage, or someone they love and care for, it is important that they have someone who can really listen to them and understand what they are going through. Each individual may be unique to how a person grieve a loss. Therefore, I make sure that I respect my clients' unique ways of handling their loss. At the same time, I offer feedback and professional opinions regarding various grieving processes out there--in current literature/research.

Jeannine Crofton, M. A. Counselling Psychology.
Grief Counsellor

Jeannine Crofton, M. A. Counselling Psychology.

Registered Psychologist

115-1st Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 0B3 | 403-266-2017 or 403-869-5080

For over twenty years I have been working with issues of grief and loss. We have beliefs about how long it takes to move through the typical stages of grief and not everyone fits that. Our culture doesn't always appreciate that grief takes longer, is experienced in unexpected ways or is as significant over time as it is. I can help you move through the loss where ever you are at now. If grief is in control of your emotions and your life I invite you to contact me.

Anu Chiarelli, RN, BA, MA, CSAT, CSOTP, CMAT
Grief Counsellor

Anu Chiarelli, RN, BA, MA, CSAT, CSOTP, CMAT

Certified Professional Counsellor, Registered Nurse, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist

Monterey Park, NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6X1 | 403-285-6768

No matter what your loss, you may experience difficult, overwhelming and surprising emotions. As a counsellor and registered nurse, I have been a companion on many people’s journey through grief. I have been there through the final hours of life, with loved ones when death is traumatic and sudden, when death is through suicide and when parents have lost their precious child. I also understand what it is like to lose one’s health. If you have difficulty facing your grief or coping with the pain of loss, are blaming yourself for the loss, have unresolved issues or are depressed, I can help you.

Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

#202 - 2120 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 | 403-813-5603

The loss of a loved one can be one of the most challenging emotional experiences that people face in their lives. Loss and grief can also be experienced for other reasons such as when an individual or a loved one develops a serious disability or life-threatening illness. I support people through the symptoms of grief and the difficult life adjustments that follow. The goal of counselling is reached through the expression of emotions, memories and thoughts about the loss, while normalizing its effects. The hope is that eventually people work toward rebuilding and find their new sense of normal.

Kate Hollowell Sheldon, MC, R. Psych
Grief Counsellor

Kate Hollowell Sheldon, MC, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

1801 8 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 2Z2 | 403-816-2489

Grief is a natural response to losing something or someone that you value. Sometimes we grieve the physical loss of someone important to us when they die and sometimes grief can be experienced for symbolic losses such as a loss of a job, loss of identity, and grief can be experienced during life transitions. I use a narrative and person-centered approach to address grief and loss issues. For issues that involve traumatic loss, I can use trauma-informed grief recovery approaches to address complicated grief.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Grief Counsellor

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

815 17 Ave SW #210, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A1 | 587-352-6463

Standard Grief: Sadness directly related to a loss. Complex Grief: Sadness related to a loss. Includes additional meanings and associated emotions as in: Regret – “I am a horrible person” Anger – “The universe took something too soon” Hopelessness – “ My life has not meaning now” Fear – “I am at risk of losing more” Helpless – “I am incapable- I cannot go on” Complex grief is grieving that get stuck because of the complicating meaning the trauma of loss has triggered. In order to treat complex grief, we remove the LBs associated with the loss, as shown above, and this lets the standard grief progress through the regular stages of grief, to arrive at a healthy perspective on the loss.

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.

Registered psychologist

1813 8th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 2Z2 | 4033241875

I help clients with grief and loss using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an approach in which I am certified. I encourage clients to set aside regular times to let themselves grieve. This makes it easier to focus on other matters during the rest of the day. I explore with clients ways of grieving which would be most helpful to them.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Calgary, AB.

Thank you for visiting our Alberta search of licensed grief specialists in Calgary.  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 Calgary right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

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