Grief and Loss Counselling in Discovery Ridge, Calgary, AB.

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


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

In T2H 2K6 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CT, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CT, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

In T3M 1H5 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

After significant loss, you may experience difficult and surprising emotions, such as anger, shock and guilt. It may feel like the sadness will never go away. I know personally what this feels like and I support many people who are trying to find ways to cope and find their reason to continue. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are however many healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! I can help you.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

In T3B 0C9 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

[I OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA AND ONTARIO]. You are hurting now, and I understand that. I have been a psychologist since 1986 with plenty of hard-earned wisdom. I too have experienced grief and loss many times in my life. I can help. Let us chat about the pain you are feeling now. Book with me right now by going to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Maureen Theberge, MACP
Grief Counsellor

Maureen Theberge, MACP

Registered Psychologist

In T3A 2Z3 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Losses are often the most difficult of life transitions. One can feel like the sadness will never lift or that life no longer has meaning. Grief is a soul journey that will change you physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and spiritually. The word "bereavement" literally means to be torn apart. No wonder you feel so tired! Let me companion you as you journey through this dark time in your life. You won't "get over" grief any more than you "get over" love, but you can reconcile this loss in your life and experience a life of hope and joy once more. Learn more about the Companioning Model at centerforloss.com

Leanne Frederick, BSc, MC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Leanne Frederick, BSc, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T3A 6E7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

I have a certification in Death and Grief Studies which is based on Dr. Alan Wolfelt's companioning model for grief. This approach normalizes, validates, and honours the unique experience of those that are grieving a death or loss. Counselling will provide the bereaved a safe place to share their experience and honour their loss through the grieving process. The goal of counselling is to companion the client to be empowered by their innate strengths in coping and adapting to their significant life-changing loss in a way that is meaningful.

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Grief Counsellor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

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

In T2N 3M7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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

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

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

In T3E 5R6 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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....

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych
Grief Counsellor

Carissa Muth, BSW, M.A. (Honours), RPsych

Registered Psychologist- Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Counselling

In T2E 0S9 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Loss is a naturally part of life. However, when things get in the way of the natural grieving process, grief can last longer or hurt more than is necessary. I work with clients to eliminate or cope with factors that might inhibit healthy processing as I walk them through they pain they are experiencing from grief. As well, grief is easier when shared and the catharsis of confiding in another.

Bernadene Weskin, MSc
Grief Counsellor

Bernadene Weskin, MSc

Registered Psychologist

In T2M 0L7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Have you experienced a loss and are worried about how your children are coping? Are they refusing to talk about it? Or maybe they are asking too many questions and you are worried about how to answer them? Children grieve differently to adults and are often not able to fully express their fears or emotions. Often, these feelings are internalized and result in disruptive behaviors as they get older. In my custom designed play therapy room, they are given a safe space to explore their feelings and process their experience. I can help you guide them through this experience and set them up for future success and happiness.

Dan McKinnon, Daniel McKinnon
Grief Counsellor

Dan McKinnon, Daniel McKinnon

Registered Psychologist (Alberta #2896)

In T3A 6K4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

If one is going to love they are going to experience loss. Loss, suffering and grief are part of living. Research clearly shows that the grieving process entails emotional reflection and redefining one's way of being in the world. By engaging in grief counselling with me you will rewrite the story of your life so that the one you have lost lives on in you via your memories and in your life via the stories you tell others about them. As the saying goes, "after great pain a new life emerges" by deeply engaging in the grief process with me you will open yourself up to the emergence of a rich and full life.

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Patrick Keelan, Ph.D.

Registered psychologist

In T2T 2Z2 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Alexandra Goodall, MA, RCC, CCTP
Grief Counselor

Alexandra Goodall, MA, RCC, CCTP

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist, Arts-based Psychotherapist, Sex and Intimacy Coach

Available for Online Therapy

When we are facing grief and loss, there is often a complex web of emotions and many layers of meaning-making to encounter in our healing process. The path is never linear. The timeline requires sensitivity and nuance. Compassion, patience and the ability to hold seemingly contradictory feelings are paramount. With gentle presence, we can hold the magnitude and the subtleties of this experience moving step by step towards healing.

Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Consultant

In T2P 3N3 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Jen Geary, Ph.D., LLB, MA (Psych), M.Ed.
Grief Counsellor

Jen Geary, Ph.D., LLB, MA (Psych), M.Ed.

Registered Social Worker (AB., BC.,MB.)

In T3H 3C8 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

We have seen challenges with risks or worse to our loved ones and friends. Being kind and celebrating the lives we have known could facilitate healing and growth. The deceased may no longer be with us, and they can live on in our enriched memories. We: - Combine counselling theories and insights about grief with positive and green psychology. - Support you to be authentic and practical as you survive and eventually move on. - Help you to create innovative and imaginative life solutions. - Engage with you to think about and plan your life after your loss. - Provide information and referral to legal, financial, and like supports, for example, to make funeral arrangements and access survivor help through insurance. Please keep safe and take time for self and social care!

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T1Y 1Z5 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

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

Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In T2N 3R7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych
Grief Counsellor

Behnam Kohandel, M.A., R.Psych

Registered psychologist

In T3L 2Z7 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Grieving is a highly individual experience and it's a natural response to loss. After a loss you can experience different emotions such as shock, disbelief, guilt, anger and profound sadness. Any loss can cause grief including divorce or relationship breakup, loss of health, losing a job, loss of financial stability, a miscarriage, retirement, death of a pet, loss of a cherished dream, a loved person to a serious illness, loss of a friendship, and loss of safety after a trauma. By using Internal Family Systems and Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) I assist you to heal the pain of current and past losses, come to terms with your grief, and eventually, find a way to pick up the pieces and move on with your life.

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW
Grief Counselor

Gregory Erikson, MC, CCC, & RSW

Canadian Certified Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Many people reach out for help to deal with grief or loss of a friend or family member. Its important to remember to be kind to your self during this time there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Its also important to remember a person can miss or grieve the loss of not only people but also jobs, events, trips, freedom, health and a number of other things As you process your memories of a person or an event you will be contained in a safe environment with acceptance and care.

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy
Grief Counsellor

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy

Psychopharmacologist

In T2H 2G4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Too often our society avoids grieving a loss, and much too often emotions are unnecessarily dulled by the use of tranquilizers. Dr Mervin (Paraklesis Counselling) can come alongside you with a hope-focused approach that is directed at the tasks of bereavement (rather than the phases of bereavement) that will help you make meaning of the loss. In addition, he will assist you with your medication-related counselling needs, especially where abnormal grief has set in and the depression needs to be treated.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T2R 0S6 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Virtuous Circle Counselling, MACP, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Virtuous Circle Counselling, MACP, MSW, RSW

Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counsellors, Marriage & Family Therapists

In T3E 6L1 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Grief counselling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than emotional pain.

Farah Kurji, BSW, MSW, RCSW, YTT
Grief Counsellor

Farah Kurji, BSW, MSW, RCSW, YTT

Farah Kurji

In T3M 0N1 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Grief can be complex - gut wrenching and life changing all at once. Sometimes it takes years to be ready to process grief and sometimes you are ready right away. My approach to grief has always been to meet you where you are at and get to know where you want to be. Acceptance? Understanding? Forgiveness? Letting go?

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

Anu Chiarelli, RN, MA, CSAT, CMAT

Certified Professional Counsellor, Counselling Therapist, Registered Nurse, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

In T1Y 6X1 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

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.

Michelle Keough, RSW, MSW
Grief Counsellor

Michelle Keough, RSW, MSW

Registered Social Worker

In T3G 0B4 - Nearby to Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Grief can be a lonely journey to go through. I am here to sit with you and walk along side you as you navigate the feelings of grief. After going through my own personal journey of grief, I am became intrigued about what a lonely and tough journey it can be for some. Learning to grow with your grief is an experience I can help you with. We often find ourselves wanting to just get over it. Using EFT, can help you to lean into the grief and work through the grief to ensure you are processing the emotional experience.



Discovery Ridge, Calgary is located in Alberta, Canada.  The population of Discovery Ridge, Calgary is 3,100 people. Discovery Ridge, Calgary therapists serve postal code: T3H.