Grief and Loss Counselling in Edmonton, AB.

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


Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Grief Counsellor

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

7718 104th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4C5 | 587 372-5638

Grief and loss is inevitable in life. All change, no matter how small or how large, involves moving through the grief process. Unfortunately, some people have not had secure attachment relationships to enable this natural process. When we haven't processed the normal developmental changes and losses in our lives, we find other means to overcome the loss such as numbing, obsessive behaviours, or anxiety and depression. Processing grief and loss requires a safe, skillful, dependable, reliable counsellor to help guide you through.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

10069- 80 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1T4 | (780) 482-1847

Grieving a loss can feel overwhelming and sometimes it feels like the pain will never end. Losses are experienced uniquely for each individual and reactions can greatly vary. Having a compassionate person to talk and share with makes a difference. Processing your feelings enables you to work through the stages of grief. As you deal with pain, guilt, anger and overwhelm you move from surviving to thriving again.

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.

Priya Bains, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Priya Bains, M.A.

Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist

300, 10240-124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3W6 | 780 801 0606

When working with grief and loss, I believe it is important to be patient and present. I primarily focus on the emotions and experiences of the grief and loss and make sure that they are being felt. Although this can be a painful process, it is important that we are allowing ourselves to move into the pain versus avoiding it so that all emotions, thoughts, and sensations are dealt with.

Farrel Greenspan, MC
Grief Counsellor

Farrel Greenspan, MC

Registered Psychologist

#804 10050 112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J1 | 7809012638

As cliche as it sounds healing from grief takes time. In fact my philosophy is that you do not really heal from grief. You will always feel the hurt from the loss of the loved one, and it is that hurt that keeps you connected to them. We are not going to try and get rid of your heartache, but rather help you manage and appreciate the heartache that you have in a more optimistic positive manner.

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
Grief Counsellor

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

9690 182 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6M1 | (780)604-8704

While grief is a natural part of life, it can be overwhelming to go through the multitude of feelings that accompany a loss. I believe that people grieve a number of events in life, from the death of a loved one, to the loss of important relationships, retirement, the "empty nest," or transitioning from one phase of life to another. I help those who are grieving to understand the process, and learn how to bear the feelings that rise up "like waves." I also work towards helping people to honour the positive aspects of what has been lost, and reach a place of acceptance, while adapting to a new way of living.

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.
Grief Counsellor

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.

Registered Psychologist

Suite 201, 6720 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2L4 | 587-855-5598

Our world is forever changed after experiencing a sudden and tragic loss. We may feel very vulnerable to the world around us. Everyday living can be an experience of heightened anxiety, loneliness and tears. We may even have strained relationships because the pain of loss is so overwhelming. Together, we can try to make sense of and to understand your loss. We can learn ways to control your emotions, find peace of mind and change your reactions of memories from sorrow to gratitude.

Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES
Grief Counsellor

Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES

Registered Psychologist

12328 102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0L9 | 780-862-3111

Losing a loved one important in our life often leaves us reeling but having someone to support us through these times can make all the difference. I realize everyone faces and experiences grief in different ways and I tailor my approach to work best with the client. If you have lost someone and fee like you need extra support, I invite you to contact me to help you through this difficult time.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Cloverdale Professional Group 9407 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 2C8 | 780-757-4554

I have a vast amount of experience in this area due to the many years I worked with cancer patients and their families. I help individuals and families move from grief and sadness to a resolution of their loss. Resolution may mean learning how to cope and deal with loss that may never be resolved such as losing a child. The ultimate goal is a healthy perspective on their loss and being able to move beyond their grief.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Grief Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

10069 80 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1T4 | (780) 482-1847

Loosing a loved ones hurts especially if it's a spouse, child, parent, friend or family pet. Dealing with grief is a process and having a gentle, compassionate person to walk through this with you can be the difference between drowning, and moving through overwhelmingly painful feelings to feeling whole again. Art therapy offers another modality for expressing grief that may be hard to articulate. It is when we process our emotions that pain can be lifted and new maces of being in the world are found.

Paul Sussman, Ph.D.,R.Psych.(AB),L.Psych.(GA)
Grief Counsellor

Paul Sussman, Ph.D.,R.Psych.(AB),L.Psych.(GA)

Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia

14307 - 80 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 3K2 | 780-424-5592

It has been said that life is about loss, and how one deals with it. Grief is how we deal with loss. Uncomplicated grief is an adjustment process, not an illness. There is one, though...an illness, I mean. I'd say the "illness" is cultural: For one reason or another, people ordinarily lose patience with the grief process, and often well before a healthy mourner is through their active grieving process. Unexpressed grief from former losses can extend the time needed for healthy grieving. People's wounds and scars can close heart and mind toward the grieving process. In an imperfect world, psychotherapists hold space and make time for (and precious to) a balanced grief process.

Ashley Hanson, MC, R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Ashley Hanson, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

#200, 6732 75 St, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6T9 | 780-270-8835

Times of grief and loss can be difficult times to manage on one's own. At times, overwhelming emotions may make you feel too much. By coming to Base Counselling Services, you will be giving yourself an opportunity to unload any extra or potentially unhelpful emotions and develop strategies of your own to cope with a life that may look different than it has in the past.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Edmonton, Alberta T5A 0A4 |

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

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.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Grief Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

14 Mission Ave., St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1H4 | 780-460-0022

At Rivers Edge Counselling, our therapists can help you with your grief or bereavement by: helping you better identify and accept your loss, move through the various emotions associated with loss like anger, hopelessness, sadness, guilt and loneliness seek a new approach to remember and honour a loved one who has passed away, and finally accept the impact it has had on shaping your life.

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counselor

10250 176 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1L2 | 780-920-9663

Experiencing grief and loss can be a frightening and overwhelming process. Sometimes grief is right there at the surface, and other times it is deeply buried under ways of coping. I will be your partner as we explore together where and how your grief and loss is affecting you. I will be your touchstone while you allow yourself the time and space to be with and then heal from your pain. You will be able to see how your grief has made you stronger and closer to other loved ones.

Alycia Chung, M.Ed., RPsych., CSAT
Grief Counsellor

Alycia Chung, M.Ed., RPsych., CSAT

Registered Psychologist, CSAT

Edmonton Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine 11309-100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0J3 | 1-780-756-7020

I typically work with individuals who are having difficulty adjusting to life transitions. This might include a recent diagnosis of a health condition, or having a hard time coping with the effects of an accident or injury. For some individuals, losing a job or retiring can bring up a host of emotions. I provide a supportive environment to explore the complex array of emotions and develop strategies for moving forward in a positive way. I will let you know what is normal in the grief process (Hint- there is no right or wrong way to grieve) and let you know if there is cause for concern.

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

#312, 9707 110 Street (Edmonton Psychological Group), Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9 | 780 454 0162

We are social beings. When we suffer loss or grief, we benefit from talking with others about our feelings. Sometimes the purpose is simply to purge, to be listened to while in the depth of our pain. Other times we need to address the unhelpful - even harmful - things we tell ourselves while suffering grief and loss. Regardless, working through grief involves experiencing pain, and being patient with ourselves as well as the recovery process. I like to believe that clients have a safe place in me to engage it.

Lisa Baranieski, BA, MACP
Grief Counsellor

Lisa Baranieski, BA, MACP

Registered Psychologist

10069 80 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1T4 | 780-482-1847

There are many situations when people go through a grieving process. Sometimes, you may find yourself feeling misunderstood, isolated, angry, resentful, burned out, or guilty and ashamed. There is no "right way" to grieve or mourn, but if you find yourself struggling or in distress I am here to listen and help you feel supported and validated while being mindful of what you need.

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,
Grief Counsellor

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Director, PsychSolutions, Inc.

16880-111 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T8N 6T3 | 7807109567

Grief counseling 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 searing pain.

AnneMarie Whitton, M.Sc. (MFT)
Grief Counsellor

AnneMarie Whitton, M.Sc. (MFT)

Registered Psychologist

10069-80th Ave. N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1T4 | 1-780-940-5455

Grief and loss are responses to heart ache and trauma. I work with clients to facilitate the expression of their feelings through telling their story. This story telling may be verbal, writing or artistic creation. It may involve making amends or seeking forgiveness. The journey through grief can be difficult yet one that will bring closure and healing. Emotions are along a continuum and if one does not have the ability to experience pain it will be difficult to experience joy. Grief and loss work is life enhancing.

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc
Grief Counsellor

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc

Registered Psychologist, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

#32 4004 97 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6N1 | (780) 612-8577

The impact of human-animal bonds has gained radical acceptance in field of psychological research. Interactions with animals have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce feelings of sadness and hopelessness, and decrease loneliness. For instance, children who have animals in their lives adjust more effectively with the presence of serious illness or death of a parent or loved one. Horse are sensitive and intuitive creatures. They not only provide physical and emotional comfort but also can act as a confidant and teacher as clients work through their grief.

David Buhr, M.C.
Grief Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

3rd Flr - 12547 129 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 1H7 | 780-443-6076

Grief comes from many sources including the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, financial loss and more. If you've experienced loss, then your world has changed. My work will support you in finding ways to move on with your life in a positive and fulfilling manner and relies on both honoring the past and defining the future. There are positive and negative aspects of how things were and how things will be. Exploring all aspects will allow you emotional freedom and the chance to determine your path.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4Y9 | 780-809-0684

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.

Tim Garner, MC, CCC
Grief Counselor

Tim Garner, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Do you feel intensely sad that someone you loved and cared about decided to leave? Do you miss having someone to cuddle with, go on adventures, and talk about your day? Does it feel impossible to stop thinking about that person, and everywhere you go just seems like another reminder? Are you angry that they left, and compare yourself with their new partner? With warmth, exploration and cutting-edge techniques, I help clients find themselves again after a major breakup, so they can finally heal for good the wound left by deep loss. If you want an end to grief, and re-engagement in a life of play, laughter, and new love, don't hesitate to reach out.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Edmonton, AB.

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

Edmonton is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 685.25 square kilometers.  The population of Edmonton is nearly 1 million people with 360,828 households . The population ranking for Edmonton is #5 nationally and #2 for the province of Alberta with a density of 1360.90 people per sq km. Edmonton therapists serve postal code: T5K.