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 Psychotherapist and Registered 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.

Mind and Ocean Therapy, MSW, RSW, CCTP, MACP(cand.), CCP
Grief Counsellor

Mind and Ocean Therapy, MSW, RSW, CCTP, MACP(cand.), CCP

Online Counselling Therapist, Registered Social Worker

P.O. Box 398, Dugald, Manitoba R0E 0K0 | 4317882430

Grief, bereavement, and mourning are a normal part of life that at some point we all must go through-but often mix up when we express our emotions. Healing from each process is a challenging path to walk on your own alone. We can help to make sense of where you are, so you feel confident about your personal journey. Book your appointment with us and experience a new way of therapy online.

Vanessa Fingland, RPC-C, CCPCPRC
Grief Counselor

Vanessa Fingland, RPC-C, CCPCPRC

Registered Professional Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

In our human experience we experience many different kinds of losses. Sometimes we don’t process the losses fully on our own so it is helpful to process this with a therapist. Sometimes we can feel stuck in our emotions and it seems difficult to pass or we avoid them entirely. Please reach out if you are having a difficult time coping I can help you.

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

9505-79 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 2S1 | 780-757-5535

Grief is often disowned and punished. This means that when grief does arise it can be extra painful because of years of being pushed away. Psychotherapy can be a place to acknowledge and rediscover our grief and explore it. As an inevitable part of life it is important to connect to our need to grieve. By doing this we heal and rediscover intimacy. Visit my website at www.prairieowlpsychology.ca from more details.

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.

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C., C.T
Grief Counsellor

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C., C.T

Psychotherapist

17214 60 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6M 1E3 | 780-803-5501

The process of coping with any deep emotional loss takes time. Men and women deal with the tragedy of loss in very different ways - our elderly population also experience loss in a way that is very unique to their age and life experiences. Grief and loss will be an aspect of every person’s life at some point. We all cope with these challenges in unique ways. Understanding the stages of grief and how they impact us individually is the first step in managing any loss. And learning effective ways of coping with that pain is critical when we are trying to make our lives functional again.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Grief Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

1 Tache Street, Suite #310, 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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Grief Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is a potential reaction to a loss of any kind whether through death, divorce, abandonment, separation, job loss, illness, disease diagnosis, kids leaving home, etc. Feelings of anger, resentment, shame, confusion, isolation or abandonment can result. Friends and family may not know what to say or how to provide support. A trained professional, who is profoundly sympathetic, respectful and empathetic, with the skills required to help one navigate through this difficult time, can be critical in helping one regain equilibrium.

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA, SAP
Grief Counsellor

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA, SAP

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

2923 66 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6K 4C1 | 7803287706

Grief is a natural process that's painful, personal, and normal. Grief allows a person to come to terms with a significant loss, and make sense of their new reality without a loved one. I can help those who are experiencing complicated grief. Typically, the goals of my therapy for complicated grief revolve around overcoming obstacles to the normal grieving process, and to coming to terms with the loss.

Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Edmonton, Alberta T6R 0P2 | 780-719-4771

Loss and grief come in many forms. Grieving is a personal experience. I have worked with clients experiencing loss of a loved one including a pet companion, loss of functioning/mobility, employment loss including retirement, and relocation/joining a new country. My approach integrates compassion, hope, renewal, and ways to integrate the loss. In my work and research in this area, moving forward from loss combines honouring the past while actively finding new ways to engage in the present.

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.

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

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

5704 72 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3J4 | (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.

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.

Vanessa Iceton, MC
Grief Counsellor

Vanessa Iceton, MC

Registered Psychologist

#101, 10470-176 Street, Edmonton , Alberta T5S 1L3 | 780-719-2807

The feelings you experience with every loss in life are a natural and normal reaction. Most people have never been taught the tools and resources to heal from grief. By taking this action-based approach, you will have the opportunity to work through a loss in a safe and supportive environment – without analysis, criticism, or judgment. While loss affects people in different ways, feelings of grief, hurt, pain, and sadness can emerge. Grief is a natural, normal reaction to loss. My guidance will be to ensure that you learn new skills and tools to recover from the conflicting emotions and take the appropriate steps to ‘complete’ the 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.

Faithful Therapist, PhD
Grief Counsellor

Faithful Therapist, PhD

Registered Psychologist

10069-80 avenue NW, Edmonton, T6E 1T4 | 780-482-1847

Grief is like having a broken rib. You may look fine on the outside, but there is massive pain on the inside. It hurts to move, sometimes it hurts to even breathe. Everyone experiences grief differently, but a commonality is that grieving alone makes it harder to heal. We are social beings and we feel intense grief when we loose someone we love. You are meant to be seen, heard and supported by others through grief. Sadness needs to be processed and there is no quick fix (I wish it was easier). If we can find meaning in the midst of loss it provides something to hold onto as you navigate your pain, and learn to move forward.

Jenna Powell, MSW, RCSW, TITC-CT
Grief Counsellor

Jenna Powell, MSW, RCSW, TITC-CT

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Calgary, Alberta T2J 3Z3 | 403-681-9271

I provide grief support and therapy primarily following a grief narrative approach. General grief support is available (talk therapy), but by following a grief narrative framework it allows us to work together to examine your loss more closely (death of a loved one, loss of job/identity, divorce, etc) and discuss ways to process and find closure. It is important to fully understand and normalize a grief reaction, and the complicated emotions and responses we often have when navigating grief. I can support you on that journey to find healing. This type of support will benefit you by allowing you to move through the grief process with support and to find healing.

Rod Mitchell, MC, MSc, RPsych
Grief Counselor

Rod Mitchell, MC, MSc, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Experiencing grief and loss can feel like navigating through a fog of pain and confusion. This intense emotional journey often brings feelings of deep sadness, loneliness, and disconnection from daily life. My approach provides a compassionate, understanding space where you can openly express and process your grief. Together, we'll explore healing paths, helping you to gradually find closure and peace. As we work, you'll begin to rediscover joy and meaning in life, transforming grief into a respectful memory that honors your loss while allowing you to embrace the present and future.

Susan Yun, MA, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Susan Yun, MA, CCC

Registered Counselling Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

3005 119 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5R5 | 780 994 0090

Grief hits hard when you lose someone or something really meaningful, like when someone passes away or big changes happen in your life. Everyone deals with it differently because it's a super personal thing. But here's the think: you don't have to handle it all by yourself. There are ways to support you and help you heal. Talking about your feelings and seeking professional help are good ways to make it through the tough times. It's totally okay to feel sad, and it's okay to ask for help when you need it. Healing take time, but you've got some support to help you every step of the way.

Shannon Loewen, R.Psych (prov), MSc.
Grief Counselor

Shannon Loewen, R.Psych (prov), MSc.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and bereavement are very normal responses to loss. However, the experience of grief and bereavement can be extremely difficult and feel paralyzing or overwhelming. Whether you have lost a loved one, a beloved pet, or have experienced a change in ability or circumstance, I can help you explore loss, learn tools to process grief, and build a plan for coping.

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.

Jack Lewis, R.Psych., C. Psychol., AFBPSs.
Grief Counsellor

Jack Lewis, R.Psych., C. Psychol., AFBPSs.

Registered Psychologist

Inglewood Plaza, 24 Inglewood Drive, St Albert, Alberta T8N 5A7 | 780-970-3146

The death of a loved one shakes us to our core. Some of the questions people ask are how to move on and how to let go without dishonouring the love for the one who has died. Loss is most obviously of a person but it can be a pet a relationship, a job or a sense of a changing identity or position in the world. This is a time when our spiritual and religious values can help us or perhaps a time to dig deeper into ones self. I am able to offer a deeper perspective on death and dying and help you find meaning in profound loss. I am personally familiar with personal loss so that my help is based on real life experience.

Lyndsay Wright, MC
Grief Counsellor

Lyndsay Wright, MC

Registered Psychologist

10328 121 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T8N 1K8 | 780-217-4665

Loss can be the most painful thing we as humans can experience. The finality of loss and the pain of grieving often take a toll on our mental health. Grief is not just an emotion we experience, it is a physiological process our body goes through after a significant loss. Grief and loss also does not just occur from experiencing the death of someone we care about. Grief is not always about a negative loss. Grief can occur anytime there is a transition in life where we have to let go of something familiar. Even positive experiences like having a child can lead to feelings of grief and loss from the life we had before or how we have changed how we now define ourselves.

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.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Therapists
Grief Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Therapists

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.



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.

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