Grief and Loss Counselling in Gibbons, AB.

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


Priya Bains, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Priya Bains, M.A.

Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist

In T5N 3W6 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych
Grief Counsellor

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1V6 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Thalia and Thomas's parents separated and they felt deep loss. They live with their father but he didn’t want them to see their Mom. Counselling gave them a chance to open up, express their feelings and build communication so they could explain the importance of a relationship with their mom. This opened the way for their father to allow them access to their Mom. Thalia and Thomas felt recognized, important and heard. Their relationship with both parents improved.

Farrel Greenspan, MC
Grief Counsellor

Farrel Greenspan, MC

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2J1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Grief Counsellor

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT

Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns

In T8H 0N2 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Death is an inevitable facet of life, and the loss of a loved one ~ changes a lot of things. The greatest loss is loosing our part in the relationship and how it anchored us. Death changes one's entire platform of life. Complicated grief is when unresolved issues still linger, or when a difficult relationship has ended. It leaves us destitute and incomplete. At SunRise we would like to help you find a renewed sense of purpose. A way to reconcile and move on without forgetting. We would like to assist you in finding a deeper meaning to that persons life, and focus on the legacy they left behind ~ and the way they touched your hearts. We would like to help you grieve ~ and still grow.

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Grief Counsellor

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In T6E 4C5 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

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

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

Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia

In T8A 3M7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.

Registered Clinical/Counselling and Forensic Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Gibbons.

I would like to be your support system in your grief journey by giving you a safe and judgement free environment, where you will be able to experience emotional and physical support. Together, we will start your healing process through sharing your story, increasing your understanding of the situation, finding new coping skills, working on your hope...

Tori Hornbacher, MC, R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Tori Hornbacher, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8H 0H9 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Our fast paced world does not create the adequate time needed to process and move forward from loss toward healing. Therefore, the counselling process can create space and time for clients to grieve in the time and way each individual needs. Helping clients to slow down from the busyness of daily demands allows clients to identify the effect of the loss and build hope for the future.

David Buhr, M.C.
Grief Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)
Grief Counsellor

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Grief and loss of any kind can be painful and overwhelming. Whether it's death, separation, divorce, medical diagnosis or terminal illness, Emma offers supportive counselling to help people through difficult times. Her approach is client-centered and allows time to talk about the loss and all of the circumstances leading up to it, along with exploring any lingering feelings like anger, guilt, and loneliness. Emma works alongside her clients as they go through the stages of loss, and facilitates their accepting the loss, letting go, learning to move forward and finding peace within. Emma also supports people as they seek meaning in the loss, and enhance social supports, including family.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Grief can feel as if we’ve had the wind knocked out of us, and that the world keeps going while the clock has stopped for us. Society, however, asks us to get on with our lives rather quickly. Sometimes it feels like our friends and family members don’t know what to do or say, which can leave us feeling isolated with our grief. It is important to take time to work through feelings of grief and loss otherwise we end up feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. I provide a supportive space in which to express the thoughts and feelings you have in a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 6K4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)
Grief Counsellor

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3W1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Grief is a natural reaction to the death of a loved one or a major life change such as divorce or illness. For some people, the grieving process can cause acute mental and physical anguish that, left untreated, can persist for months or years. Grief counseling is a form of therapy designed to help resolve the feelings of helplessness, anger, sadness and anxiety that accompany loss. The process of grief counseling is different for everyone, but the primary benefit of such counseling is to help people and families work through and recover from loss in a healthy manner.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Grief Counsellor

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Valerie Umscheid, MA R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Valerie Umscheid, MA R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8A 3X1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Most people experience multiple losses in their lifetime: loved ones, pets, jobs and possessions. I help clients process loss through grief counseling. I provide supportive listening, guide clients through stages of grieving and processing of emotional pain. When people experience sudden or traumatic loss, they may require specialized trauma therapy such as EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) which is proven to be very helpful.

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T6E 4Y9 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In T6C 2C8 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Tarah Hook, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 2X4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Saying good-bye is one of the hardest things we are all asked to do in life, whether is it good-bye to a person, a phase of life, a place, or some other intangible. Having a compassionate professional to walk with you through your grief can make all the difference. Dr. Hook has helped many of her clients work through their losses and find meaning again.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1W3 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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.

Michelle Vandegriend, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Grief Counsellor

Michelle Vandegriend, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist, Certified Gottman Therapist

In T8R 0A1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Losses can effect individuals in a variety of ways. Within a cleint-centered counselling approach I provide individuals with a safe and non-judgemental environment in which they can explore their feelings and process various types of losses and grief as well as complicated grief. I assist individuals in adjusting to life after loss and in coping with a variety of changes that can occur within oneself and in relationship with others around them.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Gibbons, AB.

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

Gibbons is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 7.50 square kilometers.  The population of Gibbons is 3,159 people with 1,136 households . The population ranking for Gibbons is #985 nationally and #119 for the province of Alberta with a density of 421.30 people per sq km. Gibbons therapists serve postal code: T0A.