Grief and Loss Counselling in Strathcona County, AB.

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


Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

[NOTE: MY OFFICE IS IN CALGARY -- I DO VIDEO SESSIONS ELSEWHERE IN ALBERTA]. You are hurting now, and I understand that. As a psychologist with 31-years of experience and some hard-earned wisdom, I too have experienced grief and loss many times in my life. I can help. Let’s sit down over coffee and chat about the pain you are feeling now. Book with me right now by going to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

Al Riediger, Ph.D.,  R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Al Riediger, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

When we suffer a loss our tendency is to cling to the person or thing that was lost. Grief is the process of letting go. Through grief therapy you will be able to find the courage to embrace the inevitable pain and to transform the emptiness into a renewed affirmation of yourself. The pain needs to be fully experienced and expressed in a supportive environment. It is a normal reflection of our love for the one we have lost.

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

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5T 6M1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In T6E 4Y9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych
Grief Counsellor

Chris Lefebvre, M.A., RPPsych

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6C 0Z8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest losses to experience. There are many other losses that people struggle to process as well. Which losses have you experienced lately? Loss of a relationship, loss of a job, loss of financial security, loss of physical ability, loss of health, loss of independence, loss of possessions, etc. Any loss can lead one to feel like they can't move forward. When a person is able to find meaning to their experience of loss they tend to feel liberated and fulfilled, ready to move forward with their life. I am exited at the opportunity to join you in this journey!

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Patrick Schiller, MEd., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Grief is a natural and universal reaction to events that occur in our lives. Still, the grieving process can be hard to navigate alone. If you are experiencing grief for the loss of a loved one, or if you would like support in processing loss of a different kind, then you can benefit from supportive counselling with me. Psychotherapy for grief and loss provides you with the opportunity to honour the feelings you are experiencing. I will support and guide you to find peace and joy in your own life in a way that values and honours your loss. Grief is natural. We do not need to run from it. I offer you the support and guidance to grieve without being overwhelmed by your loss.

Valerie Umscheid, MA R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Valerie Umscheid, MA R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T8A 3X1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Grief Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T5N 0A2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

In T8A 3M7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In T6C 2C8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

David Buhr, M.C.
Grief Counsellor

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Ashley Hanson, MC, R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Ashley Hanson, MC, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 6T9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1V6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

In T6E 6N1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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 Strathcona County.

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...

Miranda Rempel, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Miranda Rempel, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T6W 2Z8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

I help clients successfully move through the stages of grief at their own pace. My goal in working with grieving individuals is to help them manage the emotions and turmoil that can accompany loss and to move on with their lives while honouring lost loved ones. Grief responses may range from being relatively straight forward to complicated. Each client's unique experience will be validated and treated as such.

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Grief Counsellor

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists

Registered Psychologist and Counsellors

In T5J 3R8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Grief counselling is a form of counselling that aims to help people cope with grief, & mourning following the death of a loved one, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief such as loss of a job, relationship or even a family pet. Everyone experiences and expresses grief in thier own way, which is often shaped by how their family or their own culture honors the process. The grief process has many faces and stages where one can experience a wide range of emotions and behavior associated with grief. A grief counsellor will facilitate expression of emotion and thought about the loss including sadness, anxiety, disbelief, loneliness, guilt, anger, confusion, or lack of feeling.

Lisa Baranieski, BA, MACP
Grief Counsellor

Lisa Baranieski, BA, MACP

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA

Registered Psychotherapist, & Master Clinical Counselor

In T6K 4C1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Kirthana Ramani, M.Sc., R.Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Kirthana Ramani, M.Sc., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

The loss of a loved one, whether a spouse, friend, relative or pet, is a tough experience to deal with, and grief is expected and normal in such situations. I can work with you to process the grief that you are experiencing, and together we will work towards finding a stronger person within you, who is able to grieve and accept the loss, and also find ways to adjust to the changes that the loss had in your life.

Priya Bains, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Priya Bains, M.A.

Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist

In T5N 3W6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Sherri Farbin, M.Sc. R.Psych
Grief Counsellor

Sherri Farbin, M.Sc. R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T6X 1E9 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Experiencing the loss of a loved one can leave you with compounded and confusing emotions. In therapy I can help you make sense of these emotions, grieve in healthy ways, and work through the pain in a way that minimizes suffering. We can work together to ensure healthy coping and healing and to bring you towards a new future, in spite of the loss of some of your dreams.



Strathcona County is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 1182.78 square kilometers.  The population of Strathcona County is 98,044 people with 36,354 households . Strathcona County therapists serve postal code: T8A.