Grief and Loss Counselling in Wellington, AB.

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


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 Wellington.

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.

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,
Grief Counsellor

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Director, PsychSolutions, Inc.

In T8N 6T3 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T8N 6K4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T5J 1H8 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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 Wellington.

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.

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 Wellington.

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

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Grief Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In T6C 2C8 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5T 6M1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Master Practioner of Clinical Counselling

In T4X 0A6 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

Bharat Sharma, MPCC, RPC, CCAC, DCA

Registered Psychotherapist, & Master Clinical Counselor

In T6K 4C1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.
Grief Counsellor

Laura Kennedy, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 0J3 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist, CSAT

In T5G 3K4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychologist

In T6C 2S1 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 2L9 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Grief Counsellor

Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists

Registered Psychologist and Counsellors

In T5J 3R8 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

Michelle Vandegriend, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist, Certified Gottman Therapist

In T8N 6K4 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

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

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

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Wellington.

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.

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC
Grief Counsellor

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In T5N 4A3 - Nearby to Wellington.

Grief and loss is part of life. Whether we loss someone we love through death or divorce, or lose our job it is a natural process of grieve that loss. Many times we approach loss by saying that we "want to get over" the death of our loved one, loss of job or health. We want things to get back to normal. The reality is that we need to find our way through mourning to the new normal in your life.


Wellington is located in Alberta, Canada. Wellington therapists serve postal code: T6V.