Grief and Loss Counselling in Kelowna, BC.

Therapy and bereavement services in Kelowna, BC. Find real help with the right therapist.


Dr. Zoë Sehn, PhD, MA, BA (Hons), RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Dr. Zoë Sehn, PhD, MA, BA (Hons), RCC, CCC

Doctor of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Tutt Street, Kelowna, British Columbia | 2503007776

The experience of grief, whether through bereavement or another form of loss, is unique to each individual, as is my approach to working with you. Seeking help for grief does not mean prescribing to a set view of the way you 'should' go through this process, but rather involves working with you at the darkest depths, to help you discover your own path.

Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC

Registered Canadian Counsellor

375-1855 Kirschner Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4N7 | 250-864-8664

Grief and loss can be overwhelming, confusing and debilitating. There are often overpowering feelings of sadness,fear, anxiety, guilt and anger as well as thoughts and stories that we tell ourselves and others tell us. Sometimes there are other people to support and many responsibilities beyond the work of grieving that seem to preclude the possibility of meeting our own needs for personal support. I use reflection and empathy in a person centered approach to create a haven of safety that facilitates a sense of clarity and self connection in the journey of grief.

Shelley Price Draper, MSW, RSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Shelley Price Draper, MSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Suite 200, 1789 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G4 | 250-717-7019

EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are evidence based therapies for depression. Because every situation and individual is unique, depending upon a client’s issues, circumstances, history, relationships and so on, I do an initial consultation with you to determine which therapy is the appropriate approach to your healing. After the consultation I work with you developing a treatment plan best suited to your needs for a safe and effective outcome. This treatment plan frequently includes a combination of all three therapies. EMDR is used to resolve issues from the past. It has shown clinical effectiveness in symptom reduction and long-term recovery with the following ....

Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCC, RTC, MTC, TFT (Dx)
Grief Counsellor

Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCC, RTC, MTC, TFT (Dx)

Master Practioner Clinical Counselling, Psychotherapist

204 1823 Harvey Ave , Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7G7 | 250-801-6411

Grieving a significant loss in one's life can be a difficult journey for many. A person's loss may be of losing someone they were close to, and could be the loss of something else in their life that was significant to them. Reaching out for help in that journey at times can be crucial as people go through their experience. In therapy, my therapeutic approach to grief is varied and is one of helping clients to find answers that are meaningful to them and to help them "normalize" their journey.

Sam Reimer, Ph.D., R.C.C.#1031
Grief Counsellor

Sam Reimer, Ph.D., R.C.C.#1031

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1339 St. Paul St., Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2E2 | 250-868-2338

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.

Christina Fenske, RSW, BA Cert Hons
Grief Counsellor

Christina Fenske, RSW, BA Cert Hons

Registered Social Worker

230B - 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4N7 | 250-718-7457

As a former Palliative and Critical Care Social Worker/ Counsellor I am very familiar with counselling individuals, families and groups on grief and loss. The death of a loved one or someone close can be an extremely painful and stressful time in anyone's life. I've been privileged to be part of many individuals grieving process and the emotions that can arise is different for different people for sure so not everyone has the same needs. When I work with people I take this into consideration and work with the person, or family where they are at in their process with things emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. No matter where you're at, we will be there to support you.

Donald Straub, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Donald Straub, M.A.

Certified Clinical Counsellor

1249 Tanemura Cres, Kelowna, British Columbia V1P 1S7 | 250 869 7137

There are several tasks of grieving that a person must go through. Sometime our grief is complex grief (being hurt by another person or being responsible for the loss ourselves.) It does not matter how early in the grieving process that you seek help, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) will receive the excess emotional pain and speed up the process of grief.

Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist

Registered Professional Counsellor

787 Torrs. Crt., Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1B5 | 250 878-7035

The pain of loss comes in many forms. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no "right" way to do it. Often there is not only the loss of a specific person or situation, but also the pain of the loss of hopes, dreams and future visions. Healing from loss and separation takes time. Therapy can provide a safe place to explore emotions, understand one's sense of loss/ grief and find ways to manage feelings. The human heart holds a great capacity for both sorrow and joy.

Lisa Webster, MA CCC
Grief Counsellor

Lisa Webster, MA CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

14, 545 Glenmeadows Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1W8 | 250-215-1423

Is it time to let go of the pain? Grief and loss can stay with us for months and even years. When we know how, letting go of grief and loss becomes easy. When we let go of the pain, we have room for new joy and new connections. Sometimes we believe if we let go of the pain, we let go of the connection to person. But, what I have found is that we don't lose any of the love. In fact ,the connection and the love can even increase. You can let go of all the pain, while the keeping the love in tact. When you are ready to move forward and let go the pain contact websterconsulting@shaw.ca, or call 604-992-0629

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Kelowna, Kelowna, British Columbia V4V 1E7 | 250-878-5876

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.

Jenelle Kildaw, MSW, RSW, BA
Grief Counsellor

Jenelle Kildaw, MSW, RSW, BA

Registered Social Worker

214-3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna , British Columbia V1Y 2H4 | (778)215-0359

When working with clients who are dealing with grief and loss issues, I believe that each grieving process is unique. I strive to help one understand that grief does not look like a linear progression or a series of steps. It can metaphorically be compared to waves of an ocean, with each wave comes a different series of feelings, thoughts and emotions. Helping clients build mindful tools and skills to meet each wave is my passion. I believe that grief work is some of the hardest but most life rewarding work a soul can accomplish.

Vern Ward, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Vern Ward, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

210 – 1668 Ellis St, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2B3 | 250-550-5482

Whenever anyone suffers a loss – whether it is small or significant, a process of grieving needs to take place. It is a way of coming to terms with the impact that the loss has had, and will continue to have on your life. Many times that process will happen naturally over time, but there are circumstances where significant losses can interrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to handle and manage everyday existence. If you are struggling with being able to move forward, and feel like you need additional support to help you through this trying time in your life, don’t hesitate to call. We are always there for you.

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC
Grief Counsellor

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC

Certified EAP, Solution Focused Therapist & Coach

1823 Harvey Ave, Unit 204, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G4 | BC: 250-575-4925

Phil's compassionate and non-judgmental approach to grief and loss is to work with the client's narrative or situation to better understand the nature of their process. To appreciate and collaborate with the client in deciding on what, if any, obstacles or useful methods their may be in moving through their grieving process. Consideration is given to the various tasks/stages of grieving and whether the grieving process is frustrated by complications due to surrounding internal / external relationship or association with the loss. Phil works in concert with other treating professional such as doctors, psychiatrist, therapists, etc.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Kelowna, BC.

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

Kelowna is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 211.85 square kilometers.  The population of Kelowna is 127,380 people with 53,903 households . The population ranking for Kelowna is #42 nationally and #7 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 601.30 people per sq km. Kelowna therapists serve postal code: V1Y.