Grief and Loss Counselling in Kelowna, BC.

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


Jadon Ward, MA, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Jadon Ward, MA, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

201-1789 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G4 | 12508595653

When you lose a part of your life it can impact every part of who you are. Whether what you lost was person, pet, job or ability, it is hard to say goodbye. If your loss was expected or unexpected, the pain and grief that you feel hits hard, sometimes more than we think we can bear. There is no set timeframe to "get over" a loss. Each person has their own journey with grief. Jadon Ward can help you to reflect on the significance of the loss in your life, how to cope with grief, and a future that honours what you had to leave behind.

Nina Lim, MA MFT, RCC
Grief Counselor

Nina Lim, MA MFT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is a natural response to loss. One of the most important things we can do for grief is to honour it's presence. I will help you process the emotions around your grief, help you to put words to things you are feeling and hold space for you to feel all your feelings. Contrary to popular belief, grief involves any kind of loss, not just the loss of life, this could mean transitions, moves etc.

Jenn Medwedew, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Jenn Medwedew, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

209-616 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4X4 | 778-760-8172

Grief is a truly unique and often lonely experience. I am here to hold space for you and your most painful emotions. How many of you have been told by a well-intentioned person “you should be over it by now…”? Whether it is the loss of a pet, a family member, a marriage – time does not heal all wounds – it is the processing of grief that will help. My approach is to explore your personal experience of grief while helping you to identify what your “new normal” will look like, as well as the obstacles in the way of that new normal. My focus is on self-care, relationships, and healthy expression of emotion.

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S
Grief Counsellor

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S

Registered Counsellor, Couples Therapist

5018 Treadgold Crt, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 5B4 | 250-980-0202

Grief & loss can seem debilitating and overwhelming and many people struggle in moving on. Counselling is a highly effective resource for healing after a loss. Through compassion and understanding we will work to heal the pain of the event and move into acceptance and peace. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the loss of health or mobility, divorce or mid life transition, we can help.

Kimberly Castle, R.T.C, CAMC
Grief Counsellor

Kimberly Castle, R.T.C, CAMC

Registered Counsellor, Certified Anger Management Counsellor

1664-205 Richter Street , Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 8N3 | 250-317-1090

Navigating through the intense emotions of grief and loss can be overwhelming and often lonely. Grief and loss is something that every single human is going to navigate at some point in their life, the challenge is that it is experienced very differently for everyone. Through our connection, my primary goal is to support you in understanding how to navigate through the intensity of it and acquiring some tools to move through the journey.

Candy Widdifield, M.Ed., RCC, RMT (IARP)
Grief Counsellor

Candy Widdifield, M.Ed., RCC, RMT (IARP)

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Reiki Master Teacher, Safe & Sound Protocol Facilitator

#214 - 3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2H4 | 778-821-1745

Candy recognizes that the grief and loss process is unique for all individuals. She meets the clients where they are at and uses education about the grief and loss process to address some of the common myths and the well meaning but misplaced advice from others (like there is a specific period of time for grieving that applies to everyone and after that people should move on). Candy understands that sometimes people feel like they are going crazy, or like they are never going to be able to move on with their lives. Through a compassionate presence and offering people a context for their loss, Candy can assist people in addressing their grief and in finding some inner peace.

Wanda Sexton, NEON Counselling
Grief Counsellor

Wanda Sexton, NEON Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#112-3121 Hill Road, Lake Country, British Columbia V4V 1G1 | 2503204536

Having lost a husband and many family members, I can relate to someone who has lost a loved one through sudden tragedy and expected illness. Having lost close friends through moving, job loss, health and other losses, I too have expereinced some of these. Loss is not only through death. Grief is not something that you must go through alone. There is no time limit or "wrong" way. A gentle and firm guidance through your processing, re-learning and acceptance.

Darcy Kuhl
Grief Counsellor

Darcy Kuhl

Licensed Therapist

1638 Pandosy Street, #1, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1P8 | (250) 864-9648

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.

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.

Safe Haven Counselling, Claire De Boer, M.A., R.C.C
Grief Counselor

Safe Haven Counselling, Claire De Boer, M.A., R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is a natural reaction to any kind of loss, not only after a death. I am here to companion you through your journey of grief, affirming the many emotions that you are experiencing. Learn about the five stages of grief and how to make sure that you don't create further suffering for yourself in how you respond to your current circumstances.

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.

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.

Traci Mainstone, MA Counselling Psyc, BAH Psyc, CYCC
Grief Counsellor

Traci Mainstone, MA Counselling Psyc, BAH Psyc, CYCC

Certified Psychotherapist for Children, Youth, and Adults

240 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 4H7 | (778) 363-3564

Loss comes in many forms. Whether we are dealing with a death, loss of a job, divorce, or identity challenges, we still endure a sense of grief. Additionally, loss impacts children, adolescents and adults in similar but distinct ways. However, experiencing loss does not have to be debilitating. I offer gentle, compassionate support that is tailored specifically for you and your family. I also offer services in a group format whereby children and parents attend sessions simultaneously but with separate therapists.

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.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Grief Counsellor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

5018 Treadgold Court, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 5B4 | 250-980-0202

When losing someone or something important to us, it can take lots time to adjust and learn to live our life without that person, thing or way of life. Either it is the death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, loss of a pet, loss of a job or important possessions, change to your way of life, grieving is a normal response to a life event and bottling it up can create damage or even harm to a person. It can take time to adjust and accept to learn to live life without that person, thing or way of life. When it gets too challenging or overwhelming, or if it gets in a way of living a healthy life, sometimes turning to professional support can help getting through this challenging event.

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.

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.

Maryann Daase, RPC
Grief Counsellor

Maryann Daase, RPC

Registered Professional Counsellor

Bouvette Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 3K5 | 250-763-0333

Grief and loss are unavoidable. We may think that time alone will enable us to heal, but this is rarely the case. Although time does help in the healing process, to truly heal, we need to work through our losses and the grief they bring. I can help you to do just that. I do not believe we were meant to shoulder our grief on our own. So if you find yourself somehow "stuck", and unable to truly move on, please contact me.

Incentive Counselling, BSW, MSW, RSW, CLC
Grief Counsellor

Incentive Counselling, BSW, MSW, RSW, CLC

Registered Social Worker, Registered Professional Counsellor

8A - 1873 Spall Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Z 1Y9 | 250-212-5160

Everyone at some point in their lives will have to grieve. Dealing with grief and loss is different for everyone and dependent on our relationship with the deceased, our religious beliefs, and our previous experiences with death. The pain we experience can be overwhelming and some people need additional support. We understand the wide range of emotions and behaviours associated with grief and will be with you every step of the way.

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

Phillip Hay, CEAP, MPCC, CSFT, BCC

Mental Health Educator & Consultant

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.

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.

Vern Ward, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Vern Ward, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1631 Dickson Avenue, Suite 1150, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 0B5 | 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.

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.

Judy Chan, MPCC, RPC, CCPCP
Grief Counsellor

Judy Chan, MPCC, RPC, CCPCP

Master Practitioner Clinical Counselling, Psychotherapist

106 - 3591 Old Vernon Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 6P4 | 250-212-3321

Through 'Seasons of Life' we all experience significant changes & loss in our lives - loss of health, a partner, a child, a parent, work, trauma, etc. These losses create strong feelings of Grief that can go unnoticed, repressed or feel 'stuck' - not knowing what to do or how to talk about it. Over time, unexpressed feelings build until one-more-thing triggers a break-down or blow-up reaction. I provide a comfortable & compassionate place to walk with clients through their Loss & Grief process ~ *Accept the reality of Loss, *Work through the pain of Grief, *Adjust to a new Environment, *Make new Memories, *Move forward to create a fulfilling life' ~ inner peace & calm, purpose & passion.

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 V1Y 2H5 | 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.



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.