Grief and Loss Counselling in Port Alberni, BC.

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


Amber Severinson, MSW
Grief Counsellor

Amber Severinson, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Port Alberni , Port Alberni , British Columbia V9Y 8Y3 | 236-544-0464

Grief & Loss can come from a variety of life events. Traditionally people think of death, whether it is a loved one or loved pet however grief can be anticipatory, disenfranchised or related to life changes or even the climate crisis. Acknowledging and processing grief & loss can help people feel better able to enjoy life again. Grief & Loss is a inevitable part of life, it doesn’t have to be never ending.

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.

Alexandra Goodall, MA, RCC
Grief Counselor

Alexandra Goodall, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist, Arts-based Psychotherapist, Sex and Intimacy Coach

Available for Online Therapy

When we are facing grief and loss, there is often a complex web of emotions and many layers of meaning-making to encounter in our healing process. The path is never linear. The timeline requires sensitivity and nuance. Compassion, patience and the ability to hold seemingly contradictory feelings are paramount. With gentle presence, we can hold the magnitude and the subtleties of this experience moving step by step towards healing.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Steve Rose, PhD
Grief Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Are you using alcohol, substances, or addictive behaviors to cope with grief and loss? Although they provide relief in the short term, their long-term effects on your relationships and health can make it even more difficult to cope. Through a compassionate non-judgmental approach, I help clients explore their relationship to grief and loss so that they can overcome addictive coping strategies. If you're looking for another way forward, feel free to reach out and we can set up a free consultation to discuss further.

Cat Zydyk, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Cat Zydyk, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

4110-A 6th Ave., Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4M9 | 1-778-762-3750

I provide a safe, welcoming space for you to speak about the loss of a loved one or other sources of grief such as divorce, retirement, a big move, or change in finances. Each loss is individual and unique and support can be given regardless of whether your loss is recent or happened some time ago. Conversations, questions, and techniques are tailored to your needs in session.

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Grief Counselor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

While grief and transition are a natural part of life, we are still often overwhelmed by sadness, anger and all the confusing emotions that come with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve—just your body and mind doing what it can to process the pain of major life change and the loss of how things were. Working with me means compassionate care that helps you to approach and feel your feelings in a safe way, taking things one step at a time. I promise you that all grief can be transformed into a gentle honouring of who or what was lost. I would be happy to team up with you in your journey towards peace and acceptance.

Andrew Coupar, RPCc
Grief Counsellor

Andrew Coupar, RPCc

Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate

5057 Johnston Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5L6 | 7786787396

Loss is something we experience and grief is how we deal with it. For many, this is a straightforward process that takes time to heal the pain that we feel from the realization that what we had or shared is now beyond our reach. For others, this is a process that extends beyond what is considered the normal amount of time given to grieve, and so how we learn to process our loss and grieve what we had becomes all consuming, or a delayed response that reaches out and affects everything else in our lives. With time and conversation, using different techniques, we will pave a new road forward where you learn to treasure your memories, knowing you are not alone and are comforted with the past.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Port Alberni, BC.

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

Port Alberni is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.76 square kilometers.  The population of Port Alberni is 17,678 people with 8,119 households . The population ranking for Port Alberni is #242 nationally and #39 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 894.70 people per sq km. Port Alberni therapists serve postal code: V9Y.