Grief and Loss Counselling in Vancouver, BC.

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


Kristen Bailey Counselling, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Kristen Bailey Counselling, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3 | 236-998-6206

Grief and loss are exceptionally valuable to seek therapy for. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one (person, animal), a place or going through some form of a life transition which inevitably means you are dealing with some form of loss (identity, purpose, role etc). Possibly even all of the above. My approach is to support you in accessing the feelings that may be hard to access and processing the often complex nature of these emotions and supporting you to integrate the part of you that is reeling from the loss with where you are at now so that it can be included and acknowledged, but allow you to be more with where you are now as well.

Olivia Fermi, MA, RTC
Grief Counsellor

Olivia Fermi, MA, RTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

200 - 1892 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 778-888-0589

Each of our lives is touched by grief and loss in personal ways –and- also globally, at times. The process of grieving can be naturally healing and cleansing. But sometimes loss is overwhelming or we simply need some good support for our grieving process. I believe in our natural ability to heal and recover from loss. Support I offer includes: • Understanding you and your unique story • Taking stock of a loss—what treasures remain and what is truly gone • Educating around healthy and unhealthy grief • Helping you discover the ways you already know how to grieve and cope with loss so you can amplify what helps and lessen what doesn’t

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic
Grief Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

6158 Leibly Avenue, Burnaby, BC , Burnaby, British Columbia V5E 3C8 | 2368898690

Even though we would want to tell the client that grief and loss is a neat process of 5 - 7 stages (denial, anger... acceptance), it is usually experienced as a roller coaster of emotions and it takes a different amount of time for every individual. What I do is to help clients embrace and express different levels of pain: 1) talking about emotional experience, without showing the emotion; 2) talking with emotional reactions (tears coming, trembling voice); 3) silent crying; 4) sobbing and 5) loud crying and screaming. Finally, we should not forget that moderate denial is natural (like a temporary break from grief). And yes, grief can shake our faith, but it usually leads to acceptance.

Mind and Ocean Therapy, MSW, RSW, CCTP, MACP(cand.), CCP
Grief Counsellor

Mind and Ocean Therapy, MSW, RSW, CCTP, MACP(cand.), CCP

Online Counselling Therapist, Registered Social Worker

P.O. Box 398, Dugald, Manitoba R0E 0K0 | 4317882430

Grief, bereavement, and mourning are a normal part of life that at some point we all must go through-but often mix up when we express our emotions. Healing from each process is a challenging path to walk on your own alone. We can help to make sense of where you are, so you feel confident about your personal journey. Book your appointment with us and experience a new way of therapy online.

Tim Garner, MC, CCC
Grief Counselor

Tim Garner, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Are you feeling overwhelmed by loss, struggling to cope with the pain, and finding it hard to move forward? Grief can be isolating and exhausting, leaving you feeling stuck in sadness and longing for peace. As a clinical counsellor, I understand how difficult this journey can be. But I also know that healing is possible. Imagine having someone by your side who truly understands what you're going through, who offers compassionate support and effective strategies to help you heal. Together, we can navigate this difficult time and find a way to honour your loss, rebuild your strength, and rediscover hope. Let's start this journey together. Book a free 15-minute phone consultation today.

Jeff Ross, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Jeff Ross, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard St. (@Nelson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | (604)-614-7177

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.

Ellen Abrams, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Ellen Abrams, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-846-5244

Grief can leave you disoriented and staggering. Your loss may recent, or in the past but never mourned. The loss of a person, a relationship, a career, your health, a pet are all serious disconnections. As a therapist, I will accompany you as you face your loss and express all the different emotions you may need to express. These may include sadness, anger, guilt, abandonment, and fear for your future. In time, you can move towards accepting and integrating your loss into the larger narrative of your life. With patient and compassionate support, you can gradually start to live again with enthusiasm.

Carol Whaley, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Carol Whaley, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

400-601 West Broadway Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4C2 | 778-320-7038

As we journey through life loss is inevitable. We experience loss whenever there is a transition in our lives; changing careers, moving, our children leave home, our relationships ends, and most deeply when someone we love dies. All of these losses require us to grieve. Each of us feels the depth of the loss or change in our own unique way so our grief is very individual and personal. In my work with grief and loss I offer, with deep compassion, a safe place to express the emotional pain around the loss you are experiencing and offer tools to help you navigate life with the loss and find a way to thrive again.

Natasha Noble, RCC, CCC, MACP, BTh
Grief Counsellor

Natasha Noble, RCC, CCC, MACP, BTh

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1W6 | 7783789473

The emotions of grief and loss can feel like overwhelming waves that crash on top of us and threaten our survival. The ironic thing about this violent process is that when we commit to experiencing the waves, we feel better. In fact, grief can also be compared to a ‘vehicle’ that if and when we choose to enter, will faithfully drive us to a place of healing. While no one can carry the burden of our grief journey for us, having a therapeutic support can keep us from feeling isolated, as well as help focus us when the waves threaten to overwhelm our sense of progress and hope.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT
Grief Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Virtual Online Counselling, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9 | 604-720-0233

After significant loss, you may experience difficult and surprising emotions, such as anger, shock and guilt. It may feel like the sadness will never go away. I know personally what this feels like and I support many people who are trying to find ways to cope and find their reason to continue. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are however many healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! I can help you.

Heather Webster, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Heather Webster, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

212-2902 W. Broadway Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 604-999-8208

Grief and loss affect everyone in different ways. Your lived experience will be our guide and it is always a privilege and an honour to walk with someone as they navigate and work through these most difficult, and often unexpected, times in life. Together we will find ways to integrate grief and loss into the story of who you are; to remember and cherish, to mourn and yet also find ways to thrive.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Grief Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor in Psychotherapy

Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 6G4 | 7789555179

Here's what clients have said: "When I came to see you, I felt that I was talking to a friend who understood and was in no way judgmental. ....I always felt better after leaving your office...You seemed to know when to talk and when to let me talk - which was most of the time." "Thank you Kathryn for creating a safe place where I could be free to be in the very depths of my grief and yet always knew I wasnt alone. ...Unlike other people who wanted me to stop crying and "just get over it" you seem to understand how grief overrides reason and problem solving. Most people want me to move on so they wont feel uncomfortable Im sad. You always made it about me, my process and my needs."

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Grief Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

West 16th Ave and MacDonald, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4M1 | 604-9169606

Grief is common to us all, however, how we grieve, is a very individual experience. My focus is in familiarizing you with your process of grieving and helping you reorganize your emotional life with grief as a predominant character. Grief can be alienating, to our former self, as well as to our those closest to us. My role is helping you integrate your grief, as much as we can.

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Grief Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Suite 205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-996-6985

I will guide you through the work of healing loss and grief in a safe and thoughtfully-paced process. I will bear witness to your pain and walk with you as you find a new way of being in life after loss. I will listen, suggest coping strategies, and help mobilize resources to help you cope during this time of great upheaval and sadness. You are not alone.

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

200-1892 W. Broadway Ave, Vancouver, Kitsilano, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | (778)888-3418

Many of the usual grief behaviors may seem like manifestations of depression. These emotions and behaviors may include such things as: sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, fatigue, shock, preoccupation, sleep/appetite disturbance and social withdrawal. Although these reactions are all very normal, some people may be troubled by the length of time or the severity to which they are experiencing them. This is a good place to try counselling for guidance through the stages of mourning.

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC
Grief Counselor

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss is a profound and individualized experience. However, with ideas about specific stages of grief and appropriate and inappropriate types of grieving - grief and loss can be stigmatizing. Feelings of grief and loss can come from a wide range of experiences. For instances, these feelings can emerge from a death or loss of a loved one, an illness, death of a pet, loss from relationship or identity etc. In therapy we will explore your individual experience with grief and loss within the context of your life and life experiences. I offer support to individuals, couples, or families.

Jessica Willis, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Jessica Willis, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

300 1090 Homer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2W9 | 604-329-6199

Grief and loss counseling offers compassionate support for individuals navigating the complex emotions and adjustments following the death of a loved one or other significant losses. Grief and loss can be applied to life transitions, acceptance, and acknowledgemen of less than ideal relationships. A safe space is provided for clients to express and process their feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. Through techniques such as narrative therapy, mindfulness, and expressive arts, clients explore their unique grief experiences and develop coping strategies to navigate the grieving process.

Jordan Gruenhage, MA, CCC, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Jordan Gruenhage, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Canadian Certified Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1M5 | 1-877-542-8727

Are you a gay man that’s struggling with grief and loss? Grieving can be unique for gay men because it can include grieving the loss of people, relationships, and even experiences you may have never had. I help gay men by teaching them tools to make the grieving process more manageable, working through grief that feels “stuck,” and exploring what it means for you to live a fulfilling life while grieving.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-609 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Z1 | 604-762-2152

Do you wake up in the morning and have a wave of sadness wash over you as you remember the pain of your loss? Although bereavement is part of life there are times when the circumstances surrounding a loss of a loved one makes it very difficult to come to terms with. Together we will hold a space that will allow you the opportunity to be comforted and heal.

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4P8 | 833 338 0038

Loss can break, alienate, initiate, and open. It can lead to oceans of feelings looming over us, a sense of being distanced from oneself and others—far away adrift at sea, rage at the injustice of loss, and even shame at experiencing rage. I can't predict what the waves may be like for you, but I can help you respond to them. Whether your instinct is to hold, brace, jump, dive, run, scream, float, or let the waves wash over you, together we can feel out what to do and what to make of it all.

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor/EMDR &IFS therapist

Commercial Drive, Vancouver , British Columbia V5L 3X9 | 778 323-9667

When looking at life through a lens grief and loss everything is intensified and there is no specific time line for recovery or "getting over it". Grief comes in waves. In working with me to process your new current reality with grief and loss we can look the triggers that are most affecting your ability to cope in your daily life. I create an environment where clients feel safe to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. In whatever stage of grief you are in (denial, anger, bargaining, depression or acceptance) we can find the tools to help you move forward at your pace.

Jay Hails, MEd, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Jay Hails, MEd, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

400-601 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V5Z 4C2 | 6048344367

Grieving is a process and a journey, not a feeling. When we lose someone, the feelings that arise are often unexpected, sometimes even random. And whatever those feelings are, we owe it to ourselves to feel them. They will, in fact, demand to be felt. As a therapist, I try to be a vessel to receive the feelings that come. I do so without judgement.

Roya Vojdanijahromi, MA, RCC, CCTP
Grief Counsellor

Roya Vojdanijahromi, MA, RCC, CCTP

Registered Clinical Counsellor

332-1231PACIFIC BLVD, VANCOUVER, British Columbia V6Z 0E5 | 7789490797

The pain of grief is different from any pain we feel during our lives. Grief brings up different and sometimes conflicting emotions and unprocessed grief leads to other mental health issues. My approach to grief is creating a safe space in which the clients can share the many different emotions that grief brings up. I also help my clients get in touch with what they need to go through this difficult phase with more compassion. We talk about what the loss means for them and how they can build their life around all the changes that grief brings. Together we will sit with difficult emotions, with the questions that might not have any answers and with the overwhelming pain.

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Grief Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | 604-218-1393

I help clients navigate their loss whether it be from the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of something important such as a job, a pet, a friendship, or oneself. My approach to helping clients addresses regrets, change, acceptance, anger, and sadness. With people who have lost their loved one, I teach ways of keeping their loved one "alive" and honouring them rather than using traditional approaches of "letting go" and "moving on," which are being shown to be unhelpful and unreasonable for many clients. This fresh perspective helps my clients through a difficult time in their lives while teaching meaningful strategies to use throughout their lives.

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC
Grief Counsellor

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

1940 Lonsdale Avenue, Suit 210 & 211, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K2 | 604.219.2690

GRIEF AND LOSS THERAPY Discovering how to live with and move through the pain of loss is a deeply personal process. There is no set amount of time or way to grieve. Only the time and manner that is right for you is right. Sadness, intense grief, anger and fear, a sense of lost identity, feelings of guilt, disorientation, a loss of purpose, a feeling of numbness may be part of your experience. As a counsellor who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, I bring a compassionate heart, a nonjudgmental approach and a warm environment where you can safely explore the feelings and thoughts that face you. Getting the support you need can make a huge difference.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Vancouver, BC.

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

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