Grief and Loss Counselling in Vancouver, BC.

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


Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Grief Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

#2 - 42 West 13th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1V6 | 604 720 7093

Grief and loss does occur anytime we experience the loss of someone or something that we love and identify with. Although it can be normal to grieve, there can come a time when someone may feel stuck in this grief process and then they dicsover they need some help in looking at the situation differently. I can help a client identify their feelings and help them move forward through surrender and acceptance. If there is unfinished business with this person or situation, I would help my client resolve this problem though forgiveness. The ultimate purpose would be to be able to move forward in a constructive and loving manner, leaving behind all grievances and guilt.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Grief Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors #1992

, V8B 0J8, Vancouver, V6K 2J8 |

Loss may comee in many forms. The most obvious is relationship loss. A partner, spouse, relative or friend whos is not lomger with us can be an incredibly intense experience. Even someone who has moved away can leavchments to their e a void that may be difficult to fill. Other types of loses include that of ones pet. Many individuals form strong to their pets and this loss can be devistating. Grief is a naturel process that promotes healing. If grief persists for too long then it may dominate a persons ability to return to normal functioning

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1750 East 10th Avenue, Suite 505, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5K4 | 604-785-4853

Most of us will grieve at some point in our lives. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, an unborn child, a marriage or relationship, a career, a friendship, or a pet, there are all kinds of losses that can be felt deeply and affect our ability to cope with daily life and show up in our relationships with others. I work with clients to help them give voice to their grief, develop coping strategies for getting through this difficult time, tend to the very real emotional pain, and gain strength to create a path forward in a way that honours their loss.

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Andrew Herfst, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

938 Howe Street, Suite 908, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1N9 | 604-362-0770

We all deal with loss in our lives, whether through injury, death, or life transitions. However, everyone’s grieving process is unique. I work with you to absorb what has happened, to make sense of the experience, and to explore what it means for you to move ahead. Because loss is a stressful experience, I help you take steps to stay as healthy as possible during the process, in the domains of family, work, and life.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

7243 10th Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 2R7 | 16045055345

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.

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Sarah Levine, JD, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2H1 | 604 620 2030

Grief does not look the same from one person to another, even if the grief is for the same loss. Sometimes grief presents as anger or withdrawal and does not look like "sadness". Sometimes grief is more intense a year or years after the loss. If you have experienced any kind of loss and are feeling distress or dysfunction, counselling can help. However you have experienced grief or are experiencing it, we can help with those feelings or experiences. I do not impose any idea of what grief "should look like" on my clients; but I am here to sit with you in a dark period of time.

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor/EMDR 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.

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1231 Pacific Boulevard, #460, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 0E2 | 778-302-3187

Grieving the loss of family, friendship, or even freedom you once felt before the pandemic, before you transitioned, or before you came out is valid and worthy of thoughtful care. Likewise, bereavement for a loved one requires highly personalized therapy. I offer a creative, client-centred, and narrative therapy-inspired approach to grief counselling.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T3 | 604-998-4688

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.

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)
Grief Counsellor

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)

Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor

West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 1B7 | 778-990-0823

Without a doubt, losing someone in your life is THE most painful experience we can have. I know. I've experienced loss myself. I also know how those around us want us to 'get over' the loss as soon as possible because they care about us, but also because people just don't know how to cope with loss in the lives of others. It feels awkward to them. We can feel it. But we just can't get back to 'normal' when our lives have been shattered. It takes time, and often lots of it. And, as you know, there's no 'getting over' loss; it simply becomes a part of the fabric of who we are. But, in time, we can move forward to re-engage fully in our lives. Let me help you do exactly that.

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Behnaz Khatam, MA, RCC, CCC

MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian certified Counsellor

Hommer, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6L5 | (604)720-3037

Grief is a very personal experience and as your therapist, I follow your lead and hold your pain of now. As difficult as your emotions may seem, they are a true expression of where you are right now. In our work together, I will help you recognize and learn from them and taking the steps to deal with them. Most importantly, I want to help you to see how normal your grief thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are.

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 604-807-3900

Though every experience of loss is personal and unique, there are maps to help us navigate this painful process. Sometimes present grief is complicated by past losses that have re-surfaced and this can make dealing with it alone especially difficult. As an experienced and knowledgeable counsellor in the area of Loss and Grief, I can support you in not feeling overwhelmed. I am there as a compassionate listener and witness, as well as a guide, as your heart heals and you are able to celebrate life again.

Danielle Buchanan, MCP, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Danielle Buchanan, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B7 | 778-840-7743

In my experience with grief I found therapy to be the most healing way to work through it. I am currently working online with individuals and also leading online grief and loss groups. Grief is unique and everyone experiences grief differently. It is important in session that you feel safe and creating that safety is extremely important to me. We explore your grief at your pace.

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.

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.

Tracy Kuiper, M.Sc., M.C., C.C.C.
Grief Counselor

Tracy Kuiper, M.Sc., M.C., C.C.C.

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Losing someone, or something, that you care about is painful- and no two people deal with it in the same way. My approach is to allow you a safe place to express the full range of your emotions and to assist you in your journey of healing. It is my hope that you will come to value what you may have gained from this significant person or experience, not what you have lost.

Emma Smith, MACP, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Emma Smith, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-1128 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1G5 | 778-917-7720

There are times in our lives when we experience grief and loss. Each experience of grief and loss can look and feel different. If you wonder if your grief and loss is normal, whether you can move on with life, or find it hard to do daily tasks, I encourage you to contact me. Some of the benefits of connecting with me for support for grief and loss are: • Increased understanding of how your grief and loss impacts you • Tools for navigating grief and loss • Learning to forgive yourself and others • Increased self-compassion • A safe place to explore complicated feelings You don’t have to be alone in your grief and loss. A safe, non-judgmental space where you are heard and have permission to grieve can help you move and sort through the often...(view profile to read more)

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

206/217 - 1118 Homer St., Vancouver (Yaletown), British Columbia V6B 6L5 | 604-763-5340

Loss is a normal yet profound event in everyone's life. It can be expected or sudden and devastating. Either way it often leaves us feeling as though our world has been forever changed and we find ourselves feeling lonely, lost, angry, sad, shocked or confused. Sometimes others, our fast paced society, or we ourselves expect us to move on quickly and deny or forget it. But grief has it's own story and it needs to be told. Therapy can help you sort out the many facets of your grief and offer resources and strategies to help you cope. Grief changes us and challenges us to find new meaning in our lives when we give it the honor and respect it is due.

Mary Ann Pelzer, MA, RCC, FOT
Grief Counsellor

Mary Ann Pelzer, MA, RCC, FOT

Registered Clinical Counsellor

14895 Beachview Ave, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 1N8 |

Recovering from a painful loss is always difficult. Most people do not realize or understand how far-reaching a process it is. It can encompass all areas of your life and always take much longer and hurt much more, than you ever imagined! While grief is usually associated with the loss of someone you loved, it can also be the loss of other major aspects of your life as well. A loss of a job or career can be devastating, as can the loss of one's healtho or our meaning in life. I can help by walking with you on this journey. So you are not feeling so lost. Help you understand the reasons why you're stuck and together find ways to carve out a new path for you so you can move forward again!

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, 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.

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.

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,
Grief Counsellor

Joseph Eliezer, RP, RPC MPCC-S,

Registered Psychotherapist, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counseling, Supervisor

#28 -1089 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1E5 | (604) 739-3010

You've probably heard that grief and loss are inescapable. But no one could have prepared you for how hard your loss would be. At times, suffering can feel endless and you may think no one else could understand you. All of these thoughts are normal. But none of them mean you have no options. Together, we will put words to your loss. We will work through your difficult thoughts and emotions so you can transform loss into something life-giving, nurturing and meaningful. Loss is indeed part of life. Letting a therapist support you during these difficult times is a strong, life-affirming step forward. Call Joseph today for your free telephone consultation. Let’s begin the healing together.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1H2 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#501 - 1587 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1T5 | 604.603.8941

Grief and loss leave us feeling distressed and destabilized. Whether your loss is through a break-up, death, or transition, grief can feel constant and heavy. I provide a supportive environment in which to reflect on the impact of your loss, and make sense of what this means for you - your sense of self, and your future. Whether it is the early days of your loss and you are looking for support to anchor you, or you have been struggling with this loss for months or years, we can work together to reconstruct meaning in your life.

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.
Grief Counsellor

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist 1850

1061 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4 | 604-468-7300

Have you lost a loved one through death? Are you separating or divorcing a partner? Are your children grown and leaving the nest? Are you retiring from a career you loved? Did you experience a less than desired childhood? You may experience a roller coaster of different emotions during the grieving process. Grief is a natural reaction to any kind of loss. Phone 604-468-7300 and let me help you find meaning again after your loss.



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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