Grief and Loss Counselling in Vancouver, BC.

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


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.

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.

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.

Grant McMahon, MC, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Grant McMahon, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

2233 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3H9 | 778-865-4908

Losses are an inevitable and often difficult part of life. Sometimes we are faced with the loss of a spouse, family, a friend, or a beloved pet. At other times the loss might be of a job, a sought-after career opportunity, or an important life goal. You might be dealing with one of these types losses. Are you struggling with the changes it brings and the feelings that are coming up in you? Timely and effective counselling can be very helpful in supporting you to adapt to these changes happening inside of you and in your life.

Tiffani Van Buckley, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Tiffani Van Buckley, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3223 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3M6 | 778-995-0242

Tiffani will help you understand the grief process, making sense of your experience and eventually reduce feelings of pain and heartache. Tiffani fosters a safe and healing space to express and experience feelings of all kinds without judgement. The sooner one engages in their grief work, the sooner they can begin participating in their life and experience positive feelings again.

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.

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.

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

#200-1497 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B8 | 604-922-0808

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.

Sally Halliday, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Sally Halliday, RCC, CCC

Sally Halliday, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Suite 616-402 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T6 | 604-862-9178

Feeling the loss of someone you love through separation, illness or death can be a very intense experience. And yet it's also very normal and human. Grieving is a way of honoring what we miss, whether it's a relationship or the loss of a dream. Whether we meet face to face or in a group, I will support you to experience your own unique way of grieving, as a way to move toward acceptance with renewed hope..

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.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Grief Counselor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3195 Granvilles Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3K2 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bring to Balance and Art For Change Online, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Bring to Balance and Art For Change Online, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellors (and Art Therapists)

Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2G5 | (604) 706-2549

Grief and loss can be some of the most devastating of Life's experiences. We offer an empathetic and compassionate space for you to express what you are going through. Slowly and gently, and let's journey down this path together using Mindfulness techniques and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We may encourage aspects of your own spirituality or faith (if applicable), to support and comfort you.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, BA, MEd
Grief Counselor

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, BA, MEd

Available for Online Therapy

My approach when working with grief and loss is to honour the relationship with your lost loved one. We have this idea that when someone dies that we are not supposed to talk about them anymore as if they never existed and that you are supposed to mourn and move on. I do not believe that is helpful. Instead, I believe there is a way to grieve that honours the person who no longer walks the earth and keeps the relationship alive. Death is the end of their physical presence but not their influence on your life.

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.

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

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.



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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