Grief Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Luciana R. C. Daghum
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Loss of health; adaptation to medical treatments and therapies; family conflict; separation and divorce; migration-related challenges (cultural and or geographical transitions - arriving and leaving); loss of employment; and career/educational transitions.
* Please e-mail prior to arrange an information phone call * I have maintained and deepened my passion for working with children and assisting families since I began counselling in 2000. I strive to facilitate the personal growth and healing in a non-directive way, in a manner that is empathetic, warm, and accepting. I see children as an essential component of a healthy family dynamic and strive to help them through their problems, anxieties, fears, and uncertainties by way of play, art, and sandplay therapy techniques.
Loss of health; adaptation to medical treatments and therapies; family conflict; separation and divorce; migration-related challenges (cultural and or geographical transitions - arriving and leaving); loss of employment; and career/educational transitions.
* Please e-mail prior to arrange an information phone call * I have maintained and deepened my passion for working with children and assisting families since I began counselling in 2000. I strive to facilitate the personal growth and healing in a non-directive way, in a manner that is empathetic, warm, and accepting. I see children as an essential component of a healthy family dynamic and strive to help them through their problems, anxieties, fears, and uncertainties by way of play, art, and sandplay therapy techniques.
(855) 936-8877 View (855) 936-8877
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Room of One's Own (ROO)
Counsellor, RCC, MC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Hiu is experienced in working from an Intersectionality-focused lens with predominantly people of the Global Majority with different neurotypes who identify as queer and have ongoing relationships with grief. Trained in Somatic Attachment and Feminist Narrative Therapy, Hiu privileges a person’s survival story and relationships to their agency, emotions, boundaries, and people. Hiu takes on a co-researcher role in therapy sessions with deconstructive conversations, insightful and possibly challenging questions, curiosity, and a commitment to naming the oppressive systems and dominant narratives at work.
Hiu is experienced in working from an Intersectionality-focused lens with predominantly people of the Global Majority with different neurotypes who identify as queer and have ongoing relationships with grief. Trained in Somatic Attachment and Feminist Narrative Therapy, Hiu privileges a person’s survival story and relationships to their agency, emotions, boundaries, and people. Hiu takes on a co-researcher role in therapy sessions with deconstructive conversations, insightful and possibly challenging questions, curiosity, and a commitment to naming the oppressive systems and dominant narratives at work.
(778) 864-5931 View (778) 864-5931
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Samuel Romero Expressive Arts Therapy
Art Therapist, ExAT
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, personal and relational issues can be difficult to verbally communicate. I believe the body and imagination offer other ways to help express and self-understand. Expressive Arts Therapy is an experiential mode of therapy which means one is invited to journey through their inner world and discover other ways of seeing oneself. I work with images, movement, story, music, mindfulness, and free play to support one’s process. I work with you to gather forms and ideas from which the interplay of the Arts help to reveal ways one can understand and integrate ailments of body, heart, mind and soul.
Grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, personal and relational issues can be difficult to verbally communicate. I believe the body and imagination offer other ways to help express and self-understand. Expressive Arts Therapy is an experiential mode of therapy which means one is invited to journey through their inner world and discover other ways of seeing oneself. I work with images, movement, story, music, mindfulness, and free play to support one’s process. I work with you to gather forms and ideas from which the interplay of the Arts help to reveal ways one can understand and integrate ailments of body, heart, mind and soul.
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Natasha Virani
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Are you wanting to find your light, be more at peace, connect and/or feel okay? Have you recently experienced a pregnancy and/or infant loss? Are you trying to get pregnant and struggling with infertility? Then you are at the right place. I want you to know that you are not broken, messed up, alone or whatever other script you have running in your mind. Perhaps you are looking for a little guidance or help to see a new perspective or recognize the patterns that are no longer serving you.
Are you wanting to find your light, be more at peace, connect and/or feel okay? Have you recently experienced a pregnancy and/or infant loss? Are you trying to get pregnant and struggling with infertility? Then you are at the right place. I want you to know that you are not broken, messed up, alone or whatever other script you have running in your mind. Perhaps you are looking for a little guidance or help to see a new perspective or recognize the patterns that are no longer serving you.
(778) 400-1595 View (778) 400-1595
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Thomas Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
If you are dealing with loss, relationship challenges, anxiety or depression, I know what those feel like. We can work together to help you live the life you want to live. I welcome folks of all backgrounds and identities. I bring a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to counselling.
If you are dealing with loss, relationship challenges, anxiety or depression, I know what those feel like. We can work together to help you live the life you want to live. I welcome folks of all backgrounds and identities. I bring a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to counselling.
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Lexie Morgan
Counsellor, RCC , CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5K
My approach is characterized by warmth, authenticity, and compassion; with a goal of fostering a relaxed environment where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement. I aim to offer empathy, support, and a touch of humour throughout the counselling process. I have over ten years of experience in the field of mental health and social services (worked in the public mental health system, as grief & loss counsellor at a hospice, and provided crisis & suicide prevention support). In addition to working in the field of mental health, I have an extensive background in hospitality and tourism management.
My approach is characterized by warmth, authenticity, and compassion; with a goal of fostering a relaxed environment where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement. I aim to offer empathy, support, and a touch of humour throughout the counselling process. I have over ten years of experience in the field of mental health and social services (worked in the public mental health system, as grief & loss counsellor at a hospice, and provided crisis & suicide prevention support). In addition to working in the field of mental health, I have an extensive background in hospitality and tourism management.
(587) 801-7350 View (587) 801-7350
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Katrina Kaiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I specialize in the treatment of trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting support, and attachment wounds unique to those who have been adopted. Most people have experienced challenges in their life and it is normal to feel stuck, lost, or confused as a result of what we have experienced. People have the resources and inner wisdom to heal and by working together we can integrate those painful experiences so they do not remain in the present causing emotional pain and disturbance.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting support, and attachment wounds unique to those who have been adopted. Most people have experienced challenges in their life and it is normal to feel stuck, lost, or confused as a result of what we have experienced. People have the resources and inner wisdom to heal and by working together we can integrate those painful experiences so they do not remain in the present causing emotional pain and disturbance.
(778) 650-4755 View (778) 650-4755
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Sandra Stephanson
Counsellor, RTCc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
They are creative collaborations to support you in your self-understanding to heal with the challenges of change, stress, anxiety, aging, trauma, grief, loss, love and life mysteries.
Therapy could be the key to open your compassionate process of accepting yourself and expanding your mental and heartfelt capacities. Moving at your pace and preference, we explore and identify your emotional, mental and relationship patterns that may seem bewildering or intense now, but with an open and patient perspective, I give you the space to validate, reframe and shift those patterns that no longer serve you. Ultimately, your willingness to meet any challenge or aspiration is a profound act of self-reflection rooted in courage that ripples out into how you live, relate and create in the world.
They are creative collaborations to support you in your self-understanding to heal with the challenges of change, stress, anxiety, aging, trauma, grief, loss, love and life mysteries.
Therapy could be the key to open your compassionate process of accepting yourself and expanding your mental and heartfelt capacities. Moving at your pace and preference, we explore and identify your emotional, mental and relationship patterns that may seem bewildering or intense now, but with an open and patient perspective, I give you the space to validate, reframe and shift those patterns that no longer serve you. Ultimately, your willingness to meet any challenge or aspiration is a profound act of self-reflection rooted in courage that ripples out into how you live, relate and create in the world.
(782) 828-7104 View (782) 828-7104
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Amelia Bradaric
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Grief and trauma are embodied experiences.
I help my clients in the process of grief, trauma, life transitions and burnout. By integrating modalities such as Mindfulness, DBT, Somatic therapy and Internal Family Systems we are able to look at all aspects of the human experience. We can explore the impact these experiences have in your day-to-day life and the big picture. We will create an individualized and well-balanced approach to therapy by focusing on how you've been impacted, and develop tools and resources to support you in moving forward.
Grief and trauma are embodied experiences.
I help my clients in the process of grief, trauma, life transitions and burnout. By integrating modalities such as Mindfulness, DBT, Somatic therapy and Internal Family Systems we are able to look at all aspects of the human experience. We can explore the impact these experiences have in your day-to-day life and the big picture. We will create an individualized and well-balanced approach to therapy by focusing on how you've been impacted, and develop tools and resources to support you in moving forward.
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Sacha van Eeten
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
The past few years have been particularly difficult for everyone and I firmly believe in taking care of our emotional and mental health. As a Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years experience working with folks struggling with traumatic stress, substance misuse, mood disorders (anxiety/depression/PPA-PPD), grief, work related stress/compassion fatigue, parenting & family struggles, I can support you with making the changes you need and want to make. I provide individual, relationship & family therapy in person and virtually.
The past few years have been particularly difficult for everyone and I firmly believe in taking care of our emotional and mental health. As a Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years experience working with folks struggling with traumatic stress, substance misuse, mood disorders (anxiety/depression/PPA-PPD), grief, work related stress/compassion fatigue, parenting & family struggles, I can support you with making the changes you need and want to make. I provide individual, relationship & family therapy in person and virtually.
(604) 373-0322 View (604) 373-0322
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Janet Norris
MEd, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
The most common issues that my clients have brought to counselling include: trying to manage their symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression, struggling with grief, loss or life transitions, dealing with relationship, family or cultural problems and conflicts, and looking for help with career exploration and clarifying life goals.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by life transitions, losses, crises or relationship challenges? Finding that anxiety is becoming unmanageable in your life? Perhaps trying to find meaningful life goals and make changes?In my counselling work I am passionate about connecting and working with people using a "person- centred" approach, which involves listening and focusing on understanding and respecting the perspective and experience of my clients. I will use a collaborative approach to work with you to gain clarity, understanding and solutions that will support positive growth and change in your life.
The most common issues that my clients have brought to counselling include: trying to manage their symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression, struggling with grief, loss or life transitions, dealing with relationship, family or cultural problems and conflicts, and looking for help with career exploration and clarifying life goals.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by life transitions, losses, crises or relationship challenges? Finding that anxiety is becoming unmanageable in your life? Perhaps trying to find meaningful life goals and make changes?In my counselling work I am passionate about connecting and working with people using a "person- centred" approach, which involves listening and focusing on understanding and respecting the perspective and experience of my clients. I will use a collaborative approach to work with you to gain clarity, understanding and solutions that will support positive growth and change in your life.
(604) 670-4319 View (604) 670-4319
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Alyssa Marina Gonzalez
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Hello and a warm welcome to you! I am a Registered Clinical counsellor passionate about supporting individuals of all backgrounds through life's challenges. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents, providing support in areas such as anxiety, depression/mood concerns, grief, trauma, relationship challenges, stress management, self-esteem, and identity exploration.
Hello and a warm welcome to you! I am a Registered Clinical counsellor passionate about supporting individuals of all backgrounds through life's challenges. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents, providing support in areas such as anxiety, depression/mood concerns, grief, trauma, relationship challenges, stress management, self-esteem, and identity exploration.
(647) 692-0532 View (647) 692-0532
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Adriana Leone
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Feeling lost and uncertain? You are not alone. I am here to walk you through grief, life changes, and challenging emotions. I provide compassionate listening and help you find a way through difficult and unsettling feelings, whether that be anxiety, grief or depression. I use a trauma and culturally-informed approach together with CBT, DBT, and Existential approaches. However my main focus is honouring each client's strengths and unique life story.
Feeling lost and uncertain? You are not alone. I am here to walk you through grief, life changes, and challenging emotions. I provide compassionate listening and help you find a way through difficult and unsettling feelings, whether that be anxiety, grief or depression. I use a trauma and culturally-informed approach together with CBT, DBT, and Existential approaches. However my main focus is honouring each client's strengths and unique life story.
(548) 490-7555 View (548) 490-7555
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Min Chi (Violet) Chen
Counsellor, RCC, MCP-AT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V  (Online Only)
I support people struggling with various challenges, including PTSD, multiple mental health diagnoses, complex grief, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, addiction, violence, stress, relationship issues, etc.
Dear clients, I am sending you my warmest greetings as you take this incredible step of showing up for yourself here. Life could be unbearable and confusing at times. I believe that the complexity of life is sometimes beyond words, but never beyond love and the desire to connect with ourselves. It is my hope to meet you and honor your life stories with compassion, love, and a true desire to listen. I look forward to going on this amazing journey with you, one in which we explore the peace, love, and light within you through developing practical ways of healing that suit you the most.
I support people struggling with various challenges, including PTSD, multiple mental health diagnoses, complex grief, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, addiction, violence, stress, relationship issues, etc.
Dear clients, I am sending you my warmest greetings as you take this incredible step of showing up for yourself here. Life could be unbearable and confusing at times. I believe that the complexity of life is sometimes beyond words, but never beyond love and the desire to connect with ourselves. It is my hope to meet you and honor your life stories with compassion, love, and a true desire to listen. I look forward to going on this amazing journey with you, one in which we explore the peace, love, and light within you through developing practical ways of healing that suit you the most.
(807) 790-9670 View (807) 790-9670
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Myriame Lyons Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N
By cultivating a sense of togetherness, our team works with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, burnout, trauma, and life transitions.
By cultivating a sense of togetherness, our team works with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, burnout, trauma, and life transitions.
(204) 813-9743 View (204) 813-9743
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Christy Lowey
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
My particular areas of interest include helping clients navigate grief and loss, managing anxiety, addressing ADHD-related challenges, exploring and processing emotions, healing from trauma, including medical trauma, and providing the necessary support to foster resilience and growth.
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
My particular areas of interest include helping clients navigate grief and loss, managing anxiety, addressing ADHD-related challenges, exploring and processing emotions, healing from trauma, including medical trauma, and providing the necessary support to foster resilience and growth.
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
(778) 652-9238 View (778) 652-9238
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Geborgen Therapy & Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V
I have specialized training in perinatal/ reproductive mental health (infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy/ postpartum well-being, parenting) and grief and loss (e.
Welcome! Therapy is a place to learn about yourself, your relationships, and how past experiences have impacted you. Are you constantly feeling worried and overwhelmed? Do you feel sad and overcome by negative thoughts? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Are you grieving a loss? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? I work with clients who are struggling with common life challenges and transitions and want to learn ways to cope, manage their stress, and feel better. My goal is to create a space where you can talk about how you are doing without feeling judged and feel empowered on your own journey of healing.
I have specialized training in perinatal/ reproductive mental health (infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy/ postpartum well-being, parenting) and grief and loss (e.
Welcome! Therapy is a place to learn about yourself, your relationships, and how past experiences have impacted you. Are you constantly feeling worried and overwhelmed? Do you feel sad and overcome by negative thoughts? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Are you grieving a loss? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? I work with clients who are struggling with common life challenges and transitions and want to learn ways to cope, manage their stress, and feel better. My goal is to create a space where you can talk about how you are doing without feeling judged and feel empowered on your own journey of healing.
(579) 500-0753 View (579) 500-0753
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Simma Bakare - Kids Children Teens Youth
Counsellor, MA, CPP
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Specializations: performance based anxiety, ADHD, executive function, learning differences, grief, trauma, culture, identity, depression and more.
We hold a delicate balance of so many dynamics, as we face the challenges of life circumstances. I used a mixed methods approach to support the process it takes to get you, your child, to their version of "there".
Specializations: performance based anxiety, ADHD, executive function, learning differences, grief, trauma, culture, identity, depression and more.
We hold a delicate balance of so many dynamics, as we face the challenges of life circumstances. I used a mixed methods approach to support the process it takes to get you, your child, to their version of "there".
(226) 406-4996 View (226) 406-4996
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Amy Rappaport
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I work with people experiencing a variety of life transitions and life struggles. A stressful life event, life change, or a recent loss can make it feel like your bottom has fallen out from under you. Cumulative stress, chronic worry or low mood may be interfering with your ability to live a fulfilling, meaningful life. I work with people to build safety, increase self-understanding, process painful feelings, expand coping and facilitate adjustment. I bring a diverse background of clinical experience working in Cancer Care, mental health, and trauma recovery.
Welcome! I work with people experiencing a variety of life transitions and life struggles. A stressful life event, life change, or a recent loss can make it feel like your bottom has fallen out from under you. Cumulative stress, chronic worry or low mood may be interfering with your ability to live a fulfilling, meaningful life. I work with people to build safety, increase self-understanding, process painful feelings, expand coping and facilitate adjustment. I bring a diverse background of clinical experience working in Cancer Care, mental health, and trauma recovery.
(873) 502-3153 View (873) 502-3153
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Kate James
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
I am an expressive arts therapist because when words in therapy are not enough, creative self-expression (through visual arts, movement, music, writing and drama) can allow us to speak things we don't have the words to say. My hope as a therapist is to provide a gentle space where you can express yourself creatively, uniquely, and holistically. My work often appeals to people who have experienced deep grief or loss, trauma, or complex life transitions. I have worked with many children (& families), youth, adults, and the elderly processing abuse, anxiety, parental struggles, depression, divorce, immigration, identity & disability.
I am an expressive arts therapist because when words in therapy are not enough, creative self-expression (through visual arts, movement, music, writing and drama) can allow us to speak things we don't have the words to say. My hope as a therapist is to provide a gentle space where you can express yourself creatively, uniquely, and holistically. My work often appeals to people who have experienced deep grief or loss, trauma, or complex life transitions. I have worked with many children (& families), youth, adults, and the elderly processing abuse, anxiety, parental struggles, depression, divorce, immigration, identity & disability.
(672) 202-3402 View (672) 202-3402

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Grief Counsellors

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.