The death of someone we love is a deeply painful and lonely experience.

Although death is inevitable in life, it is a human experience we can never truly prepare for. Whether your loved one died as a result of a long-term illness, a short-term illness, or suddenly, please understand that your feelings are normal and natural. Your relationship with your loved one was unique; therefore, your grief is unique. Comparing your grief to that of others only minimizes your feelings and isolates you in your pain.

Grief is the normal reaction to loss.

You may be experiencing some or all of the following common symptoms of grief:

  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating
  • Changes in routine
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Waves of emotion
  • Physical and/or emotional exhaustion
  • Reduced energy or motivation
  • Physical and/or emotional isolation
  • Excessive worry or panic
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Frequent crying
  • Overuse of alcohol, drugs, or other substances

We have the tools to help you heal and move beyond the pain.

We are a team of warm and compassionate psychologists who specialize in grief counselling. Our healing approach is heart-centred, emotionally-focused, and action-oriented. We utilize highly-structured methodologies that will equip you with the emotional and intellectual tools to complete the pain caused by your loss and empower you to move forward in your life.

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Action is the antidote to fear.

Fear is a normal and natural feeling after loss. Our fear can paralyze us in our suffering if we don’t take action to heal our hearts. We encourage you to step through your fear and take new action today.

Begin your healing journey with us.

It is never too soon to heal your heart. Contact us at 780-288-8011 or email us at to book your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

“If you are reading this because someone close to you has died, I am deeply and sincerely sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling right now. I wish things were different for you. I won’t tell you I know how you feel, because I don’t. I just remember how agonizing and crushing it felt when my dad died. I felt incredibly scared, alone, and ill-equipped. When I took the courageous actions of seeking help and taking ownership of my suffering, a beautiful transformation occurred in my life. I feel happiness. I feel joy. I feel whole again. It is our mission at The Grief & Trauma Healing Centre to share the very same tools that healed our hearts after loss, with you. It is our privilege to walk next to you on your healing journey. We look forward to working with you.”

– Ashley Mielke, Founder & Director

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