"People who have experienced the loss of a loved one are looking to reclaim their lives. They sometimes need a specialist to help them find hope and establish their new normal.
 
I help the bereaved understand grief as an important part of finding themselves again. I show clients how they can use the pain and tears as a catalyst into a healthy, hope-filled future."
Meet Clair Jantzen
Grief & Loss Counselor, Educator, Author.
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Reflections from clients & workshop participants...
  • Degree in Clinical Counselling

  • Advanced training with the Grief Recovery Institute

  • Over 30 years experience counseling those who have suffered a loss

  • 20 years as a grief counselor, celebrant and funeral director at Springfield Funeral Home

  • Author, “Tears in a Bottle – Stories of Life and Loss”

  • Author, “Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents, the Value of the Funeral and Viewing”

  • Guest Lecturer, Okanagan College, UBCO (Gerontology, Social Work, Nursing) and other private colleges.

  • Instructor for the Canadian College of Funeral Services “The Psychology of Death, Dying and Disposition"

  • Grief Support Group Facilitator

  • Instructor for Interior Alzheimer Society, Interior Health, BC Cancer Agency and other businesses and groups.

Your loss has changed things but you are not broken and you do not need to be fixed. Counseling helps us understand and navigate grief, giving us hope as we discover life after loss.
  • Crime Victims Assistance Program Approved Therapist

  • GreenShield Approved Therapist

  • Great West Life Approved Therapist

  • Registered with ICBC

  • WorkSafe BC Approved Therapist

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Other areas of expertise & services
Clair Jantzen offers support and therapy on issues such as grief and loss issues, depression, and suicide. Often, these issues spill over into other areas of our lives, including our relationships. Clair is also equipped to support improvements in marriage and family connections.

Seminar topics include:

  • Anticipatory Grief

  • Reframing Disappointment as a Loss Event

  • Bereavement Grief

  • Support Group Facilitator Training (3-day event)

  • Complicated Grief

  • Coping with the Holidays

  • Companioning the Bereaved

  • Myths Surrounding Grief

 
Testimonials
Reflections from clients & workshop participants...

I attended the workshop and found it very motivating. My Dad passed in 2014 after many years with dementia. There were many things I could personally relate with. I want to volunteer someday with people with dementia and to help their families, and I knew the information would be really helpful as, in many ways, you are slowly losing someone, experiencing anticipatory grief. Your workshop helped me understand how I can respond in the most loving and helpful ways.  – D.H.