Grief Counselling in North Vancouver

Get Out From Under Heavy & Unrelenting Grief

Grief is something everyone experiences, but that no one should go through alone. Whether you’re grieving a loved one, a job, a relationship, or any other type of change, we can help you get unstuck and create a path to true healing.

Because Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds

Although grief is natural, for many people, grieving is not. Some people process their grief and, in time, they begin to heal. But for many of us, that’s simply not the case. Understandably, we’d rather avoid than sit with our pain.

If you’ve tried to push through, drown out, or distract yourself from your grief, you know that it only adds to the feeling of imbalance. It might even leave you feeling worse, by pairing grief with stress, anxiety, depression, health problems, relationship issues, or even career and financial struggles.

When this happens, grief begins to overtake daily, healthy life. It spirals into negative, ruminating thoughts. It leads to self-blame, criticism, and sometimes even thoughts of suicide or self-harm. It takes away your spark. It makes the pain worse. And, no matter how much you talk about it or try to force yourself to move on, it keeps you stuck.

But, you’re not alone. And you can still come back from your heavy, unrelenting grief. With an approach to grief counselling that combines brain training and traditional counseling, we’ll help you move through your grief more easily and give you tools to resolve it for yourself.

I saw Nicklas recently because I needed someone to help me work through the loss (or maybe it’s more a misplacement) of a friendship I feel strongly about. I’d been nervous prior to our session, but I needn’t have worried; Nicklas put me instantly at ease. Not only did Nicklas offer me a fresh perspective, she did it in a way that enabled me to forgive (both my friend and myself) and see the whole situation with a new degree of understanding and compassion. I felt listened to, understood, and comforted. It was exactly what I needed.

Lili D.

Therapy, Techniques & Tools To Get You Unstuck

I know what it means to be stuck in grief. To feel like it will never release you. I know what it’s like to think you’ve moved on, only to experience a backslide or go through something new that re-triggers you. I also know the frustration of feeling like no amount of talking, happy hours with friends, or yoga classes will ever be enough.

That’s why, when supporting my clients through grief, I go beyond talk therapy. I use and teach strategies like meditation, hypnosis, neurofeedback, and counselling to reset the central nervous system and balance the brain. This interdisciplinary approach to grief counselling allows my clients to move through the stages of grief more easily, and finally take steps forward.


Hypnotherapy helps reprogram unconscious thought and behaviour patterns that keep you stuck in grief.


With practice, neurofeedback trains the brain to become more flexible, resilient, and open to mindfulness.


In counselling, we explore your experiences and provide you with much-needed coping strategies.

Nicklas Ehrlich, North Vancouver Counsellor

Nicklas Ehrlich (MSW, RSW, RCC) is the president and founder of Vital Synergy Mind Fitness in North Vancouver. 

She’s been helping clients transform their lives and overcome their obstacles for over 40 years. Her mission is to empower others to become more resilient, live as their optimal selves, and make lasting change in their lives.

Book a complimentary consultation to learn how Nicklas can put her years of experience to work for you.


No. This is a common misconception, but you can rest easy knowing it’s completely untrue. In reality, when you’re in a hypnotic state, you are actually in a hyper-attentive, conscious, and relaxed state— and you’re in full control of yourself. You’re capable of ignoring your hypnotist, and you can absolutely decide whether or not to explore what your hypnotist is suggesting.

Your initial, free consultation will be a telephone appointment. Following that, you can choose between telephone, virtual, or in-person appointments at our clinic in North Vancouver.

It’s recommended to first book a free 15-minute consultation to chat with Nicklas and figure out if you’re a good fit to work together. 

After, you will be provided an opportunity to book your first 60-min appointment at a discounted rate of $150 + GST. 

Additional appointments vary by appointment type: 

  • 60-minute counselling, coaching, or hypnotherapy sessions cost $175 + GST.
  • 45-minute neurofeedback appointments cost $125 + GST
  • 75-minute appointments that combine neurofeedback with hypnotherapy or counselling cost $205 + GST

Packages are available to reduce the cost of individual sessions. 

If you have an extended health insurance plan you may be able to use your benefits to cover part or all of your appointment cost. Plans can vary, so please check if your policy provides coverage for counselling services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) or a Registered Social Worker (RSW). If you do, you can be reimbursed for your appointment cost through your insurance company at the rate that is detailed in your plan.

Take The First Step To Healing

When grief is allowed to happen—when you move through it the way you need to, with support and without getting stuck—the sadness finally eases and life returns to a happier state. When you’re ready to take the first step, schedule your complimentary consultation call. Together, we’ll go from there.