Bereavement can be an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. As a certified grief educator and end-of-life specialist, I am trained to provide peer support while addressing the myriad emotions and expressions of grief. In one on one grief support, we meet on Zoom for individualized sessions. Arrive exactly as you are and I will provide healing presence and support as we attend to the six needs of grieving (as developed by David Kessler): To have your pain witnessed, To express your feelings, To release the burden of guilt, To be free of old wounds, To integrate the pain and the love, and To find meaning in life after loss.
It is never too late to address a loss, and no grief is too big or too small to warrant exploration and integration. One on one grief support is an accessible alternative mental health service which can be done independently of, or as a complement to, your existing mental health practices. Good Grief holds space for any type of loss; specific areas of experience include chronic illness diagnosis, disability, parent loss, pregnancy loss, pet loss, death by suicide, death by overdose, newly bereaved, and loss due to Covid-19.
Let’s talk logistics for the biggest events and transitions of your Lifetime!
Good Grief can consult on ritual and event planning, memorials, and building bridges with deceased loved ones through creativity and bespoke grief integrations. Together we’ll reflect on your values, beliefs, and wishes to come up with a plan that is uniquely YOU.
Whether you’d like to incorporate your Dead Dad into your wedding ceremony or are seeking guidance for anticipatory grief, navigating a season of loss or wrapping up affairs, allow the experience to suck a little bit less with companionship, resourcing, and consultation from your End-of-Life specialist friend Kat.
Do you need to downsize? Have you inherited more than you can handle? Whether you’re packing your bags for your final destination (often referred to as Swedish Death Cleaning or “döstädning”), or addressing the belongings of the deceased, you deserve a helping hand who understands.
We’ll explore systems of sustainable organization and consider your current needs. We may collaborate on a legacy project or artful gifting process, finding opportunities to part with personal objects as an extended celebration of life! Together we’ll honor earthly belongings and find ways to leave a lighter footprint.
Death cleaning (pre-need service) and grief cleaning (after a loved ones death) are available starting at $75/hr.
The Good Grief Doula can also be your Last Wish Bitch™, providing emotional support, music curation, and gentle companionship at the end of life. It is an honor to provide respite for caregivers and tend to the non-medical needs of the dying. Allow yourself a discreet extra set of eyes and ears at the bedside, with the flexibility to run errands and provide comforting presence for your constellation of loved ones.
ReHAHAbilitation is a workshop for humans who want to experience catharsis, creativity, and comedic relief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through gently guided games and the practice of play, music-making, and storytelling, participants will connect with their inner experiences and explore expressive therapies for mental fitness and post traumatic growth. Together, we’ll transform our personal narratives, strengthen neuroplasticity, and find healing through supportive, laughter-filled community. No musical, comedy, performance, or group therapy experience required!Join the wait list for next ReHAHAbilitation
Circle is a co-created safe and sacred space where we can practice bearing witness to ourselves and others. This healing experience allows us to feel heard and held as we honor some of the Big Emotions we face when we are caregiving or confronting our own mortality.Join the wait list for the next Good Grief Circle
Death Cafes are amazing, FREE, near-daily events where you are welcome to discuss death in community with others. Check out upcoming Death Cafes from around the world here.
Americans are notorious for being a death-phobic society but that is changing. Many of us are out here spreading Death Positivity - and you can too! Allow Good Grief to provide resources and education so that death becomes less of a rumor and more of an empowered action. Reach out to schedule a Good Grief presentation for your organization, and learn more on our blog or Instagram.
I’m kinda awesome, but if I’m not capable of providing you with the support you require, I’d be happy to refer you to someone else. To schedule a free consultation, please reach out.