Welcome to the Center for Loss & Life Transition

Led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, we are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them. Perhaps someone you love has died, or you want to help a grieving friend or family member. Or maybe you are a professional or volunteer grief caregiver. Either way, we are here to offer resources and understanding. We invite you to explore our website and call us at (970) 226-6050 if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting. We hope to meet you in person one day.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

About Dr. Alan Wolfelt


Our director, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He founded the Center for Loss in 1984 to offer education and support both to grievers and bereavement caregivers. Well respected for his inspiring teaching ability, Dr. Wolfelt is a past recipient of the Association for Death Education Death Educator Award. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people. 



Learn more about our four-day educational seminars for bereavement caregivers, taught by Dr. Wolfelt


Explore Dr. Wolfelt’s books and other materials on grief and loss.

Grief Basics

Learn about the fundamentals of grief and mourning.

I'm Grieving

Although grief is painful, it is also normal and necessary. Love and grief go hand-in-hand.

Trainings with Dr. Wolfelt

Come learn how to “companion” people in grief from renowned educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt.

Hear Dr. Wolfelt Speak

Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief and loss all across North America. Check our calendar for upcoming events.


Dr. Wolfelt has written dozens of books on many aspects of grief and loss. Browse our bookstore!

Recent News

Out of Order

Out of Order

Dr. Wolfelt's article "Out of Order" was published in the May 2024 edition of the Director magazine. It is available here.

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