Finding a Grief Counselor

Below are resources we have found are often helpful when searching for a grief counselor.

National and International Resources:

  • The Association for Death Education and Counseling has a database of members and certified grief counselors. Some of their members may not provide direct care, but they may still be able to refer you to grief counselors in their region or area.
  • Local Hospices or Funeral Homes: Often your local hospice or funeral home will have information about what bereavement services are available near you. They may even be able to offer you services such as support groups and counseling through their organization.

Local Resources:

  • Our “Companion” Database: We have a growing referral list of individuals who have graduated from our training courses and earned the Death and Grief Studies Certification. Some of the graduates may not provide direct care, but they may still be able to refer you to grief counselors in their region or area. You can search our “companion” database below. Please feel free to call us at (970) 226-6050 for any questions.
  • Community Grief Center: For mourners in the Northern Colorado area, we recommend contacting Community Grief Center at (970) 506-4114 or They provide services for children, teenagers, and adults, as well as facilitate support groups.
  • Grief Support of the Rockies: For mourners in the Northern Colorado area, we also recommend contacting Grief Support of the Rockies at (970) 235-2076 or They offer individual and family grief support as well as support groups, presentations, and roundtable discussions on a variety of grief topics.
  • 3Hopeful Hearts: For mourners in the Northern Colorado area who have experienced the loss of a child, we recommend contacting 3Hopeful Hearts at or calling (970)430-6136. They offer free grief companionship as well as support groups services and hold events in the community.
  • Judi’s House: For child mourners in the Denver Metro and Northern Colorado area. we recommend contacting Judi’s House at (720)941-0331 or They provide grief support services to grieving children, as well as school outreach and training.
  • The HeartLight Center: For mourners in the Denver Metro area, we recommend contacting the HeartLight Center at  (720)748-9908 or They offer education programs for professionals and volunteer caregivers in our community.

At this time, Dr. Wolfelt is unable to see new counseling clients. However, we are here to assist you in getting the support that will help you in your grief journey. We know that sometimes there’s no substitute for a human voice when you have questions. Feel free to contact us at (970) 226-6050. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mountain time, Monday through Friday.

Companion Database

First NameLast NameCredentialsLocationPhoneEmailPhone Counseling?SpecialtyOther Information
AmandaMahoneyM.A.Northern Colorado970-235-2076Grief Support of the Rockies
AmaralisRodriguezRN, CCN, MSNVega Alta, Puerto Rico (PR) and Amaralis.rodriguez@lifelinkfound.orgYessudden death, brain death patients, after care with  families post organ donation
AngelaHamblen-KellyLCSWMemphis, Tennessee (TN)(901) 861-5656Angela.Kelly@BMHCC.orgNoBaptist Trinity Hospice Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief, offer a children's grief camp and a camp for teens
Anita M.PlannMaster of Professional Counseling; Licensed Mental Health CounselorNorthern New York; Southern Ontario and Quebec518 483-4923 (H)  518 353-4387 (C)aplann@hotmail.comYesAll mental health concerns; specializing in Grief and Loss and Trauma WorkI provide highly individualized care and am well versed in working with all ages, in all areas of mental health counseling. I also provide integrated care for those who suffer from mental health and addiction issues. I use a variety of modalities with a strength based and holistic approach. I believe it is vitally important to treat the whole person. By doing this deeper work, people don’t just enter remission but transition into a meaningful recovery for life. I work on a sliding fee scale; offer convenient daytime, evening and weekend hours and also provide consulting to local programs.
AnnRoederMSWCrystal, Minnesota (MN)(414) and grief Companion, Caregiver Support
AnnDaglePeer Support, Registered Yoga TeacherEast Lyme, Connecticut (CT)860-625-5280ann@brianshealinghearts.orgYessuicide grief, child lossThe Brian Dagle Foundation supports those grieving from any loss of a loved one. Payment donation based.
AzucenaTresslerMasters, Pastoral CounselingStarr county, Texas (TX); Chicago, Illinois (IL) 60605(312) 371-7461mamtressler@gmail.comYesgrief counseling, career counseling
BarbaraHarrison CondonM. Div. from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Certificate in Death and Grief StudiesBoise, Idaho (ID)208-270-1658barbarajhc@gmail.comYes. Or Skype. Loss from death, Pet loss, Divorce, Other losses from life transitions.
BarbaraKirchnerSauk Rapids, Minnesota; St. Cloud, Minnesota (MN)(320) 393-8463peaceful-moments@hotmail.comNogroup presentations, support groupsI do NOT do counseling. I offer a one-on-one "Fireside Chat" for women in the winter (this is not counseling, but instead a listening ear).

I offer a one-on-one "Serenity Nature Walk for Women" during the nice weather months (as above, this is not counseling).
BethHewettPh.D., CTForest Hill, Maryland (MD)443-904-6424beth@goodwordsforgrieving.comYesbereaved parents, grief and lossI coach the bereaved as well as train facilitators. Skype available.
BetsyLangMSW, LICSW, CTMassachusetts (MA); Maine (ME); New Hampshire (NH) (781) 462-8899betsylang@comcast.netNodeath & dying, illness, depression, anxiety, life transitionsMost insurances accepted
Early morning, Late Evening and Weekend appointments available
BeverlyHagenM.Ed, MPSRed Deer, Alberta (AB); Bentley, Alberta (AB); Ponoka, Alberta (AB), Canada(403) 304-5595bevhagen@hotmail.comNoprivate home practice, see
BlaineAllanBA, MdivEdmonton, Alberta, Canada(780) 700-4407blainer@telus.netYes (780) 466-4929
Brian's Healing Hearts Center for Hope and HealingNiantic, Connecticut (CT)860-451-8354ann@brianshealinghearts.orgGrief support programs in child loss, loss of a spouse/partner, suicide loss, general loss and
individual grief support all using the companioning model.
BridgetPettitMS, LIMHPNorth Platte, Nebraska (NE)308-534-6029bridget@r2hs.comNoMental Health Counseling
BunnySalomonsouthern Palm Beach county, Florida (incl Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton) (FL)(561) 638-0908bunny47232@aol.comNogrief and loss of any typephone # is for the Association for Community Counseling. People should leave a message and she will return the call.
Camp ComfortMount Evans Home Health & HospiceEvergreen, Colorado (CO)(303) 674-6400summer grief camps for
CarolPatonDeath and Grief Studies Certification 2015, Certified Grief Counselor with AIHCPSt. Petersburg, Florida (FL)619-993-2952 (cell) 727-347-6636 (work) (personal) (work)YesGroup and private grief support work Answered the call to grief work after the death of our son and fully believe that there can be Grace in Grief, Peace in Pain and Hope in Healing.
CerinaCunninghamBSN, RNArriba, Colorado (CO)765-341-6914cemcunni@gmail.comYes
ChristineCracknellSt. Joseph county, Indiana; Elkhart county, Indiana; Marshall county, Indiana (IN)574-304-7193christine.cracknell@heartlandhospice.comNohospice bereavement
ChristineMillerBurlington & Oakville, Ontario Canada416-659-9390crjm@bell.netYesBereavement SupportSpousal, Sibling & Parental - Individual or Small Group Support
ColeenEllisCT, CPLPIndiana (IN)(317) 966-0096Coleen@ThePetLossCenter.comYespet loss
Community Grief CenterGreeley, Colorado(970) 506-4114
CrystalGerlockMasters of Social WorkPueblo, Colorado (CO)719-542-0032, Ext. 1071crystal.gerlock@socohospice.orgYesBereavement CounselingAlso provide group support
DanaRussoBSW, Certified Grief Care Provider, Certified Spiritual DirectorNorthside of Indianapolis, IN (or Central Indiana)(317) 804-4045dana@hope-rises.comYesgrief and loss; life transitions; spiritual
DarRichardsonFort Wayne, Indiana (IN)(260) 625-6749drichardson29@comcast.comYesgrief and loss, job loss, relationship and marital issues, relocation, empty nestI do not work with children. I facilitate two bereavement support groups and guest lecture in our local colleges -nursing classes, crisis intervention and grief and loss classes, as well as third year medical students at Indiana/Purdue Fort Wayne campus.
DariaLesleaMA, LPN, RYT/CYTDenver Metro area, Colorado (CO)(303) Yesgrief anf loss, yoga for grief, trauma sensitive yogacertified in compassionate bereavement care for traumatic loss
DarrenDresslerMdiv, MA, CTAirdrie, Alberta (including Calgary and area), Canada403-912-9013pastor@airdrielutheran.comYesFacilitating grief support groups, one-on-one grief support, presentations, workshops
DavidLevinM.S., LPC, NBCCHLancaster and surrounding counties, Pennsylvania (PA)717 581-5255 ext. 237 d.levin@bhclanc.comNoacute stress and anxiety, traumatic grief, griefavailable for training and group work on-site
DavidMossLCSWSan Diego, California (CA)619-750-5333davidbrianmoss@gmail.comYesBereavement/Loss/TraumaOffice Locations: 3636 Fourth Ave. Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92103; 9930 Cars Mountain Rd. Suite #C, San Diego, CA 92129
DavidShoemakerSeattle Fishermen's Memorial Grief CoordinatorSeattle, Washington (WA) PNW425-941-3878dc.shoemaker@comcast.netYesGrief Companion For Bereaved Individuals40 years Commerical Fisheries, "Paying It Forward"
DebPrevostDeath & Grief Studies Certificate and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Sidney, Montana (MT)406-433-2389daprevost1@yahoo.comNo
DebGoughnourRNWilmington, North Carolina (NC); New Hanover and surrounding counties(910) 233-8906debgoughnour@icloud.comYesGrief and Wellness CoachBecause grief and wellness are relative, as a RN I help my clients walk through their journey of grief, but emphasis is also placed on health and wellness through this process. I am also a AHA CPR Instructor, Heart Health Educator and Guest Speaker.
DebNealLogan County, Colorado; Morgan County, Colorado; Washington County, Colorado (CO)(970) 526-7901pastordeb4@yahoo.comYesHospice of the Plains, chaplain family services
DebMaicachDeath & Grief Studies CertificateNorth Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas (TX)214-679-7460mckinneydeb@mac.comYesPet Loss
DebraFitzgeraldLPC/MHSPMemphis, Tennessee (TN)901-489-9921djfitzgerald99@gmail.comYesgrief/loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disordersAdults only, no adolescents
DelindaGrindleLCSWRockford, Illinois (IL)1-779-368-0060dgrindle@kpcounseling.comYesDirector of Grief Services and Grief CounselorI partnered with Fitzgerald’s Funeral Home and Crematory in 2011, assisting in the development of their Soulprints Aftercare program, and providing grief support at their location a day and a half during the week. My philosophy in counseling is “companioning individuals in their healing journeys.”
DeniseMeine-GrahamDeath & Grief Studies CertificateColumbus, Ohio (OH)614-530-8064franklincountylossteam@gmail.comYesSuicide GriefDenise is a survivor of her 19 year old son's suicide. She leads the Franklin County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivor non-profit organization.
DeniseColeM.Div, LMFTMadison, Wisconsin (WI), serving southern Wisconsin(608) 274-0355denisejcoleslo@gmail.comSome phone support, minimallyGeneralist in Psychotherapypractice: Madison Psychiatric Associates
EdwardShawMD, MAWinston Salem, North Carolina (NC)336-716-1034eshaw@wakehealth.edugrief/loss counselor for patients/families dealing with dementia
EdwardMeltonChicago, Illinois (IL)(847) 863-1149melton.ppp@comcast.netNo
EileenCorbettRRP, CCRCMississauga, Ontario (ON); Oakville, Ontario (ON); Etobicoke, Ontario (ON)(905) 785-7670embcorbett@gmail.comYesgeneral loss, other life transitionsCertified Rehabilitation Counselor and Registered Rehabilitation Professional. Some evening and alternate Saturday appointments are available.
EllenSwedbergRetired PHN - current facilitator of bereavement classesShawano, Wisconsin (WI)725 526 2631. Cell 715 853 9409ellenswedberg@gmail.comYes10,000 population with 3,000 Native Americans's to the north
Gregory DeNealLPC (licensed professional counselor), MAGTS(master of arts in general theological studies)St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri (MO)636-447-0100 (business # for Kaleo Counseling Services)gdeneal@kaleosl.comYesGrief, anxiety, depression
HarryHuffM.Div., B.Ed., BA Ontario (ON), Canada (Owen Sound & Vicinity)(519) 372-1084hhuff1084@rogers.comYesGrief Counseling
HeatherBousadaMSW, RSWOttawa, Ontario- Canada613-799-3338hebs@rogers.comYesSocial Work- Palliative Care at The Ottawa HospitalAnd my own private practice: Grief Counselling Ottawa (
JackieSecadespsychologistCosta Rica(506) 8899-9625jackie@semltd.comYessuicide lossbilingual English/Spanish
JaneHeustisRN, BSN, CPLCsouthern Indiana (IN)(317) 435-6650jsheustis@sbcglobal.netNoperinatal and neonatal lossworking part time at National Favulty for Resolve Thru Sharing as well as Pediatric Home Care Company
JaneDuganMS Community Counseling, CTFremont, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska (NE)(402) 720-6435jane.dugan@gmail.comNogrief, depression and anxiety, trauma, ADHD
JanelleBreese BiagioniRPCCanada(250) 815-2962janelle@janellebb.comYesloss resulting from catastrohpic injury; general lossCommunity Program Director at Cridge Brain Injury Services (; author of "Life Losses: Healing for a Broken Heart" (
JaniceSteinbachLPCNorth Denver, Boulder, Brighton, Longmont, Colorado (CO)(303) 521-7235janicesteinbachlpc@gmail.comYes in COgrief and traumaThought Field Therapy Practitioner
JanineYoderMAEllensburg, Washington; Cle Elum, Washington; Easton, Washington; Kittitas, Washington; Roslyn, Washington; Thorp, Washington; Vantage, Washington (WA)(509) 899-1467j.yoder@hospice-friends.orgYesgrief support groups, end of life hospiceI am employed by Hospice Friends. We are a network of friends, family, volunteers and staff dedicated to easing the end of life process. We provide peace, comfort and care to the elderly and anyone facing life-threatening illness in Kittitas County.

We are a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving our county.
JannaRocheMdivWilliamsburg, Virginia (VA)(757) 2914-2788jannaroche@cox.netNoadult/senior citizensaffiliated with Bucktrout Funeral Home
JarodWilliamsMA, LPC, NCC, RBTMy counseling office is located in Lone Tree, Colorado (CO). Relationship Institute of the Rockies.303-792-5686 x3jwilliams@relationshipinstitute.orgMental Health Counseling for Adults, Teens and Families in the areas of Grief and Loss, Anger, Depression, Anxiety and Relational Strife.Counseling services are self-pay. Insurance-ready documents can be provided upon request.
JessicaHughesRegistered Therapeutic Counsellor & Holistic Health CoachKelowna, British Columbia (B.C.) Canada250-878-22764jlhughes@gmail.comYesGrief & loss, life transitions, self esteem and healthy lifestylewebsite –
JessicaKuhnM.A.Northern Colorado970-235-2076Grief Support of the Rockies
JillChiesaB.A. in English, minor in Psychology, Bereavement Coordinator for Covenant Care HospiceStanislaus/Merced counties, California (CA)209-664-2550Jrchiesa@covenantcareathome.comYesall grief/types of losses
JohnRushtonBA, STBStony Plain, Alberta (AB); Spruce Grove, Alberta (AB), Canada(780) 963-3117jerush@shaw.caYes20 miles west of Edmonton, Alberta (AB). Individual counseling and small support groups
JoyBishopLSCSWTopeka, Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Manhattan, Kansas (KS)(785) 249-9316Joybishop74@gmail.comNogrief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression
JudithRussell-KuglerRN, CTsouthwest Denver, Morrison, Colorado (CO)(303) 697-8765Judithkugler@msn.comYes, e-mail firstadult loss of any kindin Mexico for several months during winter, use FaceTime and Skype to be in touch with mourners
JudyBuckinghamNacogdoches, Texas (TX)936-569-6160judy.p.buckingham@gmail.comYesgrief support groups; loss of child
JuleBrieseBA, certificate in conflict resolution and negotiationVancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)(250) 752-4996tranquil.shores@telus.netYesadoption related loss, grief and lossPresent healing workshops on loss and grief
JulieRigginsLMSW, CADCEverett, Washington (WA)425-422-5981jrriggins_99_99@yahoo.comYesHospice / Grief and Loss / Changes in health status / Re framing and accepting changeDrug and Alcohol challenges, Aging (our own as well as family members / physical and mental challenges)
KarenMittetBellingham, Washington (WA) (Service area is close to the larger cities of Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA)360-224-6882luminescencegrief@yahoo.comYesName of Practice: LUMINESCENCE Creative Grief Support;
This is my personal practice of Grief Companioning offered with a creative component if this meets the needs of the client. As well as Dr. Wolfelt’s Certification, I am also certifying this Winter as a Creative Grief Support Practitioner and a Narrative Therapy Coach.
KarenHalldorsonBAEdmonton, Alberta (AB) Canada(780) 454-5911info@abortionrecovery.caNoabortion lossThe Abortion Recovery Centre is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is dedicated to providing comfort, healing and hope to women who have had an abortion in their past. We are compassionate, non-judgmental and safe. For women who have had an abortion and are experiencing difficult emotional reactions these disturbances can seem like they are “going crazy”. We offer a companioning model of grief counselling, walking alongside you becoming familiar with your abortion story.
KathieMcGillMS, NCC, LMHPOmaha, Nebraska (NE)402-850-6905mcgillkathleen@yahoo.comYesCounselor- children, families. Grief support.
KathrynStangCertified Grief CompanionCold Springs or Central Minnesota (MN) or kathy@wennerfuneralhome.comYesAssistance and support in the areas death or any type of loss
KathyCarrollRN, BSN, CTIndiana (IN)(317) 445 5541Kathy.l.carroll@hotmail.comYesinfant loss
KathySparninsBA, Spiritual Director Certification, Grief EducatorWoodland Park, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Teller County,
Colorado (CO)
(719) 659-0447kathy.sparnins@voicesofgrief.orgYesgrief and lossI am a grief educator, not a therapist.
KathyMcGatlinM.Ed., Deaf Education; M.Ed., Counseling; National Board Certified Teacher-School Counselor (NBCT-SC)Renton, Washington (WA)206-550-4283 (c); 425-255-4269 (h)kmmcgatlin@msn.comYes
KatieSwalleyLiberal Arts Degree, Fontbonne University, 2008; Master GardenerMemphis, Tennessee (TN)901-826-2171katietheweedlady@gmail.comYesDouble Homicide Survivor, 1987Hoping to begin Co-facilitating grief support group soon
KenichiroHashizumeMA in Holistic Health Education, Funeral CelebrantTokyo Metropolitan Area, group, individual grief support for general loss & suicide loss
KimberleeBowMA, LPC, R-DTM, CT, RYT200Denver, Colorado; Englewood, Colorado; Centennial, Colorado; Lone Tree, Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Cherry Hills, Colorado (CO)(303) 730-1401kim@wholeheartsfamilycenter.comNochildren and families, general grief
LarryBakkeGreen County, Wisconsin (WI)(608) 325-9506lbakke49@gmail.comNoAs a catholic priest I focus on spiritual direction and support for people who are grieving and mourning. I am not a counselor.
LarryBarberLPC-S, CTDallas-Fort Worth, Texas; north Texas (TX)(972) 960-9981lbarber@christian-works.orgNogrief & loss, trauma, life transitionscounseling services provided on a sliding fee scale
LauraLarsonLCSWSan Jose, California (CA)408-559-5600larsonll@sutterhealth.orgI work at Hospice of the Valley, a division of Sutter Care at Home, in San Jose, California. I am a grief counselor. I work with all types of grief and loss and specialize in child loss. I work with adults but Hospice of the Valley also has a counselor trained in the companioning model who works with children.Currently all bereavement services at Hospice of the Valley are free for people in the community.
LaurieTaylorCT, MA, MedDallas-Fort Worth, Texas (TX)(214) 452-3105hope@mygriefandloss.orgNoindividual and group counseling, SAM's Place groups for pre-k to teens and their familiesGrief & Loss Center of North Texas, all services offered at no charge. We would be honored to walk alongside you as you grieve the death of a loved one. Our core values are unconditional acceptance, understanding, confidentiality, compassion and hope. Please contact us if we can be of service.
LeighCollinsRochester, New York (NY)585-329-4625leigh.collins@rochester.rr.comYesPet LossCompanioining Only, no official counseling credentials
LindaFehrmannLPC, NCCSt Louis, Missouri; St Charles, Missouri (MO)(314) 853-7925lindafehrmann36@gmail.comYessurviviors of suicide, bereaved parents
LindaLehman-MurphyGolden, Colorado; Evergreen, Colorado; Lakewood, Colorado (CO)(720) 323-8596linda_lehmanmurphy@msn.comNocompanioniong only, no official counseling credentials other than D&Gcertified Lifecycle Celebrant, semi-retired
LindaSovdiFort McMurray, Alberta (AB), Canada780-743-8605 #2griefandloss@someothersolutions.caYesLoss pertaining to death, Hospice and Palliative.I am an advocate with Victim Services Unit (VSU) and have been for the last 14 years.  VSU assists the R.C.M.P. – Federal Police on any calls they may attend.  I’ve received extensive training with them and therefore have access to many of the resources within our region and can direct individuals to the correct resources.  I am also crisis line trained and work on the lines on a regular basis as a requirement of my job. 
LindaCoughlin BrooksRN BSN CTDenver Metro area, Colorado (CO)(720) 560-0940lcoughlin@griefandgrowth.comYesGrief counseling, loss of a child, or any loved one, Suicide, major life transitions, epilepsy deaths.Linda has practiced nursing for 43 years, worked in Thanatology for the past 10 years in a private counseling practice. Linda offers care for individuals and family systems struggling with grief, loss and life transition.
Lisa A.ColaianniNorthern Virginia (VA) (also DC and suburban Maryland) (MD)(703) 641-0100lisa@wrtc.orgNoDOES NOT DO COUNSELINGprovide resources. Organization offers widowhood support group and seminars on sudden death, Hope for the Holidays
LizaApperB.A. Theology; M.A. Pastoral Care and CounselingFresno, California (CA)559-977-3548lizaosb@aol.comYesSpirituality and the grief journey
LoriMorrisonLansing, Michigan (MI)517-256-8603morri.lori@comcast.netYesGrieving Children K thru high school
LoriTaylor-MorganNorthern California (CA)(530) 566-1883ltaylor513@hotmail.comYesteens, adults, sudden death, suicide loss, illnessI offer an on-going monthly support group, 2nd Wed. evening of every month. Call for location. I'm on Facebook too: 'Compassionate Grief Companioning' page.
Lori-AnnHuotAlberta, Canada(780)998-5595 ext. 225angelwhispers@familiesfirstsociety.caYesProviding hope & healing to families devastated by the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDS and death up to 1 year of ageWe send care packages internationally including information on coping after the loss of a baby. Website -
MarcMarkellPh.D., CTMinneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (MN)612-226-9395mamarkell@stcloudstate.eduYeschildren and grief, people with disabilities and grief
MarcoVegasPueblo, Colorado (CO)(719) 557-5207 (Work); (719) 994-2045 (Cell)marco (Work) ; (Personal)YesChaplaincy, Certificate in Grief and DeathOngoing support groups throughout the year.
MargaretPilonOrlando, Florida (FL)732-610-8771margaretsplace@hotmail.comYesPregnancy and Infant Loss; Suicide & Drug Related CausesI am a Peer Companion for the TEARS Foundation and serve families across the US and Bahamas.
MarianneHartmanBSWGrand Prairie, Alberta (AB) Canada(780), loss in generalI do not charge for my services as working in an acute care hospital the lines can become blurred and I do not want to have conflicts.
Marilyn J.BallIndian Wells Valley, California (CA)(760) 608-0992marilynball1@hotmail.comNofree community service for those dealing with loss through death
MarkLuceroLMHCSeattle and Whidbey Island Washington (WA)(360) 320-1898WeMakeThePath@gmail.comYesGrief and LossI also offer Skype counseling and outdoor counseling see my website at and
MaryKaufmannMA in Theology, Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Retreats as a Spiritual Director and Life Coach. Board Certification in Chaplaincy, 2000 hours of supervised pastoral counseling.Cedar Rapids, Iowa (IA) or Eastern Iowa319-431-8764marykaufmann@msn.comYesI have a spiritual direction practice (interfaith ministry) and work as a chaplain in Palliative Care for Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. I am facilitating bereavement support groups for Mercy.
Mary ElizabethAllenMS, NACC, OTRMadison, Wisconsin (WI)(608) 332-5939Metainternationalone@gmail.comYesall ages grief and loss, complicated loss, terminal diagnosis counseling, counseling for children with special needsspiritual or ecumenical client background
Mary JaneThomaschurch ministryElkridge, Maryland; Arbutus, Maryland (MD)(410) 564-2395MaryJane@staugustinechurch.orgYestwo six-week support groups per year, also does individual counseling, has a lending library of resources
Mary LeeFelderRP. , CT.,MSc through the Association for Death Education and Training (ADEC) and Life After Loss Transition SpecialistSouthwestern Ontario , Office just outside of London Ontario Canada519-246-1555 and 519-246-1997maryleefelder@gmail.comNoWorking with adults dealing with life loss and transition issues surrounding grief and change in private practice by scheduled appointment.
Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (RP), MSc. in Bereavement Studies, Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Ireland, 2015. BA in Thanatology, (2010, Western University) and Death Studies Certification with Dr. Alan Wolfelt (2010). Post grad certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies, with distinction, University of Western Ontario (2009). Individual or group appointments as required.
Work as a Program Manager at an Ontario Hospice. Available to also deal with anticipatory grief in families and individuals dealing with a terminal diagnosis.
MaureenThebergeRegistered PsychologistCalgary, Alberta (AB), Canada587-216-1818thebergecounselling@gmail.comNoGrief, loss, and other life transitions (i.e. new baby, divorce, separation, empty nest, retirement, aging, etc.), anxiety, depression, relationship concernsCounselling from a Christian perspective if desired. 
MaxineRussellMA, MS, GS-S, CSCR, CUCRNorth Hollywood, Encino, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Mission Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, California (CA)(818) 378-2072RussellBliss21@aol.comYesgrief counseling, therapy for homicide survivors, pet therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, school trauma
MegEifrigLCPCChicago, Illinois 60626 (IL) (Oak Brook, Illinois 60543)773-558-9380megeifrig@grieftherapycenter.comNoAdoption, Parent Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Grief GroupsIn addition to my own private practice, I also work at the Center for Grief Recovery in Chicago.
MerrillReeseBS Psychology, MA Counseling, PhD Counselor Education and SupervisionHampton Roads, Virginia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Portsmouth, Virginia; Chesapeake, Virginia (VA)(757) 646-7982mtreese7@gmail.comYesgrief and loss, PTSD, trauma, sexual trauma, dissociation
MichaelRussoM.A., LMHCACentral Indiana (IN)N/Amichaelrusso21@gmail.comN/ASchema Therapy, Grief & Loss
MichaelKeithB.A., M.DivStony Plain, AB Canada (Edmonton, AB metro area)780-963-2416keith@st-matthew.comYes
MichaelO'HearnM.Ed, M.Div, ELCA PastorHavre, Montana (MT)(406) 265-0165mjohearn@msn.comNohospice and elder care, grief and loss, suicide loss, complicated mourningI have been an ELCA Lutheran Pastor for 21 years and a Hospice chaplain for 11 years. I am currently serving as a pastor in two ELCA congregations and one Episcopal church. Any counseling I do has been to congregational and community persons as needed. I also have led grief support groups.
MJTucciMdiv, MeduBurlington, North Carolina (NC)(336) 532-7216mj@hospiceac.comYesadult grief counseling, adult pet loss counseling
MonaTrembathMetro Denver, Colorado (CO)720-290-5903monatrembath@gmail.comYesCompanion persons suffering loss and stress due to sudden/violent death; persons experiencing the death of a child and hospice transitions.
Nan & GaryZastrowMinnesota (MN)(statewide); Wisconsin (WI) (statewide)(715) 845-4159nanwings1@gmail.comNosuicide and general grief supportWings A Grief, 1993 nonprofit org focusing on support groups, seminars, and presentations
NancyDunnRN, CTLouisiana (LA) (statewide); Mississippi (MS)(statewide)(662) 934-0860Nancy@LMHPCO.orgNoeducational support
NancyDietschM.Div., PhD, Certified Educator, ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education), Diplomate, Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Board Certified Chaplain, National Assoc of VA Chaplains (NAVAC)Nashville, Tennesse (TN)858-345-0915 (Cell)
615-225-3833 (office)
ndietsch@msn.comYesPTSD, Moral Injury, Sexual Trauma, Grief and Loss
Nancy VekvedDr. Wolfelts Trainings also some trainings with  Missfoundation.orgLynden and Bellingham areas- Whatcom County; Washington (WA)360-483-8948sweetpeascarrot@live.comYesSmall group facilitator for support  for parents who have suffered  a loss of a child any age- Also grief companioning sessions. I also manage a Facebook page  in our community for grief support.  Community activist for Bereavement support.
NeilFolksBA, MS, Chaplain Law EnforcementNorthwest Colorado (CO)(970) 326-8726neilfolks@wildblue.netYes
PatriciaMentzerM.Ed, special educationgreater Mason, Michigan (incl Leslie, Holt, Stockbridge, Okemos, East Lansing, Lansing) (MI)(517) 676-4232pat_mentzer@yahoo.comNosupport groups for parents who have lost a child, adult siblings may be included; support groups for widow(er)ssupport groups held at First UMC of Mason, MI
PattiAuchDeath & Grief Studies Certification, LPN, BS in Health Administration and have worked in grief support for over 8 years.Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD)W-605-978-6068 C-605-214-3903 patti@dakotasight.orgYesPhone support, after care for families post tissue donation, Spiritual and Grief Companion.
PattyReisCertificate in Death and Grief Studies; TAPS Mentor; Grief & Trauma Counseling Training - Dr. H. Norman WrightBakersfield, California (CA)661-203-4817pattyjreis@gmail.comYes, and texting.Multiple child loss, traumatic loss, homicide loss, military stateside loss, bereaved mothers, reconnecting with HOPE "I lead 2 grief groups; one is ore-screened, open ended, just for mothers who have lost young adult children.
The other is pre-screened, closed ended, Catholic based, using a video series to guide discussions. "
PaulCroteauOrdained Roman Catholic Deacon, B.Th.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada780-667-9953pdcroteau@xplornet.caYesSpirituality, Ceremony, Parent LossIndividual help and grief support groups
PennyHullPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (PA)(484) 443-8731penny540@comcast.netNoHelps run grief groups at Peter's Place
Raymond G.CoffmanBCCCobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties, Georgia (GA)(470) 732-3780raymond.coffman@wellstar.orgNogrief support group 6x/year. Open to adults and free of charge
RebeccaDaumPSW, ThanadoulaDundas, Ontario (ON); Hamilton, Ontario (ON); Burlington, Ontario (ON); Oakville, Ontario (ON); Mississauga, Ontario (ON); Toronto, Ontario (ON)(905) Nodeath and grief, life transitions, end of life counsellingalternate email: "I am happy to see clients in their own homes.
Initial session is 90mins, each additional session is 60mins
Session rates are flexible based on individual needs"
Rev. David J.SparksB.A.; M.Div.Delaware302-632-0029davidjsparks@mac.comYesMilitary Loss; Suicide Loss; Pastoral Counsel; Spiritual Guide48 years as pastor; 38 Air Force Chaplain
RitaBiggerstaffLicensed Professional Counselor; Certified Grief CounselorPenrose/Canon City, Colorado (CO)(719) 429-3160crita4joe@aol.comYes, at the regular hourly fee.Teens, adults, familiesFee: $75.00 per session. Each session is one hour.
RobbieGrahamDeath & Grief Studies CertificateColumbus, Ohio (OH)614-530-8064robbie@franklincountyloss.orgYesSuicide Bereavement
RobinCowherdFT, MPAHampton Roads, Virginia (VA)(757) 406-4362Robincowherd@cox.netYes 757-423-7006adult loss (spouse, child, sibling)Faith-based background. Worked for 17 years with families of deceased organ and tissue donors.
RosieLahrmanBachelor of Science with Certification in GerontologyFort Wayne, Indiana (IN)260-402-5155rosie.lahrman@gmail.comYesFacilitator for Newly Bereaved Support Group @ The Community Grief Center
SallyWilsonR.N., BA Gerontology (Currently completing Masters of Science in Thanatology) Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada519-397-3797 then 1, then ext. 2903swilson@ckha.on.caYesGeriatric Mental Health, Grief/mourning companioning for older adultsGrief/Mourning support can only be offered to those age 65 or older, with special consideration given on an individual basis. Ie: must still be an older adult but younger than 65, only if no other supports can be obtained from other agencies in Chatham-Kent. I provide in home service, or in office, whichever individuals prefer. Individual and group sessions are available. I will be offering a support group in 09/2017 for spouse/partners of those who have dementia for the grief and loss associated with the diagnosis/progression of dementia/Alzheimer disease.
SandyAyreBScOT, certified yoga instructorEdmonton, Alberta (AB) Canada(780) 916-2417sandy@yogaforgriefsupport.comNoI use yoga and meditation as supportive modality to help people who are grieving. This is a very body centered and contemplative approach, with educational elements.
ScarlettChengChaplainGreater Toronto area, Ontario (ON)(416) 609-2422scarlettcheng@rogers.comNpadult loss, perinatal loss, palliative carespeaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin
SharonHighbergerSDTopeka, Kansas (KS)(785) 633-7764sharonhighb2@icloud.comYesdepression, addiction history, ACOAAs I am a Chaplain and Spiritual Director, clients may appreciate the spiritual dimension addressed in processing grief.
SharonSprolesGCCRoanoke, Virginia; Daleville, Virginia (VA)(540) 992-4805Sharonkva@comcast.netNogeneral grief counrselingWork with RADER and Lotz Funeral Homes. Only offer individual counseling, not couples counseling. Will make referrals to licensed counselors. Certified by the AAOGC.
ShelleySimonLCSWFairfax, Newkirk, Ponca, & Hominy, Oklahoma (OK)(918) 642-3100socialworkerok@gmail.comNogrief and loss, trauma, EMDR, and women's issuesset up an appointment through Fairfax Medical Clinics
Sheri-LeeLangloisBA, B.Ed, M.EdAlberta, Canada(780) 460-1814Solaceforyou@shaw.caYesgrief educationI do some short-term counselling in emergent situations or in special circumstances (while waiting to see a psychotherapist), but my expertise is in educating large or small groups about bereavement, complicated mourning, adolescent grief processes, reconciliation, etc.
SheryllShepardhospice chaplainSpokane, Washington (WA)(509) 448-8110Sheryllann3@aol.comYesgeneral loss, suicide loss
Sister Mary AnnCirilloOPCanton, Oklahoma (OK) 73754(580) 886-3413whiteearth@pldi.netNoreligious-based counselingReflexology and infant massage
SoniaPaynterBermuda1-441-238-3392scpaynter@northrock.bmAddictions; grief and life transitions, abusesAvailable for skype
StaceyJohnsonLBSWNorth Alabama (AL)(256) 891-7724sjohnson@hospicemc.orgYesDirector of Camp HOPE for children and families; services provided through Hospice of Marshall County at no charge
Suicide Resource CenterFort Collins, Colorado (CO)(970) 482-2209grief support
SusanWolterstorffBA, BS, MSEdMinnesota (MN)(218) 310-8821susanwolterstorff@mac.comYesloss of a spouse or partner, loss of parent (adult), adults diagnosed with a chronic; I am also a certified coach and can incorporate health and wellness practices into the sessions, when appropriate or desired by client
SuzanneBayerMichigan & Ohio734-657-3716suzannejbayer@gmail.comYesTraining and Support for Adults Teaching and Working With Young ChildrenI have a website created to support teachers and caregivers who must nurture grieving children.
TammySperrDeath & Grief Studies Graduate; NAMI Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Trained; Am. Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Training Program: Facilitating a Suicide Bereavement Support Group; And Local Area Grief Support Group Training.Eden Prairie/Burnsville/Surrounding areas, Minnesota (MN)952-393-9463tsperr@comcast.netYes, phone support.Suicide is my special interest, but have facilitated all areas of Grief.I am more then willing to meet in person to offer support or just to talk, and/or phone support or email! Whatever works!
TaraTuckerMD FRCPC, training in CBT, Logotherapy, and Companioning modelOttawa, Ontario (ON), CanadaPh: 613-422-6641; Fax: 613-421-7493Info@taratuckermd4grief.caNoGRIEF, loss, Life Transition
TerryCovertMA Counseling, MA TheologyEastern Colorado (CO)(970) 357-4552preacher@plainstel.comYesgrief and biblical counseling
TerryIrishD. Min., BCCLA County/Basin & California’s Inland Empire (CA)Cell: 626.629.9363 City of Hope National Medical Center direct line: 626.218.5781tirish@coh.orgYesChaplain – Pediatrics & Medical/Oncology @ City of Hope
Ø Since 2014, Co-Facilitating/Companioning the bereaved at City of Hope through BSGs for parents, adults who have lost other significant adults in their lives – all grieving the loss of a loved one or close friend from cancer-related diseases [2014-2017]
Ø 1990-2001, provided Community BSGs for those who had lost someone from any type of death, NOT just cancer.
Ø Provide support for bereaved of every faith tradition, including those who declare no faith affiliation.
30-plus years of full time Parish ministry in the Church of the Nazarene (Protestant Christian)
Ø Year of full-time Chaplain residency training at Stanford University Hospitals & Clinics
Ø 8th year (volunteer) Staff Pastor @ Valley Center Church of the Nazarene – now satellite campus of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene
Ø High School Varsity Football Special Teams Coach (7 of 9 as volunteer) – 9 years
Ø Chaplain (volunteer) 2 years helping start Sutter Coast Home Care & Hospice in Del Norte County, California
Ø Chaplain (volunteer) 6 years at Pelican Bay State Prison in Del Norte County, CA
Ø Married to my college sweetheart Carol for 42 years and counting
Ø My mother had breast cancer twice – survived both treatments; died of aspiration pneumonia
TiffanyKottekSalem, Oregon (OR)
TimothyNickelFT, MAR, MATHarrisburg, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PA)(717) 367-1121 ext 33362tnickel@masonicvillages.orgYesadult grief, older/elderly people in grief
Tony and BonnieRedfernBA, MA, CA Teaching CredentialCentral California (CA)(559) Yesgrief
Touchstone Health PartnersFort Collins, Colorado; Loveland, Colorado (CO)(970) 494-4200
TrishMantheyMSWBoulder, Colorado; Lafayette, Colorado; Louisville, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado (CO)303-819-4325tmanthey@infionline.netYes, informalgrief companioninghospice bereavement volunteer
Valerie AnneDemmingPh.D. LPCAnchorage, Alaska (AK)(907) 561-3171vademming@acsalaska.netNoadults and adolescents
EleesabethHagerRevOakland, CA; California; San Francisco Bay area(510)788-6355info@emhager.comYesCaregiversGraduate Interfaith seminary March 2013, Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, California. CPE credential, Ctr for Loss Certification; Hospice & Bereavement Chaplain Sept 2013 to present;. Author & blogger.
AmyDisantoPastor Counseling; Certified Spiritual Director; Certified Group Facilitator; Member Spiritual Directors InternationalJackson, WY, Wyoming and online307-699-2836info@insightsjh.comYesDeath, Grief and Transition
Spiritual Counseling
My interest is in helping people navigate the impacts of loss and transition on faith/spirituality.
BarbaraSmith-FoutMilan, IL, Illinoisbasmith0330@gmail.comNoPhysical Therapist/CEO/Business ownerMy loss history is a baby and a husband.
JanPastuchaM. DivSt. Albert, Alberta, AB, Canada780-886-1790revrev@telus.netLimited but yesPastoral Care, grief care
JuliePlouffeLakewood, CO, Colorado(303)233-1523
DennisRoweOrdained Elder Missionary Church USA Master's Fuller Theological Seminary, Master's Huntington UniversityFort Wayne, IN; Northeast Indiana260-619-1164rowedenn@gmail.comYESGrief, Pastoral Ministry
StaciaSickleMSW, LCSWVentura County, CA, California(805)389-6870 x462ssickle@lmvna.orgYesServices provided through Camarillo Hospice, A Program of Livingston Memorial. We provide grief counseling and grief support groups free of charge.
BethErlanderLPC, ATRBoulder, CO, Colorado720-470-3513beth@grieffreak.comYesSudden/unexpected loss/grief/life transitionsI specialize in out of the box healing offerings in order to deal with sudden life changes. These include the use of the creative arts, the outside world of nature, and grief ritual & grief groups using drumming & chanting. I also offer traditional psychotherapy as I am licensed as a professional counselor (LPC #4210) in the state of Colorado. I do online or phone sessions that are considered grief coaching for those who are not locals.
RuthRudderowBSW, Certified Pet Loss Bereavement SpecialistSouth Central PA Pennsylvania717-599-9477tears4pets@gmail.comYesPet Loss