Below are resources we have found are often helpful when searching for a grief counselor.
National and International Resources:
- ADEC.org: 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.
- 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. Not all of our graduates are listed there, so if you do not find someone in your area, please feel free to call us at (970) 226-6050 and we will check.
- Pathways Hospice: For mourners in the Northern Colorado area, we recommend contacting Pathways Hospice at (970) 663-3500 or pathways-care.org. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling, 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 griefsupportoftherockies.com. They offer individual and family grief support as well as support groups, presentations, and roundtable discussions on a variety of grief topics.
- 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 http://www.judishouse.org. 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 http://www.heartlightcenter.org. 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.
|First Name||Last Name||Credentials||Location||Phone||Phone Counseling?||Specialty||Other Information|
|Angela||Hamblen||LCSW||Memphis, Tennessee||(901) email@example.com||NO||Baptist Trinity Hospice Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief, offer a children's grief camp and a camp for teens|
|Azucena||Tressler||Masters, Pastoral Counseling||Starr county, Texas; Chicago, Illinois 60605||(312) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||grief counseling, career counseling|
|Barbara||Kirchner||Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; St. Cloud, Minnesota||(320) email@example.com||NO||group presentations, support groups||I 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).
|Beth||Hewett||Ph.D., CT||Forest Hill, Marylandfirstname.lastname@example.org||YES||bereaved parents, grief and loss||I coach the bereaved as well as train facilitators. Skype available.|
|Betsy||Lang||MSW, LICSW, CT||Massachusetts||(781) email@example.com||NO||death & dying, illness, depression, anxiety, life transitions||Most insurances accepted
Early morning, Late Evening and Weekend appointments available
|Betsy||Lang||MSW, LICSW, CT||Maine||(781) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||death & dying, illness, depression, anxiety, life transitions||Most insurances accepted
Early morning, Late Evening and Weekend appointments available
|Betsy||Lang||MSW, LICSW, CT||New Hampshire||(781) email@example.com||NO||death & dying, illness, depression, anxiety, life transitions||Most insurances accepted
Early morning, Late Evening and Weekend appointments available
|Beverly||Hagen||M.Ed, MPS||Red Deer, Alberta (AB); Bentley, Alberta (AB); Ponoka, Alberta (AB)||(403) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||private home practice, see www.morninglightcounselling.com|
|Blaine||Allan||BA, Mdiv||Edmonton, Alberta (AB)||(780) email@example.com||YES (780) 466-4929|
|Bunny||Salomon||southern Palm Beach county, Florida (incl Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton)||(561) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||grief and loss of any type||phone # is for the Association for Community Counseling. People should leave a message and she will return the call.|
|Camp Comfort||Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice||Evergreen, Colorado||(303) 674-6400||summer grief camps for children||www.campcomfort.org|
|Christine||Cracknell||St. Joseph county, Indiana; Elkhart county, Indiana; Marshall county, Indianaemail@example.com||NO||hospice bereavement|
|Coleen||Ellis||CT, CPLP||Indiana||(317) 966-0096||Coleen@ThePetLossCenter.com||YES||pet loss|
|Dar||Richardson||Fort Wayne, Indiana||(260) firstname.lastname@example.org.||YES||grief and loss, job loss, relationship and marital issues, relocation, empty nest||I 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.|
|Daria||Leslea||MA, LPN, RYT/CYT||Denver metro area, Colorado||(303) 960-3972||Ggyt.email@example.com||YES||grief anf loss, yoga for grief, trauma sensitive yoga||certified in compassionate bereavement care for traumatic loss|
|Deb||Neal||Logan county, Colorado; Morgan county, Colorado; Washington county, Colorado||(970) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||Hospice of the Plains, chaplain family services|
|Eileen||Corbett||RRP, CCRC||Mississauga, Ontario (ON); Oakville, Ontario (ON); Etobicoke, Ontario (ON)||(905) email@example.com||YES||general loss, other life transitions||Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Registered Rehabilitation Professional. Some evening and alternate Saturday appointments are available.|
|Jackie||Secades||psychologist||Costa Rica||(506) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||suicide loss||bilingual English/Spanish|
|Jane||Dugan||MS Community Counseling, CT||Fremont, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska||(402) email@example.com||NO||grief, depression and anxiety, trauma, ADHD||www.janedugancounseling.com|
|Jane||Huestis||RN, BSN, CPLC||southern Indiana||(317) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||perinatal and neonatal loss||working part time at National Favulty for Resolve Thru Sharing as well as Pediatric Home Care Company|
|Janelle||Breese Biagioni||RPC||Canada||(250) email@example.com||YES||loss resulting from catastrohpic injury; general loss||Community Program Director at Cridge Brain Injury Services (www.cridge.com); author of "Life Losses: Healing for a Broken Heart" (www.janellebb.com)|
|Janice||Steinbach||LPC||north Denver, Boulder, Brighton, Longmont, Colorado||(303) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES in CO||grief and trauma||Thought Field Therapy Practitioner|
|Janine||Yoder||MA||Ellensburg, Washington; Cle Elum, Washington; Easton, Washington; Kittitas, Washington; Roslyn, Washington; Thorp, Washington; Vantage, Washington||(509) email@example.com||YES||grief support groups, end of life hospice||I 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.
|Jody||Gordon||Albany, Oregon; Labanon, Oregon; Sweet Home, Oregon; Corvallis, Oregon||(541) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES (541) 812-4547||spouse loss||I assist with bereavement care at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. Evergreen's office is in Albany, Oregon but serves the communities within 50 miles radius.|
|John||Rushton||BA, STB||Stony Plain, Alberta (AB); Spruce Grove, Alberta (AB)||(780) email@example.com||YES||20 miles west of Edmonton, Alberta (AB). Individual counseling and small support groups|
|Joy||Bishop||LSCSW||Topeka, Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Manhattan, Kansas||(785) 249-9316||Joybishop74@gmail.com||NO||grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression|
|Judith||Russell-Kugler||RN, CT||southwest Denver, Morrison, Colorado||(303) 697-8765||Judithkugler@msn.com||YES e-mail first||adult loss of any kind||in Mexico for several months during winter, use FaceTime and Skype to be in touch with mourners|
|Jule||Briese||BA, certificate in conflict resolution and negotiation||Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)||(250) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||adoption related loss, grief and loss||Present healing workshops on loss and grief|
|Karen||Halldorson||BA||Edmonton, Alberta (AB)||(780) email@example.com||NO||abortion loss||The 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.
|Kathy||Carroll||RN, BSN, CT||Indiana||(317) 445 5541||Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||infant loss|
|Kathy||Sparnins||BA, Spiritual Director Certification, Grief Educator||Woodland Park, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; El Paso county; Teller county||(719) email@example.com||YES||grief and loss||I am a grief educator, not a therapist.|
|Kimberlee||Bow||MA, LPC, R-DTM, CT, RYT200||Denver, Colorado; Englewood, Colorado; Centennial, Colorado; Lone Tree, Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Cherry Hills, Colorado||(303) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||children and families, general grief|
|Larry||Bakke||Green County, Wisconsin||(608) email@example.com||NO||As a catholic priest I focus on spiritual direction and support for people who are grieving and mourning. I am not a counselor.|
|Larry||Barber||LPC-S, CT||Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; north Texas||(972) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||grief & loss, trauma, life transitions||counseling services provided on a sliding fee scale|
|Laurie||Taylor||CT, MA, Med||Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas||(214) email@example.com||NO||individual and group counseling, SAM's Place groups for pre-k to teens and their families||Grief & 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.|
|Linda||Fehrmann||LPC, NCC||St Louis, Missouri; St Charles, Missouri||(314) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||surviviors of suicide, bereaved parents|
|Linda||Lehman-Murphy||Golden, Colorado; Evergreen, Colorado; Lakewood, Colorado||(720) email@example.com||NO||companioniong only, no official counseling credentials other than D&G||certified Lifecycle Celebrant, semi-retired|
|Lisa A.||Colaianni||northern Virginia (also DC and suburban Maryland)||(703) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||DOES NOT DO COUNSELING||provide resources. Organization offers widowhood support group and seminars on sudden death, Hope for the Holidays|
|Lori||Taylor-Morgan||northern California||(530) email@example.com||YES||teens, adults, sudden death, suicide loss, illness||I 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.|
|Marc||Markell||Ph.D., CT||Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesotafirstname.lastname@example.org||YES||children and grief, people with disabilities and grief|
|Marianne||Hartman||BSW||Grand Prairie, Alberta (AB)||(780) email@example.com||YES||suicide, loss in general||I 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.||Ball||Indian Wells Valley, California||(760) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||free community service for those dealing with loss through death|
|Mary Elizabeth||Allen||MS, NACC, OTR||Madison, Wisconsin||(608) 332-5939||Metainternationalone@gmail.com||YES||all ages grief and loss, complicated loss, terminal diagnosis counseling, counseling for children with special needs||spiritual or ecumenical client background|
|Mary Jane||Thomas||church ministry||Elkridge, Maryland; Arbutus, Maryland||(410) 564-2395||MaryJane@staugustinechurch.org||YES||two six-week support groups per year, also does individual counseling, has a lending library of resources|
|Maxine||Russell||MA, MS, GS-S, CSCR, CUCR||Orange County, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Mission Viejo||(818) 378-2072||RussellBliss21@aol.com||YES||grief counseling, therapy for homicide survivors, pet therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, school trauma|
|Merrill||Reese||BS Psychology, MA Counseling, PhD Counselor Education and Supervision||Hampton Roads, Virginia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Portsmouth, Virginia; Chesapeake, Virginia||(757) email@example.com||YES||grief and loss, PTSD, trauma, sexual trauma, dissociation|
|Michael||O'Hearn||M.Ed, M.Div, ELCA Pastor||Havre, Montana||(406) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||hospice and elder care, grief and loss, suicide loss, complicated mourning||I 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.|
|MJ||Tucci||Mdiv, Medu||Burlington, North Carolina||(336) email@example.com||YES||adult grief counseling, adult pet loss counseling|
|Nan & Gary||Zastrow||Wisconsin (statewide)||(715) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||suicide and general grief support||Wings A Grief, 1993 nonprofit org focusing on support groups, seminars, and presentations|
|Nancy||Dunn||RN, CT||Mississippi (statewide)||(662) 934-0860||Nancy@LMHPCO.org||NO||educational support|
|Neil||Folks||BA, MS, Chaplain Law Enforcement||Northwest Colorado||(970) email@example.com||YES|
|Patricia||Mentzer||M.Ed, special education||greater Mason, Michigan (incl Leslie, Holt, Stockbridge, Okemos, East Lansing, Lansing)||(517) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||support groups for parents who have lost a child, adult siblings may be included; support groups for widow(er)s||support groups held at First UMC of Mason, MI|
|Penny||Hull||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||(484) email@example.com||NO||Helps run grief groups at Peter's Place|
|Raymond G.||Coffman||BCC||Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties, Georgia||(470) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||grief support group 6x/year. Open to adults and free of charge|
|Rebecca||Daum||PSW, Thanadoula||Dundas, Ontario (ON); Hamilton, Ontario (ON); Burlington, Ontario (ON); Oakville, Ontario (ON); Mississauga, Ontario (ON); Toronto, Ontario (ON)||(905) email@example.com||NO||death and grief, life transitions, end of life counselling||alternate email: firstname.lastname@example.org. "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"
|Robin||Cowherd||FT, MPA||Hampton Roads, Virginia||(757) 406-4362||Robincowherd@cox.net||YES 757-423-7006||adult loss (spouse, child, sibling)||Faith-based background. Worked for 17 years with families of deceased organ and tissue donors.|
|Sandy||Ayre||BScOT, certified yoga instructor||Edmonton, Alberta (AB)||(780) email@example.com||NO||I 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.|
|Scarlett||Cheng||Chaplain||Greater Toronto area, Ontario (ON)||(416) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||adult loss, perinatal loss, palliative care||speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin|
|Sharon||Highberger||SD||Topeka, Kansas||(785) email@example.com||YES||depression, addiction history, ACOA||As I am a Chaplain and Spiritual Director, clients may appreciate the spiritual dimension addressed in processing grief.|
|Sharon||Sproles||GCC||Roanoke, Virginia; Daleville, Virginia||(540) 992-4805||Sharonkva@comcast.net||NO||general grief counrseling||Work with RADER and Lotz Funeral Homes. Only offer individual counseling, not couples counseling. Will make referrals to licensed counselors. Certified by the AAOGC.|
|Shelley||Simon||LCSW||Ponca City, Oklahoma||(580) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth||set up an appointment through Fairfax Medical Clinics|
|Sheri-Lee||Langlois||BA, B.Ed, M.Ed||(780) 460-1814||Solaceforyou@shaw.ca||YES||grief education||I 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.|
|Sheryll||Shepard||hospice chaplain||Spokane, Washington||(509) 448-8110||Sheryllann3@aol.com||YES||general loss, suicide loss|
|Sister Mary Ann||Cirillo||OP||Canton, Oklahoma 73754||(580) email@example.com||NO||religious-based counseling||Reflexology and infant massage|
|Stacey||Johnson||LBSW||north Alabama||(256) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||Director of Camp HOPE for children and families; services provided through Hospice of Marshall County at no charge|
|Suicide Resource Center||Fort Collins, Colorado||(970) 482-2209||grief support groups||www.suicideresourcecenter.org|
|Susan||Wolterstorff||BA, BS, MSEd||Minnesota||(218) email@example.com||YES||loss of a spouse or partner, loss of parent (adult), adults diagnosed with a chronic illness||www.embracingourlosses.com; I am also a certified coach and can incorporate health and wellness practices into the sessions, when appropriate or desired by client|
|Terry||Covert||MA Counseling, MA Theology||eastern Colorado||(970) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||grief and biblical counseling|
|Timothy||Nickel||FT, MAR, MAT||Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Lancaster, Pennsylvania||(717) 367-1121 ext email@example.com||YES||adult grief, older/elderly people in grief|
|Tony and Bonnie||Redfern||BA, MA, CA Teaching Credential||central California||(559) firstname.lastname@example.org||YES||grief|
|Touchstone Health Partners||Fort Collins, Colorado; Loveland, Colorado||(970) 494-4200|
|Trish||Manthey||MSW||Boulder, Colorado; Lafayette, Colorado; Louisville, Colorado; Longmont, Coloradoemail@example.com||YES, informal||grief companioning||hospice bereavement volunteer|
|Valerie Anne||Demming||Ph.D. LPC||Anchorage, Alaska||(907) firstname.lastname@example.org||NO||adults and adolescents|
|Margie||Grebin||MS, LMFT, CT||Casselberry, Orlando area||(321) email@example.com||YES, FL residents only||grief counseling – natural, unexpected, suicide or homicide death||Private pay; Holds 12-week “companioning,” therapeutic and psycho-educational group several times a year for adults using Wofelt books; Active member of Association for Death Education and Counseling and “Certified Thanatologist” through ADEC; Various Grief & Bereavement Presentations including “Cinematherapy for the Bereaved”|
|Delinda||Grindle||LCSW||Rockford, ILfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Grief Support||I 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.”|
|Lori||Morrison||Lansing, Michiganemail@example.com||Yes||Grieving Children K thru high school|
|Suzanne||Bayer||Michigan & Ohiofirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Training and Support for Adults Teaching and Working With Young Children||I have a website created to support teachers and caregivers who must nurture grieving children. Suzannejbayer.com|
|Deb||Goughnour||RN||Wilmington, NC; New Hanover and surrounding counties||(910) email@example.com||Yes||Grief and Wellness Coach||Because 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.|
|Ann||Roeder||LCSW||Milwaukee, Wi||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Spiritual and grief Companion, Caregiver Support|
|Heather||Bousada||MSW, RSW||Ottawa, Ontario- Canadaemail@example.com||Yes||Social Work- Palliative Care at The Ottawa Hospital||And my own private practice: Grief Counselling Ottawa (www.griefcounsellingottawa.ca)|
|Denise||Meine-Graham||Columbus, OHfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Suicide Grief||Denise is a survivor of her 19 year old son's suicide. She leads the Franklin County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivor non-profit organization. www.franklincountyloss.org|
|Sonia||Paynter||Bermudaemail@example.com||Addictions; grief and life transitions, abuses||Available for skype|
|Marco||Vegas||Pueblo, CO||(719) 557-5207 (Work); (719) 994-2045 (Cell)||marco firstname.lastname@example.org (Work) ; email@example.com (Personal)||Yes||Chaplaincy, Certificate in Grief and Death||Ongoing support groups throughout the year.|
|Lori-Ann||Huot||Alberta, Canada||(780)998-5595 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Providing hope & healing to families devastated by the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDS and death up to 1 year of age||We send care packages internationally including information on coping after the loss of a baby. Website - www.angelwhispers.ca/angelwhispers|
|Judy||Buckingham||Nacogdoches, Texasemail@example.com||Yes||grief support groups; loss of child|
|Karen||Mittet||Bellingham, WA (Service area is close to the larger cities of Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Name 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.
|Margaret||Pilon||Orlando, FLemail@example.com||Yes||Pregnancy and Infant Loss||I am a Peer Companion for the TEARS Foundation and serve families across the US and Bahamas.|
|Mark||Lucero||LMHC||Seattle and Whidbey Island Washington||360.320.1898||WeMakeThePath@gmail.com||Yes||Grief and Loss||I also offer Skype counseling and outdoor counseling see my website at WeMakeThePath.com and Hike-o-Therapy.com|
|Paul||Croteau||Ordained Roman Catholic Deacon, B.Th.||Edmonton, ABfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Spirituality, Ceremony, Parent Loss||Individual help and grief support groups|
|Liza||Apper||Fresno, CAemail@example.com||Yes||Spirituality and the grief journey|
|Christine||Miller||Burlington & Oakville, Ontario Canadafirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes||Bereavement Support||Spousal, Sibling & Parental - Individual or Small Group Support|
|Leigh||Collins||Rochester, NYemail@example.com||Yes||Pet Loss||Companioining Only, no official counseling credentials|