Helping the world cope with grief

by integrating the lessons that grief, death and Nature can teach us

Internationally known expert in grief, death and dying, and the leading authority on environmental grief and ecological grief, Dr. Kriss Kevorkian, PhD, MSW, educates and empowers her clients to learn the valuable lessons that grief and death teach us

I am one of a handful of people in the United States with a doctorate in thanatology, the study/science of death, dying and bereavement, from an accredited university.

My passion is to support and empower individuals, partners, families, mental and medical healthcare professionals, compassionately through the lessons that Nature, grief and loss can teach us.

I am here to compliment, assist, and encourage your growth through grief.

 

In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it.

~ Ram Dass

(Who I was fortunate to have as a member of my doctoral committee)

Grief & Bereavement Support

I can help you to learn and grow through grief. Admittedly, it’s not an easy process, and at times can be painful, but it’s a good investment in yourSELF given that our lives are always going to be faced with issues of grief and loss.

Environmental & Ecological Grief

Environmental grief, ecological grief, and climate grief are real emotions that teach us to love and appreciate what Nature has to share with us. I am here to help you through these unique forms of grief.

Environmental & Ecological Grief

Environmental grief, ecological grief, and climate grief are real emotions that teach us to love and appreciate what Nature has to share with us. I am here to help you through these unique forms of grief.

End of Life Care & Planning

I offer emotional support and consulting to individuals and families dealing with terminal illness, grief and bereavement. It would be my honor and privilege to guide you through this time in life.

Speaking Engagements

In addition to services for individuals and families, I am an inspiring speaker available for keynote conferences, workshops, retreats and community educational events.

Speaking Engagements

In addition to services for individuals and families, I am an inspiring speaker available for keynote conferences, workshops, retreats and community educational events.

What about grief for the environment?

Combining my love for whales and the environment with my passion for grief, death and dying

Grief can be a very lonely place especially when grieving over the loss of the environment. Trust me. I’ve been there and done that. Most people don’t understand why someone would grieve over losing a forest or a species. In 2018, many of us were completely gutted when Tahlequah, a Southern Resident Orca, was seen pushing her dead calf, trying to get her baby girl to breathe, for 17 days until she finally let go. It was horrifying to watch as she shared her grief and despair over losing her baby. For many of us, it was another sign that we might lose this unique species of orcas. They are declining, and are in all likelihood going extinct on our watch while others don’t seem to care or even know about the grief we experienced then, and continue to experience as a collective. I will support you compassionately through environmental, ecological and/or climate grief.