Grief Support

Dr. Kriss Kevorkian has a deep understanding of how we should engage in the grieving process. 

~ Dr. Barbara Spring, Co-Founder with Dr. Ira Byock of the Missoula Demonstration Project featured in the PBS special with Bill Moyers, On our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying

Grief & Bereavement Support/Mourning Meetings

Grief is the natural reaction to loss, and it is unique to each and every person. Grief and loss are often the common denominators of what may impact our mental well-being.

There is no one size fits all help for grief which means that each session/Mourning Meeting is tailored to your needs. These meetings are often one-on-one, but I also work with couples and families. In your confidential session, I will create a safe space for you to share whatever you’d like help with. Some people want to know about the grieving process, and whether or not they are grieving the “right” way, while others request support to help process and learn how to cope with traumatic events. I will walk with you as your companion/grief guide, finding the best path that supports your inherent skills and abilities to navigate and learn during this time in your life. Please know that you will be respected and valued as I compassionately mentor you as you grow through grief. 

I work with people of all ages and backgrounds, either individually, couples and/or families. 

These are some of the concerns people have sought help for:

  • Loss of a loved one, including animal companion/pet loss
  • Environmental grief and ecological grief
  • Loss of a job/lifestyle
  • General concerns about the grieving process
  • Concerns about retirement, planning, and the aging process
  • Divorce/loss of relationship
  • Crises and disasters
  • Sexual assault/intimate partner violence/domestic violence
  • Veterans/Military trauma
  • Abortion
  • Miscarriage/ pregnancy loss
  • Violent death/homicide
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Concerns about the dying process
  • Burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma
  • General concerns about how to cope with life

End-of-Life Care & Planning

We often plan for so many events in life, but neglect to plan for the one that is guaranteed. It’s helpful to have a guide walk with you through the questions and concerns that you and your loved ones may have. I help individuals and families with compassionate end-of-life care, planning, and support throughout the transitions including:

  • Emotional support and consulting for the person who has a terminal diagnosis, and their loved ones
  • Thorough psychosocial assessment and physical/safety assessment
  • Assistance completing end-of-life care paperwork including advance medical directives
  • Death planning and after death care including funeral/memorial services
  • Caregiver support and education regarding patient care, as well as their own self care
  • Follow-up bereavement support to loved ones

Grief/Death Education & Speaking Engagements/Presentations

In keynote and conference presentations, teleseminars, retreats and workshops, I empower people to learn the lessons that grief and death teach us.

Participants state that I am an inspiring, passionate and engaging speaker, gifted at discussing very intimate, private topics in a manner that is safe and educational. While the topics are intense, particularly when discussing death and dying, and grief and loss, the lessons are uplifting even when learning about environmental grief and ecological grief.

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Grief During the Holidays
  • Grief in the Workplace
  • Dying with Dignity
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Death but Were Afraid to Ask
  • Paperwork at the End of Life
  • Managing Grief and Loss in the Hospital
  • Living with Grief and Loss During a Pandemic
  • Communication at the End of Life
  • Caring and Communicating with Dying Children
  • Caregiver Grief and Guilt
  • Environmental Grief: Hope and Healing
  • Ecological Grief
  • Coping with Climate Change Deniers
  • Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout for medical/mental health practitioners, and NGO activists

Please reach out to schedule a free consultation, Mourning Meeting, or inquire about scheduling a speaking engagement/presentation

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