Frequently Asked Questions

We have a list of referral therapists who counsel clients with chronic or complicated grief issues. Upon request, we can provide referral information about those professionals so a client can select a therapist that best fits their individual needs.

Coaching is a relatively new profession. Professionally trained coaches offer a safe and supportive place to process your experience. They give a fresh perspective, offer compassionate connection and a safe space to honor your emotions. They help people set goals and then reach those goals, partner with their clients to more quickly produce results, and are professionally trained to provide the tools, support and structure to accomplish those tasks.

Therapy typically focuses on the past, while coaching focuses on the present and the future. Coaching is a form of consulting, but the coach is professionally trained to provide the tools, support and structure to help the client find his or her own best answers. Professional coaches meet clients where they are, offering support and compassionate community, partnering over time to resolve issues and use specific creative tools to help them move forward. A best friend is wonderful to have. Not all best friends are professionally trained in coaching, and may find it hard to sit with difficult emotions, help you bring out your own best answers or help you move through those difficult times at your own pace.

Grief is not an illness, but a normal part of the human experience. Grief is unique for each person and the intensity and duration are different for each of us. If you are grieving, you are not broken and you do not need to be fixed. Grief is a healthy, natural reaction to loss or change and is part of being fully alive. Being human involves loss and vulnerability, if we are going to love, we are going to lose. Embracing both sides of life, the good and the bad, and learning to live wholeheartedly after loss by coming together in a supportive atmosphere is so important.

I am called to help others remove the stigma, isolation and shame that is so often associated with grief and loss and to embrace this vulnerability. What makes us vulnerable is what makes us human, and in that vulnerability we can ultimately find connection, joy, peace and love. Within each of us is the capacity to heal, the right kind of support can help in that process.