Helping move you from a culture of grief aversion to one of acknowledgment and compassion.
Grief is a result of all the losses we have experienced during the pandemic. Loss of normalcy, loss of connection, loss of stability, loss of the ability to enjoy a meal, a concert, a game. Relationships are strained from the stress of the unknown.
The grief due to the accumulation of losses, great and small, is wearing on all of us.
Melissa McCreery Douaire, M.Div., M.Ed., GC-C has over 15 years of experience walking beside the grieving. She helps others by giving them the tools necessary to acknowledge and address the grief we will all eventually experience, understand the impacts of loss, and find the meaning in owning our mortality. “Healthy healing allows us to live intentionally, treat each other kindly, and gently walk through dark days back into the light of hope,” comments Melissa.
Melissa is known and recognized for her gifts and expertise as a compassionate listener, faithful optimist, and knowledgeable confidante. Melissa earned her Masters in Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. Melissa is an ordained UCC minister and a certified grief counselor. Early in her career, after earning a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from DePauw University, Melissa taught at the elementary and college levels.