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Out of Darkness Comes The Light.

Seen + Heard = Healing

Change is one of the greatest challenges we face. There is inheritant loss in change that creates varying amounts of grief. There is great grief in lossing a loved one.
There are also losses in life that change our identities, communities and life as we knew it. Whole Person Conversations offers a safe space for contemplating the impacts of change.  Honoring change matters.

Give yourself the time and space to process who you were, who you are, and who you want to be with Whole Person Conversations.


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"You gave me courage to use my voice. Your smile and gentle way of helping me made me feel safe."

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Whole Person Conversations

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.

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Testimonials
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Thank you for being there/supporting me/ pushing me and guiding me with love these past months. YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE WHEN I TRULY NEEDED IT!
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Thank you for the sermon on Sunday. It was just what we needed to hear at this time... My 18 year old cousin, who is gay, was at the baptisim and it brought me to tears to see her feel loved and supported. Thank you for a morning our family will never forget.
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You gave me courage to use my voice. Your smile and gentle way of helping me made me feel safe.
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You are a gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!
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You helped me so much after losing my husband. You helped me get through the grieving, and I thank you so much for that.
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I felt a great burden lifted after only an hour meeting. She listened and provided constructive solutions in a compassionate and professional manner
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Your encouragement and compassion have been a response to my prayers.
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You are a ray of sunshine.
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The Webinar was highly informative.
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In the 11 months I have been attending Innovative Educators workshops, this was probably my favorite. Excellent workshop!
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I found this webinar particularly helpful. I believe that grief is not talked about as much as it should be. This really made an impact on me especially in today's society with COVID-19 grief as something that some many people are facing and struggling with. Thank you for all the vital information.
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Thank you so much for letting me unburden myself to you. You are a remarkable person and a great blessing to me and all those to whom you minister.
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Melissa was fantastic. In just one session she was able to help me figure out where my grief was coming from and recommended more in person local therapy.
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Thank you for always being there in our time of need. Your words, caring, and wisdom were so helpful as we navigated our son's difficult journey, and they still resonate.
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Melissa is helping me balance my personal life and become more productive at work.
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"Melissa had some very unique suggestions, and she had a way of making me feel at ease during this difficult conversation."