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Out of Darkness Comes The Light.

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.

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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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You are a ray of sunshine.
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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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Thank you for your kindness, love and strong leadership.
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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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I think this is a very valuable offering. I was surprised at how much I benefited from one session with Melissa. The conversation felt natural and covered a variety of topics that were contributing to the struggle I was experiencing. I felt encouraged after our call, and the effects were long-lasting.
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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.
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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 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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You are a gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!
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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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I not only used this service, but I also recommended it to my colleagues who suffered recent loss. Highly recommend!
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Your encouragement and compassion have been a response to my prayers.
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Excellent webinar!
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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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The Webinar was highly informative.
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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."