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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 nomalcy, loss of connection, loss of stabiliity, 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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Grief Conversations | Webinars | Presentations
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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 gift to all who know you. Keep beaming your light!
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Thank you for your kindness, love and strong leadership.
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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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Thank you for coming to see me and letting me let my frustrations out!
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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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(With) the recent loss of a loved one, the presentation was very helpful.
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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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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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This topic was so well-done and useful. Thank you so much!
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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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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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Excellent webinar!
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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 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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I not only used this service, but I also recommended it to my colleagues who suffered recent loss. Highly recommend!
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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."