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.
"Grief is universal, but grieving is unique to every individual."
Our goal is to help you become comfortable holding space and being present with those grieving in your communities. Once you understand grief's attributes and symptoms, you will gain compassionate listening skills to enhance all your relationships.
We offer confidential and compassionate individualized grief support acknowledging all aspects of your life which are impacted by loss.Book a session
Webinars and presentations are available for faculty, client-centered businesses, managers, and employees. We teach individuals to be comfortably present with those grieving, and cultivate environments which will foster kindness and support. The wellness of all deepens trust and respect.Book a session
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.