Grief cannot be fixed, but there are ways to help.

Grief Guide Consulting offers assessment, education, and counseling to help grievers, professionals, and organizations understand the grief process and navigate loss.

What We Do


Assess and develop a supportive response to the grief needs of your organization or community.


Grief is a natural response to loss; a process that can be understood and a skill that can be taught.


Grief is a journey; when the path is unfamiliar or uncertain, it can be helpful to have a guide.

Understanding the Grief Process

Education Benefits for Licensed Professionals


Overcome the awkwardness of not knowing what to say when patients and clients express grief emotions related to significant loss.


Advance the quality of your care by learning simple yet compassionate responses, tools, and interventions that offer guiding support.


Improve relationships with patients or clients by understanding the grief process and developing skills that help others navigate a difficult journey.

Stand Out

Excel as a preferred health care provider in the wellness industry by knowing appropriate responses to the grief emotions that are natural loss reactions.

Licensed professionals improve the quality of their care through Grief Education.

EVERY patient who is navigating a life-changing or life-ending diagnosis is grieving.

EVERY client talking to a therapist about a significant loss is grieving.

EVERY person seeking pastoral care for a major life transition or sorrow grieving.

And yet, most academic programs do not adequately instruct licensed professionals – doctors, nurses, therapists, or ministers – on how to respond to the normal grief responses that are expressed during treatment.

As a result many professionals ignore or minimize natural grief emotions, not due to lack of care but because they are unequipped to offer a skilled response.


“Wendy is truly incredible. We had the privilege of having Wendy visit our clinic to provide a Grief + Loss training to our new therapists in their onboarding process. We could not have loved it more. She brought incredible wisdom while also maintaining such marked warmth, connectedness and curiosity. Her material was beautifully and thoroughly created, she represented a wide variety of concepts and theories of grief work and spoke to incredibly complex emotional experiences with such ease and clarity. We can’t wait to have her back!”. 

Bloom Therapy

Licensed professionals need to process work-related loss through grief support.

Helping professionals are quitting in record numbers due to compassion fatigue and burnout. I believe that this crisis in healthcare is directly related to unexpressed and unresolved grief experienced throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic. Without the support and tools needed to process, understand, and release emotions – helping professionals are at capacity for holding the losses experienced by those they serve, in addition to grief related to their personal losses. And when practitioners are overwhelmed, many cope by disconnecting from caring work.

Opportunities for employees to support each other in their collective grief and build resilience for emotionally demanding work is critical for retaining seasoned staff.


“Our staff at Together We Grow were having a difficult time with the significant losses of patients we have cared for at our center. Not only did we lose the children but also the connections we formed with their families. Wendy helped us work through our grief and provided education to our staff in a warm and safe environment. I highly recommend Wendy to anyone struggling with grief and loss.”

Together We Grow
Pediatric Day Health Care Center

What Others Are Saying

“I recently invited Wendy Kessler to offer a Grief and Loss training to our group of associates. Words cannot express the impact of her training on my team. Not only did Wendy offer so much important psychoeducation about the process of grief but she made the training so engaging and offered opportunities for reflection and sharing. As clinicians, we failed to realize the burnout that mental health professionals often feel is a form of unprocessed or disenfranchised grief. This is something we are still processing and talking about as a group thanks to Wendy’s training. I highly recommend you bring Wendy on if you are in any field or profession interfacing with people who are experiencing grief or loss. It will be just as healing and impactful for you as it will be for those you serve and support. My practice has been deeply impacted by Wendy’s vision to educate people on grief and loss and thus help us heal and care for a hurting world one person at a time.”

Lindsay Wilson, Co-Owner and Clinical Director
Cultivate: A Counseling Collective

“When we held a public panel about grief and healing. Our community was incredibly lucky to book Wendy as an expert panelist. Her authentic wisdom and unforgettable insights elevated the entire conversation. She added depth and shared her knowledge with approachable warmth and humor. Her refreshing and inspiring perspective reframed my own understanding of grief, and I am certain our audience felt the same way. I would book her again as an expert speaker or panelist without hesitation.”

Megan Cohen, Communications and Engagement Manager
Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco, CA

About Me

Wendy is a grief counselor and educator who believes that grief is not a problem to be fixed but a journey towards healing and growth that we can learn to navigate. She offers assessment, tools, and support to guide individuals, groups, and organizations on their unique path.

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