The greatest desire of Grief Guide Consulting is to contribute to a culture where loss and death are accepted as the natural progression of life, and grief is an invitation into a shared experience that connects us to our community.
Grief is simultaneously universal and unique. Everyone experiences significant loss. But how we feel supported and equipped to navigate a journey of loss varies tremendously.
Grief Guide Consulting is here to help you assess the grief support needs of communities you serve, as well as offer guidance as you navigate personal loss.
Rates will be negotiated based on your specific needs.
Grief is the most common human experience we share, and yet many grievers experience exacerbated emotional pain and isolation because their community ignores or minimizes the normal grief responses related to loss. This is not the result of a lack of care. It is the result of western culture that views death as failure and grief emotions as weak. Furthermore our academic programs do not offer adequate grief instruction to doctors, nurses, therapists, ministers, and other helping professionals entering helping industries.
Grief Guide Consulting exists to close that gap, as well as contribute to a culture where emotional expression in response to loss is normalized, accepted as the natural progression of life, and recognized as a experience that can connect us to community.
Grief is a process that can be understood, and a skill that can be taught. Grief Guide Consulting is here to help.
Individual education sessions are $90 per 60 minute session. And are offered in person at my office in Old Town (San Diego) on Mondays & Thursdays; or via Zoom, Monday – Friday.
Group education sessions are also available. Rate negotiated based on your specific needs.
Sessions that are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will incur the full fee.
Navigating the journey of grief can feel isolating and overwhelming. Most people do not grow up understanding that significant loss affects every part of self (heart, mind, body and soul). Nor do we typically learn how to process grief and integrate losses into the fullness of daily living. Grief counseling can help.
It is important to understand that “Grief Counseling” differs from “Grief Therapy”. Grief Counseling is professional support to facilitate uncomplicated, or typical grief, to healthy integration. Whereas Grief Therapy uses specialized techniques that help with prolonged or complicated grief trauma and reactions.
I am not a licensed therapist. But I am educated and experienced to offer Grief Counseling to individuals and groups, which includes support for:
- understanding the healthy grief process
- accepting the reality of a death or significant loss
- adjusting to the effect of loss in our daily living
- adaptation to life after loss
- renewing purpose and identity
- forming new bonds and attachments
- reconstructing meaning
Individual counseling sessions are $90 for a 60 minute session. And are offered in person at my office in Old Town (San Diego) on Mondays & Thursdays; or via Zoom, Monday – Friday.
I facilitate in person Grief Support Groups at my office in Old Town on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings. Cost is $30/session. A discounted rate is offered for advance payment for a support group series. Contact me to find out more details about upcoming groups.
I also offer grief support sessions for staff at your worksite. Rate negotiated based on your specific needs.
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.