Hi, my name is Colette and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you are visiting my page, I imagine that you might be grieving the loss of a loved one. It could be that your partner died, or a dear friend. It’s possible that you have lost a parent who you were estranged from or your precious child. When we grieve it is often in relation to death. However, as you might already know, we can also grieve the loss of a relationship, marriage, profession, dreams, and even places.
Grief work is my passion and area of great interest. As such, I am a Compassionate Bereavement Care Certified Provider via the MISS Foundation, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust, and the Center for Loss and Trauma. I employ the ATTEND model which emphasizes mindfulness as a way of being and working with your grief. Through care, compassion, and support, I hold space for you to meet your grief and to work with it. I believe that it is possible to hold both pain and joy.
As a Certified Grief Educator via David Kessler, I have learned that grief work has many facets. We can process trauma associated with the loss, learn about the grief process, develop practices and rituals to honor our loved ones, and learn to take care of ourselves in the midst of great despair.
My background includes nearly two decades in the field of education as both a teacher and currently as a counselor. When I am not working I enjoy running, exploring spirituality, and spending time with my family, and dog Carmella.
I invite you to take a deep breath and if it feels right, schedule an appointment with me. Thank you for reading.