Along with our community-based programs, GSN highly suggests that individuals and families seek out professional services for an integral approach to healing from loss. Through our vetted directory, GSN brings together an interdisciplinary network of healing practitioners, therapists, business resources, and medical providers who offer a holistic approach to healing through compassion, awareness and empowerment. We recognize that we are all at a different stage in the grieving process. Through our relationships with the practitioners in our directory, GSN will help you address your specific needs as you navigate the grieving process. Our goal is to offer you best fit referrals that match you with the practitioners and services that support you in your healing.
Grief Support Network’s approach to healing is to combine individual services with community programs to offer you the experience of being held and supported through your journey of grief.
GSN Provider Directory
Elizabeth Astor, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MSOM, CHom
Elizabeth Astor is a national board-licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and certified classical homeopath. Elizabeth offers a broad and diverse range of skills and treats patients of all ages, as well as pregnancy. She is a certified meditation instructor through the Dharma Ocean Foundation. Elizabeth works to alleviate symptoms while always focusing on the deepest level of health possible.
Kathryn is a Japanese style acupuncturist based in Boulder. Her medical background includes extensive study and clinical application of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to address gynecological and fertility issues in women. She frequently uses Chinese herbal medicine to address a wide range of health issues in her practice. She also works cooperatively with other medical specialists in order to enhance conventional treatment methods and in order to obtain more profound and enduring results.
Erin Love, L.Ac
Erin Love is a licenced acupuncturist and a shamanic practitioner. She believes that spiritual health is an integral component in any healing process and is especially supportive when moving through grief. Erin sees clients for healing work individually and leads community grief ritual retreats.
Tara Faith Brockman, M.S., L.Ac.
Tara Faith Brockman is a nationally-certified (NCCAOM) and licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Based in Boulder, Colorado, she has maintained a private practice for families and individuals since 2001. Her primary focus is women’s health with an emphasis on fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care.
Noah Goldstein is a Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Mental Health. With his holistic psycho-spiritual lens he hopes to meet people where they are and support them through physical and emotional health challenges
Body Work & Rolfing
Brett Adamek, MA, CPT
Brett is an embodiment therapist that supports the development of a compassionate, connected and resourced relationship with the body, mind and emotions. Brett is the founder of mBodi, a restorative movement system that uses simple, yet powerful equipment and props to support gentle stretching and opening of the body through mindfulness. As a registered psychotherapist and certified personal trainer, he works with physical sensations in the body to access and transform mental and emotional blocks into freedom and empowerment.
Christen Cutter, RMT
Christen has been practicing for over six years and takes a blended, therapeutic approach to her work. She specializes in injury rehabilitation, although her expert touch provides a relaxing and therapeutic experience with or without an injury. She is nationally-certified, registered in the state of Colorado, and a member of the House of Delegates with the American Massage Therapy Association.
Eeris Kallil, Reg C.M.T
Eeris Kallil is an established massage therapist and healing-arts practitioner, serving the Boulder County community for over 24 years. She graduated the Boulder School of Massage in 1988 and became a faculty member there from 1999-2008. Her background includes studies of different massage styles, zen shiatsu, Chinese medicine theory, energy work and oncology massage.
Lisa Zucker is a massage/craniosacral therapist and has been practicing for 18 years with a private practice and 3 years of spa experience. She has studied the physical and energetic anatomy of the body and found that combining them is a great way to help the body integrate. Her speciality is craniosacral therapy which works with core trauma.
Liz Stewart is an advanced practitioner of structural integration trained in 1991 at GSI in Boulder, CO. In addition to her private practice, she teaches structural integration, and is a perpetual student. Inspired from personal experience, Liz mainly works with clients in transition. She hopes to create a supportive environment so that change can happen for her clients gently and with grace.
As a Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, Meredith’s heart lies in the bodywork in which she has a great compassion. She supports people physically and spiritually through loss, grief, life transitions, pain, stress, anxiety, chronic illness, and wellbeing.
For 19 years, Sandi has been helping individuals heal from the experience of traumatic events, including the loss of loved ones. She brings gifts of energy healing, body work, and spiritual intuitive guidance. It is her honor to serve in this capacity.
Sarah Hallowell, MSW, BCST
Sarah is a skilled craniosacral therapist, a gentle hands-on (fully clothed) modality that calms the nervous system, and enhances the healing response in body, mind and spirit. She is gifted in creating safety and support through attuned touch: assisting us to Be With whatever is here now, so that a new Wholeness can emerge. She has a strong base in trauma and nervous system stabilizing work, and is a grateful and humble student of Life.
Beth Erlander, LPC, ATR
Beth Erlander is a body-centered art and play psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents and adults. Her main emphasis is helping people deal with life’s transitions. Having recently survived a huge loss herself, she offers experience on how to keep going when life is unbearable.
Sanam Pejuhesh is a psychotherapist and parenting resource, specializing in play therapy with children. She works closely with parents, caretakers and educators, encouraging a team approach to support each child’s well being. She believes that we intrinsically possess all that we need to live a fulfilling life and that, in compassionate environment, we can move toward healing.
Dr. Mark Graycar received his B.A. in Literature from Brown University and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in 1997. He has been serving in Boulder since 1999. He utilizes the Directional Non-Force Technique – no cracking or popping, only gentle and specific adjustments. Dr. Graycar provides maximum, long-lasting relief, safely and effectively.
Laura Underhill, D.C
Laura Underhill offers network chiropractic and SRI, which is a remarkable breath exercise facilitated by Dr. Underhill and can also be used as self-care. Dr. Laura has had great personal benefit from grieving and will help you learn how accessing your body can become your best resource in grieving.
Financial & Legal Services
Diedre Braverman is a trusts & estates attorney who helps people navigate complexity to achieve estate tax and probate reduction, post-mortem asset transfers, incapacity planning and protection, and asset protection. While Diedre’s clients usually avoid conflict, when conflict is unavoidable, Diedre is prepared to ensure that expressed intentions are followed.
Gerald Sloat received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from Syracuse University. He has practiced personal injury law in Boulder, Colorado for 42 years. He holds the highest possible rating for legal ability and and ethics and was selected as a ‘Colorado Super Lawyer’ in 2010 and 2012.
Steven Ellis, CFA
Steven L. Ellis is the founder and president of Colorado Capital Management. He has 30 years of financial industry experience as an educator, consultant, and wealth manager. He is a chartered financial analyst, holds a business degree from the University of Colorado and a masters degree from Cornell University.
Health Coaching & Nutrition Counseling
Cynthia Stadd, HHC, EPC
Cynthia is a pioneering practitioner, educator and business coach for emerging practitioners. With a vast background in both traditional nutritional sciences and eastern philosophies, she offers a groundbreaking model for showing people how to profoundly transform their relationship with food, thereby masterfully achieving their health and body goals.
Stephanie Mara Pollock is a certified nutritional counselor, eating psychologist, yoga instructor, astrologer, and has her Masters Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology. She supports individuals to be an active participant in their own healing from weight issues, inflammation, allergies, hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, digestive and body image issues.
Hospice Counseling & Education
Mimi McDavid had been teaching and coaching young people and families for 25 years. Specializing in pediatric grief counseling, Mimi has a tremendous ability to help people work through painful issues such as death, divorce and major life transitions. She serves the founder and director of Wonders Inc. providing individual and family sessions and teaching classes to the community.
Intuitive Healer Services
Carolyn Flyer, M.Ed
Carolyn is an intuitive counselor, with a specialty in life transitions, relationship, embodiment and grief. She works with clients in ongoing counseling or individual intuitive readings. Carolyn also has more than 10 years of ongoing Buddhist practice and an academic and professional background in education. Her style is warm, engaging, direct and lively.
Wendy De Rosa
Wendy De Rosa is an intuitive energy healer, author and a teacher of intuition and spiritual growth. The grief experience can crack the heart open and through that crack the light shines through. This is the heart expansion experience. It can be painful initially, but the heart holds the light of your spirit, your intuition and deeper Self. Wendy has written 3 books, runs trainings and retreats to support you in the expansion process, developing intuition and deep energy clearing.
Medical Provider/Naturopathic Doctors
Meghan Van Vleet, ND, RND
Meghan practices medicine with an understanding that the way we live – what we eat, think, and believe, how we move and breathe – have the greatest potential to prevent disease and afford well-being. Meghan utilizes various therapies including botanical medicine, food-as-medicine, nutritional supplementation, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counseling. The two most significant events in her life have been childbirth and witnessing the death of a loved one. Both have altered the way she approaches her patients.
Midwife & Doula Services
Janelle Boyington, RM, CPM
Janelle Boyington has been providing personalized, compassionate care to women and their families during the prenatal, birth and postpartum periods since 2002. Her practice is influenced by Colorado law, current medical understanding, as well as the wise woman tradition of midwives from generations before.
Dakota Hindman is the Owner, Certified Doula and Ceremonialist at Matrescence Doula Services in
Boulder. She provides compassionate and non-judgmental full spectrum doula services including non-
clinical prenatal/postpartum care, unlimited labor and birth support, information, referrals and
advocacy, placenta encapsulation and pregnancy loss support, plus ceremonial facilitation for the full
spectrum of experiences in the childbearing cycle. Matrescence Doula Services is an LGBTQ+ inclusive
business and does not discriminate based on race, gender, socio-economic status, class or immigration
Teresa Robertson, RN, MS, Certified Nurse Midwife, Birth IntuitiveTM
Since 1979, Teresa Robertson has been involved in the realms of women’s health, birth and alternative healing. Teresa utilizes numerous concrete mind/body/spirit techniques and tools, including connecting with your unborn baby. Her integrative approach is concrete, supportive and empowering. Teresa’s work as a birth intuitive has been endorsed by Dr. Christiane Northrup in her best-selling books.
Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D
Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, EMDR Therapy consultant, and Certified Kripalu yoga teacher with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her a Masters in Somatic Psychology through Naropa University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She teaches therapeutic yoga for trauma and offers her work through presentations, social media presence, and blog. She is the author of The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole.
Celeste Labadie, MA, MFT
Celeste Labadie builds hope in uncertain times. She specializes in communication coaching using the Imago Dialogue, for couples, families and individuals. Celeste’s clients report immediate relief from conflict or overwhelming circumstances. Her style is warm, respectful and magnetic. You can expect positive changes, increased choices and lasting happiness.
Christine Springer, MA-MFT, LPC
Christine is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist who strives to provide a safe and therapeutic space for adults, adolescents and children (over 9) to work on a variety of issues. Using evidence-based interventions (e.g., EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT), she enjoys working with individuals, families, parent/child dyads and groups. Because grief, loss and trauma can be profoundly affected by one’s past and present experiences, her goal is to use modalities in ways that balance one’s needs, their pace and their goals. She welcomes the opportunity to work with new clients and offer a free 30 minute consultation by phone or in person.
Dan Riggan, M.A., LPC
By knowing his own experiences of grief and loss, Dan Riggan will gently encourage you to walk through the shadow of your journey while being sure to help provide you with the support and resources necessary to keep your ground. Dan is warm and direct in his therapeutic style, uses a variety of modalities that best match to his clients, and is honored to work with individual adults, couples, and parents.
Danielle Vance, M.A., LPC
Danielle Vance is a board-licensed psychotherapist with over 12 years experience serving the mental health community in the Denver area. She received her Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University at Boulder. Danielle works with trauma and grief (‘traumatic grief’) using somatic, mindfulness and energy psychologies to bring about healing.
Daphne Chellos, M.A., LPC
Daphne Chellos is a transpersonal psychotherapist, certified spiritual director and adjunct professor at Naropa University. Her eclectic background includes certification in massage therapy and authentic movement, Jungian studies, dream work, sexuality, trauma, women’s health, grief/loss, death and dying and supervision. Her passion lies in honoring the body’s wisdom, engaging spirit as a vital resource, and giving voice to that which seems unspeakable.
Holly Barnes, Med, MA, NCC, LPC
Holly Barnes is a licensed professional counselor who helps adolescents, young adults, and adults overcome their grief, anxiety, stress, and trauma, empowering them in their process. She specializes in change and transition and is passionate about helping people heal emotional wounds and live a life of greater overall well-being. Holly believes our mental wellness is equally as important as the rest of our health and that it is admirable to seek support without shame.
Jen Delaney, M.A., NCC
An international speaker with practices in Denver and Boulder, Jen has a passion for teaching the scientific and emotional benefits of body-centered, mindful awareness. Certified in Brainspotting, a profound and effective technique, she welcomes adults struggling with a range of issues, including grief, (particularly related to the end of a relationship), difficulty in transition, unexplained anxiety, and complex PTSD. Also a Reiki master, Jen’s nurturing and gentle touch is deeply calming.
Jen Ross, MA
Jen Ross is a registered body-centered psychotherapist creating safe space to learn about the body, mind, soul, spirit connection. Jen holds a double Masters degree in Counseling Psychology & Education and has lived experience crossing over several loss and grief thresholds with intention. Jen draws on extensive work and trainings in attachment theories, life cycles, mythology, social justice, conflict resolution and shamanic studies. She has her 500-hr yoga certification and is trained in dance movement therapeutic support, meditation & reiki.
Jennifer Melvin, M.A., LCSW, LSC, LSSW
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Licensed School Counselor. and Licensed School Social Worker specializing in working with youth and young adults who are struggling with mental health. trauma. social, and school-related issues. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Colorado•Denver, and has extensive experience in school and comm unity mental health settings. Her specialty is working with adolecents who are struggling with mental health, trauma, and. school related issues. Drawing on her training in counseling psychology and education, she brings her expertise to helping youth understand how to cope with the losses they have experienced, honor their grieving process. support them through their healing. to move forward in life.
Julie Dolin, M.A., LPC, BC-DMT
Julie has over 20 years of experience as a dance/movement therapist, a counselor, and an educator in Naropa University’s Somatic Counseling Psychology program. The core healing element in her work is her capacity to bear witness to the language of the body, the words of the heart, the unfolding story.
Kathryn Black, Ph.D
Kathryn Black is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her clinical interests include parenting, grief, couple relationships, and trauma. She works with individuals, couples, and families and conducts groups for fathers and mothers. She is trained in EMDR, brainspotting and the psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT).
Kelly Bearer, MA, CHT, LPCC
Kelly Bearer is a psychotherapist specializing in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy and maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Sessions can be held online or in-person at her Boulder office. With 10+ years of experience, Kelly is well versed in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Integral, Transpersonal, Humanistic and Voice Dialogue methods of psychotherapy and healing techniques. She works with a broad range of clients and experiences including Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, Abuse, Codependency, Relationships, Grief & Loss, Weight Release and Life Transitions. www.kellybearer.com
Kim Kluger Bell, M.A., LMFT
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Kim has helped people cope with loss for over 25 years and she knows how to facilitate this process in way that leads to healing and greater appreciation for life. Although Kim specializes in reproductive loss, she enjoys working with people who have experienced any type of loss.
Laurel Olvera, doctoral candidate and registered psychotherapist, is dedicated to helping children, adolescents and young adults reach their fullest potential through guidance, education, and support. Her passion and pursuit to help others are based on the resilience theory and strengths perspective, providing the strong and empowering groundwork for her personal life and current practice.
Lauren Golten, M.S., M.A.
Lauren is a nature-based therapist and group facilitator, grounded in many years of working in nature and practicing mindfulness. Lauren works with groups and individuals in private practice, is a facilitator with Convergence 3C, and is a trainer and facilitator with Matrix Leadership Institute. She is trained in the Hakomi Method of Psychotherapy and in the nature-based healing work of the Animas Valley Institute. She holds an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology & Wilderness Therapy.
Max Woodfin, MA, LPC
For years I have worked with clients in life transitions and grief. Underlying my work is an essential belief that our soul is on a journey in this human body, and we are here to learn deep lessons and experience the gift of being human. Clients working with me can expect to learn about the deeper meaning of their loss and trauma through a blend of ecopsychology, transpersonal therapy, and relational grounding. In addition to my private practice, I am core faculty in Naropa University’s M.A. in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy program.
Merryl Rothaus, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Merryl E. Rothaus is a board-certified registered art therapist and licensed professional counselor. Rothaus has a vibrant expressive psychotherapy practice utilizing transpersonal psychology, body-centered art therapy, Hakomi somatic psychotherapy, Gestalt, brainspotting, shamanic psychotherapy, mindfulness and more. She works with people of all ages and experiences.
Monique Rees, RN, M.A., LPC
Monique Rees is a psychotherapist who has been specializing in grief for the past nine years, with an emphasis on perinatal loss. Her body-centered work with clients is informed by her deep background in meditation, as well as her training in hypnotherapy, EMDR, and Gestalt therapy.
Rex West, LPC
Rex is a Boulder native, who works with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and adults through his private practices Ground Counseling and Grounded Hearts Cotherapy. Rex specializes in working with couples through the co-counseling model and the PACT approach and in supporting those who are grieving. Rex holds a masters degree in transpersonal counseling psychology from Naropa University, Being With Dying training from Upaya Zen Center, and is a long-time meditation practitioner.
Shari Wind, M.A., NCC, LPC
Shari’s practice includes individual counseling for men and women faced with both individual and relationship concerns. Her specialty of couples counseling addresses the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that impact relationship stability and satisfaction. Shari is also a trained family therapist.
Tal Liza Mizrahi, M.A
Tal Liza has been devoted to youth development, mentoring and counseling through the creative arts for over 15 years. She studied somatic counseling psychology at Naropa University and specializes in dance/movement and expressive arts therapies. She is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado and enjoys working with clients in ways that support healthy and inspired transitions.
Tracey A. Lamers, MA, LPCC
Tracey has a private practice in Boulder and focuses on grief and loss, anxiety, and performance anxiety. She has extensive experience both personally and professionally with grief and end of life issues. She offers a Mindfulness-Based Grief Support Group that incorporates a holistic and radical acceptance journey through the grief process and beyond. Tracey is on the board of directors and is a volunteer grief counselor for Camp Erin a grief camp for children and teens.
Spiritual Mentoring & Ministry
Robyn Hubbard, D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry)
Robyn offers spiritual counseling, specializing in grief and loss, end of life transitions, dreamwork and thresholds of all kinds. Robyn’s doctoral work, as well as her lifelong passions for dream exploration and embodied spirituality, has led her to explore how the human soul navigates difficulty, loss and the bridge between living and dying. She brings this wisdom to clients, groups and the cultural transformation of grieving that she sees is needed in these challenging times.
Yoga Instruction & Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Dayna works with individuals and groups in her bodymind healing practice using yoga, somatic psychotherapy, energy work and coaching. She guides individuals to explore and release subconscious patterning that causes physical and emotional stress. She teaches yoga & embodiment classes and workshops in Boulder, and she leads women’s health and personal development retreats.
Sarah Hollingsead, PRYT, CYT
Sarah has immersed herself in the study and practice of yoga and therapy for nearly a decade. Sarah is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and group facilitator, certified yoga teacher and holds a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University. She firmly believes in the transformational power of looking inside oneself.
Wendy Black Stern, PRYT, CYT
Wendy has spent the past decade empowering her clients to look within themselves to find the wisdom that they seek. She is the founder and executive director of the Grief Support Network and has a private practice in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Wendy also teaches yoga classes, teacher trainings, and Phoenix Rising groups for grief support and self-empowerment.