In order to provide personalized and comprehensive support for our community, the Grief Support Network brings together an interdisciplinary team 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, and we provide intimate support by building personal relationships so that we can best address your specific needs as you navigate the grieving process.
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.
Erika earned a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is licensed in Colorado and certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She believes in the body’s innate knowledge and wisdom and feels that everybody has the opportunity to heal.
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.
Ty Miller is one of a small handful of practitioners with training in traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, as well as applied kinesiology, functional medicine, complex homeopathics, and nutritional supplements. Combining the strengths of these systems means you get the fastest, most effective, natural medicine for your body.
Body Work & Rolfing
Alison Litchfield, CR, RYT500
Alison has devoted 22 years to being a student and teacher of yoga. She integrates many styles into her teaching, weaving ashtanga, vinyasa flow, and tantric philosophy, with her understanding as a certified rolfing practitioner of structural integration. She helps people release blocked energy and discover a greater connection to joy and peace.
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.
Melina Claire Hoffman
Melina Claire Hoffman is a storyteller and creative educator. She furthered her artistic and spiritual education in performing arts, Waldorf pedagogy and anthroposophy through a eurythmy school in northern California. She performs music with resonator bells as a storyteller, puppeteer, homeschool teacher and Waldorf School educator.
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.
Elizabeth Decker, D.C., CACCP
Elizabeth Decker joined South Boulder Chiropractic in 2001 after graduating from New York Chiropractic College. She has specialized training and is certified to treat families including prenatal, postpartum and pediatrics.
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
Bennett Braverman has been a practicing attorney since 1994. He is a founding member of the Braverman Law Group, LLC. He is currently licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Florida. Bennett is married to Diedre Wachbrit Braverman, who is also an estate planning attorney.
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.
Megan Coatley, M.A., BCBA, CPT
Wellness success starts with a single spark! Coach Meg, an expert in healthy habit change with a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, helps her clients ignite positive lifestyle transformations. Through personalized, evidence-based coaching, she engages clients in overcoming obstacles to wellness. Coach Meg is passionate about motivating you to become your healthiest self!
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. To learn more visit: wondersinc.org. 720.988.7482. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Being a gifted psychic and sensitive counselor, Debrae creates a comfortable and safe atmosphere for clients to delve deeply into the emotional, spiritual and or psychic realms of the issues that concern them. Her natural warmth and joyful personality put clients at ease, helping to create deeply moving experiences.
Wendy De Rosa
Wendy De Rosa is a national and international intuitive energy healer, and a teacher of intuitive development and the energetic anatomy. She is the founder of the Held in Light School of Intuitive Studies, offering classes in intuition, personal transformation and spiritual growth.
Lila Rosenthal is a family physician, board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She provides primary care in wellness promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management and urgent care. She founded My Family Doctor in 2010 and also volunteers with Doctors For America and HealthRight International.
Midwife & Doula Services
Jackie Martin is passionate about being a birth doula. She loves helping expectant mothers and their families prepare for and navigate childbirth. Jackie offers prenatal care, continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor ,and postpartum visits as well. She is calm, empathetic and respectful of each individual’s unique birthing process.
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 wisewoman tradition of midwives from generations before.
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
Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist offering a client-centered psychotherapeutic approach that combines the intuitive art of therapy with the knowledge of effective interventions. Dr. Schwartz has been licensed and in private practice since 2002. She is a certified consultant in EMDR and is a certified yoga instructor.
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.
Heather Menzie, M.A., LPC, RYT-500
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She has worked in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Heather is registered with Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Therapist and integrates body-centered psychotherapy and mindfulness into her work. She is a strong believer of the human capacity to grow and heal from challenging life circumstances. She has a private practice in Boulder and works within a group private practice in Denver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Work Services
Deborah Rubin, LCSW
Deborah Rubin is a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked with adults and adolescents for 15 years in numerous therapeutic job settings as well as sexual health education. Having completed undergraduate work at Naropa University and graduate work at Denver University, Deborah’s academic and professional training blend the best in eastern and western theory and therapeutic practice.
Spiritual Mentoring & Ministry
Robyn Hubbard, D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry)
Robyn is a spiritual mentor and Certified Dreamworker. She is a well-resourced guide into the shadows of Self where we access our jewels of transformation on the journey through life’s challenges and thresholds. Her many passages through loss and grief in her life have given her profound experience and passion for supporting and guiding others through this realm.
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.
Shannon Paige Schneider
Living fully as an author, sacred activist, motivational speaker, teacher of Shiva Rea’s prana flow, and founder of Anjali Restorative Yoga and Bhava Vinyasa Yoga, Shannon is an expressive student of tantra and mystic poetry. Her classes are dedicated to a sense of mystery, wonder, self-honoring, self-cultivation, and radical self-participation.
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.