Grief support that doesn’t suck.
A two month program of actual, real support inside your grief: no platitudes, no easy answers.
I mean actually listen, and answer your questions about whether what you’re feeling is normal or not?
Are you living through an out-of-order, unusual, and unbearable loss?
Do you wonder if your trouble eating, sleeping, reading, remembering – or doing any of the things you used to do – is “normal” grief?
Are you bracing for the next horrible thing to happen (and you didn’t used to think that way?)
Have you pretty much stopped talking about your grief, rather than listen to dismissive comments, platitudes, or bizarre cheerleading (like “your life can be even better than it was before!”)?
Grief is hard. Finding support can be even harder.
We don’t really “do” grief in our culture. A quick search on grief support comes up with all sorts of ways you can get out of grief faster, as though grief is an abnormal, aberrant condition rather than a very normal response to the loss of someone you love. When your life has exploded into a million irretrievable bits, “support” that tells you to move on, or find the gift inside your grief, is only going to make things worse.
What you need is someone to stand right there with you, beside the gaping hole that just erupted in your life. You aren’t sick. You aren’t damaged. You’re grieving. That’s very different. Grief needs companionship and acknowledgment, not repair.
In 2009, I witnessed the accidental drowning death of my partner. Most of the grief support I found only made me feel completely alone in my pain: platitudes, cheerleading, judgment, and blank stares didn’t help at all. It was nearly impossible to find people who had lived through unusual or out-of-order deaths as I had, let alone people who needed more than the average “he’s in a better place, and he’d want you to be happy” platitudes.
I want something better for you.
You really have tried to find good grief support. Really.
You’ve heard all the suggestions about “getting help.” Finding a good therapist can be tough even in ordinary circumstances. The thing is, just about every counselor you’ve talked to so far only tries to talk you out of grief. Or they sit there, mute and terrified, unsure of what to say.
What if you could you could just talk to someone without them trying to cheer you up, or tell you that things will eventually work out in the end? What if your grief wasn’t a problem that needs to be solved, but instead, was treated as something to be supported and held?
Imagine having a place where you can ask all your questions, talk about what grief is really like, and find ways to survive this life you didn’t see coming. Imagine you have someone to talk to who not only understands intense grief, but has lived it themselves.
As a licensed psychotherapist and a person who has lived incredible grief, I offer unconditional support, guidance, and practical encouragement – things that actually help inside this pain that can’t be fixed.
Join me for two months of grief support that doesn’t suck.
Grief support that doesn’t suck is designed to help you stop feeling alone, overwhelmed, and disoriented. The program is perfect if you’re early in your grief, or if you’re wrestling with integrating this loss into your life a few years down the road.
This two month program will give you:
- A place to ask all your questions about grief, anxiety, doubt, and all the other things that come up in this crazy world of “after”
- Tools to deal with the physical and emotional aspects of grief, including anxiety, exhaustion, sensitivity, and general annoyance with everyone else in the world.
- Relief from having to defend your right to be in pain: this gets to suck just as much as it does.
- Clear paths forward that are most true for you.
Learn the most effective tools for quieting the crazy-grief brain, expand your sense of calm (even when it doesn’t change the reality), and get clear on how you most want to live this bizarre new life. This program is for you if you’re overwhelmed by getting through each day as it comes, and disappointed with the lack of understanding from the people around you.
Working together, we won’t “solve” your grief. What we will do is find ways to support you, and reduce the suffering that comes alongside pain that can’t be fixed.
NOTE: I open spots on my calendar no more than four times per year. MY CALENDAR IS CURRENTLY FULL. When it opens again, you’ll see a sign up button at the bottom of this page.
Your two months of private grief support includes:
Clarity + Focus Call
This intensive call is where I’ll get clear on the most difficult and challenging aspects of your grief. We’ll create a customized plan to build real support into this crazy, disorienting time.
Two Months of Support Calls with Megan
Each month, we’ll have three 50-minute phone calls together (that’s a total of 6 calls over the course of two months). We’ll use this time to discuss your biggest challenges and questions. We’ll also explore ways to reduce unnecessary suffering, while finding ways to support you inside the pain that can’t, itself, be fixed. The program is designed so you don’t feel alone or unclear in your grief, and I’ll work with you on whatever feels most in need of care and support.
As a private client, you get priority access, which means your emails and questions get answered first. I only open a few spots on my calendar for private support so I can give you all the attention you deserve.
Get the support you need, right now.
Join me for Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck.
Living with grief is an ongoing process. The more support, the better, especially in the early days and months. That’s why I offer this two month grief support program. You’ll find the support you need to live this life you never saw coming.
Because of my teaching and speaking schedule, I have a limited amount of space on my calendar for individual support. That’s not a faux-scarcity thing – just a reality. I open the calendar to new folks just a few times a year; no more than once per quarter. If you’d like to work with me, this is a great time to get a spot. I offer this two month package of support for $1195.
NOTE: MY CALENDAR IS CURRENTLY FULL. WHEN IT OPENS AGAIN, YOU’LL SEE A SIGN UP BUTTON IN THIS SPACE!
IMPORTANT NOTES: All six support sessions need to be used within two months. Unused sessions cannot be used for credit, and refunds for unused sessions will not be given. Extending your sessions over more than two months means fewer people get the support they need. Not sure you can use all six within two months, or have questions about my services, courses, or other products? Don’t hesitate to contact me before you hit that buy now button. I offer no refunds for any service, class, or digital product. For more about my policies, see this page. Purchase mindfully.
Don’t close your window! When you sign up, be sure to watch for the info page – your browser will redirect to it right after paypal finishes its thing. That new page will tell you everything you need to know to schedule your first session. Miseed it? Contact us via the form on this page and we’ll send you the link.
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Please note: online and phone-based consulting is not for everyone. On-line and phone-based consultations are not a substitute for medical and emotional support in your own community. I do not take insurance. I do not provide phone consultations, or email support, for people in active crisis or emergency. If you have major mental health issues outside of grief, or if you’re actively suicidal or in danger, please get help immediately. Read the full disclaimer and limits of practice here.