Meet Rev. Louise
Gender Grief Guide - Minister - Thanatologist
Hello! I'm Rev. Louise.
My pronouns are she/her/hers.
And my mission is to provide compassionate guidance and support to individuals who are facing difficult life transitions, coping with loss, and experiencing grief. I provide a safe and supportive space so that those who are hurting may explore their feelings, connect with their inner wisdom, and find their way forward with courage and resilience.
After many years being busy doing other things, I reached my 50's and began to deeply consider the purpose of my life. In 2019 I executed a professional pivot away from a 30-year career in finance and focused my attention on offering service to others by supporting those in grief.
In the years since I have studied and trained in many different programs and learned much about how we react to all kinds of losses. I’ve gained an academic perspective by earning an M.S. in Thanatology, strengthened my spiritual grounding with ordination as an Interfaith/ Interspiritual Minister, softened my heart by becoming certified as a Death Doula, Grief Educator, Integrative Thanatologist. And I've broadened the ways in which I can provide healing and support by training in Grief Movement ®, Vortex Healing ®, Shamanic Reiki, Sound healing and Oracle Card reading.
Along the way I discovered that - although I feel called to tend to all those in grief - supporting those coping with changes in gender identity was a particular passion. Personal experience offered my first insight into the loss, confusion, and grief felt when a loved one changes or expands gender identity. I have studied the intersection of gender and grief in great depth and now use what I have learned to help others navigate this journey with grace.
In whatever way you feel challenged right now, please know that understanding, acceptance, and love await you.
I can't wait to connect!