Doula for the dying
OFFERING CONNECTED SUPPORT AT YOUR DYING TIME.
What's an end-of-life doula?
End-of-life doulas (or death doulas, death midwives, end-of-life coaches, thanadoulas, grief walkers) assist a dying individual and often their family before, during, and after a death occurs. Doulas provide emotional, psychological, and spiritual support.
My mom died when I was four. It was this early and intimate encounter with death that shaped in me a somewhat unusual willingness to and familiarity with leaning into the conversation and experience of death and dying. One of my life's simple joys is making meaningful connections with others...which is my favorite perk that comes with working as a doula.
My attuned intuition and flexible style help me bridge my clients and their families to a different experience of dying. I respond seamlessly to the unique and sometimes changing needs that may surface in an intentional, creative, and aligned way. I come with no agenda; I show up with a simple promise to be of service at a tender time.
I work with my clients to co-create a safe and deeply human place from which to explore, process, grieve, open, connect, and unfold through one's dying time. I believe in creating everyday-sacred-places that can heal, generate, and open to love, even in the midst of profound loss. I help my clients connect deeply with their experience, while guiding and supporting their loved ones to remain present and open to what emerges.
I live with my family in Alameda -- a pinch-myself-lucky Bay Area resident for nearly the last two decades. I am a staunch ally to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I am also a founding member of the Bay Area End of Life Doula Alliance (ELDA). Being a doula is my life's work and joy, and I'm so very honored to serve my community in this way.
Education, Certification and Memberships
How I Can Help
You're navigating your way through a terminal diagnosis, whether it's your own or a loved one's. You're grateful to have the support of your medical team, likely your family and friends, perhaps a therapist, and possibly clergy, too. But you're sensing that you need a different kind of support, and you may not be certain what it is or what it could look like. Know that you're not alone in feeling this way.
I welcome you to learn about the ways that I can be of support.