Grief Coaching

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When you’re feeling burdened by all the responsibilities of the estate, the paperwork and everyone else’s well-being.

When you’re wondering when you’ll actually get to grieve.

When you need to unload about what your brother, sister, aunt or other parent is doing or not doing.

When you want to just be sad, mad or whatever you’re feeling today without judgment and without having to worry about hurting someone else’s feelings.

When you’ve tried therapy and you’ve gotten to functioning, but you want to actually feel better.

Grief coaching can help you get from just surviving to thriving.

Originally from NYC and currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, I work with clients worldwide via Zoom. 

Book a complimentary call to see if grief coaching is right for you.


I’m Charlene

I help grieving people feeling burdened by responsibilities, resentments and regrets after the death of a loved one to feel lighter –– so you can live your own fullest life. 

After the sudden death of my mother Marilyn in 2013, I put my life, work and grief on hold as I struggled to deal with the estate, paperwork and belongings.

Healing took time — and it took help.

I’m a certified grief coach, with particular focus on tapping into creativity, storytelling, narrative processing and meaning reconstruction for post-traumatic growth.

My certifications and ongoing training include The Life Coach School, Claire Bidwell Smith’s Grief and Loss program, Megan Devine’s Grief Care training through PESI, What’s Your Grief’s continuing education, and the Portland Institute of Grief and Loss programs in using art and meaning reconstruction in grief work.

As curator of The Grief Gallery, I present exhibitions internationally online and in-person about grief and loss, often featuring the belongings of people’s lost loved ones.

I’m the author of the forthcoming book Curating Grief: A Creative Guide to Choosing What to Keep After a Loved One Dies. 

A proud New Yorker, I split my time between NYC and Lisbon, Portugal, and travels frequently for work and leisure.

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Note: Coaching and coaching consultations are not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, contact 911 or your local emergency services.

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