"Kathleen provided tremendous support and guidance to my daughter when she lost her father her senior year in high school. Kathleen has a keen ability to reach a young person’s heart at the most vulnerable and tragic time in their life. Through her support, my daughter was able to truly grow from her loss and discover joy."
"Kathleen's open demeanor, collaborative process, and personal and professional expertise were invaluable in helping me navigate the complexities of grief. I truly felt seen and heard in every interaction."
"In the most challenging times of my life, Kathleen ensured I felt safe, supported, and never felt alone in my grief. Her ability to integrate her profound empathy, compassion, humor, and spirituality into such a unique and powerful perspective on loss makes her an incredible coach and even better person. Kathleen helped me acknowledge and express my grief. No matter what I was feeling, my feelings were always valid, accepted and heard. She empowered me to be open, kind to myself, and develop greater awareness of my emotions. She gave me the tools to find value and strength in my struggle with grief and loss. I felt supported in every step. Without her guidance and support I would not be where I am today. I am forever grateful for the tremendous impact Kathleen has had on my life.”
"Kathleen has an incredible talent of being a selfless listener, and I leave all of our conversations feeling so much better... When I was at my lowest point, Kathleen was there for me (and my family) and made me feel like everything was going to be okay."
"My husband was actively dying at home under hospice care. Kathleen often was a source of information to me during this 2 year process. When then final moment approached she had an innate sense it was happening and came to visit.
We had our priest over for last rites and prayed and sang around him. I whole heartedly expected him to go with us around him. When he didn’t and I felt we had done all we could I asked everyone to retreat to the basement for a bit to give him some space. It was then that Kathleen pulled me aside and praised me for the send off and to know that most times people like Jim (my husband) who are private like to pass alone. I heard her but it didn’t really sink in.
Not 5 minutes later after we had retreated he passed. Kathleen was there when the funeral home came to take him. She gently guided me to another room as his body was prepared and took him. As she explained that it may not be a pleasant memory. I was in shock and she was so comforting with such a kind and gentle way about her. She preserved the good memories of our last day together shielding us from the harsh realities that present themselves immediately after death.
It has been 8 months now and she continues to reach out and be supportive. I am so appreciative and grateful for her!"
"Kathleen was an incredible support to my family and I during our mother’s illness, immediately following her passing, and in the years since. She has regularly checked in on us, remembers the important anniversaries, and we know that she is available if we need her.”