Grief Specialists


Our team of skilled professionals has supported the bereaved of all ages. We specialize in helping those who have experienced the following:

  • Death of a child, sibling or parent
  • Sudden and traumatic death
  • Loss related to HIV or AIDS
  • Multiple deaths
  • Suicide
  • Loss in the workplace

We invite you to learn about our team by visiting each of our grief specialists.


Sandy Lipkus, M.S.W., B.Ed

Director and Founder of ShareGrief
Montreal, Canada
Sandy Lipkus

Director and founder of ShareGrief.com. Sandy specializes in grief counseling, education and training for professionals, volunteers and organizations.



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Cindy E. Barg, M.Ed

New York, U.S.A.
Cindy E. Barg

Ms. Barg is a highly respected public speaker, psychotherapist, author and educator. She has conducted over 500 workshops and is presently in private practice in New York.



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Yvonne Barry, MSW, ED.D.

Virginia, U.S.A.
Yvonne Barry

"Remember not that your loved ones died but that they lived."



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David Ben-Gershon

Israel
David Ben-Gershon

A specialist in geriatrics and substance abuse with exposure to bereavement, traumatic deaths and losses of the elderly



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Char Brooks, BA, CLC, JD

Char Brooks

Char is an attorney, writer and grief and loss specialist.



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Jill Chasse, MSpsy, MPA

Maryland, USA
Jill Chasse

Jill is a certified grief counselor specializing in helping families who have experienced a pregnancy, infant or child loss.



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Dawn Cruchet, BN, MEd, CT

Montreal, Canada
Dawn Cruchet

Dawn is a grief educator and counsellor, and is the Coordinator of the "Growing Through Grief Program"  in Montreal.



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Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

New York, U.S.A.
Kenneth J. Doka

Dr. Doka is a noted author, professor and international keynote speaker. He is renown in the field of death education and winner of numerous awards. Dr. Doka is acting as a consultant to ShareGrief.



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Richard B. Gilbert, D.Min., PhD., FAAGC,

Illinois, U.S.A.
Richard B. Gilbert

Dick is an ordained Anglican Priest specializing in spiritual issues and adults grieving the death of a parent.



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Dianne Giles, BA(SocSc) Dip.Ed(Guid)

New Zealand
Dianne Giles, BA(SocSc) Dip.Ed(Guid) Dianne is a grief specialist  trained in Family and Narrative Therapy.

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Ned Levitt

Toronto, Canada
Ned Levitt

Ned is a leading Toronto lawyer, writer, professional speaker and grief companion



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Liana Lowenstein, M.S.W., RSW, CPT-S

Toronto, Ontario
Liana Lowenstein

Liana is known for her clinical work, publications, and workshops in the area of traumatized children.



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Stem Mahlatini, Ed.D. LCSW

Salem, MA, USA
Stem Mahlatini

Dr. Mahlatini Workplace Crisis & Grief Speciliast



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Mal and Dianne McKissock

Terrigal, Australia
Mal and Dianne  McKissock

Dianne and Mal have provided counseling for thousands of dying and bereaved. They are one of Australia's best known and respected bereavement counselors and educators.



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Richard D. Meadows Jr., M.Div

Orlando, Florida, USA
Richard D. Meadows Jr.

Pastor, Counselor and Chaplin



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Stephanie Raby, M.S.W., P.S.W.

Montreal, Canada
Stephanie Raby

Stephanie has a private practice in Montreal, Canada. Experienced in counselling HIV+ and AIDS patients and their families, as well as specializing in crisis intervention iand trauma.



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Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CBS

New Jersey, USA
Barbara Rubel

Barbara is a Nationally renowned author and keynote speaker specializing in sudden and unanticipated loss, suicide and burnout prevention for professionals.



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Sherry Russell

Florida, U.S.A.
Sherry Russell

Accomplished writer, speaker and researcher specializing in grief management for over twenty years



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Nancee Sobonya, MA

California, U.S.A.
Nancee Sobonya

Nancee is a filmmaker, director and producer of the educational documentary 'The Gifts of Grief'. Her private practice enables her to provide grief and spiritual counseling.



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Margarita Suarez, MA, RN

California, U.S.A.
Margarita Suarez

Margarita Suarez is a counselor, trainer and lecturer whose professional emphasis is diversity, grief therapy, self-growth, and self-care.



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Brenda Paik Sunoo

Orange County, California
Brenda Paik Sunoo

Certified grief specialist and noted author. Her areas of expertise include helping bereaved parents and grief recovery in the workplace



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Rudy Wietfeldt, MEd, BA, EMCA

Toronto, Canada
Rudy Wietfeldt

 

"The glass is completely full – it’s half full of water and half full of air."



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