Approved Grief & Bereavement Counselors & Therapists
As a service to our members and visitors to this page, we have created this list of bereavement counselors and therapists who we have screened for specific attributes, the most important of which is an acceptance of their clients' belief in survival of consciousness.
Forever Family Foundation provides access to various resources to it’s members and the public. Forever Family Foundation has compiled a list of mental health professionals who have been identified as knowledgeable and educated as to inclusion of the spiritual and afterlife beliefs of their clients in their practice. The practitioners who are listed were screened solely for their knowledge in afterlife beliefs and it’s role in their work with their clients. Forever Family Foundation does not endorse, or exercise any control over any specific professional, nor is it responsible for the practices, protocols or business pursuits of any professional appearing on its resource page. When seeking mental health and counseling professionals, you are encouraged to exercise due diligence in selecting any practitioner.
Founding Mental Health Professionals Committee
Piero Calvi-Parisetti, MD is a Medical Doctor, Author, and a former Humanitarian, but his interest is in applying psychical research for the benefit of the bereaved and the dying. He developed an original counseling approach for those who suffer because of the loss of a loved one. It is centered around a rational evidence-based belief in life after life. In 2012 he developed Love Knows No Death, a self-help workbook in which he invested 2,000 hours of work and the production of 23 video modules. He generously donated the entire project to Forever Family Foundation. Dr. Parisetti is now offering individualized counseling through email and Skype, which he describes as personalized, compassionate and confidential grief and bereavement recovery advice based on the Continuing Bonds approach.
Beth Christopherson, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Houston, TX. Her practice and published work focuses on integrating spirituality into the client's healing process. She has written about the ethics, options, and challenges for mental health providers in assessing and addressing afterlife beliefs and spiritual experiences in articles such as The Elephant in the Room of Grief and The Spiritual but not Religious: What Social Workers Need to Know. She also developed and presented the workshop “Ethically Integrating Afterlife Beliefs in Therapy” at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Because she values both the academic and spiritual aspects of grief and loss, Beth serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Death and Dying; she is also a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and Forever Family Foundation. One of her passions is teaching and encouraging others to succeed; therefore, Beth frequently presents at local universities and medical schools on a variety of topics related to mental health and quality-of-life issues.
Dr. Mo Therese Hannah is a Professor of Psychology at Siena College in Loudonville, New York and a psychologist practicing in upstate New York. As a clinician, she specializes in couples therapy, grief work, and trauma recovery. A member of Forever Family Foundations' Academic Advisory Board, Dr. Hannah is trained in Induced After Death Communication (IADC) therapy, which helps to heal grief and facilitates communication between the bereaved and deceased loved ones. She has served as a featured presenter/facilitator at several FFF bi-annual grief retreats and has also presented her ideas on Signs of Life radio program.
Additional Health Professionals
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