The Kindness of Others
Claire has the amazing gift of being with others so they feel heard, safe, and supported. Her strength of walking others gently through the healing process of grief is profound and inspiring. I always feel uplifted from being with her, and I appreciate the encouragement and transformation that takes place in her presence. Claire is both highly intuitive and truly brilliant at what she does, which makes her very effective and empowering as a grief coach and educator. I recommend Claire as an expert for anyone who is going through a difficult loss or transition (now or in the past). – Margalit Ward- Los Angeles, CA
Before beginning to seek coaching with Claire, I was paralyzed with complete hopelessness and at a total loss as to how to move forward in the face of such unspeakable tragedy. Having surrendered three of my precious babies before ever having the opportunity to hold them in my arms, I didn’t know what was worse: to risk another devasting loss or begin to fathom the idea of never carrying a child to term. I knew that I needed help, so I scoured the internet for counselors, coaches and therapists who specialized in this type of loss. I spoke with many of them by phone, but Claire immediately stood out. Both my husband and I were struck by the genuine ethic of care and evident commitment to getting me the support I needed, whether or not I ultimately became a client. So with that, I began seeing Claire with a seemingly unrealistic goal of evolving into a more balanced, peaceful individual who was prepared both physically and mentally to be a mom. I quickly got the sense that Claire took a wrap-around approach, with regular email check-ins and recommendations of resources and strategies that I could implement independently. The shift was palpable, and I was able to unclench my fists and take things one day at time, knowing that someone else was carefully walking with me in my journey. At the end of a short 3 months, I had actually attained my ambitious goal and felt so much healthier. Most significantly, I was 7 weeks pregnant with a healthy, beautiful baby girl! As I anxiously await the arrival of my daughter, I know that I am that much better prepared to be the kind of mother that she deserves. Thank you Claire for helping me to discover this version of myself. – J. Clemons-Los Angeles, CA
Claire is amazing! I feel blessed to have been led to her and don’t know how I would have gotten through my grief process without her intuitive encouragement. She’s incredibly understanding, inspiring, loving and comforting. She gets that grieving comes in many different shapes, sizes and timeframes and that none are right or wrong. She’s helped me move on with my life and even open up to falling in love again. I cannot thank or recommend her enough. She’s been a gift to me over this very difficult time. – A. Lundsten, Los Angeles, CA
I lost my beloved Siberian Husky, at the age of 13 to dementia. I had to put him down when his mental and physical health were no longer giving him a quality of life. Claire was brought into my life by viewing a page on my friend’s Facebook profile. I was searching for someone to help me get through this difficult time in my life. I felt that even though so many people expressed their condolences, I was still hurting deeply inside. I felt alone and depressed. I worked with Claire not only on the loss of Kodi, but many other losses in my life as well (Loss of my mother and father, and losses at work). I learned a great deal after working with Claire, not only about myself, but about how the loss of a loved one, whether it be a human or pet, can affect the way we function in our daily lifes. Claire helped me to recognize my strengths and we worked on healing my grief. I would like to thank you, Claire, for helping me to cross that bridge that so many people are afraid to face. I am a wiser soul since working with you. You have touched my life and I will always be grateful for your gift of helping people. With Much Love and Respect, – K. McDonald – Las Vegas, NV
I recently lost my daughter, she was just 19 days old. Such a horribly difficult time, nothing can really help or make you feel better, the pain is there no matter what. Claire helped me see there are ways to deal with the raw emotions, to move through unique stages of grief, to be more accepting, kinder and gentler on yourself. She helped me feel a little more in control and a little less lost. Focusing on the importance of a balanced mind body and soul, I was able to begin my healing process and start to prepare for my future. Through her sensitivity, unique outlook, wisdom and spirituality not only was I able to feel better, I was also able to feel a little closer and more connected to my daughter. – Z. Sayles. Los Angeles, CA.
Claire isn’t just a grief coach. She is an accountability partner to help you get through your day. She’s not simply there to talk about your emotions or your past. She utilizes those emotions into actionable steps you can take to get you back to balance. I’ve never lost anyone close to me, but she isn’t just for people who have lost a loved one. She helped me realize the changes I’ve made in my life were forms of loss. That was huge for me and it made me better understand why I have been feeling the way I do. Her positive attitude is also a godsend. – ~Williesha Morris~