Websites

Pregnancy Loss


Anticipated Grief and Loss of Child


End Of Life Education & Care


Support for Children

  • When Families Grieve Sesame Street Workshop to help children and parents with loss and grief.  www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/grief
  • Sesame Street Toolkits Website offers useful tools, videos and handouts regarding many parenting issues including emotions, military living, growing up, science, and even living with asthma.  No cost registration gives parents additional support resources.   www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits


Survivors of Suicide & Suicide Prevention


Downloadable Articles

Grieving Your Pet May 31, 2017 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR

Remember the Grieving Mother on Mother's DayMay 12, 2017 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR

Life Changes

  • Adaptation to life with our Loved One
  • Adjusting Family & Friend Relationships
  • ​Self Esteem & Identity Issues
  • Work/Employment/Retirement Considerations
  • ​Anticipating and Planning for Holidays and Special Days
  • Changes in faith due to Loss
  • Social and Cultural Expectations
  • ​The Reality of Living with Grief


Creative Interventions

  • Art Therapy
  • Poetry
  • Musical Influences
  • Creative Exploration of Relationship with Loved One, Family, Life, Values and Yourself

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Mini Course

Loss is experienced throughout life through significant changes over time.   It seems that you may be able to adjust and accept change in some situations.  Then, there are other situations that you find you may have difficulty sharing with people, have a hard time concentrating or getting motivated, or have feelings at an intensity you never have experienced before.  You are learning how to live without your Loved One, you may feel like a stranger to yourself and you are forever changed because of this loss.


Your grief is unique to you, and is without comparison. I am passionate about bereavement and I want to hear about your Loved One.  You will receive individualize, compassionate care and assistance  to  guide you through your experience of adjusting to a new way of living.

Understanding Grief

  • Sharing your loss
  • Stages of Grief & Tasks of Grief
  • Loss History
  • Types of Grievers
  • Secondary Losses
  • Complicated or Compounded Grief Experiences
  • Traumatic Loss 
  • Delayed Grief Reactions
  • Anticipatory Grief​​
  • Spiritual Considerations in Grief
  • Moving Through Grief


Intense Emotions & Stress Management

  • Coping with Stress of Life Changes due to Loss
  • Become familiar with Your Intensity of Emotions 
  • Mindfulness & Awareness to Personal Stressors
  • Strength Based & Positive Psychology Approaches to Resiliency
  • Personal Creativity and Humor as Strengths
  • Oscillation between grief & attending to life 
  • Relationship to Emotional Pain in association to the Loss or Death Experience.
  • Recognize Symptoms of Stress Exhaustion

Grief Programs 

Holiday Survival

6 Week Course that includes educational, artful interaction and further exploration to move from apprehension to comfort for the holidays.  Enrollment is the last two weeks of October. 

Comprehensive Support for Grief & Loss

Receive three emails within a week in an exclusive Email mini-course with insight building information as well as tools you can use.


Topics of the course include: 

  • Life Relationships
  • Self-Care


**Be sure to open the confirmation email and click the link to "activate' for your emails to begin.

All Chartreuse Center programs are offered online through Chartreuse Learning. 


"Mending Me" Grief Course
This Art Therapy group explores our new identity after experiencing the loss of a loved one.  Life changes are experienced on many levels including roles, family relationships, friendships, and views and beliefs about our personal identity.  A variety of expressive techniques will be utilized to explore our new way of living. 
This is an 8 week course and enrollment occurs the 4 times a year in the first two weeks of January, April, July, September. Each seasonal course has different information in order to provide support through the year.

Reduce feeling alone... Enhance coping...Deepen insight

Specialized Counseling for

Fertility Issues, Perinatal Support & Grief

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Useful Grief & Loss Resources

Held in my Heart

Specialized Services for Grief & Loss