About Barbara

Everything I do is to empower others to see their own greatness.  I believe everyone deserves to have someone special by their side to offer support, guidance, hope and encourage self-empowerment when someone dear to them has died.  From this heartfelt space is where I shine, naturally uplifting those grieving a loss.

I did not start out in this spot.  By 2004 my heart had stopped singing and I had lost myself.  After 29 years of marriage I started my life over.  I truly believe I have been guided to where I am supposed to be.

Through my life’s journey with moments of joy and deep despair I know I am no different than many of your clients.  Now, I define myself by the courage and strength it took me to get to where I am today.  Many others saw this in me long before I believed in myself.

First receiving a diploma from college as a Social Service Worker, then graduating from university at the age of 54 in 2010 with a degree in Thanatology; which is the study of death and loss, I opened my private practice “Healing a Heart’s Loss” as a grief counselor.

I now offer programs to empower counselors to confidently support their clients who present with grief and loss scenarios.

Are you ready to shine bright for your clients?


In addition, I offer one on one grief counselling to my clients in private practice.


The services provided by “Healing a Heart’s Loss” are LGBTQ positive.