Compassionate listening to support you through this deeply emotional event.

Help you determine what you want to do with the time you have left.

Attend doctor visits and hospice meetings as a patient/family advocate.

Coordinating caregiver support, and organizing the home front so you can concentrate on what is happening in the moment.

Provide spiritual support and discussions.

Caregiver respite.

Legacy work to find meaning and purpose in your life and leave something for your loved ones.

Facilitate the creation of a death plan to provide comfort.

Lead guided meditations to reduce anxiety and foster peace.

Guiding you to create a sacred space for sitting vigil during active dying.

Provide instruction for after-death body care.

Assist in memorial/funeral planning.

Educate about body disposition choices.

Plan ahead for birthdays and death day anniversaries.


WHEN HOSPICE ISN’T ENOUGH Hospice provides medical and emotional support services, but there are limits on the time they can devote to you and your family. My services are designed to supplement hospice care and be tailored to your individual needs and wishes. I offer a calming, reassuring presence and provide personalized, compassionate care. Together, we can develop a plan of care that accommodates you. Contact me for more details and to schedule a free consultation.

My services are charged by the hour ($40-60 sliding scale). Generally, I provide services in the Greater Portsmouth, New Hampshire area.

Companioning-  I provide this service in which I simply sit with the client, to listen or to engage in activities such as reading or reminiscing.

Support- I can help with organizing other providers such as housecleaning, pet walking and yard care. I can assist with planning when the client has died, such as contacting for prearranged services with a funeral home.

Respite care- There are many times that the primary caregiver needs time for themselves, for reflection or quiet time. Oftentimes the primary caregiver may want to go shopping, get together with friends or attend to business matters.


I have been an active Hospice volunteer with two different Hospice organizations since 2010

Certified  bereavement group co-facilitator

Certified University of Vermont End of Life Doula

Currently per diem Chaplain for MaineHealth hospital system

Spiritual Director, Spiritual Directors International


 Chaplaincy Institute of Maine – Ordained Interfaith Minister

M.A. Spiritual Direction Merrimack College (2023)

 B.A. Liberal Studies with concentrations in Behavioral Science and Gerontology University of Maine

Association of Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1

ACPE Clinical Pastoral Specialist

 Maine Hospice Council, research on spirituality and the dying process

 Member of the Ministry Team with Volunteers of America Northern New England Affiliate

Member – Spiritual Directors International Spiritual companioning, please see my listing at sdicompanions.org

Member – Interfaith Ministers of New England, IMNE

Member – Death Doula Collective

Member – National End-of-Life Doula Alliance

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