Practice Ethics for Grief Counseling:
I believe in the power of civic love and compassionate relationships to heal the most wounded.
I believe in the capacity for all human beings to be transformed by loss.
I believe that beauty exists with the pain.
I believe we do not have to relinquish our Beloved Dead in order to heal from grief. Rather, we integrate our losses in whatever way feels most authentic for us.
I believe that grief is a normal response to the death of a loved one thus I do not work with or treat mental illnesses or disorders. Rather, my practice area is solely focused on traumatic bereavement.
I believe that which cannot be measured can be the most potent healer. I use mindfulness and meditation, ecotherapy (such as wilderness, nature, barefoot hiking), music, art, poetry, metaphor, philosophy, bibliotherapy (books), sangha (community), and many non-traditional healing modalities.
Should you wish to contact the MISS Foundation to schedule a grief counseling appointment, please email us. Should you wish to contact Dr. Cacciatore to inquire about an intensive session, please contact her directly.
In the spirit of compassion, we follow the practice guidelines of the MISS Foundation as delineated: