Death Doula Services

Clients may choose from any services offered.

I offer a free, 45 minute consultation. During the consultation I listen to your needs and see how best I can serve you.

A Death Doula’s work typically involves 3 phases:

  1. Education & Planning
  2. Respite care, vigil sitting & death care
  3. Grief & memorial care

You can be at any stage to use my services.

Education & Planning

Phase 1

All planning and consultation services are $60 per hour unless otherwise noted. Some services require additional fees for additional planning/support time, travel or material expenses.

You can be at any stage of health or life to use my planning services.

ADVANCED CARE PLANNING

It’s never too late to make a plan! Putting plans in place so that your medical wishes are honored if you are unable to speak for yourself. Legal requirements differ in each state.

FUNERAL PLANNING

I help to organize your final disposition wishes so that they will be honored. If a loved one has died and you feel overwhelmed, I can guide you through the funeral planning process. I am not associated with a funeral home and therefore, I make no income from funeral merchandise. I’m available upon request to be present during the funeral for additional support.

HOME FUNERAL EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION

For those curious about home funeral practices and legal requirements but not yet ready to organize a home funeral. I educate and guide individuals who are curious about home funerals and/or green burial. You can have a home funeral AND traditional disposition if you wish.

Home Funeral Workshop ($120)

Gather your friends, family or organization and learn about a home funeral. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to create the home funeral environment and care for a body after death for viewing. No deceased involved. Requires 4-6 people. Runs approximately 2 hours.

GREEN BURIAL EDUCATIONAL CONSULT

For the curious about green burial practices but are not ready to organize a funeral.

HOME FUNERAL AND/OR GREEN BURIAL PLANNING ($360)

I educate and guide those who desire a home funeral and/or green burial. You can have a home funeral AND traditional disposition if you wish. This includes on call support during the actively dying stages through 24 hours after death.

VIGIL PLANNING & SITTING

Sitting vigil as death approaches aims to provide comfort in life’s final moments. I help organize visits so the transitioning individual, family and friends are not overwhelmed. I’m available to answer questions about the dying process, including home funerals.

MEMORIAL PLANNING & SERVICES

I can help you plan memorial services for your loved one or to organize your own so that your wishes are honored. I’m available upon request to be present for support or to officiate the service.


Respite Care, Vigil Sitting & Death Care

Phase 2

All phase 2 services are contract based and will vary based on individual needs and circumstances.

Most individuals I work with in this stage are receiving hospice or palliative care.

Additional services such as Reiki and Therapeutic music can be added into contracts.

RESPITE CARE SUPPORT

I help put together care schedules, update extended family & friends. I can organize and coordinate additional help for home cleaning, bathing and other services This gives primary caregivers a rest and provides support for individuals who don’t have a support system. I am not licensed to help with bathing and caregiving if that nature. I’m not available for overnight work with the exception of vigil sitting.

VIGIL SITTING & SUPPORT

I offer support and guidance during the actively dying process. I’m available to answer your questions. During this time I’m on call 24/7 and can be reached by phone, ZOOM, FaceTime or in-person.

HOME FUNERAL, IF DESIRED

As a home funeral guide, I can guide you in care for your loved one’s body at home following death.


Memorial & Grief Care

Phase 3

All Grief care services are donation based.

Memorial art is commissioned based with set prices.

GRIEF CARE

I offer Grief Care Services for a year and one day after the death of a loved one. Services include respite care, a listening line and completion of legacy/memorial projects.

CREMATION ART

I create custom abstract art on canvas with acrylic paint and cremains ( both human and furry family members). I capture your loved ones personality with color, texture and movement. The piece becomes a keepsake to honor your loved one.


OTHER SERVICES

Clinical Musician Services

As a Clinical Musician, I use therapeutic music on the violin to provide comfort at the bedside of patients.

Therapeutic music is an art based on the science of sound and is intended to alleviate the physical, mental, and emotional suffering that can accompany illness, trauma and the end stages of life.

Medicine Woman Services

I offer various healing practices such as home blessings, reiki, chakra balancing, energy clearing, tarot card readings, dream interpretation guide, etc. Doula clients may add these services.