Claire Bidwell Smith | Therapy Services

One-Time Personal Consultation (90-Minute | Phone or Skype)

A grief-coaching session designed for individuals wishing to process a particular aspect of their loss or trouble-shoot bigger picture issues. The first half of the session will be centered around information-gathering and then based on this information, I will provide tips, tools, resources, and overall symptom management strategies.



Grief can last a lifetime if it is not processed. I work with clients who are years out from the loss and also clients who have only recently lost a loved one. Over ten years of working in hospice and one on one with clients has given me a broad scope of experience with which to understand all the particular facets of grief.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor #180007946

“Living overseas and away from my support network makes grief work even more isolating. Fortunately, with Claire’s help, I now feel connected to a sisterhood and ‘heard’ with regards to my grief. She is a warm and intuitive counselor who not only provides comfort and encouragement but also a sense of hope that there is life beyond loss.”
— Leslie, Taipei

“Claire was really the only person that truly understood how deeply my parent’s deaths affected me. She helped me through my Dad’s sudden death this past year. And also guided me on how to grieve my Mom’s death from cancer many years ago….when I was just a little girl, only 7 years old. Claire has been a Godsend and I truly feel that she is a huge part of why I have made it through this difficult year. I have learned so much about myself through my sessions with her and she helped me feel like I wasn’t alone.”
— Krystal, Alberta, Canada

“Claire Bidwell Smith has the ability to wrap her deep psychology background and understanding of frameworks for dealing with grief in an intimate and soft discussion that makes the client feel incredibly well supported. Perhaps as a result of her own losses, she becomes a partner in going through the process of grief with the person experiencing deep loss, and not just a medical professional. As a result, she has significantly advanced my ability to brave the storms of grief and even to see some of the beauty that it yields as well. I am forever indebted.”
— Jaime, Los Angeles