Grief Certified Coach.

Pattie Vargas

Certified Grief Educator – Peer Parent Coach – Substance Use Loss  
Work Vacaville CA 95687 United States Cell Phone: 760-420-8444 Website: The Resilient Journey Blog: The Resilient Journey Blog

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • Certified Grief Educator
  • Certified Grief Informed Professional
  • Peer Parent Coach, Partnership to End Addiction and CMC:Foundation For Change –  Invitation to Change (ITC)
  • California State Organizer, Recovery Advocacy Project
  • Advisor and ITC:CRAFT Facilitator, The Stream
  • Facilitator, Grief OSC, Partnership to End Addiction
  • Advisory Committee, Addiction Recovery Communities of CA

Services Offered

When I lost my son, Joel, in 2017 to complications due to heroin/meth addiction, I entered a time of deep depression and utter hopelessness. When others tried to offer well-meaning support, they often tried to connect me with “their friend who lost their son in a car accident” or “someone whose child died after a tragic bout with cancer.”

It’s not the same.

There is a stigma associated with deaths of this kind and the judgment that says, “they did this to themselves” or a tendency to blame those who loved them. Those of us who have experienced this kind of loss understand there is no one-size-fits-all to working through grief.

Personalized Grief Support – Scheduled by you, on your timeline.

Some people prefer weekly “touchpoint” sessions, while for others, this is too much, too soon. You schedule your appointment via my personalized calendar. We will meet either by Zoom or, as many prefer, simply by phone.

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