Welcome to Hamrah Holistic Grief Counseling, where I am dedicated to walking alongside you through the difficult journey of grief and loss with compassion and understanding. Grief can be associated with loss of a loved one, or other types of loss and life transition, including finances, health, pets, or other life impacting trauma. Generally speaking, grief is a reaction to a loss or change. It is a personal journey. Everyone copes differently.

This was not a path I ever thought I would be on. Aside from being an immigrant at a young age, going through relationship hardship and major financial loss, and being a single parent to an amazing daughter, losing my father, sister, and mother in a span of 5 years, shook me to my core. Since I still had to work and function, I needed to learn about grief and how to survive IT! It’s been a long journey. One that has compelled me to share my experience and be a fellow traveler to those on the same road.

There is a lot of material out there on grief, and many experts sharing their stories. We all resonate with a different person.

But if you are…

  • A woman in your mid-years
  • Have endured loss or anticipate loss of a loved one
  • Are a caregiver

….I would be honored to be your fellow traveler on a path I only know too well. I realized in my own journey that sometimes you just need a person to hold a container for your grief so you can sort through your emotions. Grief needs to be experienced and moved through and more importantly, witnessed.

My Approach

I offer a range of grief counseling services tailored to meet the unique needs of everyone.

Individual grief counseling: One-on-one counseling sessions, remotely from the comfort of your own home, provide a safe and supportive space for clients to work through their emotions and find healing.

In my experience (and that of my clients), it takes a minimum of 3 months to work through a layer, learn tools and get to a point where you can handle the waves of emotions that come up and know what to do for each emotion as it arises.

The investment is $999 for 3 months, and is typically sufficient to empower you to work through your grief. What you will get:

  • Two 50-55 minute sessions each month by phone, Zoom or Google Meet (total of 6 sessions)
  • One 30-40 minute emergency session if needed
  • Unlimited email support
  • Tools and materials to support you through your grief process.

The program is designed to support you in a 3-month structured process and enable you to move forward, however, some clients need more time or may be dealing with multiple layers of grief and opt to renew for additional terms.


Group Workshops: 2 to 4 times a year TBA

*** If you are interested in a Group workshop or Retreat, please join our waiting list here, and you will be first to know when the next one is scheduled. There is no cost for registering on the waiting list, and it does not obligate you to to participate, but saves space for you, should you decide to signup when the next session is scheduled.

Retreats in a variety of settings: 1 to 2 times a year TBA

*** If you are interested in a Group workshop or Retreat, please join our waiting list here, and you will be first to know when the next one is scheduled. There is no cost for registering on the waiting list, and it does not obligate you to to participate, but saves space for you, should you decide to signup when the next session is scheduled.


Resources: I offer a variety of free resources to guide you along your grief journey.

At Hamrah Holistic Grief Counseling, I believe that the grieving process is unique for each individual and requires a personalized approach. I work closely with clients to understand their needs and develop a treatment plan that meets them where they are on their journey. I believe that healing the mind, body, and spirit is essential to the grief recovery process, and my holistic approach addresses all three areas.

We hold our grief and stress not just emotionally, in our physical body without being aware of it. By working on all three levels and moving stuck energy out with the use of energy medicine, guided imagery and meditation, my intention is to bring the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies into balance, one layer at a time.

Choosing a grief counselor is a profoundly personal decision, and I understand that finding the right match is crucial to successful treatment. At Hamrah Holistic Grief Counseling, I offer:

  • Compassionate, non-judgmental safe, and supportive environment for clients.
  • A collaborative approach that takes into account the client’s unique needs and preferences.
  • A commitment to helping clients heal on all levels – mind, body, and spirit.
  • A holistic approach that integrates traditional talk therapy with alternative therapies for a comprehensive healing experience.

If you’re struggling with grief and loss, I am here to help. Contact me today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation and begin your journey toward wholeness.

How May I Walk With You?

You are invited to subscribe and receive the free Navigating Grief bundle. The bundle consists of Tools for Navigating Grief and a Grief Journal to help you walk your new path. Grief is a natural part of life, but navigating through it can be incredibly challenging. I look forward to joining you on your path as a source of comfort and encouragement.


* Please note that it may take up to 30 mintues to receive your email bundle. If after 30 minutes you still have not received your email bundle, please check your spam folder. If you have any issues signing up or receiving your download, please contact me here.



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My Latest Book Project

I contributed a chapter to Hemali V. Vora’s book, Sacred Death.

This is a book of stories and inspiration. And it’s a little more than that. It’s a collaboration of 25 end-of-life experts, coaches, healers, therapists, and practitioners who’ve trained in modalities to assist the dying and their caregivers. This is a powerful book with glimpses into what’s next for us. It’s a collection of brave authors who share, not only what death means to them, but how life has changed with their deeper understanding.

Hi, I am Shabnam Hashemi, BSN, RN, GC-C. Hamrah means “fellow traveler” in Farsi. It is my honor to travel this path of grief and loss with you.

With personally experiencing grief in many life events, over 30 years of experience in healthcare, including hospice and supporting terminally ill patients and their grieving family members through the transition process  , as well as training in Cognitive Behavior Technique and Mindfulness, and learning from many leaders in the grief landscape, I feel confident in my approach to helping clients move through their grief and find meaning in their life.

Firmly grounded in my training and practice in various modalities of Energy Medicine (Reiki, Shamanic healing, Tong Ren, sound healing), I combine multiple healing modalities, in conjunction with grief counseling, to help move stagnant energy from the body where we hold stress, grief and trauma, without realizing it, which lead to chronic pain and illness.

I am a mother, a sister, and an aunt. Being near the ocean is my happy place, although anywhere in nature brings me close to what I consider the Great Spirit.

In 2021, I had the privilege to contribute a chapter to an Amazon bestselling book called Sacred Death- 25 Tools for the caregiver. My chapter depicts my experience of being a witness and later a caregiver to my younger sister who lived and died with metastatic breast cancer “on her own terms”. You can request a signed copy on this website.

My Blog

What I Have Learned About Hope and Faith

What I Have Learned About Hope and Faith

I had been feeling lost for some time and I could not pinpoint the reason. Grant it, I had experienced some recent losses, including my employment. But generally, I was trying to keep a positive outlook. I was working towards starting my own healing practice again, while looking for jobs, and using tools that I had to move through the emotions. And for a while all was reasonably well in my universe.

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Health As a Relative Perception

Health As a Relative Perception

Everyone defines being healthy differently according to their perception. For most, it is the absence of disease. For some, it is being able to perform their daily functions. For others, it is being balanced and whole, regardless of their physical limitations or illness.

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