End of Life Doula Directory
Need a Certified End of Life Doula?
Doulagivers® Certified End of Life Doulas are thoroughly trained in all three phases of End of Life Care. Before being awarded certification, students must obtain a minimum of 30 hours of bedside experience, successfully complete all learning modules, pass the Doulagivers final exam, and pass a level 2 background check. Every Doula is required to be an active member of the Doulagiver Membership in order to keep updated with the most current education and evaluation of their ethical practice.
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I have been a health care worker since becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant at age 16. I went on to complete my Registered Nurse degree, and gained valuable experience through the years working in nursing homes, hospitals, home health/hospice and clinic settings. Most of my career was spent taking care of the elderly. My experiences…Read More
My name is Penny Guilford and I live in Gore, Virginia. I love anything spiritual and I read as much as I’m able to. I’m a birth doula, birth bereavement doula, and an end of life doula. I’m certified through Birth Boot Camp, Stillbirthday, and Doulagivers. I also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associate degree in education, and I formerly worked as a certified nursing assistant in home health care. Part of my life’s journey is helping to guide others up and over the mountain from one life to the next, whether that’s celebrating a new little soul joining us in this world, or celebrating one of our own returning home, as much as we wish to keep them here. I would love to help you and your family navigate these sacred experiences.Read More
Hello, my name is Penny Phelps and I have completed the End of Life Certified Doulagivers program. I am so happy to hold this space of presence and build trust and education a loved one experiencing their end of life and help create a beautiful space for a legacy to be transformed into precious memories.Read More
Lynne-Anne McGrail is the founder of A Peaceful Transition, a division of A Better You, Inc. based in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She is certified as a Life Coach, an End-of-Life Doula (EOLD) and Doula Consultant through Doulagivers International. She also has…Read More
Since 1998, Mindy has worked with thousands of older adults and their families to bring quality of life, comfort and meaning to those in their later years or with significant medical conditions. While some of Mindy’s journeys with clients take just weeks, many are deeper connections that have grown over years and, as the individual’s needs change, her approach and focus does as well. As a licensed social worker, Mindy utilizes interventions to help reduce fear and anxiety, promote informed decision-making, strengthen relationships and reconnect to joyful living. Enhancing the well-being of her clients is the very heart of Mindy’s practice.Read More
Greetings. I am Sandra Aligarbes and I am an End of Life Doula working in the rural Northwest New Mexico. Having worked as a home hospice nurse for over 8 years, I am familiar with the physical, cultural and social diversity of the area. I am most appreciative of this diversity and very respectful of…Read More
I finished my education with an Associate and Diplomate in Logotherapy (Therapy through Meaning))from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. That was followed by a Doctorate of Ministry in Franklian Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation. I completed this education at age 50, after raising my family. My published work on the subject is: LIVE…Read More
Since graduating from a post-baccalaureate program in 2015, Erik worked various jobs until COVID-19 swept through their community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The coronavirus had taken the world by surprise, leaving millions devastated and unprepared. Facing the harsh realities of a pandemic encouraged Erik to learn about caring for the sick and dying. Their relationship to…Read More
Barb’s professional journey would be considered non-traditional by many. Barb earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Systems Management during her mid-30s. While raising her children Barb returned to school in her mid-40s to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Healthcare Communication. From there she spent 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry and then…Read More
My name is Susan Wolf-Hall. I worked in the medical field as a Nursing Home Assistant, Health Care Companion and Emergency Medical Technician during the early 80s. I changed careers to the Environmental field for 15+ years. After that I homeschooled my children for 13 years. During my lifetime I have seen death in hospitals…Read More