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Janni Firestone, Grief & Loss Specialist, Spiritual Counselor

The Grief & Trauma Center

Janni began her career with a strong desire to help people discover who they are and what they believe, and how those things affect their daily life and decisions. Following this passion, she earned her Master of Arts in Religion and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation.


After her own personal experience with grief, Janni changed her focus to helping others learn how to process the pain and difficulty that come with loss. This led her to pursue additional studies in grief and loss and become a Certified Grief Counselor. She is currently a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

Janni believes that grief demands our attention. It seeps into every area of our lives, whether we recognize it or not. If you have experienced loss—whether it be the death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, change in your health, job, or sense of self—Janni would love to work with you as you navigate life in light of that loss. Together, you and Janni can create practical tools for growth and healing that help you move from pain to peace as you discover who you are and what life looks like after loss.

She has been in the mental health industry for 5 years, but brings with her over 20 years of experience helping people cope with loss, life changes, and struggles with their sense of self.

Janni loves spending time with her close friends and family playing board games, cuddling with her dog, Loki, and reading criminal profiling books or watching true crime documentaries.

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