The lonely grief journey….

April 24, 2019
Stillbirth Matters
Stillbirth Matters
The lonely grief journey....
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In this episode, Chris Duffy visits with Kathleen Massman, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Clinical Director of Healing Moments Counseling.

Kathleen was drawn to a special interest and passion for working with perinatal loss families following the loss of her son Jacob, in 2011.

She has over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of clients including individuals, couples, families and groups. Her bachelor’s degree was obtained from The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in English and Philosophy and her Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling was obtained from Capella University. Kathleen is a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider and she is certified by Postpartum Support International.

Kathleen enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, and utilizes an eclectic therapy approach tailored to meet the needs of her clients. She utilizes Client-Centered, Compassionate Bereavement Care, EMDR and Holistic Therapy to help clients reach their individual goals. Her belief in the personal power that each individual possesses, guides the therapy process. Her areas of specialty include: perinatal bereavement (pregnancy and infant loss), child loss, traumatic bereavement, depression, postpartum depression, postpartum mood disorders, anxiety, pregnancy after a loss, serious illness/terminal diagnosis and trauma.  Kathleen is a member of Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota, Postpartum Support International, Pregnancy Loss & Infant Death Alliance, International Stillbirth Alliance and The MISS Foundation Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider Network. 

In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys gardening, canning and spending time with her husband and children.

Phone: 763-732.3351 ext. 700

Email: [email protected]


Thank you for sharing your experience and insights. I found your statement about what you know about grief (from an educational and professional standpoint) takes on a whole different meaning when you actually go through the experience yourself. This resonated with me so well. I’ve cared for end-of-life patients in the adult world in my profession. I’ve educated patients and families about the grieving process. I’ve provided support to the bereave families. Everything I know and have bestowed upon others about grief in the past flew out the window the second we found out our son no longer had a heartbeat (at 32 weeks). Although our loss is still so new (10 weeks), it boggles my mind that I cannot grapple with this grieving process.

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