Lisa Haines, MSW, CPLC, CGE

Grief Counselor + Certified Grief Educator + Certified Professional Life Coach

Lisa graduated from Saint Mary's College with a BA in Social Work and received her Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. She became a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) through the Christian Coach Institute, accredited by the International Coach Federation.

As a Certified Grief Educator, Lisa is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief. Lisa completed a certificate program designed by world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler. She is grateful to bring his unique methodology, tools and decades of experience to help people navigate the challenges of grief. 


My passion, calling and ministry is to have the honor and privilege to serve individuals and families in their season of grief & loss.

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Lisa's philosophy with grief & loss is not a one size fits all approach. Her work in this field is designed specifically for you & your personal story. Lisa provides confidential, private sessions to facilitate support, hope, clarity, awareness, and grief education. 

Lisa views grief as a natural and normal response to loss and supports finding meaning and purpose in the midst of transition, sadness, and loss. Lisa is honored to accompany her clients to adapt and revive while coping with losses including death, loss of relationships, illness, and many other life transitions. 

Lisa is dedicated to helping clients feel understood, supported, valued and empowered to embrace the process of healing. With compassion, trust and confidence Lisa creates a safe and nurturing environment to foster healing for the bereaved. Clients have found Lisa to be warm, empathetic, compassionate, caring and non judgmental in their work together. 

Mission Statement

Life is a journey filled with transitions and losses. I am dedicated to companion with you in navigating through life's unexpected turns. I provide a safe place where you know you are welcome, seen, heard, valued, loved, and supported. Together space will be held to honor you and your loved one with care, empathy, and compassion. We will create heart-centered purposeful living through integrating your strengths into resiliency. On this journey, I am committed to helping you navigate towards hope and healing.


Meet Lisa

  • Indiana native
  • Am comfortable with silence
  • Stays present to just be
  • Believes life is a precious gift
  • Always remain hopeful

Lisa's career spans more than two decades in the field of grief & loss. While working as a bereavement counselor, Lisa has provided individual, couple, family counseling, facilitated grief support groups and has volunteered at weekend grief camps supporting children and their families. In addition, Lisa has had numerous speaking engagements on death, dying, grief and loss including anticipating mourning, loss of a child and how to support those who are grieving just to name a few.

Lisa's exceptional reputation as a counselor, coach, & speaker rests on her ability to engage, be passionate and committed to her clients. Lisa delivers in her down-to-earth style.

I'm often asked...

"How Can You Do This Hard Work?"

My answer is always the same. For me, it is not hard work, but instead, an honor to accompany others who are suffering from loss, grieving a loved one, and navigating through life. My life has been a journey of great love and deep loss. It gives meaning to my own experience to support others in their time of great suffering and loss. In doing so my work has always been to provide a safe place of compassion, empathetic listening, and empowerment to witness your grief, honor your loved one, and foster growth and healing.


Lisa's approach is primarily relational, practical, integrating mindfulness, utilizing client-centered and strengths-based approach. Lisa uniquely customizes and tailors her practice to each client's unique story of grief, loss, and transitions.

Lisa uses an integrative and eclectic approach to her counseling and coaching practice to help clients identify, understand, and gain awareness of the patterns in their lives that have interfered with their well-being. She helps clients process their behaviors, feeling, and thoughts.

Lisa champions and encourages you on every step of your journey. She advocates for you and aligns her unique skills and experience with your goals to generate a strong sense of healing, purpose and hope.

"We don't need a title to lead. We just need to care. People would rather follow a leader with a heart than a leader with a title."

~ Craig Groeschel

Learn More About Lisa's Services


Grief Counseling

Counseling is helpful in managing and healing the past, those areas that keep you stuck and unable to move forward.



Coaching seeks to help otherwise healthy individuals explore themselves and their lives and build a stronger vision for what they want out of life. Coaching can be complimentary to therapy but should not be considered a substitute.



Speaking is an opportunity to communicate the professional information as well as my personal experiences. It has been transforming to see how my life experiences can be used to encourage and bring hope to others on their journey.

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