Liberating unmourned loss/hurt and unforgiven guilt/shame

Pat McGuire

Opus Peace National Award Recipient

Patricia McGuire is an ADEC-certified bereavement counselor specializing in grief and traumatic loss. Her career at the Department of Veterans Affairs spanned nearly 20 years, where she was the Bereavement Coordinator.  In this capacity, she provided 1:1 grief counseling, bereavement interventions for Veterans with PTSD, group counseling, Memorial services, and bereavement programs. 

Bereavement interventions that she has developed have been used extensively throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs system nationwide. She is a grief facilitator in the PTSD-recovery program with First Responders in Tampa. 

She has also been an essential and integrative force in developing and supporting Deborah Grassman’s work. “I used Deborah’s book in my counseling practice and I saw, first hand, the healing effects.”

Pat McGuire can be reached by email at: