In the aftermath of losing a loved one, clients’ thoughts may turn negative—or even downright catastrophic. Grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith offers activities to work with this extremely tender population.


Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC, is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of multiple books, including Conscious Grieving and Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. Led by her own experiences with grief and fueled by her work in hospice and private practice, Claire strives to provide support for all kins of people experiencing all kinds of loss. Claire offers numerous programs in addition to working with people on-on-one, as well as training other clinicians to work in the field of grief and loss.

Claire has been featured in and written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, The Today Show, Goop, Oprah Magazine, and Psychology Today. She deeply loves her work and is devoted to expanding the conversation about grief and loss. Find out more and connect with Claire at>