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 Marlisa Mills


Certified End of Life and Death Doula

        Certified Grief and Recovery    



Retired from a career as a therapist and hospice bereavement director, Marlisa has returned from New England to her hometown of Asheville, NC, where she has lived most of her life.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina, the University of Georgia and Georgia State, she has worked with patients and families facing end of life issues and all the magic and complications attached for four decades. She has practiced as a licensed social worker and addiction counselor in years past. She is a certified End of Life and Mourning Doula, and holds certification in grief recovery, after-death organizing, and home funeral conduction. Her passion is working with the emotional and spiritual aspects of the end-of-life journey and empowering people to make conscious, sacred choices. She lives and works in

Black Mountain, North Carolina.


  Annie Gustely


         Certified End of Life Doula

  Certified Creative Grief Practitioner


Annie is a retired school counselor and teacher, having worked with children of all ages for nearly three decades. She is originally from Northeastern Ohio and moved to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina in 2007. Annie is a graduate of Kent State University and The University of Akron. She has dedicated her career to supporting and guiding children and families through all of the ups and downs, joys and losses of everyday life.  She specializes in working with both young and old in dealing with the emotions of loss through the means of artistic expression and creative play.  She is a certified Reiki instructor and has studied mindfulness and meditation. She lives in Black Mountain.

Autumn Leaves

 For life and death are one,  even as the river and the sea                 are one.    Khalil Gibran

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