Diane “Dee Dee” Rodriguez is a registered mental health counselor intern with a private practice in Melbourne, Florida. With a passion for grief care, education and advocacy she helps the bereaved heal their matters of their heart, mind, body and soul as they discover meaningful living despite everyday grieving.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology with a focus on clinical mental health and a certification in addictions counseling.
She has a long history of working with families with children diagnosed with childhood cancer; is an avid bone marrow donor advocate; and volunteers providing 11th hour services in adult hospice care.
Her practice focuses on traumatic and sudden loss, child loss, parental loss and the loss of a spouse or significant other. She also helps couples who struggle with grief recover from infidelity and betrayals.
Her vision is to create a culture where grief care is embraced empathetically – so that grief illiteracy and avoidance is replaced with compassionate connections that nourish a life in alignment with each individual’s authentic well-being.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- The difficulty in talking about death
- What is mindful grieving
- Signs from loved ones after their gone
- The importance of language during grieving
- How acknowledging grief, not ignoring it, can help you through the grieving process