Have you ever had your heart broken?

Perhaps a relationship ended, a loved one died, or maybe life didn’t turn out the way you expected. When we experience disappointment or loss, it is natural to go through a grieving process. Yet, in our American culture, there is very little time and space for grief to be expressed. We think we need to get on with our lives and appear strong to friends and family. We don’t want to burden others with our sadness so we hold in our grief. Or, afraid to reach out for support, we grieve alone.

Repressing grief is unhealthy.

It causes us to close our hearts and shut down. Our vital energy is drained and we experience very little passion for life. Feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled and depressed, we don’t live up to our fullest potential. When healing our grief, our vital energy is renewed and our passion for life is restored. As our hearts heal, they open, creating more room for joy.

I can provide a safe container for you to heal your grief.

In each session, we can work on:

  • Healing your painful feelings like anger, regret, guilt, resentment and sadness
  • Transforming your limiting thought patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck
  • Creating purpose and meaning from your loss
  • Re-inventing how you see yourself and the world
  • Restoring your inspiration, passion and vitality for life
  • Overcoming your fears and obstacles that keep you from living the life of your dreams

I use a variety of empowering techniques including cognitive behavioral, experiential and body-centered therapies, as well as guided visualizations, to assist you on your healing journey. As a catalyst, I ignite your own inner wisdom which I believe holds the keys to your transformation. Clients often report feeling much “lighter” after each session.

Working with me you may experience:

  • More inner-peace, joy and fulfillment
  • Greater physical health and vitality
  • Having more energy for your life…your work, your relationships, etc.
  • Clarity about your life purpose and direction
  • Feeling empowered to create the life of your dreams


“Karen, I am so grateful to be working with you. You are AMAZING! I lost my son, Matthew, March 10, 2011, at the age of 20, and looked for a therapist and tried a couple that I just did not connect with and did not help me. After 2 sessions with you I feel so much lighter! Your intuitive side shows up at exactly the right moment and your processes and skills help me move through “stuff” that I have kept deep inside and stuck in for a very long time. Thank you so much for helping me through a horrific experience.”  – Marguerite, Parker, CO

“When I came to Karen I had no idea who I was and what I wanted to do with my life.  I had experienced several failed relationships, addictions, traumatic experiences and I felt very alone. Karen helped me awaken to my authentic self and to see the joy and love in my life. Karen guided me on this journey gently, lovingly and with complete unconditional acceptance. She supported me through the grief and pain of each revelation I came to about certain aspects of my life. I am a whole, loving, thriving human being as a direct result of Karen Mehringer.  Karen has truly helped me to live a joy-filled, purposeful life.” – Cindy, Denver, CO

“After my daughter’s tragic death, Karen’s voice was like an angel talking to my spirit. She said, “Honor the emotion” unlike every other counselor who said, “This is normal, here’s a pill.” NO, NO Pills. I have to feel this and be fully present to the pain, whatever it takes, to be fully present to the joy that awaits on the other side. Karen intuitively knew this, and so started my journey, my transformation from loss to joy. Have I discovered joy yet? No, but I’m discovering who I am. With or without my daughter’s death, this is a prerequisite to finding out who I am before genuine joy is possible.” – Lezlie, Las Vegas, NV

“My work with Karen has been life changing. After only eight sessions, I am moving forward on my journey in a much more empowered and purposeful way.” – Margaret, Bowie, MD

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I offer private sessions in-person at my office in Santa Cruz, California:

406 Mission Street, Suite E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I also offer phone and Zoom sessions, in which you can experience the convenience, comfort and privacy of being at home. Here is what one of my on-line clients had to say:

“I am amazed at how well it works! I can relax in the comfort of my own home and still feel like I am sitting right across from you.” – C.D., Denver, Colorado

Sessions are $145 per hour.

Call or email today for a free 20-minute phone consultation to determine if my services are a good fit for you. 831-359-2441 or karen@transformingloss.com

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” 

-John Vance Cheney