Beth Erlander (she/her)

LPC, ATR

Hi. I'm Beth Erlander aka the Grief Freak. I am passionate about helping you navigate grief because I have personally grappled with it.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you lost in a world that is upside down because you just lost that which you loved? Are you wondering if you will ever be able to fully feel joy again? Are you finding that you are having more losses related to your primary loss? And are you finding it hard to talk to friends and family because they simply feel you should be over this by now? Well, you my dear, are stuck in the messy world of grief. You don't have to do this on your own, let me be your guide and grief coach.

My Background and Approach

I have been honing my therapeutic skills and crafting an out of the box way of working with grief in order to provide you what you need during a very confusing time. I have been a body-centered and art therapy based psychotherapist for the past 21 years. And then for the past 8 years, I have been deeply immersed in my own grief process. You see, my world went upside down when my life partner crashed on his mountain bike resulting in a broken neck and lifelong quadriplegia. We lost so much. So my work is infused by my own reconciliation process of grief. I walked part of the Camino and dove into doing West African grief rituals, calling on the world of nature and the creative arts in order to keep my grief moving. When you work with me, I will be focused on crafting a plan that is tailored to who you are and what you need in order to befriend your grief and live a good life again. I will give you tools to use for your body, mind, emotions, and your spirit. This is soul work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that the world needs to learn how to grieve now more than ever. We need to learn how to process many layers of grief-personal grief, but also ancestral, generational, and now collective grief. I call myself the Grief Freak because I am deeply passionate about normalizing grief and helping you and many others to simply befriend it. I also call myself the Grief Freak because we live in a culture that is freaky about grief. Grief is as natural as breathing. We grieve because we love. I am a body geek; I value learning all I can about how best to be in this mental/emotional/physical/spiritual body. I love teaching you tips and tricks to make you have an easier embodied experience. I value the natural world and do my best to support organizations like The Nature Conservancy. I value my ancestors and my heritage. I vow to learn more from them so I can be a better human being especially living on a land that was colonized and taken from the Arapahoe. I value all life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 21 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $110 - 150/session

Info

720-470-3513 Email Beth
5412 Idylwild Trail, #107
Boulder, CO 80301

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