I believe these are really opportunities to develop the hidden resources already inside us. 

You can make a change.

I specialize in strength based therapy for life transitions, with the goal of helping you see the forest from the trees and live a more centered life. Think of it as a kind of life coaching through life transitions.


How do you want to come through this period of transition?

Who do you want to be and how do you want to feel in the future? 

Would you like to feel more connected, more joyful?


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Leslie Hunt Palumbo

LSCW and Reiki Master

I am a psychotherapist, grief counselor, and author, with over 20 years experience helping people move through loss and life transitions feeling more empowered. I help clients connect with their true center during turmoil in order to live their best, most empowered lives. It is my ultimate goal to help people open their awareness to the peace and beauty available in every moment. I offers workshops, support groups, and strength based individual therapy. In addition to my traditional clinical training as an LCSW, I have studied in meditation retreat with Pema Chodron and Eckhart Tolle, and I always bring an element of mindfulness into my work. 


A special focus is working with the bereaved, both as a gentle guide for families through the hospice experience, and as a facilitator, helping people access the peace available even in the midst of great loss. I have experienced, and teach, that grief is a sacred process which, while accompanied by deep pain, also provides an opportunity for each of us to expand into a greater version of ourselves. In my calm but uplifting style, I am currently leading retreats as well as group & individual teachings on the Gifts of Grief. Check the calendar for my upcoming 2020-2021 Wisdom of Grief Workshops and explore my book, The Wisdom of Grief: Mining the Treasure Inherent in Great Loss, and stay tuned for new blog posts and my upcoming podcast.


A gifted energy worker and Reiki Master of the Usui lineage, I facilitated Reiki offerings as part of the Integrative Medicine department at Yale’s Smilow Cancer Hospital. In my Reiki practice, I use training and intuition to help clients with physical and emotional blocks in the body, bringing healing with an added level of peace.

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The Wisdom of Grief is a spiritual self-help book for the bereaved about how to recognize and maximize the opportunities for transformation in this universal human experience. Gripping, honest, and inspirational, it offers knowledge and specific contemplations to help grievers move fluidly through this often painful but potentially life expanding experience. Part memoir of complicated grief, part professional perspective on grieving, part guidebook through the transcendental journey of grief, the Wisdom of Grief is a map, guiding us gently to a place beyond fear, where an immense treasure lies, waiting to be unearthed.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi
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