Psychotherapist, writer, grief advocate, communication expert
Megan Devine is on a mission to help people love each other better. A writer, speaker, and grief advocate from the Pacific Northwest, she is the founder of Refuge in Grief, a hub of grief education and outreach, where she leads people through some of the most devastating times of their lives. Together with her team, Megan facilitates a growing catalog of courses, events, and trainings to help grieving people, and those who wish to support them, learn the skills they need to carry pain that cannot be fixed.
Throughout her 15-plus years as a psychotherapist, Megan has worked with people wrestling with substance addiction, homelessness, abuse, trauma, grief, and sexual violence. With master’s degrees in counseling psychology and fine arts, Megan’s studies have been focused on the cutting edge of emotional literacy and resilience. She has combined her studies with explorations into comparative religion, mythology, women’s history, and the use of art for social change.
Megan came into even deeper touch with grief in 2009, after watching her partner unexpectedly drown three months from his fortieth birthday. In 2017 she authored It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand. Megan has been featured widely in the media, including Bustle, Thrive Global, Huffington Post, Modern Loss, and Psychology Today, and in dozens of podcasts and radio appearances.