Kelly Grosklags LICSW, BCD, FAAGC
- Nationally known for her expertise in grief, loss, and traumatic illness
- Clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice
- Author, public speaker, podcaster, blogger, and award-winning executive producer
For nearly 30 years, Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC, has helped patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians understand and cope with grief, loss, and traumatic illness through her work in palliative care, hospice, emergency rooms, and her private psychotherapy practice. She has sat at the bedside of hundreds of patients during their final breaths.
Kelly is board certified in clinical social work and completed a fellowship in grief counseling from the American Academy of Healthcare Professionals. She is a sought-after public speaker, author, podcast host, and social media blogger, as well as award-winning executive producer of the documentary “Dying Is Not Giving Up.” Learn more at Conversations with Kelly.
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