Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling's Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School's Department of Family Medicine.
In addition to presenting dozens of keynotes and workshops across North America each year, Dr. Wolfelt facilitates 4-day training seminars for bereavement caregivers in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Wolfelt is a popular media resource who regularly provides his expertise to many top-tier television shows, newspapers, and magazines.
He is the author of more than fifty bestselling books on grief and loss, including Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers; Grief One Day at a Time; The Depression of Grief; Loving From the Outside in, Mourning From the Inside Out; Understanding Your Grief; The Journey Through Grief; Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart; Companioning the Grieving Child; Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart; and Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies.
Dr. Wolfelt and his wife Sue, a family physician, are parents to three children. They live in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains next door to the Center for Loss and Life Transition.