Dr. Donalyn Gross
A Ph.D., and Certified Music Practitioner, I've been a Thanatologist (death and dying counselor) for over 35 years, working with the dying and their loved ones. I've been privileged to sit with hundreds of people as they died. As an LCSW, I've worked at Sunbridge Care and Rehab. as a Social Worker, the Good Endings Program Director at Genesis Eldercare Heritage Hall West Nursing Home (Agawam, MA) in the prison system counseling terminally ill inmates (mostly with AIDS), an Activity Director at Heritage Woods Assisted Living (Genesis Eldercare) in Agawam MA, at BayState Medical Center in Springfield MA as a Medical Transcriptionist/Secretary, and Wesson Women's Hospital as a receptionist.
Presently, I teach Death, Dying and Bereavement at Bay Path University, provide end of life training workshops for healthcare professionals, and play therapeutic bedside harp for the dying.