Tapestry of Healing Bereavement Services


 Certified Grief Counselor                   

 Coping with loss to assure a healthy and happy tomorrow…



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Pamela Sollenberger is a Certified Grief Counselor with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of grief and loss counseling.

She has successfully conducted sessions with a significant cross section of the community including:

*      The elderly

*      Substance abusers of all ages

*      Battered women

*      Brain injured

*      Prisoners

She has practiced in prisons, long term care facilities, hospice facilities, and veterans hospitals.

Ms. Sollenberger has also worked extensively with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Support Groups. 

As a practitioner, educator and author Pamela is considered by her peers to be an accomplished and compassionate leader in the area of grief and loss counseling.


Published articles

*      Acute Grief and Life Changes

*      Un-grieved Loss

*      Un-grieved Loss for Families of Brain Injured Survivors

*      Un-grieved Loss for Survivors of Brain Injury

*      Handbook for University of New Hampshire Interns


Teaching experience

*      York County Community College, Wells, Maine-Psychology 101 and Abnormal Psychology

*      University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH- Introduction to Gerontology.



*      American Academy of Grief Counseling, Warren, Ohio

*      New England Seacoast Holistic Health Association, Dover, NH

*      The American Academy of Bereavement, Buffalo, New York

*      Seacoast Memorials, Portsmouth, NH

      The Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, located in York Village, Maine, is dedicated to providing professional funeral service and committed to handling every family with care and compassion. 
Since 1927 the York community has trusted  The Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home with helping them plan the celebrations of lives lived and as the new owners, we are committed to continuing this tradition.  We are proud that our facility continues to be family owned and operated and remains a full service funeral home.



Donna M: Pamela is a very empathetic and caring professional. She is the reason I was able to cope with the very emotionally and physically demanding long term illness of my husband and his eventual death. Thanks to her patient but persistent counseling I am now able to provide comfort to those in our group, a group that has stayed together and faced some of life’s most difficult problems.  Never underestimate the potentially devastating effects of a long term illness and the sense of grief and loss that follows no matter how well you think you are prepared.

DC: When my mother passed away in January 2004, I was incredibly fortunate to connect with a bereavement support group facilitated by Pamela Sallenberger. Pamela's gentle manner, genuine compassion, and thorough understanding of the grief and bereavement process make her a natural in this work. She's a listener extraordinaire, knows just the right questions to ask and when to ask them, and provides a safe, nurturing and supportive environment to do the work that needs to be done. She is truly a gift!

BD: I first met Pamela in June of 2002. I had lost my husband in February of the same year and I was really at a low time in my life. Pamela was so caring, I felt I could tell her how I felt and she would know. She was without a doubt the person who put me on the road to recovery and I will always be so grateful for her loving care.

CH: Pamela guides you through emotional recovery. She is warm, welcoming and non-judgmental, giving validation to your feelings and support through your journey.

JD: My wife passed away in June 2003, and I thought my life had ended, too. The Portsmouth Hospice nurses directed me to the office of Pamela who was conducting the Bereavement Group. I called Pamela and she explained to me what the group was for and how it worked. I joined the group and realized it was the best thing I could have done. Pamela really saved me. She showed me how to cope and move on in my life. I will always be indebted to her for her loving compassion and caring demeanor.

GI Joe: With ALS there is a beginning and an end, but it's the in-between and the after, that needs an awful lot of love, caring and much understanding. Thank you for my Caregiver and Bereavement Groups, and most of all our facilitator, Pamela, who brought all of us together, with patience and understanding of who and what we are and what we are going through.


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