The Death Doula Collective is a gathering of individuals from all over the country, all graduates from an End of Life Doula Training program, with unique skills, experiences, and extensive trainings working with people in various aspects of life. We are compassionate advocates, consultants, companions, guides, space holders, ceremonialists, and vigil attendants. We believe that no one should die alone, and any family would benefit from conscious and dedicated support for their dying loved one. We would be so honored to walk with you and your family through this sacred rite of passage.

If you are a trained End of Life Doula and would like to be listed here in the Death Doula Collective. Please contact us.


Asheville, NC

Misa Terral, OTR/L, Certified End of Life Doula, SoulSweat™ instructor,  NETA -Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Misa Terral, OTR/L, Certified End of Life Doula, SoulSweat™ instructor, NETA-Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Misa brings her genuine nature, intuitive and calming presence, healing energy, and 15 years experience as an occupational therapist to her work as an end of life doula. She offers support for individuals wanting guidance or information on how to doula their dying loved ones.

Having served individuals from various backgrounds and needs in assisted living, rehabilitation, hospitals, schools, and private practice, she supports individuals wanting to explore meaning at end of life through conversation, consulting and coaching. She is a Comfort Touch massage practitioner providing gentle acupressure specifically designed for deep relaxation. Misa is and Earth Medicine practitioner can help co-create rituals, ceremonies, and altars for individuals and families who find value, comfort and meaning in these practices. She is also a Storyteller and practitioner of daily Pockitudes™ to embrace grit, grace and growth at all phases of life.

Contact Misa directly at 407-797-6619 or misa@deathdoulas.com. You can also find Misa at LinkedIn and Wander Wonder Discover.

Misa is based out of Asheville, NC and serves individuals and families remotely and in person.


Boulder, CO

Nicole Matarazzo LMT, Certified End of Life Doula

Nicole Matarazzo LMT, Certified End of Life Doula

Nicole’s poised and compassionate spirit as an End of Life Guide offers a sense of peace to adults, children and families facing a time that often feels overwhelming and uncertain. Nicole considers being called to the sacred space of dying an honor and approaches the vulnerability that illness and death bring with a tender heart. She began her work as a Child Life Specialist tending to the psychosocial and emotional needs of children dying of AIDS and cancer. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Comfort Touch Practitioner. As a Certified Death Doula, Nicole is reminded of how unique and precious each of us is and that our body, mind and soul deserve the most loving presence and care, especially at the end of life.

Contact Nicole at 860.965.7548 

Nicole is based in Boulder, CO and the surrounding areas.


Nicole Setty, Registered Somatic Psychotherapist, Certified End of Life Doula

Nicole Setty, Registered Somatic Psychotherapist, Certified End of Life Doula

Nicole Setty Koukou is passionate about restoring Death to its sacred place inside of Life. Nicole is a Registered Somatic therapist, Teacher of Yoga of Undoing and Workshop Facilitator on topics such as Anxiety, Self-Love and Grief Rituals. She is a Certified Circle Talk Facilitator  http://www.circletalk.org/, and a Certified Sacred Passage Guide and has assisted in many of the trainings.

Nicole is based in Boulder, CO and can be reached at 720-244-4703 


Annie Seidman, Certified End of Life Doula

Annie Seidman, Certified End of Life Doula

Annie's deep connection to, and desire to work with, fellow humans has been the guiding force in her life. She has chosen to hone her compassion and comfort skills to assist clients and their families navigate the dying process as the mysterious and beautiful rite of passage that it is.  Annie is committed to restoring death to its sacred place in the celebration of life.

Annie is based in Boulder, CO and can be reached directly at 510-289-9560 


Charleston, SC

Paige Hetherington, L.Ac.

Paige Hetherington, L.Ac.

Paige Hetherington, L.Ac. is a palliative care acupuncturist who received her training in Conscious Dying and Home Funeral Guidance from Sacred Crossings of Los Angeles. She created GraceFull Dying to support the dying and aid loved ones in creating an environment for the process to be dignified and peaceful. GraceFull Dying also provides community education regarding end of life choices and planning. As an advocate of green burial practices and home funerals, families are assisted in creating meaningful ritual to honor a loved one’s life.

Paige guides individuals to meet death with less fear and brings a loving presence to the experience of letting go.

Paige is in Charleston, SC and can be found at www.gracefulldying.com www.dakiniacupuncture.com


Denver, CO

Vanessa Johnston   Denver EOL Doula, LLC.

Vanessa Johnston
Denver EOL Doula, LLC.

Vanessa is an INELDA-trained End of Life Doula who is committed to helping others approach the final milestone of death with love and purpose instead of fear and anxiety. She feels called to provide a compassionate presence and offer sacred service. By employing Life Review Work, Vigil Planning, and Legacy Projects, Vanessa is eager to make meaningful connections and become a supportive companion to those who would seek her assistance. We all have stories to tell and as a former high school English teacher, Vanessa is eager to hear and honor yours. She also has Angelic Reiki training and Crystal Guide Certification.

Vanessa serves in Denver and the surrounding areas. She may be contacted on Facebook@DenverEOLDoula or directly at 303.241.3396

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