Megan Devine

Megan Devine is an American psychotherapist, writer, and speaker. A grief advocate and communication expert, Devine is best known for her 2017 book, It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn't Understand, and for her work advancing an approach to grief support which excludes the use of Platitudes, the Kübler-Ross model (5 stages theory), and treating grief as a pathology.

Devine was born in Bangor, Maine. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 from Goddard College, a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts also from Goddard College in 1999, and in 2003 earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England. Devine had been a clinical mental health therapist for over 15 years, prior to the drowning death of her partner in 2009. Prior to her private psychotherapy practice, Devine worked as a sexual violence awareness educator, taught writing in a day shelter for at-risk youth and was a clinical ghostwriter for an educational publishing house

Its OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand

Megan Devine is a psychotherapist, author, and grief counselor who works at the intersection of psychology, emotional literacy, and anthropology. Ever since her husband died, she has reflected deeply upon the nature of grief and loss. She has created an online platform for the sake of navigating grief and helping others live out their losses in community. Her organization gives workshops, runs a podcast, and shares the wisdom she has gained with regard to grief, trauma, and healthy communication. In Its OK, Devine’s first book, she navigates the problematic methods of grief management in our culture, the relationships we have with those who just want to support us, and how we ourselves can live through our grief and seek a good life.

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