If you are experiencing a crisis or considering suicide, in the U.S. call 911 or click here immediately for a list of national crisis hotlines.

In other countries contact Befrienders International.

Upcoming Events

Surviving Death: Dealing with Grief is an on-line course from Oct to Dec/09 that is open for registration now. Click here for more information.


I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you’ll stay awhile so we can get to know each other.

My name is Elissa Bishop-Becker and, like you, I have experienced loss. My losses led me to learning about the grief process, and now I am a psychotherapist, a nationally recognized expert in the field of grief and loss, and the co-founder of the Center for Transformative Counseling. Through the Center, I offer online counseling and in-office psychotherapy in Key West, Florida.

The Center for Transformative Counseling seeks to expand personal and community awareness of grief and loss as opportunities for transformation by:

  • Providing individual, family, and group counseling
  • Presenting educational programs
  • Serving as community consultants
  • Responding to public issues and crises

Believing that the grief process is a meaningful, creative, and spiritual journey, we are dedicated to honoring and supporting each individual's unique experience so that all may achieve a place of peace within the pain.

Please make yourself at home. The links on the menu above cover information about me, about my approach to grief and loss counseling, and about how the distance counseling process works. Take your time, explore, and feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free 20-minute consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!