Welcome to Guiding Wishes 

Guiding Wishes provides counseling to improve the quality of life for patients and their loved ones navigating serious illness, as well as those struggling with caregiver burden/distress and new or persistent grief over losses, past and present.

Our counseling and consultation services focus on helping clients cope with the many aspects of serious illness, including advance care planning, medical decision making, caregiving, and bereavement. These services are informed by the practice of palliative care.

Using a warm, empathic approach, Guiding Wishes can help you explore the answers to some vital questions:

Who are you as a person?

What is most important to you in life?

What gives your life meaning and joy?

What worries you most about your current situation?

Counseling and Consultation Services Include:

Advance Care Planning

Identifying your wishes means taking control of your life – before you become ill.

Medical Decision Making

Receiving a serious diagnosis can be overwhelming. We can help you process the emotional impact, decipher medical information, and explore difficult decisions you need to consider.


Being a caregiver is hard. Period. Who will support you?


Losses can come in many forms. We can help you recognize your individual path of grieving and take steps toward healing.