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Lani Leary, Ph.D.
Lani Leary Houck, Ph.D., specializes in work with chronically ill, dying, and bereaved clients. She has worked for the past 25 years as a psychotherapist in private practice, as a volunteer chaplain in the intensive care unit of a hospital, and as a counselor in 6 hospices across the country. She served as the director of mental health services at an AIDS clinic, as a professor of Death Studies at George Mason University, and as a researcher at the National Cancer Institute of NIH.
Lani has spoken nationally at over 250 conferences including the American Holistic Medical Association, Virginia Association of Hospices, Spirituality and Healthcare, International Sudden Infant Death Symposium, and Omega Institute of Holistic Studies. She is the author of No One Has To Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death (Simon & Schuster, 2012) and Healing Hands (Sounds True, 2009), an internationally best-selling instructional tape about therapeutic touch and complimentary approaches to pain management. She is certified in grief therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and Critical Incident Stress Management. Lani lives in Kaneohe, Hawaii.