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The New Face Of Grief

Written by Katie Rössler, LPC

In this transformative book, Katie takes you on a journey of discovering grief as a normal and natural part of life, one that helps you grow into a more powerful version of yourself. 

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It’s time to change how we understand grief.

Grief is not only a reaction to death and loss, but also a natural part of life. Once embraced, it can help you transform into a more powerful version of yourself.

By leaning in to the transformative process of grief, Katie Rössler normalizes a topic society doesn’t discuss enough. One that when ignored, can lead to addiction, disconnection from loved ones, and increased stress.

Within these pages, Katie provides indispensable tools of support. On your grief journey, learn to turn pain into empowerment.



  • Why it’s time to upgrade the definition of grief
  • How to break the old rules of grief and create your own
  • What the phases of grief can offer you
  • Ways to heal and to use grief to help you grow
  • Stories of women from around the world sharing their grief experiences


Mental health issues are on the rise worldwide. Katie’s easy-to-follow steps and guidance will help you heal from your past and lead you to live a healthier and happier life.

“In The New Face of Grief we have a fresh look at the often-mysterious grief dynamics that are universal to the human experience. Katie Rössler offers us personal anecdotes, nuggets of research finding, and poignant sharing by other grievers, all woven together with senses of humanity and humor. Drawing from Kubler-Ross’s stages of grief (1969),Katie breathes new life and adds depth and modern application including concrete strategies and exercises. Ultimately, we all grieve; here we have illumination for the path. This book offers us hope through normalizing experiences and utilizing them for transformation and growth.

– Dr. Johnston Brendel, LPC, LMFT, Clinical Associate Professor – The College of William & Mary

“The New Face of Grief by Katie Rössler arrives at a time when grief is enveloping so many of us in so many different aspects of our lives.Through the relating of her own experiences in life and her work with countless clients, Katie presents an accessible narrative that outline show we can re-imagine grief as a starting anew. I didn’t expect to be pulled in so deeply, nor to connect with how unresolved and hidden grief can so powerfully weave their way through our day to day. This book provides a framework to reflect upon those experiences, create space to process, absorb, feel, pull apart and then put back together the emotions of grief in a growth focused manner – one that breaks down the unhealthy messages many of us have internalized around this universal aspect of life and provides us with healthy and empowering alternatives. An absolute must-share with my clients, my counselor-in-training students and supervisees, and of course, family and friends. Thank you Katie for the powerful and authentic stories, metaphors, and supports shared!”

– Dr. Carrie Lynn Bailey, LPC, NCC, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty – Walden University


About the author:

Katie Rössler is a licensed professional counselor, transformative grief guide, speaker, and author from the USA living in Munich, Germany. Her career has taken her on a journey of working in homes, schools, residential facilities, and private practice in two countries, as well as speaking to groups like MOPS International. After experiencing the sudden loss of her mom followed by two miscarriages, she began exploring the world of grief in a new way. She found strength in seeing grief as a tool for growth and discovered ways to teach others how to transform their pain into empowerment, creating life changing results. Katie is a wife, mom of three, and loves spending time by the water.

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“Ever since Elizabeth Kubler-Ross published On Death and Dying in 1969, we have been aware of the complex nature of dealing with grief associated with loss. Although Kubler-Ross outlined  stages of the grief process that enabled us to begin the study of grief, it has become increasingly clear that grief is more complex and more individual than we previously thought. In her book, The New Face of Grief, Katie Rössler has provided us with an expanded model of grief; one which takes into account the major losses in our lives but also, and perhaps most importantly, addresses accumulated losses that can be equally harmful. These accumulated losses are often unnoticed or may affect us in ways that make it difficult to identify the underlying cause. Katie Rössler raises our awareness of this grief, and by sharing her own journey and the journeys of those she has helped, she provides us with new and effective approaches to understand and heal from the grief that has held us back in so many ways. I highly recommend this book to both mental health professionals and those searching for new ways to find greater happiness in their lives.”

-Dr. Rick Gressard, NCC, LPC, ACA Fellow, William & Mary Chancellor Professor Emeritus

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