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Meet the heart behind WOUNDED HEALER

Ingrid Ollquist (she/her) is a death doula, grief counselor, community leader and non-denominational minister, born in New York City and raised in the "sticks" of New Jersey.

Ingrid's personal journey with caregiving and anticipatory grief began when her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008. After a decade-long battle, her mother's COVID-19 contraction led to her passing in 2020, igniting Ingrid's passion for end-of-life service. Having encountered numerous intimate experiences with death, including a near-death experience of her own, grief has been a constant companion in her life. Leveraging her own experiences, she has guided countless individuals through the tumultuous and uncharted terrain of grief.

Ingrid holds certifications as a Death Doula trained by Jill Schock of Death Doula LA, a Death Companion trained by The School of American Thanatology, and is certified in Compassionate Bereavement Approaches by the Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation. Furthermore, she has pursued continued education in Grief and Trauma through PESI. In addition to her credentials, Ingrid has volunteered as a group grief facilitator for an online grief group initiated during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Presently, Ingrid serves as a partner at Death Doula LA, collaborating with Jill Schock in education, mentorship, and leadership of a private collective of Death Doulas. Recently, she co-founded Studio DDLA, the first physical space in Chinatown, LA, dedicated to death, dying, and grief. Studio DDLA serves as a sanctuary for the community, hosting artists, healers, and doulas, and providing a safe space for educating and sharing experiences related to death and grief.

Image by Tanya Trofymchuk
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