Our Clientele

Our clientele are agencies, companies, or institutions who radically choose to increase their knowledge, awareness, and supportive services to the bereaved within their communities.

Health Care Industry

  • Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Sonata Hospice

“Melissa has supported our bereavement services through staff education, program consultation, and workshop development. She both professional, personable, and is a pleasure to collaborate with. Her ability to effectively communicate her vast knowledge of grief work has greatly enhanced the care we offer to our community.”

Wendy Kessler, MSW,
Bereavement Coordinator Sonata Hospice

Education & Academic Industry

  • Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • San Diego Unified
  • Bonsall Unified

“Melissa Lunardini with Radical Grief provides extraordinary guidance to schools and educational teams working to develop programming to serve students experiencing trauma and grief. Melissa’s experience as an educator, coupled with her deep understanding of how grief and trauma manifest in children, has transformed how our team thinks about school supports. Melissa guided our team through a brainstorming and problem-solving process that helped us to identify additional student needs, gaps in support, and areas of improvement. Melissa sought out diverse and community-centered voices to be part of our process. This resulted in culturally relevant and responsive guidance to help us better support our student populations. Our team is better prepared to make systemic changes to our educational practices and be more responsive to the cultural, grief, and trauma needs of our students.”

Jessica Knust
Education Specialist Bonsall High School

Mental Health Industry

  • San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency
  • Quality Health Partners

“Melissa Lunardini is a passionate, caring mental health professional who takes on the most difficult work in our field with grace and dignity. This comes through in her presentations as well. Few presenters prepare as well to ensure the audiences get what they want and can explain complex and emotionally charged issues from both the high level and micro-level. In short, Melissa is both an extraordinary professional and speaker.”

Marty Adelman, MA, CPRP
Behavioral Health Program Manager Health Quality Partners

Youth-Based Industry

  • San Diego Youth Services
  • Boys and Girls Club of America

“I have had the pleasure of working with and receiving Grief and Loss trainings from Melissa and Radical Grief. Her cutting-edge trauma-informed approach to Grief and Loss trainings is amazing and they are full of practical applications. I am so thankful to have been able to see her practice what she teaches whether it's talking to a parent, preparing to support others, or providing psychoeducation. Radical Grief is a great resource for non-profits, schools, and organizations! Melissa has truly made an impact on this field and the community of San Diego.”

Amy Budd, AMFT #85982
Program Manager HERE Now and Anti-BIAS programs

“When Melissa Lunardini expressed interest in becoming a certified National Training Associate (NTA) for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), I knew our Boys & Girls Clubs and Military Youth Center staff would be in good hands. The main training that Melissa was certified to deliver was “Be There – Helping Grieving Youth.” She understood the important role that our staff plays in the lives of children and teens after school and that our staff may likely be faced with supporting grieving youth members. As a trainer, she has the ability to engage with adult learners where they feel knowledgeable and empowered after leaving her sessions. Due to the positive feedback Melissa received on evaluations, she was asked to train on other topics for BGCA, as well as present at a Regional Leadership Conference. I’ll always appreciate the care, patience and yes, even humor, she brings to the table on such deep topics.”

Brian Hill, MBA
Director, Organizational Development - Military International

Grief and Loss Industry

  • National Alliance for Grieving Children
  • Grief Coach
  • Keeper

“Melissa Lunardini is a very professional, dependable, and knowledgeable resource in the children’s bereavement field. Melissa is always willing to share her wealth of knowledge to help a bereaved child. I highly recommend Melissa; she will not disappoint!”

Megan Lopez, LCSW
National Program Director National Alliance for Grieving Children

“Melissa is compassionate and full of wisdom about how to support people after a death. At the same time, she is a detail-oriented, creative, and thoughtful consultant who helps me make sure our clients and subscribers are getting the very best support and bereavement care possible. I'm grateful for Melissa's timely smart input on how to deliver the best in text-based grief support.”

Emma Payne
CEO Grief Coach