Get to know us!

The Sacred Waters team is made up of Jewish professionals who specialize in end-of-life issues.

Leslie Gelfand,
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

Leslie Gelfand

Lisa Gelfand is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist in private practice in Los Angeles. She is also a Home Funeral guide, certified by Sacred Crossings.

Birgitta Kastenbaum,
End of Life Guide

Birgitta Kastenbaum

Birgitta Kastenbaum is a conscious living coach and End of Life Guide. With her company Bridging Transitions she educates, supports and empowers clients, their families and communities through the end of life experience. 

Her services include assistance with logistics, advanced care planning, client advocacy, client and caregiver support, life coaching, Sacred Tending ™, bed side support and home funerals. 

Birgitta teaches and facilitates workshops, Tea Talks™, retreats, and speaks publicly in order to grow awareness around conscious living and dying and related subjects.

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Socket Klatzker

Socket Klatzker is a therapist specializing in Trauma, Life Transitions, Conflict Mediation, Depression, Anxiety, Sexuality, Gender and Relationships. She has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from St. Martin’s University, Lacey WA, and has studied community-based conflicts, psychodramatic techniques, crisis intervention and anti-oppression.