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Meet Virginia “Ginny” Lynn Fry, M.A.

Meet Virginia “Ginny” Lynn Fry, M.A.

Posted on July 08, 2009

Virginia Fry is a respected Vermont artist, educator, and counselor who has specialized in hospice work for more than 28 years. Ginny has worked with thousands of terminally ill patients and their families, created and facilitated many bereavement groups for children and adults and trained colleagues locally, nationally, and in Germany.

Currently, Ginny is the Director of the Hospice & Palliative Care Council of Vermont, and the Bereavement Coordinator of Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, where she continues her clinical practice. She is also a consultant to the Departments of Children & Families, Disabilities and Independent Living, and Education for the State of Vermont.

Ginny teaches at four state colleges, including graduate programs in counseling, focusing on issues of death, dying, grief and creative counseling strategies. She presents workshops on a wide variety of topics throughout the country. (See list below)

Linking human creativity and multi-cultural stories with life crises and developmental changes is the focus of Ginny’s work. Her goal is to help individuals create strong survival tools for themselves and their families. Ginny has a degree in Art and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Norwich University. Her book, Part Of Me Died Too (Dutton, 1995) won several awards, and has recently been reprinted in paperback (in 2005) with a new post-9/11 introduction and is available through her.

Ginny can be reached at:

  • 246 Goodall Road
  • E. Calais, VT 05650
  • Voice mail: 802-223-1878
  • Email:


  • The Heart Still Hurts Creative Grieving for Developmentally Disabled Adults
  • The Tigers are Getting Closer Confronting Trauma & Violence with Creativity
  • Part of Me Died Too Children & Loss--Creative Survival
  • Helping Patients Grieve & Heal Distinguishing between Clinical Depression & Grief
  • Constellations in Grief & Loss in Adults--New Losses, Old Ones Resurfacing
  • Compassion Fatigue--Replenishing Your Spirit
  • Boundaries without Barriers Balancing Professionalism with Caring Connections
  • Creative Healing--Sensory Stimulation & Creative Resolution in End of Life Care
  • Through a Child's Eyes Helping Pediatric Patients Understand Issues of Life and Death
  • Surviving Abuse Creating Self Esteem
  • Creating Spirituality Using Multi-Cultural Traditions to Explore Personal Dimensions
  • Mending Broken Hearts Using Expressive Therapies & Creative Strategies

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