Reid Peterson

Reid Peterson is a grief counselor who is the creator and founder of a mobile app for grief support called Grief Refuge. He has a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology, and he has been certified in Death & Grief Studies by the Center for Loss & Life Transition. After losing his biological father to suicide in 2006 and his stepfather to cancer in 2016, Reid felt a calling to help the grieving find peace and purpose after loss. His Grief Refuge app is a daily companion that helps navigate the grief journey, providing comfort and solace in a time of need. Its 7 features, including daily audio musings and a tool to track a person’s grief progress, help a person to cope with loss and feel supported throughout the grief journey.


  • Reid felt a calling to help the grieving after he lost his biological father to suicide and his stepfather to cancer.
  • Counseling and bereavement groups were not able to fill the void of loneliness that Reid experienced in his grief.
  • There are moments when it’s normal, appropriate, and proper to experience sorrow of the soul.
  • Reid’s attempt to be a voice on the Calm meditation app.


  • How did the profound loss of your two father figures inspire the creation of the Grief Refuge app?
  • What are some of the many benefits and features provided on the Grief Refuge app?
  • In what ways does the Grief Refuge mobile app help a person to cope with the loss of a loved one physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually?









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