When one leaves for the stars, that person will be the one to blink at you in the night-sky and show you the way. While s/he will no longer be able to touch your hands s/he will forever be able to touch your heart.
Karla A. Claeys, M.A

Welcome. I'm Worth Kilcrease, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and a certified Fellow in Thanatology. (Derived from the Greek word thanatos, the mythological personification of death, thanatology is the study of death, dying and bereavement.) My counseling and psychotherapy practice emphasizes end-of-life, bereavement, grief, and traumatic loss counseling in the Austin - San Antonio corridor and in Alberta Canada. In my counseling work, I focus on being an experienced companion to those on the final pilgrimage of their lives; those caring for them; and those on a journey of rebuilding their world after the death of a loved one.

Merging my counseling experience with 25 years of prior corporate experience, I also consult with companies struggling to respond to the business impacts of the sudden, unanticipated loss of a key company employee.

I have built this website not only to describe myself (WHAT I'VE DONE and WHAT I'VE WRITTEN) and my practice (What I Do and WHERE'S MY OFFICE), but also to be an information resource about death, dying, bereavement, grief, and mourning (About Loss and About Dying). The site has a lot to offer so please feel free to explore all of it. I also add and update information, including the blog Observations Along the Journey so be sure to check back occassionally. 

I want to make this site helpful and usable for you, so please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions. You can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..