Insight. Experience. Compassion.
Hi, I’m Mary Meade Ambrefe
Pharm.D., BCGP, Certified Health Coach, Certified Widow Coach
I was happily married for 29 years.
I have been a Registered Pharmacist for over 30 years and received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002. In 2017, my husband Brian (also a pharmacist) and I, decided that it was time to flip the script and come from a place of prevention over prescriptions. Together we completed a rigorous 6 month Health Coach Certificate program and began to build a practice that we hoped to use to promote wellness. Unfortunately, that would not be the case as Brian passed unexpectedly in 2019. Determined to build a legacy around our love and shared vision, I enrolled in a widow coach course and became a Certified Widow Coach in October of 2020. I have developed a unique 12 week customizable program that will shepherd a widower or widow through emotional and practical coaching based on his or her needs.
Engaging in this practice is a calling for me. Every chapter of my life has prepared me to help fellow widows unpack their grief, reassess their priorities and create a vision and plan for what is ahead. Traditional therapy can be indicated if your grief is complicated and you are unable to function and perhaps are struggling with hopelessness or guilt that is consuming. Widows and widowers who will benefit from coaching, take comfort from processing their grief with someone who has walked their path. For my part, I add value to this process by rounding out the emotional coaching with practical coaching in areas that the client defines as relevant or needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
No! Admittedly the website is misleading. While widows are offered each service listed as part of their experience, non-widows can and do partner with me for completion of a Legacy Guide, comprehensive Medication Management and Health & Wellness guidance.
Yes! While my training was exclusively with widows, the concepts and coaching are certainly transferrable to widowers.
Weather and scheduling permitting, I would consider traveling within a 40 mile radius of Walpole, MA. In-person visits will incur additional fees for travel time and expense.
I offer a complimentary 30 minute no obligation discovery call. Following that call, I contract for as few as 3 sessions and as many as 12 (or more) based on client preference.
I can! There are a number of social media outlets and groups that I can recommend that provide an opportunity for the widowed to communicate.
No. Pharmacists generally speaking cannot prescribe medication. There are some pharmacists who can prescribe within the terms and limits of a Collaborative Practice Agreement, under the guidance of a supervising physician and using specific protocols. My role is not to prescribe medication, but instead work with you to understand how your medications are affecting you and if there may be opportunities to adjust them to your benefit.