Meet Caryn Kondo,


Caryn is a Masters level Clinical Social Worker and has been working with children and families for 25 years. Her primary focus is helping individuals manage and grow during the painful emotions associated with illness and death loss. Caryn’s wide range of experience includes Child Life Specialist, medical social work, hospice and pediatric palliative care, as well as providing individual, family, and group support.

Caryn provides education, guidance and support for those experiencing illness, death and grief. She constantly strives to bring a sense of creativity and safety allowing adolescents, young adults and adults to integrate and express their grief in healthy ways. She has worked with grieving individuals due to suicide, accidents and illness. She creates a safe space for individuals to process their grief and learn from their experiences. Her interactive approach with people enhances their ability to share emotions and gain skills to improve their lives.

Specializes in: Grief

Caryn has professional connections to The New Song Center for Grieving Children, Hospice of the Valley and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She has been involved with these programs and the Phoenix community since 1997. Caryn is passionate about educating professionals and the community regarding children and families grief issues. She has made numerous presentations on the topic and has supervised Arizona State University social work students for over 10 years.

Caryn’s primary goal and passion is to assist individuals as they move forward with grace and remembrance by empowering them to grow and integrate the loss at their own pace.

“Grief is both completely unique, yet universal. I strive to create a safe place where the grieving individual can express themselves to feel the healing take shape. We innately have the power to heal and it is an honor to support others in that journey.”