Sedona, Arizona

(602) 279-MISS

Selah Carefarm

A compassionate community where grief and love,
pain and beauty intersect

It is not half 

as important 

to think 

as to feel.

-Rachel Carson


Selah Carefarm in the News

Can rescue animals change the way we grieve?


Psychologist and grief counselor Joanne Cacciatore is walking across the sprawling land of her Selah House Respite Center and Care Farm, on the outskirts of Sedona, Ariz., toward the high metal fence of the horse pen. There’s a fall heat wave, and her deeply tanned arms — tattooed with an artful array of black-ink images that range from St. Francis of Assisi communing with birds to the Psalms quote “God is nearest the brokenhearted” — glow in the blazing sun.

Selah Care Farm helps grieving families navigate life after traumatic loss


Have you ever lost a spouse, parent or even child? The Selah Carefarm opened more than a year ago in Cornville to help grieving families navigate through life after the loss of a loved one.

What Is Traumatic Grief? An interview with psychologist, grief counselor and educator Dr. Joanne Cacciatore


Today SevenPonds speaks with a psychologist who specializes in helping clients navigate the experience of traumatic grief.. The founder of the MISS Foundation, an international nonprofit which provides counseling, advocacy, research and education to bereaved families, she is a professor at Arizona State University and the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed “Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief.” Dr. Cacciatore is also the founder of the Center for Loss and Trauma ..."

Life does not accommodate us.

It shatters us. 

Every seed destroys its container, 

or else there would be no fruition.

-Florida Scott-Maxwell


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