Side by Side End of Life Doula

Helping Plan Your Goodbyes

"As we take a breath together, we look down the path at the journey ahead..."

Personalized End-of-Life Planning

Respecting the individual’s autonomy, an end-of-life doula or death doula empowers individuals and their families to be proactive in arranging their departure from life. The doula also enriches the dying experience of the individual, their families, and friends while strengthening the relationships. By opening a dialogue about death while you are still healthy, you communicate your wishes to those who will care for you. With end-of-life planning, you can ensure that the management of your end-of-life care is understood and will be appropriately aligned with your desires.

Rita Trumbo

A Continuum of Care

Rita Trumbo is a health care advocate who connects with her clients through compassion and understanding. She provides assistance, guidance, and support with holistic services to the individuals and families preparing for death with advance directives and end-of-life planning in Berkeley, CA, and the surrounding areas. Rita helps her clients explore what quality of life means during these transformative life changes; in order to make informed decisions about what the end will look like relative to their needs, personal values and beliefs, and personal desires. She assists with creating a deeper understanding of their medical condition and what it means to transition from curative palliative treatment to hospice care and evaluate the options available. Working with Rita provides a sense of peace, confidence, and trust and helps individuals plan for the end of life. Please reach out for more information about the services.

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their
eyes. Because for those who love with heart and
soul, there is no such thing as separation.”


Get In Touch

Please reach out to Side by Side End of Life Doula and put your trust in Rita,
as your guide through the planning process. She offers you a safe space to
plan for a transition of ease, grace, and possibilities.