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Welcome to

The Journey With Love

with Dr. Noerena Abookire, Ph.D.

About Us

About Dr. Noe

Dr. Noerena Abookire is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, an Ordained Shamanic Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth Church, and holds a Ph.D. from New York University. She earned the nickname “Dr. Noe” during her time as an on air radio host for the women’s collective WPFW 89.3fm in Washington DC. Dr. Noe has over thirty years of experience developing award-winning curricula. She was a trainer of trainers for Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and has been a consultant for the United States Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

Dr. Noe created her company The Journey With Love® to help clients in recovery discover a spiritual connection that supports positive action during times of crisis. Her philosophy offers healthy alternatives to addictive or self-destructive behaviors that can be triggered when facing death or loss. Through educational trainings, spiritual and professional development strategies, Dr. Noe’s unique approach to personal empowerment has been identified as a positive tool for relapse prevention by her clients.

My Story

I was eight years sober when my husband Ray told me he had been given a terminal diagnosis of lung cancer. It was his disease but when I heard those words it seemed like my life was going to end. It was like the ground had opened up and I was in a free-fall. Being face-to-face with the biggest loss and grief that I had ever experienced, I was scared, angry, and sad. There was a moment when in a panic I actually thought drinking would be a good idea.

However, because of the emotional and spiritual safety net of support I had built in my life, I was able to avoid a drink and all the negative consequences of walking down that path. I was able to walk side by side with the love of my life as he traveled from diagnosis to death with dignity and grace, turning our story into a journey with love.


What People Are Saying

“Through experiencing Dr. Noe’s healing abilities to transform, I feel like the healing potential I once rejected because of fear has emerged. I now remain in a state of grace and acceptance which has unlocked my potential to be of better service to both myself and others. I am experiencing a spiritual awakening that had for so long been dormant. Dr. Noe helped me tremendously and for that I am eternally grateful.”


Former Client

“Just short of a miracle, Dr. Noerena’s empathic abilities and energy has helped me uncover and cope with the grief and loss in my life that had formerly brought me to my knees.”

Nick T.

Former Client

“Noerena’s advice and encouragement really helped me feel more confident and skilled in group facilitation. My clients are now much more engaged in my groups, and it has propelled me to grow as a clinician and facilitator.”

Lindy Ariff