My Story

I’m Anne-Marie and I love what I do! As a grief support and loss counseling specialist, I get the honor of sharing people’s hearts and guiding them on a journey of healing by freeing them from the pain and the hold loss has had on their life – often without them even realizing it.  They don’t like where they are.  They are stuck and hurting and they want things to change. 

I’ve been there myself.  I know what it is like to have your world collapse. The sudden death of my husband turned my world upside down.  I didn’t want to go on and couldn’t imagine ever being happy again. So I set upon a quest for healing and help.  It led me to write a book on how to understand grieving people that won 8 awards, to become an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, a Certified Integrative Trauma Practitioner, to create The Grief & Trauma Healing Network and now I train therapists on grief.  

 

Like my clients, I experienced this intense emotional pain that seemed insurmountable. By applying the best grief recovery strategies I have been able to overcome my personal grief and help hundreds all over the world as well through grief support and loss counseling. I am living proof that you can go from surviving to thriving and that life can be good again, even if it is different. 

I  guide my clients on the same transformational journey I had and we do it in a very short time. Clients often ask how I can handle hearing their heartbreaking and painful stories and I tell them that I don’t see them where they are now.  I see them where I know they can be.  That is what motivates me. To get them to the other side of pain.

The heartbreaking loss may not be due to death as half of my clients come to me for other types of losses, such as divorce, end of a relationship, parental and child issues, miscarriage, infertility, abortion and others.  Another painful loss I experienced was the mental health struggles of my son.  Yes, that is a loss. Loss of hopes, dreams and expectations I had for him.  Watching him suffer and be misunderstood.  Almost any major hurt or pain in our lives is a loss. And we have not been taught what to do with those emotions.  The tools and awareness that I will give you will be used for the rest of your life.

My greatest joy is watching the transformation that grief support and loss counseling can provide. I am on a mission to be an educational catalyst on grief and loss and to bring a message of hope and healing to the brokenhearted.  You no longer have to let circumstances control you or identify you.

Pain is real. But so is hope – and healing, my friends!

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If any of this resonates with you, schedule a short call with me or fill out the inquiry form and let’s dive deeper into your story and see if what I do is a good fit for you. And if I don’t think it is, I will tell you and try to suggest something else that could help. Check out comments from our clients.

Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you realize you don’t have to do this alone.

Warmly,

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