Grief Healing

Programs & Retreats

During your complimentary call, we’ll see if this is the right program for you at the right time, or recommend other options if it is not. 

Feeling hopeless or stuck after a devastating loss? Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a loss of a relationship, a divorce, or and other significant life loss, you know your life is not what it should be. You may be feeling depressed, hopeless, overwhelmed and are just surviving.

You don’t want to stay where you are but you have no idea what to do. Your friends and family care but often they may not understand.

My friend, hope and healing are possible. I have experienced it myself, after the sudden loss of my husband, and I’ve guided people all over the world on a healing journey.



Retreat Testimonials

“One month out from the retreat and I am in awe of the depth of healing I experienced. There seem to be no words to accurately describe the transformation in myself and the other women. The curriculum is powerful and explains why each step is necessary to complete for real understanding and healing can take place. But as good as the curriculum may be, it was the safe environment you created which allowed such a deep healing to happen. From the moment I arrived, I was like I was wrapped in a blanket of love and acceptance acknowledgment and safety. No stone unturned. You nourished our minds, our hearts and our souls.”

-Marci Savage

“Anne-Marie and her team are some of the most awesome people that I have ever met. Going into this I was scared, and I guess somewhat skeptical about this being able to really help me. Coming out of the retreat, it gave me hope to go on by myself in this life. You made me feel so loved and good about myself. I would and will recommend this retreat to others. You are truly earth angels.”

-Robin Smith

A Journey of Healing after Experiencing a Devastating Loss

Choose an option below:

6 Private Grief Healing Counseling Sessions

Online only


No openings at this time.

2½-Day Grief Healing Retreat

(Limited to 4 people).

The Haven Retreat Center
Orange, CA
(includes lodging)


No openings.

4-Day Widows’ Retreat

(Limited to 4 ladies).

The Haven Retreat Center
Orange, CA
(includes lodging, meals, activities & 2 aftercare sessions)

October 7 – 10 (full)

January 13 – 16 (full)

February 24 – 27 (1 spot left)

March 31 – April 3

For Families

Heal Together Family Grief Retreat (The Haven Retreat Center, Orange, CA)

Come as a family for a time of bonding, hope, healing and remembrance. This weekend retreat is for one family of up to 4 people (over 18 only) with group and private sessions with Anne-Marie and her colleague, Ron Gray, LMFT, Grief & Trauma Specialist.

The weekend is tailored to your family’s needs and is a wonderful opportunity for awareness, bonding, understanding, hope and healing. We do not work with younger than 18 as the process may be a bit much for them. We will provide you with tools and guidance to help you with any children in your family under 18 who are grieving, so we will address their needs and how to best support them. All meals and lodging provided.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)

What is this program?

It’s a proven and effective method that provides the tools, space, and support to work through and release the pain of a significant life loss. It’s all about taking action steps to process the loss.

What kind of losses do you work with?

There are over 43 different types of losses that can cause grief. This grief recovery counseling program can help you through all of them. Death, divorce, broken relationships, and life-changing illnesses are the most common, but if you are uncertain it could help with your type of grief, please feel free to schedule a call or email me.

Do I have to attend every session?

Yes. If you miss a grief therapy session, you’ll be asked to reschedule. A commitment from you to attend and complete the work is essential to your success. It’s my commitment to walk you through this journey while giving you a safe place to heal. There will be weekly reading and exercise assignments, or what I like to call “heartwork” that takes about an hour a week.

What if I’m scared or uncomfortable about doing this?

These feelings are absolutely normal and healthy. It’s not easy for us to share our hearts and deal with deep hurts. BUT I promise you, it’s worth it! Do you want to stay where you are? Don’t let fear keep you from being set free. You will not do this alone. During our grief therapy sessions, I will be your guide and help you overcome your fear. It takes courage to heal. And we will do it together.

Do you offer in-person sessions?

I see my 6 session private program clients online via Zoom or Facetime and work with people all over the world.  As long as I can see you, we can connect and create a great space for healing. Some people think it won’t be as good as in person, and are pleasantly surprised that it works great. 

My 2 day intensive is in-person in Orange, CA with a maximum of 4 people. 

What can I expect from our time together?

During each grief recovery counseling session, you’ll be welcomed into a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can safely discover the impact of your loss and process through all the unresolved grief and emotions. I will provide you with tools and resources and guide you through the recovery process. There are specific steps I walk all my clients through but my approach is unique as it is based on each client’s needs. I’ve got you and won’t let you go.

How is this different from therapy?

Grief Recovery is a series of steps specifically designed to help you recover from a significant life loss. It is an evidence-based program and it works! Unlike traditional therapy, Grief Recovery comes with a defined framework, a distinct focus on loss, and a limited number of meetings. There is a beginning and an end. Through the program, you will receive tools you can use for the rest of your life. Clients continually tell me “Everyone needs to go through this!”

Client Journeys

“Hands down one of the best experiences with a healer I have ever encountered. Anne-Marie as a person is healing, so the work she does flows naturally. She creates a sacred space for you to be yourself, unhurried and without judgment. She is truly gifted!”

Talia Bombola

Marriage & Family Therapist

“Anne-Marie is amazing! I felt completely understood and validated. It was like I mattered! It is just the way she speaks to you and has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are. I felt so safe as we processed my unresolved grief. I have a lightness in my life now. Everyone needs to do this!”

Monica Nordquist

“Anne-Marie was able to connect with the audience immediately and deeply, she had them crying but also, at times, laughing. Her down-to-earth demeanor and genuine concern along with her educational content had a powerful impact.”

Dr. Les Triché

Principal, California Institution for Women

Grief 101: An Introduction to Grief and Loss

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