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Grief Holistic Counseling

Grief is the normal response of sorrow, confusion, and loss that comes from losing someone or something important to you. People can feel grief upon losing a job, a pet, a friendship, a relationship or moving somewhere new as well as during the death of a loved one. Each grief is unique, just as each relationship is unique. There is no time-table on grief, because learning to live without the one you loved may be a lifelong process. If you are experiencing one of the following, please contact us for help.

  • Sadness

  • Anger/ Irritability

  • Fear or Guilt

  • Blame

  • Denial or Disbelief

  • Sleep difficulties/ Bad dreams

  • Appetite changes

  • Difficulties concentrating

  • Feelings of social isolation​

While grief is a natural part of life, some people find themselves unable to move on from loss and need professional support to heal. Bereavement can also complicate pre-existing mental health disorders, adding new dimensions to your psychological distress that require unique interventions. Whether the result of death, divorce or break up of a relationship, I'm here to help you process and recover from loss and move towards a healthier, more joyful life.

My Story

I wanted to take a moment to share something personal with you all. Many of you know me as your counselor, coach, or friend who is here to guide you through the process of healing and redefining your life after experiencing loss. But what you may not know is that I, too, have walked a similar path.

I understand the profound pain that comes with the loss of a loved one because I have experienced it myself. My brother was killed, my father died months later from an illness, all while I was also going through a divorce. Later I remarried, only to find myself a widow two years later at the young age of 26. I was facing the unimaginable grief that followed. Over the years, I have also said goodbye to many others dear to me.

But amidst the darkness of grief, I found a glimmer of hope. I learned that it is possible to heal, to rebuild, and to redefine life after loss. I've come to understand that grief is a journey, a unique and personal journey for each of us, and I have dedicated my life to helping others navigate this challenging path.

Today, I stand before you not just as someone who has studied grief and healing academically, but as someone who has lived through it. I know the deep ache that comes with loss, but I also know the strength that can emerge from it. I've remarried and found new joy in my life, and I am here to support you in finding your own path to healing and rediscovery.

Together, we will work through your pain, your grief, and your journey toward a brighter future. I am here to listen, to guide, and to offer a hand to hold along the way. Please know that you are not alone in your struggle, and together, we can find the strength to heal and redefine our lives after loss.

What People Are Saying

" I have learned so much. It has really opened my eyes to many things that are going on in my life personally. I feel God has led me to your work to help me understand the things that I have to address and change.."

-- Alisa J.

" You will feel motivated and ready to take on the world."

--Celeste S.


" Very helpful and comforting. Many good suggestions which I will use in the coming months." --Sarah L.

"I was not ready to move on... I have read and done many things to try to live again... but nothing was going to change the memory I held so deep inside... This was the eye-opener, realistic and true...One of the best educational tools I could have taken... And I will be passing it to others who don't feel life will ever be any different... Life starts today, and it is only going to get better... Thank you Marita Kinney, you are fantastic with your words, thoughts, and hopes.

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