Marla Grant
Foundational Certification  
Online Capabilities Trained  
Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist  
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Tampa, FL

Phone Number

+1 727 386 3137

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How Your Grief Recovery Became My Life’s Mission

Your healing from the painful experience of grief is why I’m here. I am passionate about helping you reclaim a life of joy and fulfillment whether your loss has been from the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a professional loss or any of 40 different types of loss and change that result in grief. I know I can help you because of my own recovery from the significant losses in my life. I have not only survived but have learned to fully embrace life again after the loss of three of my five children – baby Shane, Nicole and Ryan - all at different ages and under vastly different circumstances. In spite of these crushing, life-altering losses and the subsequent end of a difficult 27-year marriage, with acceptance, willingness and forgiveness, I learned to re-engage life and embrace the joy that is still here for all of us. When I asked myself “what is all this life experience for?” I knew the answer was to help others.

My Background

My formal education includes a BA in Organizational Studies with a minor in Human Development, which included classes on death and dying and counseling strategies. My professional career has involved mentoring and training individuals in the corporate world, fundraising and managing volunteer teams as a non-profit professional and organizational management in small to medium size businesses. The sweet spot of my work has always been focusing on human potential, whether in supporting the work of others or helping individuals find success and satisfaction in their professional roles. My work as an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist is a natural extension of this focus.

Helping Others Through Grief

Because of my personal success in recovering from child loss, I have worked with many parents who have also experienced the devastation of losing a child. It has been such a joy to watch as parents realize that they need not resign themselves to a life of desperate sadness. Whether it's a child or another loss that is challenging your heart and limiting your life, I know this is possible for you too, regardless of what has turned your life upside down. I became an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist because years ago on my personal healing journey through multiple losses, I experienced the effectiveness of the concepts on which the Grief Recovery Method is based; emotional honesty and personal responsibility for recovery. When I was introduced to the Grief Recovery Method, I was able to uncover deeply buried emotions and truly heal from the last of my three losses, the suicide of my youngest son. Through its progression of effective, action-oriented steps, taught with compassion, attentiveness and uplifting support, I will help you learn the often-misunderstood concepts about grief, the power you have to heal your most painful experiences and the tools you can use for life.

One of the most important programs I teach is Helping Children With Loss. This 4-week class is designed to help parents, teachers and others who have children in their care, learn important misperceptions about grief - the many circumstances considered grief events, how we have been conditioned to avoid looking at all its causes and effects, and to become skilled at drawing children out, listening with support and empathy rather than minimizing or dismissing their emotions. Please check back for the date of the next class. The 4-week program is meant to be completed as a unit and therefore there are no drop-ins. It is a commitment to the well-being of the children in your care - an invaluable gift to them that will last a lifetime.

I consider it an honor and privilege to help you move beyond your grief event, re-framing the pain of loss so you can live fully in your present life, free of your most painful attachments to the past.

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Based in Tampa, FL for in-person consults and currently serving the world virtually through Grief Support 1 on 1 Online and the Helping Children with Loss program.

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Specialist Rating For In-Person

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Specialist Rating For Online

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This program is for people who prefer to work one-on-one rather than in a group setting. The 7-session format utilizes the same proven materials as the group programs and can be completed in-person or online with a Grief Recovery Method Specialist specifically trained to help people move through loss with dignity and respect.

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Marla Grant


Tampa, FL

Phone Number

+1 727 386 3137