Heather D. Horton

I survived a traumatic single car accident in 2005 that claimed the life of my mother and aunt after a relative fell asleep while driving long distance. I used my faith to move mountains of tragedy in order to regain my hope and begin to heal my soul after suffering such loss.  In 2016, I began training to become a coach. My training helped me to discover my purpose – to help others navigate through the wilderness of grief.


My training not only helped to discover my purpose but opened my eyes to the reason I survived the accident – to help others navigate through the wilderness of grief.

"I was able to quickly establish rapport with Heather as my grief coach. I found her to be a Godly woman and she has been able to provide me help and hope for my grief through coaching and encouragement. I felt that she cared about me throughout the entire grieving process. I highly recommend Heather to anyone who may be experiencing grief or know of someone who is grieving.”

Latonia

White

"Heather is gentle, but laser focused. My first encounter with her left me feeling safe and assured. Heather is professional and very easy to talk to."

Barbara

Washington, DC

"Heather helped guide me through this 7 week Grief Recovery Method. Although, I had first started seeing her following the death of my mother, we quickly discovered other nuclear family relationships that were causing me much pain and holding me back from my full potential. I credit her and the program in opening my eyes to what grief fully encompasses, from death to a new job. I realized that all my reactions to my experiences with loss were normal. What Heather taught me was how to cope with these cumulative losses on top of the loss of my mother in a healthy way. I allowed myself to grieve and then to find completeness through the methods in the workshop. her vulnerability in sharing her own story gave me so much strength. If she could get through her own struggles, I was determined to get through mine. That was by far the biggest impact from the sessions, was her being so transparent with me about her own grief journey. I felt I was opening up to someone who completely understood where I was and where I could be in my grief journey. Thank you Heather!!!! I thank God for placing you in my path in my darkest hours of grief."

Grief Recovery Method Participant

Philadelphia, PA

"The grief recovery method has opened a gateway for me to be able to work with different losses and relationships in my life . Being able to plot the loss history and relationship history although challenging and painful provided the necessary perspective of a more ‘whole’ sense of my relationship and loss. Being able to acknowledge and speak ( with a coach ) the undelivered communications brought transformation."

Grief Recovery Method Participant

Chicago, IL

"I can honestly say, I have completed my pain around the lack of emotional availability that my family members unknowingly demonstrated. I will use the methods throughout many other relationships that I have. Thank you for such outstanding work!"

Grief Recovery Method Participant

Washington, DC

"Participating in the program allowed me to identify and recognize my use of STERBS as a means of avoiding and confronting grief that was experienced. It also allowed me to adopt a different perspective regarding how to adjust my reaction as it relates to past and present relationships that have impacted me in life. I found it helpful to complete the Relationship Graph and to write the Completion Letter. It provided me with info regarding the different types of loss, which I had not taken into consideration. It provided me with some tools that can be used to address grief that may affect me in the future."

Grief Recovery Method Participant

SE Washington, DC

"Our society does not always allow us the time and space to pursue, to discover and to experience true healing from loss. Heather Horton introduced me to The Grief Recovery Method through her workshop last November, and I will be forever grateful to her!! Heather's workshop showed me exactly how to experience and understand grief and how to make way for authentic healing by "completing the loss." I suspect many of us teach ourselves to ignore or bury pain. Heather's workshop provides a better way to deal with loss, whatever the loss looks like. Personal. Private. No judgment. Heather's workshop made a monumental difference for me in my life. Very highly recommended!!"

Christina

Business Development & Management Consulting | Workforce Development | Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador

"Heather D. Horton is a compassionate, empathetic grief professional who works with her clients to achieve positive transformational shifts. I highly recommend her for those seeking to move beyond the painful emotions resulting from loss to a place of fulfillment, joy, and gratitude."

Dora

Founder, Institute of Professional Grief Coaching

Heather D. Horton

About Me

I survived a traumatic single car accident in 2005 that claimed the life of my mother and aunt after a relative fell asleep while driving long distance. I used my faith to move mountains of tragedy in order to regain my hope and begin to heal my soul after suffering such loss.  In 2016, I began training to become a coach. My training helped me to discover my purpose – to help others navigate through the wilderness of grief.


My training not only helped to discover my purpose but opened my eyes to the reason I survived the accident – to help others navigate through the wilderness of grief.

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Testimonials

"I was able to quickly establish rapport with Heather as my grief coach. I found her to be a Godly woman and she has been able to provide me help and hope for my grief through coaching and encouragement. I felt that she cared about me throughout the entire grieving process. I highly recommend Heather to anyone who may be experiencing grief or know of someone who is grieving.”

Latonia

White

"Heather is gentle, but laser focused. My first encounter with her left me feeling safe and assured. Heather is professional and very easy to talk to."

Barbara

Washington, DC

"Heather helped guide me through this 7 week Grief Recovery Method. Although, I had first started seeing her following the death of my mother, we quickly discovered other nuclear family relationships that were causing me much pain and holding me back from my full potential. I credit her and the program in opening my eyes to what grief fully encompasses, from death to a new job. I realized that all my reactions to my experiences with loss were normal. What Heather taught me was how to cope with these cumulative losses on top of the loss of my mother in a healthy way. I allowed myself to grieve and then to find completeness through the methods in the workshop. her vulnerability in sharing her own story gave me so much strength. If she could get through her own struggles, I was determined to get through mine. That was by far the biggest impact from the sessions, was her being so transparent with me about her own grief journey. I felt I was opening up to someone who completely understood where I was and where I could be in my grief journey. Thank you Heather!!!! I thank God for placing you in my path in my darkest hours of grief."

Grief Recovery Method Participant

Philadelphia, PA

"The grief recovery method has opened a gateway for me to be able to work with different losses and relationships in my life . Being able to plot the loss history and relationship history although challenging and painful provided the necessary perspective of a more ‘whole’ sense of my relationship and loss. Being able to acknowledge and speak ( with a coach ) the undelivered communications brought transformation."

Grief Recovery Method Participant

Chicago, IL

"I can honestly say, I have completed my pain around the lack of emotional availability that my family members unknowingly demonstrated. I will use the methods throughout many other relationships that I have. Thank you for such outstanding work!"

Grief Recovery Method Participant

Washington, DC

"Participating in the program allowed me to identify and recognize my use of STERBS as a means of avoiding and confronting grief that was experienced. It also allowed me to adopt a different perspective regarding how to adjust my reaction as it relates to past and present relationships that have impacted me in life. I found it helpful to complete the Relationship Graph and to write the Completion Letter. It provided me with info regarding the different types of loss, which I had not taken into consideration. It provided me with some tools that can be used to address grief that may affect me in the future."

Grief Recovery Method Participant

SE Washington, DC

"Our society does not always allow us the time and space to pursue, to discover and to experience true healing from loss. Heather Horton introduced me to The Grief Recovery Method through her workshop last November, and I will be forever grateful to her!! Heather's workshop showed me exactly how to experience and understand grief and how to make way for authentic healing by "completing the loss." I suspect many of us teach ourselves to ignore or bury pain. Heather's workshop provides a better way to deal with loss, whatever the loss looks like. Personal. Private. No judgment. Heather's workshop made a monumental difference for me in my life. Very highly recommended!!"

Christina

Business Development & Management Consulting | Workforce Development | Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador

"Heather D. Horton is a compassionate, empathetic grief professional who works with her clients to achieve positive transformational shifts. I highly recommend her for those seeking to move beyond the painful emotions resulting from loss to a place of fulfillment, joy, and gratitude."

Dora

Founder, Institute of Professional Grief Coaching