Mari Dias, The Grief Whisperer

GracePointe Grief Center


About GracePointe


As a Thanatologist, certified grief counselor and hospice volunteer, I find bereavement and end of life counseling to be my destiny. It is humbling and gratifying; I am privileged to work with grieving a loss (death and non-death), both expected or traumatic, as well as spending the remaining months of an individual’s life with them.

I have worked with people of all ages as they grieve. I use methods based on the cognitive and emotional development of the individual. This includes play, theatre, art and story telling therapies for children, which is modified for teens. When working with adults I use individual and group facilitation with an integrative therapeutic approach.

My practice operates on a “concierge” or ” direct service” model. Although I do not accept medical insurance, you pay a monthly fee that allows you unlimited visits as well as house calls. House calls for both bereaved and end of life clients may include any safe, special place, in addition to hospitals and nursing homes.

$350 per month for unlimited sessions and house calls. (Groups are extra).  Single session: $100




Mari Dias

Mari Dias, EdD, NCC, GC-C, FT



Mari Dias holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Doctorate  in Educational Leadership with a focus on emotional intelligence.


She is a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Counselor Certification, a certified grief counselor through the American Academy of Grief Counseling, a division of the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, and is a Fellow in Thanatology, Death, Dying and Bereavement, granted by the Association for Death Education and Counseling.


American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Association for Specialists in Group Work

Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling

Association for Death Education and Counseling

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

American Association of Suicidology


Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island: Bereavement and End of Life


Court Appointed Special Advocate: represented children in DCYF in Family Court

Rhode Island Department of a Corrections, Men’s Maximum Security Facility:

Facilitator of bibliotherapy program ” Changing Lives through Literature”

Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund: Vice President, Board of Directors

Rhode Island Hospital, Trauma Unit. Patient/Medical team liaison.


Fulbright Scholar: University of Zululand, South Africa

RI Jefferson Award

St. Mary Academy Bay View, Alumna of the Year

Faculty Fellow Scholarship for Community Service Learning: RI Campus Compact

RI Woman of the Year in Arts & Education, sponsored by the American Association of University Women

North Kingstown Town Hero

Doctoral Merit scholarship


Director and Producer:

Cathy’s Story: “Midnight Cry” A Story from Homeless to Advocacy

“Rhode Island Voices on Violence Perspectives on Peace”- documentary on gang, domestic and dating violence .


Professor of Counseling and Psychology

Consultant/ Motivational Speaker

Has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of supportive, psychoeducational environments with both individuals and groups


Our Services

GracePointe utilizes a “concierge”/ direct service model. This model allows individuals to pay a monthly fee, which includes unlimited individual sessions and/or house calls. In order to provide this unique service, Dr. Dias does not accept medical insurance; however, personal checks, cash or credit cards are gratefully accepted. In addition, The Mill at LaFayette is completely handicap accessible, including parking.

Services: individual and/or group

  • Grief & Loss (death and non-death)
  • Coping with Bereavement:
  • Sudden loss (death and non-death)
  • Loss of pet
  • Suicide
  • Homicide
  • Accidental
  • End of Life
  • Life threatening
  • Physical Disability
  • Terminal Illness
  • Medical Trauma
Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss



End of Life

End of Life

Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss



End of Life

End of Life



650 Ten Rod Road

North Kingstown, RI 02852

(401) 659-4188

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