EricsHouse Mission Statement

EricsHouse Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing integrative grief care to people who have suddenly lost someone they love, with a specialization in suicide and substance-related losses.   We support the emotional, physical, and spiritual healing for those left behind in the aftermath of these devastating losses.  Our team of grief companions, counselors, life coaches, spiritual directors, intuitive healers, holistic health practitioners, and health experts help people understand and integrate their grief so that they may once again experience joy and happiness.  Our mission is to provide traditional and alternate approaches to healthy healing after a traumatic loss and to promote community education and awareness initiatives for the prevention of suicide and substance abuse.

EricsHouse Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.  EIN 82-1430428.

Services Provided

Our Founder, Marianne Gouveia, lost her son Eric who struggled with addiction to medically prescribed opiates which led him to heroin. The shame and disappointment he carried in his heart created a moment when he made the choice to end his life. Through the loss of Eric, we have banded together to create a safe place to promote both traditional and alternative forms of healing so there is help for everyone touched by these horrible and devastating epidemics.

Companioning, Counseling, Spiritual Direction, and Life Coaching: Using Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s model of grief companioning, we are able to provide both in-person and virtual support across the US. Our independent licensed mental health professionals help our clients with the deeper issues that often surface when we lose someone we love. We have several certified spiritual directors who help people address questions about their faith which is often challenged after a significant loss.  Our life coaches help our clients figure out what the next chapter of lives might look like after a traumatic loss.

Group Support, Retreats and Workshops:  We offer a variety of groups as well as educational seminars so people are able to meet others who share a common loss. We also create a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment for loss survivors to express their feelings, share their struggles, and learn from others.

Holistic Health:  In our Phoenix location, we offer holistic therapies including aromatherapy for grief, acupuncture, cranial-sacral therapy, sound healing, intuitive healing, reiki, and health coaching.

Our services are offered both in-person at our Phoenix location, and virtually across the United States.

Learn More About EricsHouse

EricsHouse was recently featured on ABC news 15. Check out the video to the right to learn more about who EricsHouse is, where we are coming from, and what we do.


EricsHouse was founded in 2017 to offer hope and healing to those who are coping with suicide or addiction loss.   I lost my own son, Eric James, on February 27, 2016. He was a victim of the opioid crisis which led him to the fatal decision to end his life by suicide.   My mission and the mission of this organization is to provide healing support, education, and resources to people living in the aftermath of a suicide or death from addiction. EricsHouse offers a community forum, variety of resources and useful tools to help transform grief so that a sense of well-being and purpose can be restored to the lives of survivors.

In 2015, there were approximately 44,200 deaths in the U.S. due to suicide; which means that every 12 minutes someone lost their life by their own hand. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 600,000 U.S. citizens died by suicide from 1999 to 2015, which is 28 percent increase. Suicide and opioid addition can overlap with other problems, including chronic pain, other addictions, mental disorders, and disruptions in social support. Whether opioid overdose is unintentional or intentional, since the year 2000, more than 300,000  people in the U.S. have died due to prescription drugs and illicit opioids.

My son, Eric James, struggled with addiction. He had many months of sobriety, but on December 31, 2015 he relapsed. The shame and disappointment he carried in his heart created a moment that led to him leave this earth at the young age of 27. His death and my grief prompted me to want to reach out to other survivors in the aftermath of suicide or death to opioid addiction — to offer support, comfort, and healing. My hope is that EricsHouse provides this and more to those who have lost loved ones.

Our website covers a diverse set of topics and approaches in the hope that each of you can find your own way to heal. Though difficult and sometimes painful, it is possible to integrate traumatic loss into your life in a positive way. Those of us left behind in aftermath of suicide are forever changed. We will never stop missing our loved ones, but we carry on and can live joyful and fulfilling lives. We invite you to memorialize your loved one, share your stories, and take full advantage of the resources we have made available so that you can heal as gracefully and fully as possible.

With Blessings and Love,

Marianne Gouveia


I remember when I was a small girl, my brothers and sisters and I would pick the dandelions, make a wish, and with a big blow, we would watch the lance-shaped leaves fly into the wind and glisten in the sunshine. The Dandelion has a surprising amount of different meanings. Healing from emotional pain and physical injury alike — Intelligence, especially in an emotional and spiritual sense — The warmth and power of the rising sun — Surviving through all challenges and difficulties — Long lasting happiness and youthful joy — Getting your wish fulfilled. Since the Dandelion can thrive in difficult conditions, it is no wonder that people say the flower symbolizes the ability to rise above life’s challenges.

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