Death Cafe profile for Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist

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About Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist:

My name is Jacob Brown.  I'm an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, specializing in grief and loss.  I also focus on therapy for older adults and couples. 

My role as your grief counselor, is to be a witness to your grief and gently guide and support you through the process.  

My practice is in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I have been drawn to questions around death and grief since the death of my father when I was three.  


Thoughts for sharing:

I think unresolved grief is a primary cause of pain for many of us.  Unfortunately, the world doesn't have much sympathy or patience for grief. 

Grief upsets people.  Without meaning to, friends and family can communicate hurtful messages.  Instead of helping you mourn your loss, they want you to hurry up and get over it. 

These “hurry up” messages can short circuit the grieving process.  In response, people often push down their feelings, making the grief process even longer.

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Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist's posts on the Death Cafe website

Recent articles on Grief - Week of May 20th 2019

For the week of May 20th, 2019, here are some articles on grief that I think are useful and interesting.

I am a psychotherapist in Corte Madera California (outside of San Francisco). I specialize in therapy with seniors, aging, grief and end of life.

Link: Recent articles on grief

Posted by Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist on May 13, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Recent articles on grief

This is a summary of recent articles on grief.  I hope you find them interesting and helpful in exploring your own grief experience.

I'm a psychotherapist in the San Francisco area specializing in aging and grief.  You can find more resources on my website

New Blog post: The Unique Pain of Anticipatory Grief

Posted by Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist on April 21, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

We all thing of grief and mourning as the process that comes after a death.  But, there is an even longer mourning period that comes before the loved one’s death.  The grief process we go through leading up to a loved one’s death is usually referred to as Anticipatory Grief.

“Anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is the death of someone close ...

Link: Recent articles on Grief

Posted by Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist on Dec. 29, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Recent articles on Grief

This is a round-up of recent articles on grief and grief counseling.  I hope you find it useful and interesting.  Jacob Brown

Recent articles of grief and grief counseling

A roundup of recent articles on Grief and Grief Counseling. I especially recommend the article from the Washington Post on how a nun helps prepare for end of life.

New Blog post: End of Life and the Search for Meaning

Posted by Jacob Brown - Grief Therapist on Dec. 24, 2018, 12:17 p.m. 2 comments

The search for meaning

Many, if not most, terminally ill patients experience a crisis of meaning as they approach the end of their lives.  They are often racked with feelings of inadequacy and regret.  Torturing themselves with existential questions focused on “What did I accomplish?”, “What did I really do with my life?” or “Did my life have any meaning?”

The search for meaning at the end of life

This type of existential crisis can ...

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