Death Cafe profile for Jacob Brown AMFT

Location: United States

About Jacob Brown AMFT:

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. 

Grief Counseling creates a safe and supportive space in which you can tell your grief story in your own way, and at your own pace. 


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 AMFT's posts on the Death Cafe website

Link: Recent articles on Grief

Posted by Jacob Brown AMFT 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

Link: Recent articles of grief and grief counseling

Posted by Jacob Brown AMFT on Dec. 24, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

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 AMFT on Dec. 24, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

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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