My name is Dr. Oren Cox and I am a professor and thanatologist. I provide grief support services to individual clients and conduct psychosocial support groups for people dealing with grief and life-threatening illness. I love working with people and helping them find their true potential and to recognize their resilient nature. I think we are sometimes too hard on ourselves and have thoughts that limit our capabilities in all aspects of life. It is meaningful for me to assist others in coming to terms with whatever they are experiencing. In our society, death is oftentimes seen a taboo and it is not discussed or embraced in a healthy or beneficial way. We need to change this taboo into something positive and meaningful. We must recognize death is something that will happen to us all and prolonging the discussion will make it that much harder.




Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (AZ)

Certified Grief Counselor (AIHCP) http://www.aihcp.org/

Certified in Thanatology (ADEC) http://www.adec.org/

Mandala Assessment Research Instrument MARI® Practitioner http://www.maricreativeresources.com/


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Transformative Studies from the School of Consciousness and Transformation at California Insititute of Integral Studies with an emphasis in Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, and Thanatology.

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Secondary Education and ESL

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Management

Associate if Applied Science (AAS) in Mortuary Science