118049318_3842052919145489_485951282578374077_nMy name is Dr. Oren Cox and I am a professor and thanatologist. I provide grief support, psycho-spiritual, and psycho-social services to individual clients and conduct psycho-social 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 must recognize death is something that will happen to all of us and there can be positive and meaningful aspects. Prolonging the discussion will only 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 MARIĀ® 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

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Management

Associate if Applied Science (AAS) in Mortuary Science

These certifications may look good and do have value, but the most important lesson I have learned, is that I don’t know anything. The universe continues to reveal its beauty and mystery and I continue to seek and learn each day. No day goes by without an opportunity for growth.