Psychotherapy Inspiring You to Embrace Life Fully
Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT
Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT
Psychotherapy Inspiring You to Embrace Life Fully
Psychotherapy Inspiring You to Embrace Life Fully
Psychotherapy Inspiring You to Embrace Life Fully

Welcome! I am a psychotherapist in private practice for over 47 years, a teacher, speaker, and author of five books (three on grief). Through my psychotherapy, books and trainings, I offer compassionate, insightful support and solid strategies to enlighten you in your grieving and living fully. This work is empowering to my clients, as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation within themselves; they learn new tools for living more fully and productively—tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed. My goal is to inspire, empower, and expand your capacity to live fully as you connect with your inner resources and discover true peace. Let’s start the journey together today.

"Working with Alexandra, I have healed parts of the heart that I thought were irretrievable. Her trust that each will find the right path lights the way. Letting go of past grief allows me to live fully in the present moment. As I watch the sun rise this morning and suffuse my world with light, I feel immense gratitude for the work that we have accomplished together."



"Alexandra Kennedy engages the threshold of dying and death with such gentleness. She offers mythology, narrative, and empirical data as pathways to the embrace of the dying and the retrieval of grief not as a desert but as a slow garden of remembrance, surprise and unexpected novelty."

  ~ John O'Donohue, author of Anam Cara

“We are too often rushed through what must be allowed its time, its season, to ripen, to die, to heal. Kennedy is wise and compassionate, and she refuses to desecrate this holy mystery of loss. Rather, she offers simply to accompany us as we walk a path only we can follow. Kennedy teaches us to trust that Death knows the way to lead us into Life. For us, we can trust that Kennedy knows of what she speaks.” 

~Wayne Muller, author of Sabbath and A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough

"If there is one person I'd like to talk to after a loss, it would be Alexandra Kennedy. She offers no platitudes for grief- no one-size-fits-all recipe- just wisdom, kindness, and empathy. Most of all, Kennedy tells us what we all need to hear: We are not alone, and, no, we are not going crazy."

~ Lolly Winston, MFA, author of Good Grief and Happiness Sold Separately

"Alexandra was an extraordinary keynote speaker, counselor, and guide for our Survivors of Suicide Loss Conference. Her insight into grief and the healing process reframed our sorrow and created the potential for transformation. We were blessed by her presence and deeply grateful for her passion and energy."

~  Dawn McGahan, LCSW, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

“The brilliant facilitation of sacred circle, and the extraordinarily intuitive wisdom, kindness and gentle strength that Alexandra wielded with the group and each individual was quite touching to witness. I personally broke through some barriers and expanded my heartspace and my thinking. . . It was really life changing.”

~ N.G.

"Times with Alexandra are sessions with a wise soul. She helps me sort through struggles and dilemmas, as well as recognize dynamics I've been blind to, all the while finding taproots of well-being. She diligently frames directions to put into practice living in the wider world. I always feel undercurrents of gladness in our meetings. Her fearless attention in the face of challenging emotions and surrounding situations I find deeply nourishing. . . I'm inspired by her ebullient calm, her resilient vitality, her capacity to think lucidly amidst stormy weather."

~  Dan

Bali: A Healing Journey

September 16-29 2024 (Full!)

A Cultural, Spiritual, and Personal Healing Journey in Bali with Alexandra.

“A journey can become a sacred thing . . . May you travel in an awakened way, Gathered wisely into your inner ground; That you may not waste the invitations Which wait along the way to transform you.” - John O’Donohue

How to Grieve What We've Lost

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Alexandra's Books

Honoring Grief

Honoring Grief

A night light for people in dark times.
—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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Losing a Parent

Losing a Parent

This is an extraordinary book, beautifully written, instructive, brimming with insights into the possibilities for turning the death of a parent into a rich and transforming life event.
—EastWest Magazine

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The Infinite Thread: Healing RelationshipsBeyond Loss

The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss

At last! A deeply real and profoundly wise book on healing a life after loss...
—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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How Did I Miss All This Before?

How Did I Miss All This Before?

Truly a sacred book, straight from soul.
—Marion Woodman, Ph.D.

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Offerings at the Edge


"A life-changing and important work. My dreams and psyche were immediately opened to transformation from this book's insights, the sheer awe of uncovering the layers that were preventing me from being who I truly am. A deep bow and a joyful high-five to Alexandra!"
—Beth Witrogen, author of Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal.

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Alexandra Kennedy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Cruz, California
(831) 464-2083
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