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The Austin Center for Grief & Loss


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To assist adults and children as they move from loss to life through support, therapy, education, training and consultation throughout the greater Austin area.

  |  Austin, TX
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Recent Donations

Abu A.
Kennett Square, PA
6 months ago
Hayli S.
Austin, TX
6 months ago
Kristina K.
Chicago, IL
6 months ago
Zachariah M.
Humble, TX
6 months ago
Megan J.
Austin, TX
6 months ago

About The Austin Center for Grief & Loss

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is a non-profit organization focused on grief and trauma with the mission to assist children and adults as they move from loss to life, transforming their grief through therapy, support, education, training and consultation. The Center provides services to individuals and families who have experienced a loss due to the death of a loved one from illness, miscarriage, accident, suicide, or violence; along with those who have experienced loss due to divorce or separation.

Therapy Services

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss offers individual, couples, and family therapy for both adults and children. Their therapists have training specific to trauma, grief and loss in children and adults. They incorporate play therapy, traditional “talk” therapy and creative interventions into sessions. Many of their therapists are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is available for both English and Spanish speaking adults and children. Individual sessions are generally 50 minutes long. They strive to help anyone in need of hope and healing, regardless of ones ability to pay.

Therapy Groups and Workshops

Therapy groups and workshops encourage members to challenge themselves to grow and develop insight into behaviors and emotions. They are lead by one to two mental health professionals and usually consist of 5 to 8 members. They will meet for a set period of time such as 5 to 12 weeks. Fees will vary and scholarships may be available.

Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups are ongoing and meet 2 times per month, unless otherwise stated. Each group is facilitated by two trained volunteers and supervised by a licensed clinician. We strive to keep our groups small to foster safety and offer time to attend to each member.

Crisis Bereavement Services

When a traumatic incident or unexpected loss is experienced, The Austin Center for Grief & Loss can provide onsite services that are tailored to the needs of those impacted. Group and individual crisis bereavement services are available to faith-based, academic, business, and other communities.

Gift Options


Train volunteers to run grief and loss support groups


Run a school-based grief and loss support group

Provide Joy

Purchase new therapeutic toys for the children’s therapy room


Send a child who has lost a parent or sibling to Camp Red Bird


The Austin Center for Grief & Loss currently has no active fundraisers.


Mary Dickerson

Executive Director

Mary is the Executive Director of The Austin Center for Grief & Loss.

Rachel Saffer

Children's Program Manager

Rachel is the Children's Program Manager for The Austin Center for Grief & Loss.

Regina Smith

Volunteer Coordinator

Regina is the Volunteer Coordinator for The Austin Center for Grief & Loss.

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is a trusted Give Center partner and a verified, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization