Vicki Panagotacos, PhD FT

Vicki Panagotacos, PhD., FT is a Grief & Loss Counselor and Life Transition Coach in private practice in Los Gatos and La Selva Beach, CA. She also facilitates grief groups and conducts local workshops. Ms. Panagotacos holds various professional certifications and is an ADEC Fellow. In addition to founding, she writes for her blog,, and has authored the following: Effect of Multigenerational Family and Social Systems on Meaning-Making (2010); chapter Defining and Envisioning Self in Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved (edited by Robert Niemeyer, 2012, and Gaining Traction: Starting Over after the Death of a Life Partner, 2014.


Entering a New Relationship after Death of a Life Partner

Ready to Enter a New Relationship One of the most charming questions I ever received in one of my second-year spousal-loss classes came from a middle-aged man named Sam. He […]

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Spousal Loss: What Legacy of Loss Are You Passing on to Others?

The loss of your life partner is especially complex to manage because the two of you functioned as a couple for so long. As a result, you are not only […]

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