Sydell Weiner, PhD

Courage - Hope - Healing


Your world can turn upside down when you least expect it. If you’re feeling lost and don’t know where to turn, you’ve come to the right place. Writing about your experience can improve your mental well-being, much the way therapy can. The death of a cherished loved one or unexpected relationship changes are profound losses. I’ve created this website to help you manage those inevitable changes, so they don’t become overwhelming. 

Grief is complicated, and it’s more than just the death of a loved one. It’s a reaction to disruptions like job loss, illness, or even the recent Covid-19 pandemic. But connecting with others can help us feel less alone. With a deeper understanding, we can work through the pain and find our way to the other side. I welcome your comments and the chance to share your journey. Moving forward is a challenge that takes all of our courage and hope.


I specialized in Grief Therapy, Couples Counseling and conflict in Relationships. When we mask our feelings with unhealthy behaviors, we’re more likely to become anxious or depressed. Psychotherapy can help you express those feelings so you can face them head on. Problems become more manageable when you don’t have to struggle alone. Whether it’s through writing, support groups, spiritual care or counseling, healthier relationships lead to a more meaningful life.


I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. As a tenured Theatre Professor at California State University Dominguez Hills, I also taught Legal and Ethical Issues of Counseling. Besides teaching, I spent 25 years as a therapist in private practice. As a recognized leader in the fields of Theatre and Psychology, I have been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among Women, and Who’s Who in the World.