Joan Guest, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 1819 Bay Scott Center, Naperville 60540
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Many of life's major events produce losses that result in grief--death, divorce, moving, becoming an empty-nester parent. Each of these losses brings with them particular challenges. We have to recognize and accept the changes and re-create life in a new way. I can help you do that. I help people adjust to the new reality and deal with the difficulties that can turn normal grief into a much more complicated process.

Jane Houghtaling Walker, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location: 616 W 5th Ave, Ste B, Naperville 60563
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Life brings challenges and changes. Grief and loss are a necessary part, but they can be so difficult! I help people understand how "normal" their grief is, as well as to process their reactions, deal with practical matters, regroup with significant others, and rediscover their joy. Grief can be painful, but the intensity of it needn't last forever, and you needn't continue to suffer without support.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Location: , Naperville 60540
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Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. understands that grief and loss and impacts everyone differently. We also realize that grief and loss is often made easier with the professional support and guidance of trained counselors. Our approach to treating grief and loss is to, first and foremost, make sure that we understand how the grief and loss has impacted our client's life. We carefully assess the presenting problem(s) and develop an individualized treatment plan to help over the grief and loss. This plan may include counseling, support groups, and/or medication management.

Trang Rose, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 1979 N. Mill Street, Suite. 202, Naperville 60563
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Have you recently lost someone or something you love and are having difficulty moving on? Are you finding it difficult to function due to sadness, depression, anxiety or even despair? These feelings are very normal reactions when faced with a significant loss. However, if you find that your feelings are constant and overwhelming and have affected your ability to carry on and function normally, then you may benefit from grief counseling. Through this process, I will help you to move properly through the different stages of grief, while providing you with healthy coping strategies and support in order to move forward.

Joe Bynum, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 62 S. Madison Street, Oswego
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Are suffering from an emotional or physical loss? Is the Grief just too much to bear? When feelings of loss or grief become too much to for one person, seeking support is an act of strength. Together we will find solutions to your grief. I believe in empowering people to understand their loss. You and I will develop a clear plan for letting go of the negative emotions associated with the loss, while remembering and honoring its origins.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 2 Mid America Plaza, Oak Brook Terrace
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I did mymasters thesis on how to work with homicide victim survivors and I have worked with many peoiple who have lost family members to violence. I have also worked with people who have lost spouses and children. IN my work with military I have worked with combat vets who have experienced traumatic losses.While therapy cannot totally remove the pain of grief, I have helped people to heal and function better as a result.

Klaus Mehrl, M.Div., M.A., LPC, NCC, CADC, CSAT(2)

Pastoral Counselor - Hope Christian Counseling

Location: 720 Westshore Drive, Shorewood
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The shortest verse in the Bible is found in John 11:35 - "Jesus wept." One of his close friends, Lazarus, had died. Our Lord knows heartbreak and is ready to provide comfort for our hearts when they hurt. My approach to grief counseling comes directly from God's word of comfort and seeing the future in the light of His promises. I also have my clients read Granger Westberg's classic book entitled: "Good Grief" which discusses the stages of grief, and helps those who hurt experience a journey on a pathway through grief that is based on honesty.

Anastasia Vailas, M.S., LPC, NCC

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 616 West 5th avenue, Suite B, Naperville 60563
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Grief and loss is one of the most misunderstood and mishandled emotions. Friends and family mean well, yet often say and do things that make a grieving person feel isolated, devastated and even more alone. Sometimes grieving individuals have a right to feel that no one understands. Each grieving person mourns differently, with different degrees of pain and loss, and for different periods of time. I provide compassion, understanding, and person-centered therapy that is based on the intensity of the loss. Your feelings of anger, depression, and isolation will be heard, and I will care. You will find the understanding support that will allow you to grieve in your own way, in your own time.

Leyden Dupage Counseling Service, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 1717 Naper Blvd., Suite 200, Naperville 60563
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We all experience grief and loss usually when we loose a loved one or family pet. Certainly grief affects all members of the family. Individual and family therapy are usually both indicated. Grief and loss is also a significant problem in separation and divorce both for adults and children. It is very important to process feelings that may be emotional left overs that can be damaging if not dealt with, so that relationships can be re-established . Many times this involves deep hurts, and loyalty conflicts that can affect future relationships, and present emotional behavior and/or school or work performance.

Crossroads Counseling Services, LLC, Psy.D. , LCSW, LCPC, CADC

Psychiatrists, Licensed Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addiction Specialists

Location: 3027 English Rows Avenue, Suite 103, NAPERVILLE
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Grief and loss occur in many forms. Whether you have recently lost a loved one, are divorcing or in a major life transition, we can help. Grief may provide a fertile ground for postive life changes. You do not need to suffer alone. A time of loss can feel like the ground has been swept from beneath your feet. We are here to guide you through the most difficult of times with grace, dignity and compassion.

Grief Counseling Naperville.

The death of a loved one is arguably the most traumatic experience any of us can face. The goals of Naperville grief counseling are recovery and acceptance. Naperville, IL trauma counseling seeks to help an individual process, debrief, and cope with an extreme stress. Recovery from loss through grief counseling Naperville, IL does not mean that all of the pain, memories or significance of a loved one are resolved, but that one is able to accept what has happened, and that those experiences and memories are an important part of life, but not all consuming. When you see a Naperville trauma therapist or Naperville grief counselor, you will find a listening ear. There are several stages of grieving, and compassionate therapy in Naperville can be a strong shoulder that will facilitate healing. Naperville grief therapy and counseling in Illinois can help one move through the shock, trauma, and acute suffering, so that you are not destroyed by what has happened. Most likely, there are still loved ones in your life who need you, and if you are grieving, you may utterly lack any emotional energy at all to deal with them. Naperville grief counseling can help stabilize you.

If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss, grief counseling Naperville with a licensed therapist can help you move through. A Illinois grief and loss counselor has training and experience in helping people who have suffered loss to find strength, to cope, and move through the trauma. Naperville grief counseling can be an important tool to help you through this difficult time. And while nothing anyone can say can completely heal the pain, you can still find strength to cope and to find hope in the darkness. Therapy is a very important part of moving through grief. Please contact a Naperville, IL grief therapist below today.