Grief and Loss Counseling in Columbia, IL.

Therapy and bereavement services in Columbia, IL. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

My approach to grief counseling is to listen with an open heart and an open ear while holding a space where you can feel safe to share your unique grief story. In sharing your story you begin to process your grief, and ultimately you learn to integrate the loss into your life in a way that feels appropriate and right for you. My approach to this process is always with deep compassion and without judgment.

Grief Counselor

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

At Sharon's office you aren't just another client. She truly cares about you, your well being, and developing an individualized treatment plan for you. To address grief and loss Sharon frequently begins with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and biofeedback. She provides various forms of biofeedback, Including EEG biofeedback, Quantum biofeedback and more. She has found that this combination can have an uplifting and stabilizing effect. Often the next step is to provide/add EMDR therapy with the goal of increasing healing and decreasing the length of therapy. Please call Sharon today and discuss your goals.

Grief Counselor

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Compassion and understanding are two key aspects of helping those grieving the loss of a loved one or relationship. I focus on helping to promote hope when feelings overwhelm one's ability to look beyond the hurt and sadness. Often, there is guilt or unresolved relational issues that complicate the grieving process. My approach emphasizes attaining a positive perspective of the loss and oneself, promoting positive self-worth.

Grief Counselor

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Unbelief, shock, anger… These are some of the things we experience when we undergo major losses in our lives. The death of someone close, loss of relationship or marriage, loss of job, retirement—situations such as these may chop our emotional legs right out from under us. Understanding how this process works (the stages through which one tends to pass as a part of the process) can greatly alleviate the stress and suffering that can otherwise be associated with it. Grief must be shared; having an understanding and supportive person present to coach you through such times can of immense value.

Grief Counselor

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to a loss of any kind; death, divorce, faith or career. Regardless of the reason why, the resulting emotions are very powerful and often conflicting. My approach to grief and loss is to use cognitive behavioral approaches to process the emotions and help my client reclaim control over them. Often clients get stuck in trying to find a logical answer to the "why" instead of processing the emotional effect on their life. I can help with the process.

Grief Counselor

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

We need to grieve, whether it is small grief like not getting that part time job, or life changing...loosing a loved one. I want to give space for the hurricane of emotions that come with loss. I desire to be a gentle presence and to listen well. I want to help clients process their loss and slowly learn to embrace life in a new way afterward. Grieving takes time and gentleness. I want to offer both to my clients.

Grief Counselor

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Columbia

There are times in everyone's life when we go through the loss of someone or something that we love. While the grieving process is common to all of us it is also very personal. Each person reacts to grief in their own unique way based on the nature of the relationship, the specific circumstances, and our own personality. I will help you through this process in a way that brings dignity and respect to that relationship. A path of meaning and healing is possible and you do not have to walk that path alone.

Grief Counselor

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

You've heard "time heals all wounds", but that doesn't help you much now. You've told yourself to "get over it", but you can't. Trite phrases seldom help the depression and anxiety that accompanies significant grief and loss. You don't have to walk this painful journey alone. I have helped many persons work through the loss of a loved one(s) and the losses of material possessions, jobs, identity and life changes, painful parenting, divorce an other, broken relationships. Call, and let me help you, as well. More info on grief and loss may be found at: www.judykoehlertherapist.com.

Grief Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Everyone has experienced loss, from the death of a loved one to the loss of a job; from a deeply broken relationship to the diagnosis of a life-altering illness. Facing the grief that comes with each loss is difficult but incredibly important to healing and restoration. I seek to create an environment where you feel safe to explore your grief and find healing at your own pace.

Grief Counselor

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Recovery from loss of a loved one - human or animal - can be a very up and down road. Sadness can linger and even turn into depression. If you are struggling to make sense of a loss or to regain your equilibrium and life, talking to a therapist can be of great benefit. Whether your loss was recent or years ago, you can achieve a sense of closure and peace.

Grief Counselor

Lori Oge, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Everyone experiences grief or loss sometime during their lives. Whether you lose someone close to you or you lose a job, no one escapes the painful, sad feelings these events can bring. My therapy techniques help clients understand that grieving is a necessary process in order to come to terms with their conflicting states of mind. Because grief can have many stages, my goal is to support clients in their efforts to unravel the confusion they feel as a result of the anteceding event and find a way to accept the circumstances they have been given to live with.

Grief Counselor

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Sometimes it is very difficult to heal from grief and loss. Whether you have lost a spouse, a parent, a child or a close friend, the loneliness and grief can be overwhelming. I offer a gentle and compassionate approach when someone has experienced a loss. I want you to be able to come and share about your loved one and come along side you to help you through your grieving process. I want to help you find comfort and help you sort out where to go from here.

Grief Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

"Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted." The pain of losing someone never quite fully goes away, but my hope is that you will benefit from being comforted as you grieve the loss of someone close to you. Grief has an important place in life and as we walk through this difficult time together you'll begin to make sense of the pain that may be overwhelming you. However, you may also learn some important truths about life, purpose and meaning.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Columbia, IL.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed grief specialists in Columbia.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Columbia right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Columbia is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Monroe County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.25 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 10,191 people with 4,050 households and a median annual income of $62,708. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Columbia are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans