Grief and Loss Counseling in Cortland, IL.

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


Grief Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Cortland

The key areas of grief and loss is learning to create what is known as a "new normal". This new normal can be created after a death, loss of job or even the loss of a relationship like divorce. Being able to understand the grief steps and what to expect brings hope to individuals and families who may have just had what they once new as normal completely change sometimes overnight.

Grief Counselor

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Cortland

Loss can occur in many ways including the death of a loved one, the ending of a significant relationship, loss of a job/career and/or a physical loss or grieving due to a significant illness or disability. These significant losses can bring a flood of overwhelming emotions and pain. A positive support system is often vital to picking up the pieces and finding a new sense of "normal" with this significant life-change. As a counselor, I can be a significant member of your support system and help you expand other areas of your support system. We will work on dealing with the intense emotions and build coping skills.

Grief Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Cortland

The death of a loved one is a natural occurrence in an individual’s lifetime, but sometimes death is sudden and unexpected and can turn our world upside down. People may have difficulty processing their emotions after such an event, and as a result, their ability to function may be impacted as well. This may also be the case after dissolution of a marriage or other meaningful relationships, a health crisis resulting in declining abilities or causing disability, loss of employment, and a host of other circumstances in life that induce overwhelming feelings of grief/loss. Karen will support such an individual as they process their feelings associated with the grief/loss.

Grief Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of Cortland

Grief counseling applies to many types of loss, not just death. Counseling for loss can be an opportunity to memorialize the person, relationship, or experience you lost. Counseling should include the joy and laughter of the loss as well as the sadness and pain. Uncomplicated grief counseling can be short-term, 1-6 sessions, and is covered by insurance in many cases.

Grief Counselor

Margo Milano, LCPC, NCC, CFLE, EAP-S

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Family Life Educator

Within driving distance of Cortland

Everyone will experience the pain of grief and loss. The emotions associated with grief and loss occur in relation to many difficulties: -Death of humans or animals loved ones -Romantic or friendship break-ups -Family relationship or constellation changes (divorce, children moving away, remarriage, etc.) -Work or employment loss and grief -Financial loss -Health change or loss -Role change difficulties Significant loss or change may cause grief because we value many of our relationships and situations. As socially oriented creatures, it is human and healthy to grieve. We need social support to move past acute grief. Expert support will help you adjust effectively and regain comfort.

Grief Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

Within driving distance of Cortland

The death or loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult events that you ever have to face. Sometimes therapy is needed to help you learn to cope with the thoughts and feelings that you are dealing with. If after a period of time, you have difficulty completing your every day activities and coping with life, it may be beneficial to meet with a professional. You may be "stuck" in one of the stages of the normal grieving process.

Grief Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Cortland

Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences in life. Losing abilities or functioning in chronic pain is a loss of another kind, but a loss nevertheless. Getting past the numbness and overwhelming pain is a uniquely personal process with a very individual timeline. I provide loving support and understanding of the grief process while carefully encouraging you to move forward when ready to see and understand the new landscape you are now living.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Cortland, IL.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed grief specialists in Cortland.  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 Cortland right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Cortland is located in DeKalb County, Illinois. It has a land area of 3.64 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Cortland is 4,325 people with 1,317 households and a median annual income of $75,507. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Cortland, IL

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Cortland for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees