Grief and Loss Counseling in East St. Louis, IL.

Therapy and bereavement services in East St. Louis, IL. Find real help with the right therapist.


Grief Counselor

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

"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.

Grief Counselor

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Kelly Diller, LPC, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Deanna Self, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

Grief and loss comes to and happens to everyone eventually. However, sometimes, there can be such traumatic events or compound losses that one may feel as though they have lost their footing or can't function. One may feel a multitude of emotions like sadness, anger, bitterness, and or relief. My goal is to provide a compassionate and understanding environment until one feels able to function effectively.

Grief Counselor

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

Grief and loss may be manifested in many ways. You may experience grief through the death of a loved one, the end of a significant relationship, the loss of a pet, the end of a job,health issues, etc. Everyone experiences these emotions in unique ways. Counseling offers a safe place to process your feelings and identify methods to help you cope all the while gaining strength and resiliency to maintain and thrive in life. To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Grief Counselor

Rachael Carr, PLPC, MAC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Lori Oge, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of East St. Louis

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.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in East St. Louis, IL.

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

East St. Louis is located in St. Clair County, Illinois. It has a land area of 13.90 square miles and a water area of 0.37 square miles.  The population of East St. Louis is 26,790 people with 10,480 households and a median annual income of $19,520. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for East St. Louis, IL

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in East St. Louis. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in East St. Louis. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for