Grief and Loss Counseling in Elmhurst, IL.

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


Grief Counselor

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

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.

Grief Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

As a pediatric therapist, I have helped children, teens, and young adults work through may different types of loss, from the sudden death of a parent or grandparent, the loss that comes as the result of a parents' divorce, or the many losses associated with foster care and adoption. Therapy can provide a place for your child to grieve the loss of any important person in their life.

Grief Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

Nearly everyone has or will experience grief and loss in their lifetime. Grief is a normal and natural way to respond to the loss of a loved one or to a significant life change. Each person grieves in their own way and the length of recovery varies from person to person. Grief can be complicated by other factors such as multiple losses, preexisting depression, trauma, and the person’s dependency upon the deceased or lifestyle they lost. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve. I do not take a "one size fits all" approach, but respond with sensitivity to your individual situation.

Grief Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

Amanda is trained in working with all stages of grief. She has experience working with partner loss, anticipatory grief, terminal illness, and loss of a child. There are unique struggles that come from losing a loved one and Amanda feels comfortable walking alongside clients in their journey to a "new normal". Grief work with Amanda will likely include resources like podcasts, books, and music - anything to journey through grief in order to reduce the unique pain that comes from loss.

Grief Counselor

Cathy Chec, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

Loss comes in many forms; whether it be a loss of someone who has passed away, a loss of a job, a betrayal such as infidelity that results in a loss of the relationship you thought you had, or even the feeling of losing your identity. I support clients at the pace that THEY are ready to go. Everyone heals differently and I respect every individual journey. In grief, there are no "should's" and "should not's" and I make sure to meet each client where they are in their grief while offering a sense of hope.

Grief Counselor

Katie Bogacki, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

Throughout our lives, we all experience grief and loss. Sometimes these occasions are more easily experienced than others. It is helpful to have someone for support, to hear you out on all of the emotions that are going on with the grief and loss. No two people will experience grief and loss the same, and each of us will have different ways and timelines to cope. Particularly in the area of fertility, grief and loss can be recurrent and persistent. I will utilize mindfulness strategies as well as offer support in guiding you through your experiences.

Grief Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

Personal loss is a painful process and requires time to heal. Having a healthy means to work through grief is important. In my counseling experience I have had the opportunity to walk many individuals through the grief process. Because of my background in Christian ministry I find that I can also help people sort through the questions they have about faith and loss. One of the common questions I hear is, "How can a loving God allow this to happen?" If you are struggling with loss and have more questions than answers you need to find a safe place to process your feelings, find comfort and hope. I would like to walk this journey with you.

Grief Counselor

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

"As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you're drowning, with wreckage all around you. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it's some physical thing. Maybe it's a happy memory. Maybe it's a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive." Grief and loss comes in all forms - from job loss to death of a loved one. Emotional based therapy will help you cope with the loss and adjust to a "new normal". I'll help you explore the loss, your grieving process, and help you find closure.

Grief Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

You may feel like no amount of talking could possibly help you overcome the sadness you feel right now. What you may not realize is that therapy can be incredibly effective in helping you manage the difficult and complicated feelings commonly accompanying the loss of a loved one. Everything you are feeling is normal! In therapy, you'll learn tools to help manage intensely painful emotions while honoring the memory of your loved one(s). While therapy cannot entirely take the pain away, it can certainly take the edge off so you can begin to function again. With the help of therapy, you'll begin to experience more and more periods of relief and in time, even begin to feel joy again.

Grief Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

I like to help the person work through grief and loss by helping them connect with their sorrow and bring loving closure to those relationships. This may include role playing and also narrative writing allowing them to express their feelings, memories, regrets, etc. Often we may create an experience where they can say goodbye and begin to let go and move on.

Grief Counselor

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

I believe empathic attunement to bereavement and grief is more than expressing "I'm sorry for your loss." As a clinician, it's about relationally connecting with a client, and communicating that it is okay to sit in difficult emotions together. The real healing and growth occur when there is space to weep, laugh, reflect, get angry, or even just know it is okay to sit in silence together. As a trained therapist, I know the steps to take in looking at the trauma of loss. However, anyone can know that by reading a book. I am here to be relationally and empathically connected in a safe space where we can drop down together to work through difficult emotions.

Grief Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

I have experience working with clients who are going through the grieving process in regard to the loss of a relationship. This pertains to a break up with a significant other, accepting that a parent is unable to fulfill an ideal role we have in our minds, etc. These losses can be just as traumatic as the death of a loved one, and most clients experience Kubler-Ross' Stages of Grief.

Grief Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Elmhurst

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 Elmhurst, IL.

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

Elmhurst is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.26 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Elmhurst is 45,957 people with 15,814 households and a median annual income of $96,486. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Elmhurst, IL

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Elmhurst is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees