Grief and Loss Counseling in Highwood, IL.

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


Grief Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Highwood

There are multiple forms of loss, ranging from lost friendship to to the loss of a loved one, which could be a pet or a person. I would encourage open communication about feelings and strongly believe that an individual's feelings should not be judged or criticized. I would also encourage the individual to allow sufficient time to recover from their loss; there is no "right" amount of time to process a loss.

Grief Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Highwood

While everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time, losing a loved one feels devastating. Furthermore, grief can be complicated by other conditions such as depression and level of dependence on the departed. The good news is that therapy is a very effective way to manage grief symptoms and cope with stressors from the loss. When you see me for grief & loss therapy, we will discuss how the grief is impacting your life and create a plan together to accelerate the healing process without losing any healthy emotional connections with the deceased. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Grief Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Highwood

When grieving we can experience a wide range of emotions. "Giving language" to these emotions - through speaking or writing - helps us make sense of our feelings and brings relief from the heaviness of grief. You will receive non-judgmental support and direction as you mourn your loss or losses. It is possible to find a new way to be - not to leave behind what you had, but to bring the best of your past into your future. A joyful life and a meaningful life can still be yours. Grief affects us physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. Grief counseling can help restore your body, mind and spirit. You can sleep better, feel less anxiety and fear and have more hope for your future

Grief Counselor

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Highwood

You are hurting. Grief is physical, it's intense, and it's non-stop. Often, it is difficult for partner's to understand the immense pain that their grieving partner is going through. They want to be there to support and comfort their partner, but they don't know where to start or what to do. This confusion can be challenging to navigate and has the potential to make things worse. I use research proven methods to help couples work through grief together. You don't have to experience the pain alone. Your partner can help you through it and I can show you both how to make that work.

Grief Counselor

Cathy Chec, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Highwood

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

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

Within driving distance of Highwood

I work with people who have been injured, diagnosed with serious illness, and who have lost loved ones. I also work with the person's familiy. While no therapist can provide absolute relief in such situations, I provide an empathic and supportive approach to help people understand the road ahead and to move forward no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Grief Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Highwood

Grief is not a disorder. You don't need to be cured. You need to be able to talk to someone. Every study shows that talking about your pain is crucial to letting go. If you have been suffering pain from a loss longer than you think is good for you, there may be something keeping you stuck. We can work that out. Experiencing your grief is not easy; it is necessary.

Grief Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Highwood

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

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Highwood

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Grief Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Highwood

Discussing the loss of a loved one, remembering past experiences, and seeing your life without someone can be heartbreaking. Engaging in counseling can help you manage through these difficult times. Within a compassionate and therapeutic space, I will help you through the grieving process and will guide you through your emotional pain with the hope of moving forward while still acknowledging what you’ve lost.

Grief Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Highwood

Grief and loss are always so very personal and each of us experiences them differently. I will help you explore your loss, whether it be a relationship or a death. I will help you come to terms with the issues involved so that you can move on with your life at a pace that meets your needs. There are workbooks, books to read, groups to join, and CD's to listen to.

Grief Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Highwood

Dealing with grief is about realizing the impact someone has had on your life and how you can use this experience to honor them. When people heal from the sadness they reach a place of newness. There really aren't five stages of grief as we once thought but there is a process with alternating phases. Each person has their own "theory" about grief and once they discover what it is, they are better able to accept and move through the process.

Grief Counselor

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Highwood

Relying on personal (death of spouse/other family members/close friends) as well as professional training and experience, Grief Therapy is one of my specialties, including therapy for those affected by a loved one's suicide. Your grief journey is unique, and each loss is different. Therapy can help you to successfully navigate your way through the grief process and to learn that much of what you feel is a normal, natural part of the painful and often difficult grief process.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Highwood, IL.

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

Highwood is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 0.71 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Highwood is 5,352 people with 1,994 households and a median annual income of $50,750. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Highwood, IL

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Highwood is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Highwood therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility