Grief and Loss Counseling in Island Lake, IL.

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


Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT
Grief Counselor

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60015 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Martin Scripp
Grief Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Know that your most important thoughts and feelings are held with great care and sensitivity, as I listen closely and compassionately to your stories of grief, loss and change. Your personal experience is unique and valid for you, and it's ok that others' experiences are different. I will support and assist you as you talk, write, and find additional ways to express yourself and what your losses have meant to you, so that you will find healing and peace over time.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB
Grief Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Grief Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Island Lake.

We generally think of grief and loss in relation to the death of people we have been close with, such as family, friends, coworkers and others with whom we have been close. While death is certainly the worst kind of loss we are called upon to face and grieve over, there are other meaningful losses we must endure and find a way to grieve toward resolution and inner peace. Such losses as the breakup of significant relationships, through divorce or separation from any loved one certainly call for grieving. Loss of one’s job can amount to a meaningful loss that requires grieving to go on with a new and constructive adjustment. The loss of one’s health can also present serious challenges to keepin....

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60030 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Joseph Gottfried, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Joseph Gottfried, MA, LCPC

Marriage Counselor ~ Couples Counseling Crystal Lake

In 60012 - Nearby to Island Lake.

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Island Lake.

I have counseled people experiencing many forms of grief and loss. I counsel grieving people with an empathetic, person-centered approach. I don't try to find 'quick answers' to somehow 'fix' people who are grieving. Since everyone grieves in different ways and for different lengths of time, I create a kind of space for people to truly grieve on their terms so that true, lasting healing takes place.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Grief Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to Island Lake.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Island Lake, IL.

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

Island Lake is a city that is located in multiple counties- Lake County and McHenry County in Illinois. It has a land area of 3.37 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Island Lake is 8,080 people with 3,098 households and a median annual income of $69,833. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Island Lake, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Island Lake 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Island Lake public health department.