Grief and Loss Counseling in Lockport, IL.

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


Grief Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Within driving distance of Lockport

Here in the US we have a backward approach to grief in that we suffer in silence. I want to help you facilitate healing by allowing a full expression of emotion, to normalize the path of grief, and to hear the stories about the person(s), relationships, or even jobs you've lost. The benefit of grief counseling is it assists you moving forward and through all the stages.

Grief Counselor

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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 Lockport

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

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of Lockport

Losing a loved one is never easy. And, death is not the only type of loss. Divorce, moving away, children aging out, and the ending of peer relationships or job loss are all valid reason to grieve. I work with clients to process distressing and confusing feelings caused by loss. Through psycho-education, I walk clients through the five stages of grief and provide support to clients as the process their loss, find new coping skills and move forward.

Grief Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

Athough grief is often intense and may feel like depression, it normally eases over time. When you become stuck in deep sadness, regret, and an inability to move on or when there was a trauma associated with the death, I can help you resolve the grief and find peace. I use gentle compassionate strategies to support your acceptance and return to a more satisfying life. You will learn to let go, to resolve regrets, and to enjoy life again.

Grief Counselor

Kuhn Counseling Center, LPC, LCPC, PhD

Therapists of Kuhn Counseling Center, P.C.

Within driving distance of Lockport

Problems surrounding grief and loss can be managed and coped with successfully with the highest amount of respect and compassion to the client. Within this practice, we understand it's difficult to lose people close to you, whether that be a parent, family member, spouse or friend. Everyone deals with grief and loss differently so it's important to us to recognize the struggles to each individual.

Grief Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

Grief comes in many forms. Loss of a loved one, a pet, a life transition, divorce, children leaving the nest, job change--just to mention a few. I have extensive experience in grief and loss. In your therapy with me you will find a way through this challenging time, eventually making peace with your grief. There is hope and new meaning on the other side of this process.

Grief Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

Everyone deals with grief and loss differently. Our therapists get to know you and take the time to understand your unique loss. Dealing with grief and loss can be very difficult. We would like to walk with you down the path of healing. Our trained therapists can help you deal with emotions, life transitions and challenges you face. It can feel at times that here is no hope, but there will be. You will get through.

Grief Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lockport

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

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

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

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Lockport

Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one? Even a job loss or the loss of a relationship such as divorce can bring on feelings of grief. Are you experiencing feelings of anger, guilt, sadness and confusion? It may seem impossible to return to "normal" life. You may feel unprepared to deal with what is happening around you. Unfortunately, we will all experience grief in our lifetime. There is no "correct" way to express grief, but it can be softened and even resolved with kind and compassionate care. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Lockport, IL.

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

Lockport is located in Will County, Illinois. It has a land area of 11.49 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Lockport is 25,175 people with 8,788 households and a median annual income of $78,522. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lockport, IL

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Lockport 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