Grief and Loss Counseling in Pontiac, IL.

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


Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60450 - Nearby to Pontiac.

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.

Phillip Foster, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Phillip Foster, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 61704 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Grieving is a matter of recognizing what we have lost and what it will take for us to get on with what is left. It is a process, a much-needed one, and there are ways to make that process go more smoothly. Loss creates empty places that need to be filled with what can make us feel better, meet our needs in a way similar to how they had previously been met.

Kathryn Tornquist, MS, APN
Grief Counselor

Kathryn Tornquist, MS, APN

Nurse-Psychotherapist

In 61761 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Grief and loss is not something to fix. It's something to live through. We live in a culture that's frightened of 1/2 of our humanity - our "negative" - uncomfortable emotions. But when the tsunami of grief rolls over you, you avoid it at the risk of your health and happiness. I guide you through that tsunami of the most human of emotional pain. It's not easy - because it's gripping, untamed pain. It's even more difficult because the culture we live in misunderstands how the experience of grief ultimately enlivens us - if we're willing to do the work. I will help you do that work in a way that serves you and everyone around you.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Pontiac, IL.

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

Pontiac is located in Livingston County, Illinois. It has a land area of 8.18 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Pontiac is 11,794 people with 4,282 households and a median annual income of $47,805. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontiac, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontiac, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Pontiac may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontiac public health department.