Grief and Loss Counseling in Summit, IL.

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


Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Grief Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Aquanatte Ivey, Aquanatte Ivey
Grief Counselor

Aquanatte Ivey, Aquanatte Ivey

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 46312 - Nearby to Summit.

Suffering any loss can be overwhelming and painful. I provide my clients with a safe and understanding environment to express their grief and tell the story of their losses. Many times, we want to isolate ourselves and it becomes difficult to enjoy the simple things in life. I am here to be present with you as we journey together to bring you restoration, healing, hope, and joy. If you believe you are suffering from depression, some of the signs and symptoms according to the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5, include the following: • Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells • Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns • Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety • Pessimism, indifference • Loss of energy,...(view profile to read more)

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Grief Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LPC
Grief Counselor

D. S. Joel Marquart, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60137 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Grief Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Summit.

Grief and loss can be overwhelming, confusing and debilitating. There are often overpowering feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety, guilt and anger. At Portrait Health Centers, we have helped many people who have experienced the loss of a loved one or the loss of your marriage (going through divorce). Therapy can greatly benefit the person or family seeking relief from grief.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Summit.

Grief creates shifts in our lives that can leave us temporarily feeling alone, lost and unsteady. Studies show that individuals that seek support during this difficult season, can actually shorten the grief period, and are less likely to experience "complicated grief". It would be my honor to journey with you during this difficult season. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Summit.

Grief and loss is one of my strength areas where I have lots of experience and expertise. Emphasis will be placed on the emotional component and reframing of the loss so that you can move on and return to full functional living engaging in life again. The work of Katherin Kubler-Ross will be utilized as a framework of the grief and loss process recognizing specific steps that one goes through as the loss is resolved. Learning how to" let go" becomes essential in order for new life to be obtained. Done properly, the individual comes out more resilient and having better coping skills to life a fulfilling life. I would be honored to help you go through "the process" and find new life.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

In 60605 - Nearby to Summit.

If you are dealing with grief, you can expect to receive a safe space to process all of the various feelings that can come with the loss experience. No one can define your grief but you, so we will work to make sense of your personal journey through it. Depending on how grief manifests for you - whether you are experiencing depression, high anxiety, irritability, or other difficulties - we can find strategies for coping and that will help you begin to heal.

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Summit.

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.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to Summit.

Whether we are wounded by the loss of loved ones, opportunities or even our health, we can feel so alone as life around us seems to move on while we feel forever changed. My goal is to provide a space to grieve and mourn what was lost, helping people adjust and find hope for the future. Therapy provides time and space to share memories, regrets, fears and other emotions related to grief in a non-judgmental, compassionate arena.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Summit.

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Summit, IL.

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

Summit is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.11 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Summit is 11,389 people with 3,260 households and a median annual income of $42,070. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Summit, IL

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Summit is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Summit are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Summit public health department.