Grief and Loss Counseling in Thornton, IL.

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


Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Grief Counselor

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

Licensed Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Grief Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Grief Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60409 - Nearby to Thornton.

We have developed a model of grief and loss for adults and children. Dr. Kalyani Gopal has written a work book particularly for children. Initial intake focuses on the acute and chronic nature of the condition. The severity of the condition is determined by administering questionnaires and inventories. After carrying out a risk assessment, patient's need for medication is determined and, if needed, appropriate referral is made. We carefully monitor the patient condition. We use supportive and cognitive-behavioral approaches and at times eclectic method to achieve the desired goals.

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others
Grief Counselor

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

Erik Christensen, LCSW***Lloyd Christensen, MSW, LSW

In 60448 - Nearby to Thornton.

Lose can be painful. Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about never arrives in our lives at a good time. During our periods of loss we may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness each of us experience may never end. Anger, anxiety or depression may be overwhelming. These reactions to a significant loss are normal. As your counselor, we will journey with you during this time of grief. We will not tell you the right or wrong way to grieve, but we can guide you with healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on. Rather than tolerating your loss we will assist you in accepting the loss. As you k....

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Thornton.

Times of grief are some of the most painful experiences we have as human beings. But these times are also wonderful in the sense that this is part of our humanity - it's painful because of our ability and capacity to love. With love comes loss - and with loss comes great emotional pain. But the grief journey can also be a time of amazing reflection, growth, and renewal. Sometimes grief is fresh and sometimes grief is deep-seated from events long past. Either way, learning to not fear your grief but to be able to sit with it and use it as a tool to transform yourself is a powerful benefit of this great emotional pain.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Grief Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Thornton.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Thornton.

Regardless of whether it is bereavement, or any other significant loss we are here to assist you with processing your grief and to support you in your journey of healing. Losses can include financial, property, health, relationships, pets, and/or custody. All losses are difficult. Losses produce an array of emotions, anger, fear, anxiety, and depression to name a few. We will assist in facilitating your emotional rehabilitation.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Thornton.

Grief is usually tied to feelings of sadness, regret, feelings of loss, anger and/or regret. Grief can be triggered the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a divorce, the loss of a job or a change in health status. Each individual experiences grief differently and I can work with you to provide support for the pain and suffering of these losses with you. You can learn to understand and accept, and to work through the pain of a loss. You can also find ways to adjust to life after a significant loss, be it the death of a spouse, loss of a relationship, or a change in health status. Together I can help you see new paths and hope for your life.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Thornton, IL.

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

Thornton is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.37 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Thornton is 2,492 people with 1,067 households and a median annual income of $45,650. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Thornton, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Thornton, 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 Thornton 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 Thornton public health department.