Grief and Loss Counseling in Waukegan, IL.

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


Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Grieving is a normal human reaction to the loss we experience in our lives. Loss can be experienced through death of a loved one, a change in lifestyle, the end of a relationship, the decision to stop an addiction and even retirement. The process of grieving is a very unique process with no particular time amount or level of intensity easily predicted. The extremely private nature of experiencing grief can make it quite challenging and having a confidential, supportive and kind therapist to help you through that process can be very helpful. I can help you in your healing process to find new meaning to your life and discover a way to enjoy your memories without remorse.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I work with people who have been injured, diagnosed with serious illness, and who have lost loved ones. I also work with the person's familiy. While no therapist can provide absolute relief in such situations, I provide an empathic and supportive approach to help people understand the road ahead and to move forward no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Grief. If you're looking here, I am guessing you are going through something very tough. I'm so sorry for your loss. Grief is like waves of the ocean, sometimes big, sometimes small and many times unexpected like in the chip aisle at the grocery store. I have worked with many types of grief including divorce, cancer diagnosis, sexual abuse survivor, and several others. Many times friends, family, or a pastor are just the ticket to help a healing heart. Other times it is helpful to have a professional walk with you through these losses, feel more normal about your feelings, and come to gradual healing through just being together. Reach out today, you don't have to be alone!

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60201 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Grief and loss are always so very personal and each of us experiences them differently. I will help you explore your loss, whether it be a relationship or a death. I will help you come to terms with the issues involved so that you can move on with your life at a pace that meets your needs. There are workbooks, books to read, groups to join, and CD's to listen to.

Louise Cohen, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Louise Cohen, LCSW

MSW, LCSW

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Grief and Loss is one of the life challenges we all face. I too have experienced these difficult life challenges. But I know with support and compassion we can heal from our losses and grief and go forward to have a meaningful life. I look forward to supporting you and helping you go forward to new health and fulfillment. I know it is possible to have happiness again

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Grief Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. understands that grief and loss and impacts everyone differently. We also realize that grief and loss is often made easier with the professional support and guidance of trained counselors. Our approach to treating grief and loss is to, first and foremost, make sure that we understand how the grief and loss has impacted our client's life. We carefully assess the presenting problem(s) and develop an individualized treatment plan to help over the grief and loss. This plan may include counseling, support groups, and/or medication management.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Grief Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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....

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Waukegan.

When grieving we can experience a wide range of emotions. "Giving language" to these emotions - through speaking or writing - helps us make sense of our feelings and brings relief from the heaviness of grief. You will receive non-judgmental support and direction as you mourn your loss or losses. It is possible to find a new way to be - not to leave behind what you had, but to bring the best of your past into your future. A joyful life and a meaningful life can still be yours. Grief affects us physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. Grief counseling can help restore your body, mind and spirit. You can sleep better, feel less anxiety and fear and have more hope for your future

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60047 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Grief & loss is specific to every individual and can take its own course and time frame. Knowing whether grief has crossed a line and is becoming dysfunctional or developing into clinical depression, takes a skilled diagnostician familiar with treating similar individuals. For over 15 years, our staff at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center has treated individuals suffering with grief and loss, often in conjunction with family therapy services. This insures that the individual struggling has the support needed not only in the therapeutic setting but also at home.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Grief Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Suffering grief and loss, clients will be able to (1)understand the causes of the grief and loss (2) know three ways to be relieved of grief and loss (3) know how to continue to manage grief and loss (4) through using resources we will identify for daily and weekly help. The client will be able to learn to live with meaning and purpose and full life.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Grief and loss is a very personal experience . Losing soneone really hurts and coping with the loss can be a very difficult process. Sometimes friends and or family members do not know what to say or do. Having a place where one can safely express thier feelings and thoughts freely can be helpful. Grieving is a process and a very personal one in nature.

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW
Grief Counselor

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW

LCSW

In 60061 - Nearby to Waukegan.

We all experience a deep feeling of grief or loss at least once in our lives whether it is unexpected or suddenly. Grief isn't just secluded to the loss of a person but can also include a pet, home, divorce, or anything else you have felt a deep attachment to. Grief is a multi-faceted feeling that manifests itself differently in everyone. I have grieved and I believe I can help you with simply understanding and relating with how you're feeling.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Waukegan.

When grief doesn’t go away, seeking counseling for your bereavement may be helpful. It is normal to feel sadness, and the pain of losing a loved one never really goes away completely, but over time it should dissipate to where you can function normally. If you aren’t feeling better over time, or your grief is getting worse, it may be a sign that you should seek a therapist to help you work through the grieving process. You don't need to grieve alone. I can help you process your feelings, provide you life skills to deal with difficult moments of the grieving process, and ensure you heal in a healthy and positive way.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Grief Counselor

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Waukegan.

The processing of grief & loss is different for everyone. It may be experienced differently if it is an expected loss or a sudden loss. People grief not only the loss of people, but of pets, jobs, homes/relocations, divorces, etc. Generally most people go through a cycle of stages of grief, but not necessarily in one particular order, but they go processes & stages at one time or the other. If not, someone can become stuck in their grief and not be able to move forward with their life. There is no magic time line that someone's grief should be reconciled. It's a human psychological and physiological process but also an individual one. I have grieved. I can help.

David Johnson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Waukegan, IL.

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

Waukegan is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 24.18 square miles and a water area of 0.22 square miles.  The population of Waukegan is 88,475 people with 28,826 households and a median annual income of $45,845. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Waukegan, IL

Some budgeting needed

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