Grief and Loss Counseling in West Chicago, IL.

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


Grief Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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

Maria E.J. Kuhn, M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C., F.A.P.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

Within driving distance of West Chicago

"As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you're drowning, with wreckage all around you. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it's some physical thing. Maybe it's a happy memory. Maybe it's a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive." Grief and loss comes in all forms - from job loss to death of a loved one. Emotional based therapy will help you cope with the loss and adjust to a "new normal". I'll help you explore the loss, your grieving process, and help you find closure.

Grief Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Grief Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Grief Counselor

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Grief Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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

Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Have you ever lost someone and thought that your life could not continue on without that person in your life? It feels hard to get out of bed, let alone, find ways to manage those feelings and process that loss. Some of those feelings are so intense that it's difficult to comprehend. Not only will we find ways to honor those memories and feelings but explore ways to find the hope in life again.

Grief Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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

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

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Grief Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Clients will benefit from the empathetic, supportive therapy that allows them a safe environment to process and heal from various losses in their lives, including compound and traumatic grief. I have helped clients from all walks and stages of life to work through the grieving process and experience healing and emotional release from different types of grief and loss, and to not remain stuck in any phase of their grief.

Grief Counselor

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Grief & loss can be a very difficult part of life. The passing of a loved one or friend, the loss of a job or relationship, moving from one place to another and grieving all that we once knew are life transitions that are grief/loss issues that we need to heal from in order to move forward in our lives. I listen to people when they come and tell their stories of grief & loss & how they are affected & what it all means to them. I help them understand that grief is processed in different stages & it takes time to experience each stage of the grief/loss cycle. I help people to come to acceptance for the loss & help them move forward in their lives as best they can after loss has occurred.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in West Chicago, IL.

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

West Chicago is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 15.15 square miles and a water area of 0.33 square miles.  The population of West Chicago is 27,447 people with 7,566 households and a median annual income of $69,071. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for West Chicago, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in West Chicago are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans