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

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

I believe it is important for people who are grieving to be able to talk about their loss freely, without any pressure to be done with it. Too often, others impose time tables for grief, such as, "It's been three months--time for you to get on with your life. " Love is not measured by time. When we have loved someone deeply, it's unrealistic to believe that we can get over that person's(or pet's)death so easily. I offer a safe, accepting environment in which a person is able to grieve without feeling as if something is wrong with him/her for "not getting over it" yet.

Grief Counselor

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

You are hurting. Grief is physical, it's intense, and it's non-stop. Often, it is difficult for partner's to understand the immense pain that their grieving partner is going through. They want to be there to support and comfort their partner, but they don't know where to start or what to do. This confusion can be challenging to navigate and has the potential to make things worse. I use research proven methods to help couples work through grief together. You don't have to experience the pain alone. Your partner can help you through it and I can show you both how to make that work.

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

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Losing a loved one is never easy. And, death is not the only type of loss. Divorce, moving away, children aging out, and the ending of peer relationships or job loss are all valid reason to grieve. I work with clients to process distressing and confusing feelings caused by loss. Through psycho-education, I walk clients through the five stages of grief and provide support to clients as the process their loss, find new coping skills and move forward.

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

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences in life. Losing abilities or functioning in chronic pain is a loss of another kind, but a loss nevertheless. Getting past the numbness and overwhelming pain is a uniquely personal process with a very individual timeline. I provide loving support and understanding of the grief process while carefully encouraging you to move forward when ready to see and understand the new landscape you are now living.

Grief Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Everyone deals with grief and loss differently. Our therapists get to know you and take the time to understand your unique loss. Dealing with grief and loss can be very difficult. We would like to walk with you down the path of healing. Our trained therapists can help you deal with emotions, life transitions and challenges you face. It can feel at times that here is no hope, but there will be. You will get through.

Grief Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Processing a loss or trauma occurs in many ways, starting with talking. Losses by death of family and friends are likely our greatest losses in life. Maybe you didn't consider retirement, moving away, a serious heath diagnosis, or the end of a longterm friendship as a loss. Loss is actually uncontrollable change. Talking about how you are feeling is how you begin to let go. Time does not really heal all wounds. It is what you do with time that heals the wound.

Grief Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Grief Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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....

Grief Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Losing a loved one is probably one of the most difficult challenges we can endure. Our entire perspective on life can change in an instant. Your greif experience is unique because only you know the nuances of your relationship to the person you lost. This is a time to be gentle with yourself as you move through the stages of grief but also to make healthy choices for yourself, which is not always easy to do on your own. I'd be honored to walk with you through this painful time as you explore your thoughts and feelings and learn to embrace life without your loved one.

Grief Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Grief counseling applies to many types of loss, not just death. Counseling for loss can be an opportunity to memorialize the person, relationship, or experience you lost. Counseling should include the joy and laughter of the loss as well as the sadness and pain. Uncomplicated grief counseling can be short-term, 1-6 sessions, and is covered by insurance in many cases.

Grief Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.



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