Grief and Loss Counseling in West Chicago, IL.

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


Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Grief Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to 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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60134 - Nearby to 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.

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
Grief Counselor

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60523 - Nearby to West Chicago.

We are committed to meeting the needs of people who are struggling with grief and loss issues. We want to provide guidance and resources to help you work through your loss in healthy ways. Once a person faces the reality of a loss in his/her life he/she must experience grief. Because grief is a process, someone said, “The only way out of grief is through”. Grief forces us to deal with and face the pain of loss and work through the stages. As a licensed, clinical, professional counseling practice, we offer help. Though you will never forget your loved one - our goal is to help you identify how to move forward finding spiritual and practical resources to help you through it.

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Healing in the grief process looks different for everyone and I can provide a space for you to feel and share what you need to. I will provide support and empathetic listening to remind you that you are not alone during this difficult time. We can also identify other ways to connect with others and feel supported within your friends and family as well. Although nothing can fix a loss, therapy can be a powerful tool in the process to experience some relief and begin to heal.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

In 60134 - Nearby to 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.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to 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.

Inspire Therapy, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Inspire Therapy, LCPC

Professional Counselors

In 60403 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Some of the benefits in seeking counseling for grief and loss are: Having a safe space to fully express your grief Having the support of a compassionate therapist to guide you through the various stages of your loss Having the support of someone who can share ideas of ways to honor your loss Gaining insight and acceptance for losses in your life when the loss is in the form of an ended relationship, such as divorce, separation or family/friendship

Corey Weir, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Corey Weir, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Grief can come from a death of a loved one, a relationship breakup, losing a job, health changes, pet loss, and many other areas. Losing someone or something you love is a very painful experience. I will help guide you through your grieving in a supportive and understanding way. Grief counseling can help you find your motivation again, improve your sleep, manage any guilt, and learn ways to deal with regret.

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Grief Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to West Chicago.

The death or loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult events that you ever have to face. Sometimes therapy is needed to help you learn to cope with the thoughts and feelings that you are dealing with. If after a period of time, you have difficulty completing your every day activities and coping with life, it may be beneficial to meet with a professional. You may be "stuck" in one of the stages of the normal grieving process.

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Know that your most important thoughts and feelings are held with great care and sensitivity, as I listen closely and compassionately to your stories of grief, loss and change. Your personal experience is unique and valid for you, and it's ok that others' experiences are different. I will support and assist you as you talk, write, and find additional ways to express yourself and what your losses have meant to you, so that you will find healing and peace over time.

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.C.P.C.
Grief Counselor

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.C.P.C.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to West Chicago.

I work with those experiencing grief and loss, and provide a safe, empathic, and understanding environment for you to have the space to process this tragedy. I am here to listen to you, support you, help process the chaos of this experience, and provide any guidance if necessary and when appropriate. I have experience helping those who have lost loved ones, are going through a traumatic loss, and/ or are experiencing complicated grief. I am here to support you on your journey to healing and putting the pieces back together.

Martin Scripp
Grief Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Home Psych Services, P.C., Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Home Psych Services, P.C., Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60521 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Home Psych Services, P.C. offers counseling for Grief and Loss. We understand the loss affects everyone differently. Our goal is to first understand the nature of your grief. We then work with you to develop strategies to gradually work through your feelings of grief making use of cognitive behavioral strategies working toward acceptance and understanding.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / National Board Certified by NBCC

In 60005 - Nearby to 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.

Life Solutions Licensed Therapists
Grief Counselor

Life Solutions Licensed Therapists

Behavioral Health Professionals

In 60119 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Bereavement and grief are difficult reactions people experience after loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger, and deep sadness. The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on background, beliefs, relationships, and other factors. Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social. Symptoms can include: Crying and sighing, headaches, appetite change, sleep issues, weakness, fatigue, sadness, yearning, worry, anger, frustration, guilt, isolation, detachment from others. Every grieving experience is different. You should not have to go through this alone. Please contact us for support!

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB
Grief Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60540 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Discussing the loss of a loved one, remembering past experiences, and seeing your life without someone can be heartbreaking. Engaging in counseling can help you manage through these difficult times. Within a compassionate and therapeutic space, I will help you through the grieving process and will guide you through your emotional pain with the hope of moving forward while still acknowledging what you’ve lost.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60007 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60561 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Relying on personal (death of spouse/other family members/close friends) as well as professional training and experience, Grief Therapy is one of my specialties, including therapy for those affected by a loved one's suicide. Your grief journey is unique, and each loss is different. Therapy can help you to successfully navigate your way through the grief process and to learn that much of what you feel is a normal, natural part of the painful and often difficult grief process.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to 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.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60510 - Nearby to 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.

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC
Grief Counselor

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Tracey Clifford Licensed Psychotherapist

In 60510 - Nearby to West Chicago.

I am an eclectic therapist who uses multiple modes/ models or approaches of therapy to help people achieve the desired goals-depending on who they are and what they respond to Best. Depression and emotional Dysregulation is often at the center of somebody struggling with grief and loss. This situation is often handled best with CBT and other modes therapy like EMDR and DBT.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Grief Counselor

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to 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....

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP
Grief Counselor

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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 60540 - Nearby to 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.



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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local West Chicago public health department.