Grief and Loss Counseling in Westmont, IL.

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


Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Grief Counselor

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Westmont.

Grief is often overwhelming and can leave you feeling lost and alone. Therapy will help you process and heal your loss. In a safe environment, we will talk about your loss in a way that helps you walk through your grief and feel less alone. You will be able to share your grief in your own time frame as you move towards healing. Make an appointment today by calling my office and let me help.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60440 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Grief Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Grief Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

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 Westmont.

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....

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Grief Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60134 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Althea Olson, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

In 60543 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

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 Westmont.

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.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Westmont.

Grief and loss are life's equalizer — it touches everybody. Grief is not reserved for bereavement only; all types of loss can trigger our grief responses. When using suppression to deal with our grief, we lose parts of our authentic self. Unprocessed, grief and loss will inevitably complicate our lives and relationships. The good news is: no matter how long ago these pains have lodged in our heart, they can be resolved through personal therapy. Addressing these wounds may take courage, but it will be the best gift you can give to yourself. You deserve to heal your wounds and start anew in your personal journey so that you can fill your heart with light, love, gratitude, & laughter.

Martin Scripp
Grief Counselor

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60174 - Nearby to Westmont.

Everyone experiences traumatic and/or painful losses within their lifetime. There are many types of loss such as death of a family member or friend, separation or divorce, loss of a job, or children leaving home. Grief is the most common response to loss. It is a natural, necessary reaction to a significant change or loss in our lives. Grief can make you more susceptible to illness, cause fatigue, insomnia, weight loss, higher blood pressure and heart rates. Grieving people commonly experience a wide range of emotions and reactions. The time it takes each person to heal varies. A person’s reaction depends on the type of loss, their personality, previous losses, and the type of support that is available. Grief normally gets easier with time though...(view profile to read more)

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60004 - Nearby to Westmont.

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 Westmont.

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.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Grief Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

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 60602 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Grief Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Grief Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Grief Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60091 - Nearby to Westmont.

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.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Grief Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Westmont.

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 Westmont, IL.

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

Westmont is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.99 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Westmont is 24,941 people with 10,676 households and a median annual income of $55,767. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Westmont, IL

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Westmont is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Westmont therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westmont public health department.