Grief Therapists in Champaign, IL

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Lavina Velasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with adults across the lifespan needing support for stress, anxiety, grief , and co-occurring issues that arise while adjusting to major life changes. Whether we meet virtually, face-to-face, or outdoors in nature, my clients leave sessions feeling reconnected to their inherent worth and empowered to transform old patterns into new possibilities. I have a special interest in helping clients heal from loss ; cultivate self-compassion; establish healthy boundaries; practice courageous communication; and enjoy a wider range of social support.
(217) 733-0462
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Dr. Dynesha D Grissom
Psychologist, PhD, LCP, MSCP
Verified
Verified
It takes a lot of strength and courage to seek help when you are hurting, feel like things are falling apart, confused, scared, and feel like things are out of control. I am here to help you through the process of regaining control of your life, learning healthy ways of coping, healing, recovering, resolving conflict, growing and becoming the best version of you. I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, adults, couples and families. I provide therapy to people who are struggling with a range of concerns, including trauma, grief and loss , behavioral challenges, mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship problems, etc.
(217) 269-8769
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Nicole Epperson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Adler University. She has been working in the field for more than a decade providing outpatient counseling, residential treatment, and EAP services. She helps clients address a variety of concerns and specializes in LGBTQIA issues, chronic pain and chronic medical conditions, grief and loss , addiction, relationships, and family issues. She takes a client-centered approach and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, strengths-based, and solution-focused approaches.
(217) 600-2475
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Rachel Mccullough Matthews
Counselor, DMin, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As a mental health professional and a spiritually integrated psychotherapist, I help people utilize their personal spiritual resources in counseling. I help people who seek self-understanding or are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or a life transition. I am informed by mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, child-centered play, family systems and psychodynamic theories. I have experience working in private practice located in a church setting and in a hospital setting. Currently, I see clients at a church location in a confidential setting.
(217) 290-9529
Champaign, IL 61820
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Elizabeth Brandon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Elizabeth has been working in the mental health field during which she gained experience in working with at-risk youth, trauma, grief and loss , and domestic violence.
Elizabeth utilizes many modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Task-Centered Therapy, and Psychoeducation. She primarily supports seeing clients who are seeking a Therapist in Charleston-Mattoon or Telehealth in Illinois.
(217) 269-0283
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Sarah Reynertson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Do you often feel sad and struggle to get through the day? Do you have difficulty finding the energy to engage in self care practices? Have you been through trauma or loss which has negatively impacted you? Do you just feel stuck and need support, guidance, and encouragement with navigating how to move forward? I primarily work with adult and adolescent populations in navigating life transitions and stressors which leave us feeling stuck, depressed, and anxious while struggling to function in the ways we desire. I enjoy supporting others in navigating their life journey and finding ways to create positive change.
(833) 613-0241
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Kim Greenlee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is full of transitions and they can be extremely difficult. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed, discouraged and like nothing will ever get better. Even when the transition is your choice - like a new job, going back to school or having a baby, it can feel like you will never settle into a new normal. That can be even more challenging when the transition is not your choice - like divorce, chronic illness, struggling with infertility, or trauma and loss . Transition can be even more overwhelming when it feels like you are going through it alone and don't have any support.
(217) 203-8389
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Jeffrey Boyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Jeffrey Boyd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Education from Olivet Nazarene University. He has several years of experience working as a child welfare caseworker, adult therapist, and school social worker. He has assisted clients with grief , anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, developmental disorders, and divorce.
(217) 402-7917
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Elizabeth Morgan, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Special areas of interest are working with college students/young adults, grief / loss , and survivors of abuse/trauma.
The thought of meeting with a therapist can be intimidating, and I pride myself in my clients describing me as being very down to earth and easy to talk with. Most individuals who have never pursued therapy before are pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy this relationship. I work with Willis (Great Pyrenees/Great Dane) who is an AKC Canine Good Citizen and registered Therapy Dog through Alliance of Therapy Dogs. He is available to be present during appointments if desired.
(309) 439-9773
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Carla Cravens, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW-G
Verified
Verified
Focusing upon the mental, physical and spiritual health of each individual for over 26 years, Carla works to facilitate finding balance in life. As a Certified Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (G-CSW) with experience working in both hospital, hospice and community mental health, she skillfully focuses upon navigating fear as well as life transitions related to illness or bereavement .
(217) 396-3033
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Jonathon Keck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Prior to my work in counseling I worked as a hospital and hospice chaplain. Helping people cope through times of suffering, being a support for people at times of crisis and loss helped me develop a great deal of empathy for people across the life spectrum. It also required me to be in situations where people would sometimes be in conflict and it gave me the opportunity to test out de-escalation strategies.As a professional counselor in a college setting I have had the privilege of being able to walk students through significant life transitions and coming to terms with aspects of their identity.
(217) 993-9163
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Kathryn Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus is depression, anxiety, grief , spirituality, stress, caregivers, career, relationships, and women's issues.
Everybody has issues in their life and could use a helpful someone to talk to. Sometimes our struggles go beyond the help of a friend or family member. It takes courage to reach out and I do not take that lightly. Primarily using CBT (cognitive-behavioral) and CCT (client-centered) therapies I help you navigate life's challenges. I let the session happen naturally and you get to talk about whatever is on your mind. You will never have to go anywhere you are not ready to go. I am here to walk beside you in your journey.
(815) 559-5093
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Champaign, IL 61820
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William Weckhorst
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
He has worked with clients experiencing many issues, including grief , relationship issues, career transitions, crises, transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, and many others.
Often, we find ourselves operating out of patterns, beliefs, or wounds we've accumulated throughout life. The better we understand ourselves, the more mastery we can have over our lives and accomplish our goals. Life is good and beautiful but can also be hard, painful, and overwhelming. I want to team up with you to see you discover your world in new perspectives, help you discover strategies to overcome your obstacles, and lead a fulfilling life. "That which we need the most will be found where we least want to look." -Carl Jung
(217) 360-7782
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Megan Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFRC, ACE-CPT, NREMT-B
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling disconnected, confused and lost can find its ways of disrupting some of the most important roles in our lives. Our relationships at home and work can begin to feel like they are failing. A multitude of personal and professional circumstances have given me a front row seat to these experiences. Trauma, grief , anxiety, anger, depression, health issues and broken relationships. Taking us farther away from how we want to operate in life. Like a body of waters shoreline, the waters come back to connect. Finding the first step in that connection is hard. I would love to help you start that connection and discovering your "why."
(217) 439-4255
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Champaign, IL 61822
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Shannon Schneider
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Shannon has worked in various settings including: community mental health, child welfare, substance abuse, residential, healthcare, schools, and private practice. Special areas of interest include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship/family difficulties, grief and loss , stress management, self-esteem, life coaching, and other life transition/adjustment issues. She especially enjoys working with adolescents, college students, and senior adults.
(217) 286-1096
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Champaign, IL 61822
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Ron Cochran
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My passion and speciality are to help you recapture your dream for a great marriage. When most couples get married, they aspire to an amazing future together. The reality far too often is they lie awake mourning a dying dream-fearing what the future may hold. As your marriage counselor, I harness my expertise to fight for your marriage. To best serve my clients, I limit my practice to only 15 couples a week-all of whom are serious about working on their relationship. If you are ready to make a change, you are ready to seek my specialized help.
(217) 718-3711
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Kevin Elliott
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The practice includes therapists w/specific specialties including: marriage/couples; children/adults on Autism Spectrum, children's play therapy, young adult coaching, grief /end of life issues, psychosis, addictions (including food/ sex/drugs/relationship/gambling/etc.
Kevin received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. He has been a therapist since 1992 and was Director of Adult and Youth Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services at The Pavilion Hospital in Champaign until he opened his own practice in 2002. He has expanded his practice to include over 35 of the most well-regarded therapist in the community bringing diversity in personal characteristics and culture, in style and orientation, and in experience and areas of specialization.
(217) 919-0321
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Abby Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. I am comfortable working with clients of all ages, from children to adults. I am equipped to support clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, trauma, autism, grief , boundary setting, and the challenges that come from being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. I incorporate skills from various modalities, such as: cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, art and play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, applied behavior analysis, and rational emotive behavioral therapy.
(217) 288-4228
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Karen Jones
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have worked in outpatient care, residential treatment centers, and psychiatric hospitals. My special interests include anxiety and compulsive behavior disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, addiction, depression, and grief . I am passionate about engaging people in a healing process that replaces shame with serenity and wellness.
(217) 697-2190
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Anna Asplund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, received in 2018. I have worked in social services since 2014 in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, community mental health, and private practice. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults as they cope with a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, trauma, grief , and religious transitions.
(217) 439-3983
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Grief Therapists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.