Grief Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Cori R. Dixon-Fyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Cori Dixon-Fyle is a psychotherapist with experience providing guidance and therapeutic services to individuals (infancy to elderly), couples, and families with a wide array of conditions. Cori's specialized work includes depression and anxiety, perfectionism, grief and loss, infertility, perinatal mental health, life transitions, health diagnoses adjustments and dating/relationship struggles. Prior to private practice, Cori gained experience in community mental health, early intervention, hospital-based social work and independent counseling practices.
Cori Dixon-Fyle is a psychotherapist with experience providing guidance and therapeutic services to individuals (infancy to elderly), couples, and families with a wide array of conditions. Cori's specialized work includes depression and anxiety, perfectionism, grief and loss, infertility, perinatal mental health, life transitions, health diagnoses adjustments and dating/relationship struggles. Prior to private practice, Cori gained experience in community mental health, early intervention, hospital-based social work and independent counseling practices.
(888) 608-8301 View (888) 608-8301
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Rene Berlind
Counselor, MA, LCPC, MBA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Whether you're dealing with a new crisis, or have been struggling for a very long time, therapy provides insight and self awareness which can help lead to a healthier and more satisfying life. I provide therapy for adults and adolescents wanting to explore a variety of concerns and issues including anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, trauma, panic disorder, and grief and loss. I am passionate about my work and consider it a privilege to be of help.
Whether you're dealing with a new crisis, or have been struggling for a very long time, therapy provides insight and self awareness which can help lead to a healthier and more satisfying life. I provide therapy for adults and adolescents wanting to explore a variety of concerns and issues including anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, trauma, panic disorder, and grief and loss. I am passionate about my work and consider it a privilege to be of help.
(847) 400-6923 View (847) 400-6923
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Laura Vecchiolla
Psychologist, PsyD, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Grief, loss, and trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on you or people you love. You may feel isolated from others and overwhelmed as you try to go about day-to-day tasks; you may struggle to feel safe, express your emotions, or understand how to make meaning from all that has happened. Other people might be telling you to “get over” it, as if grief has a deadline you haven’t met. Traumatic events from your past may bring up feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, or shame, which can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, affect your relationships, and make it hard to communicate or set healthy boundaries with others.
Grief, loss, and trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on you or people you love. You may feel isolated from others and overwhelmed as you try to go about day-to-day tasks; you may struggle to feel safe, express your emotions, or understand how to make meaning from all that has happened. Other people might be telling you to “get over” it, as if grief has a deadline you haven’t met. Traumatic events from your past may bring up feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, or shame, which can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, affect your relationships, and make it hard to communicate or set healthy boundaries with others.
(815) 627-4788 View (815) 627-4788
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Gail E. Richman
MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Waitlist for new clients
Feelings of depression and anxiety, or family and work conflicts can become overwhelming. Talking about your thoughts, feelings, dreams and experiences during the therapy hour helps relieve emotional suffering and increases your capacity to tolerate and manage difficult feelings such as anger, panic, grief and a sense of isolation.
Feelings of depression and anxiety, or family and work conflicts can become overwhelming. Talking about your thoughts, feelings, dreams and experiences during the therapy hour helps relieve emotional suffering and increases your capacity to tolerate and manage difficult feelings such as anger, panic, grief and a sense of isolation.
(217) 387-8741 View (217) 387-8741
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Barbara deRamona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
Currently, I am seeing clients virtually or we are talking on the telephone. I know the decision to seek counseling is often a difficult one. These days with all the chaos and turmoil in the outer world our issues and concerns have become heightened. I have experience with a variety of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, self esteem, anger management, adoption and relationship patterns.
Currently, I am seeing clients virtually or we are talking on the telephone. I know the decision to seek counseling is often a difficult one. These days with all the chaos and turmoil in the outer world our issues and concerns have become heightened. I have experience with a variety of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, self esteem, anger management, adoption and relationship patterns.
(312) 697-1660 View (312) 697-1660
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Melissa Littlefield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
My areas of expertise include individuals and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, stage of life/transition issues, grief and loss, and relationship issues.
Have you been struggling with managing the changes life has dealt to you? I have worked with individuals from six months to ninety-eight years old, couples, and groups of individuals to support them in their life changes and help them address their needs through therapeutic interventions. My approach to therapy relies on the ability to create safety and developing a strong therapeutic alliance with you. I view this alliance as the vehicle for change that you are looking for. I want to work to meet you where you are at, so that you feel understood and heard in your experience.
My areas of expertise include individuals and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, stage of life/transition issues, grief and loss, and relationship issues.
Have you been struggling with managing the changes life has dealt to you? I have worked with individuals from six months to ninety-eight years old, couples, and groups of individuals to support them in their life changes and help them address their needs through therapeutic interventions. My approach to therapy relies on the ability to create safety and developing a strong therapeutic alliance with you. I view this alliance as the vehicle for change that you are looking for. I want to work to meet you where you are at, so that you feel understood and heard in your experience.
(312) 584-2572 View (312) 584-2572
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Elexes Hetzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, APHSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with a pregnancy/postpartum depression and anxiety, life transition, grief and loss, anxiety or depression; I will work with you to process and navigate through these difficult times.
Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, as if you have lost control over your own life and are unsure how to get back on track? It happens to all of us sometimes. Our minds can be our biggest enemies, where our expectations get the best of us. Allow me to collaborate with you in order to unpack your thoughts and emotions to gradually make adjustments to help you become a stronger version of yourself.
Whether you are struggling with a pregnancy/postpartum depression and anxiety, life transition, grief and loss, anxiety or depression; I will work with you to process and navigate through these difficult times.
Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, as if you have lost control over your own life and are unsure how to get back on track? It happens to all of us sometimes. Our minds can be our biggest enemies, where our expectations get the best of us. Allow me to collaborate with you in order to unpack your thoughts and emotions to gradually make adjustments to help you become a stronger version of yourself.
(224) 585-4666 View (224) 585-4666
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Allison Burque
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I have over a decade of experience helping folks find healing from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, parenting, unhealthy relationship patterns and addiction.
Currently accepting new clients for weekday/daytime appointments (telehealth or in-person). I offer therapy in an affirming environment where individuals share concerns about their current and past challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into their lives, manage distress, and develop tools to create meaningful and sustainable relationships. With the support of therapy, you can move towards a healthier, more balanced life.
I have over a decade of experience helping folks find healing from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, parenting, unhealthy relationship patterns and addiction.
Currently accepting new clients for weekday/daytime appointments (telehealth or in-person). I offer therapy in an affirming environment where individuals share concerns about their current and past challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into their lives, manage distress, and develop tools to create meaningful and sustainable relationships. With the support of therapy, you can move towards a healthier, more balanced life.
(312) 500-7835 View (312) 500-7835
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Debra Ann Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I specialize in the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety, personal relationships, obesity and weight loss issues.
The most important thing I want potential clients to know is that I truly love doing therapy and sincerely care about the people I with work with. The belief that clients can create greater self awareness, insight and transformation through a non-judgmental, safe and compassionate relationship is the foundation of my approach. By providing an open and collaborative space, clients can explore their thought patterns, emotional/somatic states and behavioral experience to promote meaningful changes. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, down to earth manner, a sense of humor and an authentic self into the therapy room.
I specialize in the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety, personal relationships, obesity and weight loss issues.
The most important thing I want potential clients to know is that I truly love doing therapy and sincerely care about the people I with work with. The belief that clients can create greater self awareness, insight and transformation through a non-judgmental, safe and compassionate relationship is the foundation of my approach. By providing an open and collaborative space, clients can explore their thought patterns, emotional/somatic states and behavioral experience to promote meaningful changes. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, down to earth manner, a sense of humor and an authentic self into the therapy room.
(872) 206-9495 View (872) 206-9495
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Angie Rush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
With 16 years of experience in working with young children, I have a particular passion for working with children who experienced trauma and traumatic loss.
As a parent and as a therapist for young children, I wholeheartedly understand the various difficulties of raising children, as well as the great joys of parenthood. I view therapy with young children as a means to discover underlying issues that could be impacting a child's current emotional or behavioral presentation and working with the parents and child as a team in addressing those issues. I have a warm, inviting and causal style of interacting with families that helps them feel less anxiety about participating in the therapeutic process.
With 16 years of experience in working with young children, I have a particular passion for working with children who experienced trauma and traumatic loss.
As a parent and as a therapist for young children, I wholeheartedly understand the various difficulties of raising children, as well as the great joys of parenthood. I view therapy with young children as a means to discover underlying issues that could be impacting a child's current emotional or behavioral presentation and working with the parents and child as a team in addressing those issues. I have a warm, inviting and causal style of interacting with families that helps them feel less anxiety about participating in the therapeutic process.
(872) 256-9235 x2000 View (872) 256-9235 x2000
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Audra K Eisin-Banazek
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60626
I am a Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and Art Therapist. I strive to help my clients be better able to cope with all of life’s challenges. Whether you are interested in talking or using creative art therapy techniques, I have over 15 years experience to guide you into the transformation you hope to achieve. If you are navigating difficulties in your complex life, dealing with Anxiety or Depression, processing trauma, coping with diagnosis like Cancer and ALS, or the loss of someone you love, I can help.
I am a Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and Art Therapist. I strive to help my clients be better able to cope with all of life’s challenges. Whether you are interested in talking or using creative art therapy techniques, I have over 15 years experience to guide you into the transformation you hope to achieve. If you are navigating difficulties in your complex life, dealing with Anxiety or Depression, processing trauma, coping with diagnosis like Cancer and ALS, or the loss of someone you love, I can help.
(773) 830-3164 View (773) 830-3164
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Christen Scozzafave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
With every challenge, change or loss we face in life, I believe growth, transformation, healing and peace are possible - even in the most difficult circumstances. We will work together to understand and transform pain, confusion, fragility, stress and difficulty. We will also achieve improved insight and strengths for meaningful change and connection. My areas of specialty include grief, maternal/perinatal mental health, pregnancy & infant loss, challenges associated with prematurity & chronic disease, anxiety, depression, adjustment to illness, career transitions, life changes and relationship challenges.
With every challenge, change or loss we face in life, I believe growth, transformation, healing and peace are possible - even in the most difficult circumstances. We will work together to understand and transform pain, confusion, fragility, stress and difficulty. We will also achieve improved insight and strengths for meaningful change and connection. My areas of specialty include grief, maternal/perinatal mental health, pregnancy & infant loss, challenges associated with prematurity & chronic disease, anxiety, depression, adjustment to illness, career transitions, life changes and relationship challenges.
(773) 295-4054 View (773) 295-4054
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Peggy L Kepple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, GC-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I'm passionate about helping my clients navigate life's journey, be it depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, strained relationships or employment struggles. I specialize in substance abuse and grief. I work with dual-diagnosis clients and understand the genetic and environmental component of addiction and how individuals may self-medicate for unresolved issues in their lives. In addition, I'm trained as a Grief Counselor and work with clients experiencing grief and loss. I believe in allowing clients a space to grieve.
I'm passionate about helping my clients navigate life's journey, be it depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, strained relationships or employment struggles. I specialize in substance abuse and grief. I work with dual-diagnosis clients and understand the genetic and environmental component of addiction and how individuals may self-medicate for unresolved issues in their lives. In addition, I'm trained as a Grief Counselor and work with clients experiencing grief and loss. I believe in allowing clients a space to grieve.
(312) 847-1517 View (312) 847-1517
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Emily Tegenkamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Welcome–I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to create an accepting and validating environment where you can explore your strengths and values to help navigate life’s challenges. I approach each session with curiosity and openness, striving to understand your unique experiences and priorities for counseling. I enjoy working with young adults, those experiencing and anticipating life transitions, people with disabilities and their families, and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Welcome–I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to create an accepting and validating environment where you can explore your strengths and values to help navigate life’s challenges. I approach each session with curiosity and openness, striving to understand your unique experiences and priorities for counseling. I enjoy working with young adults, those experiencing and anticipating life transitions, people with disabilities and their families, and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
(773) 801-5734 View (773) 801-5734
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Beatriz Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Beatriz Gonzalez a Latina LCSW who specializes in trauma-based work. I am bilingual in Spanish/English and enjoy working with a diverse population. I have years of experience counseling adults and adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions, relationships, grief, and other stressors.
Hello, I am Beatriz Gonzalez a Latina LCSW who specializes in trauma-based work. I am bilingual in Spanish/English and enjoy working with a diverse population. I have years of experience counseling adults and adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions, relationships, grief, and other stressors.
(224) 332-2625 View (224) 332-2625
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Deeply Rooted Therapeutic Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60617
Do you fear rejection or struggle with Intimacy? Anxiety: Are you assuming that the worst will happen? Trauma: Do you struggle with regulating your emotions or finding a calm to trust others and your surroundings? Grief: It can hurt to see that nothing last forever.
Life can be overwhelming & I am here to help you normalize your emotions, thoughts and experiences without shame as you figure life out. I believe everyone has the ability to successfully cope with life stressors & traumas, & therapy with me allows a non-judgmental space to talk through your feelings, thought patterns & repeated cycles while making strides to peace. Do you feel like you lack the skills and support to recover? Let's connect and dig deep.- Latesha Boyd
Do you fear rejection or struggle with Intimacy? Anxiety: Are you assuming that the worst will happen? Trauma: Do you struggle with regulating your emotions or finding a calm to trust others and your surroundings? Grief: It can hurt to see that nothing last forever.
Life can be overwhelming & I am here to help you normalize your emotions, thoughts and experiences without shame as you figure life out. I believe everyone has the ability to successfully cope with life stressors & traumas, & therapy with me allows a non-judgmental space to talk through your feelings, thought patterns & repeated cycles while making strides to peace. Do you feel like you lack the skills and support to recover? Let's connect and dig deep.- Latesha Boyd
(872) 395-1345 View (872) 395-1345
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Erin Staab
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Trauma and grief can be some of the most complicated life experiences an individual could go through. Since grief and trauma can take on many forms, they can be challenging to process no matter when they occur. These experiences can lead to a long list of feelings such as pain, frustration, vulnerability, shame, and loneliness. While grieving does not get easier with time, time allows for the adjustment of your new normal. Within my clinical foundation, I gravitate towards incorporating mindfulness and strength-based practices within treatment.
Trauma and grief can be some of the most complicated life experiences an individual could go through. Since grief and trauma can take on many forms, they can be challenging to process no matter when they occur. These experiences can lead to a long list of feelings such as pain, frustration, vulnerability, shame, and loneliness. While grieving does not get easier with time, time allows for the adjustment of your new normal. Within my clinical foundation, I gravitate towards incorporating mindfulness and strength-based practices within treatment.
(773) 241-7464 View (773) 241-7464
Denise J Dozier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Life is a process of adapting to new circumstances. I became a therapist to assist people in navigating through life. As we evolve, we will be faced with various obstacles and having a safe place to process those emotions is important. My passion is for couples and teaching them how to communicate what their needs are in a relationship in a compassionate manner. I also, assist those dealing with grief, and helping to build the self esteem of men and women. My style of counseling is one of love, compassion and humor with a direct approach. I believe counseling can be as light or as heavy as you desire.
Life is a process of adapting to new circumstances. I became a therapist to assist people in navigating through life. As we evolve, we will be faced with various obstacles and having a safe place to process those emotions is important. My passion is for couples and teaching them how to communicate what their needs are in a relationship in a compassionate manner. I also, assist those dealing with grief, and helping to build the self esteem of men and women. My style of counseling is one of love, compassion and humor with a direct approach. I believe counseling can be as light or as heavy as you desire.
(312) 376-3264 View (312) 376-3264
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Maria Camila Camacho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
Hola, I'm Maria Camila or Maki! There are times when our lives feel like they have been turned upside down. At those times having someone join us on the journey can be the very thing we need for lasting healing and change. Together, we will focus on the pieces of you that have been lost or disconnected due to trauma, grief, mental/emotional issues, and deep relational wounds. With me, you'll have a warm and compassionate therapist who is genuinely interested in making a connection with you in a safe therapeutic space. In this partnership, your voice will be heard and valued.
Hola, I'm Maria Camila or Maki! There are times when our lives feel like they have been turned upside down. At those times having someone join us on the journey can be the very thing we need for lasting healing and change. Together, we will focus on the pieces of you that have been lost or disconnected due to trauma, grief, mental/emotional issues, and deep relational wounds. With me, you'll have a warm and compassionate therapist who is genuinely interested in making a connection with you in a safe therapeutic space. In this partnership, your voice will be heard and valued.
(224) 286-3400 View (224) 286-3400
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Robert Stoner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, either individually or as couples. I use an interactive approach, grounded in Gestalt Therapy with a focus on the mind/body connection. I specialize in grief and loss and navigating life’s major transitions, in recovery from past trauma, and gay/lesbian issues.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, either individually or as couples. I use an interactive approach, grounded in Gestalt Therapy with a focus on the mind/body connection. I specialize in grief and loss and navigating life’s major transitions, in recovery from past trauma, and gay/lesbian issues.
(872) 713-5915 View (872) 713-5915
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.