And all subsided in the hush
that followed, in the calm
of great wings folding
and shadowy forms lying down.
I rose and left that room,
the house of my grief
and my bondage, my book
never again to be opened.
To see as once I saw,
steadied by the darkness
in which I walked
and would make my way.
For over 25 years, we have been here for anyone needing to contact Chicago counselors. We are happy to discuss your questions and concerns in confidence during a free phone consultation. The call typically takes 15 minutes, and we endeavor to understand the nature of your problem, how long it has lasted, and if you have taken any prior steps toward counseling. Based on our conversation, we make a thorough and careful examination of how we might work together. We then match the right Chicago therapists or coaches to you or your organization.
How can we serve you? Please feel free to contact the Chicago counselors and Chicago therapists on our team.
The Center for Grief Recovery
The Institute for Creativity and Development
1263 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
By Car from the North Suburbs and Milwaukee:
Take the Edens South and exit East on Peterson. Take Peterson and turn left/North on Ashland Boulevard.
Turn right on Devon, then left on Glenwood and go 2 blocks and turn right on Loyola. Go one block to the
corner of Lakewood and Loyola.
By car from the Northwest Suburbs: Take the Kennedy and exit East on Foster. Turn North/left on Ashland
and follow the above directions.
By car from the Southwest Suburbs: Take the Stevenson to the end and exit North on Lake Shore Drive.
At the end Lake Shore Drive becomes Sheridan Road. Take Sheridan Road until it turns left at the Southern
Edge of Loyola University. Continue straight at the stoplight and you will be on Devon. Go one block past
Broadway on Devon and turn right on Magnolia. Turn left when Magnolia dead-ends at Arthur and go one block
and turn right on Lakewood. Go one block to the corner of Lakewood and Loyola.
From the South Suburbs and Indiana: Take the Dan Ryan and exit into Northbound Lake Shore Drive and follow
the above directions.
By Public Transit: The Subway line is the RED line or the HOWARD line with a stop one block due East of
the Center. It is the Loyola el stop.
Additionally the l51 and 147 express bus lines run North and South on Sheridan Road and stop in front of
the Loyola elevated station.
The Center is now taking names for new healing our losses group. See attached FAQ for detailed info. Contact Us by phone or email to find out more.
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new "TRANSFORMING LOVE - Creativity as a way of new life" workshop . . . [read more]
News and Events
We are excited to announce that Paul Martin, PsyD has become the Center's assistant director. To learn more about Paul's practice click on this link.
The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.
Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4. [read more]
New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW.[read here]
Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away.[read more]
Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU)[read more]
You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]
Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]
Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider:[read more]
The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]