Any loss and the resulting grief feels insurmountable -- a parent that emotionally abandoned you, divorce, getting fired, losing your retirement savings, a cancer diagnosis. But with a trusted, expert Chicago psychotherapy partner, grief can be a hump to push through to a more holistic life. Even if you haven’t suffered from a specific loss . . . Perhaps you want your personal or professional life to be more intuitive or clear? We can help. The Center for Grief Recovery and The Institute for Creative Development combine relationship-building with techniques appropriate for you in going through our counseling journey together.
Help for your own trauma.
Something awful happened. Death, abuse, abandonment. The powerful emotions that result can so overwhelm you that your grief process gets derailed. We believe this very challenging place, fearing yet desiring to move beyond grief, can help you blossom in ways you can’t now imagine. We provide local grief counseling, Chicago psychotherapy, and group therapy sessions for recovery from traumatic events.
Case consultation to help your grief therapy clients.
As experts on the therapeutic grief process, our peers in Chicago look to us for training. Do you need advise on how to approach a specific client struggle? We provide confidential case consultation to therapists in private practice, be it for an individual client or for facilitated group therapy sessions.
Human resources help for workplace bereavement.
In addition to feeling sad or distracted, a death on the job affects workers in ways they may not be aware of. We help companies compassionately and productively transition through the bereavement process.
Get unstuck with innovative counseling and coaching methods.
Do you feel unsettled, confused, or frustrated but don’t know why? We work with people requesting traditional counseling and anyone wanting more from their own creativity. Our Blended Experiential Therapy method combines empathetic listening with techniques to foster deep mental relaxation. BET tools include breath work, music, dream analysis, role-playing, toys, clay, and drawing to help you loosen, lighten, and focus on what lights your fire.
Help your work team with change management.
Any company that wants to fix a process, improve a service, or expand in any way needs to manage change. Our four-step process, Consult-Facilitate-Train-Coach, empowers your work group, builds skills, and teaches your department or team to self-monitor and self-correct. We help you and your colleagues connect with one another for greater efficiency and effectiveness. We also present workshops on organizational behavior and serve as media resources.