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.
Counseling, Psychotherapy and Support Resources
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Perhaps you’re considering therapy but want to learn more about it first. Maybe you are curious about the meaning of a particular diagnosis. You might want short-term counseling or a long-term partnership in healing. You may also need some sort of financial assistance in order to begin therapy. We are a donor-driven nonprofit and believe in offering help to as many people as possible through scholarships and a sliding scale. We hope you’ll feel free to call us with questions about grief and loss resources or for a free consultation at 773-274-4600.
Meanwhile, we’ve collected a variety of links and organizations that may relate to your area of interest. If you have a counseling, therapy, coaching, or organizational behavior resource to add and make our list of grief and loss resources more comprehensive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Grief Counseling and Support Resources
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]