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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.

John Haines


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CENTER FOR GRIEF RECOVERY
Individuals, couples and group therapy
Dr. Paul Martin
1263 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
773-274-4600
On-going group. Accepts new members at any time.
Dr. Paul Martin, PsyD, Leader
Web address: www.griefcounselor.org
Egroups.com/subscribe/SiblingsandGrief


CONDELL HOSPICE
Susan Fox-Larkin, LCSW
115 Church St.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-573-4095


Usually for adults only; sliding fee scale.
Christopher Miller, Director of the Counseling Center
1427 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
847-864-9133


www.Goodtherapy.org


GROWING THROUGH GRIEF
Chaplain Helen Sittar, Coordinator
Westlake Hospital
1225 Lake St.
Melrose Park, IL 60607
708-386-9191


THE HEALING CIRCLE 2001
Paris Donehoo, Hospice Chaplain/Bereavement
Coordinator; or Ellen McBride, Director of Pastoral Care
West Suburban Hospital Medical Center
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302
708-524-7749
708-763-1430
www.westsub.com


H.O.P.E.
Regina Brady
10300 S. Lawlor
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708-424-6778


HORIZON HOSPICE
Mary Ellen McGreevy, Director
833 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312-733-8900


Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Tracy Kite
847-568-5216
www.jcfs.org
HNC@jfcschicago.org


LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME
Kris Hallowell
773-472-6300
info@lakeviewfuneralhome.com

LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Grief counseling: SW and Barbara Hozinski
- CF: Richalena Taylor 708-748-6840
- HC: 9 week childrens program F + W
       Monday 6:15-7:30
       Chap Peg Schneider 708-229-5484
- PMC: 1st Thur month 7-9pm,
       Pat and Melvin Nichols 773-660-9659
- Living: When a loved one has died
       2x per year
       6 weeks F+W
       Chaplain Carol Ehlers, 708-229-5480
Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W. 95th St.
Evergreen Park, IL 60642
708-229-5484

LYDIA HOME COUNSELING
Individual/family counseling; insurance accepted; sliding fees
Pat Utigard
4300 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago
773-736-1447

MIDWEST PALLIATIVE & HOSPICE CARECENTER
Elizabeth Cohen
847-457-7423
www.carecenter.org


Ministry to the Bereaved
Eva Bustamante, Coordinator
Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago
www.CatholicCemeteriesChicago.org
1400 South Wolf Rd.
Hillside, IL 60162
708-236-5442
708-423-0471


NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL
Adults who’ve lost another adult
Education-based groups meet for seven 3-hour sessions days or evenings
Spring and Fall groups
No charge.
John De Berry, Bereavement Coordinator
Palliative Care & Home Hospice Program
250 E. Superior St.
Room 160
Chicago, IL 60601
312-926-4600
www.nmh.org/nmh/events


FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN PROGRAM
Coporate office
2050 Claire Ct.
Glenview, IL 60025
www.carecenter.org


PRIVATE COUNSELING

David Fireman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
773 274-4600 dmfireman@comcast.net

Mary Schneider, Licensed Psychologist,
Individual and Group Grief Counseling
1263 W. Loyola
Chicago, IL 60626
773 274-4600

Ginny McCool, R.N., B.S.N
Bereavement Consultant
700 W. Fabyan Pkwy. #29A
Batavia, IL 60510
630-879-4501
www.richardlamb.com
vmccool@richardlamb.com


Metropolitan Family Services
Benita Lackajs
3445 N. Central
Chicago, IL 60650
773-282-9535

Kirsten Randall, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hyde Park Office:
1525 E. 53rd St.
Suite 403
Chicago, IL 60615
773 643-1940

Rosemary Salerno, LCSW
Oak Park & Chicago areas
Individual/Group
708-848-6233


Allan Schnarr, Licensed Psychologist
773 384-6329

Maxine Topper
Grief Counseling / Psychotherapy
8223 E. Prairie Rd.
Skokie, IL 60076
847-674-4198
maxtopper@yahoo.com

Gina L. Spielman, LCSW & Associates
Offices in Naperville & Oswego, IL
Clients of all ages
Individuals, couples & families
Grief-Loss is one of our specialties, along with survivors of suicide
In-office, on-site, phone & on-line counseling
Insurance, Visa/MC, cash & checks accepted
630-212-7048
www.ginaspielman.com
 

Cindy Thelen, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Specializing in Grief and Loss and Life Transitions
Individual and Family Psychotherapy and Grief Counseling
Group experiences for adults who are grieving
1550 Spring Road, Suite 215
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-415-0674


RAINBOW HOSPICE
Our main location is now in Mount Prospect (HQ and Bereavement Department location), while our Inpatient Unit is in Park Ridge. We see clients (individually and in groups) at the main office (Mount Prospect), at St Elizabeth’s Hospital (Chicago) and our satellite location in Park Ridge.
If anybody is interested in the details of what we offer for grievers, they can call our
* Bereavement Intake Line 847 692 8884 or
* Good Mourning program for children and families line at 847 692 8885
* We also have Polish language services (Polish Intake Line 847 292 2342)
* and limited (at this point) services for Spanish speakers
In-Patient Unit
444 N. Northwest Highway
Suite 145
Park Ridge, IL 60068
e-mail: info@rainbowhospice.com
Web address: www.rainbowhospice.com

RAINBOWS
Restoring home to grieving youth.
Offers programs for children & adults in some 700 sites.
-- Silver Linings: community support
-- Sunbeams: preschool peer support
-- Spectrum: for high school students
-- Kaleidoscope: for adult children dealing with parental death or divorce
-- Prism: for single parents

2100 Golf Rd. #370
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847-952-1770
www.rainbows.org

RAVENSWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER
Elsa Rodriguez
Director of Consultation & Education Services of the Mental Health Center
2348 Irving Park Rd.
Building D
Chicago, IL
773-279-5752

www.myaddiction.com

RUSH HOSPICE PARTNERS
Private counseling available.
Contact: Harriet Puckett or Inger Erikson
4415 W. Harrison St.  Ste 403
Hillside, IL 60162
708-234-2800

SEASONS HOSPICE
Jenna Justice, Director
606 Potter Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-759-9449


ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
On-going support groups 2nd Monday of each month
4707 W. Pratt
Lincolnwood, IL
847-692-8884
or 773-673-3378

ST. PAULS HOUSE & HEALTH CARE CENTER
Rev. Margaret Wise, Chaplain
3800 N. California
Chicago, IL 60618
773-478-4222, Ext. 346

www.urbanbalance.org

Willow House
3330 Dundee R. Sts. 1-4
Northbrook, IL 60062
phone 847-205-5666
Director: Stefanie Norris
Program Coordinator: Suzanne Clarey, ext. 203
Willow House continues to run bereavement groups for children, teens, parents, and guardians.
Willow House now has four locations including:
Libertyville, Arlington Heights, Northbrook (group for survivors of suicide), and Chicago. 

WOMENCARE
Counseling Center
Comprehensive counseling for women, their partners, treat children as well as, friends and families
1740 Ridge Avenue
Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-7003
www.womencare-counseling.com
 



General Grief Books

The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

The Long Goodbye, by Meghan O'Rourke

Nothing was the Same, by Kay Redfield

Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss, by Sameet Kumar

Understanding Your Grief: 10 Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart, by Allan D. Wolfek

Awakening from Grief, by John Welshons

Understanding Your Grief Journal, by Alan Wolfelt

Transcending Loss, by Ashley Davis Prend

Healing Through the Dark Emotions, by Miriam Greenspan

Unattended Sorrow, by Stephen Levine

How to be an Adult in Relationships (Series), by David Richo

The Five Things We Cannot Change, by David Richo

Grief’s Wisdom, by John Schneider

Finding My Way, by John Schneider

Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World, by Elizabeth Harper Neeld

Tough Transitions: Navigating Your Way through Difficult Times, by Elizabeth Harper Neeld

Ambiguous Loss, Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief, by P. Boss

The Courage to Grieve: Creating Living, Recovery and Growth through Grief, by Judy Tatelbaum

Necessary Losses, by Judith Viorst

To Begin Again, by Naomi Levy

Making Loss Matter, by Rabbi David J. Wolpe and Mitch Albom

Life's That Way, by Jim Beaver

Being Alive and Having to Die, by Dan Cryer

Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom

Companion through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief, by Stephanie Ericsson

After the Darkest Hour: How Suffering Begins the Journey to Wisdom, by Kathleen Brehony

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir, by Elizabeth McCracken

Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent, by Donna Schuurman

Breaking the Silence, by Linda Goldman

Good Grief: Healing Through the Shadow of Loss, by Deborah Morris Coryell

Loving Grief, by Paul Bennett

Saying What’s Real: Seven Keys to Authentic Communication and Relational Success, by Susan Campbell

Living beyond Loss, 2nd Edition, edited by Froma Walsh and Monica McGoldrick

My Brother's Book, by Maurice Sendak

A Broken Heart Still Beats (Series), by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel

Living with Grief (Series), by Kenneth Doka (and others)

Original Kin: The Search for Connection among Adult Sisters and Brothers, by Marian Sandmaier

The Mourning Handbook: The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and ompassionate Advice on Coping with All Aspects of Death and Dying, by Helen Fitzgerald

 

 

Other Grief Websites

I Did Not Know What to Say: www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com
A deeply personal and inspiring site with online grief support groups, a blog, resources and links.

Grief Song: www.griefsong.com
Paul Alexander’s site for grief-related music and resources.

Grief Share: www.griefshare.org
Grief recovery support groups at local churches; other grief resources.

The Shiva Foundation: www.goodgrief.org
Grief resources, practical advice, and bibliography with eastern spiritual influences.

GriefNet:www.griefnet.org
Expansive book and resource lists including “over 50 e-mail grief support groups.

 

 


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 Groups
Healing Our Losses - An Ongoing Group Therapy Experience for adults struggling with loss offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and heal grief and loss . . . [read more]

New Workshops
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new "TRANSFORMING LOVE - Creativity as a way of new life" workshop . . . [read more]

New Articles
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]



 

 
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