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.
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General Grief Counseling and Bereavement Resources
CENTER FOR GRIEF RECOVERY
Individuals, couples and group therapy
Dr. Paul Martin
1263 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
On-going group. Accepts new members at any time.
Dr. Paul Martin, PsyD, Leader
Web address: www.griefcounselor.org
Susan Fox-Larkin, LCSW
115 Church St.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Usually for adults only; sliding fee scale.
Christopher Miller, Director of the Counseling Center
1427 Chicago Ave.
GROWING THROUGH GRIEF
Chaplain Helen Sittar, Coordinator
1225 Lake St.
Melrose Park, IL 60607
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
10300 S. Lawlor
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Mary Ellen McGreevy, Director
833 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME
LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Grief counseling: SW and Barbara Hozinski
- CF: Richalena Taylor 708-748-6840
- HC: 9 week childrens program F + W
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
LYDIA HOME COUNSELING
Individual/family counseling; insurance accepted; sliding fees
4300 W. Irving Park Rd.
MIDWEST PALLIATIVE & HOSPICE CARECENTER
Ministry to the Bereaved
Eva Bustamante, Coordinator
Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago
1400 South Wolf Rd.
Hillside, IL 60162
Adults who’ve lost another adult
Education-based groups meet for seven 3-hour sessions days or evenings
Spring and Fall groups
John De Berry, Bereavement Coordinator
Palliative Care & Home Hospice Program
250 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60601
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN PROGRAM
2050 Claire Ct.
Glenview, IL 60025
David Fireman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
773 274-4600 email@example.com
Mary Schneider, Licensed Psychologist,
Individual and Group Grief Counseling
1263 W. Loyola
Chicago, IL 60626
Ginny McCool, R.N., B.S.N
700 W. Fabyan Pkwy. #29A
Batavia, IL 60510
Metropolitan Family Services
3445 N. Central
Chicago, IL 60650
Kirsten Randall, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hyde Park Office:
1525 E. 53rd St.
Chicago, IL 60615
Rosemary Salerno, LCSW
Oak Park & Chicago areas
Allan Schnarr, Licensed Psychologist
Grief Counseling / Psychotherapy
8223 E. Prairie Rd.
Skokie, IL 60076
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
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
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
444 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Web address: www.rainbowhospice.com
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
RAVENSWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER
Director of Consultation & Education Services of the Mental Health Center
2348 Irving Park Rd.
RUSH HOSPICE PARTNERS
Private counseling available.
Contact: Harriet Puckett or Inger Erikson
4415 W. Harrison St. Ste 403
Hillside, IL 60162
Jenna Justice, Director
606 Potter Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
On-going support groups 2nd Monday of each month
4707 W. Pratt
ST. PAULS HOUSE & HEALTH CARE CENTER
Rev. Margaret Wise, Chaplain
3800 N. California
Chicago, IL 60618
773-478-4222, Ext. 346
3330 Dundee R. Sts. 1-4
Northbrook, IL 60062
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.
Comprehensive counseling for women, their partners, treat children as well as, friends and families
1740 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4.
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Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU) [read more]
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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:
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]