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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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Individual Counseling

We use both traditional and experiential methods to help individuals find their own growth path. In Individual Counseling our licensed clinicians actively help people face emotionally intense issues and life transitions within a respectful and safe environment. Individual Counseling promotes a warm, open, flexible therapeutic relationship, which over time helps to develop new strengths and skills for living through and beyond loss.

Our seasoned Psychologists and Social Workers have been practicing in their fields for decades. We are trained in traditional western psychotherapy practice and grief recovery practices, but have a wide array of special interests in complimentary forms of healing.

The course of individual counseling is tailored to meet the unique needs of each person. Most of our clients land and stay in individual counseling for as long as it takes to begin feeling rebalanced and strengthened again. See our Counselors section for specific background information about our therapists.

How You Know Individual Counseling Is Working:

We have developed a list of outcomes that you can use.  Remember that each person is unique and will have their own particular version or experience of these outcomes from engaging in our individual counseling service:

•You feel increasingly mature

•You feel more powerful

•You are more active and less passive

•You give up attempts to control others yet have more influence with others

•You have increased ability to shape the environment

•You are more aware of your deeper needs, and get more of your needs met

•You are more independent

•You are more connected to others

•You have a broader range of emotional responses

•You feel more balanced


To make a referral or to schedule an intake appointment,
please call the Center for Grief Recovery at 773-274-4600
or email us at griefrecovery@griefcounselor.org.

www.griefcounselor.org

 

 

New Groups
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.

New Workshops
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 Articles

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]



 

 
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