Process, Mourn, Cope, and Recover

Navigate Grief and Loss with Grief and Loss Counseling in Chicago, IL

The loss of a loved one is paralyzing. The world as you know it is no longer the same and now you are expected to adjust, but, you’re left mourning while the rest of the world “moves on” with their days. And all the while, one of the biggest challenges is there is no timeline or protocol for grief.

Grief feels different for everyone, it’s as unique as you are.

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When moving forward seems unthinkable.

Our empathetic & expertly trained counselors can help.

Returning to pre-loss functioning feels daunting or impossible. Sometimes an existential crisis, loss of identity and life purpose, occurs in response to the loss. Regrets, guilt, depression, anxiety, substance use, or eating disorders can result from one’s bereavement.

Our clinicians will help you process your loss and learn how to blossom again, even with this missing piece in your world.

Our clients find that grief therapy has many positive effects providing a needed framework to:


Make a plan

Develop a short-term action plan for dealing with your loss

Inform yourself

Provide you education on the grief process and stages

Honor & commemorate

Honor your loved one and create a safe space to process your grief

Improve awareness & coping

Understand your grief triggers and emotions and cope with difficult feelings and thoughts

Navigate change

Work through shifts in your identity or changes to your social or family system

Move forward with meaning

Re-create purpose and personal meaning in your life

Process heavy thoughts

Work through spiritual questions or shifts as needed

Heal fully

Resolve areas of unfinished business and unresolved past losses

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70 E Lake St #222
Chicago, IL 60601

Serving Chicago, Streeterville, Gold Coast, West Town, West Loop, River North, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Ravenswood and surrounding areas.

Common Questions

Do you accept insurance?

We are in network with the following insurance carriers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred
  • United Behavioral Health, aka United Health Care
  • Optum Veterans Affairs Community Care Network

However, if you have a carrier that we don’t accept we can still work together! Using your out of network benefits, many insurance companies will provide you with 20% to 80% reimbursement for sessions. We provide you with an invoice, you send it into your insurance company and they mail you a check. If you’d like to know what your out of network benefits are call the number on the back of your card and ask, “What are my out of network benefits for mental health counseling?” Please contact us to provide you with additional information about this.

Is there parking available at your office?

All el lines are within 1-2 blocks, and, there are two parking garages nearby at 60 E. Lake St. and 20 E. Randolph.

I tried therapy and didn't like it. How's this different?

Therapy varies depending on the personalities of the counselor and client, as well as the particular concerns brought forward. Sometimes the chemistry between the counselor and client or the counselor’s style or approach just isn’t a good fit. The relationship between the client and the therapist is of utmost importance. Therefore, we work to create a safe environment where open and honest communication is encouraged so that concerns or questions about treatment or the relationship can be addressed in session. This often benefits the therapeutic process and deepens the therapeutic relationship.

What can I expect from the first few sessions?

During the first and second session, we will gather information about what has brought you into therapy including your concerns, what you’d like to work on and information about your current and past emotional health and life history. This information helps us gain a deeper understanding about your situation, you as a person and how to best help you. As noted earlier, since it is important that clients feel comfortable with their counseling, we encourage clients to also use the first session as an opportunity to assess if this is a good fit for you as well.

What can I expect during a typical therapy session?

During therapy you will begin to discuss and share your feelings, thoughts, and reactions in order for you to begin to gain insight, develop new thinking patters, coping skills and overall improved quality of life. It is natural to feel uncomfortable about opening up at first but this process because much easier after a few sessions. Since self-growth is possible through commitment and work I will encourage you to practice the things you discuss and learn outside of session.

How long will I need to be in therapy?

The number of sessions needed is different for everyone depending on a number of factors including but not limited to your goals, severity or intensity of your concerns or symptoms, how long you’ve been dealing with your concerns, current levels of stress, and the progress you make towards reaching your short or long-term goals.

Is what I say in therapy confidential?

In general, all communications between a client and counselor are confidential and can only be released with the client’s written permission. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • When there is a reasonable suspicion of child/dependent abuse or of an elder adult.
  • When the client communicates a threat of bodily injury to others.
  • When the client is suicidal.
  • When disclosure is required pursuant to a legal proceeding.
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