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Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Aurora, IL.

 

There are few things worse than losing a loved one or friend. Grief can leave you reeling and throw your mental health for a loop, leading to depression, stress, anxiety, and more.

Unaddressed grief can influence your life for years. That’s why it is best to consider professional help to help you grieve. Whether you are located in downtown Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms and Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are some common symptoms of grief that signal you should seek help:

  • You blame yourself for your loved one’s passing.
  • Your grief is so profound that you find it difficult to keep up with your everyday routine (getting out of bed, showering, going to work, etc.)
  • You purposely isolate yourself.
  • You have unexplained new anger, anxiety, or depression.
  • You turn to alcohol, drugs, or sex to numb or distract from your loss.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

You may not experience grief in this specific order. You may also feel disenfranchised grief, which is grief that does not fit into societal norms of what you should be grieving. Disenfranchised grief can include grief for a pet, a lost dream, a breakup, infertility, or more. No matter what type of grief you are experiencing, your symptoms may look different from those in the above list.

To learn more about grief types and stages, read licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article on how to move through grief. You can also check out our founder’s personal story of how therapy helped him move from grief to growth.

Get Grief Counseling Today!

A grief therapist can provide much-needed support for you as you go through the stages of grief and find your footing again. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified grief therapist is easy! Start by browsing grief experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Michelle Murray
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I focus on helping clients achieve a more centered, balanced life by giving them the tools needed to grow within life's challenges. I remain present with clients to do the healing work with them as they journey to having a vibrant life.


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Together, we will:

I focus on helping clients achieve a more centered, balanced life by giving them the tools needed to grow within life's challenges. I remain present with clients to do the healing work with them as they journey to having a vibrant life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My counseling style is client-centered as determined by the needs of the client by focusing on strength-based approaches. I utilize a holistic approach to address the functional, emotional, and psychosocial health of the client.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • grief
  • Life Stress
  • Money Stress
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
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Michelle  Murray remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Dr. Vanessa Houdek
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start YOUR journey forward. Many seek & find support related to anxiety & stress, postpartum concerns, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. Dads & partners welcome!


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start YOUR journey forward. Many seek & find support related to anxiety & stress, postpartum concerns, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. Dads & partners welcome!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a licensed clinical psychologist certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) and have specialty training in telehealth. I use evidenced-based practice and research to best inform my clinical work to provide the highest standard of care.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Birth trauma
  • grief
  • Perfectionism
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Vanessa Houdek remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Jenelle Thomas
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establish a safe space, so you feel comfortable. For example, talking about the newest television series (or reality tv) and seeing how you connect to characters. Next, we will work on your goals in addition to working through day-to-day issues.


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establish a safe space, so you feel comfortable. For example, talking about the newest television series (or reality tv) and seeing how you connect to characters. Next, we will work on your goals in addition to working through day-to-day issues.

Something to know about my approach is:

your strengths will be highlighted as we talk through your difficult times. Encouragement and grace is offered. However, honesty is provided as well. This is the only way to grow.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults
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Jenelle Thomas remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Samantha Nolan
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Together, we will build a partnership to establish and work towards your therapeutic goals and improving your life on your terms, while developing coping skills to handle life's challenges. We will even make art together if you'd like!


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Together, we will build a partnership to establish and work towards your therapeutic goals and improving your life on your terms, while developing coping skills to handle life's challenges. We will even make art together if you'd like!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a trained art therapist and can guide you through the art making process to help you meet your goals. I also offer traditional talk therapy and work from a Person-Centered, CBT, and Solution-Focused approach, which focus on you as an individual.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Coping Skills
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Personal growth
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
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Kimberleigh Hagar
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We'll recognize experiences that contributed to where you are now, & explore where your path goes next. Along the way we'll learn to cope with emotions, stress, & change. Together, we can work toward helping you feel greater satisfaction in life.


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Together, we will:

We'll recognize experiences that contributed to where you are now, & explore where your path goes next. Along the way we'll learn to cope with emotions, stress, & change. Together, we can work toward helping you feel greater satisfaction in life.

Something to know about my approach is:

The foundation of my practice is to support you in becoming more aware of your emotions and experiences. Through this mindfulness, we work together to help you create meaningful and sustainable changes to live a more fulfilling life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Kimberleigh Hagar remote and phone therapy in Illinois, North Carolina