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Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Lombard, 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 Lombard, the suburbs of Lombard, other nearby places such as Wheaton, Elmhurst, 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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Mark Pedigo
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Together we will explore what problems you are experiencing and the possible treatment that can best help you heal and growth. Together we will continue to monitor what is working and helping you heal. I will integrate treatment that helps best.


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Together we will explore what problems you are experiencing and the possible treatment that can best help you heal and growth. Together we will continue to monitor what is working and helping you heal. I will integrate treatment that helps best.

Something to know about my approach is:

I always meet my clients where they are at and what they are needing, wanting and expect for their treatment. I have much training in a psychodynamic perspective including individual, couple and group work. I strive to do more deeper healing therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Couples issues
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Sexuality
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Amber Rakoczy
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We will work together to help you navigate the challenges of grief, loss, or transitions that led to you seeking services and develop skills necessary to thrive.


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We will work together to help you navigate the challenges of grief, loss, or transitions that led to you seeking services and develop skills necessary to thrive.

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Collaborative, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach

FOCUS AREAS:
  • grief
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Life changes
  • Life Transitions
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
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Kelsey Ruffing
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work through any issue you feel you are struggling with, and together we will navigate healing and processing in order for you to become your best self.


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work through any issue you feel you are struggling with, and together we will navigate healing and processing in order for you to become your best self.

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I believe the client knows themselves better than anyone. I use a person-centered approach to empower clients to make their own decisions and help themselves thrive.

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  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Stages
  • Life Stress
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Sport Injury Counseling
  • Sports Performance
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Kimberley Milton
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Your goals and treatments for therapy and creating small steps and gains towards them.


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Your goals and treatments for therapy and creating small steps and gains towards them.

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Kim specializes in the treatment of anxiety, substance abuse, and OCD. She has spent her career thus far empowering clients to learn new coping skills and process past traumas.

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  • Acute Grief
  • Addictions
  • Depression Management
  • Family Planning
  • High anxiety
  • Trauma
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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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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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