Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Oak Park, 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 Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, 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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Alisha Barnum
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I help those I work with reduce depression or anxiety, build confidence/self-esteem, get motivated, and cope with loss or a difficult transition, improve relationships and more


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I help those I work with reduce depression or anxiety, build confidence/self-esteem, get motivated, and cope with loss or a difficult transition, improve relationships and more

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I utilize a variety of evidence-based techniques derived from some of the top psychologists and therapists in the country.

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  • children of divorce
  • Couples Therapy
  • Divorce and Separation
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Major Depressive Disorder
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  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
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identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

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authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Working Professionals
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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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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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!

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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.

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  • Adjustment issues
  • Birth trauma
  • grief
  • Perfectionism
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • Women's Issues
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Ellen Bronder
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When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard


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Together, we will:

When you feel comfortable with your therapist & hopeful about the therapy it's more likely to produce the results you want. At your pace we will explore together what is needed to improve your life. Whatever place you are in, it deserves to be heard

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is collaborative & tailored to your unique needs & preferences. You'll not find a "one-size-fits all" approach. Evidence-based approaches are customized to you and foster deep self-understanding & lasting change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
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Ellen Bronder remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia