Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Rockford, 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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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Tracy Hermanson
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Overall goals are about finding peace in our homes, success in our relationships, contentment in our work, and loving kindness in our souls.


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Overall goals are about finding peace in our homes, success in our relationships, contentment in our work, and loving kindness in our souls.

Something to know about my approach is:

My theoretical approach is interpersonal psychotherapy. I am also a practiced and trained EMDR therapist. I believe that our relationships, past and present, paint the picture of our lives and that therapy should help paint a beautiful scene.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Distress
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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
  • Career Transitions
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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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
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LeAnne Carr
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My role is to help you work through and process these past difficult and negative experiences that are significantly interfering with your current life. I will help you to turn off that nasty little voice inside your head.


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Together, we will:

My role is to help you work through and process these past difficult and negative experiences that are significantly interfering with your current life. I will help you to turn off that nasty little voice inside your head.

Something to know about my approach is:

There will be challenges going forward. How you choose to deal with them will be the difference between a good life and a life of self-torture. But first, we need to address those issues you’ve been wrestling with, we need to address the past.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance use disorders
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Bethany Henrichs
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Something to know about my approach is:

The importance of listening to my clients is vital. I hear the story my clients bring to therapy to thoroughly understand their feelings of overwhelm and emotional pain; their need for connection, guidance, and support is profound.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Identity Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
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Madeline Patalano
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We explore the issues that you are struggling with and look for ways that see manageable to move forward to get you to the next season.


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Together, we will:

We explore the issues that you are struggling with and look for ways that see manageable to move forward to get you to the next season.

Something to know about my approach is:

Empathetic understanding of where you are and encouragement and direction to meet your goals and desires.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Madeline Patalano remote and phone therapy in Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin