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And all subsided in the hush
that followed, in the calm
of great wings folding
and shadowy forms lying down.

I rose and left that room,
the house of my grief
and my bondage, my book
never again to be opened.

To see as once I saw,
steadied by the darkness
in which I walked
and would make my way.

John Haines






Grief Work and Personal Growth

Times are complicated.

Loss comes in many forms.

Are you trying to get through grief and mourning?
Do you want to re-engage in life and access your own creativity?
Are you seeking a deeper change within yourself?

Sustaining life energy and meaningful purpose can be difficult.

As Chicago psychotherapists and counselors, we help you heal from grief and grow into a more grounded and vital life.


The Center for Grief Recovery

  1. Help for your own trauma (Chicago grief and loss counseling). [read more]

  2. Case consultation to help your grief therapy clients. [read more]

  3. Human resources help for workplace bereavement. [read more]

The Institute for Creative Development

  1. Get unstuck with innovative counseling and coaching methods. [read more]

  2. Help your work team with change management [read more]

Whether you want a Chicago psychotherapist or counselor to begin a new future, or grief and loss counseling to just get through today, please call.

773-274-4600

When I was a child learning to swim, I had a hard time floating. I was too afraid of drowning, . . . continue reading

New Groups
The Center is now taking names for new healing our losses group. See attached FAQ for detailed info. Contact Us by phone or email to find out more.

New Workshops
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new "TRANSFORMING LOVE - Creativity as a way of new life" workshop . . . [read more]

News and Events
We are excited to announce that Paul Martin, PsyD has become the Center's assistant director. To learn more about Paul's practice click on this link.

The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.

Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4.
[read more]

New Articles

New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW. [read here]

Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away. [read more]

Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU) [read more]

You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]

Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]

Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider: [read more]

The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]



 

 
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