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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

Contact Us

For over 25 years, we have been here for anyone needing to contact Chicago counselors. We are happy to discuss your questions and concerns in confidence during a free phone consultation. The call typically takes 15 minutes, and we endeavor to understand the nature of your problem, how long it has lasted, and if you have taken any prior steps toward counseling. Based on our conversation, we make a thorough and careful examination of how we might work together. We then match the right Chicago therapists or coaches to you or your organization.

How can we serve you? Please feel free to contact the Chicago counselors and Chicago therapists on our team.

The Center for Grief Recovery
The Institute for Creativity and Development
1263 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

Phone: 773-274-4600


Map and Directions

Directions by Car and Public Transportation

By Car from the North Suburbs and Milwaukee: Take the Edens South and exit East on Peterson. Take Peterson and turn left/North on Ashland Boulevard. Turn right on Devon, then left on Glenwood and go 2 blocks and turn right on Loyola. Go one block to the corner of Lakewood and Loyola.

By car from the Northwest Suburbs: Take the Kennedy and exit East on Foster. Turn North/left on Ashland and follow the above directions.

By car from the Southwest Suburbs: Take the Stevenson to the end and exit North on Lake Shore Drive. At the end Lake Shore Drive becomes Sheridan Road. Take Sheridan Road until it turns left at the Southern Edge of Loyola University. Continue straight at the stoplight and you will be on Devon. Go one block past Broadway on Devon and turn right on Magnolia. Turn left when Magnolia dead-ends at Arthur and go one block and turn right on Lakewood. Go one block to the corner of Lakewood and Loyola.

From the South Suburbs and Indiana: Take the Dan Ryan and exit into Northbound Lake Shore Drive and follow the above directions.

By Public Transit: The Subway line is the RED line or the HOWARD line with a stop one block due East of the Center. It is the Loyola el stop.

Additionally the l51 and 147 express bus lines run North and South on Sheridan Road and stop in front of the Loyola elevated station.


Read 2017 Messages from the Center

The Center presents the second in a series of professional development workshops. Please join us in our newly remodeled office suite for this exciting CEU sponsored event! Click here for details: Download flyer here

The Center is expanding.

Center for Grief Recovery and Therapeutic Services has immediate openings for two full-time licensed psychologists. Click here for more information

The Center is expanding. Click here to for more about our newest clincial professional counselor, Elizabeth Cerven

New Groups

The Center is now taking names for new Healing Our Losses Group. See attached flyer and FAQ for detailed info. Contact Us by phone or email to find out more.

New Workshops
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new CHANGE OF HEART . . . . Vulnerability and Self-transcendence workshop . . . [read more]

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

News and Events
Thank You! Our 30th Anniversary celebration was a hit. To read more, click on this link.

Center Grief Recovery celebrates 30 Years with Open House Fundraiser. To learn more, click on this link.

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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