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?

Welcome to the Center for Grief Recovery and Therapeutic Services

The Center has returned to in-person bereavement counseling and psychotherapy services, but will also continue telehealth sessions. To schedule an initial appointment in our offices or by telehealth, please contact us directly. Thank you.

We accept BCBS-PPO and Choice Plans. We also offer a sliding scale, and self-pay option for those without insurance. We are committed to working with individuals from all walks of life and believe in the core humanitarian values of equality, compassion, cooperation, and sharing. These times are unprecedented for us and the losses we are enduring are profound. Therefore the Center will sustain our efforts by working virtually via phone or video formats for therapy sessions and are prepared to continue in this manner until we can safely return to the office. Feel free to call our main number for an intake appointment or send an email via the website.

We have much to grieve now— All of us, on many levels and in many ways. We must do so as a collective and individually. Grief is universal and extremely personal.

Respecting and coming to know the pain and confusion of grief will set the stage for the way forward. We suffer through it all, accept it as best as possible, remember our connection, and go on. Mourning leads back into life.

The Center’s therapeutic services go beyond grief and mourning. As our name suggests, we have evolved since our founding in 1985 to respond to the need for various kinds of therapeutic work in addition to bereavement counseling. To that end, we offer therapies with application to a broad band of personal growth work. Clients receive assistance developing their own unique agenda for inner repair, strengthening and expanding. Through our work with many clients, and our own studies into the powers of human potential, we believe in the possibilities of imagination and creativity to facilitate such personal work.

Increasing awareness of these innate qualities encourages movement from entrenchment toward change and growth. Experiences of regaining balance and moving forward become more accessible and prolonged. Our clients are more comfortable knowing that we provide services across a spectrum, as this allows for meaningful and fitting therapeutic interventions.

Do you want to believe in and experience the good that is on the other side of grief and stagnation? We have worked with hundreds of people in individual and group sessions. Sustaining life energy and meaningful purpose can be difficult. At the Center for Grief Recovery, we help you heal from grief and grow into a more grounded and vital life.

In compliance with the No Surprises Act of January, 2022, the Center’s therapists are discussing “good faith estimates” with all of our non-insured clients.  Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the new government standards.

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New: Guided Imagery for Professionals

Check out our new Guided Imagery for Professionals audio project! Use these one of a kind guided imagery scripts and technical discussions to enhance your knowledge and skills in the use of this premier method. We will be adding more scripts and technical discussions soon!

Learn more

Announcement: Personal Grief Rituals by Paul M. Martin Now Available

Personal Grief Rituals presents a new model for how bereaved individuals can create unique expressions of mourning that are tailored to their psychological needs and grounded in memories and emotions specific to the relationship they lost.

Read more about this important new book.

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Golden opportunity to join our longstanding small group practice providing exceptional bereavement counseling and psychotherapy services.

The Center for Grief Recovery, whose mission is to empower individuals to heal their own lives, was created in 1985.
 
In addition to providing counseling and psychotherapy services to the lay community, we also administer professional development workshops and seminars.
 
For interested candidates, we will help you build a thriving private practice as part of our group. You will benefit from our experience, administrative and clinical support, referral stream, medical insurance coverage, and competitive salary. All of our staff are 1099 independent contractors.
 
Please contact David Fireman, LCSW at 773-274-4600 for an initial informational interview and email résumés to

 

Healing Our Losses Group - Virtual, For Now

As our city begins to reopen, the Center is aiming to provide grief rituals and other opportunities to help our community recover and heal.  For example, our Healing Our Losses group is a service that offers three important experiences:  a secure base for sharing support and information; a safe haven for making connections and learning through grief; and a regulatory function for helping group members find practical ways to contextualize their grief and cope with the painful aspects of loss and trauma.

Unfortunately, we’ve been forced to run the group virtually, but members have reported that it has still been helpful.  As the numbers of clients who get vaccinations (Center staff either have already or will be receiving vaccinations) increase, we can look forward to reopening our comfortable group space for in-person meetings.  Until then, we are poised to provide the Healing Our Losses group virtually.  If being in a virtual group is a barrier for you, then keep in mind our plan to reopen for in-person group work—hopefully in the late spring or summer.  But if you’re open to participating in a virtual group, stay tuned for updates on our website.

An online (Zoom) “Healing Our Losses“ therapy group will be starting soon. The group will be facilitated by Derek Vincent, LCPC (find out about him in the therapist bio section of our website).

Trying to absorb and cope with so much loss during this time, when actual death occurs, it can be more than confusing and painful. Our group provides The needed safe and therapeutic space for emotional expression, social support, and bereavement education.

Contact the Center or download our Healing Our Losses brochure to find out more details.

We are walking a difficult road – together.