David Fireman, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director

In addition to directing the Center, David holds a psychotherapy practice grounded in Self and depth psychologies. His extensive background helping others grows out of a sincere respect for inherent individual differences, social learning, the interplay of Love and Loss throughout the life span, finding purpose and meaning, and placing value in the power of the therapeutic relationship. He is an active and involved therapist who believes that the rare combination of honesty and courage bring about lasting change. In tandem with his client work, he also provides professional consultation services to therapists in private or agency settings. Finally, to round out his traditional training in social work and psychotherapy, David draws from his experience as a black belt [student and senior class member] in judo, Tibetan forms of meditation, and Jewish spirituality.

David is an active and sought-after workshop presenter and blogger. His work has been published in various sources. He was social work lecturer at The University of Chicago and Jane Adams College of Social Work, UIC. As past president of the Transpersonal Psychology Network Chicago, David is committed to values and practices that nurture the human spirit, courage, creativity, compassion, and pragmatic action.

To reach David Fireman please email dm.fireman@griefcounselor.org or call 773.274.4600.