Grief Counseling Galesburg IL

It might feel like a burning ember lodges in your throat, or that a massive weight presses against your chest making it difficult to breathe. Perhaps you feel fatigued, irritable, hyperactive, or depressed. Perhaps you feel nothing at all right now. All these could be symptoms of grief, awakened by the death of someone close to you or even a pet.

Mrs. Christine Tredup
Lifespan Counseling
(630) 377-9939
409 Illinois Avenue Suite 1A
St. Charles, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, ACSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Illinois
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Barbara Daubenspeck
Barbara Daubenspeck LCSW
(708) 466-6284
3612 West Lincoln Highway Suite 4
Olympia Fields, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Schiff
(708) 829-6023
1541 Clinton Place
River Forest, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Illinois
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Parenting
Populations Served
Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Barbara Hayes
Barbara Hayes, LCSW,ACSW
(630) 668-5700
2100 Manchester Rd. Suite 975
Wheaton, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,ACSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Kevin Conaty
Kevin T. Conaty, LCSW
(773) 907-3060
2740 W. Foster Avenue Suite 401
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Linda Bliwas
Linda Bliwas
(847) 236-1000
2151 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Geraldine Jender
Geraldine Jender, LCSW, CADC
(630) 527-0416
800 W. Fifth Avenue Suite 103D
Naperville, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Malinda Steele
Malinda A. Steele, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
(708) 229-2976
9730 South Western Avenue Suite 627
Evergreen Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Licensed in Illinois
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Di
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Mary Larsen
Terry Hefter Associates, LLC
(312) 280-1166
1731 N. Marcey Street Suite 535
Chicago, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCPC, CADC
Licensed in Illinois
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Nancy Amos-Schulte
John R. Day and Associates
(309) 692-7755
3716 W. Brighton
Peoria, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D. Candidate
Licensed in Illinois
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Twins, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Stud
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Moving Through Grief

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“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”
­-William Shakespeare

It might feel like a burning ember lodges in your throat, or that a massive weight presses against your chest making it difficult to breathe. Perhaps you feel fatigued, irritable, hyperactive, or depressed. Perhaps you feel nothing at all right now. All these could be symptoms of grief, awakened by the death of someone close to you or even a pet.

Symptoms may also result from a tragic world event, such as 9/11, or from the loss of something integral to your life—your marriage, your job, or a close friendship. Grief, unique to each individual and to each situation, can last briefly or for years.

When faced with these feelings, remember these key things:

1. The grieving process takes time. Don’t rush to get things back to “normal,” though others may pressure you to do so.

2. Don’t let fear stop the healing process. Grief reminds us of the inevitability of loss—not an easy thing to face. But suppressing your feelings will only short-circuit the emotional progression your body and soul need.

3. Unusual experiences, from extreme mood swings to seeing angels, can be a part of grieving. Stay with the process instead of hurrying it along.

4. No statute of limitations exists on grief. Take the time you need, and claim it as your own.

Do Yoga

Although any exercise can help get you up out of bed and moving again, yoga brings special gifts to anyone grieving. Here are some tips that will help:

1. Start by rolling out your yoga mat in a prominent place in your house; that will serve as a gentle reminder to practice. You don’t necessarily need to jump right back in to your normal practice. Feel what you need on a day-by-day, minute-by-minute basis.

2. Yoga can get you out of your head and into your body, giving you a bit of a reprieve from the anxiety you may be feeling. It can calm your nervous system and allow you to rest deeply. Conversely, should you feel a deep, can-barely-function despair, yoga can also begin to lift your energy and your spirits.

3. Sometimes what you need to do is simply lie in Savasana (resting pose) on your mat, focusing on your breathing. If you feel anxious, pay attention to the exhale, which is calming; if you feel depressed, allow the inhale to be deeper, which brings more oxygen into your lungs and revitalizes you. Allow your tears to flow freely, not trying to stop them or even make sense of them.

4. Doing a restorative practice can also be healing. Do a standing forward bend in front of a chair with a cushion or bolster on the chair seat when you are feeling anxious. Rest your head on the bolster. Supporting your head helps calm and cool your energy. Forward bending shuts out distractions and brings a sense of quiet.

5. If you feel low in energy as well as spirit, try a few standing poses. Doing a short sun salutation practice or a few standing poses (Warrior or Triangle, for examp...

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