Yes. We work clients who have lost a child in the past and who are working through these new and difficult feelings. Call us at 847-870-8181 to make an appointment today.
Grief & Loss Counseling
The loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can face-and missing the child never goes away. A piece of yourself is lost and your future is forever changed. Receiving counseling with one of our counselors can help you process your feelings of grief and loss. Our counselors can help you through this difficult time.
I have previously lost a child and now I have had a baby. I’m struggling. Can St. Mary’s Services/Hopeful Beginnings help me?
Is grief a normal reaction?
Yes, grief is a normal response to loss. Using counseling as a way to work through these feelings can provide a sense of closure.
What can I expect from G&L counseling?
During the first visit, you can expect to complete an intake information form, meet with a counselor, and have a chance to voice your thoughts and feelings for yourself. Typically the counselor will explain what you can expect during the counseling experience and will introduce herself to you. This experience generally reduces much of the anxiety of coming to counseling for the first time. If you have younger children, we encourage that an additional person comes with you to supervise your child(ren) while the counselor meets with the you during the first visit. Your first visit maybe emotional and it would make it easier for you to focus on taking care of yourself without having your children present. Your children are welcome during your second and following visits.
How much does it cost?
Our counseling services are free.
Is my session confidential?
Yes. There are a few instances when a counselor may need to disclose information without written consent. Those situations include: to protect the client or public from harm, abuse or neglect of a child, the elderly, or a person with disabilities, or when there is a court order.
How long are my sessions?
Sessions are typically 45 minutes to an hour. During your first appointment, we ask that you allow an hour and a half in order to complete paperwork and an intake.