Here & Now

We support LGBTQIA+ wellness

Grief & Trauma 
Counseling in Northbrook

Find healing and hope

If you’re struggling with grief, PTSD, or the effects 
of trauma, our compassionate therapists provide 
the expert support and guidance you need to move 
through pain toward healing.

What is Grief & Trauma Counseling?

Losing a loved one or enduring trauma can make you feel like your world is off kilter. We understand the deep longing to regain your equilibrium and for things to feel ok again. Our compassionate therapists provide expert support so you can process your grief or trauma and find your way back to normal.

Why choose

Here & Now for Grief

& Trauma Counseling?

  • Accessibility & Convenience – We accept 
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and most out-of-network benefits. Early, late and weekend appointments are available. Teletherapy too.
  • Judgment-Free Environment – We create a safe, inclusive and supportive space where you can be yourself and speak your truth.
  • Specialized Expertise – Our therapists are trained in the evidence-based grief and trauma therapies
  • Collaborative Care – Depending on your needs and preferences, we can  can pair Grief & Trauma Counseling with other mental healthcare treatments to accelerate and amplify wellness benefits.
  • Proven Results – 90% of Here & Now clients report positive change in as little as 60 days.

I never thought I could recover from the traumatic loss of my sister. My therapist held space for my grief and helped me find a way forward.”

– Gwen, after 12 weeks

Grief and Trauma 
we can help with:

  • Grief and loss
  • PTSD
  • Abuse and assault
  • Disasters and accidents
  • Violence and war
  • Medical trauma
  • Bullying / harassment
  • Loss of job income
  • Illness-related trauma
  • Racial trauma

Our therapeutic approach

We draw from proven modalities to create customized treatment plans for your unique needs. Our therapies include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to identify unhelpful thought patterns and replace them with more balanced thinking.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to process traumatic memories and integrate them into healing narratives.

Mindfulness exercises to manage anxiety through present-moment awareness and acceptance.

Art Therapy to express emotions nonverbally through creative mediums.
Somatic Therapy to increase body-mind awareness and process trauma held in the body.

By blending these evidence-based methods, we can personalize your sessions to support you on your journey from pain toward healing.

You are not alone

With loss and/or trauma you can feel stuck or trapped. Feelings of sadness, loss and even rage can be so powerful that you literally can’t imagine ever feeling happy (or even ok) again. While these feelings are entirely valid, there is a path forward. With our guidance and support, you can and will feel whole again.

Come do the work

We create the space. We provide the tools 
and guidance. But real healing starts when you’re ready to face your pain and sadness. Processing trauma takes courage—some sessions will be difficult. Being present 
and vulnerable is where healing and hope 
gain traction.

We’re in this 

Healing takes time, work and patience. There will be plateaus and breakthroughs. Sometimes you may even feel like you’re going backwards. Whatever your healing journey looks like, we will collaborate with you, making you feel seen and supported at every step along the way.

Become whole again

Come get the guidance and support you need recover from your trauma and/or loss. 

Call (847) 450-6393 or email to schedule an appointment.