Cindy Thelen, LCPC 630-530-0405Chicago grief counseling

Groups, Workshops and Consultations
Cindy Thelen, LCPC - Chicago, IL Area

Group experiences help us to know that we are not alone in our humanness. Although each of us has a unique way of experiencing and expressing life, there are often striking similarities in the underlying emotional patterns. Our life struggles and stories are simultaneously the same and different.

I facilitate group experiences, seminars, and workshops for people who are grieving, for those journeying through life transitions, and for individuals seeking to know themselves on a deeper level. Group work can complement your work in individual therapy (with me or another therapist) or provide a different healing experience. I am also available for presentations on grief, change and loss-related topics.

Grief Groups, Workshops and Consultations

Many people find it very useful to sort out their difficult feelings of grief in a group setting. Connecting with other bereaved people who are coping with a similar experience can help you feel less isolated and more hopeful. In all group experiences, I strive to help each person feel understood and supported and to create an environment that leads to healing and growth.

  • Growing Through Grief group is an 8-week time-limited group for adults in their early or middle adulthood who have experienced the death of a loved one (Growing Through Grief PDF flyer)

  • Other grief groups are formed on an ongoing basis when there is sufficient interest, such as groups for bereaved spouses, adults grieving a parent's death, and adults grieving a sibling's death

Workshops and Seminars:
  • Grief and the Holidays seminar provides information, support and connection for those who are grieving as we enter the fall/winter holiday season; offered in November

  • Supporting Those Who Are Grieving seminar provides practical information for those who are supporting family members/friends in their grief

  • Grief at Work seminars and workshops help bereaved employees, co-workers and Human Resources professionals have a better understanding of the grieving process, how it affects people and practical tips for managing grief effectively in the workplace

Presentations and Consultations:
  • For organizations, therapists, school personnel, support groups, family members or other groups on topics related to grief, loss and change
Writing Groups

Writing groups provide tools, support and encouragement for writing for personal growth. Putting words to strong feelings and experiences can be incredibly empowering, and can help illuminate choices and perspectives we might not otherwise have imagined. Through the creative act of writing, painful feelings can be transformed into possibilities for amazing personal growth.
  • Groups are formed when there is sufficient interest. If you're interested in joining a writing group, contact me.
Transition Groups, Workshops, and Consultations
  • Career Transitions group is for people who want to explore the way in which they express themselves through their career

  • Midlife Transitions support/therapy group and workshops help individuals explore what is and isn't working in their life, connect with others, and reconnect with their true selves

  • Transition groups and reading and writing groups for early career therapists, and supervision and consultation for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)

I invite you to contact me to discuss your interest in or ideas for seminars, workshops, consultations, presentations, group experiences, or another way I can be of service.

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"Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Cindy Thelen, LCPC, CT
1550 Spring Road, Suite 215
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 530-0405

~ Facilitating healing and growth in loss and transition ~

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