Hi, I’m Meg Eifrig.
Thank you for finding me in your search for professional grief therapy. If you are feeling tired and lonely in your grief, I hear you and you are not alone. You will receive empathetic listening and a safe space where you can be yourself without judgment. Together we will find ways to gently explore your pain and intense emotions. Grief is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a natural response to losing someone we love. It is an experience that stops you and demands your attention.
Why come to me for grief therapy?
I have experienced the profound sadness and depths of pain that often comes with the loss of someone close to us. I know how hard it is to navigate this new landscape of grief. Although your grief and loss are unique, much like a fingerprint, there are often common threads among people who experience grief. There were times I doubted whether I’d find my balance again, but I have come out on the other side of my grief, and I strive to help my clients do the same.
Consider this quote from Thomas Moore, psychotherapist and author of “Care of the Soul”: “Ongoing care for the soul rather than seek[ing] for a cure appreciates the mystery of human suffering and does not offer the illusion of a problem-free life.” In the sacred space of our individual and group grief therapy, this means I will never seek to fix you, but rather help you find a way through your grief.
My Professional Background
After earning my Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Roosevelt University in 2007, I went on to receive my license as a clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois. In addition to being trained in the therapy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I am also completing an Advanced Clinical Certificate to become an adoption competent therapist through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. Their mission is to improve the lives of adopted and foster care children and their families through life long education and a national network of trained professionals.
I have also completed a Certificate in Death and Grief Studies under the direction of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a nationally recognized leader in grief therapy who is best known for his model of providing an environment of compassion for mourners versus prescribing a “treatment.”
Taking the First Step
Starting to heal means taking one step at a time. Grief therapy can be your first stop on that path. In working with me, you will find ways to stay connected to your loved one and make room for the loss in your life. I would be honored to help you find hope on the other side of this often rocky journey. Please reach out to get your free 15-minute phone consultation.