12 Nov 2017
Illinois pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Illinois pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Talking about your beloved pet and how much they meant to you can help you process your grief at losing them. Try one of the wonderful pet loss support groups or specialized therapists in Illinois to help you remember your pet.


For those who prefer to talk on the phone, visit our pet grief hotline resources page for numbers you can call.


Illinois Pet Grief Therapist(s) 

Monica Moffet, MA, LCPC

3550 College Avenue

Alton Illinois 

Phone: 618-463-5927


Lynn Bednarz

115 South Wilke Road, Suite 203 

Arlington Heights Illinois 60005 

Phone: 847-951-1457 

Email: BednarzLW@ameritech.net


Joan Kellogg, MA

135 Park Avenue

Barrington Illinois 60010-4354 

Phone: 847-382-2286


Theresa McCay, LC SW, CADC

The Center for Intra-Spection, P.C., One Whitetail Trail

Barrington Illinois 

Phone: 847-526-5205


Rob Castillo, Creative Counseling Connections

143 First Street Suite 207

Batavia Illinois 60510 

Phone: 630-865-8399


Nancy Curotto

Chicago Illinois 

Phone: 312-409-7182 

Email: nancy@curottopsyd.com


Arryn Hawthorne-Jader

2656 West Montrose Avenue, Suite 112 

Chicago Illinois 60618 

Phone: 773-852-3642 

Email: ArrynHJader@gmail.com 

Website: www.ahj-lcsw.net


Joy Davy

15 Spinning Wheel Road, Suite 417

Hinsdale Illinois 60521 

Phone: 630-935-7915 

Website: www.JoyDavy.com


Marilyn G. Putz, MA

Lincolnshire Animal Hospital Pet Loss Counseling, 420 Half Day Road

Lincolnshire Illinois 60069 

Phone: 847-634-9250


Kathleen Renick, MA, ACSW, CADC

525 South Washington, Ste. 4A

Naperville Illinois 60540 

Phone: 630-686-6808


Linda R. Harper

Palos Park Illinois 

Phone: 708-227-5330 

Email: Lharper6@aol.com

Website: https://www.drlindaharper.com


Linda S. Levi MA, LCPC

1580 North Northwest Highway, Suite 10

Park Ridge Illinois 60068 

Phone: 847-824-9590


Rev. Lindsey Halpern-Givens MA CRC BCC

Faith Community United Church of Christ, 2023 Rt. 176

Prairie Grove Illinois 60014 

Phone: 815-479-1307


Lynn Bednarz

237 Southwick Lane

Schaumburg Illinois 60173 

Phone: 847-951-1457 

Email: BednarzLW@ameritech.net


Deb Wojcik, LCSW

Skokie Illinois 60076-5051 

Phone: 773-743-1386


Jerry M. Zabin, LCSW

Zabin and Associates, PC, 9701 Knox, Ste. 214

Skokie Illinois 60076 

Phone: 847-677-3055


Beth Cook, LCSW

21 S. 4th Street

St. Charles Illinois 60174 

Phone: 630-253-0579


Vanessa B. Ream, L.C.S.W.

Playtherapy Partnership, 1606 Willow View Road STE 2J-1

Urbana Illinois 61802 

Phone: 217-328-6540


Victoria Velinski


Phone: 773-551-5362 

Email: dearprudence1168@gmail.com 

Website: www.shieldsanimalshelter.com


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Illinois Pet Loss Support Group(s) 


Wings – Pet Loss Support Group

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, 100 Tower Drive, Suite 234

Burr Ridge Illinois 527 

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every first Wednesday of every month

Meeting time(s): 7:30 PM

Contact phone: 630-325-1600

Contact email: CVMA@chicagovma.org

Website:  www.chicagovma.org

Notes: No reservations needed. No charge to attend, but donations are accepted.


Animal Chaplain's Pet Loss Support Group

Libertyville, Illinois

Meets on Zoom

Fee(s): Free

Meeting day(s): every first Wednesday of every month

Meeting time(s): 7:00 PM

Contact person: Russell Elleven

Contact phone: 847-780-6690

Contact email: russell@animalchaplain.net

Website: www.AnimalChaplain.Net

Notes: No reservations required but must email to receive the Zoom link and passcode.




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Illinois Pet Loss Support Hotline(s)

Wings Pet Loss Helpline

Illinois Burr Ridge 

Website: https://www.chicagovma.org/pet-loss-support/ 

Local hotline: 630-325-1600


Companion Animal Related Emotions (CARE) Pet Loss Helpline

Illinois Urbana 

Website: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/animal-care/care-pet-loss-helpline/ 

Local hotline: 217-244-CARE

Availability:  1 to 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Notes: You may call at any time and leave a message, and your call will be returned as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.



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