Jennifer Stern, LISW

Transformative Grief

I graduated from the SSA Master of Arts program at the University of Chicago and have been working as part of a private practice for over a decade. My areas of focus include working with individuals and families on grief, loss, bereavement, and difficult life transitions resulting from illness, marital conflict, divorce, and other complicated, fractured relationships. My focus as a cognitive behavioral therapist is to empower individuals to take meaningful and purposeful action to create desired change in their lives. I teach clients about the power of choice, wise minded thinking, and productive communication strategies as stepping stones to healing and transformation. My father died one month before my twin brother and I were born. Our mother raised four kids as a single parent with love, humor, strength, and a no nonsense style that prepared us to live fully. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor my senior of college and died peacefully at home 18 months later. I am grateful to have had that gifted time as her end of life caregiver. The losses in my life continue to inform and transform me. They continue to make me stronger, more self reliant, resilient, compassionate and grateful. I truly believe that while we can not control what happens to us, or when, we can control how we respond. We can choose grace, strength and courage… the courage to remain open and to live life well.
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Shared Grief

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Hope

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Drowning Doesn’t Always Look Like Drowning…Neither Does Grief

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What Remains Within You

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Self-Love

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Tell Them

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Living Forward in Light

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Supporting Your Child Through Grief

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Remember Them

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Tears

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Dealing With Stress During The Holiday Season

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Give Yourself the Gift of Choice this Holiday Season

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Deep Within Your Soul

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I Belong…to Myself!

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