Grief Support Group


Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield, IL; is proud to serve our community and to offer a new program. We are now Hosting Grief Support Gatherings the Second Tuesday of Each Month.

In the past we have hosted pre-need seminars, hospice seminars, holiday remembrance events and other grief gatherings. We have found that through these events we can make a difference in the lives of the families that we serve. We are honored to offer monthly Grief Support Gatherings to the surrounding community. We strive to continue offering our support and assistance to all who may need it.

We know how losing a loved one affects the core of each family. Whether the passing is sudden or after a long battle with illness, each soul has a story. And everyone has their own way of coping with such a loss; sometimes, we don’t know how to start finding a way through the fog of emotions and despair.

 Grief 101: Is This Normal?

Just like snowflakes, our personal grief is as varied as we are individuals. Each of us has our own personal experience. Even though grief affects everyone differently, we all will have some reaction to grief. In this discussion, we’ll talk about the normal reactions to grief as well as the signs and symptoms of complicated grief. Complicated grief is when grief symptoms worsens over time rather than get better.It’s the pain that doesn’t go away. Learn how to identify these symptoms as well as share your own grief experience.

This event will be held on:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Hitzeman Funeral Home
9445 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Seats are limited; please R.S.V.P. by February 7, 2020 to or 708-485-2000. We appreciate your continued trust in Hitzeman Funeral Home and we hope that you will be able to join us.

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.
-Washington Irving

Disclaimer: Our support group is not intended to provide or replace professional counseling or individual therapy.

General Workshop Topics

DateWorkshop Topic
January 7, 2020Managing Grief in the New Year
February 11, 2020Grief 101: Is This Normal?
March 10, 2020Grief and Guilt
April 14, 2020Grief Resources
May 12, 2020Creative Ways to Manage Grief
June 9, 2020Finding Solace in Art
July 14, 2020Remembering Loved Ones Through Food
August 11, 2020The Ways We Mourn
September 8, 2020Mindfulness and Grief
October 13, 2020Coping with Grief During the Holidays
November 10, 2020Game Night
December 8, 2020No meeting (Holiday Remembrance Event)


Doreen Green

Doreen Green

Doreen has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and business administration. Further, Doreen is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. In addition, she is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Illinois. Doreen also has over 10 years’ experience in social services and 7 years experience in mental healthcare within the non-profit and private sectors. In addition, Doreen has a background in teaching, mentoring, and business management.

Doreen is an experienced clinician and has provided treatment to children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds that have co-occurring diagnoses, substance use disorders, and chronic or acute mental illness. This includes diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. Doreen provides treatment to clients that is integrative and inclusive through the use of individual therapy. Doreen also believes in providing treatment that is culturally sensitive in a manner that meets the needs of her clients. She is also knowledgeable about how biopsychosocial systems interact and its impact on mental health. Further, Doreen collaborates with clients to develop treatment goals that are realistic and meaningful as to foster positive change in life areas that may be contributing to personal distress. Doreen offers a judgment free environment that is supportive, caring, and holistic that promotes healthy well-being and personal growth.

Seeking help for personal challenges can cause strong feelings or confusing thoughts. You do not have to walk through your journey to recovery alone. When you seek treatment with Doreen you will find her to be understanding and someone you can depend on as you work together in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of your well-being.