4-Part Series: Return to Joy
Chicago Grief Support Group
My name is Sheri Khan, and I offer Hope, Support, and Guidance on your journey. As a soon-to-be official LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor – paperwork pending), I provide Chicago based Counseling while practicing under required supervision. Currently open on Sundays for counseling in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, I work with clients who are experiencing Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Life Changes, and/or Relationship challenges and changes including Divorce. In addition to Sundays, I now see clients on Wednesday evenings in the Loop and on Saturdays in Skokie. Reach out if you desire Wednesday or Saturday appointments.
After the tragic loss of my beautiful 9 year old daughter, Sofia, my life’s calling - my soul's contract - is to now help you realize & believe that you're going to be OK - just like someone told me shortly after my world turned upside down. I returned to school and earned my Masters in Education, Clinical Mental Health (MEd), and I now do this work in honor of Sofia’s generous, joyful and kind spirit. Read more about Sofia!
All of my work is grounded in the “radical” idea that we get to choose our responses
to whatever comes our way. Even when the circumstances are shattering.
There’s no denying that sometimes those whatevers are nothing short of shattering and life-altering events with the drop-us-to-our-knees kind of heart pain. Our opportunities for healing increase immeasurably when we recognize that our responses can be made with intention. When we intentionally choose to heal, when we intentionally decide that we are going to be OK, we are already well down the road to recovery and the return to joy!
Loss, tragedy and unexpected change are part of our human experience that no one truly escapes. And those who have found their way back to lives truly worth living have made intentional choices to get there!
So, the question becomes What choices are you making?
… And are those choices leading you to a return to joy?
Dear one, may you reach toward healing. May you be safe, may you be healthy, May you be happy, and May you live with ease!