Dr. Thom Dennis is the creator of the Grief River model, a metaphorical approach for understanding loss across the lifespan.  For more than 30 years he has helped individuals and families come to terms with the death of loved ones.

Currently, he maintains a private counseling practice, in Galena, Illinois. He is also a trained spiritual director and sponsors weekend individual and group retreats.  

An engaging public speaker, he enjoys presenting on the topics of love, loss, grief, self-care & self-compassion, rituals, and life transitions. 

For more information about the Grief River model, grief counseling, or about speaking to your community or group, please 
contact Thom using the contact form to the right of this page. 

Grief River

Resources for negotiating

the troubled waters of life

Thom Dennis, DMin, LCPC, LMHC, FT

Your Grief River Guide

Grief River, LLC

1 Cayuga Trail, Galena, Illinois 61036

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