Grief River

Resources for negotiating

the troubled waters of life

Your Grief River Guide

Grief River, LLC

P.O. Box 409427 Chicago, Illinois 60640

Dr. Thom Dennis is the creator of the Grief River model, a metaphorical approach for understanding loss across the lifespan.  For more than 25 years he has helped individuals and families come to terms with the death of loved ones.


Currently, he works as a hospice grief counselor, comforting the bereaved from diverse spiritual, religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.  He also maintains a private counseling practice in Chicago, Illinois. 

An engaging public speaker, he enjoys presenting on the topics of love, loss, 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. 

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Thom Dennis, DMin, LCPC, CT