Joseph Dubowski

I am a solution-focused brief therapist who enjoys helping people overcome the depression and loneliness couples often experience in their relationships. I also have a mission to help those suffering the pain of loss from the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship due to break-up or divorce, or any of the many life changes that result in the tangle of emotions we term ‘grief.’
I am also the author of Cartwheels in the Rain: Finding Faith in the Wake of the Unthinkable, as well as articles on grief, life transitions, and faith.
My interest in helping people in these areas stems not from intellectual curiosity alone. I have experienced the highs and lows that come with over three decades of marriage, as well as the loss of our daughter.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the western suburbs of Chicago, working with individuals, couples, and families clinically since 2011. I also have provided education and support to people suffering from a variety of loss events as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist certified by the Grief Recovery Institute.. These losses include not only death and divorce, but also job loss, pet loss, estrangement, infertility and infidelity. I also have helped people overcome problems manifesting in depression, anxiety, attention deficit, panic attacks, PTSD, anger, procrastination and spiritual issues.
In my personal life, I am a devoted husband, father, grandfather and follower of Christ. I am an avid reader, and love to take walks and hike, drink iced coffee, go on bicycle rides with my wife, and travel. 

Grief Recovery Method® Programs

Based on the Grief Recovery Method®, these programs are geared toward relieving the pain of loss, enabling you to engage more fully in life after a death, divorce, or other losses. Choose from group or individual programs to best fit your needs.

Couples & Family Therapy

Arguing never leads to the harmony we desire in our most intimate relationships. My solution-focused approach leads couples to rediscover the means to connect that they had at the start.

Individual Talk Therapy

Using a solution-focused approach to therapy, I help clients 18 and older create a more hopeful and resilient future using what is available in their lives, both from their past and their present.