Consolation that comes from someone who cares.

    Professional Affiliations


  • Fellow in Thanatology, Death, Dying, and Bereavement

         Association of Death Education and Counseling 

  • Graduate Certificate, Spiritual Direction,

         Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000

  • Memberships in Professional Organizations
  • American Counseling Association
    • Illinois Menta Helath Counselors Association 
    • Illinois Counselors Association
    • Association of Death Education and Counseling
    • Spiritual Directors International
    • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

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800 Spring Street, Suite 103

Galena, Illinois 61036

Head Heart Hope


Dr. Thom Dennis, D.Min., LCPC, LMHC,  FT

Licensed to Practice in Illinois and Iowa 

Illinois - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

(LCPC) # 180.006879

Iowa - Licensed Mental Health Counselor 

(LMHC) # 117614 


Doctor of Ministry, Chicago Theological Seminary,

Chicago, Illinois, 2014 
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University,

Chicago, Illinois, 2005
Master of Divinity, University of St. Mary of the Lake,

Mundelein, Illinois, 1992  

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Illinois State University,

Normal, Illinois, 1987

Email: griefriverguide@gmail.com

Phone (773) 454-9176

​Office Location: 

800 Spring Street, Suite 101

Galena, IL 61036

(Currently, I am available to meet 

in-person and on-line.)

Evening and Weekend Hours Available

My schedule is open to new clients