Grief Support Groups in Contra Costa County, CA

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Women's Separation / Divorce Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The divorce process can feel intimidating, overwhelming and isolating. Each person experiences the struggles of separation differently. The road to recovery exists, and you don't have to walk it alone. Come get the necessary support and resources to create your ..."
(415) 968-5418 
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Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
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Grief Rituals
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ACSP
Verified
"Many are experiencing multiple losses at this time. I offer a simple yet powerful ritual to help process grief . I can personalize the ritual to fit in with your religious beliefs and I find this helpful for people of all ..."
(925) 291-5873 
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Group meets in:
San Pablo, CA 94806
Photo of Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist in Contra Costa County, CA
Hope Therapy Group - exploration on grief and loss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, CATC, CCTP
Verified
"Hope Therapy Group offers a Christian perspective on the impact and effects of grief and loss on everyday life. Based upon the book “Hope When Your Heart Breaks” by Michael W. Newman, there will be exploration of how the presence ..."
(925) 212-1018 
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Group meets in:
Danville, CA 94526
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Cancer Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"This 1-1/2 hour long support group allows parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer to share their experiences and get support with others confronting similar challenges. Topics include: feelings that come up during all stages of treatment and recovery: ..."
(510) 362-7084 
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Group meets in:
Pinole, CA 94564
Photo of Frances (Mikki) Broughton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Contra Costa County, CA
Who Am I Now
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT
Verified
"this group is for newly separated from significant relationship and strives to deal with the intense feelings of grief and loss and retooling a new identity "
(925) 965-7763 
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Group meets in:
Concord, CA 94518
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Moving Through Grief
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-200
Verified
"Monthly support for those experiencing grief and bereavement . I firmly believe we heal in and through community and sharing our challenges with others who understand is invaluable. "
(925) 568-7420 
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Photo of Frances (Mikki) Broughton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Contra Costa County, CA
straight spouses of gays
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT
Verified
"this group deals with the unique dynamic of straight/gay marriage/partnering "
(925) 965-7763 
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Group meets in:
Concord, CA 94518

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Grief Support Groups
Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one.

If you're looking for a Contra Costa County grief support group, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Contra Costa County.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Contra Costa County Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Contra Costa County is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Contra Costa County are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.