Grief Support Groups in Orange County, CA

I am an avid animal lover and understand the tremendous sorrow we experience when losing that special member of our family. As a certified pet bereavement counselor, I will help you through your loss, while at the same time honoring ...
Hosted by Elizabeth Frances Armstrong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Costa Mesa, CA 92626
I am an avid animal lover and understand the tremendous sorrow we experience when losing that special member of our family. As a certified pet bereavement counselor, I will help you through your loss, while at the same time honoring ...
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Are you touched by adoption or foster care? Are you hoping to expand your family? Have you created your family through third-party reproduction? Do you wonder how to tell your child sensitive pieces of her story? Want to share in ...
Hosted by Patti Huber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seal Beach, CA 90740
Are you touched by adoption or foster care? Are you hoping to expand your family? Have you created your family through third-party reproduction? Do you wonder how to tell your child sensitive pieces of her story? Want to share in ...
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Contact me for additional questions: The goal of this support group is to show up, give and receive support from others that are experiencing loss, particularly from a death, while also learning tools on how to best walk through the ...
Hosted by Signe Schiavo MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact me for additional questions: The goal of this support group is to show up, give and receive support from others that are experiencing loss, particularly from a death, while also learning tools on how to best walk through the ...
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Participants in this group have suffered betrayal. The group's goal is to provide support for women who feel isolated and overwhelmed with guilt, blame and hopelessness. Betrayal Trauma (BT) is defined as trauma perpetrated by close significant others, such as ...
Hosted by Kathryn Holguin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Placentia, CA 92870
Participants in this group have suffered betrayal. The group's goal is to provide support for women who feel isolated and overwhelmed with guilt, blame and hopelessness. Betrayal Trauma (BT) is defined as trauma perpetrated by close significant others, such as ...
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Support and tools for any woman experiencing life changes and challenges, including relationship loss. To attend group call 714-357-4724.
Hosted by Andrea Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Orange, CA 92868
Support and tools for any woman experiencing life changes and challenges, including relationship loss. To attend group call 714-357-4724.
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This group provides ongoing support to families suffering the trauma of miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, including losses occurring from difficult choices. This group provides compassion and support to families who, after pregnancy loss, are ready to explore becoming pregnant ...
Hosted by Laura Navarro Pickens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92658
This group provides ongoing support to families suffering the trauma of miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, including losses occurring from difficult choices. This group provides compassion and support to families who, after pregnancy loss, are ready to explore becoming pregnant ...
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An action based group providing a safe place to complete unresolved emotional pain related to loss.
Hosted by Jacqueline D Bredehoft
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
An action based group providing a safe place to complete unresolved emotional pain related to loss.
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This is a Women's Trauma Support Group. The focus is on attachment and inner child work utilizing EMDR, expressive arts, and mindfulness techniques. This is a support group and runs for 8-10 weeks and ongoing with the opportunity to repeat ...
Hosted by Denise Mechelle Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Tustin, CA 92780
This is a Women's Trauma Support Group. The focus is on attachment and inner child work utilizing EMDR, expressive arts, and mindfulness techniques. This is a support group and runs for 8-10 weeks and ongoing with the opportunity to repeat ...
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When it's not the finish line you envisioned. Covid-19 has disrupted, wrecked, and stolen the achievements, milestones, and joy that you have worked so hard for. This group is about understanding what was taken, reclaiming your value, and recognizing your ...
Hosted by George Anthony Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Placentia, CA 92870
When it's not the finish line you envisioned. Covid-19 has disrupted, wrecked, and stolen the achievements, milestones, and joy that you have worked so hard for. This group is about understanding what was taken, reclaiming your value, and recognizing your ...
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People say you have to let go and move on with your life, but nobody tells you HOW to move beyond crushing feelings of grief and loss. Loss of a child, relationship, health, career, faith, trust, safety or family pet ...
Hosted by Kathryn Holguin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Placentia, CA 92870
People say you have to let go and move on with your life, but nobody tells you HOW to move beyond crushing feelings of grief and loss. Loss of a child, relationship, health, career, faith, trust, safety or family pet ...
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Live, online, confidential and HIPAA-compliant classes. 1. ANGER MANAGEMENT classes for Adults. Enrollment $75. Classes: $30. 10-chapter curriculum. Tue 12pm-1:00pm, Wed 4pm-5pm. Learn new coping skills, improve your professional and personal relationships. Educational and positive. Classes meet all Court requirements. ...
Hosted by Andrea Keith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Irvine, CA 92612
Live, online, confidential and HIPAA-compliant classes. 1. ANGER MANAGEMENT classes for Adults. Enrollment $75. Classes: $30. 10-chapter curriculum. Tue 12pm-1:00pm, Wed 4pm-5pm. Learn new coping skills, improve your professional and personal relationships. Educational and positive. Classes meet all Court requirements. ...
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Have you lost a baby during pregnancy or infancy AND are pregnant now? Are you having trouble enjoying this pregnancy because of your fear and anxiety? This group can help. Topics include: Dealing with anxiety and panic; connecting with this ...
Hosted by Laura Navarro Pickens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92663
Have you lost a baby during pregnancy or infancy AND are pregnant now? Are you having trouble enjoying this pregnancy because of your fear and anxiety? This group can help. Topics include: Dealing with anxiety and panic; connecting with this ...
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PET LOSS Support Group provides emotional connection and understanding when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Founded in 2004. We typically meet the first Saturday of each month 12:30-1:30pm. Second monthly Saturday meeting offered. Your RSVP is required to ...
Hosted by Andrea Keith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Irvine, CA 92612
PET LOSS Support Group provides emotional connection and understanding when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Founded in 2004. We typically meet the first Saturday of each month 12:30-1:30pm. Second monthly Saturday meeting offered. Your RSVP is required to ...
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A safe space for parents to process their emotions and receive support. it It is normal to feel guilt and recriminations for your loved ones struggles with addiction, however, this is seldom the truth. The emotional abuse, manipulation and gaslighting ...
Hosted by Gabriela Pulido
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Irvine, CA 92612
A safe space for parents to process their emotions and receive support. it It is normal to feel guilt and recriminations for your loved ones struggles with addiction, however, this is seldom the truth. The emotional abuse, manipulation and gaslighting ...
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HELPING TEENS NAVIGATE CHANGE, UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS, AND HEAL FROM LOSS THROUGH THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS AND VALIDATION FROM PEERS. THIS IS AN OPEN GROUP WITH NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
Hosted by Village Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
HELPING TEENS NAVIGATE CHANGE, UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS, AND HEAL FROM LOSS THROUGH THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS AND VALIDATION FROM PEERS. THIS IS AN OPEN GROUP WITH NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
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The Grief Group will meet Mondays for 6 weeks (Fall/Winter 2023/2024 dates TBD). The outline for sessions generally includes the following: beginning journal prompt, followed by group discussion, tools & strategies for managing grief and stress; art therapy directive geared ...
Hosted by Sydney Hensler
Counselor, MS, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Grief Group will meet Mondays for 6 weeks (Fall/Winter 2023/2024 dates TBD). The outline for sessions generally includes the following: beginning journal prompt, followed by group discussion, tools & strategies for managing grief and stress; art therapy directive geared ...
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Beginning 8/18/22 (in person or virtual) : Contact me to reserve* Associate or seasoned clinicians/Case Managers working in addiction treatment who experience significant burnout. Large caseloads, overwhelming documentation, challenging clients, clients who relapse, and clients who overdose and die. This ...
Hosted by Angelina Gripp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Beginning 8/18/22 (in person or virtual) : Contact me to reserve* Associate or seasoned clinicians/Case Managers working in addiction treatment who experience significant burnout. Large caseloads, overwhelming documentation, challenging clients, clients who relapse, and clients who overdose and die. This ...
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It's important to talk about your loved one, honor your emotions and recognize the various stages of mourning. With loss also comes changes in self-identity and the role a person plays in life. This group is a safe space where ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Huntington Beach, CA 92647
It's important to talk about your loved one, honor your emotions and recognize the various stages of mourning. With loss also comes changes in self-identity and the role a person plays in life. This group is a safe space where ...
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We feel alone in our struggles and we are not. Group therapy via telehealth is a supportive environment that allows us to connect with others who can relate to our struggles. This is a support group that creates safety, where ...
Hosted by Denise Dunn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mission Viejo, CA 92692
We feel alone in our struggles and we are not. Group therapy via telehealth is a supportive environment that allows us to connect with others who can relate to our struggles. This is a support group that creates safety, where ...
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Meeting on Monday mornings since 2010 at Laguna Beach Seniors. Supportive, caring atmosphere to discuss common needs we experience throughout the aging process.
Hosted by Kathleen 'Kay' Wenger
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Meeting on Monday mornings since 2010 at Laguna Beach Seniors. Supportive, caring atmosphere to discuss common needs we experience throughout the aging process.
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Grief Support Groups

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.