Grief Support Groups in San Francisco, CA

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Revolving Grief Groups, email to inquire
Grief groups are offered at various time of the year, for all types of loss. I am starting 8-Week Grief Groups, which consist of eight weekly sessions exploring any type of loss, including traumatic loss, no matter how long ago. ...
Photo of Nate Hinerman, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Nate Hinerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Grief groups are offered at various time of the year, for all types of loss. I am starting 8-Week Grief Groups, which consist of eight weekly sessions exploring any type of loss, including traumatic loss, no matter how long ago. ...
(628) 215-8084 View (628) 215-8084
Grief Medicine: Tending to Grief in Community
Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ...
Photo of Amy Hyun Swart, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Amy Hyun Swart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RYT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ...
(650) 295-0420 View (650) 295-0420
Grief Recovery : Currently Recruiting
While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss but most of the information we have learned ...
Photo of Tara Cronin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Tara Cronin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, ATR-BC, PATP
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94110
While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss but most of the information we have learned ...
(415) 691-7807 View (415) 691-7807
(On Hiatus) Post Abortion Therapy Group for Women
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
Photo of Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
(415) 326-7726 View (415) 326-7726
Fertility Resilience Group: Primary Paths
“Fertility Resilience: Primary Paths” is a structured therapeutic support group for women without living children who are trying to conceive and struggling with the social and psychological impact of infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. This group provides a safe space ...
Photo of Bloom Therapy, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Bloom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
“Fertility Resilience: Primary Paths” is a structured therapeutic support group for women without living children who are trying to conceive and struggling with the social and psychological impact of infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. This group provides a safe space ...
(415) 598-9316 View (415) 598-9316
Canyon Mournings Group Grief Therapy
Trusting others to witness you in your grief can be incredibly supportive and healing. The process of letting go is sacred and multilayered. Give yourself the gift of space to feel, tell your story, and grieve with others who are ...
Photo of Erica Edwards Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Erica Edwards Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94131
Trusting others to witness you in your grief can be incredibly supportive and healing. The process of letting go is sacred and multilayered. Give yourself the gift of space to feel, tell your story, and grieve with others who are ...
(415) 942-5784 View (415) 942-5784
Divorce & Breakup Support Group for Women - Online
Ready to heal and begin to move on? Get Support for Every Stage of Transition: Breakup, Separation, Divorce, Considering Leaving, Newly Dating * Talk about this difficult process with women in similar situations * Form friendships with a community of ...
Photo of Jodie Stein, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Jodie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
Ready to heal and begin to move on? Get Support for Every Stage of Transition: Breakup, Separation, Divorce, Considering Leaving, Newly Dating * Talk about this difficult process with women in similar situations * Form friendships with a community of ...
(415) 692-6701 View (415) 692-6701
Donor Family Matters Group
“Donor Family Matters” is a support group designed to empower women considering or undergoing donor conception (egg, sperm, embryo donation) after infertility to build their family. This group provides a supportive venue for women to explore thoughts and feelings related ...
Photo of Bloom Therapy, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Bloom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
“Donor Family Matters” is a support group designed to empower women considering or undergoing donor conception (egg, sperm, embryo donation) after infertility to build their family. This group provides a supportive venue for women to explore thoughts and feelings related ...
(415) 598-9316 View (415) 598-9316
Fertility Resilience Group: Secondary Paths
“Fertility Resilience: Secondary Paths” is a structured therapeutic support group for women who already have a child/ren and are struggling to conceive or carry a new pregnancy to term. We focus on building community and emotional resilience with skills to ...
Photo of Bloom Therapy, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Bloom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
“Fertility Resilience: Secondary Paths” is a structured therapeutic support group for women who already have a child/ren and are struggling to conceive or carry a new pregnancy to term. We focus on building community and emotional resilience with skills to ...
(415) 598-9316 View (415) 598-9316
End of Life Therapy Support Group- Remote
Are you or a loved one facing the challenges of cancer and seeking a supportive community to share experiences and emotions? Join our End of Life Cancer Support Group, a compassionate space where individuals can process the realities of illness ...
Photo of Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
Are you or a loved one facing the challenges of cancer and seeking a supportive community to share experiences and emotions? Join our End of Life Cancer Support Group, a compassionate space where individuals can process the realities of illness ...
(415) 319-6218 View (415) 319-6218
Grief Support Group
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 ...
Photo of Cathy Trenary, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
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 ...
(415) 870-3417 View (415) 870-3417
Effective Listening: Connect + Heal = Thrive
GROUP BEGINS JUNE 14TH: Over the course of the 10-week ONLINE group, we will address the emotional blocks that are holding you back in life - the group is directed toward each person’s unique need. What begins as 6 strangers ...
Photo of Ilya Parizhsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Ilya Parizhsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
GROUP BEGINS JUNE 14TH: Over the course of the 10-week ONLINE group, we will address the emotional blocks that are holding you back in life - the group is directed toward each person’s unique need. What begins as 6 strangers ...
(510) 876-4835 View (510) 876-4835
Letting Go of Grief
Together with a yoga teacher, I am co-facilitating a grief support group at no charge for people from around the world to learn to practice psychological and spiritual tools to move through grief. For more information about The Global Village, ...
Photo of Yael Melamed, A Marriage Family Therapy Corp., Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Yael Melamed, A Marriage Family Therapy Corp.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
Together with a yoga teacher, I am co-facilitating a grief support group at no charge for people from around the world to learn to practice psychological and spiritual tools to move through grief. For more information about The Global Village, ...
(415) 463-4605 View (415) 463-4605

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Revolving Grief Groups, email to inquire
Grief groups are offered at various time of the year, for all types of loss. I am starting 8-Week Grief Groups, which consist of eight weekly sessions exploring any type of loss, including traumatic loss, no matter how long ago. ...
Photo of Nate Hinerman, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Nate Hinerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Grief groups are offered at various time of the year, for all types of loss. I am starting 8-Week Grief Groups, which consist of eight weekly sessions exploring any type of loss, including traumatic loss, no matter how long ago. ...
(628) 215-8084 View (628) 215-8084
Grief Medicine: Tending to Grief in Community
Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ...
Photo of Amy Hyun Swart, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Amy Hyun Swart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RYT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ...
(650) 295-0420 View (650) 295-0420
Grief Recovery : Currently Recruiting
While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss but most of the information we have learned ...
Photo of Tara Cronin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Tara Cronin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, ATR-BC, PATP
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94110
While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss but most of the information we have learned ...
(415) 691-7807 View (415) 691-7807
(On Hiatus) Post Abortion Therapy Group for Women
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
Photo of Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
(415) 326-7726 View (415) 326-7726
Fertility Resilience Group: Primary Paths
“Fertility Resilience: Primary Paths” is a structured therapeutic support group for women without living children who are trying to conceive and struggling with the social and psychological impact of infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. This group provides a safe space ...
Photo of Bloom Therapy, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Bloom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
“Fertility Resilience: Primary Paths” is a structured therapeutic support group for women without living children who are trying to conceive and struggling with the social and psychological impact of infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. This group provides a safe space ...
(415) 598-9316 View (415) 598-9316
Canyon Mournings Group Grief Therapy
Trusting others to witness you in your grief can be incredibly supportive and healing. The process of letting go is sacred and multilayered. Give yourself the gift of space to feel, tell your story, and grieve with others who are ...
Photo of Erica Edwards Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Erica Edwards Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94131
Trusting others to witness you in your grief can be incredibly supportive and healing. The process of letting go is sacred and multilayered. Give yourself the gift of space to feel, tell your story, and grieve with others who are ...
(415) 942-5784 View (415) 942-5784
Divorce & Breakup Support Group for Women - Online
Ready to heal and begin to move on? Get Support for Every Stage of Transition: Breakup, Separation, Divorce, Considering Leaving, Newly Dating * Talk about this difficult process with women in similar situations * Form friendships with a community of ...
Photo of Jodie Stein, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Jodie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
Ready to heal and begin to move on? Get Support for Every Stage of Transition: Breakup, Separation, Divorce, Considering Leaving, Newly Dating * Talk about this difficult process with women in similar situations * Form friendships with a community of ...
(415) 692-6701 View (415) 692-6701

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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.