Grief Support Groups in Connecticut

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Bereavement Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Specifically and only for parents who have lost children to substance overdose. This group provides a safe space for parents who are not only dealing with the death of their child, but are also experiencing the stigma and alienation that ..."
(203) 794-7068
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Group meets in:
Wallingford, CT 06492
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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The Dagle Foundation and Brian's Healing Hearts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
""Anchored in hope and empowered to support, is dedicated to the healing of grieving adults as well as community education on suicide prevention and awareness." "
(860) 850-2976
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Group meets in:
Niantic, CT 06357
Not accepting new clients
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Understanding your Grief Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BSc, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
"Finding Hope & Healing Your Heart- Meeting Virtually, We explore the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. "
(940) 289-6658
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Group meets in:
Farmington, CT 06032
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Pet Loss Grief Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Our pets are our hearts and an indelible part of the fabric of our lives. When they leave us, the hole is nearly unbearable. Yet, the loss of a pet is a marginalized and under examined loss . We may hear ..."
(860) 661-4522
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Group meets in:
Avon, CT 06001
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Grief Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, EMDR, Consult
Verified
Verified
"I specialize in grief therapy and grief support with the teachings of grief psychoeducation. "
(860) 499-3665
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Group meets in:
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Grief Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
(203) 496-4997
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Group meets in:
Westport, CT 06880
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General Bereavement Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
"The death of someone we love can turn our world upside down. In a calm and caring setting, I lead group psychotherapy and teach Mindfulness skills to help you cope with the five stages of grief . Join us and gain ..."
(203) 904-2815
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Group meets in:
Westport, CT 06880
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GriefShare Bereavement Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
"GriefShare is a faith-based bereavement support program. Cycles are 13 weeks long. We run three full cycles each year. DVD-based, participants have a time to exchange thoughts and discuss material covered in that week's DVD. A journaling book offers space ..."
(860) 499-3528
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
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loss of a significant other.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
" Grief issues will be discussed to untangle specific personal issues relating to each individual. Could be family group specific or unrelated individuals needing support. Dr. Brownlow worked at the Center for Preventive Psychiatry in NYC specializing in loss and Grief ..."
(203) 701-8131
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Group meets in:
North Haven, CT 06473
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Women's Trauma Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
(203) 496-4997
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Group meets in:
Westport, CT 06880
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Overcoming the Loss of a Pet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"A beloved pet's passing is often underestimated in our society. But for those of us who have experienced it, the passing of a pet can be every bit as traumatic as the loss of a person in our lives. This ..."
(720) 653-3003
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Group meets in:
Darien, CT 06820
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Coping with Grief & Loss- Online
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"***SPOTS AVAILABLE*** An online support group for adults 18+ who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Topics Covered: processing the feelings of grief , finding the new normal, learning to cope, getting through firsts. **For more information about ..."
(203) 806-7791
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Group meets in:
Cheshire, CT 06410
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Iris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Iris is an overnight retreat offered on the Sunday and Monday before Thanksgiving each year. It is held at Enders Island off the coast of Mystic CT. It allows for grieving women to come together and to take the time ..."
(860) 348-5964
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Group meets in:
Watertown, CT 06795
Waitlist for new clients
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Wisdom of Grief: Bereavement for Loss of Spouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Leslie Hunt Palumbo, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
"The loss of an intimate partner is distinct: some people have described it as "like losing a limb". This highly supportive 6 week group focuses on one aspect of grief each meeting. It introduces mindfulness practices for relieving the suffering ..."
(203) 896-8844
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
Waitlist for new clients
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Coping with Grief & Loss - In Person
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"An in-person support group for adults 18+ who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Topics Covered: processing the feelings of grief , finding the new normal, learning to cope, getting through firsts. **For more information about this group, ..."
(203) 806-7791
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Group meets in:
Cheshire, CT 06410
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Grief Recovery Life Discovery Program
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGRS
Verified
Verified
""Educational, Experiential, and Enlightening" is how I would describe this program of personal growth that I incorporate into my own life. Reservations are required for this 8 week results-oriented, forward-movement based program during which You will learn a wealth of ..."
(860) 926-0121
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Group meets in:
Unionville, CT 06085
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Young Widows/Widowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for young widows/widowers who have experienced the loss of a spouse at a younger then expected age. It is a safe, caring environment that is here to help you on the journey to healing. Group leaders have ..."
(860) 791-4210
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Group meets in:
Westbrook, CT 06498
Professional/peer group re: trauma treatment
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This is a peer group for professional who are interested in or currently active in conducting trauma treatment. The focus is to meet and discuss individual cases so that the therapist can receive support and new perspectives on their cases. "
(860) 385-8807
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Group meets in:
Norwich, CT 06360
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Pole for Prevention EVENT 9/10
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Saturday, September 10th, 10am-4pm. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Bend, Don't Snap Wellness is hosting a fundraiser, Pole for Prevention, approved by the American Association for Suicide Prevention. Join us in gaining awareness and support for those who ..."
(475) 250-1758
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Group meets in:
Monroe, CT 06468
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St Theresa's Bereavement Support Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCA, MACMH, MA I/O, NCC
Verified
Verified
" BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM - Grieving the death of a loved one is a challenging journey. Our support group will assist you in maneuvering through your grief & loss . Next session begins September 17th, 2022. "
(203) 945-0549
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Group meets in:
Trumbull, CT 06611

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Grief Support Groups
Grief and Bereavement 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.



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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.