Host: Mrs. Denise Mechelle Owens, AMFT, APCC
Group meets in:
Tustin, CA 92780
"The focus is on attachment and inner child work utilizing EMDR, expressive arts, and mindfulness techniques. This process group runs for 8 weeks with the opportunity to repeat if desired. Group meetings will be at 6 pm on Tuesdays from ..."
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Tustin, CA 92780
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"The focus is on attachment and inner child work utilizing EMDR, expressive arts, and mindfulness techniques. This process group runs for 8 weeks with the opportunity to repeat if desired. Group meetings will be at 6 pm on Tuesdays from ..."
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Host: Mrs. Jacqueline D Bredehoft, MSN, PMHNPBC
Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92660
"An action based group providing a safe place to complete unresolved emotional pain related to loss. "
(657) 237-2258
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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"An action based group providing a safe place to complete unresolved emotional pain related to loss. "
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Host: Prof. Andrea Rubin, MFT
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. "
(714) 786-5520
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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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Host: Melissa Olmedo, APCC, R-DMT
Group meets in:
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
"Dance/Movement Therapy focuses on the mind and body connection to healing. Creative dance and mindful movement will be introduced in addition to group discussion. Attendees have the opportunity to explore and grow their emotional and movement repertoires, expressing grief, trauma, ..."
(562) 203-3307
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Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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"Dance/Movement Therapy focuses on the mind and body connection to healing. Creative dance and mindful movement will be introduced in addition to group discussion. Attendees have the opportunity to explore and grow their emotional and movement repertoires, expressing grief, trauma, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Tracie L Covey Borchard, MA, LMFT , APCC
Group meets in:
San Clemente, CA 92672
"Groups vary on the population; Its my ideal group when we can gather and provide support, confidentiality, and personal growth through hard work and determination. Through the various groups I facilitate, I attempt to engage each client through a psychodynamic ..."
(949) 416-2303
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San Clemente, CA 92672
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"Groups vary on the population; Its my ideal group when we can gather and provide support, confidentiality, and personal growth through hard work and determination. Through the various groups I facilitate, I attempt to engage each client through a psychodynamic ..."
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Host: Dr. Mansur And Associates
Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 393-7860
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Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Photo of Patti Huber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Patti Huber, LCSW, PPS
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 ..."
(657) 233-8374
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
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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 ..."
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Host: Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW, MSW
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 ..."
(562) 250-5097
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Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92658
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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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Barron Harley, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Clemente, CA 92672
"This 8 week group will begin on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. "
(949) 531-7958
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Group meets in:
San Clemente, CA 92672
"This 8 week group will begin on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. "
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Host: Mrs. Barbara Windeknecht, MS, AMFT, APCC
Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92660
"This group is designed for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. I want to begin with stating that I am deeply sorry for your loss, I know that this is not a group that any of ..."
(949) 288-8932
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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"This group is designed for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. I want to begin with stating that I am deeply sorry for your loss, I know that this is not a group that any of ..."
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Host: Mr. George Anthony Garcia, LMFT, PhD
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 ..."
(562) 418-5407
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Placentia, CA 92870
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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 ..."
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Host: Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Armstrong, MA, LMFT
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 ..."
(949) 438-4569
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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"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 ..."
Photo of Laura Navarro Pickens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW, MSW
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 ..."
(562) 250-5097
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Newport Beach, CA 92663
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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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Andrea Keith, LMFT, CEAP
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"PET LOSS Support Group provides emotional connection and understanding when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Typically the first Saturday of each month. 12:30-1:30pm. Call for confirmation 949-650-2442. $25 fee or what one can afford, but no one turned ..."
(949) 531-7298
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Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
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"PET LOSS Support Group provides emotional connection and understanding when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Typically the first Saturday of each month. 12:30-1:30pm. Call for confirmation 949-650-2442. $25 fee or what one can afford, but no one turned ..."
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Host: Prof. Kathleen 'Kay' Wenger, MA, LPCC, LMFT
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. "
(949) 446-1772
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Group meets in:
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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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. "
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Host: Ms. Sydney Hensler, MS, APCC
Group meets in:
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
"This is a grief group for young adults (ages 18-25) who are looking for support and learning tools to cope after losing a loved one. This will be a dynamic group, integrating art therapy, journaling, discussion and group processing. The ..."
(949) 577-8339
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Group meets in:
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
"This is a grief group for young adults (ages 18-25) who are looking for support and learning tools to cope after losing a loved one. This will be a dynamic group, integrating art therapy, journaling, discussion and group processing. The ..."
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Host: Ms. Denise Dunn, MA, LMFT
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 ..."
(949) 201-9351
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Group meets in:
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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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 ..."
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Host: Mrs. Lila Khalili, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Tustin, CA 92780
"10 sessions meeting teo yimes per month on Fridays from 11 am to 12pm. Please contact me at (714) 624*0651 "
(714) 361-9376
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Tustin, CA 92780
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"10 sessions meeting teo yimes per month on Fridays from 11 am to 12pm. Please contact me at (714) 624*0651 "
Photo of Julie J. Wells, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Julie J. Wells, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"Are you longing for a closer, more intimate connection with your partner? Hold Me Tight Retreat is a 14-hour workshop held annually in Lake Arrowhead, C the first weekend of November. For more info, go to www.couplesrelationshipwe ekend.com. "
(949) 531-7072
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Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
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"Are you longing for a closer, more intimate connection with your partner? Hold Me Tight Retreat is a 14-hour workshop held annually in Lake Arrowhead, C the first weekend of November. For more info, go to www.couplesrelationshipwe ekend.com. "
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Host: Deb Watt, MFT, MACP, APCC
Group meets in:
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
"The goal of art therapy is to honor the creative process within. By exploring self-expression and honesty without censor or judgment, we discover new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. We experience the work of our ..."
(714) 515-6529
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Group meets in:
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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"The goal of art therapy is to honor the creative process within. By exploring self-expression and honesty without censor or judgment, we discover new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. We experience the work of our ..."

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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 an Orange County grief support group, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Orange County.

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