Host: Rachel Trabaris, MSW, LSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"Starting on 12/1/21 we are offering a LGBTQ+ Partner Loss Group. This is a 6-week closed, virtual group for adults to join others who identify as LGBTQ+ and who have experienced the death of their spouse or partner. Facilitated by ..."
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"Starting on 12/1/21 we are offering a LGBTQ+ Partner Loss Group. This is a 6-week closed, virtual group for adults to join others who identify as LGBTQ+ and who have experienced the death of their spouse or partner. Facilitated by ..."
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Host: Nancy Curotto, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"Dr. Curotto leads a community-based virtual support group where you can share your experience with other pet parents. To RSVP, please contact Deborah Liebow, PAWS Chicago Adoption Experience Manager at 773-687-4719 or dliebow@pawschicago.org "
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"Dr. Curotto leads a community-based virtual support group where you can share your experience with other pet parents. To RSVP, please contact Deborah Liebow, PAWS Chicago Adoption Experience Manager at 773-687-4719 or dliebow@pawschicago.org "
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Host: Ms. Patrice Nerone, MDiv, MA, LPC, RN, ACHT
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"Healing Tides is a grief support group for adults who have lost a parent or partner in the last 18 months. The group is facilitated by Patrice Nerone, a spiritually integrated psychotherapist. Meetings are held 7-8:30pm the second Wednesday of ..."
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"Healing Tides is a grief support group for adults who have lost a parent or partner in the last 18 months. The group is facilitated by Patrice Nerone, a spiritually integrated psychotherapist. Meetings are held 7-8:30pm the second Wednesday of ..."
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Host: Sheila N Nissim, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"This group is a space to explore what grief is--what it looks and feels like, and the many complicated messages our society sends about how to grieve versus how grief, trauma and loss impacts our brains, bodies and emotions. Members ..."
(773) 219-3711
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"This group is a space to explore what grief is--what it looks and feels like, and the many complicated messages our society sends about how to grieve versus how grief, trauma and loss impacts our brains, bodies and emotions. Members ..."
Host: Rachel Trabaris, MSW, LSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"This is a 6-week closed, virtual group, for LGBTQ+ adults who are seeking support for losses they have experienced. This group will offer education on the grief process, provide a space to process individual members' experiences, and cultivate a community ..."
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"This is a 6-week closed, virtual group, for LGBTQ+ adults who are seeking support for losses they have experienced. This group will offer education on the grief process, provide a space to process individual members' experiences, and cultivate a community ..."
Host: Moira Baker
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
"Grief Support Group will consist of a maximum 10 people and will be semi-structured. The goal is to provide a safe space to be vulnerable and examine ways to explore and process the many causes and aspects of Grief. You ..."
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Chicago, IL 60618
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"Grief Support Group will consist of a maximum 10 people and will be semi-structured. The goal is to provide a safe space to be vulnerable and examine ways to explore and process the many causes and aspects of Grief. You ..."
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Host: Chih-Hsien Lin, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, EMDR, MPA
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"Experiencing grief with others can bring a deeper sense of connection, hope, meaning and acceptance. This 6-week virtual group (starting 10/3/2021) is intended for people who have experienced grief and loss (within a year), and are finding their paths in ..."
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"Experiencing grief with others can bring a deeper sense of connection, hope, meaning and acceptance. This 6-week virtual group (starting 10/3/2021) is intended for people who have experienced grief and loss (within a year), and are finding their paths in ..."
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Host: Dr. Ellen C Bronder, PhD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
"Virtual Interstate Support/Process Group for Mental Health Providers experiencing compassion fatigue, burnout, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions & adjustment. The goal of group is to have a confidential space to be able to process & get support around ..."
(217) 601-8103
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Chicago, IL 60604
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"Virtual Interstate Support/Process Group for Mental Health Providers experiencing compassion fatigue, burnout, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions & adjustment. The goal of group is to have a confidential space to be able to process & get support around ..."
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Host: Dr. Baheia Derweesh, EdD, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"There is no single solution to dealing with loss, each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently. While some people attempt to cope with their grief by themselves and do not want or need outside assistance, many ..."
(312) 516-2313
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Chicago, IL 60602
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"There is no single solution to dealing with loss, each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently. While some people attempt to cope with their grief by themselves and do not want or need outside assistance, many ..."
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Host: Dr. Nadia Hallak, PsyD, LPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60659
"Each therapist at Chicago Psych Therapy Group cares about the well-being of our clients. We do not believe in cookie-cutter therapy or push our clients to follow our goals. We believe in therapy that is led by the client and ..."
(872) 246-7217
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Chicago, IL 60659
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"Each therapist at Chicago Psych Therapy Group cares about the well-being of our clients. We do not believe in cookie-cutter therapy or push our clients to follow our goals. We believe in therapy that is led by the client and ..."
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Host: Mr. Jason T Best, LCSW, 2711222
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60622
"“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Vicki Harrison This ongoing psychoeducational group for adults who have ..."
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Chicago, IL 60622
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"“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Vicki Harrison This ongoing psychoeducational group for adults who have ..."
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Host: Mrs. Crystal Clair, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"This group will begin in October and run through the end of November. Our goals is to help each other process feelings of grief and loss as the holidays approach. We hope that as a group we will be able ..."
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Chicago, IL 60614
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"This group will begin in October and run through the end of November. Our goals is to help each other process feelings of grief and loss as the holidays approach. We hope that as a group we will be able ..."
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Host: Anikó Blake, LMFT
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"This group provides a safe, non- judgmental space for women/trans/gender nonconforming individuals to process their abortion stories. It will also offer an opportunity to connect with other people who have had similar experiences. Whether you have thought about it for ..."
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"This group provides a safe, non- judgmental space for women/trans/gender nonconforming individuals to process their abortion stories. It will also offer an opportunity to connect with other people who have had similar experiences. Whether you have thought about it for ..."
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Host: Intake Coordinator
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60642
"In a culture where it can be difficult to talk about loss, this grief support group offers a space where you can talk freely and without judgment. During the weekly group sessions, you will also be able to find companionship ..."
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Chicago, IL 60642
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"In a culture where it can be difficult to talk about loss, this grief support group offers a space where you can talk freely and without judgment. During the weekly group sessions, you will also be able to find companionship ..."
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Host: Dr. C Dion Bush, PsyD, MA
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60615
"This group is offered to men who have been sexually abused. The aim of this group is to help men recover, cope, and discover helpful ways of managing this uncomfortable personal history in a supportive group environment. We meet one ..."
(773) 250-6095
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"This group is offered to men who have been sexually abused. The aim of this group is to help men recover, cope, and discover helpful ways of managing this uncomfortable personal history in a supportive group environment. We meet one ..."

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 Chicago grief support group, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Chicago.

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