Grief Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Free Online Grief Support Group
Pastoral Counselor, MA, MDiv
"Grieving a major loss ? Don't do it alone. Grief is a normal and healthy response to the death of a loved one When grief becomes complicated, several methods exist to help individuals cope with their loss . In our Christian grief ..."
(312) 564-5470
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60637
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Navigating Your Fertility Journey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
"Going through fertility treatment can feel isolating, overwhelming and scary. Being able to talk to other people who are also on the journey can provide comfort, hope and community. In this group we strive to create that community to help ..."
(630) 394-8367
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
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Online Trauma Healing Groups
PhD, MS
"Our groups are designed to provide you with a safe space to share, process, and begin to mend the heart wounds from your past. Through the study of scripture, interactive activities, and healing rituals, participants walk away from this experience ..."
(773) 923-1303
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60637
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Grief & Loss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
"Sage Therapy Chicago is happy to announce a therapy group for adults experiencing grief . Our aim is to provide a supportive space for participants to grieve openly and to encourage emotional healing by sharing similar experiences. Resources concerning self-care and ..."
(773) 747-3464
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
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PAWS Chicago Pet Loss Support Group HEAL
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Dr. Curotto leads a FREE community-based virtual support group where you can share your experience with other pet parents. To RSVP, please contact Thomas Gentleman at PAWS-Chicago Assistant Director of Adoptions at 773-935-7297 or tgentleman@pawschicago.or g "
(312) 229-0656
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
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Process Group Focus on Grief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This group is a space to explore what grief is and how it impacts us each in our own individual lives. Members will witness each other's experiences and stories and share their own thoughts and feelings on the themes of ..."
(773) 219-3711
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
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Online Trauma Healing Support Group
Pastoral Counselor, MA, MDiv
"Our groups are designed to provide you with a safe space to share, process, and begin to mend the heart wounds from your past. Through the study of scripture, interactive activities, and healing rituals, participants walk away from this experience ..."
(312) 564-5470
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60637
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Grief Support Group
" 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 ..."
(773) 340-9926
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
Waitlist for new clients
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Our Stories: Post-Abortion Support and Processing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group provides a safe, non- judgmental space for women/trans/gender expansive 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 ..."
(773) 295-7047
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Waitlist for new clients
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Grief and Bereavement Support Group
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage Art Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATCS, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"[RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS] Art therapy is open to those who do not identify as artists or creatives. Art therapists believe that there is "no wrong art". If you can hold a pen, you can come. This virtual group uses weekly ..."
(872) 278-5206
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
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Grief--Preparing for the holidays
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"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 ..."
(872) 713-5402
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (OCT. 25, 2017)
PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60615
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Chicago Psych Therapy Group, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60659
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Grief & Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Sage Therapy Chicago is happy to announce a therapy group for adults experiencing grief due to the loss . Our aim is to provide a supportive space for participants to grieve openly and to encourage emotional healing by sharing similar experiences. ..."
(312) 376-3717
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60647
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Grief and Loss Support Group
Licensed Social Worker, MA, LSW
Verified
Verified
"Group focuses on grief and loss , finding meaning after loss , and the exploration of the loss ' impacts. "
(872) 204-1477
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
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Healing Trauma Processing Group
Treatment Center, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Pinnacle Counseling is recruiting new members for a virtual support group, to process and heal from trauma. Members will have the opportunity to learn about the anatomy of trauma, process their individual trauma responses, and learn to pursue healing through ..."
(312) 262-4904
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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"In your feelings" Group (ages 4-7)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
Verified
Verified
"Our "In your Feelings" group is focused for children who are having difficulty managing their anger, grief , and/or anxiety. Up to 5 children within a group (In person at Logan Square site). Participants and Parents will complete intake and Developmental ..."
(312) 584-3498
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618

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Navigating Your Fertility Journey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
"Going through fertility treatment can feel isolating, overwhelming and scary. Being able to talk to other people who are also on the journey can provide comfort, hope and community. In this group we strive to create that community to help ..."
(630) 394-8367
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
Photo of Carolyn Evans, Pastoral Counselor in Chicago, IL
Free Online Grief Support Group
Pastoral Counselor, MA, MDiv
"Grieving a major loss ? Don't do it alone. Grief is a normal and healthy response to the death of a loved one When grief becomes complicated, several methods exist to help individuals cope with their loss . In our Christian grief ..."
(312) 564-5470
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60637

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?
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.