Grief Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Sheila N Nissim, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Process Group Focus on Grief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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PAWS Chicago Pet Loss Support Group HEAL
Psychologist, PsyD
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
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Parental Grief & Loss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
"Sage Therapy Chicago is happy to announce a therapy group for adults experiencing grief due to the loss of a parent. Our aim is to provide a supportive space for participants to grieve openly and to encourage emotional healing by ..."
(773) 747-3464 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
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LGBTQ+ Grief & Loss
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
"This is a 8-week closed, virtual group, for LGBTQ+ adults who are seeking support for losses they have experienced the death of their spouse, partner, family member, or loved one. Sessions will be held weekly from April 6 - May ..."
(773) 609-2069 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
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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
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Art and Movement Therapy for Grief and Loss
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, EMDR, MPA
Verified
"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 ..."
(224) 601-5054 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Waitlist for new clients
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Healing Tides
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MAPC, LPC, ACHT
Verified
"Healing Tides is a grief support group for adults who have lost a parent or partner in the last 18 months. Meetings are held 7-8:15 pm on the second Wednesday of every month at St. Clement Parish, 642 W Deming ..."
(872) 231-3157 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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Grief Support Group
Treatment Center
Verified
"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 ..."
(888) 839-9317 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60642
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Chicago Psych Therapy Group, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
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--Preparing for the holidays
Counselor, MA, LCPC
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 ..."
(312) 618-4867 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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Grief and Bereavement Support Group
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
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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Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (OCT. 25, 2017)
PsyD, MA
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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Our Stories: Post-Abortion Support and Processing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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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Parental Grief & Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
"Sage Therapy Chicago is happy to announce a therapy group for adults experiencing grief due to the loss of a parent. Our aim is to provide a supportive space for participants to grieve openly and to encourage emotional healing by ..."
(312) 376-3717 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60647
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Bereavement Group
LPC Intern
Verified
"You can feel lost after the death of someone you loved. If you need help as you mourn your loss , reach out to us. Amber is here to help you learn how to grieve. This group is for Illinois residents ..."
(312) 728-7301 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
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"In your feelings" Group (ages 4-7)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
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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Photo of Sheila N Nissim, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Process Group Focus on Grief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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 
View
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jessica Winkler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Parental Grief & Loss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
"Sage Therapy Chicago is happy to announce a therapy group for adults experiencing grief due to the loss of a parent. Our aim is to provide a supportive space for participants to grieve openly and to encourage emotional healing by ..."
(773) 747-3464 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
Photo of Nancy Curotto, Psy.D. LLC, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
PAWS Chicago Pet Loss Support Group HEAL
Psychologist, PsyD
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
Photo of Rachel Trabaris, Licensed Social Worker in Chicago, IL
LGBTQ+ Grief & Loss
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
"This is a 8-week closed, virtual group, for LGBTQ+ adults who are seeking support for losses they have experienced the death of their spouse, partner, family member, or loved one. Sessions will be held weekly from April 6 - May ..."
(773) 609-2069 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640

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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 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.