Grief Support Groups in Silver Spring, MD

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Grief and Loss Support Group
Verified
Verified
" Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief . Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ..."
(301) 701-2481
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Grief and Loss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
" Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief . Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ..."
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Men's perinatal/infant loss group - virtual
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"This is a 6 session weekly group beginning April 17th 2023. When: 830pm EST Cost: Sliding scale $180-$360 for 6 sessions, if cost is an issue please email me. Group size: no more than 6 people "
(410) 216-0747
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Photo of Mindology Counseling and Wellness Center in Silver Spring, MD
Grief and Loss Support Group
Verified
Verified
" Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief . Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ..."
(301) 701-2481
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Waitlist for new clients
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Grief and Loss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
" Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief . Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ..."
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Waitlist for new clients
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Aging and Wellness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"The Aging and Wellness Group is an ongoing co-ed therapy group specifically for older adults who are adjusting to life transitions in the phase of life following retirement. Themes include identity issues, meaning & purpose, changes in social network and ..."
(240) 453-4348
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
Not accepting new clients
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Support After TFMR
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"The difficult, heartbreaking decision to end a wanted pregnancy for a medical reason often results in feelings that are not addressed by other loss support groups. This group will help decrease isolation by addressing feelings such as grief , guilt, and ..."
(301) 640-5471
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
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Grief and Loss Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"This is a 6 session group. Sessions repeat throughout the year. Individuals coping with grief and loss are able to share their stories, remember loved ones or gain support for significant losses while safely expressing emotions, identifying symptoms of grief ..."
(240) 428-2646
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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It Takes Time to Heal (Grief & Trauma Coaching)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified
Verified
"This 1 hour virtual group is designed for men and women who have or continue to experience trauma or grieve associated with loss ( death , divorce, etc.). In this group, Dr. Buckingham collaborates with members and encourages an exploratory and learning ..."
(240) 917-2023
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Group meets in:
Laurel, MD 20707
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Men's perinatal/infant loss group - virtual
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"This is a 6 session weekly group beginning April 17th 2023. When: 830pm EST Cost: Sliding scale $180-$360 for 6 sessions, if cost is an issue please email me. Group size: no more than 6 people "
(410) 216-0747
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Waitlist for new clients
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Group for Women 50 Years & Older
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"As we age, we gain wisdom. We also encounter many crossroads, which at times are a challenge to navigate. It is for this reason that I am beginning a group for women 50 years and older. The focus of this ..."
(301) 605-9171
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Reproductive Health Groups
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Mondays from 12-1pm Reproductive Health Group. Group offerings include: Pregnancy/Parenting after Loss ; General Infertility; Recurrent Miscarriage; and Fertility after 40. Please check the practice website for specific dates. All groups are virtual and supportive in nature. "
(301) 246-0980
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Virtual Women’s Empty Nesters Group Ages 40-60
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"This group will meet virtually on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00pm via Zoom. This ongoing therapy group is for women who are struggling with the transition of becoming (or on the cusp of becoming) empty nesters. The group will explore themes such ..."
(301) 478-8752
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Aging and Wellness Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"The Aging and Wellness Group is an ongoing co-ed therapy group specifically for older adults who are adjusting to life transitions in the phase of life following retirement. Themes include identity issues, meaning & purpose, changes in social network and ..."
(301) 701-5494
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Aging and Wellness Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"The Aging and Wellness Group is an ongoing co-ed therapy group specifically for older adults who are adjusting to life transitions in the phase of life following retirement. Themes include identity issues, meaning & purpose, changes in social network and ..."
(301) 321-7537
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Group for Women 50 Years & Older
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"As we age, we gain wisdom. We also encounter many crossroads, which at times are a challenge to navigate. It is for this reason that I am beginning a group for women 50 years and older. The focus of this ..."
(301) 605-9171
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Aging and Wellness Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"The Aging and Wellness Group is an ongoing co-ed therapy group specifically for older adults who are adjusting to life transitions in the phase of life following retirement. Themes include identity issues, meaning & purpose, changes in social network and ..."
(240) 453-4680
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Healing Your Father Hunger - June 15, 2013
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MHt
Verified
Verified
"When the fathering you received was damaging - either because of his absence, abuse, shaming or emotional unavailability. This workshop will help you release unresolved longings, sadness and anger toward your father. You will begin to let go of the ..."
(301) 852-5510
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Group meets in:
Lanham, MD 20706

Grief Support Groups

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.




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