Grief Support Groups in New York

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Suicide Loss Survivor Psychotherapy Group
The loss of a loved one to suicide, is an unimaginably difficult loss. This group aims to help people connect with others who have gone through a similar loss We will also work to process the guilt, shame, confusion and ...
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Hosted by Noam Schneck
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10027
The loss of a loved one to suicide, is an unimaginably difficult loss. This group aims to help people connect with others who have gone through a similar loss We will also work to process the guilt, shame, confusion and ...
(646) 490-1819 View (646) 490-1819
Perinatal Loss Support Group
This is a 6-week group focused on providing support to individuals struggling with a perinatal loss.
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Hosted by Rochelle (Shelly) Steinwurtzel
Psychologist, MSEd, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
This is a 6-week group focused on providing support to individuals struggling with a perinatal loss.
(646) 490-0300 View (646) 490-0300
Surviving Infertility- mens group or womens group
This group offers a safe place for you to discuss and explore feelings generated by the experience of infertility. The group will help you to improve coping abilities, and work towards resolution of your infertility with others in the same ...
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Hosted by Pauline Walfisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rockville Centre, NY 11570
This group offers a safe place for you to discuss and explore feelings generated by the experience of infertility. The group will help you to improve coping abilities, and work towards resolution of your infertility with others in the same ...
(516) 714-5823 View (516) 714-5823
Bereavement Groups
I facilitate eight week long bereavement groups for adults mourning the loss of parents, siblings, and people under the age of fifty grieving the loss of a partner or spouse.
Hosted by R Benyamin Cirlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10024
I facilitate eight week long bereavement groups for adults mourning the loss of parents, siblings, and people under the age of fifty grieving the loss of a partner or spouse.
(646) 679-7469 View (646) 679-7469
Dr. Samoya Henry
I have a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals, particularly children facing socio-emotional and behavioral challenges. With a strong background in working with diverse populations, my experiences in both NY and developing countries have ...
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Hosted by Tanisha C. Crawford, M.S., L.C.S.W.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
I have a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals, particularly children facing socio-emotional and behavioral challenges. With a strong background in working with diverse populations, my experiences in both NY and developing countries have ...
(631) 430-5310 View (631) 430-5310
Rebuilding Resilience: A Remote Group for Women
Intelligent, creative, conscious women who have struggled with their ability to trust and connect with others come together for a weekly group process. Interpersonal processing and trauma healing with a focus on people who are looking to learn more about ...
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Hosted by Rose Hoffer Gittell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11242
Intelligent, creative, conscious women who have struggled with their ability to trust and connect with others come together for a weekly group process. Interpersonal processing and trauma healing with a focus on people who are looking to learn more about ...
(347) 621-7032 View (347) 621-7032
Ruptures in Intimate Partner Relationships
This group will seek to support female-identifying adults healing from relationship ruptures in romantic or intimate partner relationships. If you have experienced betrayal, infidelity, abandonment, or neglect from a partner in adulthood, this group may be for you. This group ...
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Hosted by Anna Velychko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10003
This group will seek to support female-identifying adults healing from relationship ruptures in romantic or intimate partner relationships. If you have experienced betrayal, infidelity, abandonment, or neglect from a partner in adulthood, this group may be for you. This group ...
(862) 294-4101 View (862) 294-4101
Women in Transition- Separation and Divorce
This is a support group for women considering or already going through separation and divorce or for those still struggling after this life-changing event. This group will be limited to a maximum of six women so that there is ample ...
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Hosted by Debra Jacoby
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10038
This is a support group for women considering or already going through separation and divorce or for those still struggling after this life-changing event. This group will be limited to a maximum of six women so that there is ample ...
(607) 208-7736 View (607) 208-7736
Grief Counseling
This closed group will focus on the cycle of grief and how to manage emotions that accompany it. It is geared toward adolescents who struggle with these emotions and impacts their day to day lives. When a person is grieving, ...
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Hosted by Lisa Marie McClary
Lisa, McClary, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14624
This closed group will focus on the cycle of grief and how to manage emotions that accompany it. It is geared toward adolescents who struggle with these emotions and impacts their day to day lives. When a person is grieving, ...
(585) 326-9872 View (585) 326-9872
Mother Loss/Motherless Daughters Group (PAUSED)
A unique group aimed to unite and support grieving daughters / womxn who lost their mothers before age 20. Focus will be on the complexities of navigating the world after the loss of a mother. In particular, the group will ...
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Hosted by Lea Schupak
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10024
A unique group aimed to unite and support grieving daughters / womxn who lost their mothers before age 20. Focus will be on the complexities of navigating the world after the loss of a mother. In particular, the group will ...
(646) 766-8330 View (646) 766-8330
Grief Processing Group
Grief seems to be a central focus these days with disease, addictions and major life challenges on the rise. Come meet with those who can relate to what you're going through. Grief is often so isolating and connection to others ...
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Hosted by Sacred Space: An Integrative Wellness Community
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Babylon, NY 11702
Grief seems to be a central focus these days with disease, addictions and major life challenges on the rise. Come meet with those who can relate to what you're going through. Grief is often so isolating and connection to others ...
(631) 526-7332 View (631) 526-7332
NO Grief Groups Offered
I get multiple calls from people looking for various types of grief groups. I am a LMHC that specializes in traumatic loss in private practice and I do not offer support groups.
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Hosted by Bonnie J White
Counselor, MS, Psy, LMHC, EAS-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
I get multiple calls from people looking for various types of grief groups. I am a LMHC that specializes in traumatic loss in private practice and I do not offer support groups.
(585) 735-4785 View (585) 735-4785
Caregiver Support Group
The prolonged grief that comes from watching a loved one battle chronic illness is a unique struggle and often exists without many spaces to talk about it. This group is meant to hold that space and provide a non-judgmental environment ...
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Hosted by Jessica Torgovnik
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10010
The prolonged grief that comes from watching a loved one battle chronic illness is a unique struggle and often exists without many spaces to talk about it. This group is meant to hold that space and provide a non-judgmental environment ...
(332) 239-7993 View (332) 239-7993
The Art of Grief: A Guided Journey for Widows
This program is for you if your person died. We will use expressive arts (writing, drawing, soulcollage(R)) to travel more compassionately and creatively with grief. SoulCollage(R) is an expressive arts modality using collage to image the many parts of yourself. ...
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Hosted by Linda Shanti McCabe
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14604
This program is for you if your person died. We will use expressive arts (writing, drawing, soulcollage(R)) to travel more compassionately and creatively with grief. SoulCollage(R) is an expressive arts modality using collage to image the many parts of yourself. ...
(415) 413-3940 View (415) 413-3940
Loss and Bereavement
These groups are for widows and widowers, parents who have lost children, adult children who have lost parents, friends who have lost friends and people who have lost animal companions. They are intended to provide a space for grief, the ...
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Hosted by Grief Counseling - Healing from Loss is Possible
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
These groups are for widows and widowers, parents who have lost children, adult children who have lost parents, friends who have lost friends and people who have lost animal companions. They are intended to provide a space for grief, the ...
(516) 318-1970 View (516) 318-1970
Virtual Grief Support Group for Parental Loss
The journey of grief can bring on an array of confusing emotions that are painful and unpredictable. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is not only extremely difficult, but it can also feel very isolating. It’s a pain ...
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Hosted by Jeff Schill
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10017
The journey of grief can bring on an array of confusing emotions that are painful and unpredictable. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is not only extremely difficult, but it can also feel very isolating. It’s a pain ...
(646) 450-3064 View (646) 450-3064
Finding Hope Together: Grief and Loss Support
Grief is a journey, and we're here to help you along the way. Join our grief and loss therapy group and connect with others who understand. Together, we'll navigate the challenges of loss and find strength in community and connection. ...
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Hosted by Olivia Geary
MHC-P
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kenmore, NY 14217
Grief is a journey, and we're here to help you along the way. Join our grief and loss therapy group and connect with others who understand. Together, we'll navigate the challenges of loss and find strength in community and connection. ...
(716) 217-0010 View (716) 217-0010
Grief & Loss/Death & Dying
A 10 week online group to support individuals in coping with loss. Gain education on the stages of grief and explore use of psychodrama, music therapy, & narrative therapy to process your loss. Group is offered via zoom and is ...
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Hosted by Cody Bowser
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Baldwinsville, NY 13027
A 10 week online group to support individuals in coping with loss. Gain education on the stages of grief and explore use of psychodrama, music therapy, & narrative therapy to process your loss. Group is offered via zoom and is ...
(315) 302-1225 View (315) 302-1225
Scarzafava SOL Center
Bereavement support groups to offer a sacred supportive presence and space to honor your grief. Specially Trained & Experienced Clinician facilitates this group. A Safe and Supportive space to address your grieving process. Learn new coping mechanisms & grief education ...
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Hosted by Bernadette Winters Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oneonta, NY 13820
Bereavement support groups to offer a sacred supportive presence and space to honor your grief. Specially Trained & Experienced Clinician facilitates this group. A Safe and Supportive space to address your grieving process. Learn new coping mechanisms & grief education ...
(607) 327-4134 View (607) 327-4134
The Narrative--A therapy group for women
The stories about ourselves-those told to us and those we tell ourselves- comprise a narrative that can define who we are. Often that narrative was constructed by family, friends, the larger world, and may not fit. The group provides a ...
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Hosted by Claudia Forest
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, TRE
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kingston, NY 12401
The stories about ourselves-those told to us and those we tell ourselves- comprise a narrative that can define who we are. Often that narrative was constructed by family, friends, the larger world, and may not fit. The group provides a ...
(914) 745-6853 View (914) 745-6853


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.