Grief Support Groups in Mercer County, NJ

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Grief Art Therapy
GRIEF GROUP RETURNING THIS SPRING! Spring 2022 Session Enrolling Now! The Grief Art Therapy group is a 6-week group facilitated spring & fall. The group focuses on the individual's experience and journey through grief and loss. There are 4 weeks ...
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Hosted by Creative Arts Therapies Services, LLC
ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pennington, NJ 08534
GRIEF GROUP RETURNING THIS SPRING! Spring 2022 Session Enrolling Now! The Grief Art Therapy group is a 6-week group facilitated spring & fall. The group focuses on the individual's experience and journey through grief and loss. There are 4 weeks ...
(609) 336-4003 View (609) 336-4003
Child Loss Bereavement Group
This group is specifically being offered for those who have experienced the death of a child, whether in childhood years or as an adult. The group will be held virtually at this time due to the ongoing pandemic. The purpose ...
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Hosted by Diane Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Ewing, NJ 08628
This group is specifically being offered for those who have experienced the death of a child, whether in childhood years or as an adult. The group will be held virtually at this time due to the ongoing pandemic. The purpose ...
(908) 948-8033 View (908) 948-8033
Women in Transition
Women deal with loss at various times in their lives. Divorce, death, teenagers leaving home, menopause.This group is designed for women who are transitioning. The group will begin on January 18 at 6pm and run for eight weeks.
Photo of Wendy Miriam Lafollette Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mercer County, NJ
Hosted by Wendy Miriam Lafollette Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, PsyAnal
Verified
Group meets in Princeton, NJ 08540
Women deal with loss at various times in their lives. Divorce, death, teenagers leaving home, menopause.This group is designed for women who are transitioning. The group will begin on January 18 at 6pm and run for eight weeks.
(609) 964-4952 View (609) 964-4952
Grief and Loss
This women's group meets once a week to discuss issues during times of grief and loss. Through open discussion in an intimate setting this small group shares the challenges faced inevitably by loss. I facilitate by creating a safe space ...
Photo of Wendy Miriam Lafollette Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mercer County, NJ
Hosted by Wendy Miriam Lafollette Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, PsyAnal
Verified
Group meets in Princeton, NJ 08540
This women's group meets once a week to discuss issues during times of grief and loss. Through open discussion in an intimate setting this small group shares the challenges faced inevitably by loss. I facilitate by creating a safe space ...
(609) 964-4952 View (609) 964-4952
Teen and Women Empowerment Group
We will be running various groups in the fall to support girls and women facing various emotional challenges and to support individuals dealing with the loss of a love one.
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Hosted by Cledicianne Dorvil
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Hamilton, NJ 08610
We will be running various groups in the fall to support girls and women facing various emotional challenges and to support individuals dealing with the loss of a love one.
(609) 642-1475 View (609) 642-1475
Chronic Illness Support Group
Weekly virtual process group for individuals living with chronic medical illnesses. Now accepting new group members!
Photo of Dr. Rebecca Boswell, Psychologist in Mercer County, NJ
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Boswell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Princeton, NJ 08542
Weekly virtual process group for individuals living with chronic medical illnesses. Now accepting new group members!
(609) 236-7293 View (609) 236-7293

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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.