Grief Support Groups in Portland, OR

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Grief Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
"I am starting another Grief Support Group for adults age 18 and over who are grieving the death in the last 5 years. 8 week support group in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Facilitated by Tara Palansky LMFT, LPCC. ..."
(503) 907-9900 
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Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
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Teen Grief Group: Parent Loss, Long-Term Illness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Connect with others who get it: Curated specifically for teens who have lost a parent from a long term illness. Facilitated by a down-to-earth licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief to allow safe and comfortable processing, not just a ..."
(503) 743-7268 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Grief Alchemy
MA
"A daylong experiential workshop offered several times a year. Through community gathering, sacred ritual and embodied movement Anat takes you on a musical journey uniquely designed to evoke and discover the multifaceted layers of grief , loss and connectedness. Come honor ..."
(503) 822-6532 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
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Humans Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified
"A life-changing experience is happening for us collectively. As we continue to walk through transformations & shifts, authentic connection is necessary. In Humans Healing, we will discuss stories of grief & loss , death & dying, and life & rebirth while ..."
(503) 738-1633 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Teen Grief Group: Parent Loss, Sudden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Connect with others who get it: Curated specifically for teens who have lost a parent suddenly (singular medical event, suicide, accident, etc). Facilitated by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief to allow safe and comfortable processing, not just ..."
(503) 743-7268 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Womb Liberation
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified
"Healing the Root of collective suffering begins in the creation of harmony and balance within our sacred wombs. Womb Liberation offers therapeutic support for moving through ancestral healing and sexual trauma recovery, such as incest, rape, and sexual violence. This ..."
(503) 738-1633 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Traumatic Loss Grief Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We offer a 10-week traumatic/violent loss bereavement group, designed to address traumatic grief responses, for individuals who have lost a loved one to a sudden, unexpected, traumatic death , such as suicide, homicide, or fatal accident. The group is sponsored by ..."
(503) 444-8768 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97223
Waitlist for new clients
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Mid Day Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Mindfulness based treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress reduction for adults of all ages. This small group is in a very comfortable and friendly setting conducive to building skills that improve mood, overall health and wellbeing, and extend those in ..."
(503) 444-8649 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97203
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Addiction
Counselor, QMHPC, CADClll
Verified
"This group is for BIPOC men seeking outpatient treat,emnt for substance or co-occuriing disorders. "
(503) 210-9793 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97217
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Ritualized Grief Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Starting January 2022: This IN PERSON group is for adults (18 and up) of all genders who desire a safe container to process grief & loss from the personal and collective impacts of Covid-19. Based on Francis Weller's book, "The ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Touched by Adoption- for Adults adopted as Childre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is for men and women: * Who were adopted * Who may not have started the "search" * Are considering a search * Those who have been through their search for parents and birth families * Those who ..."
(971) 236-5012 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Surviving Divorce Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LLC
Verified
"Divorce can be an incredibly painful and isolating ordeal that others simply don't understand. This group aims to provide a safe space to be heard, heal, and grow. Please call me for more information. "
(503) 406-3068 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Suicide Bereavement Support Northwest
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
"Losing a loved one to suicide is likely one of the most difficult things we will ever experience. We may be left feeling isolated and asking difficult questions about our loved one's choice. You are not alone in your grief . ..."
(503) 468-4629 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97212
Waitlist for new clients

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Photo of Tara Palansky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Grief Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
"I am starting another Grief Support Group for adults age 18 and over who are grieving the death in the last 5 years. 8 week support group in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Facilitated by Tara Palansky LMFT, LPCC. ..."
(503) 907-9900 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Maren Corbly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Teen Grief Group: Parent Loss, Long-Term Illness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Connect with others who get it: Curated specifically for teens who have lost a parent from a long term illness. Facilitated by a down-to-earth licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief to allow safe and comfortable processing, not just a ..."
(503) 743-7268 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
Photo of Anat Luce LeBlanc in Portland, OR
Grief Alchemy
MA
"A daylong experiential workshop offered several times a year. Through community gathering, sacred ritual and embodied movement Anat takes you on a musical journey uniquely designed to evoke and discover the multifaceted layers of grief , loss and connectedness. Come honor ..."
(503) 822-6532 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
Photo of Satya Gaia Grace, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Humans Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified
"A life-changing experience is happening for us collectively. As we continue to walk through transformations & shifts, authentic connection is necessary. In Humans Healing, we will discuss stories of grief & loss , death & dying, and life & rebirth while ..."
(503) 738-1633 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
Photo of Maren Corbly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Teen Grief Group: Parent Loss, Sudden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Connect with others who get it: Curated specifically for teens who have lost a parent suddenly (singular medical event, suicide, accident, etc). Facilitated by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief to allow safe and comfortable processing, not just ..."
(503) 743-7268 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
Photo of Satya Gaia Grace, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Womb Liberation
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified
"Healing the Root of collective suffering begins in the creation of harmony and balance within our sacred wombs. Womb Liberation offers therapeutic support for moving through ancestral healing and sexual trauma recovery, such as incest, rape, and sexual violence. This ..."
(503) 738-1633 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
Photo of Laurie A Burke, Psychologist in Portland, OR
Traumatic Loss Grief Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We offer a 10-week traumatic/violent loss bereavement group, designed to address traumatic grief responses, for individuals who have lost a loved one to a sudden, unexpected, traumatic death , such as suicide, homicide, or fatal accident. The group is sponsored by ..."
(503) 444-8768 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97223
Waitlist for new clients


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 Portland grief support group, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Portland.

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