Grief Support Groups in Seattle, WA

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Experiencing a Traumatic Death of a Loved One
Photo of Jeanne M Reina, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Jeanne M Reina
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98118
(425) 903-3193 View (425) 903-3193
Going Deeper: A four-week guided book club
This is a 4-week guided book club for fellow seekers and grievers to gather and dive more deeply into the text of a selected author. Together we'll explore the themes and insights presented in the text. Please visit my website ...
Photo of Jessica Bowen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Jessica Bowen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ACHt
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98109
This is a 4-week guided book club for fellow seekers and grievers to gather and dive more deeply into the text of a selected author. Together we'll explore the themes and insights presented in the text. Please visit my website ...
(206) 384-4549 View (206) 384-4549
Adult Grief/loss Now open for registration
This is a 4 week guided bereavement group. Support groups bring together people facing similar issues. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same situation. A group can help you cope better ...
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Hosted by Seattle Grief Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98109
This is a 4 week guided bereavement group. Support groups bring together people facing similar issues. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same situation. A group can help you cope better ...
(206) 202-0823 View (206) 202-0823
Adult psychotherapy group
This is a confidential ongoing support group for men and women who are undergoing relationship problems, difficult transitions, grief, or trauma. The group is held once a week with a maximum of 10 people per group.
Photo of Catherine Wetzel Larkin, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Catherine Wetzel Larkin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98117
This is a confidential ongoing support group for men and women who are undergoing relationship problems, difficult transitions, grief, or trauma. The group is held once a week with a maximum of 10 people per group.
(206) 347-8425 View (206) 347-8425
Men's Group Therapy
This will be an open group, meaning that there will be space for men to join as we go. Application and interview are required prior to joining. We will begin with grounding, a short teaching and spend the vast majority ...
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Hosted by Kyle Petricek
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
This will be an open group, meaning that there will be space for men to join as we go. Application and interview are required prior to joining. We will begin with grounding, a short teaching and spend the vast majority ...
(206) 752-5241 View (206) 752-5241
Seattle Young Widows Support Group (in-person)
Young widowhood can be lonely and isolating. Once-close relationships don't seem to 'fit' anymore and no one seems to really understand what you are going through. If you are 55 and under, you've lost your partner within the last 18 ...
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Hosted by Dr. Jill Gross
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
Young widowhood can be lonely and isolating. Once-close relationships don't seem to 'fit' anymore and no one seems to really understand what you are going through. If you are 55 and under, you've lost your partner within the last 18 ...
(206) 647-6432 View (206) 647-6432
Grief and Loss Men's Group
This group is designed for men working through difficult times in their lives, with a particular focus on grief and loss. Together, we explore issues of grief and loss in the context of masculinity and what it means to be ...
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Hosted by Cascades Wellness Center
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
This group is designed for men working through difficult times in their lives, with a particular focus on grief and loss. Together, we explore issues of grief and loss in the context of masculinity and what it means to be ...
(206) 258-7498 View (206) 258-7498
Good Grief: A Creative-Arts Grief and Loss Group
This group is a healing space for all types of loss to share and process your grief. Facilitated by Virg Augoustatos, MA, LMHCA, the group will co-create communal and personal strategies for being with your grief. Drawing from the creative ...
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Hosted by Virg Augoustatos
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98104
This group is a healing space for all types of loss to share and process your grief. Facilitated by Virg Augoustatos, MA, LMHCA, the group will co-create communal and personal strategies for being with your grief. Drawing from the creative ...
(206) 495-0305 View (206) 495-0305
Grieving With Words Grief Group- A 30-day Group
Each day, the group will receive a writing prompt about the grief journey. The prompts are not intended to be a replacement for therapy, but instead, they are designed to invite group sharing about the experience of grief. Each group ...
Photo of Greg Malone Trained Lifespan Integration Therapist, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Greg Malone Trained Lifespan Integration Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv, BCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98107
Each day, the group will receive a writing prompt about the grief journey. The prompts are not intended to be a replacement for therapy, but instead, they are designed to invite group sharing about the experience of grief. Each group ...
(206) 590-3351 View (206) 590-3351
Young Adult Caregiver Support Group
The caregiver support group is offered by Cancer Lifeline and open to young adults caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis. Join with others who understand the ups and the downs of caregiving to share ideas, resources and challenges. Through ...
Photo of Courtney Zier, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Courtney Zier
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
The caregiver support group is offered by Cancer Lifeline and open to young adults caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis. Join with others who understand the ups and the downs of caregiving to share ideas, resources and challenges. Through ...
(206) 203-4962 View (206) 203-4962
6-Week Grief Tending Circle (Weds) - Starts May 8
For details, please visit: www.northwestgrieftending .com. In this 6-week series, we welcome all forms of grief including from losses, change and transitions, wounding from our past, sorrows for our world (planetary, societal, racial, cultural), loss of village and belonging, ancestral ...
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Hosted by Siena Tenisci
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
For details, please visit: www.northwestgrieftending .com. In this 6-week series, we welcome all forms of grief including from losses, change and transitions, wounding from our past, sorrows for our world (planetary, societal, racial, cultural), loss of village and belonging, ancestral ...
(206) 672-0814 View (206) 672-0814
Grief Retreat - April 13-14
For details, please visit: https://northwestgrieften ding.com. We welcome all forms of grief including from losses, change and transitions, pain and wounding from our past, sorrows for our world (planetary, societal, racial, cultural), loss of village and belonging, ancestral grief, and ...
Photo of Siena Tenisci, Pre-Licensed Professional in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Siena Tenisci
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
For details, please visit: https://northwestgrieften ding.com. We welcome all forms of grief including from losses, change and transitions, pain and wounding from our past, sorrows for our world (planetary, societal, racial, cultural), loss of village and belonging, ancestral grief, and ...
(206) 672-0814 View (206) 672-0814
psychodrama groups ( total of 4 ongoing groups)
psychodrama is a combination of theater and therapy. This group provides a nurturing and creative space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn old patterns and behaviors using ...
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Hosted by Carolyn Elizabeth Skolnick
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98115
psychodrama is a combination of theater and therapy. This group provides a nurturing and creative space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn old patterns and behaviors using ...
(206) 966-6272 View (206) 966-6272
Healing Circle for BIPOC and BIPOC Immigrant Folks
Starting April 2nd, I will offer a 5-week VIRTUAL support group for BIPOC and BIPOC immigrant folks of all genders to gather & build beloved community to sustainably navigate the world. We will make room for our 1000 sorrows and ...
Photo of Gitika Talwar, Psychologist in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Gitika Talwar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98104
Starting April 2nd, I will offer a 5-week VIRTUAL support group for BIPOC and BIPOC immigrant folks of all genders to gather & build beloved community to sustainably navigate the world. We will make room for our 1000 sorrows and ...
(509) 207-1269 View (509) 207-1269
Men's Grief Group
Grief often takes a backseat for men. It comes in many forms such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, loss of a relationship, loss of a job, or a major transition. In this group we will meet ...
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Hosted by Thomas K Brown
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
Grief often takes a backseat for men. It comes in many forms such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, loss of a relationship, loss of a job, or a major transition. In this group we will meet ...
(206) 339-3844 View (206) 339-3844
Gay & Gray
A support group for gay men 50+
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Hosted by Christopher Skaggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98144
A support group for gay men 50+
(206) 594-2362 View (206) 594-2362
Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts - Seattle
This group focuses on those in relationship with someone who has betrayed their trust. This is a non-denominational group: all are welcome. Group sessions assist partners and spouses to release obsessions and anxieties. Whether members choose to remain in or ...
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Hosted by Amy Bloom LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT, CMAT, CCBRT-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98109
This group focuses on those in relationship with someone who has betrayed their trust. This is a non-denominational group: all are welcome. Group sessions assist partners and spouses to release obsessions and anxieties. Whether members choose to remain in or ...
(425) 600-1339 View (425) 600-1339
Divorce Support Group-begins April 15th
DIVORCE IS COMPLEX, ISN'T IT? IF YOU'RE CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE OR NEED HELP FINDING A WAY THROUGH, YOU'VE FOUND A PLACE. We will be offering grief support, guidance around complex loss, navigating the unknown, and self-care/resiliency practices. Beginning ...
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Hosted by Greenlake Wellness Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
DIVORCE IS COMPLEX, ISN'T IT? IF YOU'RE CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE OR NEED HELP FINDING A WAY THROUGH, YOU'VE FOUND A PLACE. We will be offering grief support, guidance around complex loss, navigating the unknown, and self-care/resiliency practices. Beginning ...
(206) 981-5051 View (206) 981-5051
Art Therapy for Chronic Illness
A virtual drop-in Art Therapy group. Open to anyone impacted with chronic illness. Topics vary weekly but may include: identity, grief/loss, medical trauma, nervous system regulation, mindfulness, existentialism, and stress reduction. Art making is an integral part to each group, ...
Photo of Spira Counseling, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Spira Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98125
A virtual drop-in Art Therapy group. Open to anyone impacted with chronic illness. Topics vary weekly but may include: identity, grief/loss, medical trauma, nervous system regulation, mindfulness, existentialism, and stress reduction. Art making is an integral part to each group, ...
(206) 426-0374 View (206) 426-0374
Men’s Process Group
This will be an open group, meaning that there will be space for men to join as we go. Application and interview are required prior to joining. We will begin with grounding, a short teaching and spend the vast majority ...
Photo of Bobby Martin, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Seattle, WA
Hosted by Bobby Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
This will be an open group, meaning that there will be space for men to join as we go. Application and interview are required prior to joining. We will begin with grounding, a short teaching and spend the vast majority ...
(206) 339-6835 View (206) 339-6835

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.