Therapeutic Services

The Grief Club of Minnesota seeks to ensure that grieving children, teens, and their families have the preventive programs and individual services necessary to heal and process their grief in healthy ways all in one location and at no cost to the participants.

Grieving and healing is a process and a lifelong journey.

There are many documented benefits to grief counseling, such as a positive impact on relationships, developing a continued bond with the loved one who has died, reductions in distressing emotions, feeling validated and understood, and changed behaviors. Thinking about and discussing one’s personal grief experience can be challenging. It is important to understand that processing all emotions, even the difficult ones, is an integral part in the process of healing and finding hope.

Individual Counseling
Our philosophy in working individually with clients of all ages is to understand, respect, and support them where they are on their journey. We strive to help them understand and make sense of the multitude of changing emotions they may be experiencing. We recognize that children and teens grieve developmentally and, therefore, we utilize multiple modalities of grief interventions, such as verbal, art and play.
Family Counseling
The death of a family member or close loved one affects the balance of the family system. Each person reacts, processes, and copes in their own unique way. Our goal is for families to share, listen, learn, and heal. We are committed to supporting the family members as they reorganize their roles and help them navigate the process of developing a new-normal.
Peer Grief Support Groups
Grief support groups at The Grief Club utilize a community-based peer support model, and are a safe place for children, teens, young adults, and their families to find hope and connection. Using a philosophy of whole-family care, the groups are intentionally designed to equip individuals and families with coping strategies and communication skills to heal together, while also having the opportunity to normalize feelings and experiences with their peers. All grief support groups are offered at no cost, and the clinical care is provided by licensed mental health professionals. Support Groups Summary
Trauma & Crisis Response
The Grief Club of Minnesota’s licensed mental health professionals and Certified Field Traumatologists can assist at schools, and various community locations to help individuals and groups in crisis cope with immediate stressors. The counselors are skilled at providing leadership, debriefing sessions and coordination of a meaningful response to those impacted by the crisis and traumatic event.

Additional services that we offer: legacy preparation and educational presentations

Our family grief support counseling sessions have been so valuable and important as it is really the only time our family talks together about how we are all feeling since the death of my wife, the kids mom. Their mom wanted our kids to find someone and some place where we could all heal together. I am so relieved that our family has The Grief Club. Our counselor has a unique, almost magical way of making each of us feel comfortable and open up about how we are doing during this difficult time.

Tim, widow & parent of grieving children