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Loving What is Mortal: A Bereavement Group for Adults (Kingston)

Elise Lark, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C | Published on 2/24/2024

Leader: Elise Lark, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C 

Contact Info: Contact Elise at or (845) 204-4450.

Cost: $300** for series of six 90-minute sessions; self-pay (no insurance), to be paid in full in advance or in 2 installments. **Need-based scholarship available; please inquire.

Location: The Creative Art Therapy Studio, 635 Broadway, Second flr., Kingston (*Wearing a mask is optional.). Note: the building is not ADA accessible.

Target Clients: Adults adapting to life following a death who wish to feel less isolated and more connected to others.

Group Description:
 When we make space for our grief, we make space for our lives, and for new life to emerge. Grief, as a spiritual change agent, works on—and for—us. It awakens and unearths disenfranchised loss and parts of oneself; realigns and redirects our inner compass; and tenderizes and restores the heart to its natural state of openness and wonder. The group emphasis is on experiential processes including dialogue, guided meditation, poetry, reflective reading/writing, and more. Optimally, the group serves as an adjunct to individual therapy. Participants are asked to commit to attending the full six-session series. 

When the Group Meets: Alternating Mondays, starting April 1, 2024. Time: TBD based on registrant consensus: 4 to 5:30, 5 to 6:30, or 5:30 to 7 pm. Dates: April 1, 15, 29; May 6, 20; & June 3.