High Point University’s Willed Body Program understands that after the death of a loved one, each new day can present itself with different struggles.
Willed Body Program Intern Kaia Ronquillo has carefully put together the following information to assist you and your loved ones on the difficult path of grief.
Please know that you are not alone, and others have gone through similar feelings and emotions after their loss. Although we can never begin to understand your pain, we want you to know that we are here to help in any way we can. If you have any questions or need other resources, please do not hesitate to call us at 336-841-LIFE (5433).
Grief is the deep sorrow of losing someone or something you care deeply for. There are multiple types of grief, including Normal Grief, Anticipatory Grief, Delayed Grief, Cumulative Grief, Masked Grief, and Traumatic Grief.
No matter the type of grief, it can affect your life in several ways, including but not limited to loss/gain of an appetite, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, absent-mindedness, misplaced anger, and many other physical, mental, and emotional reactions.
Going to group therapy sessions or individual therapy sessions for grief can help you determine how you are grieving and offer you the support you need while going through this new chapter of your life.
Click on the link below to learn more about the types of grief and ways they can present.
Hospice of the Piedmont
(Group and Individual)
1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC
They offer grief counseling one-on-one with both children and adults. They help the person overcome the first steps in grief, whether that is a linear process or one where the person repeats steps such as denial and bargaining. Hospice of the Piedmont also provides group grief sessions where things can be discussed as a group, such as stories and feelings with others.
1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC
Support groups that meet weekly in High Point Churches
Meets weekly for 13 weeks and then restart the 13-week session for new individuals. These groups offer a safe location for those who need assistance with their grief process and are uncomfortable or do not have the means to go to a one-on-one therapist about their process.
Community Bible Church
4125 Johnson Street, High Point
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
The leader of this support group is Shannon Tuttle, her contact is 336-423-4996. The cost to attend these meetings is $15.00 which also includes the workbook you will receive to journal and understand the grief process.
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Rev. Clark Chilton, Associate Pastor, is the leader of the Wesley support group. The cost of attendance is 10 dollars, and that also includes the workbook. They meet in person in room D203. They have two trained hospice grief counselors working on staff to help with any additional needs.
Hayworth Wesleyan Church
1696 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC
Mondays at 10:00 am
The cost of these sessions does not cost anything, but you may pay $20.00 for the workbook, it is recommended but not necessary. The best way to get in touch with Brenda Carter is 336-454-4563. If you cannot reach her, you may call her husband, Ray Carter at (336) 991-6280.
3300 Battleground Ave, Suite 220, Greensboro, NC
This site offers some background on grief and the different types that can occur, such as loss, grief, mourning, and bereavement, and the differences between each. They explain that grief and mourning do go hand in hand and that you need to care for both to move forward on your path. They offer an array of options for different types of therapy, as well as grief therapy and online sessions, but they do not offer group sessions. Their contact information is (336) 455-7696.
Support groups that meet weekly in Greensboro Churches
Meets weekly for 13 weeks and then restart the 113-week session for new individuals.
All the support groups below are located in safe places, whether they are at a church or online, to allow the person to be vulnerable with those who are accepting and may be able to offer aid and/or advice to those who are grieving.
505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
The cost of this group therapy session is $20.00, and there are scholarships available to help with that payment. The support group meets in person at S-104 Park in Lot C. Enter the building through the main entrance. If the group is full, they are happy to put someone on a waitlist. New sessions begin after November 8th. You can contact Tracy Helms at 336-543-4932.
Love and Faith Christian Fellowship
4344 Blackberry Road, Greensboro, NC
Meeting online Tuesdays at 6:30 -8:30 pm
Brenda Burns runs this online grief group therapy every Tuesday. The sessions are free and you may retake certain sessions or retake the entire 13-week course. The only thing that is required for this group is the workbook, and you may purchase those via a link on their website. You may contact them over the phone at 336-632-0205.
Gospel Baptist Church
5945 N Church St. Greensboro, NC
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Ron & Dianne Crum offer their services at Gospel Baptist Church in Room 205. The sessions cost $20.00 and include the workbook that you will need. This group also allows for mental health scholarships to be used to help pay for the sessions. They restart the 13-week session in January. You may contact them at 336-644-1932.
Parent Loss Grief Support Group and Education
This support group focuses on the loss of a parent. It is a 6-week course that costs $75.00 persession and it is recommended that people go to all 6 sessions. The leader of this group is Tammy Weitzman and her contact information is (704) 327-0720.
Virtual Young Adult Grief Group
Tuesday at 5:00 pm
This is a virtual group counseling appointment for young adults, ages 20-40. The meeting dates after the 6-week period change for this support group. The 6-week course costs up to $370.
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Meets weekly for 13 weeks and then restarts the 13-week session for new individuals. There is no cost for the sessions and the workbook is included. James P Beery is the Grief Share leader, and you can contact him at704-968-8201.
8406 Six Ford Road, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC
16 W. Martin Street, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC
300 Highwoods Blvd, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC
Thriveworks offers a multitude of options for grief counseling such as death, loss, moving, and chronic health issues. Each session can cost roughly $99.00 but insurance can help with the cost. They do not offer group sessions.
The Shore Grief Center
12509 Shallowford Dr. Raleigh NC
Offers multiple options for those grieving, such as survivors of suicide groups, child grief support groups as well as adult grief groups. While the location of the main building is The Shore Grief Center, the groups meet in different locations at different times.
Hope Stephens (Anchor Family Therapy)
Hope Stephens specializes in grief, anxiety, and depression. She discusses how all of these are intertwined and how each can differ from person to person. She works with all age groups as well as people with other mental health factors that may affect the grief process.
Carolina Caring has multiple locations as well as multiple online groups and a group that meets for coffee or bingo instead of the classic group sessions for those who may feel more comfortable in a different setting.
Their locations are
Carolina Caring – 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658
Carolina Caring – 301 East Centerview Street, China Grove, NC 28023
Hickory Bread Cafe located at 1756 Catawba Valley Blvd. SE in Hickory, NC.
A Place for Grief
A place for grief offers holistic, traditional or nontraditional grief therapy. They offer in person and online therapy for individuals, couples and families that are learning how to cope with grief and the effects of grief.
Place of peace
Place of peace is located in Wilmington NC and focuses on multiple types of therapy and therapy options. They offer online and in-person therapy. Place of peace can focus on grief or multiple factors that go into grief itself such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Their web address is
5015 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC
313 Walnut Street, Wilmington, NC
Trellis is a palliative, hospice, and family support center that also offers multiple types of grief and support therapy. They offer online and in-person group therapies for elders, children, and teens,as well as adults. Trellis offers traditional group therapies as well as art and travel therapies and guided meditation therapies. They have multiple locations which include Winston-Salem, Mocksville, Walnut Cove, and Salisbury NC.
A ministry of Church Initiative that offers group sessions so you do not have to walk alone through one of life’s most difficult experiences. To find a group near you, please click here. They also offer “A Season of Grief” 365 daily emails that provide encouragement and reminders of the recovery process.
Better Help and Cerebral
Both platforms offers online video therapy for those that cannot attend in-person therapy and use advanced apps on your mobile devices to make therapy more accessible. These sites are affordable, take insurance, and you are set up with a therapist that fits your mental, emotional, and physical lifestyle.