Bereavement (Grief) and Remembering Group - online (by video)


When a loved one dies, we often feel we have lost an important relationship.

In this group, we will remember and share stories of a deceased loved one and re-connect with what that person and relationship still means to us.

We will do this through journaling and discussion, as well as developing practices, that help us incorporate the memories of that person into our life.

A free 15-minute video consult is provided to all prospective group members, to discuss the group and any questions you may have.

If you choose to participate in the group, a 45-50-minute initial video intake is required.

Insurances Accepted: Aetna and Optum plans (which include Mass. General Brigham, UnitedHealthcare, GEHA, UMR, and Surest). Aetna and Optum plans through MassHealth and Medicare are unfortunately not accepted.

Note: Clients with a PPO plan through another insurance company (not Aetna or Optum) can receive superbill receipts only at the $90 per session rate. These superbill receipts can be submitted to your insurance company to request reimbursement toward the out-of-network group costs you have paid. Your plan benefits will determine the reimbursement amount, and whether or not your deductible must be met before receiving reimbursement.

Group Therapist

Eric Eid-Reiner is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Greater Boston who sees clients throughout Massachusetts by video. His specialties include bereavement, substance use, LGBTQ+ identity, impacts of oppression, and people who have experienced domestic violence. Eric also often works with clients seeking support around depression, anxiety, isolation, trauma, and a variety of life transitions and stressors.

Eric has participated in advanced narrative therapy training in the U.S. and Canada. Narrative therapy is a collaborative, non-blaming approach that sees clients as capable and resourceful. A narrative approach to therapy pays particular attention to the ways that clients make meaning out of events in their lives. Themes that lead Eric’s clients to therapy can include feeling stuck, burned out, incompetent, like a failure, or not being enough in some way. Conversations in therapy can help alternative, more compassionate understandings develop – and support clients in leading lives that align with their hopes and preferences.

Before opening his practice, Eric was a social worker at a public high school for several years. Prior to that, he was a therapist at a community mental health clinic for four years, where he enjoyed working with people of all ages seeking therapy for a wide variety of concerns. His training included individual and group work with clients at Fenway Health in Boston, a large community health center that is focused on providing care for LGBTQ+ people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community.

Eric offers a free 15-minute video consultation with every client. Therapy sessions are 50-55 minutes. (Upon request, longer sessions are also available.)

Eric Eid-Reiner

Eric Eid-Reiner is a therapist in Massachusetts specializing in loss, grief, and bereavement, substance abuse, depression, stress management, gender identity & transgender health, and LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics.

Mondays, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Massachusetts (Online)

Sliding scale of $30/60/90 per group (individual intake sliding scale of $60/120/180) -- or Aetna & Optum insurance accepted